SWTOR Macrobinocular and seeker droid missions guide

Comprehensive guide to the SWTOR Macrobinocular and seeker droid missions introduced with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion.

How to start


Seeker Droid and Macrobinocular missions are available starting at level 52.

  • On the Empire side, they can be picked up at the Drill Control Center in Makeb from T4-M7 and Z1-3C droids.
  • On the Republic side, they can be picked up at Giant’s Spear Command Post in Makeb from M3-8Z and BB-6G droids.

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Seeker Droid and Macrobinocular missions are meant to be done together as they ask you to travel to the same planets. Advance both mission series once so you don’t travel back and forth to the same planets.

Once you have started the Seeker Droid and Macrobinocular quests, you can immediately start the GSI dailies available from terminals (usually just outside the spaceport) in Alderaan, Hoth, Makeb, and Tatooine.

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Seeker Droids


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Cutscenes

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How the seeker droid works

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An invitation from Darth Acina/Master Gend’s Mission

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Weapons of Chaos/Buried Evils

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Defending the Arcanum/Raid on Arcanum

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Hidden Perils/Where Madness Takes Root

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Hunting Through The Shadows/No Place Left to Hide

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[HEROIC 4] The Alchemy of Evil/Uprooting the Last Seed

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Macrobinoculars


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Shroud of Ruin (Empire)

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The Shroud’s Gambit (Republic)

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Groundwork/The Search Begins

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Scratch The Surface/A Secret Revealed

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Expanding the Search/Gaining Ground

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A Spy’s Secret/An Emerging Dread

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Within Reach/Closing In

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[HEROIC 4] All The Pieces/Dark Design

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[HEROIC 4] The Shroud’s Last Stand/The Shroud Revealed

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  • Josh Kirk

    Some good stuff here. As always excellent job on the reporting and looking forward to running this stuff with my guild mates. Will definitely be referencing your how to while doing so too. Keep up the good work dear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neil.rosencrance Neil Rosencrance

    Nice touch with having everything minimized for spoilers! I dont mind them but im sure people do.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yup, it reduces vertical page scrolling and prevent unwanted images/content from showing up in case people want to solve them on their own :)

  • Nate

    Did the GSI vendors in Nar Shadaa get more content added on the closed beta?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      No, they did change the consumables a bit there was a revamp on how the seeker droid works in the middle of closed beta due to player feedback but that was it.

  • Dom

    so I created a spreadsheet, and it appears the credits from running the whole gambit are considerably lower than what you can make currently (ilum,section x,BH,belsavis) is my math wrong? From another reply you left about time to complete, you said almost 6 hrs (maybe cut it down to 4-6 once we get in the groove) but this appears to, well suck.

  • Darkstar

    where exactly is the Z1-3C droid? I’ve looked everywhere, I can’t find him. I know he’s an astro from your picture…

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Let me check, they might have moved him to the capital city

      • vfm

        both macro and seeker dorid questgivers are on the fleets, near the turbolift to coruscant/dromund kaas shuttle area

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I just checked, he is still inside the Drill Control Center which you can access after you done Descent into the Core. You must be L52 to get the quest

  • Konoha the Wiper

    i hate the droid seeker one so much i spend half an hour looking for the seed because they have random spawn

  • Ultrascout (Jairis)(Harbinger)

    woohoo first one on my Server to have the Dreadseed armor and title! i feel so amazing, i worked around 13 hours on these seeker quests today….

  • Daniel

    I haven’t been able to destroy the Cryoban Flow Control Junction , it just channels “attacking” and then nothing happends..

    • Daniel

      Any ideas?

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        Are you opening the Cryoban Storage Tanks first?

        • Daniel

          Yes i am doing that, all of them, then i press on the Control Junction on the pipes, but they do not explode.. I can just see that the pipes gets “white”.

          • Daniel

            Nvm, i found it after several hours ^^

            • Naoki

              Can you tell us how you solved that ? Same problem :(

              • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

                The original instructions were a bit wrong. You don’t exactly destroy the junction box. You interact with it once and it allow the cold liquid to get past the junction. You need to interact with all 5 junctions to direct the cold liquid to the pipe near the door

              • Karolyn

                Ok so I got the pipes leading to the door all nice and frosty but the last section above the door has not gone targettable, the macrobinos say it is severly weakened but I cant attack it, any clues?

    • Sullu

      I dont know what i am doing wrong but this is getting on my nerves. I have clicked the 3 Cryoban Storage Tanks and now when i try to attack the Cryoban Flow Control Junction nothing happens. I click Control Junction once and nothing happens. i tested shooting it over and over nothing happens. Ideas?

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        Do you notice the next bit of pipe becoming white?

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        I put up a video of how to do the cryoban tanks part if you are still having trouble.

  • Hampus Jensen

    Figured I’d leave a comment saying that as a Republic player the location of the Sewage Treatment Facility during A Secret Revealed originally showed in a completely different location (around 697,665) but I couldn’t figure out how to get it. Figured I’d try the one you have by the Imperial base, when I got close the objective moved on the map to where it was for you (when I moved away it moved back) and I could go to that one just fine.

    Might be noteworthy for the guide.

    • Cyberhwk

      Exact same thing happened to me only the other way around. I was on Rep side of Quesh then it switched back down to where it was.

      Then I got destroyed by the electricity and gave up. The worst quest chain I’ve seen so far. Made the Gree treasure hunt seem interesting.

      • British Wookiee

        I think the best advice we can give to Imp players regarding the location is to say go to the Strength Datacron and check your map again. Not only is the ‘cron easy to find, but when you get there you are in the perfect place to climb up and over and then drop in to the instance.

        Respectfully, I have to disagree with you, Cyberhwk. I really enjoyed the quest chain (I’m up to the last heroic 4 on both chains). It’s kinda refreshing to have to figure out puzzles rather than just killing ten banthas. I’m not saying you’re wrong…just “to each, his own”!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shane.A.Miller Shane Miller

        The heroic 4 was AWSOME! dude. so good. This was the BEST chain quest yet!!

    • Remul

      here is another entrance, either side can use. Its right under the tower on the republic side.

      • Remul

        Opps no image..

  • Hampus Jensen

    The republic equivalent to A Spy’s Secret is called An Emerging Dread.

    The equivalent to Within Reach is called Closing In.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Cool ty

      • Hampus Jensen

        Didn’t think to post the two prior to it sadly but the equivalent to Hunting Through the Shadows is called No Place Left to Hide.

        The equivalent of The Alchemy of Evil is called Uprooting The Last Seed

        The equivalent to All the Pieces is called Dark Design

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          thanks, updated them

  • louis

    For the seeds search, do I use the macrobinoculars to help where to look? The random has really gotten to me and I have yet to find one seed.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Macrobinoculars won’t help you, just have to dig in that rough location. Helps to group with other players though as you will all get it when someone finds it.

  • mlambros

    Hey Dulfy!
    Do you have the rewards for these missions in a summarized spreadsheet like you do for Dailies?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes I can make one

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Just made them

  • Phira

    Hey dulfy! My guild mate foud this:

    http://www.torhead.com/item/cxerTdh/ship-component

    any idea on what it is??

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      No idea sorry

  • Rickardz

    The Republic Equivalent to the Seeker Droid’s Hidden Perils is Where Madness Takes Root. I don’t know if someone said it already, but just letting you know :)

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Added ty

  • Rickardz

    The equivalent to The Shroud’s Last Stand is The Shroud Revealed.

  • Jiprock

    How do you defeat Peej ?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      What are you having trouble exactly? He has a freezing spray that you need to avoid but didn’t seem too diffcult otherwise. Were you in a group? Mobs scale up in difficulty if you are

      • Jiprock

        No, actually I was alone but he have 310820 pvp and even if I avoid his freezing spray he attack me with -3k attack to -5k so 15 seconds and I’m already dead…

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          What is your gear like and are you using a healing companion?

          • Jiprock

            I finded out finally, I joined a group for a flashpoint with the group finder when I was doing the quest, when I finished the flashpoint I went back to the same place I was before so the difficulty was already upgraded. I restarted the quest and after everything was all right ! :)

            Sorry for disturbing you and thanks you for your help and your time.

            • Henry hill

              Wow seriously I went through peej like hot knife through butter on operative with a geared ensign temple. Interupt and play your class

          • jasonthelamb

            I’m having the same issue – I’m in a mix of 63 – 66 – 69 gear and Malavai Quinn is in full campaign, Quinn stands there and doesn’t heal and I’m dead in <30 seconds.

            • vfm

              ah, useless Quinn is useless. Turn off his carbonite spray and non-instant damaging effects.

              • jasonthelamb

                I looked aboute and had the same problem as Jiprock… was fighting him as if he was in a 4-man group, haha.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonas.hansen.1232 Jonas Hansen

        Completely np here, i was getting cc’d a bit. But it didn’t kill me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shane.A.Miller Shane Miller

      Peej I had a hard time with. I had to CONSTANTLY interupt him over and over again to live. I am a sorc with light armor had to have healer and force heal mod going to live.

  • Kacie

    I can say the jumping in Raid on Arcanum sucks. I am not the best jumper in the world, but I make most, but one I have been having difficulty with… and there is no 1/2 way point for when you return. It’s back to square one, at the beginning… Not happy… about to say screw it and forget it.

    • Guest

      There is a speeder to the right on the first ship if you have gotten further.

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        Different missions. Arcanum is the solo jumping one

  • stricky345

    Dreadseed helmet found:

    http://i.imgur.com/e1OxdSn.png

  • Ukvayat

    Saw something interesting with the binocs when I was doing world bosses with our guild. Found some level 55 wampas!

  • British Wookiee

    Hey Dulfy!
    While waiting for a group to knock out the last heroic 4s for “The Shroud” & “Seed” missions, I started looking for the MCR-99′s on each planet, to get the 100% completion.

    A) are you planning on doing a guide for these and B) if so, would you like any screenshot submissions to assist in its creation?

    I’ve only got through Korriban and Hutta so far, with 4/6 on Dromund Kaas. It’s starting to drive me insane!

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Hey yes, I am working with someone on geting all the MCR-99 droids down and it is mostly complete. I just need a bit of time to write it all up. Give me another day or two and everything should be up :)

      • British Wookiee

        Fantastic! Knew we could rely on you :)
        Let me know if you need any screenies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lonepine80 Chris Pine

    hey dulfy just wanted to let you know that for Republic players the 2 droids can also be found on Coruscant in the Senate Tower Zone, one is immediatly outside of the spaceport intrance the other is right beside the entrance to the Senate tower.

  • Misato Tachibana

    Been hunting for pieces of the armor and etc on some planets. So far, Tatooine has the Dread Seed/Star forager helmet and gloves. Alderaan contains the bracers. Hoth has the boots. I found most of the full set for the Dread Seed outfit. Also whilst digging around on Tatooine. I managed to come across a piece of one of the speeders sold at the GSI vendor on Nar Shadaa. Currently checking every planet that is shared with Republic/Empire for more dig spots.

    • Misato Tachibana

      Speeder Part for GSI Emp-03 Explorer Speeder.

      Explorer Chassis – alderaan

      Explorer Steering Mechanism – Tatooine.
      Search for the rest c:

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        Can confirm I got the chassis in the outpost landa dig area as well :)

        • Misato Tachibana

          A guildy just got the Pleasure speeder steering mechanism I believe from the same area, i’ll post anything else that comes up.
          *update*
          Turns out, a guildy has gotten 3 of 4 parts of the GSI Emp-03 Explorer Speeder from Alderaan. I think all the parts are random.

  • Misato Tachibana

    Oh, looks like someone already found the full set.
    “chest & bracers: alderaan (outpost landa /east of larantha damn)

    belt & boots: hoth (outpost senth/ volcano south of snowblind)

    gloves & helm: tatooine (crash of stardream/outlaw’s den/transport ship wreck)

    pants: makeb (cartel mining mesa)” – Jadrian.

    Found this on one of the forums. Hope this helps everyone out.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Thanks, I am working on compiling a guide for it now :D

      • Misato Tachibana

        Just started using the seeker droid in the Mining Mesa on Makeb. This little guide isn’t 100% right. I just uncovered a Dread Seed Belt from this area. Drops might be random? Unsure. Going to switch phases and try again.
        *update*
        I got pants and belt from the Mining Mesa on Makeb, I think the drops are random, but some drops have a higher chance of dropping a certain item then others maybe?

  • Misato Tachibana

    Here is the full set (including belt and bracers) of the Dread Seed armor.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      hmm image came out really small for some reason

      • Misato Tachibana

        Sorry, hope this imagine works >.<

  • Techno

    I’ve looked everywhere for more information, but haven’t been able to find anything. When I was doing the Microbinoculars/Seeker Droid portion on Taris, I was using the binoculars and there was a mission in the sky. I trigger it, and this droid called IR-77 comes out of nowhere and starts fighting me. I get it to around 50% and then it disappears. I was on the western part of the land surrounding the lake where the world boss is. Anyway, I go to the middle to look for the seed, and I see another mission in the sky using my binoculars. I trigger it, and nothing happens. Looked everywhere online that I could think of but no dice. Has anyone else seen this?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      You probably found a dig site containing rare items such as dreadseed armor or speeder parts: http://dulfy.net/2013/04/15/swtor-dreadseed-and-star-forager-armor-locations-guide/

      • Techno

        No, it wasn’t a digging site. I’m with a friend who was just starting the Taris part. I had him scan the droid, then we went to the spot directly easy from Wayward Station Draay, just before the water. He got the mission to scan too, I took a pic of IR-77. This just happened with him literally 2 minutes ago. Mine was the other day.

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          Was it a MCR-99 droid?

          • Techno

            Hmm, it very well may have been!

            • KNFrZero

              IR-77 is a recurring boss from the Macrobinoculars quest. He shows up as you proceed every now and then until you confront him for the last time during the second to last quest in that chain. So what happened is you progressed your macrobinocular quest while you happened to be at a dig site for the Seeker Droid quest.

            • Remul

              He can appear whenever you are scanning a signal point for the macro-binocular quests for Republic or Empire. I have not had him appear more than once per planet. At about 50% health he runs. Its easier to just run from him as he resets fairly quickly and disappears.

  • Arundor

    Thank you for the guide. One question: At the end of [HEROIC 4] The Alchemy of Evil/Uprooting the Last Seed, does each group member get to make their own choice for Dread Seed vs. Star Forager? Or does everyone get locked to a single choice for the whole group?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      You get to make your own choice

      • daak

        I didnt choose in time, am I stuck w/ starforager junk? can I reset the missioN??

        • Arik

          In case anyone reads this post – just so you don’t make the same mistake as I made based on Dulfy’s answer here.
          You get to ROLL on the LS/DS choice – but you get the outcome that wins as your choice (Dread seed/Star Forager).

          It is NOT an individual choice – whatever roll wins will decide the armor piece you get, and the way the mission ends.

          So be very careful when you do it with random people and you want a specific armor.

  • Namzor

    There’s a droid to the north of the search area at Hoth Location #6. At the left top tip of the crashed spacecraft.

  • Dhari

    My Macrobinoculars disappeared from the mission inventory during a Makeb daily, I was using them it seems the moment the dailies reset. Still have not figured out how to get another pair.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Look in your mission item tab or check the mail, sometimes they mail you a pair for some reason.

  • Vos_L

    Thank god for this guide. I did the last Macrobinocular/Shroud mission last night with a random group and we never would have made it through without your guide. I can’t imagine how long it would take someone to figure out all of the stuff in that last Heroic quest on their own. The only thing that got a little confusing was the last boss battle with the Shroud. We spent too much time on the panels and kept trying to keep his shield off so we were tied up with lots of repair droids and Adds and kept dying. I guess we had the Directive 7 mindset of keeping the repair droids away. Then, I watched your video real quick and we were fine. Basically, you can’t prevent the shield from coming back up….all you can do is get his shield down as quick as possible and maximize your DPS while his shield is down until you get him under 50% health. That part of the fight became very simple once we understood that.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Good to know it worked for your group :) First run took my group about 3 hrs in the beta, 2 hrs on the console cuz no one knew what to do hehe.

      • Vos_L

        Yeah, that console would have been a real pain without any info, lol.

  • Rizzrack

    Trying to get the transmitter near Outpost Rennar : everywhere I stand to look @ it just doesn’t register – any co-ords where to stand? been at this for 2 days.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Are you standing where your ingame map tells you to stand?

      • lineinfantry

        im having the same problem, i’ve tried every angle and every coords around (the one in your screenshot as well), but still, it doesnt work. is it bugged or am i doing something wrong :/

  • Llanx

    mmm u know if this the heroic 4 for the seeker droid is glitched? last night i tried with some guildies and miniboss was glitched canister never broke and never get to damage more than 1% of health also today 10 mins ago i went with a random group and turret generators wasnt loading power when it hit 85% :| theres a possibilty this may be broken or glitched? also thanks for the guide pretty usefull :D

    • John Tennyson

      make sure to click the seed stuff above the canister or it won’t break when he lands on it. If you look at the canister and it seems to be being held down by a tree root/seed thing, it is not ready.

      • BrianDavion

        it’s glitchy but does work, took my group 3 or so tries

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I did it twice so far on live and they worked fine for me.

  • Prae

    Guildmate is trying to do “A Secret Revealed” and is getting hit with lightning from the lightning puzzle while he is engaged with the Gold Elite mob that jumps out at you just before that. He’s not even anywhere near the Lightning puzzle, yet is getting killed by it. We’ve gone in and attempted to rez him, but it hits him immediately afterwards. Anyone else having issues like this?

    • Mark Cook

      i have this problem also, i started the mission and got to the lightning puzzle and had died
      i had to log for the night, next day i tried again and now i enter the phase for it and just get hit by the lightning, i even reset the whole mission and got the towers again, it still just zaps me, i did put a ticket in about it
      really sucks cause now i am stuck on that part of the quest :(

      • Faslodex

        Just happened to me too, still not fixed.

  • vfm

    As for shroud quest: You don’t have to fight with the droid on the bridge.
    You can switch the bridge off. And then turn it back on. Droid will just plunge to their doom.

  • Chocolatepuddin

    I did not read the comments so if this comment is a repeat sorry
    The secret entrance to the scratch the surface on quesh can be reached by moving along the area behind it where the red datacron is on the opposite side in an imp area after reaching the cron move along up the hill and over it towards it no jumping needed

  • WolfpackAW

    I have reached the Macrobinoculars quest Dark Design. I am at the step that says “Follow Lord Skiff” I know I am supposed to click on that landing platform (it’s glowing) but each time I do that it says I am ineligible for this conversation. I have reset the instance and the quest a number of times and still getting the same error. Anyone else having this experience?

  • greebler

    Looked for over 2 hours on Taris at the exact location depicted and EVERWHERE Around for that stupid Taris Seed.

    Finally just gave up. I looked all over, but got junk instead.

  • Guest

    No wonder I couldn’t find the goddamn entrance. My map shows it at 724,657. Nowhere near the 3 families camp. Jeez, Louise. Quit spending cycles adding dyes and fix the damn bugs, BW.

    • Remul

      Here is how you get to the entrance.

      • Remul

        Image

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gavino01 Gavin Sanders

    I attempted this quest last night, and it was an utter mess, and I rage
    quit at the last boss. This is severely overtuned for what is was. It
    may be well designed from a strictly stand alone perspective, but I
    would say this quest series was a failure. It should be a heroic 2+ at
    most, damage tuned for Makeb 58s, and mechanics that are puggable.
    After wasting 1.5 hours of my life and 22k in repair bills for no
    reward, I feel severely turned off from ever attempting this again

  • Grizzly907

    The seed of corruption on Taris is extremely difficult to get. Theres a champion that runs back and forth. Ill get items that are dug up but never the gd seed!!! This game is going downward towards WoW fast. The devs need to make that drop rate a little more favorable.

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  • Nazzir

    A question for The Alchemy of Evil. Some friends and I had run this successfully one time so we didn’t overly pay attention. Trying it a 2nd time and now we simply cannot get beyond the broken generator stage. We repair the generator up to 87.5% ( …or whatever the exact percentage at that point is ) then also begin to keep eyes on the door shields as some of them are going red at that point. ..But we never seem to be able to have the doors at the point where the generator can receive another boosting charge. We even had it on a number of tries where one of our guys would take 60k+ damage from an exploding battery! And it was the same guy each time, regardless of which end of the tunnel he was getting the battery from.

    …Anyone have any secrets/tips or suggestions for how to complete this particular section of the mission without suffering the extreme desire to go outside and kick small, fluffy animals?

    Cheers in advance.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Just ignore doors at this point and charge turret to 100%. The turret will kill them quick

  • Rhino-b

    Hi Dulfy! Thanks for the fantastic guide. Quick update, was able to 2 man the “Uprooting the last Seed” Quest with Vanguard Tank and Slinger.

  • Rhino-b

    To Answer Nazzir’s question: First off do not use rocket boots or get hit while holding the battery or urdead. Second. You have to get the gun to 100 percent. Basically when it starts have everyone use as many batteries on the cannon as possible, when things go yellow/red start saving them back to blue. BUT never stop powering cannon here and there… we did it with only 2 people, only 1 door opened. Sounds like u didnt power up the cannon enough.

  • Maquis

    Is there any kind of forum (that’s not the SWTOR forums) where people can pick up groups for the last Heroic parts? None of my guildmates have or are willing to put in the time, but I’ve been asking in vain on the fleet for days.

    • Averzaath

      what server are you on?

      • Maquis

        Ebon Hawk

  • mitts281

    Has anyone gotten a star forager hat in tattoine since the patch? I feel like it’s not there…..

    • Brian Zaiger

      yes i got one a couple days ago.

  • gmisterX

    it would be great if a daily quest was added for this one. Maybe then more people would be available to help

  • Jexter

    “Once the seeker droid has finished scanning, it will also check the
    location your character is standing and turn red or green to see if
    there is anything under your feet.”
    Actually, I believe the reading you get after the scan is relative to your last dig, not to your character’s current location.

  • AnonymousBacon

    Tatooine Seed was a rare spawn… I found it on the opposite end near the champ.

  • AnonymousBacon

    Also… a note… when you are in these areas… use Macrobinoculars! A quest icon should show up in the air above the location of the seeds.

    • Liter Ocola

      Yep – this totally works. At the very least it puts you in the right area – give or take 50 yards. A nice beacon to begin your search. From this point just start moving outwards. Took me a while to get the Alderaan piece but I did walk away with about 40 items and mods I can toss onto the AH for my time.
      Thank you Bacon for pointing this out. Hopefully this will make the last few pieces easier to hunt down.

  • BioticProdigy

    I have never come across a harder boss than the Corrupted Sithspawn Experiment. We always manage to get him to about 9% health and then he breaks his usual rotation with a random Dread Tentacle and either no one interupts in time or everyone’s interupt is on CD. It’s really annoying and we were fighting him like this for four hours yesterday. We ran out of cannisters too.

  • BallisticSloth

    Free to Play gamers beware! I went through the entire clucking seeker droid quest line only to find out that I could not receive the Star Forager Canister or the Dreadseed Canister because it is a subscriber’s only perk. BTW, that is complete horse****. There should at least some indication that is the case early on in the series.

    Dulfy, please tell me my rant is silly and there has been a mistake. Please tell me that this insanity isn’t real…

    • BallisticSloth

      I guess at the end of the day it doesn’t matter since both titles and armor can be dug up. I just wish BW didn’t hate FTP so much…

      • VinntTB

        Ohh stop being so entitled and melodramatic They don’t hate FTP, if they did they wouldn’t let you play the game. They gave you access, for free, to something that took them millions of dollars and years of time to create and support. But no that’s not good enough.

        On second thought you are right, they do hate you and this is unfair. You should go somewhere that appreciates you for the perfect flower that you are and showers you in the money that you presence alone entitles you to.

        • dirose

          Don’t be an ass. The OP has a good, valid point. After making it through the whole quest line, only to find out that the final reward is only for subscribers is highly frustrating. When I was F2P, getting to the end of the quest with no reward is like being hit over the head. Not everyone can afford a subscription. Some people have other bills to pay.

        • Kira Milne

          Funny, I was pretty sure I PAID for the expansion the quest is in…

      • Nefash

        It’s a valid point. I’ve been a subscriber since day one. I did that quest during a time when my sub had lapsed. If I’d known about this I would have waited til I renewed my sub before doing the heroic. I basically went through that big long quest chain with no reward other than some commendations and credits.
        There was absolutely nothing to indicate that I would be passing up the major rewards when I handed in that quest. There’s no way I can do it again other than doing it on another character. So handing in that quest during that brief time when my subscription lapsed rather than waiting a week basically meant I did it for nothing. I’ll never get that outfit unless I get lucky with the seeker droid and cinsidering my luck so far hunting for speeder parts, I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

    • Laserheart

      If you’re at level 52 or higher maybe you should consider supporting the developers? Games like SWTOR won’t be Free to Play if they can’t make money selling the game services.

      • JohnathenFlick

        If hes level 52 that means hes preferred status player, meaning he has already given money to EA.

  • Remul

    Both missions can also be picked up on the fleet at level 53, near the Cartel Bazaar elevator, even if you have done nothing on Makeb.

    • dodgerfn

      Yep picked up mine on the fleet as well. I went to Makeb and could not find them.

  • dodgerfn

    Thanks dulfy for this guide. I was flying all over Quesh last night trying to get into the sewage plant, I finally gave up, but knew you would know how to get in :)

  • Chipher 1

    You can use HK’s “Assassinate” to get past the big droid in Scratch the Surface

  • Shaaaag

    For the sewer, the entrance on map shown at 619, 580 is correct. You just have to go up the ramp that appears to be heading for the entrance then turn right at the big tree half way up. The entrance is around the wall there. It is the place you come out as a Rep player.

  • p c

    Watch out for group finder in laser room:P i gf there and after i came back from fp droid was boss type mob with 200k+ HP:D and i was like wtf?? pushover??

  • darkfather

    This whole thing is glitched. Have trie in 3 different groups and something went wrong each time. I give up even trying now.

    • Bres

      Wasn’t glitched at all for our group. We finished last night

  • Minther

    Ebon Hawk Server (Imperial side) LFG for the Heroics… I solo’d All The Pieces/Dark Design (that was frustrating yet fun) then got to The Shroud’s Last Stand/The Shroud Revealed. Finally hit a brick wall with a 4 person puzzle. Needless to say I am quite frustrated that I MUST have 3 other people with me on a mission that takes many hours to prep for and cannot be filled through groupfinder, so I figured I might as well try posting here. I can tank or DPS. (assassin… name is Minther, send me an in game email.)

  • Dasa

    We done The Shroud last night. We’ve been on TS and our leader knew his job leading us. All went perfect, Shroud didn’t gave us many troubles but… At app 20% of his HP I’ve rushed toward console and suddenly bridge (which connects fighting platform and console) vanished and I died. And the top of all stupidity I saw in game – I revived in Shadow Town!
    It might be the closest medcenter on the map, but I had to take a taxi back and till I got there, fight was already over. My groupmates waited me with the last talk, we hoped I’ll still get the mission, but I didn’t.
    Now all over again… :/

  • Anthony Dimarco

    A question. For Uprooting the Last Seed if I want the Star Forager armor I have to pick the LS choice. Do I just not click the altar then when I kill Lord Tagriss?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      You can click it, I think now days you get both or something. Havn’t done this quest in a while.

  • Anthony Dimarco

    Ok just finished the quest but bioware screwed me on it. I’m preferred and they won’t even let me get the armor and title? What kinda stupid sh*t is this? I have not yet hit accept on the mission but is there a way to find te chest piece with a seeker droid?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes you can find chest pieces w/ the seeker droid

    • Albert

      I totally agree. We PAID for the DLC and they now won’t let us get the armor and title. I got the armor when it was available to preffered so I can at least send it to my current character. Serious turn off for me on the game though.

  • Devore

    So, trying to do the Uprooting the Final seed and every time I pick up the power cell for the turret, I blow up. Super fun.

  • DerpDude

    Been doing both the Binocular and Seeker missions.
    Binoculars and The Shroud was awesome fun with the puzzles, Seeker Droids were a testimony to BioWares retarded RNG and lazy game design.

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  • Stephen S. Bowman

    i can see doing this on all my characters is going to be annoying

  • Michael Ponder

    Can you do this series as a group? meaning will veryone get credit when digging?

  • Michael Ponder

    FYI yes everyone gets credit

  • OpposingVue

    I just thought that I should point out that this page has been missed in the site contents listing. From the main page, if you hover over the SWTOR guide list, and check all of the sub-lists (Endgame, Popular, etc.), then you’d see that the Seeker Droid & Macrobinoculars Quests page isn’t listed. Was this an error of omission or intentional? At the moment, the only connection is a semi-hidden link off of the Dreadseed/Star Forager page on the Achievements sub-list.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Menu can only take so many pages, had to remove it from the menu since it isn’t used as much

  • SirRobinII

    did the h4 in 2 man group, i was healing(hyrbid heal/dps) and had a pug tank. For the surviving part: use every powercell on the turret and command your comps to attack the spawning adds. We managed it, but we died cuz the turrets were evading all the time and we still got the mission update.

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