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How to Flash Point Like A Pro (Leveling Version) [partial content]

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How to Flash Point Like A Pro (Leveling Version) [partial content]

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Fidelicatessen
03.25.2014 , 01:19 AM | #81
What does it take to get a thread/guide stickied around here?

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DomiSotto
04.02.2014 , 08:51 AM | #82
After pondering the advice on re-specing the character to a non-hybrid Healer tree for a while, I saw the wisdom of it and did it. Thank you for offering the suggestion (and for the guide). It was remarkably easy to do, actually. I am still too afraid to try out the PvP environ, but fingers crossed I can group for a FP this weekend.

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DuEldrvarya
04.02.2014 , 10:03 AM | #83
Hey there, something you should really mention for Mando raiders boarding party.

No one seems to notice this ever, but everyone aside from the sent/mara can and should be stunned.

Want the easiest joke ever on the final one or two guys left? Each person save their stun's/kb/knockdowns (which almost every class has one by that point in time) for the very last guy. You can then hold him stunlocked while you destroy him. Makes the fight much much much easier on healers.
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DomiSotto
04.05.2014 , 04:03 AM | #84
I've tried two FPs yesterday on either of my DPS characters, and found it easier than a still pathetic performance in the WarZones with a healer. Now I regret not doing it sooner as my pub characters now missed the chance to play the early FPs. I will probably go through them in overlevelled state to figure what to expect with the next alt, who happens to be a tank, or, if not, my next alt is NOT going to be a tank.

I was lucky (or was it by design?) that I was ported in a higher level bracket for each FP.

Couple things I did not expect as a complete newb player.

I used a Group Finder (handy!) and got added as a replacement DPS. It has some unique challenges.

1. You do not get ported to the start of the FP that way, but have to do a run-around some kind of a shuttling facility. Unless it was unique to the FP (I think it was Taral V?)
2. You need to make your way to the group once you are actually in the FP, that could be tricky if there are leftover mobs. I suppose you could shout out for the rest of the folks to help out if needed.
Thirdly, making others aware of your newbness is essential, since some safety tips (unless you memorized this guide) may mean the difference between life and death
3. Finally, if someone drops out of the party mid-FP, you will need to hit the group finder button again along with the rest of the crew (I think?) - it will be showing a glowing green dot.

I would like to emphasize that playing an FP with three other people who had previous experience was much easier than trying it from ground up as we did initially, going with two alts and two companions, and no clue. On the downside, the other guys might be taking it at a run, with space-barring the story and you will not have a chance to draw, let alone catch your breath. Lol.

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Halinalle
04.05.2014 , 04:52 AM | #85
Quote: Originally Posted by DomiSotto View Post
3. Finally, if someone drops out of the party mid-FP, you will need to hit the group finder button again along with the rest of the crew (I think?) - it will be showing a glowing green dot.
Only group leader can and should requeue group in that situation. At that point GF does role check and at that point you can decide if you want to play other role (requires field respec and proper gear for new role).

Quote: Originally Posted by DomiSotto View Post
I would like to emphasize that playing an FP with three other people who had previous experience was much easier than trying it from ground up as we did initially, going with two alts and two companions, and no clue. On the downside, the other guys might be taking it at a run, with space-barring the story and you will not have a chance to draw, let alone catch your breath. Lol.
Most players are usually fine with it if someone wants to watch cutscenes. You just need to make it clear that it's your first time or you haven't done it for a while so you want to watch it again.
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DomiSotto
04.05.2014 , 08:47 PM | #86
Thank you for the explanation.

I see it as a kindness on the stronger players' part to take along someone like myself, a casual newb who will never have a clue. I could easily compare just how much better those folks are, because we have tried to repeat an FP tonight with our 'average dude' casual mains and companions, and wiped on the second boss battle so badly it could have been funny if it weren't so sad.