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To difficult to reach level 50

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MorgonKara
11.13.2012 , 05:46 PM | #11
You're right, it's impossible to get to level 50. No one has ever gotten a character to level 50 is SWTOR.

If you are having trouble it's likely due to your character and companion's gear. Gear effect scales with level in SWTOR so the level of your armor and weapons should be as close to your character's level as possible. (Blue or Purple if possible.)
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JamieKirby
11.13.2012 , 06:19 PM | #12
Don't give up, the game does have an unforgiving difficulty curve, if you lack anything in the lines of gear or weaponry, it will cut you down without warning.

Also, i had the same trouble when i started playing and i personally enjoy certain companions and HATE the others and depending on the class, the healer companion (which 90% of all players tell me to use when leveling as dps) can either be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on if the healer is an annoying dick or not.

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JamieKirby
11.13.2012 , 06:34 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by MorgonKara View Post
You're right, it's impossible to get to level 50. No one has ever gotten a character to level 50 is SWTOR.

If you are having trouble it's likely due to your character and companion's gear. Gear effect scales with level in SWTOR so the level of your armor and weapons should be as close to your character's level as possible. (Blue or Purple if possible.)
That isn't always possible, considering crafters either don't bother making anything other then moddable pieces and overcharging for them and then you have to pay even more for mods, which are also overcharged.

I mean, paying 10k for a level 15 colour crystal is not acceptable, i have seen hilts worth no more then 7.5k each, being sold for 15k each (blue or purple quality), overall, it can be quite difficult to keep modded gear updated to your level and please don't play commendations, because armorings and hilts alone, cost 7 each.....imagine being a smuggler or jedi sentinel or a Mercenary Bounty Hunter and needing hilts, armorings for every single piece.

Helm, Chest, Hand, Wrist, Waist, leggings, feet, weapon(s) and focus/shield/generator

To keep them all updated with commendations you would need 99 of them on every single planet and that is just pretty much impossible, unless you expect everyone to do the flashpoints, over and over and over and over again, making it more and more like wow.

The only real solution is to find some crafters that are not greedy or find a guild that have decent members in it, otherwise, you will always lack the gear, especially if you do not like to craft yourself, it is a real pity that you need such good gear while leveling up, instead of greens being the only stuff you need, until level 50, like hardmodes, which is where the dailies come in, which allow you to mod out the gear with better stuff.

In the end, crafters don't do their job and when they do, they demand tips, i mean, why call them tips, when you demand them. lol

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cougon
11.13.2012 , 08:37 PM | #14
One thing that others aren't mentioning is the abilities of your companion. There are situations where you want to turn off or on some of the abilities of your companion so that they will or will not use them. When I'm running around with a healer companion, I only have on their healing abilities and their stun ability. I also make sure they're in their healer stance. This way they are only focused on healing me and won't likely draw as much aggro. To turn on or off their abilities, open up their interface by clicking the plus symbol by the lower left bar on the screen. Then right click on the abilities that you want to turn on or off. Then hit the little minus sign to reduce the bar again. Sometimes just sticking your healer on total heal duty makes all the difference.
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Teldrax
11.13.2012 , 09:06 PM | #15
I would recommend going back to some of the other planets before Hoth and make sure you don't have any bonus series stuff left. I know I found out about the Alderaan bonus series when I was mid 40's by accident on the fleet. This is a low 40 bonus area, so you should be able to clear it easily and maybe gain a level or so to help out where you are.

Like someone else said, that Sel-Makor quest on Voss is brutal to some classes, and especially brutal to your first character. On my first character I came back at 50 to defeat it and had to bring a friend. I found a partner the 2nd time I was on the planet, and the next two I had a good idea of how the fight was going to go, so it went much better. I think it also helped me that my first two were Sith and my 2nd two were blaster classes, much easier to stay at a distance and watch casts and such.

Keep in mind that most planets will have a bonus series. Some (Hoth, and Alderaan come to mind) do not always show up when you are done with the plant and you may need to re-visit to receive them.

Chin up, it can be done. And there should be people around willing to help if you need it. You will still run into those that ignore your requests, comment about your lack of ability, but there are still those out there that are more than willing to help.

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JacksonMo
11.13.2012 , 10:04 PM | #16
What server are you on?
It may seem like a silly question, but what stats are on your gear? I once ran into a shadow tank in mostly strength gear.
He claimed it was because all of his abilities were melee, therefore he needed strength...
Long story, short, no heroic missions got done that day...
So you want to be sure you have the right stats on your gear, as well as being level appropriate. Same goes for companion gear. They don't all have the same stat as the characters, except the trooper's companions. (Aim)
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pan_sObak
11.13.2012 , 10:54 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieKirby View Post
To keep them all updated with commendations you would need 99 of them on every single planet and that is just pretty much impossible, unless you expect everyone to do the flashpoints, over and over and over and over again, making it more and more like wow.
for me final planets (VOSS & Corellia) were not such trouble
But it was a bit of annoying because of slow levelling on that stage of game

play all Bonus series you have
play all companions quests

and as for companions no need to gear them all with commendations
there are only 2 companions you are to gear up - your healer and the one with the same main stat as you

for planet commendations you should buy mods only for yourself - armorings and barels/hilts are priority
old mods give to companion with the same main stat - trooper is a best from that point of view (all his companions have aim mau be except one as far as i remember)

never bought something from GTN while levelling
if you have alts - craft green mods with cybertech, it will be enough for companions
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TrumpetNut
11.13.2012 , 11:17 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Marvin_jedi View Post
I am playing Star Wars for 3 months. It is impossible to reach level 50. I stuck with my commando on level 45. I tried to play the Jedi class. One consular (level 43) and Sentinel (level 37) Same story. I am not able to level my other characters as well. It is the first time i play MMO. I like the game, story line but it stops for me at level 45 with my commando. I spend whole weekends to play this game. Now i play 10 mins. I am now on Voss and the missions are to difficult. So i can't level any more. The class story i reach chapter 3 and now i stuck to defeat an ancient beast. Wow i said the first time i saw. I died 3 time and i almost defeated the ancient beast. So it is not an option to play my class quest to level.. Spend a lot of money to upgrade my abilities and gear. Ask some one for help is also impossible. There is no player on the server who wants to play with me. I always helps others.. I am thinking to give it up and stop my subscription.
I think this game is for pro MMO players. I am a Star Wars fan not a pro or experience player.
I feel bad to stop playing this game and can't see the rest of the story line..
Don't feel bad man. I feel that way too sometimes. I thought that I would never get to lvl 50 like, Ever but then when things get hard go on general chat and say like, I need help beating a boss or just put need help on then put the quest right up there. It always works for me. Keep trying! You can do it!

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Przemo_No
11.14.2012 , 04:30 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Nothematic View Post
I have to say I know whe you're coming from - the fights for the consular and the inquisitor on voss are insane - a massive jump from belsavis.

I'd recommend either doing a few moreclevelsthrough pvp or flashpoints, upgrading you and your companions gear and maybe bringing someone with you to help.
hmm.. not sure about inquisitor, but certainly for consular they are not. I actually reached my lvl 50 on Voss.
Ok, certain fights may be more difficult, but not like impossible.

The only issue I have had was that H4 on Nightmare Lands where i died zillion times before my group was able to kill that "chief something" - being a squishy shadow DPS, that's more understandable.

Anyway, I guess the whole issue is either the gear or not using abilities properly against that specific boss.
Sometimes you only LoS, sometimes you only interrupt. Just check youtube for movies with that specific fight.

Being Shadow infiltration means good DPS but you only relay on that healer companion. Actually he gets better if you do not level his affection that much. He just stops talking
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JacksonMo
11.14.2012 , 04:41 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieKirby View Post
That isn't always possible, considering crafters either don't bother making anything other then moddable pieces and overcharging for them and then you have to pay even more for mods, which are also overcharged.

I mean, paying 10k for a level 15 colour crystal is not acceptable, i have seen hilts worth no more then 7.5k each, being sold for 15k each (blue or purple quality), overall, it can be quite difficult to keep modded gear updated to your level and please don't play commendations, because armorings and hilts alone, cost 7 each.....imagine being a smuggler or jedi sentinel or a Mercenary Bounty Hunter and needing hilts, armorings for every single piece.

Helm, Chest, Hand, Wrist, Waist, leggings, feet, weapon(s) and focus/shield/generator

To keep them all updated with commendations you would need 99 of them on every single planet and that is just pretty much impossible, unless you expect everyone to do the flashpoints, over and over and over and over again, making it more and more like wow.

The only real solution is to find some crafters that are not greedy or find a guild that have decent members in it, otherwise, you will always lack the gear, especially if you do not like to craft yourself, it is a real pity that you need such good gear while leveling up, instead of greens being the only stuff you need, until level 50, like hardmodes, which is where the dailies come in, which allow you to mod out the gear with better stuff.

In the end, crafters don't do their job and when they do, they demand tips, i mean, why call them tips, when you demand them. lol
Dude, try not to scare off the new guy. Seriously.
It's nowhere NEAR as hard as all that.
Focus on one toon getting the rest of the way to 50. The easiest I've done so far was Gunslinger. They put out massive DPS and their healer uses the same main stat, so gear is as easy as can be.
Next easiest would be Trooper. Again, healer uses the same stats, making gear much simpler.

See the pattern? Which ever role you play, look for the companion that gives you a combination of healing+damage.
If you're a healer, try to use a DPS companion with the same stat as you. Tanks are OK, but DPS/HEAL secondary stats make the gear "mostly" interchangable (power, crit surge).
Tank stats like defense/shield/absorb are useless on a healer.
My main character is the scoundrel, and I leveled all the way to 50 with Bowdaar, who uses KNIGHT stats. And it was a long hard slog-fest the whole way. Not because he's a bad companion, but because it was so hard to keep his gear current.
Once I got into Ops with a guild, someone suggested using my DPS companion, and I never looked back.

Quote: Originally Posted by Marvin_jedi View Post
I am playing Star Wars for 3 months. It is impossible to reach level 50. I stuck with my commando on level 45. I tried to play the Jedi class. One consular (level 43) and Sentinel (level 37) Same story. I am not able to level my other characters as well. It is the first time i play MMO. I like the game, story line but it stops for me at level 45 with my commando. I spend whole weekends to play this game. Now i play 10 mins. I am now on Voss and the missions are to difficult. So i can't level any more. The class story i reach chapter 3 and now i stuck to defeat an ancient beast. Wow i said the first time i saw. I died 3 time and i almost defeated the ancient beast. So it is not an option to play my class quest to level.. Spend a lot of money to upgrade my abilities and gear. Ask some one for help is also impossible. There is no player on the server who wants to play with me. I always helps others.. I am thinking to give it up and stop my subscription.
I think this game is for pro MMO players. I am a Star Wars fan not a pro or experience player.
I feel bad to stop playing this game and can't see the rest of the story line..

I went back and took another look at the original post. I would recommend focusing on the Commando. They are the most versitile IMO, and do really good DPS.
Healers have the easiest time getting into flashpoints, but DPS can be alot less demanding on a new player.