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guitarwiz
01.28.2013 , 09:58 AM | #1
Being a fairly new player myself I've made a few mistakes along the way. Usually people are kind enough to point you in the right direction, and we learn from our mistakes.

I've had a couple of un-cool things happen to me over the past couple of days, and I'd like to share them in hopes that it will help to make the game enjoyable for everyone. I notice that it happens more frequently on the lower levels, so it's more forgivable than someone that's been around awhile.

Un-cool item #1 - This is an MMO...and a lot of people are working on the same quests. If you see a guy fighting a powerful adversary next to a flashing blue console, "Don't sneak in and click on it." I was there first and it's not your turn. This is considered stealing. In some countries they cut off your hand for theft. Very un-cool.

Un-cool item #2 - See un-cool item # 1. During heroic missions wait until the first group has finished the fight before you activate the console. Too many times have I been near death only to have the boss re-spawn and finish me off . It's only common courtesy, so please be courtesies.

Item #3 - It's not really an un-cool item, but it also stems on being courtesies. "Buffs" If you receive a buff from another player it's usually customary to return the favor. If you don't know how to do it. All you have to do is click on the player and hit your buff.

Thanks for reading and may the force be with you.

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Never_Hesitate
01.28.2013 , 10:08 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by guitarwiz View Post
Being a fairly new player myself I've made a few mistakes along the way. Usually people are kind enough to point you in the right direction, and we learn from our mistakes.

I've had a couple of un-cool things happen to me over the past couple of days, and I'd like to share them in hopes that it will help to make the game enjoyable for everyone. I notice that it happens more frequently on the lower levels, so it's more forgivable than someone that's been around awhile.

Un-cool item #1 - This is an MMO...and a lot of people are working on the same quests. If you see a guy fighting a powerful adversary next to a flashing blue console, "Don't sneak in and click on it." I was there first and it's not your turn. This is considered stealing. In some countries they cut off your hand for theft. Very un-cool.

Un-cool item #2 - See un-cool item # 1. During heroic missions wait until the first group has finished the fight before you activate the console. Too many times have I been near death only to have the boss re-spawn and finish me off . It's only common courtesy, so please be courtesies.

Item #3 - It's not really an un-cool item, but it also stems on being courtesies. "Buffs" If you receive a buff from another player it's usually customary to return the favor. If you don't know how to do it. All you have to do is click on the player and hit your buff.

Thanks for reading and may the force be with you.
1 and 2 - There will always be jerks out there.
3 - I'm not a fast clicker and if you drive in my direction, it is very likely, that I don't get you in my target.
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psandak
01.28.2013 , 10:21 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Never_Hesitate View Post
1 and 2 - There will always be jerks out there.
3 - I'm not a fast clicker and if you drive in my direction, it is very likely, that I don't get you in my target.
1 & 2 agreed. You can mitigate some of it by clicking the glowy box first - send your companion in against the target or CC it, click the box and then engage the mob. It's annoying I know but there is no way to stop a jerk all you can do is preempt them.

3 again agreed. If I see you buff me I will try to return the favor but do not be surprised when I don't

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ScarletBlaze
01.28.2013 , 10:23 AM | #4
1-2 I agree with as that is that polite way to do things.

3. The person could be afk or talking in guild chat or didn't even notice you giving them a buff. Some of the players automatically have all the buffs (they have 4 of the characters{inquisitor/counsular, smuggler/agent, trooper/bounty hunter, or jedi knight/sith warrior} that give the buffs) so they didn't notice that you gave them a buff.
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kalistea
01.28.2013 , 10:27 AM | #5
1 - Always loot the quest item/ the chest right away, even if it means turning your back on the mobs and taking some hits. You will survive anyway, and if you don't do this you almost have a 100% risk someone will steal your item, I learned this the hard way...

3 - Been guilty of that because I don't always pay attention to what other people are doing, as I really like watching the cutscenes and hiting the esc key to explore every possible option in conversations.

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Ridickilis
01.28.2013 , 10:28 AM | #6
There has been countless threads on ninja'ing objectives. In theory you're correct and would be nice if everyone had the same mores. In reality this will always happen but you can learn to protect yourself from it. Send in your companion to grab aggro first, then you go imminently to the objective/chest. Only after you get your loot/credit for the objective should you engage the enemy.

As far as buff, yes you're correct in a sense but don't buff only because you expect them to reciprocate. Buff because you want to be helpful. Think of it as paying it forward. For example, if I'm on my speeder and get buffed I generally won't stop, dismount, buff, mount and proceed on my way. On the other side I do lot of drive-by buffing on other's whom are flying by me. I don't expect them to stop for the same reasons. Other times they may only have one toon, one buff and you may already have that one.

If you're in a WZ/pvp then you should always throw your buff out there at random times after it started. Teammates are always dying and respawning at different times so to make sure everyone it buffed, mix it in. It's easier to buff group members because so long as your all within 30m, they will get it. You don't have to target them individually like you do in open world/not grouped.

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Thundergulch
01.28.2013 , 01:46 PM | #7
Loot or click the item you need first.
Case in point: the Cache boxes in Black Hole, if you're fighting the mobs and the box is blue to me, I'm clicking it, because I can't tell if you're on the 1st stage or the box stage.
Now normal questing is different, if you've fought your way to a boss or a clickable panel, I'll wait my turn.
Black Hole daily's though.. .those boxes are fair game, so loot first then kill

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Rooff
01.28.2013 , 02:48 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by guitarwiz View Post
In some countries they cut off your hand for theft.
This is star wars, where fathers cut off their sons hands just to announce that they are your father

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abokado
01.28.2013 , 02:53 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Thundergulch View Post
Loot or click the item you need first.
Case in point: the Cache boxes in Black Hole, if you're fighting the mobs and the box is blue to me, I'm clicking it, because I can't tell if you're on the 1st stage or the box stage.
Now normal questing is different, if you've fought your way to a boss or a clickable panel, I'll wait my turn.
Black Hole daily's though.. .those boxes are fair game, so loot first then kill
Really!? You think this is okay??

I learned my lesson very late at Black Hole last week. It was shortly after maintenance, 6pm, we all couldn't play for a long time and we all wanted to get our stuff done and some people repeatedly stole those caches. That is not cool. Not cool at all. I put everyone who did this on my ignore, because I certainly don't want to participate in a FP or Op with a person who does stuff like that. Who tells me this person also won't ninja gear? I don't know, but it's better to be on the safe side, eh?
But what am I supposed to do if I specifically chose this group of mobs and only need to kill one last mob for the next bonus quest to activate? The cache is only getting blue when I'm done killing it and since I got there first the cache is mine for the next few seconds. Really irritating this behaviour. If I'm standing right next to it and fighting mobs = it's mine and if you don't accept that I put you on ignore.

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guitarwiz
01.28.2013 , 04:14 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by rooff View Post
this is star wars, where fathers cut off their sons hands just to announce that they are your father
lmfao