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Hard FPs in order of difficulty


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BubblegumYeti
01.20.2012 , 09:13 AM | #1
I assume some are harder then others? Maybe we should make a list of difficulty so people can works their way up slowly?

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01.20.2012 , 09:23 AM | #2
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FluffySaurus
01.20.2012 , 09:35 AM | #3
Hardest --> Easiest (Top to Bottom) (imo)

Kaon under Siege (bonus boss is slightly overtuned, imo)
Esseles (crazy dps check for 1st boss, interupts are a pain for the 2nd)
Battle for Ilum (2nd to last boss is a pain in the ***)
Directive 7
False Emperor
Taral V
Maelstrom


None of them are hard per-say, but the hardER ones have one or two encounters that make them a pain.

The bonus boss in Kaon is crazy. The adds take some co-ordination and your healer is going to have to know his/her stuff. The biggest issue w/ this fpoint were the Mercenaries that will grapple a random player and stun + periodically damage the player until a) death b) interupt c) death of player. Pulling packs w/ two of these proved to be not wise.

The first boss in Esseles is a pure dps check. Bring someone who can aoe like none other. 2nd boss w/ the interupts is also challenging.

Battle or Ilum's first bosses w/ the 4 turrets takes some coordination as well as great dps. The 2nd to last boss takes -perfect- coordination and lots of quick aoe otherwise it's an easy wipe.

Directive 7 wasn't too bad. We only had issues w/ the big droid guy w/ the repair bots. Extremely tight dps check..but does minimal damage when enraged.

False Emperor was meh. HK-47 is a nice dps check.

Taral and Maelstrom are incredibly easy..nothing worth noting.

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Osmaht
01.20.2012 , 09:45 AM | #4
For Empire

EASIEST
Black Talon
The Foundry
Battle of Ilum
Boarding Party
Kaon Under Siege (normal bosses)
False Emperor
Directive 7
Kaon Under Siege (bonus boss)
HARDEST

All just opinion of course. Different people will find different instances harder depending on the quality of the group they ran them with.

What is clear is that the KUS bonus boss is the hardest thing in flashpoints atm. I personally welcome this; especially as it drops another Columi headpiece, which makes it worth the trouble. I believe this boss to be working as Bioware intended.

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Mastrmynd
01.20.2012 , 10:19 AM | #5
I would agree with the list above. I ran Koan last night and the bonus boss is indeed hard. IMO this is the way the new flashpoint model should work. Make the required bosses challenging, but make the optional bosses even more so. Having the same loot table as the final boss in the instance is also a great idea. For those who want to work for it they can be rewarded with a 2nd chance at the same loot.

As far as I can tell there isnt anything "bugged" with the boss either. Its just an intense DPS/Healing fight. That requires good coordination and proper CD usage. IMO this was the funnest HM flashpoint boss to heal and the instance overall was enjoyable.

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Ruzlix
01.20.2012 , 10:52 AM | #6
In my opinion, on hard mode (empire), easiest to hardest:

Black Talon
False Emperor
Directive 7
Foundry
Boarding Party
Kaon Under Siege (mostly due to the bonus boss and some of the trash packs)
Battle of Ilum

All of them except FE and BT has one boss that is miles harder than the others in the FP, it seems.
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Osmaht
01.20.2012 , 12:35 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruzlix View Post
In my opinion, on hard mode (empire), easiest to hardest:

Black Talon
False Emperor
Directive 7
Foundry
Boarding Party
Kaon Under Siege (mostly due to the bonus boss and some of the trash packs)
Battle of Ilum

All of them except FE and BT has one boss that is miles harder than the others in the FP, it seems.
Are you still under the impression that Foundry/BP/BoI are still in their pre patch state? Just curious.

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NomadTidian
01.20.2012 , 01:27 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Osmaht View Post
Are you still under the impression that Foundry/BP/BoI are still in their pre patch state? Just curious.
WE have to assume they are. Whatever they did to patch Ilum PvP after 1.1, they reverted a lot of their bug fixes to pre-1.1.

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cantoo
01.20.2012 , 01:29 PM | #9
I really don't think any of them are hard... I would rather rank them in order of most time consuming...

ie. Taral V being the fastest, and The False Emperor being the longest.
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Osmaht
01.20.2012 , 03:00 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by NomadTidian View Post
WE have to assume they are. Whatever they did to patch Ilum PvP after 1.1, they reverted a lot of their bug fixes to pre-1.1.
Run both BP and Foundry post Ilum hotfix and I can confirm they're fine.