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Thread: boost-select-boost, things to know about it !

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    IH8YOU, thanks for the explanation! I didn't know about that at all. ALthough honestly, I still don't quite get it.

    Lunar pretty much sums it up for me as well.

    Having said that, allow me to speak my mind: This is sh.t! Using anything that's not "in-game racing" brakes the game for me. I don't use shortcuts in WO 1 to 3 - but I find them more tolerable then this crap.

    Out of curiosity: Do those who are using this trick also call the repeatable bug in Quantum Redshift, where you'd cross the finish line right after you started your lap if you went off-track at a certain spot, a valid way of producing record times? (We are talking 0.xx seconds here.) If you don't, where is the border between racing and silly? I'm actually asking, not trying to provoke you.

    Ben

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    G-kyl, look at the video i have uploaded on youtube (link on the "wipeout hd-videos" thread) and after try this trick or sh*t or crap as you want and come back to discuss, then

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    It does give you an advantage if you pull it off? Then I believe I have already made my point.

    Ben

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    It gives you an advantage only if you have the skills to perform it !!
    As for every racing technique on HD like brs, shortcuts...

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    wait wait wait, tell me this:

    How is this any different than earlier wipeout games by just SAVING YOUR BOOST FROM ONE LAP and using it RIGHT before the beginning of the next lap, so that you get the speed from that boost, and you still have your boost for the next lap? I think everyone has done this.... The only thing using select does is allow you to reset your boost whenever you want, but it invalidates that lap.

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    Yes AG-wolf, but it seems that having the idea and ability to use it for performing a difficult stunt is unfair

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    I see what it is now. I'm sure it requires skill, no doubt. still don't like it. That is why there is a gentlemens' agreement not to turn around at the beginning in wipeout xl, or wipeout 64 to get faster race times since the timer won't start until you get to the line. Turning around like that is a nuisance at the beginning of the race, and since no one does it, you don't have to waste all you time turning around to get a better start. Same as this, really, and not the same as saving a turbo for the next lap, all wipeouts have that in them. This just seems like a much bigger nuisance, however, at least it doesn't affect sr and time trial.

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    Wow! What a can of worms that one little comment opened up (love it ).

    Firstly, before anyone chimes in I do think they should watch the video and try to do this trick themselves:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhcvU8VPjm4
    See? It's impossibly difficult. It's not just pushing a button and is probably one of the most challenging things to do in the entire game.

    In some ways I still don't like it. In others it's pretty impressive. Meh!

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    Maybe I should make the crucial argument more clear: Difficult or not does not matter - at all! It's outside the "actual game" - and that alone makes it a game-breaker for me. That's it, that's my entire complaint.

    Using a boost just before the other lap is a game-internal feature. These craft have a boost - go ahead and use it. These craft don't have a select button - so why would I wanna use it?

    If for some reason pressing CIRCLE-SQUARE-START-L1-R3-CIRCLE in the menu would make you go faster, would you seriously consider using it?

    You see: Kirk never beat the Kobayashi Maru - he only beat the system. And the guy who seemingly hacked WipEout Pulse (was it Pulse?)? He never beat the game - he only beat the system.

    Why, coming to think about it: Hacking the game certainly was ONE heck of a job - maybe we SOULD applaud that skilled guy after all...

    Ben
    Last edited by G'Kyl; 28th May 2009 at 07:27 PM. Reason: spelling ;)

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    It's not nearly as bad as the respawn glitch in Wipeout Fusion PAL, the good thing is it isn't usable in an actual race or fixed-lap TT, so I'm not as worried.

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