View Poll Results: Would you join a no-barrel-roll club in HD?

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  • Yes, I'd race without barrel rolls all the time in the club.

    13 32.50%
  • Yes, I'd race without barrel rolls when racing the club, but I'd use them racing anyone else.

    23 57.50%
  • No, I'd use barrel rolls all the time.

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Thread: Would you be open to a online no-barrel-roll club?

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    Cool Would you be open to a online no-barrel-roll club?

    I am referring to having online races with Wipeout HD where no one barrel rolls, regardless of whether the game offers the option to disallow them (pipe dream...).

    I know someone mentioned this idea somewhere before, but I think it was pretty well dismissed right away since in Pulse, no one really wanted to see their rankings drop, or not have a chance at fastest time, etc. Not to mention the ships not floating very much in Pulse.

    My thinking is this: HD supposedly has floatier handling than Pulse, so the game should feel a lot better without barrel rolls than Pulse did, theoretically.

    And so, I'd like to know what those who have a PS3 or are going to have one for HD think of this idea.
    Would you join a "club" where all agree to not use barrel rolls at all in online races? (Obviously some could happen accidentally or out of habit from racing those outside of the "no-barrel-rolls club", but participating sporting folk could come up with some sort of nice way to deal with this, I'm sure.)

    I've put three options in here:
    Yes, you'd only race with no barrel rolls.
    Yes, you'd race with no barrel rolls with those in the "club", and with barrel rolls racing others.
    No, you'd race with barrel rolls no matter what, since that's how it was designed and it's faster that way.

    BTW, I'm missing online play very much lately. But I'm not missing the barrel rolls. So I'm just curious what kind of response this kind of online game would garner. The way HD is being held back, who knows, maybe I'll end up with a PS3. Maybe not.
    Last edited by Medusa; 9th August 2008 at 08:11 PM.

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    I don't race with them anymore, anyway.

    BTW, Medusa, when / if you get one, there's a friend invite from me waiting.

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    I mentioned this in another thread before, we should definitely have no problems in establishing some sort of a 'gentlemen's agreement' to not use BRs. Still, here's hoping they add in a little switch to force BRs off.

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    I may be one of the few folks here that actually *likes* barrel rolls (don't hate me ) but at the same time, I would be happy to participate in races where barrel rolls are turned off (by a menu option or by agreement).

    That's also kinda my feeling about items in races-- better with items IMHO but I'm happy to race other folks with items off for something fun and different to do.

    Not sure about time trials-- I really like the added strategy of BRs for lap time trials in particular-- and it would be damn hard to keep track of two sets of times (one with BRs/one without). But that's probably not the nature of this thread anyway

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    it would be really cool if they did an fps style toggle for every weapon/feature in the game... you can turn on/off any combination of pickups and even toggle features like for instance turn on/off barrel rolls, pickup absorbing, maybe even airbrakes or normal steering and airbakes only lol... but i dont mind BRs that much... heres my new thread on how they can be rationalized in the wipeout storyline http://wipeoutzone.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5107

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    Yeah,It would be great if HD might have possibility to turn it off br.

    Anyway, my opinion it's exactly the same as Frances's.

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    I've said it elsewhere, but I'd be down with an agreement to not use BRs when racing. Hope you get your PS3 sooner rather than later Medusa. Can't wait to race all of you.

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    I hope they include a little switch, yeah. I'm okay with the "gentlemen"-agreement too, but then there's still the chance you make BRs by accident, which happend to me very often in Pure and Pulse

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    A gentleman's agreement could work with people off this forum, but as said it's really easy to do a barrel roll by accident although you could slam your brakes on when you land and kill your speed. Ultimately an option to disable them would be nice.

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    I must say, if SL includes different customization options for races-- weapons, number of players, and the like-- there doesn't seem to be a compelling reason not to disable barrel rolls.

    The animation could still be left intact-- just kill the resulting speed boost.

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