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    Perhaps this has been discussed before, but I'm curious... Is there a 'proper' way of hyper-thrusting in Wipeout 3?

    Generally speaking, games will reward one of three types of thrust usage:
    1) A long, steady burst on a straight
    2) A short to medium burst out of the corners
    3) Rapid bursts (click click click) on a straight

    I've found a few obvious good uses for thrust, like faster starts or keeping your speed up hills, but I don't think I'm using the hyper-thrust to it's full potential. Are there any 'right' places to use thrust?

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    I think I got my best times using method #2.
    I often use it at the apex of the turn just to help me make the turn, too.

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    i use bursts on straightaways and coming out of turns to regain velocity, but the most efficient way to use hyperthrust is to lay on it at the lip of and during a jump- especially if there is a boost pad at the lip.

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    also if you thrust as you're going over a speed pad it gives you an extra boost. just tap it as you go over.

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    If you get an "Energy Drain" just before you start to lap the field KEEP IT!!! You can top up your own energy for more hyperthrust.

    As long as you use it from a fair distance away you can steal quite a lot of energy...... as long as the ship in front doesn't have a shield or Deflector on!!


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    i hadnt thought about this, but is it possible for the ship being drained to put up a shield while you are actually draining its energy? sometimes it seems like there is a sudden cutoff of the drain while i am still well behind the ship.


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    is it possible for the ship being drained to put up a shield while you are actually draining its energy? sometimes it seems like there is a sudden cutoff of the drain while i am still well behind the ship.
    yes this happens to me all the time, because the ai ships put up a shield or reflector while im draining them.



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    This also happens to me but sometimes you can catch a very unlucky pilot in front and drain so much energy that the thing blows up!!!! : Nasty b******d ain't I!!!

    <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Dom on 2002-02-11 02:10 ]</font>

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    you guys remember how the deflector was supposed to be able to reverse the energy drain? what the hell happened there? i thought that would be extremely cool, but it doesnt work. they wrote that in the manual, but i guess they forgot to program it in.

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    afaik, energy drain is reversed with deflector in 2p mode only. Don't know why, though.

    It may be obvious, but I recommend using hyperthrust where blue pads lack. I see hyperthrust as 'place your blue pads wherever you want whenever you want on the lap'

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