How can I not like the new LFG?
One of these days I’m sure it’s going to drop me into Old Kingdom and I will be sorely tempted to desert, but so far it’s been kind to me.
Yeah, we post recount into guild chat and snicker at the huntards and DKs that aren’t pulling 1k on boss fights.
But I personally have yet to be in a group where we couldn’t get through it.
In fact, I’ve had groups that stayed together and re-queued or just did the whole string of the new 5-mans.
We did have a wipe on the HoR – on wave 9 – so close!
But we picked it up just fine for the second attempt.
(Tangent: anyone else tempted to ask in vent if anyone wants to join them doing a heroic HoR run, pronouncing HoR as whore? Just me?)
There’s still some fine tuning for me to do in the runs, a couple buffs/debuffs that I don’t understand entirely, but I’m doing pretty well in there.
Don’t ask me how we’re doing in ICC.
Moving right along…
There are a few things I really like about this system.
- Not sitting on my ass because someone got locked.
You know how it is. Daily dungeon was Violet Hold. Log on a little late that day. Who’s up for the daily? Oh, everyone is locked already. Fuck me. Guess I can sit in LFG/trade for an hour.
- Not fiddle-fucking around in Dal.
Waiting for someone in trade to take you up on your offer of leet deeps. And then being rejected for Heroic Nexus because you don’t have a 5k gearscore.
- Not hemming and hawing about where to go.
We’re past the point of needing drops in these dungeons. This is all about the badges and the cash. Makes it hard sometimes to pick an instance. Where do you want to go to dinner? I dunno, where do you want to go? Let’s go get pizza. No, I don’t want pizza. Well where do you want to go then? I dunno… BAM! Gun’Drak! You’re going there and you’re going to like it!
- Not standing around /dancing in the instance waiting for everyone else to get their ass there.
This is especially bad in lower-level instances. Group gets made. No one moves towards the summoning stone. Everyone keeps fucking around across all the continents waiting for someone else to be the summon bitch. Now, party’s made? Presto! You’re all inside! First pull is happening with 60-90 seconds of the party forming.
So far, my groups have all had some decent folks. Maybe not the best DPS in the world (it’s probably hard for that fresh DK to squeeze anything out between me and the hunter duking it out for top spot – yes, I did get one functional hunter, a very good one even), but folks that are pleasant and seem to know what is generally going on.
I’ve been very lucky to either be bringing in my own tank or being blessed with a random tank that has a clue. I have yet to get a poor tank or healer.
If I join by my lonesome I do have to wait a minute or two, I’m just lowly, expendable, cheap as dirt DPS. But I’m not waiting long at all.
The only moment of confusion I’ve seen was the time we got into a group for heroic Forge of Souls.
I joined with our Holy pally and Dark/Soth. Soth signed up as both DPS and tank, and was ready in tank gear and spec.
There’s another pally and a hunter (or was it a shaman? meh).
Buff up. Soth has 45Kish HP I think… (he’ll correct me in the comments if I’m wrong)
OK, that was all my fault. I COMPLETELY forgot about the spell reflection and managed to 2-shot myself.
(In my defense, the buff icon is really tiny and I can’t always tell if the mob I’m targeting is the one with the big bubble around it when they are stacked. But I digress, I fucked up and died. I’m doing much better at remembering it now. I can be taught!)
Pally lays into me for ramping up too quickly and not assisting the tank.
I’m constantly refreshing my assist off the tank… (Not to mention, spell reflect is completely independent of aggro… but I’m digressing again.)
I assisted the guy with the most HP. Your 25k doesn’t look very tank-like to me.
Turns out the pally had also signed up as tank or DPS.
He claimed there was a little shield icon next to his name, indicating he was the tank.
No clue what he was talking about, my interface doesn’t show that.
But we all had a good laugh about it while I was being resurrected.
So, let’s hear it from you out there.
New LFG – good? bad? ugly? meh?
What’s the worst DPS you’ve seen? The best?
Any servers you want to give props to or call out for being lame?