But that's just the basics of being a meta user. There's another goal if you are going to run a team and really manage it well.
You're gonna have to learn some meta programming. Yep. get over it.
Look I have a computer science degree. And while I'm not a programmer by day, I "Get" how to do scripting. Not everyone does. I get that.
Now then, get OVER it. Ask for help. You've already found the right web site.
And do these:
automate a command and control framework for your characters. I decided to run a single, heavily modified "control" meta on ALL characters and I prefer to issue !commands to move my forces around. Pick the gui, use the improved GUIs/mods. I love them all.
Just pick one. At or above about 5 characters, you are going to want to be able to:
walk the group up to a portal.
Turn navigation on or off quickly
send group through a portal
Realize, while in portal space, the drop is hot. or not. turn combat on or off - quickly. Get to where your group controls are learned, work well, and you understand when you need combat on. corners on/off.
Learn for yourself, critically what follow distance really does and means. change it outside and see how it works. Mess with it inside.
You will arrive at knowing when you need to have close quarters, short attack distances, corners on or off and how to get a crew to the GY, up the staircases, clear as needed, combat on/off, up and out the hut.
When you can do this little dance with your crew, get to where you can run the Rynthid ramps (combat off or you'll have someone stop for heals!)
And learn to use a virindi group. monitor everyone's health from there. Recognize its strengths and limitations.
Your goal is this: run GY tasks without having to touch any screen but the group leader's. That means:
all chars can navigate the steps smoothly, clearing as you go as necessary.
all chars talk to the NPCs for daily/kill quests.
all chars in group pick up 8 jaws, no more, no less, using "loot fellows' corpses..." and a loot profile
and of course, restock.
When you can do these things, setup and plan a small network of metas.
Learn to add your own "load" command into someon else's meta. e.g. My "control" meta has a half-dozen other tasks it can call by name. One command, on all doogs, loads a new meta on all the others. And in that meta? there is a command I've added to load my control meta.
Get to where you can go out on a task or quest for an hour, run that -- as a group - under leader's control. "program" in returning to task NPCs. Turn in the quest. Issue a command to get all your chars back into a home room - meta wise, and to wherever you like to hang out - your fav town, quest place, dungeon, home/villa/hometown.
Add one task a week.
Before you know it, you'll have your team setup to be able to drive, as a group, to a task, have fun overly killing it, and getting on back to civilization.
And get the legendary key meta. You'll be turning in some keys. Hate to see you go blind reading all that loot:
LegendKeys meta is worth gold. learn it.
You will learn how a loot profile works. and if you don't, use Lootsnob. Just go. now. get it. there is never enough mule space in AC. nevah.