6th April 2009, 10:47 PM
Wipeout Fusion had a similar leader-seeking missile. I think. ?
6th April 2009, 11:21 PM
The dlc should be released shortly. I don't want to put pressure on the guys but people who bought the game on other forums are waiting for it and wondering if WipEout HD is dead.
More and more on the PlayStation Underground forums I see threads about DLC, the online being empty, etc.; and the number of these negative threads keeps decreasing (There are no more positive threads about the game, ie asking for tips, discussing strategies, etc.).
I made a WipEout HD FAQ that I try to keep updated before and since the release of the game, but it has become hard to sustain interest in it (barely one post after I update it with info about DLC). Personally I can probably wait more, and others on WOZ as well, but the less hardcore fans are losing hope.
WipEout HD has features designed for new people to the franchise (Pilot assist, difficulty levels, integrated manual, tips on the loading screens [Although only three is really cheap]), it's time something is done so that these new people consider staying.
The least should be an announcement posted on major gaming websites about DLC. Right now the only real traffic you're getting online is Avalon, Astral, and the team duels and ffa organized right here on the zone/arena&play3live. The gamespot/gamefaqs forums are dead, I don't know about the eu playstation forums, but I hardly imagine the situation being any different.
The community needs something to chew on. WipEout HD is one of the best value game on the PSN. The Austrian deal is hardly publicized I believe (WipEout HD for free), and we have yet to see if it is true anyways (Not putting your word in doubt eLhabib, I still believe you ). A game can't survive on word of mouth, especially when this word rarely comes out of the zone/arena bastion. Saying otherwise is a blatant lie. This needs advertising. WipEout HD isn't as flawed as UT3 on PC, but it can take some pointers from Epic Games. It needs some type of free weekend or something, coinciding with the next Avalon event (Kanar, this is your chance friend), maybe even brand it Avalon (the free weekend). I know it's possible to make content available temporarily on PS3, rental videos do it, do it for the game, for the community, and most definitely for yourselves SCEE Liverpool.
6th April 2009, 11:34 PM
i'll 2nd that. pretty much sums up anything i could ever think of.
having said that, please DON'T ever put a leader missile into this game. leftover bombs/mines and people being lapped are enough of a problem as it is...
7th April 2009, 03:59 AM
rather than anything designed to punish those that are doing well, I'd prefer to have more to help those doing poorly. eg: varying the weapon pickups based on your current position.
it's incredibly frustrating being in last place and getting mines, bomb, mines, shield, bomb, mines over the course of a lap when all you need is a turbo
7th April 2009, 05:03 AM
This is so true. I hate being in second on the final lap being behind by 1 seconds and getting, Bomb , Mines, Leach, Shield, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb.
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7th April 2009, 05:08 AM
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7th April 2009, 12:13 PM
Firstly, well put Darkdrium. I completely agree with your views. This game is sinking, slowly but steadily. Its DLC or death.
About the leadership missile, I think this would be a nice addition that would contribute to balancing online races somewhat. Being 1st in a race means huge advantages, you got first dibs on all pickups, no one's dropping mines or bombs on you and you can concentrate on your piloting better. A just think a lead missile would make things even more interesting.
That said, I also agree with Lion. Varying the weapon pickups based on your position would also be a very nice addition to balancing races.
On a side note, the reason I love Wipeout is because of it's fantastic formula of racing and destruction. Wipeout without weapons would boor me very quickly and it would just be another racing game of which there are already too many. Its the excitement and knowledge of knowing that you can easily go from 1st to dead last in 2 seconds that makes this game so appealing.
Last edited by Golgofier; 7th April 2009 at 01:18 PM.
7th April 2009, 01:15 PM
For my part i don't want a too much balanced game (devs already tried to do that with pilot-assist, long range quakes and persistent bombs). To win races, i prefer to learn the tracks and how to go faster than counting on a quake or a leadership missile. There's a part of luck in wipeout hd and it's as exciting as frustrating sometimes. But i like the games that rewards the skills, don't let turn wipeout into a mario-kart.
For the dlc, of course i look forward to race new tracks (with incredible enhanced graphics ), but there's already so much work to try to master the remaining tracks and new tricks that it can wait a little
7th April 2009, 06:03 PM
Just wanted to make everyone happy
Quoted from the blog:
Hi everybody! I’m excited to bring to you news of an awesome update for WipEout HD. And perhaps the best news is you don’t have to wait long for it. Tomorrow, April 8, 2009, the V1.30 free update for WipEout HD will be available for download. The update will introduce a selection of new multiplayer features to the legendary anti-gravity racer. Check out the full details below.
With over 50 ranks to progress through, there will be a new edge to online racing in WipEout HD. Your finishing position, speed class and the rank of your opponents will determine how many ranking points you are awarded as you strive to go from a Wipeout Trainee to a Wipeout Legend!
Podium Screen & Online Badges
* A new podium screen will now display the top three finishers after each online race or tournament.
* Regardless of whether you finish in the Top Three or not, every player has the chance of being awarded an ‘online badge’ in recognition of how they performed in the race.
* There are 33 badges in total, examples of which are displayed here.
Connect easily with your friends
Game invites have now been introduced to WipEout HD to make it easy for you to invite your friends to join your game or for them to invite you! In addition, you will also be informed of any friends with an active online game and have the ability to join that game instantly!
Watch races in progress
If a race has started before you have had chance to join it, Spectator mode will allow you to watch that race. Within spectator mode, you can choose from four camera angles and select which ship to watch.
After the race has been completed, you will be taken back to the lobby with the other players so you can compete with them in the next race.
Lastly, to provide more variety when setting up an online race, WipEout HD has added a few additional options:
* HUD Weapon Hints on/off.
* Opponents - Choose to create a Public, Friends-only or Invite-only game.
* Barrel Rolls on/off
* Pilot Assist Allowed on/off (sorry Welly, your days of ruling are over )
* Number of laps (max 20)
We hope you enjoy these new features. And it you haven’t played WipEout HD in a while, now is a good time! We’ll see you online.
Last edited by Soccermom; 7th April 2009 at 06:25 PM.
7th April 2009, 06:16 PM
good some new online settings , and 20 laps
i think that new tracks are not far away now ; )
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