What scares me is the lack of any mention that a new search system is on the way. Maybe SE figures it's best to establish the new job system before introducing party grind features. If so that's ok I guess, but I just wish they would at least acknowledge the cries for /sea and say that it's coming.
The lack of a viable party search/seek system, and the continued fact that no such mechanism implementation or improvement is ever mentioned as part of any upcoming change, is the main driving force behind why I haven't logged on in over a month and why I probably won't spend any measurable amount of time logged in regardless of the current patch.
To me it's terribly frustrating to see such wonderful mechanisms and playstyles being developed for group-based combat, yet it's just about impossible to find and join a group of fellow adventurers willing to band together and tackle such obstacles outside of an already established social list. Edited, Sep 21st 2011 9:42pm by Whales