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2-Man mode

Kraavick's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:11 PM | #11
Overall I would disagree with the "easy enough" point of view for this game, but that's a tale for another thread. Two manning it just seems to flow better, with how companions were done in this game.

Kraavick's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:13 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Alavastre View Post
Most of the time, 3 manning is out of the question. It can be done, but it's hard, and requires a lot of strategy.
Yeah, we had successfully 3 manned a run once, can't remember which, but said person who was tank was also 7 levels above the content, and was doin it to help us out.

Alavastre's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:13 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by trussasp View Post
I would say the game is easy enough, which is at least partly responsible for the exodus of people.

My vote doesn't count, but I would vote for anything which increases the overall number of players, so 4-manning an instance is more easily started.
It's not really about it being easy, it's about accessibility. I don't find this game any harder, or any easier than any other MMO I've played. But to be fair, I haven't done any Operations yet.
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Kraavick's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:16 PM | #14
I would say, up to 50, this game is about the same difficulty as wo- err... *cough* the game which shall not be named on forums. But then at 50, its either get a full group of people to help/carry the newly 50 person through hardmode, ot do dailies all day every day. A two man flashpoint on regular difficulty could help immensely, as getting gear through 2 mans and then being ready for the next step, ie 4-man hardmodes.

Kraavick's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:45 PM | #15
Also, just thought of something, said 2-man flashpoints should have the same level gear drop as the corresponding 4-man. The level of difficulty is not changed per se, just the amount of players in the group. Just like changing operations from 16 to 8 man.

Saurakk's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 01:10 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Kraavick View Post
I have, but I havn't tried any of the higher ones. After trying Hammer Station (me healing and my friend a tank), actually got a group to do it, but we couldn't even get to the first boss. Later we tried athiss, but with no more success. I had assumed, unless you are far over the content level (5+) that 2 manning it is rather out of the question.
My brother and I have been duoing FP's for a bit now. Just complete Atthis(sp?) with a 22 Jedi Guardian and 24 Consular Healer.

I used my willpower DPS pet, he uses his lizard tank.

Its not difficult if you have a good duo of classes. We found (surprise surprise) a true tank and true healer using pets for DPS work best so far.

Going to run Atthiss a few more times and then move to Mando raiders next but we have been completing them within 2+ levels max of the suggested level for the zone.

Not easy but not impossible either.

Kraavick's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 01:14 PM | #17
But still, a specific two man mode would be nice, with features to prevent more than two going in (like how they prevent more than 4 going in normal flashpoints). It would serve several purposes, one that its more of te story feel, that it would help people at max level gear easier, and if people dont want to group with 2 random people, as is often the case.

Ellvaan's Avatar

06.07.2012 , 02:22 AM | #18
Greetings everyone!

We appreciate the constructive discussion! For those interested, we do currently have a guide on how to two-man a Flashpoint on Hard Mode which you may find of interest:
Enjoy your discussion!

Cleet_Xia's Avatar

06.07.2012 , 06:28 PM | #19
I think a 2 man mode would be great for people who play on low pop servers, or at off peak times. If nothing else, just as option.

But honestly, it's not necessary. All of the Heroics can be 2 manned by the right group composition. All of the story mode FP can be 2 manned, before you're out of experience gaining territory. And the HM FP's can be 3 manned just fine, even by undergeared players.

For all the effort it would take for them to create a 2 man mode, I think I'd rather see some new 2 man FP introduced.
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Astarica's Avatar

06.07.2012 , 07:23 PM | #20
Most of them can be two manned but it pretty much limits you to have a tank + healer as your two. You sure won't be two manning anything besides BT at the appropriate level as 2 DPS.

What they really should have is a solo mode with loot scaled appropriately (BT can be soloed at 2+ level for most classes) and call that story mode, so that you might actually know why is Darth Malgus significant to the story by the time you met him after chapter 3 of your story. The canonical story seems to assume your character helped him take the Foundry but I'd bet at least half of the players never did Foundry before they met Darth Malgus.