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Desperately looking for people to do macrobinoculars heroic - 'Dark Design'

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Desperately looking for people to do macrobinoculars heroic - 'Dark Design'

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RaunchyRancor
08.08.2013 , 01:21 PM | #1
This is a heroic 4 that you get when doing the story mission for macrobinoculars, chasing 'The Spectre'. You get this after scanning for signals at several different planets. It's set on Nar Shaddaa.

I've been stuck on this heroic for over a month now because there don't seem to be any people who've either reached this point or are interested. I've often asked at the fleet and asked, but nobody ever responds.

I've tried it with one other person and our companions, but the mobs are quite tough.
If anyone else has reached that stage, please contact me in game on either of my primary characters, Sagaros (commando) or San'aa (guardian).
Server - Harbinger
Kan'oss - lvl 55 Gunslinger | Sagaros - 55 Commando
Astiniio - 38 Sorcerer | San'aa - 55 Guardian

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demotivator
08.09.2013 , 04:45 AM | #2
The first part can be doable with 2 people if you know what you are doing but be aware that the heroic following up requires 4 people because of the puzzles.

Good luck. I always said that these heroics should be repeatable and part of a weekly to entice people to run them. If you weren't there the month they added them you're out of luck to find anyone.
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Hammamelis
08.10.2013 , 09:18 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by RaunchyRancor View Post
I've been stuck on this heroic for over a month now because there don't seem to be any people who've either reached this point or are interested. I've often asked at the fleet and asked, but nobody ever responds.
While I can't help you because I'm on a different server, there is one thing I found out that may be useful:

even after a character has finished this quest chain, he/she will remain able to press buttons and operate consoles for the riddles and the boss fight. So helping others is still possible, even after a player completed the quests.

One minor exception to this is picking up the parts for opening the incinerator at the beginning of the second mission, but with a 4-men group, that's no more than an inconvenience.

Maybe you have friends or guildies who can help you in this way?

Best of luck!

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RaunchyRancor
08.28.2013 , 04:45 AM | #4
I tried it with a couple of guild mates who had already finished it, but they were unable to board the skiff at the start of the quest!
Server - Harbinger
Kan'oss - lvl 55 Gunslinger | Sagaros - 55 Commando
Astiniio - 38 Sorcerer | San'aa - 55 Guardian

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oaceen
08.28.2013 , 10:46 AM | #5
i was looking for help with this all week.

i even loaded into nar shaddaa and someone was looking for help with this quest. 'perfect!' i thought.... then they never responded to me or invited me to their group :/
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RaunchyRancor
08.28.2013 , 01:47 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by oaceen View Post
i was looking for help with this all week/
Pfft, amateur. I been stuck on this for the last 2 months, and I have 2 level 55 chars to do it on!
Server - Harbinger
Kan'oss - lvl 55 Gunslinger | Sagaros - 55 Commando
Astiniio - 38 Sorcerer | San'aa - 55 Guardian

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Bilirubin
08.28.2013 , 01:51 PM | #7
Yeah I'm at this point myself. Haven't tried to find others to help me with it yet.

That's three of us. One more and we're gtg B) Just need to convince you to transfer to The Bastion
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ATAMIANM
08.28.2013 , 03:49 PM | #8
OK, I am on Harbinger too and have done this one twice. First time, I helped someone else in my guild. I didn't have the quest advanced that far at the time. I was able to push certain buttons but never could find the handles as someone else said. The second time I did on my own quest with others helping me. No issues really, except some of the fights are a PITA.

I think the Heroic+4 aspect makes these very hard to complete. Both the Macrobinocular and Seeker Droid finales require multiple players and it is not easy teaming up. It took me roughly 4-5 weeks to finish them both up- but was able to do it in a weekend.
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RaunchyRancor
08.28.2013 , 09:32 PM | #9
Update - I am stuck at the point that says 'Board Maki'voro's Data Skiff'. Two of my guild mates had progressed up to the final boss stage. I went with them - only to discover that they could not use the elevator from which you jump onto the skiff at the beginning. If I went into their instance, then I faced the same problem.
So this quest requires people who have all progressed only upto jumping onto the skiff. How were the rest of you able to go back inside after finishing it?
Server - Harbinger
Kan'oss - lvl 55 Gunslinger | Sagaros - 55 Commando
Astiniio - 38 Sorcerer | San'aa - 55 Guardian

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Banegio
08.28.2013 , 10:31 PM | #10
The quest is buggy. BW has acknowledged it on the known issues list. And there are multiple issues.

I have done it on multiple toons with various different groups. So I will share what I found to be working:

Whenever you start a new group or there is change of group composition, everyone should zone out, reset the quest and reset phase. Yes it sucks. But it worked 90% of the time in my experience (the 10% of the time it didn't work was when one group member was further bugged due to dc; re-logging fixed the problem eventually)

For both Shroud Revealed and Dark Design, I believe they were patched since initial release to allow players not on the quest (or completed the quest) to group up to help. But note the workaround on the bug list: "Replicator Droids are defeated only by group members who currently have the mission objective."

Quote: Originally Posted by RaunchyRancor View Post
I tried it with a couple of guild mates who had already finished it, but they were unable to board the skiff at the start of the quest!
Reset your quest and phase, and zone in together with your guild mates. When you are at the platform, get your guild mates to click first and then you click. This should start the spectator mode cutscene for them and everyone should be aboard once the cutscene finishes.