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Are boss loot drops based off of what classes are in the party?

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Are boss loot drops based off of what classes are in the party?

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Jason_T
12.06.2012 , 02:34 PM | #41
From what I've seen its not 100% party only drops. If its an 'orange' item it tends to be for the class you have in group, though not necessarily for the correct Advanced Class (wish they'd fix that). The other drops like non-modable things, are not class specific.

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mikebevo
12.06.2012 , 03:18 PM | #42
I always thought Ops were weighted depending on the group, but strenght and cunning still drop more than anything else. Which was great, the first night I ran SM EV and KP, i was almost full columi gear on my sawbones, Hat never did dropped, it was pretty much the same with HM EV and KP, was full rakata after running both of them the first time. Just missing hat (again) and bracers). Now my shadow took forever, about 2 months of running HM KP and I still never got a mainhand. Didn't get it until we Consular weighted the group and ran NIM KP. Hell I got Karagga's hat and seen more hats drops than I have Consular's mainhands.

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uniz
12.07.2012 , 09:16 AM | #43
smart loot was added some time ago in hm and ops. the other flash points they were not i believe but am not sure.

i think it might have been in 1.3 when the lfd was implemented or shortly afterward/ before. it was a godsend with much rejoicing after it was done by those running ops and hms.

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Leafy_Bug
12.08.2012 , 07:35 AM | #44
This so called 'smart-loot' is not so smart. I rolled my 7th alt, i know i have become and alt-addict, and took 3 sages with me through the esselles so I can get the robe. Guess what? It took me 7 runs with 4 sages to get the robe and that is not the worst part. The worst part is the trooper and smuggler loot that drops when your party composition has none of these. The bonus boss, which needs to drop the robe, was very kind to give me 4 times in a row, i will stress, the same useless black talon pyro something shield.


So I would like to take the time, with this post, to thank BioWare for this 'smart loot' idea because it is a complete waste of time. To run a flashpoint 7 times to get 2 pieces of consular gear (5 times gloves drop) and 1 out of 7 robe, is , for the lack of a better word, retarded.

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WillDad
12.08.2012 , 03:38 PM | #45
I remember a while back there was a dev post where they said that the mechanism that decides the loot sees what classes are in the group and drops a piece for one of those classes. However, it seems this isn't working correctly cause as many people have said loot is dropping for classes not in the group unless every player in the group is the same class or there is only one person in the flashpoint or op. I would think this is probably a bug and Bioware will hopefully address it in the future. Until then, I guess we will have to live with it. Edit: Upon reading other posts it seems that even with all classes in the group being the same loot isn't being distributed correctly. I truly do hope BW address this issue in the near future.
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Athena-Nike
12.08.2012 , 04:47 PM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by mikebevo View Post
I always thought Ops were weighted depending on the group, but strenght and cunning still drop more than anything else. Which was great, the first night I ran SM EV and KP, i was almost full columi gear on my sawbones, Hat never did dropped, it was pretty much the same with HM EV and KP, was full rakata after running both of them the first time. Just missing hat (again) and bracers). Now my shadow took forever, about 2 months of running HM KP and I still never got a mainhand. Didn't get it until we Consular weighted the group and ran NIM KP. Hell I got Karagga's hat and seen more hats drops than I have Consular's mainhands.
Thats odd, just ran EC SM with 4 Mara's and a Jug and no warrior gear dropped at all. All but one piece was BH (we had one bounty hunter who made out like a bandit), the other was for Inquis.

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Slowpokeking
12.08.2012 , 04:50 PM | #47
It's not 100% but usually increase the chance to drop.

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Przemo_No
12.10.2012 , 06:35 AM | #48
for me it's all random and actually least promoting my class.
I have had zillion HM FPs and Consular drops are rare (no matter the group configuration) and sometimes NOTHING useful drops. Last Saturday I did Eseless twice, and again nothing dropped.
I mostly see items drops that no one wants.

On the other hand I tried to run Kaon (for I do not know how many times) in order to get that Columi double bladed staff, but it has NEVER dropped. Since I already have EWH staff, it's not a big deal, but if I don't, I woudl have gone nuts.

I mean HOW long you need to do the same stuff in order to make any progress?? i do my grinding diligently, but that's getting out of hand...
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DarthZak
12.10.2012 , 07:41 AM | #49
The amount of Consulars/Inquisitors I could gear in the last 2 weeks is insane, same with Troopers
This when the only people in the group that needed gear were a couple of Smugglers -_-
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Screaming_Ziva
12.14.2012 , 04:57 AM | #50
Last night I ran BT with my Assassin and another Assassin trying to get the orange offhand. It was only the two of us in the group (both with Khem Val). We got both the Black Talon Operative's Jacket and Black Talon Scout's Rifle as drops.