Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1 Finding team mates
10-20-2010, 03:33 AM
I'm not sure if I'm missing something...

Often I will team up with a friend of mine and we'll go fight some deep space encounters, but if I arrive late to the sector, it's practically impossible to figure out which DSE he is in.

When on planets or missions the team UI tells you where they are so you can head there, but DSEs just say 'Deep Space Encounter'.

Is there a way to figure out which one they are in? Other than going round them all in each instance until you get lucky?

Perhaps we could get a pop up when a team mate enters a DSE asking us if we would like to join? No matter where we are or, at least when / if we are in the same sector? That would be incredibly handy.

The game is so heavily instanced, making it simpler to find friends / fleet members would certainly help a lot imo.

Many thanks.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
10-20-2010, 04:01 PM
For any DSE you actually have to enter on in the same sector of the sector block that your team mate did. Bring up the map, if your on a team the other person should still show up on the map so you can tell what sector thier in. If it doesn't the other person can bring up thier map and let you know what one they are in.

If you did enter the DSE in the same sector try changing instances. If you can't get into the same one then it's probably full.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
10-21-2010, 06:58 AM
Further on greatzippy's answer... the reason for this is that each sector within the block may have its own flavour of enemies. The DSE you intercept might be filled with Terran Empire ships, while your friend might be fighting Klingons, since his was further down the block.

As long as you're fighting the same kind of enemies in the same sector block, the game will try and put you in the same instance, irrespective of which of the DSE portals you took.
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