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    I can't stand playing with pilot assist on. but bizzarrely I found it very useful in getting my last medal (the phantom tour in the middle of meltdown).
    I find that generally if I try to race with pilot assist turned on, then half way through a race I realise that I've effectively given up and i'm just letting it bounce around

    in multiplayer I like the only thing I can blame for losing to be myself. so pilot assist has got to be turned off for that

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    I'm going to agree with everyone else and say turn pilot assist off. It really is a function designed to get you used to the game, but after that I feel it serves no purpose and only holds you back. I also feel it shouldn't be allowed online buit thats just me.

    If you're already racing flash without PA then settle on a preferred ship, get used to the handling and how it corners, and practice until you've got the tracks nailed. Also, learn to use sideshift.....that helped me cut a few seconds off my times when I finally got it down

    I think you'll see a big difference once you get rid of your training wheels

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    mmm sideshift...best invention ever
    good shout stinkleroy.
    one more thing, BR at ever opportunity (especially against AI), makes things so much easier

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    @Yeldar, LOL using Piranha on Sebenco will NEVER get you close to the worlds top times I suppose. This track requires the hardest , closest cornering in the game which is impossible with that ship IMHO ... But guess the world top times is something you gonna tackle later, Max_Piranha.
    But I agree with the above posts about pilot assist, you use that only once in the game, namely to get that strange PA-Trophy. Never used PA, not even in the first race, was strange to have turning it on to get that 'shiny' little thing. I even read it'll lower your top-speed too, anyone can confirm that?

    WipEout is infamous since the beginning to have a pretty steep learning curve, not easy to master, so just keep practicing, it makes perfect laps the more rewarding

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    Yes Designer PA lowers your top speed by about 5% to compensate for the help.

    I've only used PA once too but back in the day (a mere 12 years ago) I played a LOT of 2097 so HD was like riding a bike for me, you never forget once you learn how to fly

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    Hah Stinkleroy we are in the same boat here ... played WO2097 to death back in the days. Then a loooong break of games, finally back to WO again on the PS3, and piloting instantly felt familiar

    I just feel sad though i missed out on Wip3out. And it gives me headaches now why the heck I didn't buy this game back then.

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    I actually did buy Wip3out but for some reason just couldn't get into it and ended up not playing it much. I guess 2097 just had the magic touch and it seems HD does too

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    Someone needs to learn me some sideshift. I swear to god I barely use it. But everyone keeps telling me it's the way forward. To me it just seems like the way sideways...straight into the walls.

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    Its all in the execution, I used to be the same way. I find them very handy for cutting those sharp corners (Sclimb and projects come to mind) or clipping a speed pad last second.


    Note, to OP, if your against anyone from the WipeoutZone, don't expect to win easily
    Last edited by Lance; 20th March 2009 at 12:06 AM. Reason: Redundant quotation eliminated. Please and follow the guidelines.

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    if you're shifting into the walls, you're doing it wrong.
    try shifting away from the walls, and you'll find that it's much more useful

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