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2 major disappointments about xpac: 0 new flashpoints and no class stories

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2 major disappointments about xpac: 0 new flashpoints and no class stories

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Dimoxinil
04.11.2013 , 10:50 AM | #1
I really can't believe that there are no new flashpoints and no chapter 4 in this expac. I came to terms with its reduced scale and everything (only one planet), but these 2 features missing is a real let down.

Class stories
Class stories are at the heart of this game. It's what sets it apart from other MMO's. And it was a success from the get go. People, including myself, roll alts just to experience the great story lines. In light of all that, I don't understand why bioware thought it was a wise decision to not add a 4th chapter in this expac.
Does anyone now if class stories abandonned forever, or is this only part of the interlude?

Flashpoints
I'm really speechless about this one. Not a single new flashpoint. Zero. And no 4 new hard modes does not sweeten the deal. We've all run those dozens of times, it's hardly new content. This really is unbelievable in my eyes. I do applaud the new operation though.

There seems to be good stuff in this expac, planet sounds cool and all, achievements, etc. I'm not saying it's all bad. But these 2 features not being there is a major disappointment for me.

Just wanted to express my opinion here and hopefully get some feedback from BW regarding these points.

Cheers

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darkov
04.11.2013 , 10:53 AM | #2
Story costs too much to make, we won't ever see class stories again.

They could've, should've, done a Flashpoint on Makeb, I hope they have one planned for a future update soon.

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Icebergy
04.11.2013 , 10:55 AM | #3
The lack of class stories is pretty disappointing but it is understandable. They are expensive and time consuming. I wish they had done them, but I can live without them. The Makeb story is very well done.

The no new FPs is pretty pathetic. Myself and many others have been mocking Blizzard for reusing their instances left and right and now Bioware just made us look like fools.

It is a terrible shame that they reused old instances as the 55 HMs instead of making new ones.

I guess thats part of having an expac that only costs $10 though.
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Fedaykin
04.11.2013 , 10:55 AM | #4
The third eye... whatta name... is almost flashpointy for story... but the loot is pure poodoo..

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Taorus
04.11.2013 , 10:55 AM | #5
Not sure what you expected from "The largest non-expansion content update ever." Oops sorry forgot...again.
It is an expansion.

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Recipetms
04.11.2013 , 11:01 AM | #6
Really? They have stated over and over that these two things would not be included in the xpac. The is Chapter 4 called Makeb. Its one thing to hope for the future its another to be hopefully that they were lieing to us about what was explicitly publisized as not going to be included.

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Dimoxinil
04.11.2013 , 11:03 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Icebergy View Post
The lack of class stories is pretty disappointing but it is understandable. They are expensive and time consuming. I wish they had done them, but I can live without them. The Makeb story is very well done.

The no new FPs is pretty pathetic. Myself and many others have been mocking Blizzard for reusing their instances left and right and now Bioware just made us look like fools.

It is a terrible shame that they reused old instances as the 55 HMs instead of making new ones.

I guess thats part of having an expac that only costs $10 though.
I understand the 10$, and as I said I accept the reduced scale of the xpac because of it. However, if we compare with wow (sorry but it is the #1 competitor), there are 6 new instances in MoP I think. Divide by 4 (40$ vs 10$), and we should at least get 1.

I appreciate the quality of the Makeb storyline (have yet to play it but I hear it's great) however it's no excuse in my opnion. And saying class stories are expensive is a lame excuse too, although I prefer no class stories instead of half-baked ones.

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DaRoamer
04.11.2013 , 11:09 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Dimoxinil View Post
I understand the 10$, and as I said I accept the reduced scale of the xpac because of it. However, if we compare with wow (sorry but it is the #1 competitor), there are 6 new instances in MoP I think. Divide by 4 (40$ vs 10$), and we should at least get 1.
We did, the new Operation, Scum and Villany.

Question for you, how many alts do you have?

My guess is most people do not have one of each class. I only have 2 50s. So how do you think the expansion content would have turned out if they had to make 6 addition stories considering that most people wont' ever see all 8 stories?

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MarvelZombie
04.11.2013 , 11:12 AM | #9
I was MAJORLY DISSAPOINTED too when I found out there were no flashpoints and no class story updates....

....months ago.

How can you just now be finding out what is in the RotHC expansion? Can our nation no longer read????? Do we just buy things all whilly-nilly without a clue of what we are buying??? Why am I talking to myself????

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AbstractQuantum
04.11.2013 , 11:14 AM | #10
I haven't purchased the expansion yet... but I thought that it said that it continued our class stories? (like in the preview videos). Is this not the case? Someone mentioned that the new planet has a story and that it is chapter 4? (so, does that mean it is the same for everyone?)