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Old 10-08-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
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Red face How many times have you crashed on a speeder bike today?

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6 times...

All I do is crash into rocks, somebody keep me off this damn thing!
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Old 10-08-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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Once or twice. I drive speeders very well.


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Old 10-08-2004, 03:00 AM   #3
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guess the good thing that came out of it ran over a few ewoks
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Old 10-08-2004, 03:37 AM   #4
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I pretty much only use the speeders to get places, so all you have to do is memorise a safe route to where you want to go.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:58 AM   #5
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About 3 times :P

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Old 10-08-2004, 07:04 AM   #6
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The one thing you shouldn't do on a speeder is speed :P

Turn off the blurring, that'll help you pilot it a bit. I usually just use bursts of speed and i'm often braking. The only problem I have with the speeder is I have a hard time aiming it.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:04 AM   #7
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What I don't like about the speeder is that it is too low on the ground. Going thru the forest of Endor for instance is very dangerous cause you can't see more than a meter in front.

Now, I don't want it to be too easy by elevating it too high, but a tad higher would be preferable.

The second thing is, going over slops on the ground at max speed is impossible. As you come down on the other side you slam down on the ground, damaging the speeder. That is just stupid.




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Old 10-08-2004, 08:19 AM   #8
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:36 AM   #9
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i crash about 8 out of 10 times on the speeder on endor.
its great fun to ride it on the dune sea though..

love going full speed and "ghost riding" it when i reach my destination


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Old 10-08-2004, 09:54 AM   #10
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Heh about 5 times (ran about 25 people over and shot 10).


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Old 10-08-2004, 10:13 AM   #11
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I suck driving the speeder in the forest. Only on sand, am I okay...hehe


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Old 10-08-2004, 10:31 AM   #12
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Suprisingly, not too much. it helps to use the wasd, not the mouse to steer.
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Old 10-08-2004, 11:46 AM   #13
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I almost never played endor, only crashed once there i guess. On tatooine, never


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Old 10-08-2004, 01:25 PM   #14
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On Endor if I'm not careful I always crash into a rock/bump/stick/twig and get blown to pieces.

It makes you wonder... are the speeder bike chase scenes in RotJ actually humanly possible, considering how "unskilled" some Imperial Scout Troopers can be?
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Old 10-08-2004, 02:09 PM   #15
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Meh, endor full of trees, then I can dodge them, I crash against a flare


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Old 10-08-2004, 05:01 PM   #16
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I find Endor is pretty easy to navigate on speeder. Same with Dune Sea. Yavin is the hard one, the trees are actually too close.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:40 PM   #17
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Meh, endor full of trees, then I can dodge them, I crash against a flare
Same here. I always crash into them. Never the trees.

Tip: Always ride a speeder in 3rd person. Much easier.


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Old 10-08-2004, 05:59 PM   #18
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Considering the camera/zoom and the fact that the PC version has Endor littered with lush vegatation, yes, the only way I can effectively use a Speeder Bike is in third person mode, and going in cautious starts and stops, never traveling at full speed, then hopping off once I get to my destination.

It really is a fragile thing, and the above doesn't help much. And I thought the JA Swoops were hard to get used to, but this.... whoa....


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Old 10-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #19
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Considering the camera/zoom and the fact that the PC version has Endor littered with lush vegatation, yes, the only way I can effectively use a Speeder Bike is in third person mode, and going in cautious starts and stops, never traveling at full speed, then hopping off once I get to my destination.

It really is a fragile thing, and the above doesn't help much. And I thought the JA Swoops were hard to get used to, but this.... whoa....
Gives new definition to the term "crotch rocket" doesn't it?
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:29 AM   #20
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And I thought the JA Swoops were hard to get used to, but this.... whoa....
The JA swoops always go to one side with me. I crashed no times today on a speeder.


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Old 10-09-2004, 03:13 AM   #21
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Well, you're right with your tip, Evil Dark Jedi.
But the view is cool when you do it in 1st person.


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Old 10-09-2004, 03:45 AM   #22
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Well, you're right with your tip, Evil Dark Jedi.
But the view is cool when you do it in 1st person.
Yeah it does look better. Crashed two times on my last game which was on Endor.


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Old 10-09-2004, 01:44 PM   #23
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I crashed no times today on a speeder.
Me either, because I didn't play SWBF today yet.
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Old 10-09-2004, 04:38 PM   #24
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I crash occasionally too. Yes it just takes careful driving, but I must say that the sensitivity to speeder bike explosion is way too high. Sometimes I can barely nudge something and explode like I crashed into a big tree at 100mph. They need to fix that.


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Old 10-09-2004, 04:56 PM   #25
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Here is the ultimative Speedbike Tip:

1.Run to a Speedbike
2. Hit "E" to take control of it
3. Close your eyes
4. Stay cool!
5. Press "W" or whatever your acceleration button is
6. Now you should be able to "feel" the rocks and trees" in front of you
7. If you still crash you never will be a Jedi !

Hope this helps

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Old 10-09-2004, 08:16 PM   #26
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Here is the ultimative Speedbike Tip:

1.Run to a Speedbike
2. Hit "E" to take control of it
3. Close your eyes
4. Stay cool!
5. Press "W" or whatever your acceleration button is
6. Now you should be able to "feel" the rocks and trees" in front of you
7. If you still crash you never will be a Jedi !

Hope this helps

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Old 10-09-2004, 10:30 PM   #27
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those speeders are death traps i say. everytime i mount one i'm helping the other team out. the physics are funky to say the least ...

not to start some sort of bash/debate but i just finished playing a few hours of the t:v multiplayer demo and the vehicle control in that seemed much more "natural" than what's given in BF. Granted, the vehicles are necessary in this game but horribly difficult to control. furthermore, the speeder bikes on the Endor map don't help much other than allow the imperials to make it to a spawn point quicker. it's easier to run over enemies than it is to kill them, and chances are you're likely to hit a stationary tree before you hit a member of the opposing team.

most of the time i end up like princess di
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:36 PM   #28
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Just wandering but....

It pisses me off that you can't have a second person on your speeder thing and that you can't kick the other dude on the speeder like in the movie. I wander why not.


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Old 10-09-2004, 11:49 PM   #29
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about 17............sooo
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:42 AM   #30
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Personally my crashes Im usually take someone out with me, like the other day i stole the Snowspeeder and crashed it into a turret with 5 rebels around it, really was quite fun
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Personally my crashes Im usually take someone out with me, like the other day i stole the Snowspeeder and crashed it into a turret with 5 rebels around it, really was quite fun
LOL . Once I took out 3 or 4 ewoks in Endor with a speeder.


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Old 10-10-2004, 05:13 PM   #32
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hehe i look at it this way if im going to die im going to take something or someone with me
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:38 PM   #33
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hehe i look at it this way if im going to die im going to take something or someone with me
*runs over ^Invader with a speeder bike and crashes into the wall*
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:40 PM   #34
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*dodges and steps on Groovy with a AT-AT* :P
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Old 10-10-2004, 08:32 PM   #36
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When those editing tools are released i want to have driving speeder bikes across the ocean to get to the enemy. I think that would be awesome and you wouldn't crash nearly as much i would think.

By the way i only crash once or twice when using a speeder bike in first person. How's that for skill?
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Just wandering but....

It pisses me off that you can't have a second person on your speeder thing and that you can't kick the other dude on the speeder like in the movie. I wander why not.
I agree. That would have served me well in quite a few situations! In the movies you could have two people on a Speeder.

Now there's something that a patch or mod should add...

Granted, that big "backpack" behind the player would get in the way (clipping) but it could be removed easily enough I would think.


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