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What do you think of the difficulty of the flashpoints?

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What do you think of the difficulty of the flashpoints?

Ashmadai's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 08:39 AM | #11
Keep in mind that the first 3 or 4 Flashpoints are the equivalent of like Ragefire Chasm through Shadowfang Keep in WoW. That is to say, in those games, you didn't even need a tank for those instances.

As you get higher and higher they get tougher. Tanks and healers don't have all the tools they need to have instances be insanely tough at level 20 or whatever. On top of that, levelling instances are not meant to be progression difficulty anyway. They're meant to let people get some loot and story.

Brolaf's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 09:26 AM | #12
Mandalorian raiders is a tougher than Athiss, if you go in under, or at level. The first boss's hounds are a pain in the ***.

iceveiled's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 10:53 AM | #13
If you get a good group, they're easy. As a healer with only 2 healing spells atm (jedi consular sage - level 17), I have 500 force and my heals cost 50-55 (that's 10% of my pool) and don't heal very efficiently (all my points are specced into improving my healing abilities).

If it costs me 10% of my force to heal a piddly amount of tank damage, and I have careless dpsers who care more about doing dps than avoiding damage, it makes my life tough. Especially when healers almost always get blamed for every wipe. Also, elites and bosses HATE healers. If I throw 1 heal early on in a fight (usually to a dpser who isn't avoiding avoidable damage) I will aggro everything in the room and will quickly run out of force trying to keep myself up, resulting in everybody else dying, or get one shotted by a boss because I wear light armor.

So do your healer a favor and don't be a spaz. Keep us from getting frustrated and re-rolling a dps class so you can, you know, actually find pug healers.

FoolishLobster's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 11:12 AM | #14
Taral V last boss will eat you alive if your healer doesn't dispel.

Drawde's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 11:25 AM | #15
i found BT hard the first time in, only because i had a couple of firestanders in my group. it was more challenging trying to explain the finer points of not standing in the fire then the actual instance but in the end we got loot and they learned not to stand in the fire

Ashorian's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 11:26 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Belzuba View Post
Good Luck with Mandalorian Raiders FP

also not hard. healed it at level yesterday. was warned about the 2nd boss before going in, killed it without realizing it was a boss, thinking, "why are these mobs immune to my flashbangs?"


IncognitoCat's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 11:37 AM | #17
Yes, they are mostly easy. As a healer (sorcerer), I can say it is a challenge to maintain my force on some bosses (for example, the boarding party in Mandalorian Raiders). I am OK with them being moderately easy, though. At this point, I don't want to be wiping over and over in a flashpoint while I am trying to level up.

I say all of this with the caveat that I presume the higher level flashpoints will be more difficult, and rightfully so.

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drbeat's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 11:55 AM | #18
They seem appropriately tuned to me. If you're looking for unPUGgable wipe-fests, low-level flashpoints aren't the right spot.

Furyofwar's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 12:25 PM | #19
You will get owned in mandalorian raiders 2nd boss. Enjoy.

dcarterwww's Avatar

12.19.2011 , 12:37 PM | #20
They are all extremely easy. Even did them with low level party members up to 50 trying to create some form of challenge. Nothing is even remotely difficult yet and I don’t expect it to change seeing as this game seems to be on the easier side.

Welcome to today’s MMO world where the casual gamer wins in these types of things so that they don’t fall behind and feel ‘included’ in being able to complete all of the content on the 1st or 2nd try.