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Where do I get the Alderaan Bonus Series?

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Where do I get the Alderaan Bonus Series?

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Majestic_Jazz
01.03.2012 , 07:25 AM | #1
I hear that you get the Alderaan Bonus Series at level 40. Well, I am level 43 and just landed on Hoth and up to this point, I haven't recieved a bonus series from Alderaan, even though I completed the world arc by
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I then went on to Balmorra and completed that world arc as well as it's Bonus Series. Last night I got on Hoth but it just hit me that I am level 43 and still have not recieved a bonus series from Alderaan when many said that I should get it at level 40.

Whats going wrong?

My only belief is that the bonus series is not triggered by your level, but by certain points in the game. Meaning, that even though I am level 43 and the Alderaan series starts at level 40, technically, I am not really supposed to be ready for the Alderaan Bonus series. Why? Well, because I am level 43 and just got on Hoth, which is a level 37-41 planet meaning that really, I am not supposed to be 40+ at this time which leads me to believe that when I leave Hoth, there might be a moment where I am given the Alderaan Bonus series.

Is this true, or is it triggered by your current level?

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Ranadiel_Marius
01.03.2012 , 07:37 AM | #2
What side are you? Also where are you checking for the bonus series? The Alderaan Bonus series, for the Republic, at least is not started in the spaceport like most others. I think it starts on the seond floor of the giant building(forgot what the building actually is) near the second taxi point.

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Majestic_Jazz
01.03.2012 , 07:50 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Ranadiel_Marius View Post
What side are you? Also where are you checking for the bonus series? The Alderaan Bonus series, for the Republic, at least is not started in the spaceport like most others. I think it starts on the seond floor of the giant building(forgot what the building actually is) near the second taxi point.
I am playing Republic btw.

As for what you say, that doesn't make sense, and if it is true, then this is a poor design flaw.

What you are saying is that at level 40, I am supposed to go back to Alderaan and go into some building near the second taxi point? Well first off, how the hell am I supposed to know that at level 40 the Alderaan bonus starts? 2nd, How am I supposed to know that I am supposed to go back to Alderaan and goto a specific point [as you describe] to get the bonus series?

Personally, these Bonus series should be more in your face like on Balmorra [Republic] when I am about to leave Bug City and right in my path is a guy with an open Triangle over his head signaling that there is a new quest which turns out to be the person who gives you the Balmorra bonus series.

Finding these bonus series is almost as challenging as finding datacrons and it shouldn't be.

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Ranadiel_Marius
01.03.2012 , 08:01 AM | #4
Well the building I am talking about is like the strategic command for the Republic, I just don't remember its proper name. I honestly don't remember how I found it.

And yeah, this bonus series has the worst NPC placement out of all the ones I've done, but most aren't really that bad. *shrug*

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Majestic_Jazz
01.03.2012 , 08:12 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Ranadiel_Marius View Post
Well the building I am talking about is like the strategic command for the Republic, I just don't remember its proper name. I honestly don't remember how I found it.

And yeah, this bonus series has the worst NPC placement out of all the ones I've done, but most aren't really that bad. *shrug*
But my point is, Alderaan is an early level 30 planet....but the bonus series requires you to be level 40. If that is the case, then how or why the hell would a player in their early 40s be coming back to Alderaan? Again, it goes against the progression line which is why it is a design flaw. Now if you get a mail telling you to go back to Alderaan because **** is going down again at level 40, that is fine because you are TOLD to go there. But when the quest is hidden with NO indication that it is there, then that doesn't make sense.

Again, there has to be another way.....

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KaiLunn
01.03.2012 , 08:50 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Majestic_Jazz View Post
But my point is, Alderaan is an early level 30 planet....but the bonus series requires you to be level 40.
Nar Shaddaa's bonus series is set up this way too, mid 20s planet (actually a moon) and bonus series is 32ish Republic side. 35ish Imp side.

Admittedly, in the case of Nar Shaddaa, there are quests to take you back there at the appropriate level, and the questgiver is easy to locate.

I agree the bonus series for Alderaan quests need a bit more breadcrumbs considering the quest giver is so out of the way.

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Berethos
01.03.2012 , 10:57 AM | #7
I'm level 39 on my Consular and just got the Alderaan Bonus Series from the Republic Fleet. I hadn't checked to see if it was there before that time, but I am ahead of you in terms of quest progression, as I have finished Hoth. If it's not at the fleet now, perhaps you have to finish your class story line there to get it?
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Karkais
01.03.2012 , 12:57 PM | #8
At least with Nar Shaddaa on empire side, I got mail that asked me to talk to somebody in there. Thats how I got started with nar shaddaa bonus series, and its also much higher level than the first visit.

Id imagine that you get mail to go to a contact in alderaan when you are eligible for bonus seriers?
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Majestic_Jazz
01.03.2012 , 01:08 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by KaiLunn View Post
Nar Shaddaa's bonus series is set up this way too, mid 20s planet (actually a moon) and bonus series is 32ish Republic side. 35ish Imp side.

Admittedly, in the case of Nar Shaddaa, there are quests to take you back there at the appropriate level, and the questgiver is easy to locate.

I agree the bonus series for Alderaan quests need a bit more breadcrumbs considering the quest giver is so out of the way.

-Kai-Lunn
No Nar Shaddaa isn't set up that way. For Nar Shaddaa, I got a mail telling me that things are heating back up on the Moon and that I should head back there to check it out.

With Alderaan, nobody is saying that they got a mail telling them to head there. Instead, it appears that people found out about the bonus series by chance, by adventuring into an area where the world/class quest does not take them and just by accident, running into the quest giver.

There has to be a more formal way than that!

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Irxyyy
01.13.2012 , 12:39 AM | #10
How can I start Alderaan Bonus Series on the Empire side?
Level 44 already. )
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