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Old 10-05-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Dungeon Finder is Here!

You asked for it - we delivered! The Dungeon Finder matchmaking system for EverQuest II is finally here! No longer will you have to scour the Looking for Group, Trade, or Auction channels to find a dungeon group. We've developed an amazing tool that does the work for you. All you need is to come prepared with your best adventuring outfit and rations.

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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Woot! Really hope this feature is working well when it launches. I've waited too long for this to be disappointed!

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
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I noticed that it says mentoring will not work in the Dungeon Finder.  So me being level 90 and I queue up for a random dungeon, can I not get pulled into a say a Nek Castle or DFC group?  Or would it and then I would have to mentor someone in the group once we have zoned in?

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:03 AM   #4
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[email protected] Bayle wrote:

I noticed that it says mentoring will not work in the Dungeon Finder.  So me being level 90 and I queue up for a random dungeon, can I not get pulled into a say a Nek Castle or DFC group?  Or would it and then I would have to mentor someone in the group once we have zoned in?

You will only have level 80+ (85+? something like that) dungeons available through the DF system.

The picture that Isulith has is a queue for a level 90 character.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:11 AM   #5
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Cyliena wrote:

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

I noticed that it says mentoring will not work in the Dungeon Finder.  So me being level 90 and I queue up for a random dungeon, can I not get pulled into a say a Nek Castle or DFC group?  Or would it and then I would have to mentor someone in the group once we have zoned in?

You will only have level 80+ (85+? something like that) dungeons available through the DF system.

The picture that Isulith has is a queue for a level 90 character.

Ahh, I see, thanks.  It would be fun to get randomly pulled into an older zone like that though, provided you had the option checked off and all.

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Old 10-06-2011, 03:06 AM   #6
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Hope there is a boot system  for ninja looters,afker's ect which seems to be some of the common issues with this type of thing. Also can you queue in dungeon finder while your in a battleground?

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Old 10-06-2011, 03:38 AM   #7
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I have to say, I'm actually quite liking the idea that it's server only. That means that player reputation will stay intact, with abusive personalties unable to get away with constantly antagonizing other players "anonymously". 

I look forward to seeing it go live. 

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:05 AM   #8
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[email protected] Bayle wrote:

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[email protected] Bayle wrote:

I noticed that it says mentoring will not work in the Dungeon Finder.  So me being level 90 and I queue up for a random dungeon, can I not get pulled into a say a Nek Castle or DFC group?  Or would it and then I would have to mentor someone in the group once we have zoned in?

You will only have level 80+ (85+? something like that) dungeons available through the DF system.

The picture that Isulith has is a queue for a level 90 character.

Ahh, I see, thanks.  It would be fun to get randomly pulled into an older zone like that though, provided you had the option checked off and all.

Yeah that would be really cool if you could mentor and use the system just no random dungeon xp bonus of course or it would be an exploit and be misused which i can see why they restricted that so players be using it for specific purpose of finding groups for dungeons around your lvl. this is actually one of the better ideas SOE has came up with recently sadly, imo. I can see it becoming a disaster tho because of those players who misuse DF and do as Ixoa stated which is bound to happen. only thing I'm really foggy about is how are the groups setup? maybe i failed to see where it was explained which is possible, but will it be random selection or do you get to pick and choose who you group with?

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:10 AM   #9
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Amitee wrote:

I have to say, I'm actually quite liking the idea that it's server only. That means that player reputation will stay intact, with abusive personalties unable to get away with constantly antagonizing other players "anonymously". 

I look forward to seeing it go live. 

Agree with the player rep. on your own servers,but TBH I really don't think just having it server only will work,if people are already spamming channels for groups and can't get any then having DF doing the same thing wont work either.The exp. boost option may be more popular than just picking certain dungeons but only for the exp boost as peeps want to hit 90 asap . Rift had the same issue people screamed for a DF they made it server only and with in few months made it server wide as it wasn't working and it's the same style they even gave a loot item as well (normally armour).  Having it server wide caused more issues with ninja looters ect .

pandora's box springs to mind but time will tell 

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Old 10-06-2011, 09:30 AM   #10
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Looks neat.  I'd like to see some news on the interface as well, such as "Today's Hot Zones" or maybe even "Dungeon Lore" that gives a random tidbit about some of the cool places in Norrath.  Some stats on "Most popular dungeons" would also have me looking at it.

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:22 AM   #11
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I asked for a real dungeon finder ie cross server. So thanks for nothing. Just because there are a few loud, easily traumatized people here on the forum who are scared to death of strangers doesnt mean a majority of the players are scared to group up with people from other servers. "evil" people exist on same servers too, and player rep lost its meaning a long time ago. stop being so overly sensitive, its silly.

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:34 AM   #12
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Ahm, wow... Never read such badly written news before oO

Would you please clearify WHERE it is coming to? Only US servers (as usual), do we get it too on EU servers?

The "read more" link is broken, doesn't work.

And also thanks for a completely useless tool to us on our localized, ghost-town servers.

Thanks for NOTHING!

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #13
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Isulith wrote:

You asked for it - we delivered!

We asked for it? did we? No one ive ever spoken to said "hey you know what we need is a Dungeon Finder..."

I have heard folk asking for the broken Sh*t to be fixed... you gonna deliver that anytime soon? Yea didnt think so..

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Old 10-06-2011, 02:33 PM   #14
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So dose any one els not have Cella on there list?

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Old 10-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #15
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They forgot to add both Cella "and" Research Halls to the list. Didn't actually look to see if anything else was missing. Those were the only important two due to the quest line.

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Old 10-06-2011, 02:47 PM   #16
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Ruut Li wrote:

I asked for a real dungeon finder ie cross server. So thanks for nothing. Just because there are a few loud, easily traumatized people here on the forum who are scared to death of strangers doesnt mean a majority of the players are scared to group up with people from other servers. "evil" people exist on same servers too, and player rep lost its meaning a long time ago. stop being so overly sensitive, its silly.

Ohh, a bit on the attacking side this morning, are you? XD  Here we go with the "perspective" thing again. /le sigh

If you want a "real dungon finder" as you call it, you have two options. Go back to WoW, where I'm sure the people over there wouldn't mind your abrasiveness. Or you can wait to see how the dungeon finder pans out here, as the devs mentioned they wanted to test it per server first before looking at expanding it.  

And yes, player rep is very much so still important. Why do you think part of the problem with some folks finding a group is about?   Sometime, just pay attention to those that scream the loudest and longest about not finding groups and realize how stunning their personalities are. *cough* 

The dungeon finder will actually be giving these people a second chance to improve their "rep rating" with their fellow peers. But if they bring the attitude to the dungeon finder, people will add ignore them and their second chances are over with. 

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Old 10-06-2011, 02:49 PM   #17
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Yeah. The dungeon finder being limited to only your home server "was" kind of a silly idea. Cross server makes about 1000 times more sense SMILEY

I'm in the Dungeon Finder right now (random dungeon option chosen) and going on 37 minutes in the queue with no estimated wait time. I bet if this was cross server, I would have been in a dungeon already.

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Old 10-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #18
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Weeeee... Almost an hour in the queue on the "random dungeon" setting and no estimated wait time. Guessing since you're queued for every dungeon possible using the random dungeon feature that just no one is using the tool?

Bleh SMILEY

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:39 PM   #19
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Why are TSO zones not an option for level 90 characters?  I know some are not scaleable to 90 but what about the ones that are like Lavastorm, Befallen, etc.  I know it wouldnt get as much use as other zones but would still like the option.

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #20
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Shaolin Sam wrote:

Weeeee... Almost an hour in the queue on the "random dungeon" setting and no estimated wait time. Guessing since you're queued for every dungeon possible using the random dungeon feature that just no one is using the tool?

Bleh

I had the same thing happen when trying to que for multiple dungeon, I guess it only works for one.  I sayed in the que for 3 hours before I gave up.   To call this awsome, rofl.  

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:13 PM   #21
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In the que for 4.5 hours

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:01 PM   #23
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So, does this new feature work as well as the recent itemization changes have worked?

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Old 10-07-2011, 03:26 AM   #24
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Mookachooka wrote:

Isulith wrote:

You asked for it - we delivered!

We asked for it? did we? No one ive ever spoken to said "hey you know what we need is a Dungeon Finder..."

I have heard folk asking for the broken Sh*t to be fixed... you gonna deliver that anytime soon? Yea didnt think so..

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Thats the first thing i thoug of too rebu.. i have a dirge been dying to get a cella group.. for ER..
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on an alt lvl 34 ranger 3hours+ later still in queue and hit lvl 37 ...wondering who actually asked for this and were they all on the same server ? 

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #29
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on an alt lvl 34 ranger 3hours+ later still in queue and hit lvl 37 ...wondering who actually asked for this and were they all on the same server ? 

It's not the customer's fault on this one. All the other MMO's that have a dungeon finder style tool are doing it properly in that they're all cross server. Doing it "home server only" is completely silly and just about worthless.

Don't blame the people that asked for it. Blame the coders for releasing to the Live Servers something that should have been released as a cross-server product.

I hear ya, though. The dungeon finder, as it currently stands, is garbage. Then again, it's probably "too little / too late" anyways. SOE has lost so many customers due to the mess-ups over the last 2 years that bringing in something so monumentally useful as the dungeon finder, at this stage of the game, is probably pointless.

It's a shame it didn't get introduced like 2 years ago when I was yelling and screaming that it needed to be put ingame to stop the MASSIVE amounts of people jumping ship from this game to other, more successful, games.

It's a serious shame. This game used to have so much potential SMILEY

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Shaolin Sam wrote:

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on an alt lvl 34 ranger 3hours+ later still in queue and hit lvl 37 ...wondering who actually asked for this and were they all on the same server ? 

It's not the customer's fault on this one. All the other MMO's that have a dungeon finder style tool are doing it properly in that they're all cross server. Doing it "home server only" is completely silly and just about worthless.

Don't blame the people that asked for it. Blame the coders for releasing to the Live Servers something that should have been released as a cross-server product.

I hear ya, though. The dungeon finder, as it currently stands, is garbage. Then again, it's probably "too little / too late" anyways. SOE has lost so many customers due to the mess-ups over the last 2 years that bringing in something so monumentally useful as the dungeon finder, at this stage of the game, is probably pointless.

It's a shame it didn't get introduced like 2 years ago when I was yelling and screaming that it needed to be put ingame to stop the MASSIVE amounts of people jumping ship from this game to other, more successful, games.

It's a serious shame. This game used to have so much potential

Yeah I hear what you are saying .you would of thought they would of made it cross server from the start considering how theses ended up in other mmo's not to sure about WoW but in rift they made the same mistake and changed it to cross server,you would of thought that soe would of checked it's main competitors to see how they did it and either better it or do the same and they work.

*gives SOE a nudge go do some research and see how others do this and do it better ,which is what they do to you when they launch a new game..*

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4hours+ in queue I give up

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