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Liamo's Avatar

01.16.2012 , 03:46 AM | #11
Just hit this tonight. IMO, that entire bonus quest series is poorly designed. The fact that the aggro radium of mobs seems about twice as large here, as previous area AND that to get to where you are going or the next segment, you have to go back through the area you just cleared, that has now re-spawned.
Usually, there isn't this much "back and forth"-especially in an area where you are facing wave after wave of elites.

Volki's Avatar

01.20.2012 , 06:52 PM | #12
This needs to be fixed. I'm on a PvE server and this is a level 31 Heroic mission. It's a PvE mission.

No way should we be forced to go PvP and face a lvl 50 droid.
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Fatespuppet's Avatar

01.22.2012 , 08:30 AM | #13
I have this same problem. My server has VERY few republic players on Nar Shadda. I've never seen more than 30, so getting people for the bonus quests was practically impossible. I had to wait until I was in my 40s to come back, and this quest is impossible to get to without being flagged for PVP and dying.

I sent a bug report, and I suggest everyone does this. This is obviously not a hot topic, but it needs to be fixed for us completaholics.

Claymaniac's Avatar

01.22.2012 , 09:26 AM | #14
You don't have to go past the lv50 droid even though the quest marker leads you that way. Me and my friend gave up on that route and went back to another elevator and took it to the next level. I'm sorry but I forget the area name. But on this level, you can see the quest marker point to another location too which leads to an imp camp with lv50 guards down a ramp. However if you go from the side, instead of down, you fight only lv30 imp npc's and you can make your way to the elevator there.

Be warned though, it seems like the instance is in an area that is an imp questing area. So, if you are on a PvP server, except to face off with some imps on your way to this instance.

On the bright side, the actual quest is pretty easy and doesn't take too long. Not nearly as long as some of the other heroics in the Nar Shaddaa bonus area.
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Sentry's Avatar

01.29.2012 , 08:41 PM | #15
I'm going to bump this because it still has not been addressed.

Getting to this heroic mission is the biggest navigational nightmare that I have had in this game. If you actually find the only relatively safe route to the mission (the other is guarded by a lvl 50 imperial droid), it is impossible to get to the heroic area without being flagged for PVP because you have to pass through an Empire owned area.

Once you complete the mission, the elevator that brings you back out of the area only gives you one option: it drops you out right next to that lvl 50 sith droid which will promptly murder you. The option to leave the way that you came is grayed out.

So, awesome. This mission needs some work.

Wepo's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 03:13 PM | #16
I agree with the others. This quest is marked as a level 31 heroic 4. I followed the map markers right into a level 50 champion 2-hit-your-dead droid. There's no way around it other than rez stealth.

If the intent of the design is for players to die and use rez stealth, that just seems kind of cheesy way to start off a heroic. If there is another way in, please fix the map pointers because I can't find it.

Amun-RA's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 03:46 PM | #17
well if the idea is to make you think strategy on this particular heroic 4, then BW did a great job. I discovered (by pure accident) the lvl 50 droid and after being bug splat, i used the elevator during the 8 second heal. On the other hand, I had friends in my group that drove right thru the lvl 30ish imperials on their speeder to get to the other elevator and while they did draw agro, they did not get flagged for PvP. What a wonderful ganking zone for the other side if they only waited. Anyway, I've not tried going down the left side but the loot is good enough that it's worth it to try a few more times. Cheers.

KiranK's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 03:48 PM | #18
This heroic is a prank. You tell your friend to meet you there, then you laugh when they get flattened. It's not actually meant to be run. I mean, if it was, there'd be a way to, you know, get there safely. There ain't. Get your laughs and move on.
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Wepo's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 10:03 PM | #19

This heroic isn't difficult at all once you get to it. I suggest just letting the lvl 50 droid kill you and rez stealth down the elevator. Me (lvl 38 healer) and a 35 sentinel finished the heroic in just a few minutes and then quick traveled out. Getting there (alive) is much harder than the heroic itself.

rocdogg's Avatar

01.31.2012 , 02:29 PM | #20
You can run through the Empire zone before you get flagged, and without going anywhere near a level 50 droid.. No dawdling.
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