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Lost Island HM should have better loot.

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Rerkk
08.08.2012 , 11:41 AM | #1
not calling for a nerf on the flashpoint, its fine other than the loot in my opinion.

My guild and i finally got through lost island up to the last boss before calling it due to time. and we all realized after downing the first 2 bosses (sentinal droid and the Sav-rak) that the loot in that flashpoint is kinda pointless because we are all already full columi with rakata implants and ear as usual and we didnt benefit from any of the boss fights except for the satisfaction of beating them. yes, i know Lorrick drops the columi mainhand and the rakata chest, but that is still barely an upgrade.

my point: Since Lost island HM is easily the hardest flashpoint out there at this time, it should have better drops than just tionese crystals/comms and the more common of the columi drops (pants, boots). I loved doing this flashpoint, it was alot of fun for my team, but we felt the drops were under par due to the fact the majortiy of everyone that does this FP is in full columi if not better.

Great job BioWare on making a challenging and fun Flashpoint, but could use some better loot.

Thanks for reading, just speakin my thoughts.
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Fracta
08.08.2012 , 12:08 PM | #2
Well the only reason you would do it is for the rackgoul conflicts weekly to get black hole commendations.

Other bosses maybe should drop rakata.

The flashpoint is only really challenging the first or second time you do it. Once you get the mechanics down it's really simple.
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Rerkk
08.08.2012 , 12:16 PM | #3
yea we went in cause we wanted the speeder mission done and the BH comms... but were still dissapointed with the quality of loot.
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OtherworldBeyond
08.08.2012 , 12:17 PM | #4
I personally think that Columi/Rakata gear should be ops-exclusive. Columi is too easily obtained from Hard Mode flashpoints, making Story Mode operations practically useless. If anything, they should take out the Columi loot from all the other HM flashpoints and leave Lost Island the way it is. This would give some value back to the now useless Tionese gear and would give people a reason to do story mode operations (besides for weekly Black Hole Commendations) rather than farming HM flashpoints for Columi and going straight for the HM operations.

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wetslampigduex
08.08.2012 , 12:33 PM | #5
You want a cookie too?.. how about they throw in a few pieces of campaign for you too. The loot in there is fine stop the QQ. Use it to gear out your alts or companions

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bbare
08.08.2012 , 02:39 PM | #6
No, it should not drop more loot. If that were possible, you can run it every day and get most of your rakata.

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Khevar
08.08.2012 , 03:26 PM | #7
^^^^

The non-lockout of HM LI means you could farm it for super loot over and over in a single day and get everything you need.

It would basically eliminate HM EV and HM KP.

No real need to change the loot table. And unless you have HM Ops on farm, the Rakata chest and Columi mainhand is usually a decent upgrade.

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Tigzie
08.08.2012 , 04:50 PM | #8
To be honest mate once you have done it a few times you will literally blitz the fp in 30 mins so doesnt deserve higher loot drop then when you do gear up to bh and campaign you will look back and not care about the loot in it anyway

enjoy it being hard while it lasts

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Lightning_
08.09.2012 , 12:38 AM | #9
8+5 BH comms (for the rakghoul weekly and for the GF daily) is quite worth the time investment. However, no reason to do it more than once per week.

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JMCH
08.09.2012 , 04:52 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by bbare View Post
No, it should not drop more loot. If that were possible, you can run it every day and get most of your rakata.
Since Rakata is almost pointless with BH -> Columi/Tionese mods swap and about 50 BH comms a week...

I'll pass on the "super easy FP, really" from guys obviously doing it with largely overgeared characters. I've done it with my heal merc (almost full WH with highest primary stat BM implants + half augmented pieces + reflex stim), and with more than decent stats I had a really hard time keeping a 24k hp PT tank, a 24k hp sniper and a 18k hp sorc alive, so all of us had better than required gear if a Columi/Rakata combo isn't.

In fact, all of the PvE encounters drop lesser quality items than what they should and it's been partially upgraded already, with some high level story mode FPs looting Tionese, as they should have from start instead of crappy ilvl 50-51 blue modded orange shells.