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Quarks
10-24-2009, 09:13 PM
Okay, so, I read the thread that wants to nix the puzzles that require more than one person.
While I understand where the poster is coming from, I also agree with a number of poster who responded. I like these things, and I do think they add flavour.

So, here's the thought.
Can we have a warning whenever we are about to enter an adventure that requires a certain minimum of people if we are in a short-handed party?

Example:
Party of 3 comes up to VoN 5, upon entering a warning is displayed: "In order to complete this adventure you need to have 6 people in your party!"
It doesn't keep you from entering, but at least you're warned. (and yes, I know you only need 2 ppl in VoN 5, but that could be left to everyone to figure out on their own. If someone comes to a puzzle and thinks up a way to work it without the game's minimum suggestion, fine.)

I know that this could in a way be considered a spoiler, but on the other hand it really helps shorthanded groups not to waste time on stuff they cannot do. This not only goes for soloers but also for small groups.

Lyria
10-25-2009, 12:23 AM
Well, this sort of thing is already in place. It's in the quest log. "Recommended group: X or more players"

Now, most people just ignore this, since many quests can easily be run short-handed, or even solo'd, depending on player skill, build, gear, etc.

Just pointing out that they DO kind of let you know at least what they suggest as far as your group size goes. There's just no flashing neon sign saying "warning, warning, you cannot complete this quest without X number of people!"

uhgungawa
10-25-2009, 12:38 AM
Well, this sort of thing is already in place. It's in the quest log. "Recommended group: X or more players"

Now, most people just ignore this, since many quests can easily be run short-handed, or even solo'd, depending on player skill, build, gear, etc.

Just pointing out that they DO kind of let you know at least what they suggest as far as your group size goes. There's just no flashing neon sign saying "warning, warning, you cannot complete this quest without X number of people!"

Recommended group does not = minimum needed. But hell this is an MMO, if someone want a solo game, they should buy one. if they have the need to chat, get MSN, Yahoo, AOL, ICQ, whatever. :p