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    Default Really, Sarlona?

    So I get bored from time to time on Cannith, having multiple TR toons and great gear on relatively all my toons(with the exceptions being farming toons, bank toons, etc), and being the kind of person I am, leaving DDO entirely for another game isn't all that hard to do. I do play other MMO's but nothing really suites my fancy the way DDO does. In any case recently I tried the Sarlona server for sh*ts and giggles; figured I'd make a wizzie, stone him and cap him out with relative ease, then see what's up with the raid/end game scene out there. This all went off with out a hitch(I have yet to cap the toon, but it's in the process), the only problem is, that everytime I open the LFM I find myself repeatedly wishing for something to say to all these people who post up on it. Groups of people running quests way under their level asking for heals or DPS or something of the sort. Hardly any farming runs of good xp/min quests, a bucket load of wilderness farming runs(slayer/rare/ex). I mean come on, I'll forgive you for Orchard, the Minos is probably the only reason to ever run slayers on any wild area, but it's everywhere! It's like the server is full of people who would prefer to run content 5 levels under them than be presented with the challenge of running quests at level. And I don't even know what to think of people who max out slayers lol, it's like they keep themselves oblivious to the beautiful experience to be gained from certain places. I mean you can LITERALLY gain 100k from certain quests(Sane Asylum) through farming, MORE if the quest is filled with good optionals and you've kept a streak up(VoN3). But REALLY, REALLY, Sarlona? Do you really have nothing more to offer a bored player than people who probably have more trouble making it alive on the way TO the quest than they would piking at the start of it? And who knows, judging by what I've seen, even THAT might be a little hard for them lol. Anyway, I was just wondering, is there even a solid group of farmers out there on Sarlona? A nice group of people to run with regardless of the general lack of motivation im getting time after time by looking into the LFM tabs? Or should I just give up hope, and go off to the next server to try my luck? Just wondering, I mean this server(by the look of the amount of forum threads) looks to be fairly sizable, but if everyone here is fine with posting such sad things on their lfms... I suppose I should just stop there.

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    There's lots of people that like a challenge.

    Few of us post lfms.

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    Sorry, I failed my save against Wall of Text.

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    Sarlona is all about user channels.
    And many xp/minute TR people don't even advertise in those, they prefer to just solo or duo.

    Also, many of our guilds have been around forever, and people just group in those.
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    Default makes sense...

    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseMilk View Post
    There's lots of people that like a challenge.

    Few of us post lfms.
    Hmm, I suppose I've found the problem then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilindith View Post
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    Srry, had to make sure that only red names could reply to the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3ThirdFall3n View Post
    So I get bored from time to time on Cannith, having multiple TR toons and great gear on relatively all my toons(with the exceptions being farming toons, bank toons, etc), and being the kind of person I am, leaving DDO entirely for another game isn't all that hard to do. I do play other MMO's but nothing really suites my fancy the way DDO does. In any case recently I tried the Sarlona server for sh*ts and giggles; figured I'd make a wizzie, stone him and cap him out with relative ease, then see what's up with the raid/end game scene out there. This all went off with out a hitch(I have yet to cap the toon, but it's in the process), the only problem is, that everytime I open the LFM I find myself repeatedly wishing for something to say to all these people who post up on it. Groups of people running quests way under their level asking for heals or DPS or something of the sort. Hardly any farming runs of good xp/min quests, a bucket load of wilderness farming runs(slayer/rare/ex). I mean come on, I'll forgive you for Orchard, the Minos is probably the only reason to ever run slayers on any wild area, but it's everywhere! It's like the server is full of people who would prefer to run content 5 levels under them than be presented with the challenge of running quests at level. And I don't even know what to think of people who max out slayers lol, it's like they keep themselves oblivious to the beautiful experience to be gained from certain places. I mean you can LITERALLY gain 100k from certain quests(Sane Asylum) through farming, MORE if the quest is filled with good optionals and you've kept a streak up(VoN3). But REALLY, REALLY, Sarlona? Do you really have nothing more to offer a bored player than people who probably have more trouble making it alive on the way TO the quest than they would piking at the start of it? And who knows, judging by what I've seen, even THAT might be a little hard for them lol. Anyway, I was just wondering, is there even a solid group of farmers out there on Sarlona? A nice group of people to run with regardless of the general lack of motivation im getting time after time by looking into the LFM tabs? Or should I just give up hope, and go off to the next server to try my luck? Just wondering, I mean this server(by the look of the amount of forum threads) looks to be fairly sizable, but if everyone here is fine with posting such sad things on their lfms... I suppose I should just stop there.

    ^^
    I would say that your boredom has nothing to do with what server you are on, and more to do with how you are choosing to play the game

    Are you sure you are looking for a challenge? It sounds more like you are rushing through the game as fast as you can, in hopes of getting bored with it again.

    Here's something that is guaranteed to breath some new life into your game - share your wealth of knowledge with those who need it most.
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    (Combat): You were critically hit by Th3ThirdFall3n's Wall of Text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partydeluxe View Post
    (Combat): You were critically hit by Th3ThirdFall3n's Wall of Text.
    (Combat): You move on.
    If you periodically swap out your Heavy Fort item and swap it back in, you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phidius View Post
    I would say that your boredom has nothing to do with what server you are on, and more to do with how you are choosing to play the game

    Are you sure you are looking for a challenge? It sounds more like you are rushing through the game as fast as you can, in hopes of getting bored with it again.

    Here's something that is guaranteed to breath some new life into your game - share your wealth of knowledge with those who need it most.
    To the Red text: I'm not saying my playstyle has anything to do with the server, I'm saying the server seems pretty meager regardless.(Then again that problem and the way i see the server was solved/changed when informed of the player channels, so i suppose you can disregard that)

    To the Green: Wanting to cap out is another thing entirely than rushing the game. I prefer endgame, I prefer the slow but sure grind to better gear, and am in no form or fashion going to repeat the TR process on a server I have nothing on, I have Cannith and it's boredom to me for that

    To the Blue: Don't die in wild areas? I mean, that's literally like running through a casual dungeon and dying. Except you're trying to make it to a quest in most cases lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3ThirdFall3n View Post
    Srry, had to make sure that only red names could reply to the post.
    So, calling me trash? Well isn't that nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3ThirdFall3n View Post
    Hmm, I suppose I've found the problem then
    It's not at all a problem from this end.

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    You have to remember that the forum users don't represent the majority of players, at least not in Sarlona. And for us to still have all of those sorts of inefficient LFMs is a visible sign that we're still flooding with incoming newbies every single day, the very crowd certain veteran players avoid and neglect. Be thankful they're even around to ignorantly throw their money at Turbine. Instead of being a prick whining about how bored you are with your own server and how bad our server is, you could either help us out by training newcomers or forfeit your assumptions on a server you're partially oblivious about.

    Newbies aside, don't forget that experience gain has become so slap-in-the-face easy that, at least for a first and second life, even with -99% xp penalty you can still hit 20 without a problem. If you're running a first life hitting up Bravery Bonuses you will either be forced to run quests above level or skip them entirely due to XP Cap.

    I could continue on ranting but I'll just end by stating that in Sarlona, to each his own.

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    Twitter was invented for people like the OP. You can't post a wall of unreadable pointless text on twitter, it's just pointless.

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    Default Spacing is your friend!

    Wall of Text hurt, bad. Please fix.

    A lot of people on Sarlona (Myself included), as has been noted, like/tend to solo or duo when we're farming for xp. Otherwise, we tend to run with a channel or guildies.

    Most of the lfms on Sarlona are either people that are REALLY bored and need pugs for entertainment, are newer to the game and are actually looking for people to help them, or are people that are just so kind as to let you in the run because they know they could solo it anyhow. Slayers are common because they're easily pikeable ;D

    If you -know- someone on the server, it'll be much easier to drag them along to help you. Otherwise, have fun with the pugs, or soloing. Your choice.
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    Not a bad troll attempt, I give it a 6 out of 10 stars.


    If this is a recent move for you then you need to realize
    that since new content is out guild/channel people who
    do high end stuff are not using the LFM panel.

    If you've been on Sarlona for longer than the new content
    has been out, you need to realize that guild/channel people
    who do high end stuff are not using the LFM panel.

    The high end community is also pretty small, and many groups
    don't play with each other, causing a further "silo" effect.

    Learning Chinese couldn't hurt you either.


    Side note...

    While I often play alone, I rarely feel lonely or bored.

    Just something you might want to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobril View Post
    ...
    Side note...

    While I often play alone, I rarely feel lonely or bored.

    Just something you might want to consider.
    I don't consider playing with a sheep in your lap as "playing alone".
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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseMilk View Post
    There's lots of people that like a challenge.

    Few of us post lfms.
    Some would argue that posting a LFM and running with a PUG group is a challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3ThirdFall3n View Post
    So I get bored from time to time on Cannith, having multiple TR toons and great gear on relatively all my toons(with the exceptions being farming toons, bank toons, etc), and being the kind of person I am, leaving DDO entirely for another game isn't all that hard to do. I do play other MMO's but nothing really suites my fancy the way DDO does. In any case recently I tried the Sarlona server for sh*ts and giggles; figured I'd make a wizzie, stone him and cap him out with relative ease, then see what's up with the raid/end game scene out there. This all went off with out a hitch(I have yet to cap the toon, but it's in the process), the only problem is, that everytime I open the LFM I find myself repeatedly wishing for something to say to all these people who post up on it. Groups of people running quests way under their level asking for heals or DPS or something of the sort. Hardly any farming runs of good xp/min quests, a bucket load of wilderness farming runs(slayer/rare/ex). I mean come on, I'll forgive you for Orchard, the Minos is probably the only reason to ever run slayers on any wild area, but it's everywhere! It's like the server is full of people who would prefer to run content 5 levels under them than be presented with the challenge of running quests at level. And I don't even know what to think of people who max out slayers lol, it's like they keep themselves oblivious to the beautiful experience to be gained from certain places. I mean you can LITERALLY gain 100k from certain quests(Sane Asylum) through farming, MORE if the quest is filled with good optionals and you've kept a streak up(VoN3). But REALLY, REALLY, Sarlona? Do you really have nothing more to offer a bored player than people who probably have more trouble making it alive on the way TO the quest than they would piking at the start of it? And who knows, judging by what I've seen, even THAT might be a little hard for them lol. Anyway, I was just wondering, is there even a solid group of farmers out there on Sarlona? A nice group of people to run with regardless of the general lack of motivation im getting time after time by looking into the LFM tabs? Or should I just give up hope, and go off to the next server to try my luck? Just wondering, I mean this server(by the look of the amount of forum threads) looks to be fairly sizable, but if everyone here is fine with posting such sad things on their lfms... I suppose I should just stop there.

    ^^
    I honestly am confused by your impression of Sarlona, as practically none of it is in agreement with what I see it as. The vast majority of the players that I group with are all experienced veterans that know what they are doing and like to have a fun time, while those who are less experienced learn quickly; I never run anything other than PUGs, so this is not coming from someone that only quests with capable friends and guilders. There are some exceptions, but is this not always the case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3ThirdFall3n View Post
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