SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 26 – Tips for Flashpoint Success

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-ArtworkThis week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-26 talk about Flashpoints and tips for starting them up and making them run smoothly. We also cover news for the week from SWTOR in general and from the AIE guild in SWTOR. Of course, you’ll also hear what we have been doing lately.

Rumors we’ve heard (lies!): Next evolution of tactical flashpoints will be tactless flashpoints. The bosses will bluntly tell you when you are doing it wrong… and that your gear looks funny.

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On Jedi Covenant, find Max playing as: Imperial (Max’z, Mhax, Mhaxs, Mhaxz) Republic (Maxz, Maxxz, M’axz) and Sema playing as: Imperial (Maurienne, Enne) Republic (Semaperdu)

Podcast theme music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

4 thoughts on “SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 26 – Tips for Flashpoint Success”

  1. Woo-woo! A shoutout in the podcast. 😀

    When I get a bad group, i.e. one that has an abusive player or whatever, I’ve started just dropping out. It took me a long time to become comfortable doing that; I’d just power through cause I didn’t want to cause trouble for everyone else in the group. But FPs are my time too, and a bad group member can make the FP take longer or just make it a not-fun experience, so it’s not really worth powering through. Don’t know if that’s bad etiquette or not, though.

    Again, great podcast. Maybe you could expand on this topic in the future and do some guides to the different FPs like you’ve done with the Ops.

    Also, for a person who’s never run Ops before (I’m a severe alt-aholic), I’ve started using FPs as junior varsity Ops to learn how to play my class so that if I actually ever to get a toon to 55 then I won’t be super-useless on my first time out. Maybe that’s something everyone knows and does already (I am a bit slow), but thought I’d just put that out there.

    1. It’s reasonable to not put up with someone causing problems. As you say, it’s your time too and there’s no call for that. For severe issues the ignore list will keep them out of your random group finder rotation as well.

      Like you, I often just stick it out though too. I even challenge myself to make it ok or even better for the rest of the group when possible.

      I like the idea of walkthroughs of different Flashpoints. We try to steer clear of detailed walkthroughs since written guides and videos do it better but tips and tricks and what’s interesting about a particular flashpoint would fit.


  2. New Rule from Bioware: All players are required to listen to this podcast episode before they can ever join a FP or Ops again.

    Too many Pugs I run into don’t know the basics of the game. I can forgive sub-par playing as long as we don’t die too much, but not anyone who doesn’t fundamentally understand the Need/Greed/Pass system and is a Jerk about it.

    It’s gotten to the point that in every PUG I join now I have a standardized statement I give about making use of the Need/Greed/Pass system properly to my class and my crafting abilities.

    Thank you Max and Sema

    1. That’s a good idea. In WoW I used to have macros that I’d hit when I started a dungeon with a random group to say hi and get some of the basic expectations out of the way. Thanks!

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