SWTOR gets its first flourishing mount

    
30
SWTOR
Did you see the Star Wars trailer where Daisy Ridley is riding that popsicle speeder bike? No, I’m not talking about today’s trailer, but rather the first one released for The Force Awakens.

Anyway, Star Wars: The Old Republic’s new Vectron WGF Veteran speeder kinda reminds me of the popsiclemobile, at least from the handlebars forward. The Vectron is also noteworthy for being SWTOR’s first flourishing mount, which means that pressing your Control and Z keys while mounted will open the bike’s engine covers and cause it to belch a little smoke and fire.

Dulfy reports that the smoke goes away, but the fire and sound effects continue until you toggle the flourish off.

[Source: Dulfy]
Advertisement

No posts to display

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
mysecretid
Guest
mysecretid

Cyroselle 
Heh. I’ve got you fooled! :-D

Cyroselle
Guest
Cyroselle

Yeah, who needs a game world?

Cyroselle
Guest
Cyroselle

I *still* think you’re pretty cool MSID.
WoW influence. I’m sorry to say it, but that’s where SWTOR got its classes, skill sets, skill trees, awful sense of color coordination and massive bourgeois shoulder armor.
Gotta agree that STAP rider positions are plain idiotic. I like overall mechanical mount design in SWTOR, just not the part that the riders are supposed to occupy.

melissamcdon
Guest
melissamcdon

I miss my BARC speeder and other models from Galaxies.   I liked editing the colors… finally settled on black with a lime “xbox green” trim, looked wicked.

srmalloy
Guest
srmalloy

neserbohy The whole concept behind the STAP-style mounts, where you have hands and feet on controls/footrests and are hanging off the back of the speeder, leave me grossly unimpressed. That design might be viable for a droid, where you can hypothesize some electronic interface to the speeder that doesn’t rely on control inputs, but when you have a person hanging off the back of a speeder, you have to be hanging on with a death grip with both hands, because as soon as one hand comes off the handle bars, your weight on the other side will torque the steering and make the speeder spin and flip you off into the bushes, where the best you can hope for is a relatively soft landing.

mrnastybutler
Guest
mrnastybutler

That’s mount flourish?  That’s it?  That’s…so unimpressive.

HyperspaceHunk
Guest
HyperspaceHunk

fastcart EA Greed of course.

HyperspaceHunk
Guest
HyperspaceHunk

mysecretid neserbohy Yeah the only way you will get real star wars outfits is by watching the movies.

Karl_Hungus
Guest
Karl_Hungus

Every time I think about how SWG had to be shutdown for this garbage, I die alittle inside.

LordOfBread
Guest
LordOfBread

They should change mounts completely so they handle like in Destiny or Defiance,i.e. like real vehiceles with acceleration, traction, physics, instead of acting like a skin for increased walking speed.