Part of being in a stalwart band of adventurers is assembling that stalwart band in the first place. Need more heroes to round out your raid group? Looking for more to complete a Normal or Heroic Dungeon, or need help finding like-minded players for a tough group quest? If so, we have a feature just for you!
In Overlords of Outland, the classic Looking for Group interface received some behind the scenes improvements. While we’ve kept the look and feel you’re familiar with, these improvements should make it even better than you remember with more activities available, group listings, and more. Get back on track and find adventuring companions, hero.
Just like in the original release of The Burning Crusade, the Looking for Group interface (default hotkey: I) can be accessed through a new icon on your action bar, next to the Social button. This will open a window that prompts you to indicate whether you want to start a group or join one that's already in the process of being assembled. Depending on your selection, either the "Looking for Group" or the "Looking for More" interface appears next. Both interfaces have tabs at the bottom that let you easily switch between the two.
LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE
This time the Looking for Group tab allows both solo players and parties to list themselves for up to three activities of their choosing, unlike the original tool that was only usable by solo players. You can select activities like Dungeons, Raids, Zones (for group questing), Heroic Dungeons, Battlegrounds, and Arena.
Once you’ve decided which activities you want to sign up for, enter a comment if desired (for example to inform other players what spec/roles you can fulfill), and click the “List Self” button to be listed in the Looking for More interface. Only players in your realm and faction will be able to see your listing, and activities for a listing can be updated after it is created by making any changes and clicking “Update” in the interface. Last but not least, you can list yourself for activities even while in a queue for a Battleground or Arena.
RECRUITING FOR DANGER
The Looking for More tab allows a solo player or partial group to browse for additional members to complete a group. Select your desired activity from the drop-down menus (for example if you need a few more players to round out your Karazhan run, select “Raid” and then “Karazhan”) to see players who have listed themselves for that activity. Zone, level, and detailed party member information are included in there for you as well.
From there the group leader can click on a player’s name to invite them to the group or send them a message. You can also click “Refresh” to browse new player listings.
These changes and more await you in Overlords of Outland, and we hope you’ll have an easier time finding like-minded players to take on Kael’thas and Lady Vashj. Good luck, and happy grouping!