Havent experienced the chest bug myself, but many of my buddies have been telling me about it. I have, however, downed the last boss of Taral V hard mode and had him drop level 33 loot, not even a Tionese Crystal, just level 33 loot. This specifically was said to have been fixed in the last patch, but clearly wasn't. I love this game, just very disappointed in the number of bugs, glitches and exploits that are still in it. With such a long beta, you would think that more of them would have been addressed.
We're you in my group of 3 troopers and a smuggler on twin spears where the only epic loot drops were jedi based and useless to everyone? Or is this lvl 33 loot widespread on taral v's final boss.