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Farming commendations?

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DPCummerbund
10.06.2012 , 08:30 PM | #1
I've noticed that when I'm fighting mobs at my level, green-level drops are common, and I frequently get Commendations - several dozen in a few hours. I need to go back to a planet 6-8 levels below me to farm Commendations for an item I want. I have yet to get a green item, let alone a Commendation, even though I'm searching for elites that are at least green to me. Is there a specific formula for figuring out who drops Commendations and when (i.e. mobs at your level, Strong mobs within 2 of your level, elites within 4, etc.), or is it really just random?
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Cleux
10.06.2012 , 11:28 PM | #2
Try doing the heroics. If you are high enough level you should be able to solo those missions.

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Oggthebase
10.07.2012 , 01:35 AM | #3
unfortunately, I believe planet commendations on mobs are completely random. You may be lucky and get these instead of green quality items several times in a row, or go through an entire planet storyline without them dropping.

As Cleux above me wrote, the only reliable way of obtaining planet commendations are the rewards of the repeatable heroics.

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Legolose
10.07.2012 , 06:16 AM | #4
^^^ This is true its completely random I was farming for 1 more commadation on a world and it took me about 4 hours to get it but the next day when I went there to level I ended up getting 5 within a hour so
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Kourage
10.07.2012 , 05:50 PM | #5
Do the 2 or 4 man Heroics. They reset each day. You can also farm the Gold mobs in the heroic zones.
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Yogol
10.09.2012 , 02:54 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Oggthebase View Post
unfortunately, I believe planet commendations on mobs are completely random.
No, there are mobs that always drop a commendation. Guaranteed.
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DPCummerbund
10.09.2012 , 12:23 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Yogol View Post
No, there are mobs that always drop a commendation. Guaranteed.
Which ones?


For example, I needed commendations on Hoth (to buy a certain item), and soloed a Heroic 4 mission that involved killing like 50 elite mobs. Not one commendation among them.

In the end, the interesting thing about that quest was that when I turned it in, I got the very item I was looking for as a quest reward! Still, I may need commendations for other planets in the future, so it would be nice to know which mobs drop them.
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