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New Players: Get Rocket Boost!!

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New Players: Get Rocket Boost!!

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NSevven
02.03.2018 , 06:48 PM | #1
Okay, I've written this umpteen times in response to other posts, so why not make it a thread that at least I can point to in the future. Here goes:

IMO, and many others, Rocket Boost is the single best quality of life item you can buy in the game from the Cartel Market. Get it. You can thank me later

What is Rocket Boost?
It is an ability that lets you travel at +110% (that means 2.1x) normal speed for 12 seconds. Like a mount @ 'Speeder piloting rank 3'. But it can be used in places where a mount doesn't work. Like buildings and caves. A GREAT time saver!

Note: it is legacy-based, so one unlock applies to all characters on that legacy (server).

What's the catch?
It has a 2 minute cooldown. And it costs a fair # of credits or Cartel Coins (CC).
But it has 2 upgrades, that reduce the cooldown to 30 seconds.

What you have to do:
Purchase with credits or CC. Credits are Legacy level locked unfortunately, so if you are starting out, CC are the best/only way.

Cost:
Rocket Boost is 2M credits, with Legacy >=8 required, or 400CC (no Legacy restriction),
BUT, you should instead purchase the "Going Places Bundle" on the cartel market (unlocks category) for 375CC which comes with other stuff you can use or vendor!

The two upgrades are purchased from the Legacy panel > Global Unlocks > Other. Right hand side
Improved Rocket Boost I (reduces CD 30sec): 1M credits, Legacy >= 10. Or 120CC,
Improved Rocket Boost II (reduces CD 60sec): 1.5M credits, Legacy >= 12. Or 120CC,

So, total is 375 + 120 + 120 = 615 CC.
Save your first 500 CC sub perk, make a security key which gives another 100 CC. And run one character through the starter planet (20 CC), and you can purchase the whole set.

IMHO, it is a lot better than wasting the 500 CC on a lightsaber shell (or anything else on the CM).

Hope this helps.
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02.04.2018 , 09:51 AM | #2
This should be stickied.
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JediQuaker
02.04.2018 , 12:26 PM | #3
Actually, I partially disagree. While Rocket Boost is very useful, and I would recommend that everyone get them (er, it - I keep thinking Rocket Boots ), it is not quite so useful to a brand new player. A new player doesn't really know when it's appropriate to use it - what places they can zoom through etc - and may even want to slow down and "smell the roses" occasionally.
Some players just want to speed through the "story" to get to the end-game, but others actually enjoy the story and the scenery and are not in such a hurry to get through it.
A brand new player may be better off getting the "Newcomer Bundle" or the "Going Places Bundle" (which includes Rocket Boost), or depending upon class, "Treek" or some other companion.
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Freygea
02.04.2018 , 09:15 PM | #4
Is the rocket boost in the going places bundle for all characters in the same server or just one character? Also, they are only boosted for 12 seconds with a one-minute cooldown..is that correct?

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NSevven
02.04.2018 , 09:42 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Freygea View Post
Is the rocket boost in the going places bundle for all characters in the same server or just one character? Also, they are only boosted for 12 seconds with a one-minute cooldown..is that correct?
All characters on that same server (i.e. Legacy).

See my original: 2-minuted cooldown if you don't get the two 120CC "improved Rocket Boost" upgrades. Get all and it is a 30 second cooldown.
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Freygea
02.04.2018 , 09:52 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by NSevven View Post
All characters on that same server (i.e. Legacy).

See my original: 2-minuted cooldown if you don't get the two 120CC "improved Rocket Boost" upgrades. Get all and it is a 30 second cooldown.
I am so sorry. You did take the time to include all the info needed in your post. I actually read the post and for some reason, that did not compute. I need some coffee before reading the forums.

Thank you very much!

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NSevven
02.05.2018 , 07:58 AM | #7
np. I did add a note about it being server (legacy) wide per your other Q. Thanks!
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PorsaLindahl
02.06.2018 , 11:47 AM | #8
While I can appreciate the OP trying to get people to buy CC, and while it's a good QoL ability to have, it's not necessary. It works MOST places a speeder isn't allowed, but not all. And it does have a downside when compared to speeders. If you go into combat, it gets cancelled out.

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NSevven
02.06.2018 , 06:25 PM | #9
Getting people to buy CC is most certainly NOT my intent. I've only bought CC's once. That was for Treek. And now she sits ignored.

What I am for is them getting the most use out of the CC's they have. I can't think of anything else in the CM that has remotely near Rocket Boost's utility. I use it tens to hundreds of times a session.
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Adric_the_Red
02.06.2018 , 08:26 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by NSevven View Post
What is Rocket Boost?
It is an ability that lets you travel at +120% (that means 2.2x) normal speed for 12 seconds. Like a level 3 mount.
Rocket Boost gives you +110%, not +120%.

There's no such thing as a "level 3 mount". Your speed on a mount - any and every mount you have - is based on your Speeder Piloting skill, not the mount you're using:*

Speeder Piloting 1 = +90%; Piloting 2 = +100%; Piloting 3 = +110%, Piloting 4 = +120%; Piloting 5 = +130%.


* Seems there's always an exception. In this case it's the Kurtob Alliance speeder, which gives you at least +110%, regardless of the level of your Speeder Piloting skill.
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