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The Daily Grind: Have you made any friends via groupfinder mechanics?

Jef Reahard
March 10, 2014
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Raid finders, dungeon finders, and various LFG mechanics are becoming a modern MMO staple, but apart from throwing together five or six strangers and hustling them through a piece of content, they don't strike me as being particularly social.

I do use them to clear content I otherwise can't do, of course, but whenever I've attempted small talk I've been met with indifference. On one occasion I even got some outright hostility! "Less talking, more DPS," was the family-friendly gist of it.

What about you, Massively readers? Have you made any MMO friends via group finder mechanics, or are they simply a means to an end?

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