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Aurora Cannon/Long Shots still H4


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sentientomega
11.05.2015 , 03:09 AM | #1
Is this intentional?

Makes it next to impossible to solo, now that companions are once again next to useless.
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DataBeaver
11.05.2015 , 03:23 AM | #2
Companions next to useless? What makes you say that? Since 4.0 they are more powerful than ever before.

The Section X heroic requires two players to get past the doors and four for the final puzzle (though there are rumours of completing it with three), so you couldn't do it solo even if you were able to kill all the enemies.

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Sinapus
11.05.2015 , 03:48 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by DataBeaver View Post
Companions next to useless? What makes you say that? Since 4.0 they are more powerful than ever before.

The Section X heroic requires two players to get past the doors and four for the final puzzle (though there are rumours of completing it with three), so you couldn't do it solo even if you were able to kill all the enemies.
I've been in a group of 3 that completed it. Some sort of trick about keeping the shield down and repeatedly right-clicking on the core or something. I've never managed to do it myself, since I'm old and have poor reflexes.
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sentientomega
11.05.2015 , 03:53 AM | #4
That's where you're wrong, they removed the gate mechanic; and only one of the wall-beams is there (they wake up the champ mini-bosses, if you recall, they're no barrier to getting to the Core). Once at the Core, you have only yo throw the grenade, no other panels need to be touched.

In 4.0 (vanilla 4.0) I could solo Long Shots just fine, with a healer, I had great healing at 4.0, but now, with 4.0.1a?

Companion power has been Death Star'ed since 4.0.1a, not 4.0, but 4.0.1a, thanks to joy-slaughterers who cannot stand that other types of gamers enjoy themselves.

On top of which, companion healers are bugged.

Of two companions, both the same influence; one's tech healing channel deals 4x the healing that another's tech channel does, that has to be a bug.

Also, I think they've buffed, especially heroic, enemies to extremes; before 4.0.1a, at 4.0 vanilla, I had little trouble getting down that Dread Guard Legion Commander's HP, his self-heals were present but they didn't get in the way much.

And now? Now?

THEY'RE OFF THE *********** CHART!!!
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lexaconn
11.05.2015 , 12:28 PM | #5
I just did this solo on my level 65 Sentinel and a rank 25 T7, and it seems exactly the same to me. Not sure why you seem to believe companions have been changed with the latest update...

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sentientomega
11.05.2015 , 01:08 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by lexaconn View Post
I just did this solo on my level 65 Sentinel and a rank 25 T7, and it seems exactly the same to me. Not sure why you seem to believe companions have been changed with the latest update...
Hmmm, possibly it's the mobs instead, maybe they've been buffed (which would explain why my tanking comps felt considerably weaker, and if no buff to enemies was announced, it could feel like they gutted companions instead); you know, there were companions I hadn't used for 4.0; but today, I had a look and a whole bunch of healing companions have very weak channels, with the exception of HK-51, these tend to be melee tech healers. Khem Val is the weakest force healer, too; but nowhere near as poor as the melee tech healers: SCORPIO, Vector Hyllus, Qyzen Fess, Broonmark, Tanno Vik, Yuun, Bowdaar, Akaavi Spar, Torian Cadera.

All of them, as well as HK-51, have their channeled heals putting out healing at 25% of the ranged tech healer's version.

The first time I soloed it, I had a less than rank 10 Kira healing my level 60-61 Combat sentinel in blue 188 legacy gear; boss fight took a awhile, felt epic and wonderful, especially as I knew it had to end sometime.

I presume your T7 was healing...?
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11.06.2015 , 05:13 AM | #7
what's so special about sec x weekly? it's YEARS i don't do it, and i do dailies sometimes.
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11.06.2015 , 07:30 AM | #8
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what's so special about sec x weekly? it's YEARS i don't do it, and i do dailies sometimes.
Purple reputation, more credits, more experience, that kind of thing; it's as special as any other weekly on a daily planet, it's there to be done.
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Allamirr
11.06.2015 , 11:40 PM | #9
I cant solo the final boss, he just keeps healing, i got him to 10%. even after interrupting his casting he still manages to heal back up. I have a rank 40 companion in healer mode and im a Jedi Guardian tank. He cant really hurt me much, not with the companion healer, but he wont die, this went on for over an hour, til i just gave up. Do you have to be DPS class to beat it? I even used Heroic Moment to no avail. If i just had a little more dps i could beat it.

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sentientomega
11.07.2015 , 12:21 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Allamirr View Post
I cant solo the final boss, he just keeps healing, i got him to 10%. even after interrupting his casting he still manages to heal back up. I have a rank 40 companion in healer mode and im a Jedi Guardian tank. He cant really hurt me much, not with the companion healer, but he wont die, this went on for over an hour, til i just gave up. Do you have to be DPS class to beat it? I even used Heroic Moment to no avail. If i just had a little more dps i could beat it.
Honestly, I think you do need to have either yourself as dps, or as healer with a dps companion to beat it.
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