The Grumpy Elf: The looking for system was a wonderful addition for what it did, helped you find groups faster, but it was a horrible addition for what the game lost when it was added, and that is accountability.
People can act poorly, play poorly, or just exhibit poor work ethics and never have to worry about any repercussions. No one is going to say in trade, he is a slacker, he ninja pulls, he ninja loots, he can not put out what is required for the content. They do not need to worry about being invited to groups because any group is only one button away. How they play and act means nothing now. Nope, not even in the slightest, it no longer matters. There is no accountability in the game any more. You can act any way you want, play any way you want, do any thing you want and it will rarely if ever get back to hurt you.
If someone did not know how to play their class or role, it got noticed, word got out. If someone had a bad attitude and was a problem player, word got out. If someone was rude and insulting, word got out. If someone had constant disconnects or AFKs, word got out. If someone tried to get carried by letting everyone else do the work, word got out.
If you needed a healer you would ask a friend and your friend would say, let me see who is on my friends list. Do you remember those days? . . . read full article