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Flashpoints with story?

Slecnaztemnot's Avatar

05.02.2014 , 11:48 AM | #1
I play the game mostly because I really enjoy the story. I don't really play FPs and Heroic mission, because so far, people I have met mostly kept asking me to skip everything, which I wasn't very happy about. (well, It's also because I am not a very good player and I don't want to slow others down or be the cause of their death)

I tried Group Finder a few times, and it was terrible experience for me, everyone kept bothering me to skip, skip, skip and we were running like mad through the content, like someone was chasing us. So I was planning to do FPs solo (when I will be overleved), only to know what they are about. But I have heard that some of the flashpoints don't really have a story at all...

So, which flashpoints are worth doing story wise? (beside Esseless and Black Talon) I heard about something with Revan...

Hoshkar's Avatar

05.02.2014 , 12:34 PM | #2
You might want to seek out a guild who enjoys running flashpoints, the random finder can be a very bad experience for a lot of people. If someone tells you to mash your spacebar, just tell them you have never run it before, and would like to see the story. If they cannot handle that then they will usually just leave, most people are more then willing to do the cut scenes if you ask. If not just do not talk at all, if they do not know who isn't skipping they cannot get pissy lol.

Not sure what other flashpoints have a good storyline other than the esseles and black tallon, at 15 I tend to just do KDY cause it is the only que that ever seems to pop up
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05.02.2014 , 12:41 PM | #3
What server are you on? My guild regularly runs FP's and rarely spacebar thru them.
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EranofArcadia's Avatar

05.02.2014 , 03:01 PM | #4
If you are in a group of 4 people and someone says "press spacebar," immediately repeat in chat that you want to spacebar the conversation. Then don't press spacebar. No one will know that you didn't, they will assume someone else is the one not doing it.

Note: the above advice is only useful if you are a terrible, terrible human being.

Mmurph's Avatar

05.02.2014 , 03:10 PM | #5
You could also tell them you've never run the fp before. Most of the random groups I've run into are ok with it (except maybe black talon/esseless).

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05.02.2014 , 03:45 PM | #6
The Jedi Prisoner story arc (Taral V and Maelstrom Prison for the Republic, Boarding Party and The Foundry for the Empire, in that chronological order) has some of the best story in the game. I also like:

-Directive 7: it's basically Animal Farm with droids.
-Battle of Ilum and its sequel The False Emperor: an attempted revolution within the Empire puts them and the Republic at odds with a common foe determined to carve out his own territory.
-Kaon Under Siege and its sequel The Lost Island: Star Wars editions of, respectively, Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil.

I also recommend The Eternity Vault, the first operation featured in the game. It's got its own self-contained storyline, it's got some fun mechanics (though with level 55s running around there's not much challenge in it any more), and it has a really cool final boss.
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Kaos_KidSWTOR's Avatar

05.02.2014 , 06:24 PM | #7
Why are you playing the Flashpoints for story anyway? they are just a conduit for leveling faster and grinding out gear in endgame, you should be playing you class' story for the story, not Flashpoints...

Nazdika's Avatar

05.03.2014 , 03:26 AM | #8
In German there is a saying: one cannot argue about taste. Asking why someone likes something... *yawn*

You can post in the server forum, and ask for people with the same taste. Or, if you have a thick skin, you can ask in fleet chat. Just be prepared to get sharky answers in the chat. (Forum too, sometimes, but less so). There is really nothing like playing the flashpoints at the right level, even story wise. And I have a hard time thinking of a flashpoint that has NO story. Granted, most do not really fit into a class story or such, but SOME sort of story, I thought, all have.

AlrikFassbauer's Avatar

05.03.2014 , 04:47 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaos_KidSWTOR View Post
Why are you playing the Flashpoints for story anyway? they are just a conduit for leveling faster and grinding out gear in endgame, you should be playing you class' story for the story, not Flashpoints...
SWTOR = "Levelling as fast as possible" game ?

Sadly there is not much story in FPs anyway. FPs are about combat, about war, about battle, not about story, apart from Esseles / Black Talon.

The only FPs with a little bit more story I know of (Republic side) are the both Taral V / Maelstrom FPs.
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Eternalnight's Avatar

05.03.2014 , 06:16 AM | #10
They all have story.

None have as many and as long conversation cutscenes inside the flashpoint as Black Talon and Esseless, although there are several that come pretty close to having almost as many while others have much less.

Also few have story that involves a lot that happens outside the flashpoint itself.