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    Default WipeOut HD : IT SUCKS!!

    Now that I have your attention...(hehe)

    I don't feel like this game sucks or anything. I think its brilliant in every way. But ive been reading these forums and it seems some of the diehard WipeOut fans are a bit disappointed with the whole experience, and I ask myself why? Offcourse, the online play is a bit chaotic, but thats the fun of human players in my opinion. Their reactions on actions you take is hilarious, and with the new ranking system it makes the game so much more fun. Ive heard there are some connection problems here and there, I personally never had any problems(before the last patch I did indeed, but after...everything runs so damn smooth...its a blast!!). Maybe Holland has a great network or something.

    So...question is. Why do the diehard players dislike this entry so much? Pilotassist is one of the reasons, but I think it just adds more wipeout players to the field. I...uh...they will eventually turn to the traditional ways of wipeout gameplay.

    Next question is...what do the new guys on the field think of the old soldiers. Is there hatred towards each other? I hope not.. cous the more the merrier.

    or am I just talking out of my bum?
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    I'm a new soldier and I love the fact that I can share my new found passion with other people that have been doing so with each other for ages.
    2097 was the first game I ever played so I feel that I have some sort of connection with wipeout but to be honest I was crap at it. This may have been because I was only 5 years old, who knows
    1.20 > 1.30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemicrania View Post
    ... I personally never had any problems(before the last patch I did indeed, but after...everything runs so damn smooth...its a blast!!). ...
    Right -- personally.

    Well, I tell you what. I can't go online, my account (PSN ID: ProblemSolver)
    is screwed for whatever reason! And I'm not the only one with this problem.
    Second, if you ever go for the top, then you might care about clean
    leaderboards and also that glitches will get removed as soon as possible.
    Not so with WipEout HD. This sux very hard. The game is Ace, for sure,
    but the way how bugs / glitches / problems are handled is inferior.

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    I highly enjoy this part of the WO series, and I would say that most if not all the regulars that post here also do. The problem that I have with it is the small things, things that should be fixed or added that would make this unfinished diamond cut and polished to perfection. Stuff like the game freezing which happens to me everytime I play now, vista pads. I would say that most of us are just picking at small parts but we are all huge fans so we see them the most often and we know that the game can be so much more.

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    I think BR's not working is a MAJOR problem. The amount of times I've lost races due to this problem are many. On a track like Ubermall where BR's are key, it's really annoying to see the guy in front of you roll, when you only hear the faint whisper of a roll that could have been..
    Add this to the various lag related problems, super weapons since 1.30, the fact that your'e all trying to take the same racing line and you have a game that frankly, isn't fair or competitive anymore. I don't think anyone dislikes this game at all, I just liked 1.26 a whole lot better.

    I've learned to live with the game the way it is now but don't take as much enjoyment from it.
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    hmmmm, i don't actually own a ps3 or HD, but do play it now and then on my housemates ps3, so i can't fairly comment on the major issues a lot of people have with the online play, however my personal opinion of HD is that it shows that a great looking wipeout can be made on the ps3, but i'm not a fan of the art direction SL took for this entry, gameplay wise, i find it fairly solid...there are some issues, but it's still wipeout.

    it's a personal opinion, but one that puts it at the lower end of things, in terms of my favourite in the series.

    solid game, great features, just looks too bright and shiny to make it a favourite of mine.

    i'll still give my housemate some money and get him to download Fury though!!!

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    Love this game to bits, but the Elite AI frustrates the hell out of me with their "cheapness" -- in other words special handling and physics characteristics that are not possible by human pilots. This includes being able to turbo boost around hairpin corners, even while in the air, faster recovery times from weapon hits, immunity to being shunted off the course (either by ramming or weapons), and inhuman reaction times (I'm looking at you bombs & mines).

    I've noticed that BRs are bugged sometimes as well. The number of times I've failed to BR coming off the huge Chenghou drop while pressing LRLRLRLRLRLR is downright maddening, including during offline play.

    It's also a shame that the leaderboards are bugged with false times and zone records.

    And the number of people plagued by inability to go online is truly disheartening, especially when they have failed to fix this bug for the last 6 months even after several patches.

    But yeah, still a great game.

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    there are a plethora of threads detailing our frustrations and disappointments with HD... I've voiced my own so much that I'm too lazy to do it again now, so I'll just say have a quick skim through some of the other threads

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    I think pretty much everybody loved HD ,both on and offline,but the online problems which were relatively minor originally,have become worse.

    The online chat barely worked before various patches,it doesn't work at all now.

    The online problems are so inconsistent as well,you can have one race and all will be fine,the next will the same host,field etc but will be laggy,vista pad strewn,none BR working,craft handling differently farce.

    There lies the problem.
    Is it the patches to the game that have caused this ?,PS3 system updates?,a combination of both?,SONY expecting the PSN to handle so much? [messaging,voice,chat rooms all available to be used by anybody on your friends list to contact you]

    I had a strange experience with the messaging system last week,none of my friends were appearing online [I knew they were] and nobody was showing when last logged on.
    I couldn't receive or send messages,but I could play online,so I did.
    It was like when the game was first released,FAST,NO LAG,all weapon pads working,BR's easy to do,no ghost ships etc....I was back in HD Heaven.

    Not having the messaging was bugging me after the 3rd day,then I found that if you delete any comment that you have on your Avatar the messaging will come back,which I did and things returned to normal.

    So did all the problems with HD online unfortunately .

    The only thing I can deduce from this is it is the PSN messaging that is somehow throttling HD online,and the more friends you have ,I suspect the bigger the possible problems

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    Do games like moterstorm have any of the online problems you guys discribe, and what is a good example of a good ps3-racegame that actually works online?

    (ow, and srry if this kind of thread is a common thing on these forums. Ill look for similair threads next time)

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