The way I see it, after leveling to 50 in the beta, really the main chunk of it can be completed solo or quicker with just a buddy. Like you were saying the Flashpoints and later the end-game Operations and Hard Mode Flashpoints are really the only thing requiring a full group, even most of the planetary Heroic quest can be completed with a buddy and companions. Anyway, for the moment I know a lot of the US folks, especially younger ones will have much more flexible schedule during this holiday break period. Also Lynk doesn't matter he doesn't really sleep or anything. In the future though, I imagine we'll set up weekend events to do Operations, Flashpoints and End-Game content. If I were you, I'd find a group of people near you for the earlier flashpoints for now at least, once we all start rolling alts everything will be much more flexible.
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