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Anyone Interested In Pod Racing?

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Anyone Interested In Pod Racing?

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Xina_LA
07.10.2019 , 10:02 AM | #1
I would love to host pod racing competitions in the game, by setting up a track at a stronghold.
Would anyone be interested?

What do you think of this idea?
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=966083
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SteveTheCynic
07.10.2019 , 03:20 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Xina_LA View Post
I would love to host pod racing competitions in the game, by setting up a track at a stronghold.
Would anyone be interested?

What do you think of this idea?
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=966083
I think the main thing it lacks is mounts (racing pods, etc) that actually require skill to drive through twisty passages(1). And of course there's nothing anyone but BioWare can do to make that happen.

But the idea itself seems pretty good.

(1) Try driving the Roller Beetle at full whack through any part of GW2 that isn't flat open terrain, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
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Xina_LA
07.11.2019 , 07:08 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
I think the main thing it lacks is mounts (racing pods, etc) that actually require skill to drive through twisty passages(1). And of course there's nothing anyone but BioWare can do to make that happen.
Having hosted a ton of horse racing in LotRO where all the mounts go the same speed and the terrain can be tricky, I can say for certain that it's not an issue. As long as the course is designed properly, there is some challenge to navigating it, and thus the skill of the player is the biggest factor.

In-game racing: https://youtu.be/1G2LvelFPNg

Event ad: https://youtu.be/C78tz7ggbjY

In fact, it would be far easier in SWTOR, now that we have traps. Imagine trying to cut a corner for speed, wondering if you're going to get too close to the electric wall trap?

The SWTOR animations also look much better. Horses in LotRO just can't jump!
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SteveTheCynic
07.11.2019 , 07:22 AM | #4
OK, fair enough. I just wanted to be sure that you had taken this question into account.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
To go to Belsavis, you must go to Belsavis.
> @"Biff.5312" said:
> Exercise your whimsy.