One of the many positives to come out of online gaming is the sheer amount of people that you come across whilst playing your favorite games. Sure, there are those of the trolling sort who would enjoy nothing more than to ruin your day, but there are others with a sense of community and looking to meet brand new players to share their experiences with. One neat feature that Destiny possesses is LFG (Looking For Group) platforms to help find budding players looking to complete a similar goal.
With this, you can potentially meet like-minded players that want to offer you a helping hand. From there, who’s to say that the moments you share can’t blossom into a wonderful online friendship? Perhaps you have other games you both enjoy, similar everyday lives, common interests and so forth.
Sometimes, life just gets in the way. People get busy with their own individual lives, and those cherished moments of when you completed that raid with your newly found comrades soon become a distant memory. This has been the case for Destiny players on Reddit, who have been discussing the point of never playing with those found on LFG again. With the invigorated raids coming back thanks to the final expansion entitled Age of Triumph, this has become an issue for certain players who feel that they won’t be able to reconnect with those they found in previous raids.
Reddit user SpartanNo7 for example has a busy lifestyle, with a once bulging friends list now waning:
I find myself back in the mixed bag that LFG can be, where I’ll no doubt find some great people that I’ll never speak to again.
Despite initial excitement from Altr4 and promises to meet up a play again, sadly a similar fate was suffered:
That was 6 months ago and we never met ever since.
Rather than delving into the correlation between gamers and social anxiety, it is often simply down to nobody wanting to make the first move, which is alluded to by many users including KBNinja:
My guess would be that nobody made that initial attempt at getting the group back together. Most people are not going to be the guy who messages 5 randoms and says hey we raided together last week, wanna go again?
Have you managed to stay connected with your LFG friends? Let us know in the comments section below.