This was really the only way for people to choose an instance (To meet up with fleet/friends and avoid full instances). Can anybody even see friends/fleet when changing instances manually? Like CO shows if there's any friends or guild in the area you're about to go to before you go to it. This is a step backward from the working system on CO. Really, if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.
I seriously can't play like this. Instances cap at 50 instead of 100, the game deliberately forces you into close to full ones on changing areas/loging in, and the problem is worsened with all the recent disconnects.
Why in the world would they remove it, seriously? This was the only way I could comfortably play, personally. Guys please keep this thread up.
Signed. Seriously, my boyfriend and I have a hard time getting into the same instance with enemy contacts and fleet ops. Previously we could both coordinate which instance to jump to *before* entering. This is a pain in the rear quadrant.