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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Guide to SWTOR: Hardmode Kaon Under Siege Flashpoint

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Pokket gives us all the run down on the Hardmode Kaon Under Siege Flashpoint and how to survive the nightmarish place. Check out Game Face: Pokket's Guide to SWTOR: Hardmode Kaon Under Siege Flashpoint and then let us know what you think in the comments.


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  • Draxdk0Draxdk0 Buffalo, NYPosts: 29Member

    First!  Good guide!

  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Millersburg, INPosts: 805Member Uncommon

    for the turrent stage instead of fighting the mobs in the circle by the turrent we found that if you have the party stand out on the fallen ledge to the left of the turrent (out in front of it). It made dpsing everything down SOOO much easier. We just had the entire party minus the turrent op, stand there and as the waves came in the turrent op only had to fire in one direction making it much easier to keep the turrent dps at max since swinging the turrent around results in down time as the turrent takes a short bit to spin back up and start fireing.

    Also with everyone standing there AOE healing was super easy and even if the healer does / did pickup agro the turrent was already in position to dps down the mobs. Not to mention aoe dps with everything in one area is way easy.

  • LaterisLateris Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,748Member Uncommon

    Thanks for the guide Pok!

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    Off-topic - but I haven't kept up on this game at all.... though, looking at the vid, it seems it has a universal cooldown ala Warhammer? Is that so?

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  • ForeverdreamForeverdream burkesville, KYPosts: 94Member

    Originally posted by GTwander

    Off-topic - but I haven't kept up on this game at all.... though, looking at the vid, it seems it has a universal cooldown ala Warhammer? Is that so?




     

    Correct, Everything is on a universal cooldown on everyskill.

  • VooDoo_PapaVooDoo_Papa Somewhere on a beach on the east coast, FLPosts: 883Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by GTwander

    Off-topic - but I haven't kept up on this game at all.... though, looking at the vid, it seems it has a universal cooldown ala Warhammer? Is that so?

    theres a global cooldown ala world of warcraft  some abilities arent on the gcd though for some classes, but those are very few

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  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    WoW has a global cooldown now too?! Seriously?!

    I'm not shocked that I'm out of the loop, I haven't kept up on either game in ages, but it's use in Warhammer turned me off forever. I have to assume it works well enough? Without marginalizing the vast majority of skills, should one be the best at what it does (damage, heals, etc)?

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  • 43%burnt43%burnt StuttgartPosts: 143Member Uncommon

    WoW always had a global CD.

  • treysmoothtreysmooth Martinsville, INPosts: 626Member

    Originally posted by GTwander

    WoW has a global cooldown now too?! Seriously?!

    I'm not shocked that I'm out of the loop, I haven't kept up on either game in ages, but it's use in Warhammer turned me off forever. I have to assume it works well enough? Without marginalizing the vast majority of skills, should one be the best at what it does (damage, heals, etc)?

    It is like War from the perspective that the cooldown exist.  Unlike War however the game pretty much requires(at least the classes I have played) to use most all of your ablities although some are situational.

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member



    Originally posted by 43%burnt

    WoW always had a global CD.










     

    No it didn't, at least when I played (06'). All skills were on their own timers.



     

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  • catlanacatlana Houston, TXPosts: 1,677Member

    Originally posted by GTwander







    Originally posted by 43%burnt







    WoW always had a global CD.






















     





    No it didn't, at least when I played (06'). All skills were on their own timers.










     




     

    The overwhelming majority of WoW skills are and have always been on a global cooldown (played in Beta & release). There are some skills that are not on the gcd in WoW (http://www.wowwiki.com/Cooldown ). Star Wars is the same way except with just a very few abilities not on the gcd. Interrupts in both games tend not to be on the gcd. 

  • BrodterBrodter Abbotsford, BCPosts: 73Member
    Cool video and very informative. I can't wait to start raiding in SWToR.

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  • DraemosDraemos Antartica, AKPosts: 1,469Member



    Originally posted by GTwander








    Originally posted by 43%burnt











    WoW always had a global CD.





    No it didn't, at least when I played (06'). All skills were on their own timers.






     

    It has had a GCD since inception.   There are two ways to limit the amount of abilities you can use within a given frame of time in an MMO.  One is animations (Aion), the other is a GCD.  WoW has never been animation limited.

    Skills being on individual timers has nothing to do with the purpose of a GCD.



     

  • NameWasTakenNameWasTaken Where Osama isPosts: 132Member

    I'm surprised that Pokket even exists, since... you know, there are no women on the interwebs... just a moment there... is that an Adams apple I see under that garish makeup?

  • ArkiniaArkinia Palm Harbor, FLPosts: 251Member

    haha! I was thinkiing she is just reading this crap. Who really writes this? Pretty face does not equal gamer.









     




     

  • FadedbombFadedbomb Aiken, SCPosts: 2,081Member

    They call THIS a raid nowadays? I remember when raids were ACTUALLY difficult, ala: EQ, EQII, and DAOC.

     

    What is this nonsense? It most certainly is NOT a "raid".

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  • VirgoThreeVirgoThree Tarzana, CAPosts: 1,220Member

    I'm pretty sure this is a Flashpoint and not a raid. It even says flashpoint in the title.

  • Draxdk0Draxdk0 Buffalo, NYPosts: 29Member

    Originally posted by Fadedbomb

    They call THIS a raid nowadays? I remember when raids were ACTUALLY difficult, ala: EQ, EQII, and DAOC.

     

    What is this nonsense? It most certainly is NOT a "raid".




     

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  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by NameWasTaken

    I'm surprised that Pokket even exists, since... you know, there are no women on the interwebs... just a moment there... is that an Adams apple I see under that garish makeup?




     

    Or it just proves that SWTOR is a game even chicks can handle :P

  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,769Member Uncommon

    It proves MMO's are now a game the most casual player can handle.

    As for the universal cooldown, one more example of making everything in game easymode. When building sequences if everything has a universal timer you are only paying attention to a power bar or power builder, cooldowns become less of a factor.


  • YellowbearddYellowbeardd Wetaskiwin, ABPosts: 82Member

    I don't understand why people watch live streams i was at my sisters and she was watching some people play MW3 and a live camera on the person playing to get his reactions and i was like wtf you doing . She couldn't give me straight answere i said why watch a person play when you can join in with them and play and have fun what is the point of watching them. She then told me it's funny which i don't understand and then she told me they make money on the number of people that watch the live stream and then i just couldn't beleave that and just stopped trying to find out why people actually watch people play. 

    So if someone can give me an actuall logical reason why plz i want to know since it seems just really retarded lol . like i would rather play then watch a person play makes no sense what so ever.

    Good guide BTW.(for the noobs out there lol).

  • YellowbearddYellowbeardd Wetaskiwin, ABPosts: 82Member

    esspecially an mmo where most the time if you are lvling or max lvl you are doing alot of travel time or just standing around chatting and looking for groups even i get tired watching my self play . I guess it goes for the same reason why people like dupestep different brain types just not right kinda like a sling blade feel to those kind of people lol.(too much acid or hits to the head).

  • KaocanKaocan Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,270Member

    Originally posted by tom_gore



    Originally posted by NameWasTaken



    I'm surprised that Pokket even exists, since... you know, there are no women on the interwebs... just a moment there... is that an Adams apple I see under that garish makeup?










     

    Or it just proves that SWTOR is a game even chicks can handle :P

    Holy Cow!! Did you just go there?? A comment like that around my girl will get you gender transformation without the surgery!

     

     

    (DISCLAIMER - The use of the word YOU in the above post is not directed at any one person in particular, but towards those who fall into the category itself - there is no personal attack here, neither intentional nor implied.)

  • AnubisanAnubisan Boulder, COPosts: 1,801Member

    Originally posted by GTwander

    Originally posted by 43%burnt



    WoW always had a global CD.

    No it didn't, at least when I played (06'). All skills were on their own timers.

    Actually yeah it did. WoW has had a global CD since it was first released. Trust me... I played for 5 years.

  • TheFirst109TheFirst109 Lincoln Park, NJPosts: 179Member

    Originally posted by Fadedbomb

    They call THIS a raid nowadays? I remember when raids were ACTUALLY difficult, ala: EQ, EQII, and DAOC.

     

    What is this nonsense? It most certainly is NOT a "raid".

    It's not a raid, but yes the raids are just as easy as this flashpoint. 

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