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New Tactical Flashpoints? Why?


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Lorrimar
04.10.2014 , 06:05 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by ScarletBlaze View Post
This also make it possible with the Weekly Tactical for people who haven't got 69 gear to get the basic and some elites as well.
You've posted this exact same thing in multiple threads regarding these tactical FP's. Usually in response to someone indicating that the FP's have no worth.

My question is thus, after a week of being 55, do you even need basic coms anymore? Last character I got to 55, I pugged 2 SM OPS in a week & was mostly 69 -72 (or whatever rating that is now) gear. So why even bother with a quest that takes more effort & time to complete for a vastly inferior reward? Just for fun, lets say that the week you hit 55, you do complete all the Tactical FP's & turn in the weekly while in the same week pugging a couple of Ops, how is that quest not worthless to you in week 2 of being 55?

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sanctified
04.15.2014 , 07:58 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Lorrimar View Post
You've posted this exact same thing in multiple threads regarding these tactical FP's. Usually in response to someone indicating that the FP's have no worth.

My question is thus, after a week of being 55, do you even need basic coms anymore? Last character I got to 55, I pugged 2 SM OPS in a week & was mostly 69 -72 (or whatever rating that is now) gear. So why even bother with a quest that takes more effort & time to complete for a vastly inferior reward? Just for fun, lets say that the week you hit 55, you do complete all the Tactical FP's & turn in the weekly while in the same week pugging a couple of Ops, how is that quest not worthless to you in week 2 of being 55?
How about doing it because it's fun?
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Fidelicatessen
04.17.2014 , 02:52 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by sanctified View Post
how about doing it because it's fun?
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Ruskaeth
04.17.2014 , 03:01 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by nightsproull View Post
A couple of the packs got me down to around 20% health after using defensive cooldowns, and I've got fully augged 72s and 78s. (168 & 180?)
Then your dpses didn't do their part properly - or were just too slow.
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nightsproull
04.17.2014 , 03:34 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by sanctified View Post
How about doing it because it's fun?
I do lots of things because they're fun.
Tactical flashpoints don't really make it on that list.

But hey, my companion gear sucks on my new 55 sorc, so I guess that's a reason to do them. Or I can just pug a few more SM ops and roll on stuff for my companions.

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KarethRiker
04.18.2014 , 01:40 PM | #16
I liked doing these once for the story, but now I'm grinding them for the speeder and relics. Queues don't seem to pop too fast for tactical which is annoying, they are pretty tough to solo or it takes a long time, and the drop rate on the speeders is low which leads to a frustrating experience.

Have started making guildies run it with me, but would have loved to be able to guarantee a relic drop every run and maybe trade in 20 relics for the speeder.
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MCaliban
04.18.2014 , 04:15 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieKirby View Post
I mean, why would they do a flashpoint over and over and over and over again? i mean the Kuat Drive Yards is cool to do, the conversation is......just that....a single conversation, so repeating that is no big deal, but flashpoints like Black Talon and Esseles, why repeat that thing while leveling up??
1) To get better gear. It's possible to run through a FP once and get no class relevant drops.

2) Because you're going to overlevel your current planet or you've decided to skip planet leveling altogether.

3) They want to make sure they understand all the fights for when they do the HM versions.

4) You have tanking gear, which means that regular, level appropriate content takes two to three times as long to get through.
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ZETA_SCORPII
04.21.2014 , 06:20 AM | #18
Basic comms = fast creds.

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Ottoattack
04.21.2014 , 08:18 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Lorrimar View Post
You've posted this exact same thing in multiple threads regarding these tactical FP's. Usually in response to someone indicating that the FP's have no worth.

My question is thus, after a week of being 55, do you even need basic coms anymore? Last character I got to 55, I pugged 2 SM OPS in a week & was mostly 69 -72 (or whatever rating that is now) gear. So why even bother with a quest that takes more effort & time to complete for a vastly inferior reward? Just for fun, lets say that the week you hit 55, you do complete all the Tactical FP's & turn in the weekly while in the same week pugging a couple of Ops, how is that quest not worthless to you in week 2 of being 55?
I had similar experience lvling my sniper few month ago. Within a week from dinging lvl 55 I was in mix of lvl 168/162 gear, and that was before DP and DF, which drop 168 set gear from SM last 2 bosses.. Basic comms has no use for someone who is lvl 55 aside from gearing companions.

I ran the new FPs for the story, and will probably never run them again. There is no point. Even level 50 HM FPs are harder and more rewarding.

BTW, BW wants the tactical FPs cuz they require zero work in terms of mechanics. They are using the excuse of being playable by everyone for laziness.

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fire-breath
04.21.2014 , 09:38 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Ottoattack View Post
Basic comms has no use for someone who is lvl 55 aside from gearing companions.
Please only use it like that so I can make more money with basic comms :P
And no I'm not telling how since you should know this one easy enough.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ottoattack View Post
BTW, BW wants the tactical FPs cuz they require zero work in terms of mechanics. They are using the excuse of being playable by everyone for laziness.
Bioware made tactical fps to speed up the queueing times for flashpoints. Usually a (lowbe) dps had to wait for hours till getting a pop. At times even (lowbe) tanks or healers needed to wait longer.
I have levelled/am levelling 2 tanks and 2 healers through fp only. I always enable the dps role just in case. It doesnt happen often but at times you get slotted as dps.

In short, it has nothing to do with zero work in terms of mechanics.
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