SWTOR Flashpoints 101

Are you wondering how Flashpoints work? Are you new to them or have you tried out a few but you are still not sure you know just what you’re doing? This is the perfect time to check out a great tutorial that tells you all you need to know about SWTOR flashpoints. First, they are not heroics but they will be a bit more difficult than your typical mobs. It might require some strategy or moves that you don’t know if you’re new to that Flashpoint, or to flashpoints in general. This is where a great guide can help you fill that learning curve and understand better how to succeed. Here’s a guide from SWTOR_VEGA that covers all the basics for you. He talks about interrupts, crowd control (CC), line of sight (LoS), as well as focusing a target. He also gives some additional tips and tricks that are very helpful. Here’s…

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The Academy Ep 3 Tells Us How Hardmode Flashpoints and Operations Work

Swtorista has a new episode of The Academy out for your viewing. This is the third video in the series that is a part of her being a guest on Ootinicast’s weekly podcast. It’s all about roles and ops and will cover all the basics you need to know about doing these group events in SWTOR. It’s simple and straightforward and it contains all the basics you need to know. In the interest of keeping it short, she doesn’t go fully into details of everything but it’s definitely a great foundation. “I want to do a hardmode flashpoint or operation. How do they work?”” The Academy is a series focused on the basics of SWTOR. If you want to listen to more, tune in to Ootinicast’s latest episodes. She says the next video will be about class and which one you should play. And next they will be recording one…

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Crew Skills Used in Flashpoints (Storymode)

Those of you who have been here with us since the beginning will remember vanilla SWTOR and here is something that might remind you of that era of the game. It reminds me of some of the instances in KOTOR, for example, where you had different paths. There are crew skills in the storymode Flashpoints and they are worked in like “hidden” gems for you to find. Here’s a really cool chart that tells you (almost) all of them in one place. Take a look: If you plan to try to find all of these, want specific ones, or just want to see what’s around in a Flashpoint you’re doing already, this is a handy chart to keep around. Bookmark it or print it out – whatever works for you – but keep it around to refer to. Have fun!

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