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Seriously annoyed by flashpoints.


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MyNinjaPenguin
01.13.2012 , 12:09 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Talyn_Rahl View Post
you don't HAVE to team up, I've played pretty much the whole game from 0-50 and done.. maybe 2/3 flashpoints. If you want to see more of the Kotor style story, just wait till you get to Taris, they have quests that directly reference the Kotor story.

Yes if you want the best gear you have to do Flashpoints, and later operations, but if funnily enough you don't want to group up, your gear isn't all THAT important, ergo you don't need to do Flashpoints.
Interesting, thanks for the info. And maybe someday I'll get over my social anxiety and play the stuff I missed.

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Vandaman
01.13.2012 , 12:21 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by MyNinjaPenguin View Post
*sigh*

You know, I kind of expected this reaction. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. What I mean is, if I want to experience what is basically the sequel to the great single-player game Knights of the Old Republic, then I have to team up. I would also agree with you if would be unfeasible for BioWare to have made flashpoints for solo players as well. However, since they already put in multiple difficulty levels, how hard would it have been to have one for soloers? It would also have been practical I think, since they would be able to expand their audience that way.

Anyway, I don't mean to be antagonistic. Maybe BioWare had good reasons. To those that were friendly, thanks for the info/suggestions.
Thats the main problem. In all honesty it would be very tough to add a solo difficulty level because a lot of the bosses in the FPs are made for a group of 4. The mechanics of these fights would have to be completely changed to allow you to solo it. Basically they would have to remake the FP.

I agree with the other posters though. It is possible to solo some of them with a companion, but it is difficult still.

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Cevo
01.13.2012 , 12:25 PM | #13
Well I would just hold tight and see if they follow the way Rift went. After populations dwindled they made solo dungeon content so you could continue story line with out the groups. I don't have any social anxieties so I don't know how that feels but I use vent allowing me to decide to talk (which I do) but you may find some people willing to explain fights there and that would allow you to not have to talk at all. Previous end game guilds I've been in people are more willing to allow people to go along as long as they are willing to atleast listen. Just a suggestion.

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Mavery
01.13.2012 , 12:31 PM | #14
Outside of saying "I'll go" you don't have to chat at all during FPs.

This is not a problem.

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Xothos
01.13.2012 , 12:41 PM | #15
For being to "shy" I am wondering how you are carrying on this forum conversation? It is pretty much the same thing, except you hit more buttons in a flashpoint.

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ExiledOne
01.13.2012 , 12:54 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Eusevio View Post
Maybe you can solo the early flashpoints after you out-level them (not sure since I am not very high level).

Also it might be easier if you find a casual PvE guild to join, maybe grouping with some of the same people each time will be less pressure than a group of strangers. I would think that if you go dps you don't really need to talk.
You actually can solo most of the FPs once you out level them.

You should be able to solo Essles at around 18-20.
Hammer around 24
Athiss around 30-32
Mandolorian could probably be soloed around 36-38 (I ran a 4 man all 38's and it was cake, so maybe you could solo it at 38 alone, haven't tried yet).
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Kodiaxis
01.13.2012 , 01:50 PM | #17
I ran Essells flashpoint solo last night. I was running a lvl. 23 Jedi Guardian and the Essells quest was grey in my quest log. I had skipped it earlier b/c I couldn't find a group and now I wanted to go back and see it.

Positive: It was very exciting to tear through ranks of enemy in a light-saber wielding blur. The story was fantastic and it felt like a great diversion before I got back to the meat of the main game.

Negative: The drawbacks were that I didn't get any real reward beyond the story itself: there was no real experience gain after an hour of game play and I had way out-leveled any equipment I found. Put all the equipment on the GTN so hopefully I will make some money out of it.

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Vandaman
01.13.2012 , 02:21 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Cevo View Post
Well I would just hold tight and see if they follow the way Rift went. After populations dwindled they made solo dungeon content so you could continue story line with out the groups. I don't have any social anxieties so I don't know how that feels but I use vent allowing me to decide to talk (which I do) but you may find some people willing to explain fights there and that would allow you to not have to talk at all. Previous end game guilds I've been in people are more willing to allow people to go along as long as they are willing to atleast listen. Just a suggestion.
Considering SWTOR already has more subs than Rift ever had at one time, I would call this very unlikely.

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H_CHINASKI
01.13.2012 , 03:26 PM | #19
Hang in there.. Just try to have fun and who knows, you may stumble upon someone who will help you out just for the sake of it, rather than you specifically looking for a fp group. That happened to me and now grouping can be a lot of fun, but it's still hit or miss. I used to feel similar regarding nerves when in a party, especially as a healer( FFXI WM), you can ruffle some feathers. Don't despair though, do your leveling and like a few others mentioned, you can always go back and solo them later. I did Trouble in Deed last night (4+heroic lvl 15-16) as a lvl 23 JK Sentinel. It was a blast!!! I don't quite get why so many people are so uptight and prone to flaming anyone under the sun for such arbitrary things. The guy has something on his mind and posted about it, BFD! I didn't take your comment as a rant at all.. and their is a difference between real time game experience messaging, and posting on a forum. Geez Louise, it's apples and oranges people.. RELAX!! Anyway, as someone with a bit of social anxiety like yourself, my best advice to you is to keep playing, learn your class strengths and weakness, and solo grind all you want. However, after you level up quite a bit and have a better feel for your abilities, you should help out a much lower level player with a quest or FP. You won't have any reason to be nervous regarding making an in game mistake, so with that pressure gone, you may find yourself feeling a bit more confident. Good luck=)

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Smzel
01.13.2012 , 05:12 PM | #20
To all the ppl saying" you can do FPs without talking, whats the problem?", your missing the point. FPs require ppl to work together, placing pressure on each team member to contribute to the group. Especially in smaller 4 man groups, the pressure to perform in optimally can be quite high since just one member under performing can lead to a wipe. This to me seams a far more intimidating prospect to someone with social anxieties than posting on a forum.

To the OP, you're not really missing much TBH, i've played a Sith Assassin to lvl 50 and the vast majority of the FPs are nothing more than 3 corridors with a boss at the end and a obligatory light/dark side choice thrown in which most of the time boils down to just a "be a dick" vs. "dont be a dick" choice that has no meaningful implications on your ccharacter or the actually FP. If you want to play the FPs relevant to KOTOR just level to 50 and solo Boarding Party and The Foundry on normal.
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