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January 7, 2012, 10:22 pm
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Welcome to Belsavis. Go directly to Jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect 200 credits.

In Taris, Belsavis, and to a lesser extent in Voss, mission directions are a bit wonky. What I mean is this…

The maps are pretty easy to use in TOR. They show you where your missions are and approximately how to get there. And even better, when you click on speeders, the paths will turn to green when you have a mission, showing you which speeder to take for efficient travel. Which is great.

Except for when it doesn’t work. They’re a little buggy in the higher end zones, and if you don’t watch where you’re going, the game will direct you to drive your own slow cruiser through several zones and pass speeder points you already know.

So you may have to actually, you know, look at your map once in a while and make sure you’re planning out the best route. The game may not be doing it for you, at least not as well as it had in the earlier zones. I learned the hard way and wasted a boatload of time. Traveling is not fun.

Of course, this could be a bug that doesn’t affect everyone (it’s inconsistent, for one, sometimes I’ll fly to one place for a mission and then it says “oh, whoops, fly to the next one instead!”), but just a head’s up. Before you start driving, make sure that you’ve already flown as much as you can.