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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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Lagerale
02.15.2012 , 02:28 PM | #11
Actually I agree completely with the OP. The rewards aren't worth the time it takes if you don't have a normal group to team with. If you have a group you can fall back on (be it real life friends you play with or a guild that's active enough) then sure the exp is nice, but if not it's honestly a waste of time. The loot is ok, but considering you can get gear you can mod it's not needed and the exp isn't worth sitting around trying to get a group.

I do agree the story lines are nice, but again in a game that actually is built for you to NOT group it's just not in me to worry about the heroics. The created the game the way they did (so solo friendly that most don't group and the social aspect of the game is so small) and I'm not complaining I like the game but the heroics are simply a waste.

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Qonor
02.15.2012 , 03:24 PM | #12
For every zone I've been to, someone on my friend list has asked me (or I've asked them) to do all the heroics in a zone all at once. This has happened while I'm soloing, so I'm effectively not waiting at all. I have experienced your issue as well though.

I wouldn't say heroics are a waste, but the are not the most time-efficient method of leveling. But for me, they are fun. Moreso than flashpoints even, because sometimes I like grouping with someone else and still being able to use my pet. While in flashpoints, I primarily group with three other players. It adds another flavor to grouping.
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Classicalbor
02.15.2012 , 03:30 PM | #13
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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Crawfishies
02.15.2012 , 03:55 PM | #14
Well,
there's one big advantage you can get from doing it (as a group).

1) You can find out if you can "friend" a tank or "healer" for future flashpoint runs.
or basically find out the other way around .... to "avoid" a bad player.

There are one or two times that I had "grouped" with someone while I was at lvl 13,

then only recently I joined a group doing 16 man ops,
and low and behold, I remember that one person and he remembered me.
FYI, he was the very first person I grouped up with, LOL.

Even though he outlevelled me throughout the leveling process.

It's actually a good way to get a feel of a some people if you want to "join" their
guild, and some time to "talk" to them about their guild if they're inviting or recruiting.

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Veriza
02.15.2012 , 04:19 PM | #15
Rakata Mind Prison here, not overly crowded but I have had no problem finding groups and on more then one occasion when a 4man heroic went well we continued on to do a flashpoint together. Don't just disband as soon as quest is done...
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Qonor
02.17.2012 , 08:24 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Crawfishies View Post
Well,
there's one big advantage you can get from doing it (as a group).

1) You can find out if you can "friend" a tank or "healer" for future flashpoint runs.
or basically find out the other way around .... to "avoid" a bad player.

There are one or two times that I had "grouped" with someone while I was at lvl 13,

then only recently I joined a group doing 16 man ops,
and low and behold, I remember that one person and he remembered me.
FYI, he was the very first person I grouped up with, LOL.

Even though he outlevelled me throughout the leveling process.

It's actually a good way to get a feel of a some people if you want to "join" their
guild, and some time to "talk" to them about their guild if they're inviting or recruiting.

OMG THIS. This defines what an MMO is to me.
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TheoNJ
02.17.2012 , 08:41 AM | #17
the problem are the commendations.
Why take time to complete a harder/time-consuming part of the game, if you can find better luck right next door.

GET RID of the commendations. it will fix the crafting and the quest system.