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Why no auto-delist for full squads?

Finding a squad is really annoying when half of the ones you apply for are full. Having been on the commander side of this, it's not obvious if the map is full and when it is (a ton of people aren't zoning in), soemtimes you're too busy fighting something/explaining mechanics to delist. Can we please get an auto-delist feature for when the commander's instance is full, the group automatically delists from LFG and they can't relist until the instance has slots?

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  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Since the game has no way of knowing if the squad listed intends to stay on the same map or go to another, auto-delist has just as many disadvantages as it has advantages. Imagine a multi-map bounty squad or a wvw mobile squad. Even if they currently are on a full map, those commanders want people to join in advance so they don't have to go through the whole advertising thingy again once they switch map. At the same time people may want to join a squad on a full map on the chance of getting to said map in a few minutes, since there's always fluctuation in map population.

  • If the squad is not full, and the Commander is looking for more, wouldn't they have the bothersome issue of having to check if they can relist every few seconds?

  • Solvar.7953Solvar.7953 Member ✭✭✭

    And depending what is causing the map to become full, it may become not full in short order. I know there are squads that run the HoT maps in series - while the event is going on, map is full, but space opens up afterward, and one can then follow to the next map also.
    It would probably be useful for the game to at least inform the commander of the squad that the map is full, so they can then decide if they want to delist, try to go to another map, etc.

  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭

    The LFG functionality and the population of any given map don't exactly mesh with each other, I don't think...
    What I do think is that the responsibility to remove the squad from LFG when the map becomes full falls on the commander.

  • borgs.6103borgs.6103 Member ✭✭✭

    It auto de-lists if the squad's full.
    Or if you mean if the map's full, that has no interaction with the squad's capacity. The people in the squad could be scattered all around Tyria.

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  • Well but to play devil's advocate, there are plenty of squads that are literally created for a particular event or map (such as Halloween Lab, Drakkar/east meta) there should be a way to declare that you don't intend to move your squad around to make things easier for the finder and people looking for groups for a particular event.

  • Hashberry.4510Hashberry.4510 Member ✭✭✭✭

    In cases where maps are in demand but the current map is soft capped, I leave it listed but label it full, so people can try to get in if they wish. Of course, people have to plan on getting to an event early if they want a map with no hassle. Meta train hopping is fun, but you take your chances.

  • Because squads are not only for taxi people. Sometimes it's possible to get onto full map, because someone just left or got DC'd, so there's one free slot.

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  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Firebeard.1746 said:
    Well but to play devil's advocate, there are plenty of squads that are literally created for a particular event or map (such as Halloween Lab, Drakkar/east meta) there should be a way to declare that you don't intend to move your squad around to make things easier for the finder and people looking for groups for a particular event.

    First the commnader have to know its full alot of people just join and leave all the time.

  • Jayden Reese.9542Jayden Reese.9542 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The thing is and I see it in drakkar alot. The guy puts lfg 15m early. Someone says map is full so he delists. Then over the next 15m 20 players leave map cause not everyone is going to do meta and he gets no one else cause he delisted so he sits at 32/32 when he could recruit more and Drakkar takes longer. If you join early like that just spam join that map and you'll probably get in since you got 15m. It's not hard to join multiple lfg and see one's full leave join another etc. I def don't want auto delist if map is full 20m before a meta.