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The speeders that were supposed to protect you from being knocked on your bum...

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The speeders that were supposed to protect you from being knocked on your bum...

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SpearlikeAtom
01.21.2013 , 08:30 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by SNCommand View Post
Better yet, why is he playing in a sort of way that has him speeding past so many mobs? Killing NPCs are a core part of most RPGs, they're a source of income, gear and experience which trying to speeder past removes
Excellent point

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AsheraII
01.21.2013 , 08:44 AM | #12
You're better of relying on your estimates of your aggro range.

That said, speeder piloting 1 on a 90% speeder offers very little protection against getting knocked off. It helps a little against the mobs on your starter planet, but the rest will knock you off.
Speeder piloting 2 on a 100% speeder allows you to take multiple hits before being knocked of upto roughly Tatooine.
Speeder piloting 3 on a 110% speeder allows you to take multiple hits before being knocked of upto roughly Quesh.

The speeders are meant to move around faster, not to bypass content. Through the "knock off resistance", they allow you to bypass content of much lower level, but not to bypass content that might be current to you.
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macumba
01.21.2013 , 08:55 AM | #13
whats wrong about speeder's and the knockdown is that your armor modifies how fast or even if you get knocked down. as a cloth wearer it having bubble up in the speed will prevent you from being knocked down.

also tank classes are far less likely to be knocked down than cloth casters.
the friends of swtor mount (the one you got by inviting a friend to play and he subscribed) has nothing of the sort in its description. from what you can read you should have the best protection even with speeder piloting1, yet you get knocked off very often on that mount even with speeder piloting3 (seems bugged).
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kifa
01.21.2013 , 08:58 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by macumba View Post
whats wrong about speeder's and the knockdown is that your armor modifies how fast or even if you get knocked down. as a cloth wearer it having bubble up in the speed will prevent you from being knocked down.
also tank classes are far less likely to be knocked down than cloth casters.
Was not aware of that. That just makes it even more stupid.
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Hyfy
01.21.2013 , 09:01 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by SpearlikeAtom View Post
Speeder piloting 1 isn't supposed to protect you from anything, regardless of the speeder you have.
While you are right and I would typically agree, but I have the Kurtob Alliance speeder that I get on my toons right from level 1 and used to use till 50 when I could finally get Speeder III but can now get at 40. And 9/10 I will get my speeder piloting 1 at level 10 and use it because even with speeder 1 you get the 110% speed increase on it. Now with that you also seem to get the benefits of the knockdown protection from speeder 3 along with the speed bonus.

So either it is working as intended with that speeder or it has been oversight since they were released, but your statement isn't completely true either.
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Hyfy
01.21.2013 , 09:04 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by macumba View Post
whats wrong about speeder's and the knockdown is that your armor modifies how fast or even if you get knocked down. as a cloth wearer it having bubble up in the speed will prevent you from being knocked down.

also tank classes are far less likely to be knocked down than cloth casters.
the friends of swtor mount (the one you got by inviting a friend to play and he subscribed) has nothing of the sort in its description. from what you can read you should have the best protection even with speeder piloting1, yet you get knocked off very often on that mount even with speeder piloting3 (seems bugged).
Really? I have had the exact opposite experience with the Kurtob Alliance speeder and I'll usually run speeder 1 through the whole way to 50 (well 40 now) using it and hardly if ever get knocked off.
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macumba
01.21.2013 , 09:41 AM | #17
actually its mid 30's and 40's where I get a lot of problems with being knocked down.
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tausser
01.21.2013 , 10:09 AM | #18
I don't recall my one alt that has Piloting 3 being knocked off since I got it, even in lvl 50 areas like Ilum
but I haven't tried to mow through heavy mobs, either. You do take damage from ranged though.

This is AC 126 medium armor GS, btw.
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Velenias
01.21.2013 , 10:22 AM | #19
speeder piloting 3 doesnt seem to do didly for my trooper on hoth, even with a speeder with excellent protection. One hit and bam, im laying on the ground.

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Minack
01.21.2013 , 10:53 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by SpearlikeAtom View Post
Speeder piloting 1 isn't supposed to protect you from anything, regardless of the speeder you have. If you hate the mechanic so much, I have a very easy solution... Don't play. If you hate something why continue to take part in it?
Way to go off the deep end. The guy dislikes one mechanic and your supposed solution is to just stop playing the entire game? No wonder these forums are a joke.