- Jun 4, 2021
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I propose that all vehicles be given the same speed (as the swoop), excluding the legacy quest reward vehicle at the start of the game. Furthermore, if possible, and as a secondary proposal, I think that the XP38, X34, V35, Speederbike, and Speederbike Swoop all be changed during crafting into one craftable deed (Like the gardens for example, where you choose which appearance you want at the end) to eliminate excessive schematics.
This change will not give anyone an advantage over others. Swoops can already be purchased incredibly cheap as it is. This change will only seek to increase the diversity of the vehicles we see in game. Players could choose any vehicle they wanted to use based on visuals, instead of performance. Why would anyone want a slow vehicle when something much faster is available instead? Some might argue that the V35 is a multi-person bus and should remain slower, but with the introduction of the Mustafar Lava Skiff (Desert Skiff), we now have a speeder that holds even more people at twice the speed. Who wouldn't want to drive an X-34 across the planet at the same speed as the swoop?
Other MMO's have done this to great success. Rare vehicles do not offer any advantages, except for cosmetic appearances. There are so many vehicles in game that are hardly used as they are slow and sluggish. There should be more diversity with the vehicles used, not just with paint kits.
At present in Star Wars Galaxies, new players drive the XP38 (Legacy reward), and end game, players drive the Swoop, Barc, etc.. There is no benefit to using something slow like the speederbike, X34, or V35 unless you like the visual. (More so on the V35 as the Desert Skiff is super fast and holds more players anyways). The Star Wars Universe is massive, and it seems odd that so few speeders are actually used in this game, with good reason, many of them are slow!