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#4075687 Finding Teams/Lack of Tool to do so

Posted Talbadar on 10 March 2014 - 10:54 AM

This is a tough topic to help with for me. I've been spoiled with partners since season 7 and I only ever played with guild members and close friends before that. Finding partners is troublesome for most players and it's something I haven't thought about much in the past. From the thread, it seems more annoying than I thought and as Lolflay mentioned: it's even more difficult for the introverted players to find people to play with. For me, I still prefer just listening to music with no voice communication while playing and I feel like that barrier is an outstanding one as almost everyone feels the need to use it nowadays.

The wing idea was definitely well thought out. I think having a place to go to with players of similar ranking to queue arena with would be phenomenal for players looking for some arena. I would really like to see them implement a "queue 3v3 as DPS or healer spec and get partnered" system. It would be separate from normal 3v3 ladder (people could intentionally make you lose on a ladder) with MMR and I personally think it would be a great place to practice and not have to worry about partners. I mentioned this at the PvP Summit, but they were hesitant to do such a thing because it would hurt the normal 3v3 ladder. I'm not convinced it would truly hurt the regular ladder.

As far as help outside of Blizzard making moves, I think it would be much more comfortable for players who are looking for partners to play without voice communication for the first session. Especially if it's not at a high rating, it's easier to attract those sneaky introverts dying to play arena, but too afraid/lazy to find people. If you don't like playing with them you simply just stop and there was no real commitment. If you enjoyed it: well then the rest is simple.

A big problem I see with the current 'trade chat system' is you can't write out a good summary of what you are looking for that people will care about. I would love to see something like: "Hey everyone, I'm a 1700 rated spriest looking for a mage and resto druid for 3s. My goal is to improve and learn and I am looking for players with a similar thought process." Posting your rating and highest rating bothers me so much because the best ratings of each season have been wildly varying. I still see people advertising 3000+ ratings from cataclysm and it's easy to discriminate against lower ratings. Just my 2 cents.

#4075378 Finding Teams/Lack of Tool to do so

Posted Lolflay on 09 March 2014 - 11:25 PM

View PostAngrypiexx, on 09 March 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

I'm truly deeply convinced that the real reason why certain players are far more successful than others (talkin about multirank1) is not just the skill lvl but the chance of sayin "ok gonna roll resto shammy for fun as alt,i need warrior and lock" and boom, they insta get top notch ppl to play with.

That's completely true actually. Peers stick with peers, the knowledge lies in breaking yourself through the crowd and landing in the company of said people.

#4075291 Finding Teams/Lack of Tool to do so

Posted Farmboy on 09 March 2014 - 08:20 PM

View PostWildeHilde, on 09 March 2014 - 05:41 PM, said:

There should be a region wide chat channel for each language and faction.

I doubt this would work. Botters would exploit it and spammers would make it unusable.

I constantly hear multirank 1 players complain about lack of competition. Maybe the problem is the lack of people being able to connect with each other and play.

When I played on Zul'jin in BC there were enough players and guilds on one server to always maintain time in the arena. My guild (casting bres on tupac) had a vent server and there were always people to play with. Now however since player numbers are down something has to be developed to maintain this contact with each other.

I'm slightly disappointed that this site hasn't taken a step to help with this. Stop complaining about arena fading away and help generate interest in new players.

#4075015 Finding Teams/Lack of Tool to do so

Posted Farmboy on 09 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

Teamfind is outdated and hardly used. While it's a good idea I don't see it being used in its current state.

I guess I don't understand why AJ's doesn't revamp their recruit page. From a business perspective it would be the perfect way to get more traffic to the site and make arena more popular. More people would use the forums and the community would grow. (Hopefully the mods can get their shit together)

The idea of an addon is good but without some kind of moderation on it I could see it being abused. I could be wrong.

#4074301 Finding Teams/Lack of Tool to do so

Posted Farmboy on 08 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

Its been a slow season so far for nearly all my friends including myself. The main problem that we run into is never being able to find anyone to play with. Hours spent looking for X class with X experience. Eventually leading into just getting high or drunk at the local bar down the street.

When is the recruit section of this site going to get reworked? When are we going to be able to long into a program and just find people to play with? Websites exist for this, but they suck. (IMO)

I find it hard to believe that after all the battlegroups got connected that there hasn't been someone or some organization that jumped on the opportunity to create a player/team finding tool.

Maybe I just suck at using google, but does anyone have any idea's on this?