@Miraglyth said in I hope party beacon can return to NGS:
...come to think of it, were parties even retained when someone changed blocks?
Yes, the party is retained if that happens. My party leader during beta wanted to teleport back to the city to get ready for the upcoming Urgent Quest, and the area we were farming in filled immediately after they did. When they tried teleporting back to the area to join back with the rest of the party, they were thrown into a completely different block. The party was still retained.
The trick, however came to when queuing up for the Urgent. The party leader queued the entire party up when they were still unable to get back to us, but we weren't reunited for it. So there's a chance at the time, the party leader was the only one with their name displayed in blue while the others were displayed in white.
Queuing up for UQ while the party members are scattered across blocks should be reunited.
Areas need to preserve the amount of players in an area when a party member is planning on coming back. (i.e 32/32, one player in a party teleports to city real quick should still keep the area at 32/32).