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    Default Porta Kora - Fastest Lap

    I have been thinking about this all night and morning. Since a certain craving for people entering the tables has been getting evident over the last two or so days, I thought why not try and make this, at least in parts, "official".

    GAME: WO3SE / PAL / NTSC
    TRACK: Porta Kora
    CLASS: Phantom
    MODE: Time Trial
    CRAFT: Driver's Choice
    GOAL: One Fast Lap
    Challenge will end at 12 pm (PST), June 13.


    Yes, times between the three games won't be comparable between each other, but my idea was to encourage as many pilots as possible to take part in the challenge. After all, players can very well fight for positions within their own WO3 version.

    The challenge is meant to be easy to get into, especially for new wipers. Which is why I limited it to lap time only. Maybe we can do race time later. However, everyone will have to do complete races. Otherwise, I'm afraid we will get in trouble with pilots who may want to enter their one lap record they achieved in an incomplete race during the challenge into the tables.
    This really shouldn't be a problem, though. For one, the first lap will never be as fast as any of your fastest possible successive laps. Plus, you can do 3 fast lap attempts per race, anyway (that is, in case you really need to do the first a quick one ).

    One word on the duration of the challenge. I thought it was a good idea to give those a good chance of practizing who can drive only on weekends as well as those who might have to spend their weekends with their familiy and are more likely to race on weekdays. Hence, two weekends and a full week time.

    Anyone thinks any of this is a bad idea?

    Ben

    EDIT: I almost forgot since it's selfunderstood by myself that I wouldn't take any, but no shortcuts please!

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    Congratulations, you just solved the "one-fast-lap" problem.

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    Which wasn't my intention. :) I just thought it was a good point to start at.

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    Very nice challenge G'Kyl, i enter this competition TT PK with Icaras ( my choice) + i won't take the jump shortcut. I'll have got 3 hours in front of me this afternoon and all the Saturday's evening to do better than my actual 21.32.

    I will edit that post as soon as i ll beat my lap time, i will enjoy to see the progress in live for the others competitors, if it's possible to see them updating regulary their laptime.

    Very good idea indeed G'Kyl

    1st edit ive made 17.60 in an entire race which is also my record race time : 1.37.40 ( 19.64 / 17.60 / 20.48 / 20.76 / 19.12) but i ve done also 17.48 in a race ( i ve finished it) in which i made 1.42.17

    I didn't cut to the right after the jump ( i ve noticed that in cutting like that , when you land you ' bump ' too much on the floor so all the benefit of cutting dissapears in loosing too much speed)

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    Why don't U include all classes?
    Anyways, I am in... if I find time, that is

    EDIT One more question. What do u exactly mean by shortcuts?? I want to specify everything... just to be on the safe side What does it mean for u not to take a big jump shortcut for example?? Should I land before the tunnel, in the tunnel or where? That's just a bit vague for me
    G'Kyl, please, be so kind and elaborate on this

    It would be ok if PPL updated their times as soon as they got their fastest lap time It woul make the competition tighter

    PS Assayeh, update asap, please I am going to race a bit in the evening as well Now I can't do it coz the sun shines straight into my TV;P

    Shem, I want to see U race as well It would be a pleasure and honour to race against U.

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    Great new record, Arnaud! Since I`d like to leave my inital posting the way it is I will make this here my "times update" post. And so far I have done a 0:20.00 (nice, eh ;-) on Icaras). Funny, I have never done any serious TT racing in WO3SE, this really is the first. So, getting used to the "new" flight model and crafts kinda feels like playing WO for the first time. Fortuanately, Icaras handles somewhat similar to Qirex, not Piranha, which makes things a little easier for me. Just a little, though. :)

    QOORA: No shortcut means: Stick to the track. Don`t fly through objects that in real live would put you to a dead stop and crush your vehicle. :) It`s as simple as that. I haven`t much experience with specific shortcuts, since I don`t use any. However, I`ve already discover that 3SE, being much "floatier" than 2097, seems to allow for some very impressive shortcutting. Accidentally I just overflew have the course and had to hit the breaks hard in order not to beat my record with an illegal time.

    Ben

    EDIT: One more question. :) Where do you guys hyperthrust?! :) Just wanna know.


    UPDATE: 1:45.32 / 0:19.40

    I don`t use hyperthrust yet. In fact, I`m happy to be now able to do a perfect lap every once in a while. ;)

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    I agree with you G'Kyl there's not many differences between Qirex and Icaras, the quite same handling, and a great speed. 20.00 is a good start for someone who didn't play SE TT ( i share your passion for 2097 and it's very funny to change from versions )

    My position about where i hyperthrust(HT):
    First i am trying not to hit any walls and no HT in the first lap just a little before crossing the line of Lap 2 ( loosing only 10 points of shield) searching to be as close as possible to the 'inside ' of the first right curve, then before the little chicane i up the nose and HT in order to cross it in a straight line ( using 10/15 shield), and again less than 10 shield before jumping and without cutting in the right side of that jump, when i am in the big straight line ( before & inside the tunnel) i don't HT a lot ( 5 maxi 10) 'cause the big problem here i am bumping on the floor and loose quite a lot of speed. I use the rest of my shield till 24 just after crossing the 1pad which is inside the big left curve ( air spin?).
    I am sure under 17 is possible if i find a way not to 'bump' in the big straight line ( the one inside the tunnel) cause even without cutting ( shorcut) after the jump you are quite in the air so the best way will be landing at the same moment of the beginning of the little downhill ( the one before entering the tunnel), i do it perfectly in rapier and my 18.28 done with that method in rapier SR prooves it should be totally possible.

    Hope everyone has understood clearly what i was meaning with the ' bump ' effect

    EDIT no new times for the lap only for the race time : 1.36.40 ( i ve tied twice my former RT very weird , isn't it ? and just after tied it, the next race i was doing exactly one seconds less... i continue playing for again 1 hour&half
    EDIT N2 : no lap time but 1.34.60 : 19.44 /19.12 /18.40 /18.64 /19.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old asayyeah
    My position about where i hyperthrust(HT):
    Thanks a lot. I figured these would be the best places to use HT. Anyway, before I`ll lay my hands on it I`ll try getting a better feel for the game first. Expect another update or two tomorrow. ;)

    I am sure under 17 is possible if i find a way not to 'bump' in the big straight line ( the one inside the tunnel) cause even without cutting ( shorcut) after the jump you are quite in the air so the best way will be landing at the same moment of the beginning of the little downhill
    That`s exactely what I have been trying for some laps. Then I started wondering - You need to fly very high and thus lose some time before coming down at the downhill section. Is this really worth neglecting two speed pads (one of them being a large one)? Does not bottoming out make up for it? I couldn`t figure that out yet by myself, since my driving has been far too inconsistent at the time I tried the same route you suggested.

    Ben

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    Hmphh... well I'm in just for participation's sake, and hopefully I'll encourage others to join in : ops: ops:

    Race 2:05:00
    Lap 0:23:92
    Ship AG-S

    Bah, 4 out of 5 times I have to restart because I can't even properly stick to the right wall side for the chicane, using the DPad.. too fast. :-?

    ps: merci Asayyeah (Arnaud Senand?) for the HT tips.. never even thought of the chicane 'jump'

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    Geez, I felt asleep and woke up in the middle of the nite Decided to race 4 and hour or so and go to sleep again

    Lap - 18.56
    Race - 1.42.40

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