Just curious why so many people refuse to use the dungeon finder. I've seen people spamming LFG and Area for more than an hour looking for more people. Wouldn't you rather queue and go do quests, gather, pick your nose in another zone instead of spamming chat channels for an hour?
It seems you are just as likely to get noobs in either, I've had terrible groups that I joined through area chat and I've had awesome dungeon finder groups. So just curious why some are so against using the dungeon finder.
Because people are sitting in instance matching for hours as well. They are simply using every channel they have available to find a group.
Also, most people are doing the solo quests while trying to find a group too.
Don't know about the other people but my bf plays as a warrior tank and warriors can't queue as tanks int he dungeon finder yet. So yeah. :(
Some people look for groups in area as well as being queued in the instance dungeon finder. Whichever comes together first, I'm happy, Not everyone has the luxury of being a lancer with an instant queue.
Sometimes the dungeon finder does take a really long time to match you up with a group. You can usually tell it's going to be at the very least 30 minutes when it says 13 minutes and however many seconds, as it never seems to calculate beyond that, or accurately when its anything lengthy.
So that could be a reason why. It's also possible that people spamming LFG and area want to only play with those from their own server, as you can actually contact them again to do more instances or do anything else in game. I guess there's also they're not used to using a instance matcher, so they don't even attempt to use the tool like it's not even there.
Becouse dungeon finder is crap.
its way to slow, and as people have poitned out, it does not see warriors as tanks .. which slows down grouping even more becouse each group has to share al lthe lancers who que up.
If warriors were put up as tanks then the que would be a little faster ..but not by much as MANY warriors cant tank ..or dont want to tank.
The small minority that do tank are split into those that r good and those that rly should step away. Problem is if/when warriros r available on the dungeon finder as tanks, you will have people who dont like tanking ..cant tank ..or r just generaly crap ..queing as tanks just to get into a group faster.
All in all , the dungeon finder is one of those things that should not be in Tera, it may be in many other mmo's but as with all those other mmo's ,,it has fatal flaws.
Those being, but not limited to.
Slow queing for dps
Break up of community (specialy cross server dungeon finders)
Connected to the above: people care less about being an [filtered], as they dont need to worry about not being invited by people (its automatic)
People leaving after grouping (becouse they forgot they were qued and no longer want to group)
So to be honest, the current LFG that is in the game should just be used more, there is no reason to spam area chat .. i see alot less people using the LFG in live than i did in the cbt's ..and its probably down to people not knowing about it ..or thinking its hard to use.
i find it easier to get a group together using the lfg tool. People can browse the groups and what they r looking for and apply to join. MUCH better than spamming area. But alass ..for now ..people seem to enjoy spamming area.
As far as DPS have slow queues, maybe if you solo queue as a slayer its slow. As a sorc my average wait is 10ish mins. I actually think healers have the longest queue times.
Because dungeon finder is cross server and the most terrible idea that has ever been developed for the MMO genre. Dungeon finder greatly imbalances the game and gives a huge advantage to tank classes, which are mostly underplayed in every MMO.
My gripe is that you can sit in the dungeon finder for a while and then get into an instance already in progress. I'd rather spam LFG and get a guaranteed full run.