Among the features on the PTS version of Game Update 1.3: Allies is the new Group Finder. With a feature like the much anticipated Group Finder, its functionality is of interest to players of the PvE variety. To get a first hands-on look at the feature set for the new Group Finder, hit the jump.
The Group Finder allows you to queue for PvE activities of your choice. This includes all current Story Mode Operations, Flashpoints and planets that you are within level range for. After selecting which role you would like to play, you can choose to queue into a random Operation/Flashpoint that will reward you five Black Hole Commendations on completion, or choose exactly which Operation/Flashpoint you would like to queue for, which will not reward the five commendations (Black Hole Commendations for operations, Flashpoint specific ones for the Flashpoints).
Located directly opposite of the Warzone queuing button on your minimap is the group finder. Clicking this will bring up the main Group Finder interface.
This is the main interface for the Group Finder. Your role (Damage, Healing, Tank) are on the left, and one option will be greyed out depending on your Advanced Class. This does not detect your current spec, so make sure you are ready to perform your role before queuing!
On the right of the interface, you can choose to queue up for any current Story Mode Operation, Flashpoint, Hard Mode Flashpoint or Planetary questing within your level range. Aside from the Planetary queuing, selecting any of the other choices will automatically select all of the available options. (Eg. Checking off the Story Mode Operations box will automatically select all of the current Operations)
All of the images taken to explain the system are in the media gallery below. Keep in mind that this system is brand new on the PTS and as things change, we will update you accordingly.