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Thread: Manor Top - I don't get it

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    Default Manor Top - I don't get it

    K so i've spent about an hour or so playing Manor Top, Phantom, TT with a Qirex, (training on using the internal view,) but now i'm sitting here with a kind of foul taste in my mouth wondering why I still don't get the whole logic behind the track.

    Lemme explain, it's a beautiful track for about 3/4 of its length, up until and after the consecutive 90 degree bends, but those same bends throw the whole flow of the track completely out of the window, it's just Airbrake right, Airbrake left, Airbrake right, Airbrake left, it just takes a huge chunk out of the middle of the track and turns it into flow lacking garbage. I've done tons of laps around the track tonight but i've yet to even once get through that complex without crashing, the bit leading away from it is especially nice and the flow just works perfectly up until that point on the next lap, but the way it chops it up just pisses me off no end, was the track meant to be impossible to master in anything other than an Assegai or Pirhana? Seriously, I just don't get why that bit's there, what hidden purpose it must hold to be in there. head

    Feel free to either explain for me or to call me nasty names, thankyou.

    EDIT: OK, so i've just managed, for the first time to make it through those chicanes without a collision, quite possibly a miracle

    EDIT 2: Another something I have noted, probably why it feels so out of place... In the rest of the course the only use you have for airbrakes is a little angle adjusting through the first few bends and a single 90 right angle at the end, the purpose of which is to slow you down so you can enter the pitlane. But with such sparing use of the airbrakes as in Manor Top, the problem corners are a huge turn around, it's the equivelant of what DJs are roasted for all the time, playing a set of one sound, changing it completely for a single track and then continuing where you left off, WTF is it there!? This is driving me nuts! head head head head head

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    Erm - mabey it was an idea they wanted to use but got a bit carried away.

    And there is a new track in pure with a right angle turn like that - don't quote me on that but i think i saw that (and no, i'm not talking about the manortop re-make)

    anyone noticed that aeroplane on the SE version (it is after the last turn in the right angle chicane, by on the straight next to the tower which looks like it is covered by giant trelis.

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    the plane's on W3O also Mobius. I dunno, I raced a bit longer last night but still never got the idea, I dunno, maybe I should race there more

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    Manor Top has to be the best track -imo- on any wipeout game post 2097. The 90 degree turns are satisfyingly difficult, (in the exact opposite way that Citia Nuova is agonisingly difficult on Pure) though I've trained up enough to pull through it with a G45 on phantom now .

    Dont diss the manor, man.

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    I find that section of track really fun, I make it my own personal challenge to see how much I can cut all the corners, it's definitely one of the more fun tracks in the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusionfrenzy
    Manor Top has to be the best track -imo- on any wipeout game post 2097. The 90 degree turns are satisfyingly difficult, (in the exact opposite way that Citia Nuova is agonisingly difficult on Pure) though I've trained up enough to pull through it with a G45 on phantom now .

    Dont diss the manor, man.
    Damn straight.

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    It's a very nice track indeed. so many jumps and whatnot
    P-Mar is cuter though

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    I'd definitely regard ManorTop as being the best track of any WipEout game I ever played - can't believe I've been beaten on all my times on it though!!!

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    Citta Nuova's better.




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    I love Manor Top. That section of left/right angle turns and the final corner can get on my nerves sometimes, but other than that, it's a masterpiece!

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