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Level 50 Flashpoint loot vs difficulty out of line

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Level 50 Flashpoint loot vs difficulty out of line

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Commodorepants
01.10.2012 , 08:45 PM | #1
Flashpoints at level 50, such as Directive 7, The Battle of Ilum and The False Emperor don't really seem to have loot tables that are optimized to be in line with the level of difficulty of the Flashpoint.

There are several bosses in Directive 7 for example that drop greens. It seems counter-intuitive to make the difficulty of the encounters so high just to make them drop greens. It seems you're pushing folks to ignore these Flashpoints.

My suggestion is to have the loot tables for the bosses in these flashpoints given a second look. I don't really think it's intended (or at least I'd like to think it isn't intended) to have the only reward for downing some of the most difficult 4 man encounters in the game be a green item.


TL;DR - Why are bosses in level 50 Flashpoints dropping greens? The difficulty of the encounter is out of line with the reward.

(For the record, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of defeating those encounters, but would have preferred to see better than a green drop on some of those bosses for the challenge they presented.)

Thanks.

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cerberias
01.10.2012 , 08:58 PM | #2
Good thing they're all piss easy then.

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Rayvonuk
01.10.2012 , 09:04 PM | #3
Play for fun not for loot, this aint wow.

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Jylian
01.10.2012 , 09:14 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Rayvonuk View Post
Play for fun not for loot, this aint wow.
This is an awesome post which shows that you understand end-game raiding content perfectly.

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KaiHeilos
01.10.2012 , 09:37 PM | #5
D7 isn't level 50. Mini-bosses drop greens. If you're level 50 do Hard Mode, stop being bad.

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Commodorepants
01.10.2012 , 10:25 PM | #6
Despite the obvious trolls, I feel inclined to reitorate or perhaps correct my initial observations.

I believe the essence of what I was trying to understand is why the loot that drops from Directive 7 (which is supposedly not a level 50 FP, even though everything in there is level 50 elites, champs etc) is of a quality that does not help gear a character toward getting into things like hard modes or ops.

The difficulty of the FP is great, love the challenge at first, figuring out the fights - but how does this, and similar FP at this level do anything to help gear you up toward hard modes or ops when all that drops is level 48 greens or level 48 blues?

Where is the logical progression? Perhaps I misunderstand the design intention or something, but it seems flawed in some manner.

For the record, I have done hard modes (so I'm not bad, derp), and in many ways some of them are easier than a fresh 50 trying to do D7 and only getting green/blue level 48 gear. I don't know quite how to explain that...

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Skin_Job
01.10.2012 , 10:33 PM | #7
steer clear of hardmode essless. You'll never down the last boss with a pug.

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KaiHeilos
01.10.2012 , 10:53 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Commodorepants View Post

I believe the essence of what I was trying to understand is why the loot that drops from Directive 7 (which is supposedly not a level 50 FP, even though everything in there is level 50 elites, champs etc)
Just to expend on this part, here's the levels;

Black Talon 10-14
Hammer Station 14-18
Athiss 18-22
Mandalorian Raiders 22-26
Cademimu 26-30
Boarding Party 30-34
Foundry 34-38
Colicoid Wargames 38-42
Red Reaper 42-46
Directive 7 46-50
Battle of Ilum 50
False Emperor 50

Quests are 1 level below the recommended maximum (D7 is a level 49 quest) and the mobs are generally 1-2 levels below (D7 mobs are 48).

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Mavery
01.11.2012 , 12:35 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Skin_Job View Post
steer clear of hardmode essless. You'll never down the last boss with a pug.
I've done all of the HM FPs with PUGs.

Ridiculous statement is ridiculous.

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malevs
01.11.2012 , 01:03 AM | #10
Hardmode FP's aren't hard at all.