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    Lol, congrats!

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    Well, to be serious, I did 40 observations with two different crafts, which should be enough for a 8 way distribution and the positions were random within the expected standard deviation.
    The RNG seems to be ... erhh... well random

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    <3 stats.

    I hate to be another to throw a wrench in everyone's experiments, but I do believe it is just random. If it weren't, it would throw off the very delicate balance this game tries to have between the ships.

    I think some of you are just unlucky.

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    i have concluded its random

    i hate starting at the back, it becomes a big struggle against the likes of Cerium

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    Quote Originally Posted by IH8YOU View Post
    By the way, 4 seconds at Phantom is an E T E R N I T Y! How about a 1.4 or 2 second delay? Sit at the start line for 4 seconds and feel the sweat start to bead up!
    Well, examining the leaderboard after Phantom Pro races it occurs to me that 2s won't be that much help for me. Anyway, more appropriate for me, as I recently discovered during some WOHD video study, will be to switch off BR during Phantom races - or to learn and practice BRn. Just in case anyone feels offended by this - this is just out of frustration regarding the huge gap I have to the top 50/100. I'll keep practicing and maybe, some day I'll be competitive.

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    Thats certainly something I havent thought of before Wellington...

    Seems like this comes down to either bad luck, a crap placement system that gets stuck, or some factor which does play a part in determining the start position. Your theory would explain the results of my previous mini-investigation Welly. If your theory is right then I think I have been swayed to the prospect that I just have very bad starting luck which then sticks with me throughout... But with that said, YELDAR's finding of switching to Harimau and suddenly finding himself at the back for several occasions does nibble away at me...

    This may have to be one of those unanswered questions... That will eat away at me every time I'm placed at the back...

    Thankyou all for your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenix View Post
    bla bla bla...But with that said, SaturnReturn's finding of switching to Harimau and suddenly finding himself at the back for several occasions does nibble away at me...
    Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?

    You mean Yeldar? I did do a brief stint in the Harimau and remember telling you I quite liked it. But I don't remember the other stuff.

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    Ooopsy, my apologies Saturn. Jumbled you two up you will forgive me won't you?! (the pressure of yesterday's network errors must have gotten to me more then your plasma on metropia)
    I'll correct it in a jiffy, there we go, all done

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    ...i'll take the mixup as a compliment.
    i have a sneaking suspicion that wellington may be right on this one.
    i'll check again sunday, hopefully i'll be able to get a harimau starting from first.

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    Greenix - seeing as you let me eliminate you tonight, I will let you off just this once. That's how generous I am

    I'm just glad that I haven't been having conversations that I don't remember. That would be worrying.

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