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Flashpoint and Heroic don't scale?

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WLpride
12.25.2011 , 04:34 PM | #1
Heroic Quest's and Flashpoints, like several other MMO's which failed, are basically irrelevant once you've exceeded that area's intended rank. Why would they make a design that doesn't allow for a player to play the game in any order he see's fit instead to have the "right amount of challenge" he MUST progress in a limited fashion? If one levels too quickly the challenge will be gone just like that, it is shame that that content will be wholely irrelevant once the players reach level-cap.

These things would be cool to come back to [later on when I'm tired of PvP] other than to "watch" or to do once and then move on.

These small instances are obviously a fairly large chunk of development, it seems pointless for them have NO CHALLENGE and NO REWARD for anyone who outranks the area ranks requiremnet.

Unless I'm missing something, these instances should be playable at ANY rank and reward appropriately. I'm talking about scaling REWARD and CHALLENGE to the player or groups real rank. Seems do able to me, does anyone agree?

/cheers

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Broey
12.25.2011 , 04:39 PM | #2
Definately a good idea, or if not scaling, at least making end game difficulties of the flashpoints like The game that shall not be named did with VanClief. That was a good move imo.

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Rieverre
12.25.2011 , 08:06 PM | #3
It is fairly annoying, especially when you come in from CoH where, even though you do have quests only being offered for a certain level range, you also have those same quests scale according to your level within that range - instances with mob levels depending on PC level when quest was taken and _mob numbers_ depending on how many players there are grouped for that instance.

I could definitely see how this approach would make things more challenging, rewarding and interesting for things like FPs and Heroics.

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raidyr
12.25.2011 , 08:25 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Broey View Post
Definately a good idea, or if not scaling, at least making end game difficulties of the flashpoints like The game that shall not be named did with VanClief. That was a good move imo.
Just say WoW. The developers have stated that a lot of their inspiration comes from WoW so you might as well just type it out.

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WLpride
12.25.2011 , 09:04 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Rieverre View Post
It is fairly annoying, especially when you come in from CoH where, even though you do have quests only being offered for a certain level range, you also have those same quests scale according to your level within that range - instances with mob levels depending on PC level when quest was taken and _mob numbers_ depending on how many players there are grouped for that instance.

I could definitely see how this approach would make things more challenging, rewarding and interesting for things like FPs and Heroics.
Never played it but the suggestion sounds excellent.

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Vampiric_muffin
12.25.2011 , 10:53 PM | #6
at the very least they should scale up: Low level players don't get to save the galaxy but high level characters can screw around with the low level ones. Added reward for leveling!

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Gedierond
12.26.2011 , 12:54 PM | #7
The flashpoints do have a heroic difficulty level for when you reach level cap (although I read that some of them are bugged, the intention is for them to be there).
Although I agree that the level scaling dynamic sounds interesting, itīs not the idea of the game. You are supposed to follow a path of progression to reach endgame flashpoints and operations. I donīt know how CoH works, but from what you tell I guess itīs a sandbox game, while this is a theme-park game... different dynamics.

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Auggy
12.26.2011 , 02:25 PM | #8
you can change the difficulty...or just go someplace thats actually your lvl .....it should scale..stick to whats your lvl..stop wanting everything to be easy....


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