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Fevee
11.26.2013 , 01:17 PM | #1
The fact mounts are in this game means you're willing to let players move 90%-110% their normal speed outside of battle. So here's a simple idea: A mount only usable by Force-users. A mount that's not even a mount, you activate it like one when out of combat, but the player just takes a long pose when idle, and sprints along at 90%-110% their normal speed. I imagine a sprinting action similar to Jedi sprints seen in Battlefront II. Long strides and feet so lightly bouncing off the ground.

A "mount" like this can simply be available in an upcoming Cartel pack, and I feel it would certainly give a real Jedi (or Sith) feel to the player. Just treat it like any other mount, call it Force Sprint, acquire and unlock it, add it to your vehicles tab, and you can toggle it on an off outside of battle just like all the other mounts in this game.

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LordMirr
11.26.2013 , 02:03 PM | #2
what would trooper/bh's and smug/IA's get then?
Sie erfassen Wahnsinn.

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Uber_the_Goober
11.26.2013 , 02:15 PM | #3
Rocket Boots that don't run out after 18seconds
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VitalityPrime
11.26.2013 , 02:22 PM | #4
A version of Force Speed that's mechanically considered a mount?

Yes, please.

Never been a fan of the "magically appearing" mounts...though I still use them.
"A great leap forward often requires first taking two steps back"
"And sometimes all it requires is the will to jump"

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Fevee
11.26.2013 , 02:44 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by LordMirr View Post
what would trooper/bh's and smug/IA's get then?
This mount is intended for Force-sensitive users, only. And still, there's plenty of mounts for everyone else. In a Star Wars universe, it makes sense that the Force-user can self-propel at immense speeds while their non-Force-user companion rides along in a bike of some sort.

If you're that concerned, though, I figure Bounty Hunters can actually use the jets they're so iconically known for.

Quote: Originally Posted by Uber_the_Goober View Post
Rocket Boots that don't run out after 18seconds
Something to that effect.

Rocket Boots don't make sense to me, though. A Jedi, a smuggler, anyone who's not a Bounty Hunter shouldn't have them. It's supposed to be a legacy item? Your father was a bounty hunter who passed down these rocket clothes that run out after 18 seconds? There is so much more potential the legacy system can provide, but no, anyone randomly has bounty-hunter-like gear.

This "Self-Propulsion" mount can be an "adaptive" mount, meaning speed depends on your speeder piloting level. Again, I envision it's for Force-users only. The only exception is the Bounty Hunter and their jets that remain so unused. If people really want it to be universally-accessible, then a clever propulsion will have to be thought up for each class.

Actually, an idea I just thought up for Smugglers: They're supposed to be lucky law-dodgers, right? And sometimes they just need to hightail it out of there. Perhaps their self-propulsion can represent that. When you need to flee like the hounds of Hades are after you, you flee like there's no tomorrow. Thus, their self-propulsion can be a wild flee-looking animation. As in arms thrown up in the air as they run at 90%-110% their normal speed. While idle, they have their hands on their knees as they're bent over, breathing heavily.

I suppose that's rather goofy, but if everyone insists on self-propulsion being available to all classes, a proper animation will have to be considered for each class.

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Quazi-moto
11.26.2013 , 10:28 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by LordMirr View Post
what would trooper/bh's and smug/IA's get then?
Troopers/BH/slingers and snipers get Tanks with big lasers that target force users

Smugglers/operatives just get a permanent rollllllllllllllllllll

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illgot
11.27.2013 , 08:44 AM | #7
we do need a Force version of Rocket Boost. My Forcer users look silly with fire coming out of their sandles.

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branmakmuffin
11.27.2013 , 09:44 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Fevee View Post
Rocket Boots don't make sense to me, though. A Jedi, a smuggler, anyone who's not a Bounty Hunter shouldn't have them.
Is there something that physically happens to a a character which is not a"bounty hunter" which would prevent it from using rocket boots? Would the bounty hunters guild send out agents to comb the galaxy for rule breakers? Would rocket boot merchants demand to see a character's bounty hunter club membership card before selling the boots?



If you think no character but a bounty hunter should be able to use rocket boots, you are free to impose that restriction on yourself. But you won't.

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VitalityPrime
11.27.2013 , 09:50 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by branmakmuffin View Post
Is there something that physically happens to a a character which is not a"bounty hunter" which would prevent it from using rocket boots? Would the bounty hunters guild send out agents to comb the galaxy for rule breakers? Would rocket boot merchants demand to see a character's bounty hunter club membership card before selling the boots?



If you think no character but a bounty hunter should be able to use rocket boots, you are free to impose that restriction on yourself. But you won't.
You love hyperbole don't you?

Not sure why you're trying to ridicule his opinion on rocket boots.

I personally feel the same way about them...and I don't use them on my Jedi.

I would definitely love to have a "force speed" variation of rocket boots.
"A great leap forward often requires first taking two steps back"
"And sometimes all it requires is the will to jump"

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branmakmuffin
11.27.2013 , 10:03 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by VitalityPrime View Post
Not sure why you're trying to ridicule his opinion on rocket boots.
Because it''s silly. If one person can use rocket boots, anyone can.

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I personally feel the same way about them...and I don't use them on my Jedi.
Good for you. So, what, you want to prevent me from using them on my Jedi?