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Thread: Do you use Pilot assist??

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    Default Do you use Pilot assist??

    I stopped playing wipeout since 2097, and I cant seem to get used to pilot without the pilot assist.
    Does it really reduces your time in a lap our its not so bad??
    Give me your feedback please.

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    Never have, never will. Not even to get the trophy.

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    Never have, never will. Not even to get the trophy.

    it does reduce your speed, but not enough. also makes you annoying as hell to fly against. I am fed up getting utterly destroyed when surrounded by PA 'pilots' slamming me constantly into walls that they cannot touch.

    practice is better option than turning on cheat mode ;-)

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    I have. In fact up until a few weeks ago I thought it was off by default since there's a splash screen that explains how to enable it. I'd not dove into the sub menus until I was looking to increase the acceleration sensitivity and noticed it was on by default.

    I've not noticed a whole big difference except in the faster speed classes. In Venom and Flash I fly pretty much the same off or on. My times were a bit slower for a few races once I turned it off but now it's usually faster. Online races I have to pay more attention to my energy when banging around with other players.

    I know there's quite a backlash against it here since most of the people on WZ are purist and accomplished pilots so you're probably going to get a lopsided view. I'd be curious of how many players are using it online. That way you could really see if there's an advantage either way.

    That being said I've turned it off and won't turn it back on. Not really for any other reason than I've not personally seen an advantage one way or the other and I might as well fly unassisted.

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    If you are a newcomer to wipEout and don't know how to handle the craft, Pilot Assist will definitely help you in the first couple of races getting used to the basic controls. If you want to make progress and actually get to a decent skill level in piloting however, there's no way around turning it off permanently. I still don't understand how some newbs get fun out of playing phantom online with Pilot Assist - they are basically letting the game do the flying...

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    ok guys, i got the picture. Thanks for the opinions, I'll disable that feature once again, since the first time I did it I started loosing way too much time scrapping into walls, but I remember that in WP2097 I was pretty good at it.
    Lets see.

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    You know honestly if having it on increases your enjoyment of the game and you're not going to go online and get into races over your head I don't know why you couldn't leave it on.

    On the other hand it becomes a crutch so to speak. You rely on it and not develop your piloting skills. Plus who knows? SL may add the ability to designate races with PA on or off (total speculation on my part) and why limit yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushin View Post
    I am fed up getting utterly destroyed when surrounded by PA 'pilots' slamming me constantly into walls that they cannot touch.

    practice is better option than turning on cheat mode ;-)
    exactly what i was gonna say!
    why on earth would you play with it on? its a ridiculas feature that should have only been allowed in the 1st event!

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    Yep, I had it on when I first got WipeOut HD, because it was on by default. Then I realized it turned it off, I crashed a lot since I wasn't use to the PS3 sticks. I thought about it how in Pure and Pulse I never had a PA and I did that just fine. So I turned it off and left it off. PA on you will as other have said use it as a crutch, and not really learning the tracks since you have so much assistance in it.

    I also find it very frustrating being punted off track by a player online with PA on, and there is no way to know who is using it now. I get the penalty because they use it, hit me I hit the wall and come to a dead stop, when they just race away like nothing happened.

    I hope in the future they make it when hosting races you can choose to turn PA off for all competitors (and BRs) but as a option you don't have to set every time you host a race.

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    Weeeeeell its not really on by default now is it? You get asked when you first start the game so it's not like you didn't know

    I put it on to get the trophy. Then I decided that trophies are pointless, given away for nothing and therefore don't prove I've achieved anything. They're just an ego booster (look at me I have such and such neh neh) and nothing else on a similarly pointless scale as the 360 achievements, which are probably thought up by the janitorial staff on their coffee breaks.

    Anyway back to the cheat mode, I agree once again the host should be able to turn it off for everyone who joins, the way things are as such is ludicrous, nevermind making extra tracks fix this first!!! If we had a choice between fixing that or having a no respawn option I know what I'd be voting for!!

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