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HK-51 quest - worthwhile?


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Lodril
01.20.2013 , 07:32 PM | #1
I don't like the post-story gameplay. That's not a judgment on anyone else, I just don't enjoy it, and never have. The occasional FP is fun, but doing the same ones with the same characters bore me, so while I've got several level 50 characters, none of them are geared up. No one quests for gear without a guild, and I have no guild, so there's not much chance of that changing anytime soon.

So my question to the peanut gallery is this... is it worth trying to push some Tionese 50 through the quest line to get HK-51, or does it require some Rakata/Black-Hole/something gear to be do-able? I was amused by his predecessor in KOTOR, and it seems like it might be fun to have him around for a new character rolling through story mode, but since 'post game' content is not my thing, maybe it's not worth the effort.

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mikebevo
01.20.2013 , 08:43 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Lodril View Post
So my question to the peanut gallery is this... is it worth trying to push some Tionese 50 through the quest line to get HK-51, or does it require some Rakata/Black-Hole/something gear to be do-able? I was amused by his predecessor in KOTOR, and it seems like it might be fun to have him around for a new character rolling through story mode, but since 'post game' content is not my thing, maybe it's not worth the effort.
couple easy heroics, 1 story mode (or HM) FP and another FP that has to be done on HM. So Tionese is more than enough provide you have some idea the mechanics of the FP and you can semi handle your spec depending on your role. The other parts are just exploring and a grind.

Is it worth it? No clue I haven't found the piece on Taris yet. Got the rest, but haven't found the Taris one yet. You will need at least one toon alt from the other fraction able to explore the capital planet of that fraction. None of it is difficult if you have any patience. I just lacked that.

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Khevar
01.20.2013 , 11:24 PM | #3
Personally, I enjoyed getting HK-51 partly for the quest itself, but mostly as I unlocked him on my legacy for my Operative early on. So basically I leveled my entire storyline with HK as my main companion.

You have to get new gear, as the stuff he comes with is level 50, but it's similar to gearing up other companions, especially once you get some moddable droid stuff.

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LogicalPremise
01.21.2013 , 11:51 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Lodril View Post
I don't like the post-story gameplay. That's not a judgment on anyone else, I just don't enjoy it, and never have. The occasional FP is fun, but doing the same ones with the same characters bore me, so while I've got several level 50 characters, none of them are geared up. No one quests for gear without a guild, and I have no guild, so there's not much chance of that changing anytime soon.

So my question to the peanut gallery is this... is it worth trying to push some Tionese 50 through the quest line to get HK-51, or does it require some Rakata/Black-Hole/something gear to be do-able? I was amused by his predecessor in KOTOR, and it seems like it might be fun to have him around for a new character rolling through story mode, but since 'post game' content is not my thing, maybe it's not worth the effort.
It's not hard, a bit frustrating to find pieces. Doing the sm fp is simplicity, the hm is not that hard.

Watch that last heroic, though, if you solo it -- interrupt or you're dead, the guy is no punk. I'd so far as to say all the heroics are much less frustrating if 2-manned at the least.
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CommanderKeeva
01.21.2013 , 01:28 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Lodril View Post
I don't like the post-story gameplay. That's not a judgment on anyone else, I just don't enjoy it, and never have. The occasional FP is fun, but doing the same ones with the same characters bore me, so while I've got several level 50 characters, none of them are geared up. No one quests for gear without a guild, and I have no guild, so there's not much chance of that changing anytime soon.

So my question to the peanut gallery is this... is it worth trying to push some Tionese 50 through the quest line to get HK-51, or does it require some Rakata/Black-Hole/something gear to be do-able? I was amused by his predecessor in KOTOR, and it seems like it might be fun to have him around for a new character rolling through story mode, but since 'post game' content is not my thing, maybe it's not worth the effort.
Once it is anyway. The quest line is kind of fun, especially the Theoretika puzzle but man the scanning.....it's slow, tedious and extremely boring. Try to team up for scanning the parts, even one person can speed up the process greatly.

But frankly, the scanner should just display the distance right away when used in the correct area. I'd have much more fun trying to locate a part from a kilometer away then trudge through the muck for hours hoping to hit the 25 meter radius.
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CommanderKeeva
01.21.2013 , 02:06 PM | #6
Freaking double posts.
BEING A GOOD SOLDIER COMES DOWN TO ONE THING, ONE SINGLE QUESTION:
WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO SACRIFICE?

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Jules
01.21.2013 , 05:15 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by CommanderKeeva View Post
Once it is anyway. The quest line is kind of fun, especially the Theoretika puzzle but man the scanning.....it's slow, tedious and extremely boring. Try to team up for scanning the part, even one person can speed up the process greatly.

But frankly, the scanner should just display the distance right away when used in the correct area. I'd have much more fun trying to locate the part from a kilometer away then trudge through the muck for hours hoping to hit the 25 meter radius.
Too true, I nearly lost my mind on the Dark Temple approach. Thankfully one other person came along some time later and managed to track it down.
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Khevar
01.21.2013 , 06:33 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Jules View Post
Too true, I nearly lost my mind on the Dark Temple approach. Thankfully one other person came along some time later and managed to track it down.
Too true.

Luckily, I was doing my part searching when there were a lot of people on the HK-51 bandwagon -- it encouraged a certain amount of camaraderie. Even solo players doing searching would call out in general chat that they hit a 25m ping, and a dozen nearby players would all run over and scour the area together.

On Hoth there was even cross faction cooperation to find it.

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Lightning_
01.22.2013 , 07:29 AM | #9
Yes, back in the time when 1.5 was just out there were loads of people doing the scanning and it went really fast.
Now I'd recommend to try to find a group, and not do all this endless scanning alone.

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thomasbaxter
01.22.2013 , 08:50 AM | #10
The Jedi Temple part made me rage quit but got a few peeps and found it. I still need to find the endar spire piece and the one on hoth and I ain't doing those alone so if anyone's on the red eclipse server, Sith side 'DERELIX' add me lol