Friday, July 12, 2013

Will BioWare get me to do Flashpoints?

It should come as no surprise to my regular readers that I usually prefer a solo experience.  The only exception being PvP, where I like to fight along side other players.  That means I generally skip group content, including Flashpoints.  I've only done a handful of them in SWTOR.  It's a shame too, as I am sure I'm missing out on some neat experiences.

In SWTOR's 2.3 patch, BioWare is introducing Story Mode Flashpoints.  Basically, these are dungeons that are designed to be completed by groups regardless of composition.  Four DPS, no problem!  It's an interesting idea which will allow for quicker queue time and quicker runs I imagine.

Two flashpoints, Czerka Corporate Labs and Czerka Core Meltdown, will be introduced with the new mode.  There will also be hard mode versions, but those are something I will certainly skip.  Queue times are not really a barrier for me as I usually play as a healer.  Rewards are also not much of a concern, as I don't do Operations ( except for the occasional LFR version ).  So why would this new feature get me to participate.

I'm banking on the Story Mode version to be quick and less stressful.  Let's face it, dealing with other people, especially under the veil of anonymity, can end up being a pain.  Without the holy trinity requirement, things might be a bit more fun.  We'll have to see though.  I do plan on giving those Flashpoints a try when 2.3 launches.  Also, Czerka is cool.