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    It seams alot of people aren't understanding how public groups work, there used to how groups and raids worked in other games, and with rift being so different I see it causing alot of issues that could easily be resolved. I think details on how the public group works should be explained in the tutorial tips that pop up when your new.

    Here's what I have discovered so far;

    What people think:

    1. People think by joining your group you have to share quest item drops, so they get less if someone joins
    2. people think when it turns into a raid, quest monsters don't count or quest items don't drop.(like other MMOs)
    3. People think public groups are just for rifts, not questing.
    4. you get less XP for being in a group or raid.

    What is true about public groups:

    1. quest items and credit for quest mobs count whether your in a party or a raid from the public group feature.
    2. if a quest item drops, it drops for all that are in the party and are on that quest. you don't :Share" quest loot like other MMOs
    3. If someones killing a named mob for a quest and you join halfway through, you BOTH get credit and don't have to wait for re-spawn! (as long as you do damage to the mob)
    4. if you don't want people to randomly join, set yourself to private
    5. you can join someone killing a mob you need by clicking the button on the top of there target frame.
    6. there no point to 15 people waiting for the same mob to spawn when you can ALL get credit!
    8. you get BONUS XP for being in a group, leaving you with more XP than if you killed the mob solo.
    9. there is no negative effects to having someone join your public group, that's why this feature is turned "on" automatically. Yeah if a green or epic item drops you all have to roll on it, but sitting there in a zone waiting for re-spawns for 10-15 min and fighting for the "chance" to get credit for it lowers the chance of you getting any green or better items period, the more you kill, the more stuff drops. The more you sit, the less stuff drops and the slower you level and get to BETTER loot. Simple logic.

    I would think by now, after playing in beta, and several days of the head start, that people would have realized by now how public groups work, but they haven't. I first discovered how exactly it works by closing a rift in a rather large group and one of the nearby monsters got close and the raid killed it, I got credit for the kill for a quest, and 3 people looted the same quest item off the single mob.

    Now this had happened many times in beta, since there is so many rifts so often in starting zones, yet whenever I try to "public group" with someone killing the same mobs for a quest when there is not a rift around they un-invite me.

    I have tried many times explain to people how it works, and they just simply reply with "no nub, your stealing my quest items, public group is only for rifts" Even though several times after joining them but getting kicked after the mob dies, they can clearly see we both looted the same quest item from that one mob, yet they still insist it's "not true"

    Rift seams to work around the public groups feature. In a zone with 15 spawns of quest monsters, there will be a fairly good, but low re-spawn rate, because people should be forming public groups I would think. It's not at all uncommon for 15 people to be standing in one small area waiting for the same 5-10 mobs to re-spawn for a quest, and I hover over there picture to see there all solo and it takes all of us 10x longer to complete the quest. If I try to join any of them, they all un-invite immediately.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I would think this is just a bunch of people not understanding how public groups work in the game. I assume everyone playing for the head start was in beta, so they have a basic understanding of the game so far, and I understand some people just want to play solo and not group for any reason. That being said, if they understood public groups properly, then why wouldn't they just mark themselves as private, invite only. Not having yourself set to private leads me to believe you don't understand what's going on.

    I can understand that some people just got done a rift and forgot to mark themselves as private, that happens, but it's not just a few people, almost everyone I encounter is marked as public, and whenever I try to join them kick me, I even join several times in a row, and they still don't mark themselves.

    I have tried since beta to explain how public groups work to people as I see the un-invite me when were killing the same mobs for a quest, and I almost always just get rude replies with the word "nub" in there and "that's not how it works"

    I definitely think public groups should be better explained, whether it be in the tutorial or whatnot.


    Quick XP info provided by ButchRabbit

    I did some quick checking in game on the XP issue. Killing Bomani Shadowclaws in the first Deviant zone at lvl 7, and the person I grouped with was also lvl 7.
    Solo, the XP was consistently 80.
    Grouped, the XP was 111 (+31 group bonus). Some of the mobs (about 1 of 3) were 55 (+15 group bonus).
    Those mobs that were only 55xp in group, after some quick re-reading of logs, appear to be mobs I never damaged. The 111xp mobs I did (as well as some healing for my groupmate).
    This is sampled from roughly 10 mobs grouped and 10 mobs solo.

    My conclusion is: That you can get more XP grouping than just flying solo. At the very least, if you do nothing in the group, you come out slightly behind on mob XP. Even not killing 1 of 3 mobs, I came out ahead.
    Last edited by Latex Nemesis; 02-27-2011 at 11:48 PM. Reason: added XP info

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    Good quality information there but mate, dont expect everyone to get to grips with everything immediately, there are still plenty of people who didnt get into beta or did but couldnt try as much as they would have liked due to work commitments or otherwise.
    Still after all is said and done, great info like i said at first

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    That should be stickied.

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    Like i said, its great info and i agree it should be stickied

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    Maybe it should be a popup when you get your first quest with an explanation of how it works. I find half the time I join someone they kick me and if I try and join again they accuse me of trying to "steal" their kills, quest drops, etc.

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    I was in beta and didn't know that. That totally needs to be stickied. I hope people try to join me on my questing. I'm good times.

    Thanks for the info

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    Voted your post up and signing here for sticky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubbs1 View Post
    Good quality information there but mate, dont expect everyone to get to grips with everything immediately, there are still plenty of people who didnt get into beta or did but couldn't try as much as they would have liked due to work commitments or otherwise.
    Still after all is said and done, great info like i said at first
    Thanks,

    Yeah I understand work and whatnot, but only about 5% of the people I explain this feature to actually were receptive, the rest simply had insulting things to say, and didn't believe me lol! They think I am lying to "steal" there quest items lol. It's definitely more of an issue of arrogance and people not wanting to listen to some "noob" rather than people not having enough time playing beta and get to know the game.

    I definitely understand the new people after launch not knowing, which is why I think they need to address this issue so people understand how it works better.

    Its a great feature, and I love it, just annoyed not many other people get how it works, and wont listen when I try to explain it to them nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaburner View Post
    Maybe it should be a popup when you get your first quest with an explanation of how it works. I find half the time I join someone they kick me and if I try and join again they accuse me of trying to "steal" their kills, quest drops, etc.
    yep! Exactly what has been happening to me, and it really hinders leveling when 15 people are all sitting waiting for the same mob when we just could have shared!

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    ...seriously. I understood there was a group option open, and have used it for killing named mobs needed for quests, but like others didn't realize that quest loot dropped for all and everyone. I think after having read this nice, simple explanation of public grouping and how it affects drops, I'll be grouping more often. The only, and I mean only question, I have about it is: Is experience broken up/divided, and if so, how?

    Thanks OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButchRabbit View Post
    .... The only, and I mean only question, I have about it is: Is experience broken up/divided, and if so, how?

    Thanks OP!
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think you get an XP BONUS for grouping

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    Quality informational post.

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    This is great info! A quick example....last night I was on the quest to kill Fathomlord Budlopudlul. For some reason, his respawn time was like 4 times longer than other mobs. It was like a feeding frenzy to get the tag. There were 3 of us waiting for him. Finally I threw caution to the wind and sent out invites. It worked great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ButchRabbit View Post
    ...seriously. I understood there was a group option open, and have used it for killing named mobs needed for quests, but like others didn't realize that quest loot dropped for all and everyone. I think after having read this nice, simple explanation of public grouping and how it affects drops, I'll be grouping more often. The only, and I mean only question, I have about it is: Is experience broken up/divided, and if so, how?

    Thanks OP!
    Since I decided to make this post yesterday, I have found it near impossible to get a group with anyone to check for experience cut, but if I remember correctly, I think XP was the same, or very minimal difference or bonus, either way if it was just for a quest mob it was not noticeable (versus waiting 5 min for the mob to spawn and not getting credit for it lol). If someone knows, or can get a group and find out (I am in an hour que) please post here and I'll edit the original post to explain XP. Or I'll reply once I am in-game and can check for myself.
    Last edited by Latex Nemesis; 02-26-2011 at 01:50 PM.

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    I was in beta 5 through 7 and I didn't know some of this stuff, very good info, thanks.
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