- Yes i would love to be able to sign to minis with friends again.
- I would like to be able to sign up with 2-3 friends
- No i would not like to sign up to minis with my friends and prefer to pug
So i do quite a lot of minis, there is a trend that has been around forever but is starting to get more out of hand, Certain guilds and their friends are ignoring each other in minis , attacking everyone except their friends, while this will not sound like a big deal it kinda is, it throws the balance of a mini out, for example, Player 1 on blue team has the flag, he is at 10% health and is running away, Player 1 on the red team is his friend, instead of finishing him off and helping his team he runs past him and ignores him, instead focusing the first player past him. All the work done by the red team is undone because player 1 red team refuses to kill his " Friend".
Today i did a mini, and a certain guild i will not name had 2 players on both teams, they constantly run past each other refusing to engage each other, its ruined the game , 4 PvP 10’s ignoring each other chasing around sub pvp 5 players , when one of the other team picked up the flag it ended the mini, as it was basically a 4 v 6.
Now i know a lot has been said about signing up to mini games with your friends, a lot complained that it wasn’t fair, but you play a MMO to play with your friends no? so this pug system is kinda weird. Im curious to know the feedback of players now days on this, as i would rather fight a group of 6 friends instead of fight with a mix mash of them ignoring each other.
Back in the good times of AoC PvP it was a real challenge to come up against a group of 6 who was obviously in voice coms working together, but at the same time the level of the pug players was improved because they was forced to work together as a team, people putting their own 6 man teams together and they would challenge each other. We lost soooooo many players when this feature was removed and turned into the joke of a pug system we have now , i know people will say well you know there is the Tournament mode, and while this is true with the population the way it is now days its difficult to line this up. with the servers now being mixed time zones its difficult. But if you could just sign to minis with a group or even 2-3 friends i believe it would make the experience a lot more enjoyable, if you are PvP 0 pr PvP 10 who wouldn’t like to make a group and sign to mini games with friends instead of randoms where you face a 50/50 chance you will just have to fight each other.
I Enjoy killing my guildies/friends in minis, in fact quite often they are the first ones i will go after, nothing is as fun in voice coms as killing a guildie/friend and laughing about it so this isnt just about me just wanting to group with my friends , While i do play this game to play with my friends i feel that not being able to play with them taints the experience as this whole friendly fire thing becomes an issue.
At the same time, PvE’rs can form raids, pick 24 people they want with the gear they desire and exclude those they do not wish to play with, its kinda double standards that pvpers can not form the groups they desire as well , all because years ago a few people complained pvp was to hard, well what if people complained PvE is to hard and that they are excluded from raids because of gear and/or just its to hard and unfair!
Anyway end of rant, im really just looking for feedback to see how other people feel about this, because as time goes on more and more “friends” are hand holding and refusing to fight one another.
As pointed out by @Lurvi in the replies also you are able to select more then one answer to vote , this way you can show if you like the full mini 6 and the 2-3 option.