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8-27-2008 @ 6:29PM
The LFG UI is unhelpful overall, but if you combine it with your Friends, you can actually make it work for you. Here is how.The first thing to understand is that forming a group without a tank and a healer is a waste of time. Groups that need "tanks and heals" are dime a dozen and they usually never go anywhere. Another important thing is to avoid grouping with a half group because it limits your options. When I'm asked to join a group, I usually let them know that I need to stay solo for now but to let me know when they have four people. In the meantime, I keep looking for other groups.First of all, pick the instances that you want loot from and join the LFG UI. Whenever you see a healer or a tank LFG there, look them up on the armory (this step is probably optional at your level) and add them to your Friends if their gear is decent. You can also collect names by doing a /who of the instance itself: if a tank or healer is currently running it, chances are good they need gear from there and they won't mind running it again.Do this repeatedly over a period a few days and you will soon have a nice little army of tanks and healers in your Friends list.Then, when you're ready to roll, look up who's online and whisper them. They will most likely be doing something else but whispering never hurts and people are usually responsive if the request is polite ("Hi, I'm putting together a good group for UB, would you be interested in tanking it?"). Once you have a tank and a healer, completing your group should be easy.Also, you can use the Notes field of your Friends list to add interesting stuff ("tank", "healer", "t4 gear", "arcane", "good hunter"(!)).
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