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Hope for people having trouble with datacrons/platforming

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Hope for people having trouble with datacrons/platforming

Mikkeos's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 05:31 PM | #21
Once you figure out how to correctly jump with one char, switch to another body type and/or gender.

Start again at zero.
Q: So, is there anything at all in the game that mitigates falling damage?
A: elevators

JimG's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 05:31 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Sotaudi View Post
Another little tip that helps you not over-shoot things is to jump into something when you can.

Thus, jumping earlier (or further back as you indicate), jumping into things, and looking for smal protruding horizontal surfaces helps a lot in the whole process.
Yeah, that's a good tip too!

JimG's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 05:34 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Inat_mivea View Post
oh no, OP. I claim the title for worse platform jumper in the game. Did you ever watch your dad try to play Nintendo and just not 'get it'?

Yeah, that's me.
LOL, I feel your pain. My little brother used to crush me at Super Mario Bros.

JimG's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 05:36 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Grecanis View Post
You're not alone JimG ..I'm betting most of us had to figure that out

Look at the jump as an arc and put your landing just over the peak of the arc.

It's also helpful to remember that some jumps require sprint to be on and others will absolutely fail if you have it on.
Yeah, adjusting sprint is definitely key on some. Also, that's a really good tip about visualizing the jump arc. I think I was too focused on the beginning of the jump instead of the ending of the jump.

Lumanotti's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 07:18 PM | #25

Kiarapanther's Avatar

02.11.2012 , 05:18 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Hestis View Post
Did you even read his post? Because if you did, way to fail at reading comprehension. At no point whatsoever does he complain about datacrons being difficult to get. Actually, at no point whatsoever does he even complain. In fact, he takes all of the responsibility on himself for his difficulty in getting them. And then he offers a rather helpful bit of insight for others that may be having the same difficulties. Every single "point" you try to make doesn't even come close to being relevant to anything he said. Posters like the OP are what we need more of on these forums. Posters like you, not so much.

Thank you so much for this post! The last two sentences "Posters like the OP are what we need more of on these forums. Posters like you, not so much." are exactly how I feel EVERY.TIME.I.READ.THIS.FORUM. I am the only one in my guild who still uses these forums because of all the "Oh your such a cry baby-learn to play" posters who have nothing better to do than rant about people *gasp* looking for help on a forum. My guild all uses non "Official" forums because they find less of these "Oh Im so much better at this game than you are so why are you even here?" posters.

To the OP, THANK YOU so much for posting this. This is very helpful. I, too, have been standing at the very edge trying to make jumps and failing miserably. After 7+ years of playing MMOs I still SUCK at jumping. Its a spatial issue where the games do not work the way I think they should for jumping. Not just this game but several other MMOs I've played.

ETA: Another tip is to look at video whenever possible. You may not be interpreting the written instructions as intended. Or, at least, that is evidently part of my problem. "Oh Im supposed to jump on THAT pipe, not the pipe I just spent an hour trying to jump on......okay"