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Friday Feature – Corellia Times Consumer Reports: Vehicles - 11/21/2008

Corellia Times Consumer Reports: Vehicles

Welcome to the latest HoloNet report for consumers all around the galaxy! Our investigative reporters have scoured new speeder lots, junkyards and all corners of the galaxy to bring you the very latest consumer's report on vehicles.

New vehicles since our last report:



AB-1 Landspeeder

Speed: Good
Acceleration: Better
Climb: Better
Turn: Good

AB-1 is the name of this stubby landspeeder model. This no-frills but sporty little vehicle is a great choice for city use and getting around in tight spots. The front of the vehicle is angled downward to provide aerodynamic stability and it has a repulsorlift engine pod mounted to each side of the fuselage, giving the AB-1 its signature appearance.

  • Carries 2 people
  • Tradeable
  • Craftable by Engineering Traders
  • Can be purchased on Bazaars and Vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

AT-RT

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Better

The AT-RT, or the All Terrain Recon Transport, is a lightweight, anti-infantry vehicle. Designed primarily as a reconnaissance vehicle, this two-legged open-cockpit walker is nonetheless swift and heavily armed.

  • Carries one person
  • Tradeable
  • Exclusive in-game item for purchasing Star Wars Galaxies: Complete Online Adventures
  • Rare and expensive item that can be purchased from individuals or vendors

 


AV-21 Landspeeder

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Better
Turn: Good

The AV-21 landspeeder is a rare and sleek vehicle. Its origin is unknown and assumed by the Empire to be a prototype for an Alliance fast attack vehicle.

  • Carries 2 people
  • Tradeable
  • Is craftable by Engineering Traders but it requires a special schematic and an AV-21 power plant
  • Rare and expensive item that can be purchased from individuals or vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

The AV-21 vehicle schematic and AV-21 power plant are available on the Corellian Corvette adventures. The vehicle schematic is awarded for finishing a quest and the Power Plant can be found by looting armory containers (or a droid in one instance).

This is a high level adventure that usually requires a group to complete. The Corellian Corvette adventures begin with:

Imperial Missions

  • Colonel Darkstone - Tatooine, Imperial Oasis at -5320 2700
  • Lt. Sabol - Tatooine, Bestine at -1290 -3540
  • Lt. Velso - Naboo, Emperor's Retreat at 2400, -3970

Rebel Missions

  • Master Sergeant Crowley - Corellia, Kor Vella at -3400 3090
  • Pashna Starkiller - Corellia, Bela Vistal at 6770 -5690
  • Adar Tallon - Corellia, Tyrena at -5450 -2680

Neutral Missions

  • Bronell - Tatooine, Jabba's Palace (2nd Floor by Ephont Mon) -5915 -6230
  • Bruce McBrain - Tatooine, Jabba's Palace (entrance area) -580 –6220
  • Yondalla - Tatooine, Wayfar (inside cantina) -5150 -6590


BARC Speeder

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Better

The BARC Speeder is a one-person, modified repulsorlift speederbike once used by specialized Biker Advanced Recon Commandos to go on highly dangerous missions during the Clone Wars. Once painted in the red and white colors of the Republic Army, these clone relics were also used during the battles on Kashyyyk.

  • Carries 1 person
  • Tradeable
  • This vehicle was a purchase award available with Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience
  • Rare and expensive item that can be purchased from individuals or vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

BARC Speeder - Imperial

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Better

The BARC Speeder is a one-person, modified repulsorlift speederbike once used by specialized Biker Advanced Recon Commandos to go on highly dangerous missions during the Clone Wars. This armored speeder is painted in the colors and designs of the Galactic Empire.

  • Carries 1 person
  • Cannot be traded
  • Can be purchased at the Colonel Galactic Civil War rank from a recruiter

BARC Speeder - Rebel

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Better

The BARC Speeder is a one-person, modified repulsorlift speederbike once used by specialized Biker Advanced Recon Commandos to go on highly dangerous missions during the Clone Wars. This armored speeder is painted in the colros and designs of the Rebel Alliance.

  • Carries 1 person
  • Cannot be traded
  • Can be purchased at the Colonel Galactic Civil War rank from a recruiter

Desert Skiff

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Good
Climb: Good
Turn: Good

Generally used as transports for passengers and cargo, desert skiffs are simple repulsorlift platforms that float on antigravity fields. Skiffs are often pressed into passenger duty, especially on poor frontier worlds that can't afford better-suited vehicles. These surface utility vehicles are named after Banthas (hardy work beasts found throughout the galaxy).

It should also be mentioned that Jabba the Hutt employs a small fleet of Ubrikkian Bantha-II cargo skiffs as companion vehicles for his excellency's sail barge.

  • Carries 8 people
  • One per account and it is not tradable
  • This vehicle was offered as a Trials of Obi-Wan Preorder award
  • Immune to Lava Damage
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit


Flash Speeder

Speed: Better
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Better
Turn: Better

The Flash speeder is a sleek, lightweight repulsorlift vehicle with an open-air canopy and seats two. It was formerly used by Naboo's volunteer security force for patrolling the tranquil streets of their peaceful cities. The Flash speeder's twin repulsorlift engines are fine-tuned to allow a pilot maximum control through narrow city streets. It is a slightly modified version of a civilian SoroSuub model.

  • Carries 2 people
  • This vehicle was offered as a Jump to Lightspeed Preorder award
  • One per character and it is not tradable.
  • If your Flash Speeder gets destroyed, a new vehicle can be generated by typing /flashspeeder
    This will cost you 20,000 credits to claim a new Flash Speeder deed
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

Hover Chair

Speed: Fair
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Fair
Turn: Good

The hover chair is a one-person vehicle that gets its owner around slowly but in style.

  • Carries 1 person
  • Cannot be traded
  • Can be claimed as the 60 month veteran reward
  • The vehicle cannot be used inside structures

Jetpack

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Best

Not much is known about this highly prized piece of personal transportation equipment. Modeled after Boba Fett's Mitrinomon Z-6 Jet Pack, it is suspected that a band of criminals known as the "Death Watch" is experimenting on ways to mass produce this equipment to give their private army a strong advantage over its competitors.

  • Carries 1 person
  • Tradeable
  • Is craftable by Engineering Traders but it must be crafted in the Death Watch Bunker and you must have all the necessary parts.
  • Rare and expensive item that can be purchased from individuals or vendors

Required Components for crafting:

Looted Components: Ducted Fan, Fuel Dispersion Unit, Injector Tank, Jetpack Base, Jetpack Stabilizer

Quest Components: Alum Minerals (Reward for completing the Foreman Quest inside the DWB)


Lava Skiff

Speed: Good
Acceleration: Good
Climb: Good
Turn: Good

Lava Skiffs are durable work vehicles used for industrial work on the lava planet of Mustafar.

  • Carries 2 people
  • Is a quest reward for completing the "Fate of the Galaxy" (Dropped by Dark Jedi, Lord Vartonis)
  • Immune to Lava Damage
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

Light Bending BARC Speeder

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Best

The BARC Speeder is a one-person, modified repulsorlift speederbike once used by specialized Biker Advanced Recon Commandos to go on highly dangerous missions during the Clone Wars. This particular speeder bends the light around it to add a shimmering, ghostly effect.

  • Carries 1 person
  • This vehicle is a reward for gathering four tokens from the Buddy Program
  • Cannot be traded

Mechno Chair

Speed: Fair
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Fair
Turn: Good

The Mechno Chair is a hovering power chair that increases the mobility of its user.

  • Carries 1 person
  • This vehicle is a loot card reward for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game
  • Can be traded if purchased from a booster pack
  • The vehicle cannot be used inside structures

Ord Pedrovia Pod Racer

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Fair

Podracers are complex vehicles capable of high speeds. This custom Podracer is similar to the one flown by Gasgano in the Boonta Eve Classic.

  • Carries 1 person
  • This vehicle is a loot card reward for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game
  • Can be traded if purchased from a booster pack
  • Rare and expensive item that can be purchased from individuals or vendors
  • Cannot be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

Sith Speeder

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Better

The Sith Speeder uses repulsorlift technology. Steering and acceleration are operated through the bar, and pedals at the feet are used for braking. The Sith Speeder was most notably used by Darth Maul, who used the fast speed and agility of the speeder to track down his prey.

  • Carries 1 person
  • This vehicle is a loot card reward for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game
  • Can be traded if purchased from a booster pack

Speederbike

Speed: Better
Acceleration: Better
Climb: Best
Turn: Better

The 74-Z speederbike is a slim, single-person repulsorlift and can often be seen soaring at amazing speeds on reconnaissance and patrol duties. It is considered primarily an Imperial speeder bike but its use is not exclusive to the Empire.

  • Carries 1 person
  • Tradeable
  • Craftable by Engineering Traders
  • Can be purchased on Bazaars and Vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit


Swoop

Speed: Best
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Best

The Zephyr-G swoop speeder bike is a modified sports vehicle. Please be advised that swoop racing is illegal and a punishable offense by the Empire.

  • Carries 1 person
  • Tradeable
  • Craftable by Engineering Traders
  • Available as a Legacy quest reward
  • Can be purchased on Bazaars and Vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

V-35 SoroSuub Carrier

Speed: Good
Acceleration: Good
Climb: Good
Turn: Good

The V-35 landspeeder is characterized by its angular nose, raised array of repulsorlift thrusters, and large barrel-shaped power plant. This vehicle, though unremarkable, is inexpensive and designed for families.

  • Carries 7 people
  • Tradeable
  • Craftable by Engineering Traders
  • Can be purchased on Bazaars and Vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit


X-31 Landspeeder



Speed: Fair
Acceleration: Good
Climb: Good
Turn: Good

The X-31 landspeeder is a municipal version of the X-34 landspeeder provided to planetary governments in bulk by the Sorosuub Corporation. These vehicles were given to municipal employees, maintenance workers and often provided free of charge to farmers, pioneers and other citizens to help them get established.

  • Carries 2 people
  • Tradeable
  • Can be purchased on Bazaars and Vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

X-34 Landspeeder



Speed: Good
Acceleration: Good
Climb: Better
Turn: Good

The X-34 landspeeder is an older model craft also manufactured by the Sorosuub Corporation. It isn't the fastest speeder in the galaxy, but is still a reliable vehicle for the cost.

  • Carries 2 people
  • Tradeable
  • Craftable by Engineering Traders
  • Can be purchased on Bazaars and Vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

XJ-2 Airspeeder

Speed: Good
Acceleration: Best
Climb: Best
Turn: Good

The XJ-2 Airspeeder is a bright red, sporty vehicle. The XJ-2 was most notably flown by Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan.

  • Carries 2 people
  • This vehicle is a loot card reward for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game
  • Can be traded if purchased from a booster pack

XP-38 Landspeeder



Speed: Good
Acceleration: Good
Climb: Better
Turn: Good

The XP-38 Landspeeder is the newest model of speeder manufactured by the SoroSuub Corporation and is a very popular speeder. With its smooth curves and bubble canopy design, it is targeted to the younger generation of the galaxy.

  • Carries 2 people
  • Tradeable
  • Craftable by Engineering Traders
  • Available as a Legacy quest reward
  • Can be purchased on Bazaars and Vendors
  • Can be customized with a Vehicle Customization Kit

Vehicle Tips

  • Vehicles can be called by opening your datapad and clicking to the "Data" tab. Double-click the vehicle icon to call it up for use.
  • You can drag and drop vehicle icons from your datapad to your toolbar. The advantage of using your tool bar is that it sets your default so that you can hop on your vehicle just by clicking it.

Finding and Purchasing Vehicle Deeds

  • Finding vehicle deeds on bazaars:
    • Go to a bazaar terminal and access the galactic market
    • Select "This Region" for vehicles immediately available (When you purchase the deed, it will be put in your inventory automatically).
    • Select "This Planet" or "Entire Galaxy" to see what is available on the planet and the galaxy. These bazaar searches may require you to travel to a different location to pick up the deed but you may find the vehicle you are searching for cheaper elsewhere.
    • Double click "Deed" on the list of main categories
    • Scroll down to the category for vehicles and click on it
    • Be sure to press the "refresh button"
  • Finding vehicle deeds on vendors:
    • Go to a bazaar terminal and access the galactic market
    • Click on the tab at the top that says "Vendor Location"
    • Select "This Planet" or "Entire Galaxy" depending on how far you want to travel and how many choices you want. "This Region" will not return any vendor options so use the planet or galaxy search.
    • Double click "Deed" on the list of main categories
    • Scroll down to the category for vehicles and click on it
    • Be sure to press the "refresh button"
    • Click the "Create Waypoint" button when you find the vehicle you would like to purchase

Vendor Waypoint Tips:

  • Waypoints to vendors on planets different than the one you are on won't be visible if you have the "show only waypoints on this planet" option checked.
  • Double click vendor waypoints to activate them once you arrive on the planet that the vendor is located.

Vehicle Performance Comparison

Vehicle Speed Acceleration Climb Turn
AT-RT Best Best Best Better
BARC Speeder Best Best Best Better
BARC Speeder - Imperial Best Best Best Better
BARC Speeder - Rebel Best Best Best Better
Desert Skiff Best Good Good Good
Hover Chair Fair Best Fair Good
Jetpack Best Best Best Best
Landspeeder AB-1 Good Better Better Good
Landspeeder AV-21 Best Best Better Good
Landspeeder V-35 Good Good Good Good
Landspeeder X-31 Fair Good Good Good
Landspeeder X-34 Good Good Better Good
Landspeeder XP-38 Good Good Better Good
Lava Skiff Good Good Good Good
Light-Bending BARC Speeder Best Best Best Best
Mechno Chair Fair Best Fair Good
Ord Pedrovia Podracer Best Best Best Fair
Sith Speeder Best Best Best Better
Speederbike Better Better Best Better
Speederbike Flash Better Best Best Better
Speederbike Swoop Best Best Best Best
XJ-2 Airspeeder Good Best Best Good

 

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