This guide is made from Imperial perspective, since I play Empire. But ALL
the steps in this guide, aside from the Imperial Fleet, are exactly the same for the Republic. I cannot tell you how to get to the Museum on the Republic Fleet, since i don't even have a republic character, but trust me that’s the least of your concerns.
I will try to help you understand "how to obtain the final datacron”
, to be exact, the +10 to all stats Datacron. It does not have a reference in the Codex, so it’s existence is rather unknown. I will start with the beginning, a small introduction phase that everyone can do by themselves. After that you need more players, it's only accessible by four players or more. I will not attempt to explain how you get it with only four players that will be extremely hard for me in text and screenshots. Instead I will tell you how to get it as a guild effort because there is a safe way to do this.
You can do it "easily" with ten people in two runs. That is how I will explain it, it is much easier for me and you will get a much clearer picture on how it works. After this, I will add some tips on how to do it with less people.
NOTE: before you begin this, let me tell you that a low level cannot get this, when you come to the last door it will say access denied. I tried on a 33 he couldn't get in, a 45 could. Dunno when it will open for you precisly.
To get to the datacron in the end, you will need two items, which I will tell you how to acquire. These items are easy obtainable on your own. One of the items will be needed by everyone, the other one only one person needs to have it but I STRONGLY advise everyone to get it. Why? That I’ll get into later.
1st item: the MGGS
You might already have this item, you need it for other datacrons too. The first time you encounter a datacron where you can use it, is on Alderaan. It’s also the place where you get this item. It costs 10,000 credits, and can be obtained by the vendor Lain-Ricie at 1869, 1091 in the Juran Mountains (Specialty Goods Vendor). Get this and have it in your inventory.
What is the MGGS?
it's an item that gives you the ability to send out a magnetic line to a target location (Later on called grapple points) then attach to that location, and pull you to that location. It does this automatically, from your inventory,you need only to right click on the location. It cannot be used at any location, only few set location in the game that was designed for this purpose. It’s only to be used to access different datacrons in the game, nothing else.
2nd item: The Red Crystal.
Go to Corellia to the train station and travel to Axial Park. From here move to the location indicated on the map. The other screenshot will show you exactly what to click, a small red crystal, when you do so a red text will appear on your screen saying that you gained a souvenir. Now you’re set, ready to get your +10 all stat datacron.
The Imperial fleet
When you’re on the Imperial Fleet, take the "Mission departure" elevator, go to the bottom, use the transport droid and travel to the fleet up north, Ziost. Go to the elevator and take the option “Bridge”, from here move all the way to the museum. The maps below will show you exactly where to go.
The Republic fleet
When you’re on the Republic Fleet, take the "Interfleet Transpor”. From that travel to Gav Dragont. Go to the elevator and take the option “Bridge”, from here move all the way to the museum. The maps below will show you exactly, where you can see me on map.
The Museum: accessing The Magnetic Chamber.
This zone is a replica. It looks and works exactly the same for both factions.
Right, now the fun begins, the first steps in getting your datacron. As mentioned in the start I will explain this as a guild effort, the easiest way for me to explain it and the easiest way for you to understand it. You will need five people to take different positions later on. Which means if you go with six, then only one gets the datacron, you can then swap one by one on the positions and eventually all will get it, but if you go with ten you can swap all positions after the first five got it, fast and easy. Actually when you have the 5 people in position you can let the whole Imperial/Republic Fleet get their datacron, anyone feel that helpful?
First things first… The blue crystal.
from this point on I'm assuming you 9 people with you
In the museum you need to get a blue crystal. In order to get this, you need to get to the hangar and click a button, showed on the picture below.
To get to this hangar you need to die in the museum. Now that is impossible, you’d say! Well it's true, if it wasn't for this small area, showed in the picture below. In this area there is a very dangerous laser cannon that has the ability to instantly kill you. Go to this cannon, sometime it’s in a bad mood, and will kill you right as you go there, other times it’s happy, and you actually have to click a small panel behind it, on the wall, to make it kill you. One person needs to die for this. When you die DO NOT pick the option you always do: “Resurrect at the location”, instead you NEED to take the option “Return to medcenter”
Note: when you die in the museum your taking no damage to your equipment, meaning dying has no cost when you try to achieve this datacron.
This will spawn you right next to the hangar. Inside it, you can click a button. This button activates the guns on the hangar and blasts the door open, also showed on pictures below. Everyone runs through this door, including the person that clicked the button to access the next area.
In this area you will find the blue crystal. Click it, and you will yet again see the message “You got a souvenir”, you can only do this if you have the red crystal.
Run back to the main room, where the hangar is. Across the hangar you will see a statue and some small boxes that allow you to climb your way to the statue, by jumping on the boxes to get to the statue. On the back of the statue there is a socket slot, where you can place the blue crystal (when you do so you do not lose it from your inventory, you will be able to do this over and over, until you get the datacron, then it’s gone for good), place the crystal, move to the statue's side and click a small button there. This removes the red laser field blocking the door to the Magnetic Chamber.
Everyone including you move through this door. Down the hallway you will see a huge room, on your left, with a purple/pink laser field blocking your way. Don’t panic! Help is on the way! If you continue past this room, you get to a small command center, with three click-able consoles. Now you need team work. Man one person at each console, rest goes back to the laser field. These three people have to click their console at the same time, this will make the laser field vanish and a bridge appears so everyone can move across, if they fail to click together at the same time, nothing will happen. When you get across you see a new command center. Man it up like you just did, to lower the bridge once more to get the last three persons across. Now everyone is in the Magnetic Chamber.
The Magnetic Chamber
Now it will turn ugly. While doing the first bits, our Teamspeak was filled with laughter, jokes, topics like “So what pizza are you ordering tonight?” It only took minutes before this changed into “F0ck this game” comments which are very understandable, because this part is damn frustrating. As a retired raid leader my motto has always been “Don’t make it more complicated than it is” which is also what I’m trying to do for you here. I strongly advise you to have some voice communication at this point, and have ONE person, let’s call him the datacron leader, who gives commands. Don't try anything on your own, do as he says, he knows better and will guide you. (because he read this guide, lol).
Right, as I said earlier do this with six+ people, ten being the fastest, why? I’ll tell you now: on the map below there are five positions that need to be manned. Front 1+2, Back 1+2 and Doorspot. Man these positions with one person at each position, these five people won’t get the datacron before the other five get it, then you swap out, and those who already have the datacron, take the positions. If you do it with six people then one gets it and you swap one by one. From this point I will only explain it as if you were ten people.
Start off by positioning Front 1 and 2
Now get a person to Back 1a, and also Back 2a.
as the the map shows: Back 1a and Back 2a are not the final positions, but they cannot get there before Front 1+2 click their panel.
Front 1+2 click their panel at the same time (one panel activates one of the Back grapple points, I don’t remember which, so both Front click at same time) and Back 1a+2a grapple to position: Back 1 and Back 2, using the MGGS, showed pictures below, when they get up there they are positioned.
Lets me give you a piece of advice about using the MGGS: have the grappling spot sighted in the middle of your screen, zoom in so you look at it in a first person view. Then don’t just click once and let it cast, no, keep spamming, even thought there is a cast bar you just keep spamming the grapple point (right clicking) until you land there
When you have Back 1a+2a positioned at their panel at Back 1+2 you're ready for the next step.
Right, again I do not remember which of the two Back panels that activates the next grapple points, so we just assume you need to click at the same time again, that works. Now you need to get the doorspot positioned. This is where you will see my motto in effect. Because not only do you need to click the Back 1+2 to get him here, now you also need Front 1+2 to click, because this whole thing is on a timer. From Front 1+2 click the timer start and its only 30 sec – 1 min from first click to arrive at the door to the datacron, which is why you want to man these positions so you can do it over and over until your first 5 people are in. So it’s a whole lot easier to have all the positions manned. So, Front 1+2 click, Back 1+2 click doorspot click and you have about 30 seconds to get to the door, see the point?. Hopefully, back to the getting the doorspot positioned.
Get the fifth person to location on map called Doorspot-a. Now Front 1+2 clicks at the same time, Back 1+2 click right after, also at the same time. Now Doorspot-a can grapple up to the first point (called Grapple point on the map), when he is here just wait it out (let the timer pass, until everyone can click their panels again), let him discover the next grapple point (use the map to see what direction to look at), and start over again (Front 1+2 click, Back 1+2 click, and he can grapple to his position; Doorspot). Unfortunately i forgot to take screenshots of both these two grapple points, so use the map to navigate your self to them, should be easy.
Phew, this is a lot. I know it’s frustrating, took us 3 hours for 7 people to get it. Right, so now you have everyone positioned! Now the fun begins! The five friends you also got with you, who haven’t done anything while you setup these positions, these five are rewarded with the datacron, that’s fair, right? Don't worry you will get your turn.
The five other players now move to the spot called doorspot-a, from here you activate all the panels again, like mentioned above, and they all grapple to the first location the Doorspot guy moved too (Grappel point on the map). When they are all here, wait it out again, and activate once again when you are able to (activate being: Front 1+2 click, Back 1+2 click, Doorspot click). Now, from this position you grapple to the last grapple point, the point right above a door (forgot to take a screenshot of this too, too excited I'm sure, use the map again to navigate). Again, do as I said before spam-right-click on the grapple points until you reach your goal. When all five are there, they open the door, run in and get their datacron.
, first five! Now you have to help your mates getting it too! So you swap positions with the 5 persons. Easiest way (again there is a faster way, but I’ll stick to my motto “Don’t make it more complicated than it is”) everyone jump down and die, all 10 of you, and re-spawn at the hangar. Now the 5 who got their datacron cannot open the statue-door again. One of you who didn't get the datacron, activate the statue, move in, retake positions, do it all over again. This is why I recommended for all to get the red/blue crystal, so you have more who can open the door, also on your way to getting to the five positions, I’m sure you’re going to make some mistakes, and need to get out and try over, if everyone has the blue crystal then anyone can open the door and get in again, which is very beneficial.
This is how ten people or more get the +10 to all stats datacron, if you’re in a guild, I would make this a guild “raid” and get it for the whole guild. When you have the five people positioned you can basically get anyone in there and get the datacron, the whole Imperial Fleet, if you feel like it. Just be sure to make this a one-time-only trip, you really don't want to go there again. For a guild run, you just man the positions and let everyone get their datacron, then swap and let the last five get it too.
Tips, for less than 10 people.
How to do it easily with 6 People:
You can do it with six people, exactly as explained above, you do this by following the guide on how to man the five positions. When they are manned, instead of having five friends waiting, you just have one, a Sage or a Sorcerer standing at Doorspot-a. Front 1+2 activate their panel, Back 1+2 activate their panel. The Sage/Sorcerer grapple to the Grapple Point. Doorspot now activate, The Sage/Sorcerer now Grapple to the door to the datacron. Now the rest suicide and run back in, They go to the doorspot-a and move slowly towards the door from here, until they are within 30m distance of the Sage/Sorcerer who will use his level 42 ability called Extrication
to pull the rest up to him.
- Thanks to Spuddelkopf, for the Sage/Sorcerer tip
How to do it with 5 people, bit harder:
You can do it with five people as well, you do this by following the guide on how to man the five positions. When Front 1+2 and Back 1+2 is manned, the fifth player has to be a Sage or a Sorcerer. The Sage/Sorcerer move to Doorspot-a. Front 1+2 activate their panel, Back 1+2 activate their panel. The Sage/Sorcerer grapple to the Grapple Point, After that he grapple to the Doorspot, press the button, then grapple from the Doorspot to the Door to the datacron, he has to do this very fast. Now the four other suicide and run back in, They go to the doorspot-a and move slowly towards the door from here, until they are within 30m distance of the Sage/Sorcerer who will use his level 42 ability called Extrication
to pull the rest up to him.
- Thanks to Spuddelkopf, for the Sage/Sorcerer tip
This is Agent Traxex to all Empire: Good luck, you will need it! (To Republic, may you fail in your endeavors!)