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The New Galaxy Map

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BenKatarn
04.06.2017 , 10:47 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
No, it's more than that...it's a new way to quick travel from anywhere.
So what's the point of even having a starship?

Besides, there's still a lot of quests in the game that require you to travel to locations from and to your starship that don't advance the mission step if you do it by other means.
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masterceil
04.06.2017 , 10:53 AM | #22
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So what's the point of even having a starship?
Well, for one thing...
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Besides, there's still a lot of quests in the game that require you to travel to locations from and to your starship that don't advance the mission step if you do it by other means.
Hey look, someone already answered you!

Also, I prefer to do my dummy parsing in private, on my ship. I'm sure other people enjoy their GTN kiosks there as well.
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mike_carton
04.06.2017 , 10:53 AM | #23
Thank you, Quality of Life improvements will always win you goodwill. One question though. What hasn't been mentioned explicitly is a scenario like the following:

I'm on Tatooine, in the Dune Sea. I bring up the galaxy map, pick Alderaan and end up somewhere on Alderaan without any other intermediate steps.

Is the above a possibility now?
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Andryah
04.06.2017 , 10:56 AM | #24
This is a great QoL change for the game in my view.

/hoping it goes live bug free.
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Ottoattack
04.06.2017 , 10:57 AM | #25
Good QOL.

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Andryah
04.06.2017 , 11:00 AM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by mike_carton View Post
Thank you, Quality of Life improvements will always win you goodwill. One question though. What hasn't been mentioned explicitly is a scenario like the following:

I'm on Tatooine, in the Dune Sea. I bring up the galaxy map, pick Alderaan and end up somewhere on Alderaan without any other intermediate steps.

Is the above a possibility now?
My guess is you will end up at the space port on Alderaan, standing next to the quick travel point there. It sounds like they have streamlined a lot of travel that used to require you actually entering your ship and clicking to travel, deorbit, etc. etc.

Keep in mind, in 4.0 they made it so that all quick travel as well as speeder points, not to mention all speeder travel routes are unlocked as soon as you set foot on a planet now. So no matter where you materialize, you should be able to easily move to where you want/need to be.

As others have mentioned.. I hope they finally get rid of all areas where quick travel is disabled.
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BenKatarn
04.06.2017 , 11:08 AM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by masterceil View Post
Hey look, someone already answered you!
My point is that they introduce a new "vehicle" of travel that certainly have a lot of people go "Aww man, I travelled to planet X using the new galaxy map, but I have to travel here with my ship to advance the quest?", one way or another. To me, this looks like it would only make sense to use it when you are already done with class mission stuff or anything else that you need to do or start on your starship.

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Also, I prefer to do my dummy parsing in private, on my ship. I'm sure other people enjoy their GTN kiosks there as well.
If they ever figured out how to put training dummies as decorations in the game, player starships would literally cease to matter I'd wager...
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casirabit
04.06.2017 , 11:16 AM | #28
I think this is good now I can travel anywhere without having to go to the starport so thank you for this.
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IanArgent
04.06.2017 , 11:16 AM | #29
All the missions that require you to use your starship say "Use your starship to travel to..." Many (not all) do that to properly trigger shipboard holo calls or make sure you enter the orbital station/starport for critical-path encounters.
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04.06.2017 , 11:18 AM | #30
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To me, this looks like it would only make sense to use it when you are already done with class mission stuff or anything else that you need to do or start on your starship.
I stopped needing my starship over 5 years ago...
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