Published on: Mar 20, 2015 @ 17:12
PlanetDestiny’s automated LFG resource will soon be available to the DestinyLFG.net community!
We will keep DestinyLFG.net running for the foreseeable future and only make a definite switch to the new technology once we feel it has been tested properly. No features or functionality are being removed from LFG.net.
lfg.planetdestiny.com will be the beta test for the new features to come, namely auto-matching and group chat. These are optional features that will not affect your experience on LFG.net if you choose not to utilize them.
Our goal has always been to provide a one-stop-shop for fans of Destiny and a LFG solution has been on our to-do list for quite some time. We’ve invested a lot of time and resources into making our LFG solution the best that it can be, and we will continue to update and improve it.
The primary concern with our LFG was the amount of people using it. It received a lot of awesome feedback, even praise, but for it to really shine it needed more members using it.
We wanted to unite the Destiny community with the ultimate LFG resource, so we reached out to Dave (former owner) and purchased his site.
DestinyLFG.net has come a long way, setting some new standards for group-finding sites during it’s lifetime. Planetdestiny’s LFG team has built upon that and raised the bar even higher. I’ve come to the point where I can’t realistically improve at the pace that they can, and while competition is good, I think most will agree that there is such a thing as too many LFG sites. The community should be in good hands as PlanetDestiny continues to refine and improve their LFG solution.
Emotions are mixed as I am both sad to see DestinyLFG.net in its current form come to an end, but happy that it will evolve into a superior service in the capable hands of PlanetDestiny. The Destiny community has been very good to me, and I hope that support remains during the transition in the weeks to come.
The more players we can match you up against, the quicker a group can be put together.
Since it’s all automated it means there will be less time spent waiting for a group and more time can be spent playing the game, which we assume is what most players prefer.
To anyone that’s worried about us getting rid of an already working technology and to those that prefer the current way of finding a group, rest assured that we have no intention of killing off the current DestinyLFG.net website.
We will keep the current site running for the foreseeable future and only make a definite switch to the new technology once we feel it has been community approved and tested properly.
We aren’t going to be removing anything from DestinyLFG.net – we’ll simply be adding optional functionality. For example, you’ll be able to auto-match and quick chat with an entire group of people, but this is optional, and you don’t need to utilize these features if you don’t want to.
As with everything else we do, community feedback is essential to us. As part of our ongoing beta test, we will spend the coming weeks listening to feedback, perfecting the ultimate LFG app.
In the coming weeks a large scale beta will be initiated through the DestinyLFG.net website. There will also be an ongoing dialogue to make sure our LFG experience becomes the one-for-all solution for the Destiny community.
For anyone who hasn’t yet used our LFG, we have a full feature list here.
Most recently we added the ability to auto-match for multiple activities, and very soon your Guardians will be automatically generated based on the Gamertag you use. These are features that are exclusive to our LFG, and we’re excited to provide even more utilities in the future.
We also have a mobile app in the works, but for now, the site is extremely mobile-friendly. On the left you can see what our site currently looks like on a mobile phone.
As mentioned above, your feedback is critical, so please don’t hesitate to let us know your thoughts! We’ve gotten tons of great feedback so far and we really do appreciate it.