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Hard mode v. normal mode?

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Kodiaxis
01.13.2012 , 02:00 PM | #1
I keep hearing reference to "Hard Mode" flashpoints and "normal mode" flashpoints. Can you actually change the difficulty on flashpoints or does "hard mode" simply a way of saying that your team is not ideal (i.e. no tank, no healer, ect..)?

If you can change the difficulty, does this change the quality of item drops?

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Crizzixx
01.13.2012 , 02:37 PM | #2
Yes Hard Mode is an actual difficulty setting, and yes they drop better loot.

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Crizzixx
01.13.2012 , 02:50 PM | #3
Yes Hard Mode is an actual difficulty setting, and yes they drop better loot.

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Vandaman
01.13.2012 , 02:52 PM | #4
Hard mode does not change anything to do with group setup. It will up the level of the mobs to 50 and make their stats much better than they were on normal mode. The loot you get is also much better than it is on normal.

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gametan
01.13.2012 , 06:53 PM | #5
wait can you change the difficulty even when you are soloing the flashpoint?

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FrankPowers
01.13.2012 , 07:16 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by gametan View Post
wait can you change the difficulty even when you are soloing the flashpoint?
No, hard mode is available in lvl 50 and you will not be able to solo those..

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Dragonbgone
01.13.2012 , 07:17 PM | #7
Yes, but at the moment it is impossible to solo a HM flashpoint.
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jengelb
01.14.2012 , 08:32 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by gametan View Post
wait can you change the difficulty even when you are soloing the flashpoint?
I'm not sure if you can enter a HM FP solo, but you would not be able to solo it. Maybe if you and your companion were in full nightmare mode BiS gear you'd stand a chance, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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Gvaz
01.14.2012 , 11:49 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by jengelb View Post
I'm not sure if you can enter a HM FP solo, but you would not be able to solo it. Maybe if you and your companion were in full nightmare mode BiS gear you'd stand a chance, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Not even then. Not even if you did 2m+2c