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I've come back to the game and find in PUG games people wrecking the optionals in Elite STFs, it wasn't like this a year ago. Just did a conduit, everyone did one side and was taking care of the spheres, we get to the other side and some idiot has blown all the generators and wrecked the run. Vortex usually has someone on guard duty pick a single handed fight with a cube and lose and let a couple of probes through.

Are they doing this deliberately?
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# 2
10-16-2013, 07:58 PM
Best solution I've found for this problem is to find a good Fleet, and make the run with fellow Fleet members...
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# 3
10-16-2013, 08:02 PM
Alternatively you can try channels like PublicEliteSTF. ive had good experiences with them late at night when my fleet is mostly asleep.

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# 4
10-16-2013, 08:03 PM
Pugs are inherently hit-or-miss, but most likely it's just somebody new who doesn't really get that there are more efficient ways to run the instance. With Conduit, keep an eye on the minimap, and if all five of you aren't going left after the initial battle group pops, it's time to do a little newb rodeo over text chat.

However, if you suspect they're doing it on purpose, screwing with you for the lulz, have everybody else on the team report them to a GM as a griefer. Same goes for leechers, who IMHO are even worse scum. Caught one in an Azure run a couple days ago and according to one of the others in the instance he was a repeat offender (and I would post his handle here if I was allowed to, but I'm not). After I realized he hadn't moved from spawn and yet was still needing everything, I yelled at him twice, then told the rest of the team to report him.
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# 5
10-16-2013, 08:04 PM
A channel like EliteSTF or PublicEliteSTF makes it a lot easier, since you'll get people who at least open their chat windows and know what 10% means. Honestly it gets more to the point that everyone's got such silly DPS now that the mission is over before you get to have any fun.
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# 6
10-16-2013, 08:05 PM
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I've come back to the game and find in PUG games people wrecking the optionals in Elite STFs, it wasn't like this a year ago. Just did a conduit, everyone did one side and was taking care of the spheres, we get to the other side and some idiot has blown all the generators and wrecked the run. Vortex usually has someone on guard duty pick a single handed fight with a cube and lose and let a couple of probes through.

Are they doing this deliberately?
Seems to be a lot more newbs or people who just simply don't care or pay attention. 95% of the time they wont even read chat. I was doing a Khitomer...I was literally bouncing from side to side because I had to destroy both sides probes.

I used to be able to be lax, used to be some maybe someone would let slip a probe or two...it sucks but mistakes happen. I never had to really watch while I was dps'ing the gates...recently in the last month when I started playing again I've had multiple times where we almost failed because of letting way to many probes go by.

People still insist on getting in Donatra's face and she cloaks a lot...
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# 7
10-16-2013, 08:21 PM
I'm thinking it's a lot of new STFers coming in. I've noticed that a good amount of them aren't sure where to go once the match starts. They go off in one direction, see the rest of us head on our normal paths, and then turn around and start following us.

A few of them will sit and shoot at a gate for a while until they realize that they aren't doing any damage and the rest of us have moved on to the other transformer. Some even shoot at the transformer before taking out the nodes. It's kind of funny actually.

And then there's the ones with 40+ injuries on their ships. Not an exaggeration, I counted once. Not sure if these guys don't know about injuries or just don't care. Hard to tell on that one.

Generally though if I have at least one other STF vet on the team we can take care of business. The others typically follow us around, even if they don't know what to do.

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# 8
10-16-2013, 08:44 PM
Yes, it would appear as if older players who knew what they were doing aren't logging in as much anymore if at all. Wonder why?
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# 9
10-16-2013, 08:49 PM
My personal pet peeve are those who, after either dying once or seeing that the difficulty level of "Elite" is just that, decide to just bail. Pugged Cure space Elite earlier and had that happen. Twice.
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# 10
10-16-2013, 08:50 PM
And face it: if you fail the optional, so what? Not the end of the world, and hell, I've had that happen at least once playing with a team composed entirely of my fleetmates.
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