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    Get lucky..

    Sometimes u just need 2 or more auto pilots in one game to win

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    Yup, i defenitely think, luck has to do something with it too ... At least for the Single races and/or Tournaments. I am already hanging at Sebenco in the third (Frenzy) Event in elite mode ... Don't get it ... doing perfect rounds , and the AI still beats me with 5 sec. ... It's close to the 'Beat Zico experience' right now. Is there any trick on Sebenco, nosing down/up, barrel rolls more than the obvious one right after the first turn?

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    1. nose up on the way up, nose down on the way down.
    2. hit every boost pad
    3. depending on the speed there are more BR's at the top of the hill and just before the chicane as you exit the tunnel you can get one if you hit the speed pad.
    4. pray

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    There is luck involved, yes. Sometimes you will get hit with just too many weapons and because of that you'll never manage to win the race.

    For me now it's quite hard to tell you what I did to actually start beating the Elite AI, as I have been doing so already for quite some time (And once you get to that point the balance luck/skill starts to even out, even though it still requires a lot of luck).

    As a rule, I believe that if you are struggling to beat the AI, there are a few things to consider (Although as I said this doesn't apply anymore as much once you get up to speed with them).

    The first obvious thing is to master the tracks at Phantom speed. After it's just a matter of "scaling down" to the other speed classes, if you see what I mean. Being expert at Phantom usually makes you expert at everything else. I say usually because sometimes turns work differently when you lower the speed, but that's something to figure out on a case by case scenario. 99% of the times it's just pressing less hard on the buttons but for approximately the same time, to adapt to the lower speed.

    Next thing I remember is at first I was going for all the speed pads whenever I had the choice between weapons and a small boost. Also, knowing the turbo locations is a great tactical advantage. The Elite AI still turbo in the most stupid spots (Chengou slanted turn anyone?), you on the other hand can know where to boost so to maximize speed (Which as I said is very important to beat the AI). This is again something to figure out in Speed Lap, just like mastering the tracks at Phantom (Mastering means doing quasi-perfects at every lap, at least). Another thing for speed are barrel rolls. Learn where to do the barrel rolls, these will help you greatly in gaining positions, as the AI almost never does them. Be aware though that it takes 15% of energy to perform one.

    Last thing is every time I got hit by two or three weapons, I restarted the race. It's best to avoid the unnecessary frustration resulting from the cheapness and the bull**** (And oh yes there is BS, you can't believe some shots they pull off) and destroying your controller in the process. Now I don't restart as much because I've become used to the AI and their cheapness, and I sometimes manage to pull off cheap ones against them as well (Missile on a corner, pass on a weapon pad, rocket the same guy I hit with the missile, "Contender eliminated" makes you warm and fuzzy inside ) but still if it's loads of weapons fire I'm facing I usually restart, unless I get a Plasma.

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    Darkdrium, thanks for the great advice there. It's going to help me too, as I'm trying to beat the campaign on Elite at the moment.

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    Darkdrium, thanks for the tips. The wicked thing is, although I feel very comfortable with Rapier, and most of you racing online know I happily join the Phantom races, so the speed class is not really the issue. I think you put it exactly right with the AI, it seems cheap, bordering on cheating by the machine ;-) i got already hit by some plasma blasts in the most impossible locations (maybe AI uses them the way we use the rockets) .... so anyway, there is no excuse, just practice and many many restarts.

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    Yes, they are particularly "good" with Plasma and rockets.

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    I gotta be honest, i dont use this ship alot but its the best to do the Elite trophy.

    Its the FEISAR ship.

    Why i know cause the first time i passed Chenghou Project, Sebenco Climb and that shiit hole in the sky Sol2 on elite settings was not with Goteki45 or EG-X it was with the FEISAR ship. Its a really really really good ship in the game. Im sure Wellington86 can agree with me completely there too.

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    Yeah Feisar is EXTRA floaty [BR city] but it has it's down side as you have to "nose down" to get weapons.
    You have to master pitch exactly to pilot Feisar as well as Wellington does.

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