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Heroic +2 & +4 feels kind of useless (at least for me)

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Heroic +2 & +4 feels kind of useless (at least for me)

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Ardah
02.15.2012 , 12:47 PM | #1
I havent done a Heroic +2 or +4 since Dromund Kaas, im now level 45.
This is not due to me not liking Heroics, but rather several in game issues that work against me.

Some background info.
Im now level 45
I have not done a heroic +2 or +4 since Dromund Kaas
Im on EU-PvP Basilisk Droid- one of the most populated servers in EU

Even though im on one of the most populated servers in EU, there are hardly anyone to join up for a Heroic +2 or +4 quest run. I am sure that if i bothered to stand around and spam general chat for 30+ min, i could probably get a group in the end, but I just cant be bothered to do that!

The gain for the +2 or +4 is just to low. It is not like those quest lines give you any game breaking stuff (im not considering the story here, the story in +2 and +4 are brilliant at times) You might get an item upgrade and some planet commendations.

Plannet commendations i get so much of, that i dont know what to use them for any more.
Also with the commendations I do get, by just doing normal quests and bonus series, I can buy item and mod upgrades that will match any stuff I get from +2 or +4 quest lines.

Bottom line is.. +2 and +4 takes a lot of your time. It is time to get into a group + the time to do the quest line it self. All this for a mediocre reward that you can match without a problem by just doing normal quest + bonus quest line.

Only reason i see to do +2 and +4 is for the story. For those who have the time to stand around and wait to get a group- i salute you, i dont.. so i drop all the +2 and +4 heroic's.. i just dont see the point in doing them.

Arda

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bchorn
02.15.2012 , 01:48 PM | #2
I rarely did Elite quests in WoW so I'm not sure what's different here.

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Classicalbor
02.15.2012 , 01:50 PM | #3
So shout that you're LFG for Heroic +2 and +4s WHILE you keep doing your normal quests in the mean time. Don't just sit on your butt waiting for people to reply or invite you, but actively quest and look for those groups in the mean time... what's so hard about that?
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Azzras
02.15.2012 , 01:53 PM | #4
They are there as an incentive to group. If you don't want to take the time, then move along.

The xp and grouping aspect makes it worth while for me, and rarely have I not been able to find like minded players in the zone.
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SBite
02.15.2012 , 01:53 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Classicalbor View Post
So shout that you're LFG for Heroic +2 and +4s WHILE you keep doing your normal quests in the mean time. Don't just sit on your butt waiting for people to reply or invite you, but actively quest and look for those groups in the mean time... what's so hard about that?
^Exactly^ Plus they give massive XP bonus.

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Siltyn
02.15.2012 , 01:59 PM | #6
On my server, I generally have no problem getting groups for Heroic 2/4 quests or flashpoints as it seems there are always people LFG in general chat...though most Heroic 2s I can solo and most heroic 4s are doable with 2 people and 2 companions. I find the rewards from them much better than normal quests, though I do them mostly for the story and increased challenge.

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stephenjohnp
02.15.2012 , 02:00 PM | #7
Nice loot.

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Teggygah
02.15.2012 , 02:01 PM | #8
They just give an alternate way to quest and also give some good loot. My guild is doing a once a night "alt night" and we are pretty much just doing class quests, heroics and flashpoints, and that gets you leveled up pretty well. Also, by doing one of the bonus series heroics on Balmorra, I got the pants to complete the armor set I wanted.

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gregordunbar
02.15.2012 , 02:02 PM | #9
Bioware created 2 and 4 man groups assuming it would be easier for people to group with. However, few in charge at Bioware understood that you need to have a base game that brings a community together, so people form friendships easier and thus...group.

Instead, the created a game that does next to nothing to create a community and you have basically almost all players PUGGING with few exceptions outside those that came here with a guild from another game.

Enjoy the game for what it is, a single player game with online capabilities masked with some MMO aspects.

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iCanUseTheForce
02.15.2012 , 02:05 PM | #10
Some give Orange gear. That's pretty nice.