Hi all, first post.
Been playing this game for just over a year now, and recently I've noticed a new, worrying trend. Low level PUG's appear to have developed higher-than-usual levels of ******-baggery over the last month. I mean things like a harbour elite level 4 group, where after the first quest the 2 leaders would not reveal the next quest they intended to do- no shares, no info, just half-arsed jokes and insults to the rest of the PUG. Or people setting up groups, then dropping group once you get outside the quest. The latest instance was a group of 5 people I joined who would not play the quest they had set up an lfm for since they were "all pikers" and wanted 1 player to do the level for them.
As much as there is a degree of humour in these antics, they are becoming the majority rather than the casual minority, from my experience in game.
I don't mind people not knowing quests. I don't mind failing quests. I don't mind inexperienced players. I do mind people who are simply online to waste other peoples time.
Just wondered how many people have experienced similar on Sarlona in over December? Oh, and by the way, not a whine- I am genuinely interested in wether this is becoming more normal behaviour. Regardless, if it continues to be my experience then I'll simply stop playing- this game is something I do for fun, not to be mucked about by miserable time-wasters. That's what middle-managers are for....!