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Thank you Bioware for the seeker droid/binocular missions

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Thank you Bioware for the seeker droid/binocular missions

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Darth_Haderach
04.21.2013 , 08:47 PM | #11
Thank you! I also really loved these two missions, it felt that the environment does matter with all the puzzles, vertical levels, scripted mob spawns, much better than a pretty area with mobs to kill. Very refreshing. The speeders part on Nar Shaddaa was completely unexpected, amazing! I hope we will continue to see such great design or even better in future content.

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Crixa
05.27.2013 , 06:14 PM | #12
I've spent the better part of the last 3 days doing these. While they are a nice refreshing change of pace and also strangely addicting, BW needs to tweak the way that treasure and quest objectives can be found. On a heavy pop server, when things get really competitive amongst diggers these quests lose their shine. It can be beyond frustrating to have people following you around and then setting their seeker droids down exactly where you put yours. Twice today I've had people do that and find the special item for the area I was in even though my dig spot went down first in the precise area they dropped theirs. This is a really really frustrating mechanic that seems to discourage social play. Which seems counter-intuitive in a MMO. Maybe if BW expanded the number of active areas/planets at a given time, this wouldn't be as much of an issue.

But yeah, these quests are a nice change of pace, but could definitely use some additional tuning.

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paowee
05.27.2013 , 06:33 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Ogle View Post
No sarcasm, the quest line and the h4 missions for the gsi is some of the best in game imo

Sure the digging can be a frustrating but it is strangley addictive all the same.

Just the creativity to make the heroic missions at the end is amazing had a blast with my guildies figuring out the puzzles
I keep hearing this. Maybe i should start doing these mssions. But a hindrance for me is all the travelling and my load times are a bit long :-|
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Rieverre
05.28.2013 , 03:41 AM | #14
For me it was less about the repetitiveness of scanning the skyline with binocs/digging, more about the missions that popped. The whole point of the binocs/droid running around and scanning/digging was to show off level 55s in lower level areas and give people gear envy, as well as be a bit of a timesink.

OTOH? Adaptive instances and actual fight mechanics? Yes please. Oldschool puzzles/paying attention to environs to advance? Hell yes. And the Heroics at the end were some of the best I've played in a while, even if it's a bit frustrating getting a party for the H4s.

Also, the 'treasure area' digging is in no way compulsory to advance and is RNG dependent, so I have no clue why it's even counted as part of these quests or being whined about.

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AshMidnight
05.28.2013 , 06:34 AM | #15
I didn't try the seeker missions, but I was loving the binocular set of missions and just when I was ready for the big payoff, a completely solo story arc ends with an H4? That was so disappointing. I have wasted a ton of time finding all those little devices across every planet and now I have to figure out how to get a team together to complete this thing? I am a solo player and there should have been some kind of warning that a team would be needed to complete this mission.

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Artanisia
05.28.2013 , 07:06 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by AshMidnight View Post
I didn't try the seeker missions, but I was loving the binocular set of missions and just when I was ready for the big payoff, a completely solo story arc ends with an H4? That was so disappointing. I have wasted a ton of time finding all those little devices across every planet and now I have to figure out how to get a team together to complete this thing? I am a solo player and there should have been some kind of warning that a team would be needed to complete this mission.
Yeah, a warning would have been much appreciated, or, even better an ending to that questline that doesn't require a group. I can't group due to anxiety issues, so this quest will forever sit in my questlog and mock me...

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KarethRiker
05.28.2013 , 08:04 AM | #17
I am a big raider and I liked these. Although I do agree scaling up to H4s was a bit annoying although they did a good job of making those quests interesting and the fights different with new mechanics. I found the seeking to be relatively easy but the travel across planets and between planets was brutal. Maybe there would be a way at each quest end to give an item that takes you to the next planets space port?
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paradeus
06.01.2013 , 08:30 AM | #18
Love the binocular quests, fun to run around looking for the next scannable spot. The seeker droid crap is the exact opposite. Over an hour to find a seed? And I mean for each of 4 toons, Hoth took me over an hour, running, scanning, more running. Not to mention the mind numbing sitting on a speeder for countless minutes droning through planets I haven't been on for any reason since I leveled past them. Each time I get done with Hoth I have to log out and decide if it's time to cut my sub and walk away or not. Not what I would imagine a Developer would want from a paying customer.