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Datacrons, "needed" or not?

NrOneHero's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 10:37 AM | #1
We have a discussion in our guild where one of our guildleaders says they are of no use of all and that the "Top Guilds" isnt using them at all because they rather spend their time doing other things then collecting datacrons.

Me on the other hand who is coming from 7 years of WoW raiding remember the importance of flasks, enchants etc. In my guild only the top tier enchants and flasks was accepted, cheaper flasks/enchants wasnt an option.
You should always be at your very best possible.

Now im wondering, is it really so in SWTOR that you can simply ignore stuff that improve your characters damage output, healing output and survivability?

Is it true that the top tier guilds are ignoring datacrons all together?

In WoW flasks could potentially be the difference between a kill and a whipe. If only one was flasked there would be no noticable difference but when the whole raid was flasked the effect from the flasks stacked up and you would notice the difference between having a raid flasked and not.

Envenra's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 11:06 AM | #2
Some guilds or clans are best to be left alone, no matter whom they may be. You play as you play and if one person prevents you to do that, you are best off without that one person.

That is my expression on these silly people demanding one thing after another and destroys the community. It seems the community from WoW is slowly affecting the SWTOR community.

PariahMessiah's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 11:11 AM | #3
Well the math from the cubes I collected is 24 Cunning (main stat) about 21 aim and 22 endurance. I'm still missing the 10 to all and a few other cubes. Individually, its not much but they do add up.

thecoffeecup's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 11:14 AM | #4
I have always been no more than a casual raider, but still I have always found it essential to do your best.

I would expect members of any raid guild to find relevant datacrons as long as they are not insanely difficult to reach.

It's just a basic thing you do for your guild so you pull your own weight.

Jurugar's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 11:22 AM | #5
It's only as required as how much of a min/maxer you want to be.

If you get all the datacrons for your primary/secondary stat, it's about equivalent to an upgrade in one or two pieces of gear - not to mention the health boost of about ~400.

It only becomes "essential" the closer you are to mastering your class; if you're still learning how to play to the fullest, working on a new spec or new rotation would benefit you much more.

Sheridyn's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 11:24 AM | #6
You should be collecting the datacrons for your primary/secondary stats, endurance and matrix cube. The top guilds are collecting datacrons because they're easy to get and provide permanent stats. And it's not like there's much else to do at level 50.

Sujimichi's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 11:26 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Jurugar View Post
It's only as required as how much of a min/maxer you want to be.

Envenra, PLEASE understand that not everybody plays the game like you. Some people play it casual, some people play it hard-core and some play it super hard-core. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean other people should avoid it.

Guild leaders can demand it, purely because they are guild leaders. Whether you like that or not, is up to the individual.

Jurugar's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 11:28 AM | #8
Of course getting your matrix cube trinket is practically a requirement - but I dont consider the cubes and the datacrons as the same thing.

arnoldlol's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 01:17 PM | #9
First thing I did when I hit 50 (after my first set of dailies) was collect all relevant datacrons, your guild leader is wrong. It's FREE STATS, who wouldn't deem these required?
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Fumanchu_Fow's Avatar

01.21.2012 , 01:23 PM | #10
If you get them all I believe it's +40 to all stats if you get the +10 datacron also. Not bad considering that's like going from a blue piece to a columi or possibly rakata.