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Flashpoints way to long !

Talorra's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 08:37 AM | #11
Taral V, Esseles and Kaon can all be done on hard mode in 30 to 40 minutes. Keep moving and don't stop killing mobs. There are a lot of places in many of the flashpoints where you can bypass huge areas of trash. Battle of Ilum is like this as well, but even so I am not sure you can get it to under 40 minutes.
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maxbaby's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 08:42 AM | #12
Many FPs are too long. People do the ones where it is possible to skip trash and bosses.
Taral V HM is doable in 30 mins. Some maybe manage even in less time.
But some, like False Emperor, have endless trash.
I don't bother doing them anymore. Just run Ops.

ColsonJade's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 08:43 AM | #13
Early runs of any content are always longer. Some people like to go looking for all the butterflies in the area. As content gets run more and more it will go faster as they learn it and/or have seen it. My first run in the Foundry was a grind of almost 2 hours. Though we were under level and none of us had run it before. Runs since then have been much much quicker.

Also often in games - time (grind) = reward.

Quests, goals, etc often have their reward based on the time that they require to do. Players are like water they find the path of least resistence. If FP x takes 5 mins and FP y take 30 mins and the reward is the same, which one gets run? The short one.

So while asking for a shorter mission to be able to run, you have to temper your expectation on what you are going to recieve will be.

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Qilz's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 09:42 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by achtungbabies View Post
Most of the flashpoints seem to take 30 minutes to an hour, on normal or hard.

It's already far too easy to get decent gear in this game. The last thing we need is shorter flashpoints.

If flashpoints take you too long, you need better gear or you need to get better. Go do dailies to get the mods/armorings/enhancements and go back. All HM flashpoint...and I mean ALL...of them are pathetically easy and take less than an hour - most in 30 minutes.

Xneco's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 09:45 AM | #15
Have to disagree that Flashpoints are too long... especially when you can spacebar all the convos if your group wants to rush it.

Linu's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 09:47 AM | #16
I don't think FPs are "too long"... Some are really quick (Kaon, Talon), some take more time (False Emperor, Foundery). I don't want shorter FPs, i like to have choices.

In the end, you have to choose what is the best for you and how much you can/want to spend time on the game.

btw, in many FPs, you have the possibility to skip trash mobs if you want to.
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Shugxnight's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 09:50 AM | #17
I want a FP which is all story. No trash. No bosses. Just a cinematic. First to 100 social points in the FP gets the loot.

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02.09.2012 , 09:52 AM | #18
I don't think OP said ALL flashpoints should be long.. But rather a nice mix.

You could do a storyline over 3 small flashpoints fx. So the ones with little time could do one of them, and the ones with more time could do all 3. Could be something like the 2 first parts gave a key for the last one..

Another option could be a social flashpoint, where you could go and just down as many bosses as you wanted in an area that allowed more than one group at a time. Clearing it completely would take 4-5 hours, but you could easily get 2-3 bosses within 30 minutes. Could even be made to support operations sized groups for fast clears (but still only 1 drop pr. boss)..
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I would also personally much rather have 10 trashpulls with 3-4 hard pulls, than 40 pulls of facemelting clickfest..
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TheJediCouncil's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 09:52 AM | #19
I think certain ones are a bit long. (Looking at you Directive 7) Most of them are just right though.