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#1 Mar 17 2011 at 9:43 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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Working the numbers in MMORPG party searches.

By ViKtoricus Fergoozo. (Originally posted at

Whether you like it or not, not everyone is willing to party up with you even if your offer is extremely plausible and beneficial to their own cause. Maybe they are about to log off, about to join another party, busy crafting, whatever. However, this should NEVER stop you from creating your own ideal party. There is a way to do it.

Work the numbers. And what I mean by that is you have to learn how to do mass party-invitations without spamming. And you may be wondering... how? Heh. Here is how it is done.

Timing is important, but it's not always about logging on at the same place at the time in which most players are active. It does involve LOCATION. The first step in working the numbers is that you must be at the right place at the right time. It is common sense, but if you are one who doesn't implement it yet, you have to start now.

Once you now have a basic gist of proper location and timing, you must learn how to sell yourself. Think of it as a business negotiation. The more you beg, the less likelihood that the deal will be off. Even a ghetto drug-dealer has to have something of value to offer. Usually, when I am "selling myself", I almost always say the exact same thing. "Are you up for some fun quests with good rewards?" It is what I use when playing Guild Wars, Lord of the Rings Online, and EverQuest II. It works.

Now, just because you have something good to say does not mean you are automatically allowed to spam the message on every chat page. Personally, if you are playing on a game that has an excellent LFG (looking-for-group) tool, then use it. Make sure that you don't mindlessly spam it every 5 seconds. Keep it frequent, but don't just put it in on very short intervals. You'll only annoy people if you do.

On the other hand, some games are actually better done by sending people "whispers" or "tells". If it has the shout option... don't use it. I have learned from my experience that individually sent, private messages are much more potent than a "shout" message.

Party searching requires patience. People don't fall on your lap, and cooperative members don't grow on trees. Keep sending out invites and wait for someone to join...

Fast forward, you now have a party. It COULD be better by maybe... searching out one other party member. Maybe a healer, an extra damage-dealer, a stronger tank, quicker thief, etc. But you have to keep in mind that people's times are precious. If you plan on recruiting more people in your party, make sure your current members are willing to wait. If they are not, politely leave the party, or just go on with them. You can't always have it your way. Burger King.

Your conduct while you are in a party is a separate article of its own. Until then, have fun. Find great members and great things shall happen to you...

(P. S. How do I properly insert pictures on my posts?)

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 1:14pm by Osarion Lock Thread: flame bait
Watch who you are calling Douchebags, jerk. BANNED
#2 Mar 17 2011 at 9:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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1. Go to Google.
2. Enter this exact phrase in the search field: inurl:"ViewerFrame?Mode=" -inurl -intitle
3. Enjoy controlling unsecured network cameras.

Hey, this wasn't a complete waste of time after all...

Edited, Mar 17th 2011 8:54pm by akirussan
#3 Mar 17 2011 at 9:55 PM Rating: Good
Awesome. Burger King. Tacked on right at the end. Did NOT see it coming.

To insert images you need to upgrade to a Premium ZAM account.

As a bonus to Premium you get to set an Avatar. If you do upgrade, I can't wait to see what you choose.
#4 Mar 17 2011 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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akirussan wrote:
1. Go to Google.
2. Enter this exact phrase in the search field: inurl:"ViewerFrame?Mode=" -inurl -intitle
3. Enjoy controlling unsecured network cameras.

Hey, this wasn't a complete waste of time after all...

Edited, Mar 17th 2011 8:54pm by akirussan

"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that...."

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 12:19am by Kitprower

#5Ilean, Posted: Mar 17 2011 at 10:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) That was really cool!
#6 Mar 17 2011 at 11:27 PM Rating: Good
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Seriously? Yet another useless ViKtoricus thread?

This dude just isn't going to be happy until he has authored every thread on page 1.

With no content.

Gone are the lolgaxe days. :(
lolgaxe wrote:
Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
As a forum admin, you... see things. Things that you can never unseen.

I can only apologize so many times for that.
#7 Mar 17 2011 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
1,004 posts
this guy might be in luck. i hear brady games needs someone to write a guide for FFXIV...
#8 Mar 18 2011 at 3:20 AM Rating: Good
Forget the fact that this post has absolutely nothing to do with numbers. I actually read more than 6 lines of this one in an attempt to gain something from it. I'm still unclear whether this person is a merely trolling or genuinely thinks they're composing ground breaking articles. The only "numbers game" I can gather from this post is the direct correlation between the number of spams per minute, and how annoying one is. Otherwise, this is a very long winded version of: If you want parties, all you have to do is communicate.

"Hey dude, we're the same level and I'm playing this video game too... wanna kill stuff?"

I've read more informative guides on peeling carrots.
I started this character at the CE launch, and played for about 2 months. Haven't touched it since.
#9 Mar 18 2011 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
11,539 posts
MMORPG - A number's game.

A number is game?

A game that belongs to someone named "Number"?

I don't follow.

Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
#10 Mar 18 2011 at 12:07 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, Mr. Alfred Number has had legal ownership of MMORPGs for some time now.
#11 Mar 18 2011 at 1:02 PM Rating: Excellent
531 posts
ZAM should make a rule if you make 20 sub-default topics in a row that you are fined $100. Then every thread sub-defaulted after 20 is $150 per thread.

Seriously though I don't understand what the point of this topic. It seems you really want to analyze choices and common events that happen in MMOs such as making a party. However, I don't think many people appreciate how you come across explaining THE way to do this or THE way to do that. People are different and will play the game, make choices, and lead a group of people in all different ways.


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