I'm sorry - this is a long-ass post. But if you get through it, I hope you'll understand that it actually helped me feel a scintilla better about my situation by writing it.
tl:dr - my end of chapter one class mission is broke and I cannot complete it, and now my IA is in limbo.
My highest level character is an Imp Agent, Operative spec, that is presently L32. I have had a blast leveling him. I love the accent - very James Bond-ish. I unknowingly created what I think is the perfect look for a special agent - he has kind of a young skateboarder look with shoulder-length hair that almost covers his eyes and a little chin beard. The story hooked me at level 5 and has not let go. I happen to love Kaliyo as a companion. My IA's skills are exactly what I enjoy playing in an mmo - stealthing about and taking out who you need to, and then getting out quietly. And I cannot play him any more. In fact, I haven't played him in over a week now.
I'm stuck at the final mission of chapter one of the class story. So, even if I play other alts I'm unable to crack open my Legacy, and I'm losing out on the 300+ Cybertech my IA has plus the cash in his pockets. The final mission involves killing an elite, and he is bugged. People on the class forum advise taking a buddy, but I've started the mission and cannot get anyone to my location. Also, I cannot abandon the quest and I cannot get out of the location I'm at. I may be able to PvP but I haven't checked that. If so, that's the only thing I can do - no mailbox either.
The mission involves going to a starship and confronting a mystery man who I have been tracking down, who Intelligence believes is funding the separatists. It is likely he is also responsible for killing a very powerful Darth (Jadus) and a load of other Imp muckity-mucks.
When you get to him, you learn that he is Darth Jadus, he has faked his own death, and he has Eradicators that can basically fly about in space and destroy large areas of any planet they are targeted on. You have half of the launch codes and Jadus has the other half. He offers you the opportunity to join him, become the Hand of Jadus, and all you need do is enter your half of the codes.
You are told by your handler that you have two other options - you can enter the codes to throw him off, thousands will die, but you will be able to stop him and then stop the Eradicators. Or, you can refuse, and fight him long enough to set off some internal ship force field which will disable Jadus. There is supposedly at least one other ending involving Diplomacy, but I didn't get it; probably because our earlier choices affect our later offerings. Oh yeah, you can't kill him but you can disable him long enough to get to a panel and start the process of raising the force field. But you have to fight him three times because you have to access the panel three times. Whew.
Being Mr. DoGoodyPants, I refused to even launch the Eradicators temporarily and chose to fight him. Bad move. He stands on a big, open deck that is a few steps up from the main deck, but he cannot be targeted unless you stand directly on top of him - and even then it is not easy to target him. He has some powerful casts and can two-shot you. After all, it has been explained to you by your handler earlier in the game that he is second only to the Emperor in terms of power. The only way to beat him is to interrupt his casts while you beat him down. Did I mention that he can two-shot you? The IA has an interrupt on 12 sec CD, another on one minute CD, and another that I cannot remember the CD for but its longer than 12 secs.
I have logged in every night and tried five or six times each night to kill this guy. I had 132,000 credits and now have 101,000 credits. Oh, and I really don't care about the money, I'm trying to show how much I've tried to complete this mission. I have read everything I can find on this issue and, of course, those who have succeeded say "It's easy, you just have to . . .". To be fair, there are some who offer good advice without being snarky, but the advice has not worked for me. I have not gotten this guy below 50%!
I don't claim to be the best at these games, but I think I'm above average. I have raided since '07, in two mmos, on guilds/kinships that were at the top on my various servers, and been a core raider in those guilds for as long as I can remember. But the only way I can get this guy targeted is to have my companion attack him while I try and stand on him and target him so I can attack him, and that always results in a dead companion and me then running for the area where there are LoS blocks so that I can kite. I have tried all the other suggestions, including putting my companion on passive until I get him off the platform and then putting my companion on active, but all that micro-management takes time and winds up in failure.
I don't mind a challenge. I don't mind a mission that I have to re-do a half dozen times to master. Hell, I don't mind re-doing it a dozen times if necessary, as long as I make progress each time and can finish it. This is not a challenge, it's the end for my IA. I am forced to fight an elite without a companion to assist me.
I actually re-rolled another IA on the other server I play on, and intended to just go with the Dark Side option for this mission. But then I thought about re-doing all that content. I can't do it.