Published on: Mar 7, 2015 @ 1:20
LFG.PlanetDestiny.com: This is an ad-free, mobile friendly, and completely automated LFG resource that’s still in its beta stage.
Our primary goal was to make this really easy to use with features that did not exist elsewhere.
We thought automatic grouping and full group control was important, and that group chat would be helpful for coordination before sending out invites.
- Choose how many players you need when creating a new group.
- Add/remove spots from your group after you create it.
- Group will be hidden if you’re AFK and will return when you’re back.
- Fully automatic grouping; “auto-match” will continue to search for a group until one is found.
- Auto-match for multiple activities at once.
- Set the required level for your group; you can limit your group to Level 30+ for example.
- On/offline status for each member of your group (offline if they’ve exited the site).
- Individual and/or group real-time chat.
- Designed and built for any mobile device.
This color denotes features that are exclusive to our LFG.
- LFG-wide real-time chat.
- Automated character/level generation.
- Automated raid experience; shows how many you’ve finished.
- Feedback system; awards for positive feedback.
- Permanent system to list/group your Guardian with others.
- Sound notifications when someone joins a group or initiates a chat.
- A list of members who you’ve recently played with.
- iOS mobile app.
Although the LFG was specifically built around mobile, we understand the convenience of having an app, so an entire PD app is in the works.
Play with PD!
If you’ve ever wanted to play with a member of the PlanetDestiny staff, using our group finder is the best way to do so!
Not only are we regularly using it, but you’ll also be able to “win” games with us.
Winning: How does it work?
For every group that is successfully formed, there will be a chance that the entire group is selected to play with PlanetDestiny at a later date.
If chosen, you will receive an on-screen notification with further instructions. If you’d like to play with us, you’ll be able to choose any activity!
How It Works
1. Enter your Guardian Information
This quickly-editable data is how you’ll be found.
The Gamertag or PSN ID you enter will be linked to your profile, so people can click your username to add you as a friend/message you on that platform.
Once you submit your information, you’ll only see people that chose the same platform as you.
This information is saved in the system and can be changed at any time.
2. Choose an Activity
After selecting an activity, you will see only people who also chose that activity.
After you’ve picked you can join someone else’s group manually, create your own group, or auto-match.
Easily my favorite feature, this will act in a similar way to in-game matchmaking. It will continue to search for players until it finds a match for you.
The search gives priority to people in the same region but it does not limit you.
Once a match is found, you’ll be placed into a group that’s LFM in the same activity you’re a part of.
All groups are listed at the bottom, so you don’t need to auto-match if you don’t want to, but it’s the easiest way to find a group since it searches in real-time and will place you with a team as soon as one is available.
Creating a New Group
If you’d rather not be paired up with other people automatically, and would like to have control of your own group, you can totally do that too.
The “Create New” button will allow you to select the level requirement as well as the amount of members you need.
For example, if you only need 1 more for the Ir Yut section of Crota’s End and you require that person to be over a certain level, you can specify that.
When creating a new group, you have total control; set the rules and kick players at will. Only people of the required level (that you set) will be allowed to join, but they can still send you a quick message.
You can also add a message that people can see in the group listing; request a certain weapon, a particular subclass, etc.
As a group leader you can:
- Set the required level to join.
- Kick players.
- Specify how many players are needed (before and after the group is created).
You’ll be able to chat with anyone who’s entered their Guardian information.
You can chat with individual people, or if you’re in a group, you can talk to everyone at once in your entire group.
This chat, along with everything else, happens in real-time. You shouldn’t ever need to refresh the page, but if you do, you won’t lose your progress.
Modifying your Guardian
If you decide you want to change your Gamertag/PSN ID, change your console, or your in-game character information, you can easily do so by pressing the “Edit” button.
Keep in mind that you only see players that have selected the same console as you.
Leaving a Group
If for whatever reason you want to leave your current group, just click the “Leave” button.
To start a new group: Click the “Create New” button, or choose “Auto-Match” to be put in the queue to match up with another group.
Whether people are reading through our seemingly endless stream of articles, checking out stats in our database, or hanging out on the forums, there’s something for every Destiny fan at our site.
What we haven’t had, until now, is a reliable LFG resource. We wanted to provide a quality alternative, and we need your help to make it better.
We’ve hired a full-time developer to work solely on this. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, so please don’t hesitate to share it, because we want to make this as useful and effective as possible.
We’re dedicated to creating the ultimate resource, so please let us know what you’d like to see; send us any feature you can think of.