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HK-51 gear package


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Rafaman
12.10.2012 , 01:50 PM | #21
Well... OP, I guess it depends on how you use him. I have not chosen to unlock him for lower toons; mainly, because I want to quest and max affection on other companions. But for my 50s, I have run the HK quest for each. You don't need to pay to unlock him. And so... OP, the gear is no issue at all for me. In fact, it was a bit of a boon; free creds.

My experience with HK-51 as originally geared has been fantastic. As a tank, there is no better companion for dailies. Section X is a breeze and a pleasure with no heals necessary. He does great dps, has good stuns, and is great when I taunt a group.

But... I couldn't leave it at that. I replaced his mods and enhancements with cunning columi and... wow! Lol! I hate to group and lose him.

My advice? Don't use him on a lowbie. Unlock him the hardway for your 50s. And... use all of his abilities, including assassinate. He is the best fighting companion by far.

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Ivomec
12.10.2012 , 02:44 PM | #22
I like the other folks in this thread unlocked him on my low level alt and replaced his Level 50 gear with appropriate level gear and man it has made leveling up another toon fun and easy. I am also doing Cybertech as I go and have no issues keeping himself and myself up to date on Armor / Mod gear.

He has on many occasions 1 shot silvers with his Assassinate ability. IMHO don't see how anyone think he is useless at low levels.

To each their own I guess
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Chimeran
12.10.2012 , 02:58 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Kheld View Post
Since you need to do a HARDMODE Flashpoint, probably not.

WHAT in Gods name were they thinking of!??

HK-51 should have been a great questline for every player to experiance, yet they have gated it so that only a few will be able to complete it.
I totally agree with you.
Unless you are a hardcore gamer or unemployed, a casual has little to no shot at every aquiring this companion.
The mindless searching for droid parts that respawn in random locations set alarm bells ringing for me.
I did try it over 2 days with 4-5 hours of searching and managed to get the first part that can be purchased from the pvp vendor and found another from the locations from the internet. The ones in the republic and empire Jedi ruins were terrible. With a group of 3 players canvasing the area grid searching, nothing turned up after 2 hours ( 4 hours total in both places )....
We were later told that the parts respawn can actually bug out and can not be found until server resets.

I canceled my subscription.
The mission to get this droid is the biggest crock of **** I have come across since the old school " How to become a Jedi in 6 years of real time" in the old star wars online game.

EA can kiss my arse, they turned my fun time in SWTOR into frustration and hating the game. Good luck with it.
To all those that already have the HK51 droid, good for you, you obviously have more time to waste than I do.
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Nydus
12.10.2012 , 03:34 PM | #24
Quest for HK was fun, unique and bugless for me.

He came with the appropriate gear. I was emailed another set oddly enough, and just sold that for money. Hear that had something to do with a bug they were trying to fix.

Quite frankly, the game needs more quests similar to the HK quest and the character is definitely worth the time.

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RazielHex
12.10.2012 , 03:37 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Chimeran View Post
I totally agree with you.
Unless you are a hardcore gamer or unemployed, a casual has little to no shot at every aquiring this companion.
You can't be serious.

Foundry/Maelstrom HM is incredibly simple--Easier than the Story mode at level 37 for sure--suffice to say that the chances of the other three people in your random group being full Columi to Campaign Geared is rather high.

The locations of the parts are all mapped out. It's just the matter of waiting.

It's not that you can't do it, it's that you don't want to, and you'd rather blame the system for your own faults.

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pooks
12.10.2012 , 03:48 PM | #26
His off hand knife didn't come in the HK package.

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Aelther
12.10.2012 , 04:20 PM | #27
And why should his gear scale? No other companion gear scales. It is your own job to gear him up with appropriate gear.
Let's not dumb the game down with stupid scales. I've already seen that happen with Mass effect and Dragon Age.
You should be happy that you are in control of his gear and not BioWare.

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arunav
12.10.2012 , 07:22 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Chimeran View Post
I totally agree with you.
Unless you are a hardcore gamer or unemployed, a casual has little to no shot at every aquiring this companion.
The mindless searching for droid parts that respawn in random locations set alarm bells ringing for me.
I did try it over 2 days with 4-5 hours of searching and managed to get the first part that can be purchased from the pvp vendor and found another from the locations from the internet. The ones in the republic and empire Jedi ruins were terrible. With a group of 3 players canvasing the area grid searching, nothing turned up after 2 hours ( 4 hours total in both places )....
We were later told that the parts respawn can actually bug out and can not be found until server resets.

I canceled my subscription.
The mission to get this droid is the biggest crock of **** I have come across since the old school " How to become a Jedi in 6 years of real time" in the old star wars online game.

EA can kiss my arse, they turned my fun time in SWTOR into frustration and hating the game. Good luck with it.
To all those that already have the HK51 droid, good for you, you obviously have more time to waste than I do.
You approached the HK quest very wrong, then. It took a total of, perhaps, 5 hours to do the whole thing. I did it across 3 nights if I remember correctly.

Yes, the Jedi/Sith temple searches took the longest, but both were done in about 20 minutes for me. I didn't have a group with me, just asked for one in general chat. 3-4 of us found the parts in said time.

This game has been out a quite a while, and HM flashpoints are all on farm mode for most people. You don't need good gear for them - just use the recruit PvP gear if you don't have anything better. And, as another poster stated, the chances that the others in your group are way over-geared for HM MP/Foundry are very high.

In short, and I am being polite in suggesting this, you were going about the quest wrong somehow. It wasn't hard to do. The only thing that I was upset about was it bugged out on my first character.

Try looking up the locations on Dulfy's site for HK's parts. It makes the quest go by rather quickly. Unlike most people, I didn't think the quest was all that great, except for the Section X and spooky ship portions. But I LOVE HK on my tank character. It will be really fun to do future content with him.

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Rafaman
12.10.2012 , 07:37 PM | #29
Wha...? Let's clear this up. The HK hunt was not for the hardcore. HM flashpoints are not for the hardcore. As you progress and get better gear it makes things easier, but as a fresh 50, as long as you have level 50 mods its more than doable. Besides, you aren't going in there alone.

The point is going to be moot with 1.6 anyway. Every 50 will be able to get a full set of Tionese gear.

I am a casual player and enjoyed every second of it.

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Chimeran
12.11.2012 , 02:37 AM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by RazielHex View Post
You can't be serious.

Foundry/Maelstrom HM is incredibly simple--Easier than the Story mode at level 37 for sure--suffice to say that the chances of the other three people in your random group being full Columi to Campaign Geared is rather high.

The locations of the parts are all mapped out. It's just the matter of waiting.

It's not that you can't do it, it's that you don't want to, and you'd rather blame the system for your own faults.
What do you not understand about not having the time for this?
I work and have a family, I can not and do not want to spend 2 hours + searching for a buggy droid part/parts.
The mission is not easy if it is bugged/parts reset etc.
Locations on the internet...really, maybe for a couple. Most of the threads I read were " search the general area".
2 hours later nothing.
Guys in chat saying ": oh yeah I can find that in less than 15 minutes ".... 2 hours later nothing ( they even joined my group)
So, I will put it down to another buggy pile of crap, if your lucky and everything turns up for you thats great.
So many better F2P and P2P games out there, like I said b4, I canceled my subs and will haunt the forums because taking the piss out of this game is much more fun than playing it lately.
May the fail be with you
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