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Should I bother with Esseles Flashpoint at level 18?

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Should I bother with Esseles Flashpoint at level 18?

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SpeckledHen
12.24.2011 , 07:14 PM | #1
Hi all.

I started playing SW:TOR a couple of days ago. Yesterday I had the opportunity to finally try out the first flashpoint. However, I was not successful in finding a group. I am in a low population server.

Things have started to pick up in the server, and I am thinking of trying it out. The only thing is that I now have a level 18 commando. Is this overkill, would I just ruin it for the others playing the flashpoint for the first time? Also, would I even be able to enter the flashpoint (it is now grey in my mission list)?

Any thoughts?

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Ghobe
12.24.2011 , 07:19 PM | #2
You can solo it at 18 as long as you do it smartly. It's only 2 man dungeon at level 10.
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SpeckledHen
12.24.2011 , 07:20 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Ghobe View Post
You can solo it at 18 as long as you do it smartly. It's only 2 man dungeon at level 10.
Ah, OK. Thanks. I did not know that. I'll try it out and see.

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Lawsie
12.24.2011 , 08:03 PM | #4
well you cant really, because there is a point where you have to activate 2 consoles at the same time.

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BravoCommando
12.24.2011 , 08:05 PM | #5
Can you use your companion on the console? I haven't tried it, but it might work.

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JimG
12.24.2011 , 08:49 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by SpeckledHen View Post
The only thing is that I now have a level 18 commando. Is this overkill, would I just ruin it for the others playing the flashpoint for the first time?
It's a fun flashpoint so you should try to give it a go. But running it at a normal level with a level 18 isn't going to be any fun for the other players. I ran it the other day and the team leader invited a level 19 sentinel. He was on sprint the whole time, mauling guys before we could even get to the next mob. Even though we told him this, he kept doing it and it sucked all the fun out of running it. Since then, I won't run a flashpoint with someone far over the level range. However, I'm sure there are other people who would be more than happy to have someone of a higher level with them that can carry them.

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SpeckledHen
12.24.2011 , 09:51 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by JimG View Post
It's a fun flashpoint so you should try to give it a go. But running it at a normal level with a level 18 isn't going to be any fun for the other players. I ran it the other day and the team leader invited a level 19 sentinel. He was on sprint the whole time, mauling guys before we could even get to the next mob. Even though we told him this, he kept doing it and it sucked all the fun out of running it. Since then, I won't run a flashpoint with someone far over the level range. However, I'm sure there are other people who would be more than happy to have someone of a higher level with them that can carry them.
Yes, this is what I was afraid of. I just finished it. A level 11 or 12 jedi joined me. I made sure to turn off sprint as I realised how dumb that would be.

I tried to leave some fun to him so I would throw a cryo grenade at the big bots and then pulse them while he sliced away at them. The tough part is with the regular soldiers, they died so fast. I tried to just limit my shots to hammer shots, but habit took over. I think he had a good time.

Funny enough, he said he had done it before but he did
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I have to say it was pretty slick. Quiet a few different paths could have been taken for the story.

edit: oh and it did take us a while to figure out how to do the bonus. Didn't realise we both had to work at the same time. I don't think you can get your companion to do it.

2nd edit: I was too embarrassed to mention this, but I actually died during the operation. I don't think this is to spoilery, but we had to jump down a shaft and I missed the last platform and dropped to the ground and died.

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MasterKai
12.25.2011 , 12:41 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by SpeckledHen View Post
Yes, this is what I was afraid of. I just finished it. A level 11 or 12 jedi joined me. I made sure to turn off sprint as I realised how dumb that would be.

I tried to leave some fun to him so I would throw a cryo grenade at the big bots and then pulse them while he sliced away at them. The tough part is with the regular soldiers, they died so fast. I tried to just limit my shots to hammer shots, but habit took over. I think he had a good time.

Funny enough, he said he had done it before but he did
Spoiler


I have to say it was pretty slick. Quiet a few different paths could have been taken for the story.

edit: oh and it did take us a while to figure out how to do the bonus. Didn't realise we both had to work at the same time. I don't think you can get your companion to do it.

2nd edit: I was too embarrassed to mention this, but I actually died during the operation. I don't think this is to spoilery, but we had to jump down a shaft and I missed the last platform and dropped to the ground and died.
I rushed a group through it as a Level 40 Sentinel. :P

I offered to slow down and let them kill mobs but they wanted to get through it. So. Works out in the end. Just be talkative?
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Ohnoto
12.25.2011 , 12:46 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Lawsie View Post
well you cant really, because there is a point where you have to activate 2 consoles at the same time.
That's for the bonus boss, not for the main quest line of the Flashpoint.

If you haven't done it, and you want to see how it is, and you think it will be fun, then just go do it, no matter your level. You don't need our advice about it, just do what is fun for you.
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