To go direct in a group setting you'd need to build very high attraction from the start. The girl doesn't want to look easy in front of her friends (unless they're close friends) and expect a sh1t test right at the beginning because her automatic reaction when she's hit on when her friends and her are just having a good time is to put up the defences. Also if there's guys around they will feel alienated at best and hostile toward you at worst, most likely tho they'll just get a bit defensive. And the other girls in the group will also start girl coding immedieately if they don't join in the sh1t testing.
So in short, approaching a target in a group with Direct Game will usually blow you out. That being said though, if you can maneuver through the gauntlet of sh1t tests, b1tch shields, girl coding, ASD, and general disqualifiers that will be hurled at you from all directions in the first 20 seconds; then you are likely to have a very smooth pick up from there on out with little ambiguity and enough sexual tension to keep you out of the friend zone for weeks (though you'll probably end up closing).
I'd recommend (if you try it) to keep pace with their sh1t tests and whatnot, then disqualify them/put THEM in the friendzone based on the content of their sh1t tests and continue with indirect game on them until you get some nice strong IOI's.
I imagine the most likely thing that you'll hear when direct-opening a group is "I have bf" - so there's your disqualifier right there, hook the set and continue from A2.
DTF HB's omw 2 LTR
We could condense autismus's thesis from the last post to........'you have to be fucking good for it to work'
Totally agree right there tho