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    Default qirex cannot beat auricom!

    ok me and my friend have been debating this for some time now, hes an older member here, but any ways. after hours and hours of practicing, its simply not possible for a qirex to beat auricom in more than half the races despite having higher top speed and less thrust. its simply not possible, and he syas he can do it. so here it is "CAN SOME ONE MAKE A VIDEO OF RACING TERRAMAX OR ALTIMA WITH AURICOM AND QIREX, AND RACE THEM BOTH PERFECT AND SEE WHO COMES OUT ON TOP". im going to try to make a video as well, but if youve seen my 33.9 time with auricom on terramax, ive raced qirex perefect on that race and still fell at least a few seconds short of my auricom time

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    To me, beating the game with Qirex is just an ego-feeder. (And I'm happy to say I have - at least, the Venom Class championships). It's not any faster than Auricom and is just terrible around corners. Your friend is dead wrong. Take it from another Wipeout 1 expert. There's not really a lot more that can be done. Save your time and effort.
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    hey hey hey the "friend" is me, buddy ;P I was just joking around 'cause I used Qirex (relatively exclusively) in XL, and was harassing Travis that I could beat his times in general in WO1, and I'd do it with Qirex just to spite.

    In WO1, I always used Auricom, so I don't even know how I'd fare with Qirex. It was just a thought

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    Yikes. Sorry Eric - Travis's description of the scene did evoke some rather negative images in my mind about his Qirex fan buddy. If I can find a gift that's under 50 kb in size, I'm willing to make amends.

    Regardless, I think the Qirex could come within a second of Auricom times at Altima VII. If the tracks are any more technical than that, then the gap grows, especially at places like Karbonis and Silverstream where there are no places to really open the taps of the engine.

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    I agree, Rory. The NTSC records for the original disc-based game show which ships are fastest on each track and class in that version. We`re not picking the ships we are picking to race with by accident! From memory, AGS wins everything except Altima, where Auricom rules Rapier and Qirex Venom. Terramax Rapier belongs to Auricom. Korodera Rapier is pretty much a tie between AGS and Auricom and is hard to call with confidence. I can`t recall any others where AGS might not be fastest. Results may vary on PAL and the the PSN versions though, I believe.

    Qirex is a fun challenge, but I agree it`s mostly just a challenge and isn`t faster than Auricom, on the original game, in almost all cases. I haven`t played the PSN version enough to know the differences there, though. I think the version on my PS3 and PSP is quite different in handling to the disc original so results might differ.

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    I haven't downloaded the PSN version - can you use the analog nub? If so, I think that's WHY there could be a handling difference.

    Nailing down how it varies from the PS1 original, however, I've yet to hear.

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    Don`t know if you can use the nub..... I d-padded. I expected it to be ridiculously hard to play on PSP, but it wasn`t too bad at all, and I think this may be because the handling is grippier and sharper in the heavy ships than the disc game. I think Qirex and Auricom are a lot easier to handle on the PSN version I have, not as scary at all. Also I think the walls are kinder, they don`t stop you as much, or so it seemed on my PSP.

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    Very bad design imo. Qirex, is the hardest to handle ship, but it is not as fast, even when raced perfectly in TT. There at least should be a reason to use it other than "I like it"

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    The only chance Qirex has to beat Auricom in WO1 is Altima in a Time Trial. In single race, one weapon hit on a Qirex and you're sunk because it takes an eternity to get back up to full speed.:-

    I wouldn't say beating the game with Qirex is just an ego-feeder though. More like the ultimate test of patience as it's like playing a completely different game!
    Patience I do not have. Not for Qirex.

    Good luck racing Terramax with Qirex! I did try that once.

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    It is very trying, but if anyone can win Rapier Class with Qirex, it certainly cause feelings of irrational euphoria. This would then cause said player to walk the streets with confidence, screaming, "I JUST BEAT THE LEAST FORGIVING WIPEOUT GAME WITH A SHIP THAT HANDLES LIKE A BARGE CARRYING MILLIONS OF LEAD WEIGHTS!"

    Though, the looks he or she would get from passers-by would not be pleasant.
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