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Confused about HM flashpoints.

Methader's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 04:24 AM | #1
Hi guys I have run several HM flashpoints (BT, foundry, BP etc) and im confused as to whether it is a requirement or not to have completed the normal version first.

For example I have been told that to complete the D7 flashpoint on heroic you need to have completed it on normal. However I have managed to access several other flashpoints on heroic first time without completing on normal (Kaon).

Is there a set rule of which flashpoints can and cant be completed straight away on heroic?

Nigredo's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 04:28 AM | #2
As long as you are able to get the REG mode Quest you can Drop it and Pick up the HARD mode at 50.

- you have to do all needed story arcs in order to get access to the FP Mission

Sheridyn's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 04:53 AM | #3
To do Foundry you will need to have done Boarding Party to advance the story quest. For Republic side, you need to have completed Taral V in order to do Maelstrom Prison. These are the only restrictions - you do not need to complete a flashpoint on normal before you can do it on hard - you simply need access to the [GROUP] Flashpoint quest (having done the necessary story dialogues to obtain them). At this stage you can abandon the [GROUP] quest and pick up the [HARD MODE] version from the NPC outside the instance.

For example, on Republic side you get the story quest "Jedi Prisoner". This is the storyline quest for Taral V (level 33) and Maelstrom Prison (level 37) flashpoints (Empire side has a similar quest for BP/Foundry but I can't remember the name). If you have not done Taral V before and are level 50, you need to get this quest and then talk to the NPC inside the group phase. He will give you the quest [GROUP] Flashpoint: Taral V. At this stage, you should abandon this [GROUP] quest and keep Jedi Prisoner. Then talk to the NPC outside the Taral V instance and opt to start the flashpoint in Hard Mode. After completing Taral V on either normal or hard mode you will advance the Jedi Prisoner quest and be able to access Maelstrom Prison.

A similar trick also works for Directive 7. Get the story quest, talk to the NPC inside the group phase. He gives you [GROUP] Flashpoint: Directive 7. Abandon this, take the hard mode version from the NPC outside the instance.

Hope this makes sense!
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Methader's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 05:08 AM | #4
Thanks that makes sense now. A relief to know I don't have to grind a couple of normal modes first.

Thanks guys