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Needing Items while grouped


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Ognajd
11.05.2012 , 12:14 AM | #81
Yeah it's pretty awesome there are no loot rules built into this game.

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XmaceukX
11.05.2012 , 06:52 AM | #82
Quote: Originally Posted by Cross_Fade View Post
But I needed it for my companion, therefore I needed it. I don't run through the whole game with 1 guy I found in group finder, I can't worry about him and if what I do is considered rude or breaking an unwritten rule. Because if it was a big deal, it wouldn't be unwritten. I'm playing to win, so I reckon if that means stepping on a few people's toes so be it. I'm gonna try and make me and my team the best possible.
Yeah but you come to a point when you stop using your companion as much except for dailies and they ain't hard.

As someone said why should you need for a companion when someones whose actually running the FP with you needs for his character?

If you asked if you could need if the other players don't need they would probably just say sure go ahead end of moaning but i agree they have a right to moan when you need for a companion rather than a player whose doing it with you that needs gets the item.

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Beltane
11.05.2012 , 02:38 PM | #83
Well, I feel sort of silly responding to a troll thread, but I can't help myself after seeing this post:

Quote: Originally Posted by Cross_Fade View Post
But as far as group finder is concerned, I'll defiantly pick myself over some random. If this was RL I'm sure most people would rather take something they need, or have a use for, then to let someone completely random have it. If not, oh well that's you loss. But I'm not about to let myself lose out on something I can use.
How old are you? I'm guessing (hoping) a young teenager, because that is one of the most immature, selfish mindsets about life I have ever seen, and it reads like it came from someone with no life experiences. Way to prove that the younger generations are entitled "gimmie gimmie" mindsets who don't spare a thought for anyone else...

Yep, it's just a video game. But your example used the real life example of automatically taking something for yourself no matter what instead of even considering the possibility of allowing someone else to have it who might need it more than you. In a video game, that might just be wasting someone's time and annoying them, but in real life, that could be someone's meal. And you're apparently just as okay with one as the other. Great analogy.

Also consider that you're interacting with real people, even if it is a video game. Some of us actually enjoy being contributing members of society and being decent to people, even in video games, because, gasp--we see no need to annoy someone and piss all over social conventions just because we think we're the most important thing in the world.

Anyway. The fact I've been here since launch and have only seen one or two people need for companion gear without asking first says a lot. You're in the minority, so maybe you should stop and wonder why that is.
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mikebevo
11.05.2012 , 03:19 PM | #84
I have never needed anything for my companions, I have never needed something off spec, I have never needed crafting materials. All my companions are Rakata or above. I have off spec rakata/bh gear fully optimized on my dps companion and I have about 20 Biometric Crystal Alloy in my cargo hold and have put at least that many I have put in the guild bank plus I have used more than a few on crafting. You don't have to be a greedy jerk to get gear in this game as a matter of fact, I have geared up faster because people have helped me get gear because I have helped them first. My alt Jedi knight already has mods, enhancements, implants and ear and armor for full rakata and above and she is only level 30. People have been mailing me stuff because they know I will use her and continue to use my sawbones to get them more gear.

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CondemnedMarine
11.05.2012 , 08:14 PM | #85
I find it hilarious that this guy is leveling and needing FP gear for his comps. It's completely unnecessary. The companion specific gear you get from missions is more than enough to keep your companions viable in solo PvE. It's much better to get presence buffs through datacrons and legacy than it is to use FP gear for them.

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darthgamer
11.05.2012 , 09:12 PM | #86
Quote: Originally Posted by Cross_Fade View Post
But I needed it for my companion, therefore I needed it. I don't run through the whole game with 1 guy I found in group finder, I can't worry about him and if what I do is considered rude or breaking an unwritten rule. Because if it was a big deal, it wouldn't be unwritten. I'm playing to win, so I reckon if that means stepping on a few people's toes so be it. I'm gonna try and make me and my team the best possible.
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cougon
11.05.2012 , 11:15 PM | #87
I gotta say that the only time I hit Need is for the toon I'm currently on. In fact, I would imagine some people like my approach to gear when I run flashpoints. If I need an item for the toon, I hit Need, otherwise I just pass on it. I get good enough gear for my companions from mission rewards and drops, and pve is usually easy enough that there is no need to try to grab stuff in flashpoints that I don't need. And if I don't win the roll on the stuff I 'Need,' then oh well. It's not like missing one piece of loot is going to be the end of the world. That being said, if I notice someone hitting 'Need' on an item that they can't use, then I won't run with them again because I know that other people might have really wanted a particular piece of gear for themselves, even if it's just because of how it looks.
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SithIntraining
11.06.2012 , 12:37 AM | #88
There are names for OPs like this, and I'd just like to know his server and character names so I can be sure to put him on ignore. If this is a joke, then I admit, you fooled me good. If not, then... wow I'm speechless. 9 pages... wow.

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chimex
11.06.2012 , 10:18 AM | #89
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Valeforth
11.07.2012 , 10:10 AM | #90
Whilst everybody is entitled to play how they wish. You have to as a player like it or not, understand that there is an etiquette expected. If your play style falls outside of what is deemed acceptable, your actions can and will in some cases ultimately be at your own detriment.

I can respect a difference of opinion and hell even welcome it, as I love a good debate but when a standpoint (as in several comments) becomes quite contradictory it completely undermines an argument. Rendering it baseless almost.
Culminating in hiding behind the anonymity of a forum handle.
Not willing to give people an informed choice of whether of not to group with yourself, (server, character names) will only culminate in more situations as you originally mentioned.

To talk about the subject in general on the forums (where anonymity is in place) is a clear indication that you acknowledge there is a problem with your choice of preferred play, but don't necessarily wish to be judged at a character level. (Which is exactly where it will ultimately hurt you most).

I would fully expect yourself to be named and shamed ingame which would potentially lead to yourself being added very swiftly to a lot of other players ignore lists. (Whilst I don't condone this form of action, it does happen and I myself would have to think twice about grouping with somebody like yourself)

Luckily however, I haven't experienced any of this (yet), as I group with both of my sons and use a companion for the fourth group member. All heroics and flashpoints done, without problem.

Lastly, being upfront about your intentions beforehand would go someway in avoiding most issue's with other players. But you still may be kicked just because of your viewpoint.

An online game is quite honestly ruled by reputation and integrity.
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