Isn't the idea of having private channels to AVOID putting up lfm's?
Maybe we do it different on Argo....
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Much easier to put up a PVT LFM and let channels know then it is to invite friends individually from all over the place.
Most of these PVT LFM's are put up by a core group of friends that enjoy running together and are used to playing together.
The chat channels are a great pool of competent players to pull from and using the LFM tool is just how they are organized.
Honestly I did not expect people coming in defending this, seriously if its that important for you to use it by all means. Last night there were tons of "private" lfms up and It gave me a chuckle, then I remembered my guildie getting nasty tells for putting up Lfm's going "Private Korthos" and thought it was a little stupid to flame him for being funny.
I just think people who have valid reasons to do this dont realize how many noobs are using it to look cool. Seriously I swear every raid I saw up last night was private, friends only blah blah including raids like tempest spine. Now I get the epic ones those I didnt even blink at but VOD friends of such and such only was just chuckle worthy no need to get boxers in a twist anyone who knows me knows I call them as I see them and last night got silly to me.
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Lot's of private LFM's up as well as 'X guild run'. It's pretty useless to deny that these have gone way up recently. The most logical reason for them are the queen 2 groups one private one not and the reforming up after the flagging. Lots of those and there is a good reason for them. Some of the others have less compelling reasons, particularly the fake 'private' ones which really only mean inviting those that are known players. It's better to just say 'screening' or 'only accepting vets' and that way people at least know it's a viable LFM to click on instead of an actually full DQ raid or Von raid.
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Besides the Queen ones, I find the ones that say "Private" quite funny because they are mostly groups I would never join anyway--and I watch some of them sit there forever! They could just open up to everyone and be finished by the time their "Private" LFMS fill.
Who cares if some of the people aren't experienced--its a chance for people to really shine--to see some amazing playing from some amazing players. .. .Im thinking of an Abbot where a non healer raised people like 30 times( maybe even more). ..A Shroud where an FVS was last one left in part 5 and finished. . .a Shroud Elite with a Cleric and 2 casters left in part 4 and they finished it off. . .A VON 6 where someone DCs and comes back and rezes and stays alive and the whole party recovers. ..
As for the "Full" LFMS
With us it is because the star gets passed round alot while people are switching alts, as well as people who join and need to switch and have trouble spelling some of our names. .People being AFk when they are the ones who had been communicating with a person switching to a dif alt ( which im sure as you know EV6 and ADQ are major AFKfests), and also because we play with people who often don't speak English/Chinese as a first language--they can just look at the LFM and see someone there and know its the right one, or communicate with someone in group who does speak their language to let us know what is up, like"Im a noob, I forgot my end reward, will check Cleric" or "Sorry I made a mistake, I don't use Garth's Ultimate Raid Timer Spreadsheet and It looks like all 15 of my alts are on timer." or "My GF just came home now I can't play now because I am whipped, but my Guildie can come"
Last edited by moops; 05-24-2010 at 04:49 PM.
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