I experienced the same.
Everyone were on the left except one guy who was on the right. I was surprise nanites went so quickly. It was when the guy said proufly he made clean the place I undrstood who push us in the hell dance with spheres...
I don't do Elites on my own any more, purely because with a PUG it's too stressful. Normal run's I've actually had quite good luck with recently, I've had good groups whom will do the needful and we'll clear them out pretty quick.
Usually, I'll throw out a hello or ask if they want to follow a specific plan, sometimes I'll not get a response, but that's fine.
Basically, I enjoy doing a quick run of STF's and am always happy to give and take advice, I'd say it's only 5% of the time I'll get someone who'll AFK or intentionally try and make things difficult.
I always reply to greetings in an STF.
I figure that a healthy percentage of the time, if someone says hello it's probable that they have, at the very least, a pretty good idea of what to do.
And it's possible that they visit the forums (which I consider an even better sign that the mission will succeed).
2 AM and too tired to look it up but question...
Im in Cure elite space and someone said not to kill the cubes...I ask why and get a "because" response so Im like screw it okJust came back to game from time off and been runnin STF's alot lately and this one boggles me as to why ppl dont kill the cubes one at a time with 1 protecting Kang and another floating back and forth helpin with both.
Ive done it both ways so far and the only time I got the optional is killing the cubes but since ppl insist on not killing the cubes I go with the flow...only in it for the fun so doesnt bother me to not get optional as long as some moron doesnt ragequit.
So just wondering why is saving cubes for last better than killin em off.
I understand the 10% rule for the one and KASE is rough gig all around with the groups Ive been gettin into lately....sometimes smash it...sometimes not so smashy.