Whats the best way to get fellowship groups going?
Hi i've been playing a few months now, but i've been mostly soloing so far. I'm lvl 38 now and been doin North down questing. I've pretty much solode all the solo quest, but now i'm left with lvl 32+ fellowship quests. Well now i'm kinda stuck. I've tried to solo around the Dol Dinen area, but die alot. I play as a run-keeper and pretty fragile, but i like playing magic casters.
Well i've been trying to get groups together, but not haven much luck. I've tried shouting a few times and no replies. I've had my LFF up for hours and nothing. With this many fellowship quest's around here, i kinda wonder why ppl arn't grouping alot to do these quest.
I've even done a world serch for lff players and only seen like 5-6 ppl searching. All are usually much lower or higher lvl than i am.
So whats the best way to get groups going for these fellowship quests?
For doing mid-level group quests, your best bet is usually to find a helpful kinship to join.
No one uses the LFF feature in the Social panel. (Really, no one uses it.) You could ask in the local /LFF channel to see if anyone wants to join you, but the North Downs is significantly less popular than the Lone Lands and Evendim. Your server may have a user-created GLFF (global) channel, but those are typically used by max level players for end-game instances and raids.
The North Downs, Trollshaws, Misty Mountains, and Angmar are notable for having many small fellowship and fellowship quests which can really slow you down. To be honest, I'd recommend skipping these group quests if you have quests in another region that you can complete instead.
Some regions are better optimized for solo questing. I strongly recommend Evendim to all my friends, because it provides a very smooth leveling experience all the way from level 30 to level 40. Forochel and Eregion are both great for levels 45-50. After that, you'll have a smooth time going solo all the way to max level.
Unfortunately, getting from level 40 to level 45 is a pain no matter where you do it. Angmar has a great storyline, but about 20% of its quests require a group. The Misty Mountains are a nice change of scenery, but also feature a great deal of group content and can be confusing to get around at first. If you have no other options, you can always do solo skirmishes for experience.
You should also ask for fellowships in glff and regional (which is a broader cast than lff). And really, on our server there are also many lower levels chars on glff that are willing to help, or even level cap players that help run lower levels thru stuff. It's worth asking around.
Another good way of getting some support there is to join a kin. Ours does also have help-a-lowbie-evening and most level cap players help lower levels fly thru the harder stuff.
And if all else fails... move on to the next region. I've soloed my way as RK to 75 and had to skip here and there, but there is more than enough content to get you to the top, without ever needing a fellowship.
Yes, connect to global lff.. It's not just lff chat, you can find there everything.. common discussions, trading etc.
There are mostly end-game instances lvl 50-75 but you will find there low lvl instances/skirmishes (20-50) as well.
- type in chat window:
- then type (/1 means user channel number 1):
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Creep - Dusgok (Reaver3+)
Laurelin server - Anaruth Order (I'm Linux player)
I'm gonna be open an honest to you: it's pretty much impossible to find groups to do [small] fellowship quest on-level. Leveling is fast enough without them and rewards are usually mediocre, so most people just blaze past them. Being a non-repeatable quest at the end of previously solo quest chain doesn't help either. Your options are to come back at higher level (10-20 level above usually is sufficient) and solo it just to see how the story of the quest ended (XP rewards will be reduced to non-notable and all quest rewards are vendor junk) or to cancel them and skip them completely. Actually, even in the first case you may have to cancel them temporarily and pick them again 10-15 levels later, just to free up quest log space.
Most group interactions happens in the form of repeatable content: Instances, Skirmishes, Raids, Occasional Repeatable group quest area (such as Thror's Coomb in Enedwaith or Limlight Gorge in Great River). Being repeatable means you can do it again and most of the time get some usable rewards even if you did it before already, Instance Join panel eliminates the need for everyone to travel to a specific place, accessible nature means most of the time almost any player can join as long as he's of the right level. Later in game most encounters become gated by some quests and deeds though, but most people usually unlock them very early so as not to bother later. It's rather rare and unfortunate to form a group only to find that one player cannot enter, but it's still happens.
P.S. And yes, joining your server global channel (GLFF, GlobalLFF, Unite etc.) will definitely lighten things up. At least when the chat see dozens of message per minute you're unlikely to feel yourself alone in the world. And among all that joking, trolling, nonsense gibberish there's actually quite a lot of useful information being passes as well.
Speaking as one who has done every (every!) group quest, and more or less on-level too, I can say that the LFF and GLFF channels are the way to go. But you will need to be patient. You will not be swarmed with people offering to help. Just keep advertising, you'll find some people eventually. Try to advertise during peak hours on your server, usually evenings when most folks are home from school/work.
Bear in mind that a lot of "fellowship" quests only require 2-3 people, so don't bother waiting for a full 6. Also consider buying time for your landscape skirmish soldier to help fill out the ranks.