I dont join parties until im sure i watched a video, analyzed the dungeon and think i can contribute to its completition.
Its people with raven 9s that join desolate tomb where i am stuck in now as i need the weapon to further breaktrough my weapon and necklace, that flame me for having only 830ish ap.
I have literally been told 3 times so far in the month playtime that i am a noob for having only soul level 2 and been told several more times that i should upgrade my soul, and several times that my gems are garbage (keep in mind this is my first event where i can acually get a gem since i started the game) and other random negative comments where i felt frustrated toward some peoples actions toward new players.
People assume that as a new player i should have over 900 ap to be allowed to join desolate in xserver.
Happened several times already and as you said people ignore mechanics and just want you to bring ap, if i dont bring ap im useless.
Usually have more fun in the game with people around my ap range, if i was over 950 ap and joined desolate on normal, i personally would be silent and carry the people in it, not flame newbies and make them want to question this community.
Although i did meet some very nice and friendly people that enjoy giving advice and want to shoutout those inviduals that helped me learn the curves
Before you say, join a clan, i already did and they are all great guys and i love running with them, but as im from eu playing on na server, i cannot always play with them.
Before you ask why dont you play on eu, its personal experience from all the mmos i played so far that teached me that eu players are ok when you are under 20, when you are a bit older like me you want to play with more mature people.