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Anyone else want to see the STAP introduced?

DarthJ
5402 posts Member
For those who are unsure of what they are, here it is:

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STAPs are lightweight reconnaissance and patrol vehicles used by the battle droids of the Trade Federation army (and later, the Separatist Alliance). Incorporating repulsorlift technology, the STAP (single trooper aerial platform) is a slim, agile craft sporting a pair of blaster cannons. STAPs are often deployed as support vehicles in conjunction with larger craft.

I think they would be a viable option to match the AT-RT (which I know is not in the speeder class), maybe as a speeder class for the Seperatists. Not on Kamino but on Naboo and Kashyyyk. I would love to see a heavier Republic option instead of the AT-RT in the heavier class.

Abilities could be a radar scan, laser barrage and heat sink, with a primary focus on its good speed. Could also introduce a buff to the ion torpedo to make a viable counter against it.

Thoughts on this?
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  • DarthJ
    5402 posts Member
    Ohhhh yeeaahhh.

    STAP it m8

    I just want to zoom around Naboo blasting anything that moves!
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  • DrX2345
    2888 posts Member
    Yeah, this vs Flash Speeders on Theed would be cool. As I said in my thread, the STAP. is kinda weird in that you could have it as a 'Scout' vehicle, and move the ATRT into this class, given that they are both fast, agile, and (potentially) have some kind of scan pulse, but aren't that heavily armed. Alternatively the STAP could be a a speeder class. Either way, it is needed as a small, cheap vehicle that would be cool to see whizzing around the battlefield.
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  • Perfect for a speeder class.
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  • DrX2345
    2888 posts Member
    They appeared in concept art alongside the mighty Tarzan wookiees
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    BRING ON THE STAPS
    Hadn't seen that - cool.
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    Imagine it

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  • DarthJ
    5402 posts Member
    DrX2345 wrote: »
    Yeah, this vs Flash Speeders on Theed would be cool. As I said in my thread, the STAP. is kinda weird in that you could have it as a 'Scout' vehicle, and move the ATRT into this class, given that they are both fast, agile, and (potentially) have some kind of scan pulse, but aren't that heavily armed. Alternatively the STAP could be a a speeder class. Either way, it is needed as a small, cheap vehicle that would be cool to see whizzing around the battlefield.

    Yeah good points. I'd have it costing around 800 so it wouldn't be spammed as per the LIUVs on Starkiller Base. If they were brought onto Naboo and Kashyyyk they would only be needed for 2/3 phases anyway.
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  • DarthJ
    5402 posts Member
    They appeared in concept art alongside the mighty Tarzan wookiees
    anton-grandert-swbfii-antongrandert-031.jpg?1520524103

    BRING ON THE STAPS

    I had never seen that, looks beautiful
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  • Jello770
    5592 posts Member
    They appeared in concept art alongside the mighty Tarzan wookiees
    anton-grandert-swbfii-antongrandert-031.jpg?1520524103

    BRING ON THE STAPS

    WANT. :love:
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  • DarthJ
    5402 posts Member
    Thinking that laser barrage could be swapped out with ion shot, to match it more to the AT-RT.
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  • Skowsa
    316 posts Member
    I am all for this idea. It would be a great addition. I think its abilities should be more defensive/scouting than offensive. A scan pulse, speed boost and something like an EMP that can destroy turrets and disruptors at very short range.
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  • DarthJ
    5402 posts Member
    Skowsa wrote: »
    I am all for this idea. It would be a great addition. I think its abilities should be more defensive/scouting than offensive. A scan pulse, speed boost and something like an EMP that can destroy turrets and disruptors at very short range.

    Good idea, anti-turret build would be really good. Might have to have decent HP to take them on though.
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  • Yes, please, and thank you.
  • Skowsa
    316 posts Member
    DarthJ wrote: »
    Skowsa wrote: »
    I am all for this idea. It would be a great addition. I think its abilities should be more defensive/scouting than offensive. A scan pulse, speed boost and something like an EMP that can destroy turrets and disruptors at very short range.

    Good idea, anti-turret build would be really good. Might have to have decent HP to take them on though.

    I was thinking the speed would be its main defense. Agile and quick enough to get in close to turrets, drop an EMP mine with a 3m blast radius and get out. A 3 second delay from time it is dropped to going boom would give the STAP time to bug out as well. The EMP mine would do 100 points of damage to all vehicles (including the STAP who dropped it) and turrets and reset the countdown on Ion Disruptor shots. Minimal damage to troops - 50hp?
    Somewhere between "the sky is falling" and "everything is awesome" lies the truth.
  • If this ends up moving the AT-RT into some sort of scout vehicle class, perhaps the TX-130 Hover tank could replace it as the Republic's armour class.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2b/CW_Tank.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060319125541bgw1res6oixc.png
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  • Azelrazel
    607 posts Member
    Stamps must be added, barc speeders too for the clone wars era maps like kashyyyk, maybe naboo
  • Too bad we don’t have a clone war era map with the clones attacking instead of defending.

    It would be cool to escort a juggernaut or AT-TE

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  • Slylacine
    173 posts Member
    I always thought they should be made speeders
  • Devlin21
    8279 posts Member
    Too bad we don’t have a clone war era map with the clones attacking instead of defending.

    It would be cool to escort a juggernaut or AT-TE

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    That's what they'll have on geonosis.
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  • DarthJ
    5402 posts Member
    Skowsa wrote: »
    DarthJ wrote: »
    Skowsa wrote: »
    I am all for this idea. It would be a great addition. I think its abilities should be more defensive/scouting than offensive. A scan pulse, speed boost and something like an EMP that can destroy turrets and disruptors at very short range.

    Good idea, anti-turret build would be really good. Might have to have decent HP to take them on though.

    I was thinking the speed would be its main defense. Agile and quick enough to get in close to turrets, drop an EMP mine with a 3m blast radius and get out. A 3 second delay from time it is dropped to going boom would give the STAP time to bug out as well. The EMP mine would do 100 points of damage to all vehicles (including the STAP who dropped it) and turrets and reset the countdown on Ion Disruptor shots. Minimal damage to troops - 50hp?

    Thats a great idea. Would help the team too stopping ion turrets
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  • Rogue_5
    15 posts Member
    I'm all for this. As much as I hate the speeder class (Endor and Tatooine), more vehicle variety is always a good thing. And I do think the AT-RT should be moved into a new class, with a Separatist vehicle to counter it. An Assault or Specialist with moderate aim is all it takes to bring down an AT-RT, so I think it is definitely a lot worse than any other armored vehicle in the game. But what Separatist vehicle would be integrated into the new class? Maybe there's something in Legends?
    http://www.brickfanatics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/LEGO_Star_Wars_AT-RT_MOC_main.jpgcn2dxkc27l4l.png
  • IamGroot
    36 posts Member
    Slylacine wrote: »
    I always thought they should be made speeders

    I agree. They should slot into the Speeder class. And the Republic should get the BARC speeder to go head to head with it

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  • IamGroot
    36 posts Member
    Rogue_5 wrote: »
    I'm all for this. As much as I hate the speeder class (Endor and Tatooine), more vehicle variety is always a good thing. And I do think the AT-RT should be moved into a new class, with a Separatist vehicle to counter it. An Assault or Specialist with moderate aim is all it takes to bring down an AT-RT, so I think it is definitely a lot worse than any other armored vehicle in the game. But what Separatist vehicle would be integrated into the new class? Maybe there's something in Legends?
    http://www.brickfanatics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/LEGO_Star_Wars_AT-RT_MOC_main.jpgcn2dxkc27l4l.png

    For the Separatists, they can bring in the NR-N99 Persuader (snail droid). There are some that appear in Kashyyyk as part of the battle environment
  • DrX2345
    2888 posts Member
    DarthJ wrote: »
    DrX2345 wrote: »
    Yeah, this vs Flash Speeders on Theed would be cool. As I said in my thread, the STAP. is kinda weird in that you could have it as a 'Scout' vehicle, and move the ATRT into this class, given that they are both fast, agile, and (potentially) have some kind of scan pulse, but aren't that heavily armed. Alternatively the STAP could be a a speeder class. Either way, it is needed as a small, cheap vehicle that would be cool to see whizzing around the battlefield.

    Yeah good points. I'd have it costing around 800 so it wouldn't be spammed as per the LIUVs on Starkiller Base. If they were brought onto Naboo and Kashyyyk they would only be needed for 2/3 phases anyway.
    Ideally they wouldn't have that OHK run-over effect though, idk if they need to be that expensive. Maybe 400?
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  • Yep, I do.
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  • DarthJ
    5402 posts Member
    DrX2345 wrote: »
    DarthJ wrote: »
    DrX2345 wrote: »
    Yeah, this vs Flash Speeders on Theed would be cool. As I said in my thread, the STAP. is kinda weird in that you could have it as a 'Scout' vehicle, and move the ATRT into this class, given that they are both fast, agile, and (potentially) have some kind of scan pulse, but aren't that heavily armed. Alternatively the STAP could be a a speeder class. Either way, it is needed as a small, cheap vehicle that would be cool to see whizzing around the battlefield.

    Yeah good points. I'd have it costing around 800 so it wouldn't be spammed as per the LIUVs on Starkiller Base. If they were brought onto Naboo and Kashyyyk they would only be needed for 2/3 phases anyway.
    Ideally they wouldn't have that OHK run-over effect though, idk if they need to be that expensive. Maybe 400?

    True. I guess it would depend on if you can fly up/down though or whether it would stay at a sustained height like other vehicles do
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  • Nah, then endor and starkiller will have competition fot speeder spam champ
  • Trooper8059
    10194 posts Member
    As long as they don't get easily stuck like the other speeders, i'm down.
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  • they need full control then not like the existing speeders
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  • If this ends up moving the AT-RT into some sort of scout vehicle class, perhaps the TX-130 Hover tank could replace it as the Republic's armour class.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2b/CW_Tank.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060319125541bgw1res6oixc.png

    Yes we need this vehicle for the clones and rebels
  • Yes please, more vehicles.
  • UrbanGlitch
    2343 posts Member
    Hell yes, add it to the Speeder class along with the Republics BARC Speeder.
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  • UrbanGlitch
    2343 posts Member
    If this ends up moving the AT-RT into some sort of scout vehicle class, perhaps the TX-130 Hover tank could replace it as the Republic's armour class.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2b/CW_Tank.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060319125541bgw1res6oixc.png

    Yes to the TX-130, would love it to go head to head with the AAT.
    The AT-RT should not be in the same class as the AAT and AT-ST, but it isn't a Speeder either, so it definitely would need its own class, rivalled by the CIS LM-432 Crab Droid.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/LM-432_crab_droid
    442nd And 332nd are the BEST
  • Skowsa wrote: »
    DarthJ wrote: »
    Skowsa wrote: »
    I am all for this idea. It would be a great addition. I think its abilities should be more defensive/scouting than offensive. A scan pulse, speed boost and something like an EMP that can destroy turrets and disruptors at very short range.

    Good idea, anti-turret build would be really good. Might have to have decent HP to take them on though.

    I was thinking the speed would be its main defense. Agile and quick enough to get in close to turrets, drop an EMP mine with a 3m blast radius and get out. A 3 second delay from time it is dropped to going boom would give the STAP time to bug out as well. The EMP mine would do 100 points of damage to all vehicles (including the STAP who dropped it) and turrets and reset the countdown on Ion Disruptor shots. Minimal damage to troops - 50hp?

    It's radar could also act as a jammer, or it can be a separate ability or Star Card.
    We need a Tier System for the Heroes. It would justify the "op-ness" of Vader over Han and Chewbacca. It would cost much more to unlock Vader, and would require you to save a lot more than for other heroes and vehicles, but it would be rewarding in the end...

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  • If this ends up moving the AT-RT into some sort of scout vehicle class, perhaps the TX-130 Hover tank could replace it as the Republic's armour class.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2b/CW_Tank.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060319125541bgw1res6oixc.png

    Yes to the TX-130, would love it to go head to head with the AAT.
    The AT-RT should not be in the same class as the AAT and AT-ST, but it isn't a Speeder either, so it definitely would need its own class, rivalled by the CIS LM-432 Crab Droid.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/LM-432_crab_droid

    The crab droid would be great. That, or the mini tri-droids seen on Utapau
    Something is coming. Something... cold.
  • If this ends up moving the AT-RT into some sort of scout vehicle class, perhaps the TX-130 Hover tank could replace it as the Republic's armour class.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2b/CW_Tank.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060319125541bgw1res6oixc.png

    Yes to the TX-130, would love it to go head to head with the AAT.
    The AT-RT should not be in the same class as the AAT and AT-ST, but it isn't a Speeder either, so it definitely would need its own class, rivalled by the CIS LM-432 Crab Droid.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/LM-432_crab_droid

    The crab droid would be great. That, or the mini tri-droids seen on Utapau

    I think the Crab Droid would be a better pick just for it being a similar size and speed to the AT-RT, even in terms of weapons, they are pretty close
    442nd And 332nd are the BEST
  • If this ends up moving the AT-RT into some sort of scout vehicle class, perhaps the TX-130 Hover tank could replace it as the Republic's armour class.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2b/CW_Tank.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060319125541bgw1res6oixc.png

    Yes to the TX-130, would love it to go head to head with the AAT.
    The AT-RT should not be in the same class as the AAT and AT-ST, but it isn't a Speeder either, so it definitely would need its own class, rivalled by the CIS LM-432 Crab Droid.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/LM-432_crab_droid

    The crab droid would be great. That, or the mini tri-droids seen on Utapau

    I think the Crab Droid would be a better pick just for it being a similar size and speed to the AT-RT, even in terms of weapons, they are pretty close

    Okay, fair enough for weapons and speed. I took a look at the AT-RT again last night and it's much smaller than I remember, honestly.

    Perhaps if we ever get Utapau we could get the mini tri-droid as a replacement for the AAT, since they seem to be relatively similar in size. A good size reference can be found at 1:43,
    Something is coming. Something... cold.
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