You can use the new LFG tool with a pre-made group and still get the bonus. Awesome!
Here’s the official work from the SWTOR community blog:
Yes, you can queue for Group Finder with pre-made groups. However, only the Group Leader can queue your group as a whole.
- Once you are a part of a pre-made group, you will not be able to queue individually until you leave the group.
- If you are queued as a group and you are not the Group Leader, the Group Finder will display the content that the Group Leader queued you for.
You can queue with a full group that is valid for the content. For example, for a Flashpoint, you’ll need to have characters to fill the tank and healer roles.
If your Group is not valid when the Group Leader attempts to queue, it will display a message and give you the opportunity to change roles for the group.
You can also queue with a partial group. When you queue with a partial group in Group Finder and you are matched with other players for content you will be formed into a new group.
Sounds pretty good to me. I know as a guild we will want to sign up and play together but don’t want to lose the bonus of the group finder. This also works for anyone who has friends on the server or good people they have played with before and you want to group with them rather than a bunch of random people who may or may not know how to play.
It’s a win-win for everyone involved!
What do you think?