WTB Cross-Server Friends List
After doing nothing but doing heroic after heroic for what felt like forever (and was in fact probably only two weeks) I finally got enough emblems on Anea to get my planned hunter alt some heirlooms so she could level in style.
(BTW: just pointing the bow at the level 1 wolves and having them die is awesome. Just sayin’)
In the course of the many, many, many groups that Anea was in, I was grouped with some nice people. I was grouped with some assholes. And I was grouped with a person or two who I wanted to hug tight and never let go of. Sadly, these people weren’t from my home server of Exodar – they were from other servers. I could place the assholes on my ignore list all I wanted and never worry that I’d have to see them again. However… why can we not friend great players as well, as a sort of “preferential” grouping mechanism? Awesome Mage from HHoR? I’d love to see him again. The pally from a HPoS group that was such a great leader and tank? I’d heal for him any day. Those are just two that stood out, but there have been other people I wouldn’t have minded having in my party again – and I’d like to rely on more than just random chance that I’d see them again too.
There was a baby pally tank that I ran into while on my hunter – we had quite the rough SFK run and had been sending each other tells back and forth for entertainment. We finally finished the instance, despite fourmanning it and having the druid smacking Arugal with his staff instead of being in kitty (both times!) and just general chaos. We had both agreed that we’d like to stay partied and queue for further instances, but the druid wouldn’t drop the group – we couldn’t kick him either, since we had ported out of the dungeon (something to note for future reference!) We politely asked him to leave – he didn’t. We told him that he only had to right click his portrait and select “Leave party” – he didn’t. He logged out, but most likely exited the game rather than a normal log out, since it showed him as disconnected in party – and was therefore a member we couldn’t get rid of.
The pally and I heaved sighs and /wave’d goodbye, since we were sure we couldn’t see each other again since there was no friending feature. We thought we’d try to queue immediately after we dropped party on the off-chance that we’d be thrown in the same group again.
And it worked! An instance came up instantaneously and who was the group’s tank? My pally friend! We probably got lucky – not because the stategy was a good one, but because of the extremely late hour and the lack of people queueing at those times.
But really… I’d love to be able to friend some of the people I meet in randoms, not just take a screenshot of their name and server for future reference.