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Soloist Complaint: Way too many Flashpoints and Heroic Missions

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Soloist Complaint: Way too many Flashpoints and Heroic Missions

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macromax
01.10.2012 , 07:09 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by GirlStarWarsFan View Post
I very much enjoying playing this game: being both a huge star wars fan and an avid MMO gamer, thank you. But, I prefer playing solo and as I now have high level characters, I can reflect back and express my personal opinion- that there are way too many Flashpoints and Heroic Missions that require a group, which interrups my personal style of gameplay.
Why buy an MMO in the first place if you intend to solo?

OT: It makes me lol watching world chat when people request groups and others bloat back with 'you can solo that!' yeah.. sure, you probably could BUT people aren't always asking for groups because it's hard they want the involvement and interraction of others.. all this solo bull**** and complaints

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Teuras
01.10.2012 , 07:45 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by GirlStarWarsFan View Post
I very much enjoying playing this game: being both a huge star wars fan and an avid MMO gamer, thank you. But, I prefer playing solo and as I now have high level characters, I can reflect back and express my personal opinion- that there are way too many Flashpoints and Heroic Missions that require a group, which interrups my personal style of gameplay.
So let me get this right, you are upset that the Massive Multiplayer Online RPG you are playing has way too much multiplayer content, because even though you like playing MMO's, you prefer to do it solo? And your not trolling?

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Belata
01.10.2012 , 08:09 AM | #13
Here is my two cents. I'm really happy they put in heroic areas of +2 and +4. I love to solo quest and i would say 99% of my questing so far has been solo. They have tons of content and sure sometimes getting those +4 quests gets annoying. Being a brand new game and not knowing the people in my guild very well these +2 and +4 areas have been a perfect way to get to know guildies. Less stress then flashpoints if I even wanted to do them while leveling.

I really think they did a good job of balancing the multiplayer questing with the solo content. Sorry that I basically disagree with your initial hypothesis. I'm not sure I would have any experience doing group content before 50 with guildies if not for these +2 +4 content areas. Thanks for the hard work so far Bioware and good luck in the future this game has been spot on for me so far. Lots of work left but its been a lot of fun.

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ChampionChains
01.10.2012 , 08:24 AM | #14
I play mostly solo as well, though I do sometimes duo with my brother or run flashpoints and pvp with random people. I have a specific toon that I generally solo with. I just levelled through Balmora last night and when I left, I had yet to do a single heroic quest, but by the time I finished the other quests there, all of the heroics were all gray or green to me anyway.

You can more or less skip all heroic quests. But they do give good xp and commendations. Just find someone in general chat or skip them. It won't really affect your levelling very much as each planet seems to be designed to give you enough xp to progress to the next planet without doing any heroics. Throw in a few space combat dailies, some pvp and you'll be 1-2 lvls higher than the requirement for any planet you go to next.

Also, depending on your class, spec and companion, you can solo a lot of the heroics. One of my toons is a 35 Immortal Juggernaut. With Quinn on healing duty (and in up to date gear), I can solo 2man heroics and 4mans without boss fights. It just takes knowing how to manage your cooldowns, interrupts, cc and having decent stims and medpacks.

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Ashorian
01.10.2012 , 08:38 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by GirlStarWarsFan View Post
avid MMO gamer... But, I prefer playing solo



hi

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Arellea
01.10.2012 , 08:40 AM | #16
Given that there is FAR FAR more soloable content than content that requires a group I would like to complain that as someone that enjoys a challenge with friends the game has far too much solo content.

We need more FPs and heroic quests!


Seriously though, no one is going to make you do the group stuff. There is plenty of solo content, it is after a MMO which implies group content by its very nature.

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Brodehouse
01.10.2012 , 08:44 AM | #17
As a group player, I find there's too much solo content. I play these games to play in groups, and having all these quests that don't require a group interrupts my preferred style of play.

Complaining that something exists that you don't have to do is complete trolling. I'm playing a vanguard, maybe I'll complain that there are other classes. I don't want to play a consular, so why do they exist?

Invalid.

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Holohona
01.10.2012 , 08:45 AM | #18
You can level from 1-50 doing your class and main planetary quests without ever interacting with another person. With missions to spare! You can even minimize your chat window so you don't see any other player communication.

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PicklesJohnson
01.10.2012 , 08:54 AM | #19
I am a solo player and i tend to disagree. Just by being one or two levels above content you can solo most heroic missions, with the right gear on yourself and your companion.

Although sometimes it may make it difficult for some coordination, like say you can't go stealth and get into position while your companion sets up threat. So some coordination is involved. Also 1-2 levels above content you can duo some flashpoints as well, and they are still challenging.

I have leveled and completed class storyline for a Juggernaut at level 47 with only ever seeing one heroic mission and no flashpoints, as well as being halfway through a Powertech the same way.

There is plenty of solo content. There is nothing to complain about.

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DaShuk
01.10.2012 , 09:14 AM | #20
Just skip the group content then...honestly you don't need it to have a decent leveling pace in the game. Between Flashpoints, heroics, and space missions I find myself being 2-3 levels ahead of my story/quest content when I get to a new planet. There is plenty of solo content to still be able to enjoy the game and level your characters so I really don't understand the OP.