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The New Galaxy Map

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EricMusco
04.06.2017 , 07:53 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

Coming with Game Update 5.2 is a new quality of life feature, a revamped Galaxy Map. Aside from just being improved aesthetically, it also provides new functionality. We really wanted to improve players’ ability to travel around the galaxy, let’s talk about what is new with the Galaxy Map:
  • You must have a personal ship to use the Galaxy Map. Make sure you’ve completed the early part of your Class Mission!
  • You can access the Galaxy Map from anywhere by simply pressing the icon on your mini-map, navigate to it through the top UI, or use the shortcut key (Shift+M by default).
  • Takes advantage of Legacy Perks:
    • If you’ve acquired the Quick Travel perk, you can travel directly to your personal ship from the Galaxy Map.
    • If you have a Priority Transport/Planetary perks, you will have a zero credit cost to travel to that location from the Galaxy Map.
    • The Priority Transport perks function the same, but they no longer have a cooldown. Allowing you to travel quickly to different locations.
  • You can now use Quick Travel while located inside ship hangers.

As you can see these changes should allow you to travel easily around the Galaxy and can save you the walk to your ship. Let us know if you have any questions about the functionality of the updated Galaxy Map. Tune in to our stream today where we will be showing it off.

-eric
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04.06.2017 , 07:57 AM | #2
Sounds nice. So, no more flagship-ports for our lazy raid members, when it goes to Oricon, Yavin or Rishi.
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04.06.2017 , 08:00 AM | #3
This sounds like a neat improvement.

Will you also remove the travel to stronghold restriction from spaceports and certain areas of the fleet?

Cause those are also a major pain!

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Lionflash
04.06.2017 , 08:01 AM | #4
Any chance we can get a tease of what the new galaxy map looks like?

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04.06.2017 , 08:03 AM | #5
About time they removed any non-essential orbital stations as well.
- Not to mention all the areas where you're locked out of quick-travel too, as well as all those wide open outside areas where your speeder doesn't work.... WTH?

- Just so the original devs could stretch a few more minutes out of everyone's subs.

Quick travel to anywhere you've unlocked seems sensible nowadays. Who really gets enjoyment of going the long, scenic way to anywhere after the n-th time?
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04.06.2017 , 08:04 AM | #6 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lionflash View Post
Any chance we can get a tease of what the new galaxy map looks like?
We will be showing it on stream today!

-eric
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04.06.2017 , 08:05 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

Coming with Game Update 5.2 is a new quality of life feature,

-eric
Speaking of quality of life features, any news on an option to turn off the DvL pop-ups?

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Storm-Cutter
04.06.2017 , 08:06 AM | #8
additional, wondering whether QT ( or choose form list) to get to space missions might be added in? - Rather than having to mouse over them all to find the one you want, since it's all being re-vamped. - Which is something _everybody_ wanted over and above new content, class balance, bug fixes...... etc.
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matthewgotswage
04.06.2017 , 08:08 AM | #9
when is the stream ?

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04.06.2017 , 08:08 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
You can now use Quick Travel while located inside ship hangers.
Already got Priority Transport: Personal Ship on all my characters, so this is the only part I care about. But it's a big part! Thanks for this
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