Flashpoints & Operations
And from what I could tell while playing them, each of these flashpoints are unique and fun instances that will take around an hour or two (maybe more) to complete and may sometimes require you to make certain decisions at critical stages along the way that would affect how you progress forward in the dungeon.
If your wondering...in the same way as your class quest decisions are made, via the conversation options you choose, these flashpoint ones are exactly the same too and they also come with the associated alignment changes. However, if your in a group, your alignment will only be affected by the decision you've made during the conversation and not by the actual outcome (which is actually decided via the system performing rolls for each person in the group and then going with the option chosen by the one who did the highest roll).
Other than that, they aren't really that much different from the instanced dungeons in other MMOs. (Disclaimer: Well...it might be fun to me since I'm playing these flashpoints for the first time anyway.)
Operations should be pretty much the same as flashpoints I guess, except that these are tougher instances that only becomes available at level 50 and caters to a much larger party size (Flashpoints: up to 4 players, Operations: 8 to 16 players).
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Up until this point, there are roughly five warzone maps available for players to fight in.
Do note however that the warzone map that you or your group will be sent to is random and cannot be chosen as far as I know. Additionally, there appears to be a weekly limit as to the number of times you can participate in warzones for free-to-play and preferred players. The limit can only be circumvented if you purchase a weekly warzone pass or subscribe to the game.
Now if you asked me, I'ld say that space combat in Star Wars The Old Republic isn't quite like what you would expect from say Battlestar Galactica Online or other flight simulation type of games.
Your weapons of choice for these combats merely include a beam cannon, a missile rack and perhaps a "screen-wide" nuke if you have it equipped. To fire the beam cannon, you just have to point and left click (or hold for continuous fire) on the targets while right clicking would fire missiles instead.
And although tempting, please remember not to continuously fire your cannons especially if your shooting at nothing. This is because while firing them, your shields do not regen at all and if they're gone, all the damage taken would be directly on your hull which does not repair at all and once gone...you will die. Besides that, you should also try to avoid crashing into stuff as well for apparently any sort of crashes would immediately deplete your shields.
All in all, Star Wars The Old Republic isn't a bad game to download and play for free despite its restrictions. I am pretty sure it would entertain you for plenty of hours just as it did for me.
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