Group Finder is getting a new addition in Warlords of Draenor to make it easier for you to group up. In a raid and need more adventurers to round out the group for a Normal or Heroic raid or need help finding like-minded players for a group quest? The Premade Group option within the Group Finder can help.
To start browsing for groups that are looking for more you'll want to open Group Finder (Bound to the I key by default) then click on the Premade Groups option for PvE content such as questing, dungeons, and raids.
Within the Player vs. Player tab, you can create premade groups for Arenas (2v2, 3v3, 5v5), Arena Skirmishes (2v2), Battlegrounds, and Rated Battlegrounds. You can also access the Player vs. Player pane directly (Bound to the H by default). Additionally, there’s a custom option to allow you to create groups for things not on the list, such as forming a raiding party to do a little world PvP in a capital city with a few new friends.
Once you’ve identified a group that looks promising you can sign up to join it; the group leader will be notified that your pending join request needs their approval.
Those who want to take matters into their own hands can form groups by selecting ‘Start a Group’. Here’s a breakdown for what the different fields are for.
Name: Give the group a name. It helps if the group name is something descriptive like “UBRS run”.
Type: What is the purpose of the group? Questing? Running a Dungeon? Running a Normal raid, etc.?
Requirements (optional): You can elect to use it to specify additional requirements, such as a minimum item level or use of voice chat to facilitate communications.
When your settings are ready, simply click ‘List Group’ to be listed.
Players applying to join the group show up as potential applicants where the group leader can accept or decline. For raid groups, both the raid leader and players identified as raid assistants share the ability to accept or decline applicants. Additionally, raid groups will be able to see what ranks the applicants have attained in Proving Grounds (Bronze, Silver, or Gold). Meanwhile, a tally of the different roles in the group so far is reflected to provide an overview of how the group formation process is progressing.
These changes and more await, making it easier to find like-minded players. Good luck, and happy grouping!
How is WoW's in-game voice chat these days? Still terrible or have they made improvements?
Are they 're-adding in-game voice chat? Or is that option referring to external VC like TeamSpeak?
i didn't even know there was in game voice chat
I believe they mean for you to list the voice chat option you are using for your group. One of the screenshots lists Skype, and next to the voice chat button there's a text box that says "voice chat program."
I'm pretty sure Kiertel has it right and they're referring to the option to add a voice chat program to your group specification. In-game voice chat is awful! :D
This is why I use Curse Voice, too bad no one ever has it downloaded Q_Q... I wonder if the group finder is popular enough that they will update the in-game VC...
I hope this gets used quite often, and that they eventually expand it to allow for future raid scheduling that integrates with the calendar. Basically, OpenRaid using in-game interfaces and calendar.Either way, I think this is a great step, especially for people like me who doesn't really have much desire to be in a large guild, but still want to experience this group content (preferably in a better context than LFR).
I find it annoying that it will show what level proving grounds you've done. Just another thing for players to discriminate against you for doing or not doing.
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I'm fairly certain they've specifically mentioned that the voice chat field is intentionally left blank, so you can fill it in with your preferred voice chat, instead of having a dropdown or "requiring" the built-in voice chat. They really could have phrased it better in this blog post, though. It'll be interesting to see the vast array of specified voice chats. I love the voice quality on Razer Comms, but my guild leader likes ventrilo, some guilds require mumble, etc. I do hope they'll revamp the in-game voice chat, one day. It's so very, very terrible.
The group finder tool is still lacking one very important feature: a scheduling option for events. People need to be able to plan ahead for things like raids or RBGs. The way it is now, it's great for forming pugs on the spot, but it can't be used for planning events.
Curious to know, Raid - Legacy, does that mean older raids from previous expansions. If so does it auto zone you when the group is formed or will we still have to zone in / be summoned (since HGWT is still gone from the game).
What about tabards.Can you please make special place for tabards to empty bags or bank slots