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    Default cant win!

    hi all..

    i know i havent been playing the game long but have always been a fairly good pilot in wipeout.
    but im always am finishing last .it seems even on straights people always overtake and even lap me(once thats happend btw)
    i mean its not as if im wall bouncing the whole track or somink lol.i have a couple of minor scrapes and always barrel roll when i can.
    is there cheats available that people use?if there is thats sad.but im sure there isnt.

    mabye i just need more practice...and practice i will.

    do people allways use pilot assist?

    btw love wipeout hd,looks awsome on 50 inch hi def and own music pumping out

    <S>alute

    max

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    Good pilots never use Pilot Assist. (It slows you down and prevents you from performing many tricks like shortcut jumps)

    If you feel you are accelerating to the maximum but people are still passing by you without a turbo, go into your settings and put your acceleration sensitivity to 10%. It is much better, because you have to press less hard on the button for thrust to reach 100%.

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    what ship do you use?
    and at what speed class is this happening?

    I tend to use ag-systems, but at flash and lower I have to switch to something with a higher top speed (usually I go qirex)

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    i'd say i beat most people using pilot assist by adleast 10 secounds so theres your answer to that one.
    As for the rest Icarus is the fastest ship so if you can master that and pull off barrel roles including barrel roles when you have a boost to hand then your going to be pretty fast.

    What class do you race? because Phantom takes alot of practice lol

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    well the ship is mostly Piranha but have switched lately to icarus because thought i might help lol.

    didnt know the acceleration sensitivity!thanks for that

    and i usually use pilot assist on phantom.always try to keep it off in the lower classes because it forces me to learn the track better.

    this is happening on all classes.

    thx

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    I think this questions has been asked and answered before and the consensus is that it's just not an easy game and takes practice. Also, people using pilot assist in phantom is something I really hate. When combined with lag it can completely ruin an online game with someone is swerving all over the track. If you're not ready for it yet then steer clear until you are. The chances are that if you're good enough to cope with phantom then you're good enough to cope without PA. It's definitely true that you'll be faster without it.

    So just stick with it, turn off PA, practise, watch videos of others, learn the best lines. Then start working your way up the record tables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkdrium777 View Post
    Good pilots never use Pilot Assist. (It slows you down and prevents you from performing many tricks like shortcut jumps)

    If you feel you are accelerating to the maximum but people are still passing by you without a turbo, go into your settings and put your acceleration sensitivity to 10%. It is much better, because you have to press less hard on the button for thrust to reach 100%.
    yes i had this excact problem too for a while. i kept wondering why people i knew where about my level was gaining 5 secs a lap on me. it really seemed like i ran on venom instead of flash like the others were. once i fiddled with the throttle sens down to 10% all was much better and i could use full speed again ( later i remembered that i experimentet with more sensitive throttlecontroll and forgot to set it back from 80% )

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    Well, maybe you should stop drinking when piloting a high speed craft

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    Piranha is a fun ship, but it's so heavy you have to get it really right to be competitive. Ship choice is a very personal thing so you should always go with what you like, not what others do. Saying that auricom ftw

    but yeah it's all down to practice in the end.

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    mm all very true. get rid of PA, in the end it just hinders your progress, your speed and your lines. you'll be much better off without it, even if it's hard at first.

    my first race in HD, PA on: came last
    my second race in HD, PA off: came first
    just keep practicing with whatever ship you like and you'll get there in the end.
    i'd advise staying with the same ship, you can master the others later, even if it means using piranha on sebenco climb, it's good practice
    finally, good luck!

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