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.

    4 10.00%
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Thread: Would you be open to a online no-barrel-roll club?

  1. #11
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    I don't understand the big deal with barrel rolls, unless you're talking about the inconsistency of their execution (ie: sometimes you pull one off when you launch from a certain jump, and sometimes you don't). Since they were introduced in Pure, I kinda liked them as far as that game was concerned. They feel appropriate in Pulse, too, because you can sometimes do one if you catch random air, and it's like "Hey, free turbo." It's a deliberate and intentional factor in the gameplay, so I don't see why you'd want to agree to not use them; unless perhaps you can make it akin to not using Piranha in XL or something. It's not like barrel rolls are like snaking/edge boosting/etc in F-Zero GX, or wave dashing and crap in Melee; it's not a quirk/glitch that people are exploiting or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Yes, you'd race with no barrel rolls with those in the "club", and with barrel rolls racing others.
    this is my aim, lady

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    Yes I`d certainly race according to any rules agreed by the majority of those taking part. However, in general, I do think it`s better to play the game you have, and that any attempt to make it into something it`s not isn`t going to be all that succesful in the long run: same as trying to ban shortcuts in 3SE and 2097. These game would be better without shortcuts, imo, but you`ve just got to accept them for practical reasons. But I`d certainly be up for the no-BR club so long as we could make it work and everyone in the race was on the same page

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    Course this would only work for people off this board so anyone who choose the first option is either going to have very limited online play or they are going to be severely thrashed each time they race. The majority of players won't be in this 'club' which would result in very small races in terms of opposition for you guys.

    What happens when theres only say 2 maybe 3 'club members' online and another 4 players not from WipeoutZone join, your not going to barrel roll eh? lol We'll see how long that lasts.

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    Super double secret password protection! Of course we'd need to partner up with Wipeout Arena. Wouldn't be fair to leave them out just because they're a French-language site.

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    Frances said: "I may be one of the few folks here that actually *likes* barrel rolls (don't hate me )..."
    I don`t hate you, don`t worry!

    AG-Wolf said: "I don't understand the big deal with barrel rolls...". Unless you really loved the gameplay of the old games to bits and hate the new handling, there isn`t any big deal with barrel rolls. It`s a purity thing, in the end. A wistful attempt to recall the magic of the earlier games - in which barrel rolls did not exist and the physics of the game seemed realistic. Don`t get me going now.
    (BTW I thought snaking was designed into the MarioKart games? Want to clarify Frances P? I don't understand that part of AG-Wolf's post...)

    Lunar makes a very good point - this is an attempt to make the game something it wasn`t designed to be... but I think everyone who wants to play without barrel rolls knows what they want out of a wipeout game. I have to say, I tried Pulse without barrel rolls and hated it. It was clunky and I wanted to go faster.
    I don`t expect the ships to float that much more than in Pulse, sadly, but any amount would help! If they float more than Pulse, it should at least make the game feel playable without barrel rolls. It`s pretty unrealistic to post this poll before people have even had a chance to play the game, I know, but it`s all based on what-ifs anyway. It's not like people couldn't abandon the no-barrel-roll-club in hordes if it was absolutely horrible.

    Yeah, I know it would likely be limited to only members of this site, one of the only places where people rabidly care what is happening to that precious series branded "WipEout".

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    Fine either way. If the option was added to the game, it would be nicer.

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    I'd race with or without BRs, whatever the conventions racers agree on for a particular race.

    Don't expect to see me on HD though.
    I won't get a PS3 until Sony releases the Pulse download packs.
    Even then I'll be busy for a couple months running Icarus time trials.

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    Offtopic, but I've heard from reading the GameFAQs forums that you are a damn fast racer packetmon!

    And I'll be in the same spot as you - I need to wait for my finances to settle out in college before I can even entertain the idea of a PS3. And if you're waiting for Pulse DLC, you'd be better off finding someone who's willing to lend one of their five downloads to you rather than waiting for a US Store release. Because that'll happen sometime this never.

    Back on topic, Wipeout Pulse is still fine to play without the use of barrel rolls. It's just more challenging on Hard difficulty. So I'd be fine racing either way.
    Last edited by RJ O'Connell; 13th August 2008 at 02:26 AM.

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