There are a few popular private channels that a lot of people join for cross-shard grouping. It’s a good idea to join them so you can do cross-shard events and other group activities.
Note: These are mainly catered towards Level 60s with Level 60 content. This is NA-only.
How to Join a User-created Channel
To join a user-created channel, type “/join channelname@shardname” replacing channelname with the name of the channel and shardname with the name of the shard/server the channel was created in.
CrossEvents@Faeblight (NA), CrossEvents@Gelidra (EU#1), CrossEvents@Brisesol (EU#2)
This channel is used to look for members (“LFM”) and look for groups (“LFG”) for various cross-shard activities such as zone events, great hunts (GHs), strongholds (SHs) and for instanced PvE content like raids and dungeons.
You’ll usually also find weekly dendrome boss multi-raids forming on this channel, usually on the weekends and right before and after Wednesday weekly reset (4am Wednesdays Server Time; PST).
This channel is used to look for Raids. It’s not as active as CrossEvents@Faeblight as that channel also has LFGs/LFMs for Raids, but you’ll still get some people forming for Level 60 Raid content.
This is another premade channel for Conquest. It’s pretty active and usually LFMs are posted on both HelloKitty@Hailol and PvP@Laethys. You’ll sometimes have several premades posting to this channel as well as PvP@Laethys and they’ll be competing with each other.
There are other premade channels as well – although some of them are rarely used unless the premade leader who created the channel decides to run a premade in CQ.
There’s also premades who have private channels that are invite-only. You will need to find your own way (by speaking to the premade leaders for those channels – for instance) to access those channels.
Lost in some of the terminology being thrown out on these user-created channels?
Check out the Guide/List: Rift Terminology.