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Social Points...What am I doing wrong

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Social Points...What am I doing wrong

aerobat's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 10:52 AM | #1
So I am a level 19 smuggler, doesn't really matter, but I just got my ship and I am STILL trying to get that one damn mission done, "Buy a Social Badge and Use it." I have grouped with people for quests and I have still not received any social points or grown my social level. What am I doing wrong?

Do I need to be in the group before we begin the initial convo for the quest? Can I just share the quest with someone? I know I am being a bit of a pain but I am anal about getting all of my quests done before moving on in the story. Thanks in advance for the help!
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ckoneful's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 10:53 AM | #2
Follow the quest on Coruscant. It will lead you to a "Social" vendor where you'll buy the Social badge and right click it to finish the quest.

Oghier's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 10:54 AM | #3
Social points are gained when you're in a group, and somebody chooses dialogue options in a cutscene. You get more points if the group is bigger, and you get more if you won the roll to have your option chosen.

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01.04.2012 , 10:55 AM | #4
There's a big post in another forum. Basically, almost half the player base has bugged social points meters that won't move. You're not alone.

TrifKaylon's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 10:55 AM | #5
You need to engage in the group conversations - and you can't rush ahead to start them without your groupmembers. I've found that this is best achieved in flashpoints. Just make sure you're waiting for others to join before starting the conversation.
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Demontang's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 10:57 AM | #6
You need to hit Social 1, first. That comes at like 10 social points, if I recall. Just run through Esseless with a group. and take part in the conversations. You'll make that no problem.

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01.04.2012 , 11:00 AM | #7
You must do flashpoints and turn the quests in as a group.
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01.04.2012 , 11:08 AM | #8
I play 100% of the time with another person, we quest, do heroic quests (but hardly any flashpoints -- I think we've done two total) and we're both at Social III and nearly at Social IV. By comparison, our guild mates which have mostly solo'd and done flashpoints are at Social I and have barely any social points.

The social points I've acquired happen when I'm grouped and my partner and I (or people we're playing with) have a conversation with an NPC. When the NPC requests dialogue choices, we each make our choice and then the game auto-rolls to determine whose character gets to reply to the NPC, speak, and further the conversation. In a two person group, whoever wins the roll gets 4 points, whoever loses the roll gets 2 points (I believe this increases to 6, 8, etc. depending how many people you have in your party). From what I've seen, so long as we're in the conversation together, we always get social points for the win or loss on dialogue choices. This happens even if we hand in the quest the day after we've completed it, and thus have disbanded our group between play times.

Despite the win or loss of rolls, with two people grouped 100% of their play time, the most we ever have is a four point difference at any given time, so the amount of social points acquired is fairly even.

The one thing I can tell you is that you need to ensure that the person you're partied with is in the conversation with you (make sure you both have a green check before you start the conversation). If you're in a party of four, you can still have a dialogue exchange as long as two players are present to start the conversation, but if you are not both making decisions on the turn of the conversation, you won't acquire points.


01.06.2012 , 01:04 PM | #9
Probably a very stupid question to most of you, but I too still have the quest to purchase a social badge and just have never got around to doing it and I'm lvl 29

What do Social Points give me??

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01.06.2012 , 01:08 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by SUNLOUNGER View Post
Probably a very stupid question to most of you, but I too still have the quest to purchase a social badge and just have never got around to doing it and I'm lvl 29

What do Social Points give me??
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