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[General Article] Guild Wars 2: The Looking For Group Tool Revealed

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One of the features that increasingly is found in MMOs today is the LFG, or Looking for Group, tool. In an exclusive reveal, MMORPG.com has teamed up with ArenaNet to bring our readers the first information about the LFG that will be coming to Guild Wars 2 in the near future. Read on!

To access the tool, you need simply open your contacts menu (press the Y key) and go to where the LFG area always has been… only when the revamped tool goes into the game it’ll be gloriously overhauled with the sort of utility and breadth of scope that the game’s long needed.  You won’t have to flag yourself simply as “LFG” and hope for the best anymore, and you won’t need to download a 3rd party app to get into CoF. The new LFG has categories for every single kind of content: Living World (both open world and dungeons), all of the game’s Dungeons, the Fractals of the Mists, Personal Story, Player vs. Player, and World vs. World. The only two groups that won’t function across all servers in your region are WvW (because you can’t fight for any server but your own), and for the Living World open world content (because it’s expected that you’ll meet with players already on your server for this).  

Read more of Bill Murphy's Guild Wars 2: The Looking For Group Tool Revealed.

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  • VorchVorch Somewhere, FLMember Posts: 800 Uncommon

    HELL YES. YELL HES. SELL YEH.

    Fraking finally.

    "As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days— those are now the only two states you’ll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2

  • nephren25nephren25 Milford, DeMember Posts: 143 Uncommon
    guess GW2LFG.com is gunna die now lol
  • VorchVorch Somewhere, FLMember Posts: 800 Uncommon
    Originally posted by nephren25
    guess GW2LFG.com is gunna die now lol

    They should send $100,000 anonymously into GW2LFG's paypal account.

    That site has been priceless.

    "As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days— those are now the only two states you’ll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2

  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Algo Star SystemMember Posts: 1,390 Rare
    About time breh. This was something that should have been in from launch.
  • observerobserver Member Posts: 3,599 Rare
    Screenshot of the LFG Tool:  http://i.imgur.com/X1I7OUS.jpg

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,530 Epic
    Great news and about time.  They probably should make a donation to the site that helped out grouping.  I never used it, but it did help facilitate the game play.
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  • Paulolino34Paulolino34 PortoMember Posts: 30 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vorch
    Originally posted by nephren25
    guess GW2LFG.com is gunna die now lol

    They should send $100,000 anonymously into GW2LFG's paypal account.

    That site has been priceless.

    indeed

  • majinantmajinant ChristchurchMember Posts: 405 Uncommon
    This looks amazing. Is it wrong that I am excited?

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  • RudedawgCDNRudedawgCDN Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 492 Uncommon
    Gee only 12 months too late.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYMember Posts: 4,623 Uncommon
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    Too late for who?  The dungeons haven't gone anywhere.

  • AeanderAeander Walker, LAMember Posts: 864 Uncommon
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    How many MMOs have a functional LFG system in their first year? Not many. 

  • NaMeNaMeNaMeNaMe EnglandMember Posts: 88
    Originally posted by Aeander
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    How many MMOs have a functional LFG system in their first year? Not many. 

    FF:XIV after the hiccups in early access, the Duty Finder works perfectly what a week after launch, try again mate. 

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  • DracondisDracondis Reston, VAMember Posts: 177 Uncommon
    IT'S ABOUT F*CKING TIME!
  • Artair83Artair83 Canton, OHMember Posts: 48 Uncommon
  • YouSamaYouSama Azores - Flores, WAMember Posts: 18 Uncommon
    Originally posted by NaMeNaMe
    Originally posted by Aeander
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    How many MMOs have a functional LFG system in their first year? Not many. 

    FF:XIV after the hiccups in early access, the Duty Finder works perfectly what a week after launch, try again mate. 

    Stop being such pussies. Games survived without a LFG tool for years.

  • HalandirHalandir nnMember Posts: 768 Uncommon

    Sometimes I just love mmorpg.com posters...

    "MMO's are social games - Grouping should be forced", "You need to join a guild", "PUG's are horrible experiences"...

    Yet: "OMG game is doomed without a LFG tool to find some automatic way to be social without actually being social"?

     

    Some people are just amusing :-)

    As for the upcoming LFG tool: Don't really care, never felt it was something I was missing anyway.

     

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  • doodphacedoodphace Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 1,858 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aeander
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    How many MMOs have a functional LFG system in their first year? Not many. 

    And that's one of the reasons many of them fail IMO....

    The only MMOs I can think of that launched with one post WoW inventing it, are DCUO and FFAR....and im pretty sure its one of the main things still keeping DCUO going

  • ichihaifuichihaifu nullMember Posts: 260 Uncommon
    Originally posted by NaMeNaMe
    Originally posted by Aeander
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    How many MMOs have a functional LFG system in their first year? Not many. 

    FF:XIV after the hiccups in early access, the Duty Finder works perfectly what a week after launch, try again mate. 

    Any other partakers? Not many.

  • AeanderAeander Walker, LAMember Posts: 864 Uncommon
    Originally posted by NaMeNaMe
    Originally posted by Aeander
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    How many MMOs have a functional LFG system in their first year? Not many. 

    FF:XIV after the hiccups in early access, the Duty Finder works perfectly what a week after launch, try again mate. 

    I wasn't aware that one game constituted many. I'll have to check my math again. 

     

    Also, FFXIV ARR hardly counts considering this is its second launch. They've had years of extra time to program a working LFG tool and other polish features. 

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403
    Originally posted by Vorch
    HELL YES. YELL HES. SELL YEH. Fraking finally.

    ArenaNet swipes freely from the best parts of the CoX tool.

    About time that someone did.

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  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILMember Posts: 2,661 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aeander
    Originally posted by NaMeNaMe
    Originally posted by Aeander
    Originally posted by RudedawgCDN
    Gee only 12 months too late.

    How many MMOs have a functional LFG system in their first year? Not many. 

    FF:XIV after the hiccups in early access, the Duty Finder works perfectly what a week after launch, try again mate. 

    I wasn't aware that one game constituted many. I'll have to check my math again. 

     

    Also, FFXIV ARR hardly counts considering this is its second launch. They've had years of extra time to program a working LFG tool and other polish features. 

    NWO did as well, right out the box. And it works swimmingly.

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  • bizoux86bizoux86 Bangor, PAMember Posts: 85
    So glad that they are finally adding an LFG feature! I really like the dungeons in GW2 but sadly they have been absent from my leveling process :(  Now I will be able to try them all!
  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiMember Posts: 1,005 Uncommon

    LFG tool should been there from day 1.

    dont have interesting play GW2 anymore.

     
    Every modern mmorpg should have LFG and LFR.
  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Member Posts: 1,239 Uncommon
    Gotta love QoL improvements.

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  • XiaokiXiaoki White Pigeon, MIMember Posts: 2,766 Uncommon

    So, Im guessing some of the options for filters will be "Experienced ONLY" and "full ZERKER ONLY".


    Its great that they are finally adding a LFG tool(something that should have been in the game at launch) but the bad community might ruin it.

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