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30th September 2008, 06:15 PM
Wipeout HD is upon us. This is a heads up that the Weekly TT will be coming back in a slightly different form this time around. As Frances_Penfold recomended in the past, we'll be implimenting a more accurate, progressive, and friendly system.

The basic idea is much like golf, get as few points as possible. The faster racer gets 1 point for that track/week, and the person in last will have the most points. Your place on that week's standings will directly represent your points. With this system, it's easy to update times, as it just shifts the numbers. Once a track has it's week, it open to be updated whenever. If two weeks later you rock Moa Therma, you'd still be free to post the new time, and your points will reflect this change. However, we only accept submissions for the track we are doing that week or if we've previously raced it. If not for this, this would just be a TT board, and would lack the fun of a weekly challenge.

Of course, the more people involved, the more fun it is.

I need feedback one something. Would y'all be willing to edit one post over and over, as the weeks go on, or would you prefer to have a post for each week.

We'll launch the Challenge a week or two after this thursday. Since it's less of a weekly challenge now, there is no solid last submission date, however, getting your first good attempt up before the next week's track is strong encouraged. What fun would it be if everyone sat on their times. You can update them, but try not to submit mediocre attempts if you know you can do alittle better. In other words, I don't want to have to (and I wont) update your time everyday, I'm prone to do updates when I'm bored in class (tuesday and thursday nights) and if I'm laying around on the weekend, but I'll try to establish a time every week I'll for sure update.

30th September 2008, 10:40 PM
YAY! I'm in!
I'm definitely for the 1-post-per-participant idea, and just update edit when there's a new time.
Looking forward to the challenge!

1st October 2008, 10:04 AM
i am also in Kellen :)
like Martin i am for the 1 post and update it when new time is done.

1st October 2008, 10:16 AM
Well when I get the change I will join of course but I am still in grid 5 or so. Played too much online, it is so much fun!!!

1st October 2008, 10:47 AM
Here is my slot, ready to be edited! :)

I'll try and participate as much as I can, even if I only play at work!

1st October 2008, 05:01 PM
I`m in too but I`ll do my best to play! :)


1st October 2008, 05:50 PM
I'm in, although if you scary ppl are doing this on phantom i'm also gonna be last :D

2nd October 2008, 01:50 AM
Here is my slot, ready to be edited! :)

I'll try and participate as much as I can, even if I only play at work!

What a terrible terrible job you have...=P

2nd October 2008, 04:26 AM
Im in as well,but I have to finish last grid.

2nd October 2008, 04:55 AM

2nd October 2008, 06:10 AM
I'm in too! :+
Looking forward to this!

2nd October 2008, 08:56 AM
What a terrible terrible job you have...=P
Yeah... :( Sadly they won't pay me for gaming hours, so I can only play during lunch break or at the end of the day. Can you believe that?? :g

2nd October 2008, 11:38 AM
/signs in

Nadia Elenova
3rd October 2008, 09:42 AM
Count me in! :D

3rd October 2008, 02:17 PM
Aye count me in too.

RJ O'Connell
4th October 2008, 12:07 AM
[Space reserved for time trial entries.]

4th October 2008, 01:34 AM
thruster2097. signing in.

5th October 2008, 02:33 PM
all right. I'm in. (no more sleep for me):robot

6th October 2008, 04:27 PM
cool. count me in too!


11th October 2008, 01:30 PM
Yeah... :( Sadly they won't pay me for gaming hours, so I can only play during lunch break or at the end of the day. Can you believe that?? :g

Wanna come by some day? *gg*

I'll be in as soon as things get going!


11th October 2008, 07:36 PM
I'm in! Thanks for organizing this, Chrono. (Perfect name for time trial organizer, lol)

12th October 2008, 01:05 PM

I've got a bit of bad news. I completely forgot about the challenge, and for the next week or two, I'll be working everyday, all day, on the production of a film for my final project. What little time I have in the next week will be spent playing, not organizing TT. If someone wants to step up and get things started, awesome, send me a PM, otherwise I'll try and have our first official track challenge this thursday.

Sorry for the delay, but since we've seen HD delayed so much, figured the TT could mirror that idea. You know, to simulate realism and all =P See yall thursday, and start warming up the first three tracks, cause it's gonna be one of em =)

12th October 2008, 06:30 PM
lol Kelen :D
I am part of this TT challenge of course but can't really organise it myself too ( not such free time as i had in the past to launch the TT challenge for Pure), i am sure we can find devoted pilots who are enough serious to maintain a weekly competition.

20th October 2008, 11:15 AM
Alright, finally found time.

This week's track is Analpha Pass Black Phantom

Should be easy enough for phantom. We'll continue to use this thread for comments, advice, and smack talk. Another thread will be created for time submissions; which helps continue the clean forum threads. We did it for Pulse, and it was quite nice.

Have fun!!!

20th October 2008, 11:21 AM
Sorry, I didn't really dig that much into Pulse, so I don't really know if 'Black' means forward or reverse... (sure hope it's reverse, though...)

20th October 2008, 11:32 AM
It's reverse, sorry.

20th October 2008, 03:41 PM
Analpha Pass Black!

Ermmm... Could that hurt your back ? ...

20th October 2008, 04:00 PM
lol Arnaud,
Back to the topic. Count me in as often as possible. :D

20th October 2008, 05:25 PM
I wanna get involved :D

20th October 2008, 07:48 PM
I'll create the time thread soon, but no one should be submitting times so soon. Remember, this isn't an excuse to post your best time. You race the track that week, so no old records. Once the track has been "done" you can continue to update.

21st October 2008, 04:06 PM
Nice initiative chrono!

Count me in!


21st October 2008, 10:55 PM
ok guys,

first strike (of course with added bite) : 21.48, 2 brs. I'll update a TT time soon. (join the rebellion! no more Icaras leadership!)

21st October 2008, 11:07 PM
I made a 1.54.66 TT. Not a perfect one, i'll try to beat that if i find time.

22nd October 2008, 11:27 AM
20.99 & 1.49.99 Icaras

Edit 1 : 20.90 & 1.49.76

Edit 2 : 20.85 & 1.49.21

22nd October 2008, 04:14 PM
1.50.82 is the best I could come up with today. No way can I pull off that 3rd BR needed to shave off 1 more second. I think I can get down to 1.50.00 with only 2 BRs, though - will try in the next days. Arnaud, would be cool if you could share that ghost - I wanna see how you pulled off that 3rd BR ;)

22nd October 2008, 04:20 PM

22nd October 2008, 04:28 PM
this evening i am gonna select that ghost from my ps3 then transfer it to the usb key and then tomorrow i ll be able to upload it.
that racetime has been done with only 2 BR per lap ( and i think i missed 1 or 2 on the 10 [2br X 5laps] )

22nd October 2008, 11:34 PM
20.73 & 1.50.29. Team : Piranha. 3 shoryuken (or Sonic Boom, depends on your point of view) for that. My hands are bleeding.

23rd October 2008, 11:49 AM
21.21. Dammit.
Seeing as ive just been hit with the flu this is perfect timing to try and get the time quicker :)

I know if i use pirahna of icarus itll be faster, i just cant bring myself to do it :)

23rd October 2008, 12:46 PM
Isn't the challenge about TT, instead of SpeedLap? Or both? :?

23rd October 2008, 02:37 PM
Martin : we can do both : like ol'good'time ala Pure :)

I did uploaded new laptime ( 20.90) and new racetime through your ghost site.

It's based on the 2 Brs per lap strategy : no tricky 3rd BR

23rd October 2008, 02:39 PM
cool, thanks!

23rd October 2008, 03:02 PM
happy racing :)

Nadia Elenova
24th October 2008, 09:07 AM
I've been too busy this week, only did a try yesterday and did't get nothing under 22.00 per lap (2 BR).
Iíve posted because Iíve just discovered eLhabibís ghost site and I feel the need to say good work and thank you very much!! :hyper

24th October 2008, 10:59 AM
What happened to the original idea of editing our first posts in this topic to enter out times etc? (Or am I missing something here?)

I haven't got any times yet, hardly been able to play HD this week... I'll get to it this weekend. :)

24th October 2008, 01:51 PM
sorry, i didnt catch that bit.
Will update correctly from now on.

Though it doesnt make it easy knowing whos updated their times.

25th October 2008, 11:44 PM
I can control that 3rd BR on the top of the mini hill leading to the narrow section, i am not doing it regularly but i ve lowered a bit the racetime , laptime as well.

26th October 2008, 12:16 AM
i cant articulate how much i ****ing hate barrel rolls. I got all my enjoyment in WO3SE shaving bits of seconds of my times and competing with friends. Now woohoo the internet and can compete with loads of ppl. only i cant cause of this ****ing idiotic feature.

can do the obvious(?) BR on this track 50% of the time, **** the other two.

ps sorry for anger, i am actually a lot more angry inside than i am letting on, this is ruining my favorite game!!

so after the ranting, my ****ty times are :)

26th October 2008, 07:30 AM
Rushin, congrats for your time, & I feel like you; this Br need is insane for our hands lol. Please guys... maybe you could take a rest this sunday... I'm done you know, I spent the whole week on that track... & my wife came back for the holidays, she inspired me yesterday night lol but now I have to care about her! so I probably won't be able to update my time... That was a great, huge, damn Hard challenge. You guys are really fast. I've had the lead of the SL competition at least for one or two hours lol!

27th October 2008, 01:04 AM
rushin is back to his normal calm self now.. nothing like a day of cleaning the house to put things in perspective :dizzy

I think maybe i am just too old for the uber twitching needed to do a BR when you have 0.2m of air, that or my analogue stick is buggered :D

Nadia Elenova
27th October 2008, 10:42 AM
Anulpha Pass (R) / Phantom / Icaras
TT - 1.52.36
Lap - 22.00 (2 BR)

29th October 2008, 04:25 PM
updated my time. know i can go faster, just cant hold it all together!
1.51.41 isnt bad i suppose.