Misleading subject title. -50dkp.
Yeah, the biggest reason why it's hard to find parties is because no one these days likes taking the initiative to actually start one, heh.
This is somewhat true in all MMO's and very much so in XIV (as it was in XI). Not sure if it's shyness, laziness, fear, etc. but there just aren't a lot of leaders out there. I think a good chunk of the population logs significant enough playtime that they don't mind sitting around waiting for a couple of hours for a party to come together and they occupy themselves with crafting, farming, leves, etc. while they wait.
My playtime is pretty limited so I don't have the luxury of sitting around and waiting for a party to form up, so I invariably start one. Don't get me wrong, it can be a PITA putting it together and assembling people across multiple LS's, friends list, shouting at crystal, etc. but I usually get it done relatively quickly and painlessly because there are so many people that don't take the initiative to start a party. Best thing to do is to grab a few friends, start it up, and use party search function.
While there aren't many leaders out there, there do seem to be plenty of followers though...
Which is great for us leaders, because I have a lot of in-game goals that I need a whole team of passive, submissive, and easily manipulated followers to help me achieve. But don't worry, I'll exert my willpower and control over you in such a nice way you won't even notice what's happening.
Now get back on the block, take that stroll, and get me my gil.
:-P Edited, Nov 22nd 2010 12:24pm by thejones