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    Head might not fit between chicane at high speed on Anulpha pass

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    Rita Linsley at
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    One word; Spectacular!

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    Regarding #10: I'm not convinced. I've beat a couple of my zone scores since the update, namely moa therma and anulpha pass. But both of those were down to more perfect zones/laps and a couple more barrel rolls. On Anulpha I actually died around zone 71 I think, zone 75 being my furthest. And on Moa I died on zone 59, the same zone as my previous record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkdrium777 View Post
    ... Heh, I don't get why they removed the bloom again, it was a cool effect. Epilepsy tests didn't agree once more? Or the framerate in Zone Battle? ...
    Framerate. But still, the transition effect isn't as smooth as it could be.

    Within the next days I will link a 720p@60fps video from the pre-build version
    of WipEout HD ZONE, Anulpha Pass, that clearly shows that they got the thing
    right before. To whet your appetite, it looks awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reezy View Post
    ... Also am I the only one who prefers the close up view? The craft feels more easier to control that way.
    I use it as well, but not for a record run. Not just yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfox073 View Post
    I've not beaten any PBs as yet but am preferring the bleeping noise below 10 energy and its not as bright as you change between "levels" as it was.
    I got a BIG smile on my face as the bleeping noise kicked in. Holy!
    Everything is possible now!

    @Reezy: It might be possible that only some given impacts are effected.

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    Ok, here is my take about the ZONE score.

    Quote Originally Posted by guillaume View Post
    ... I'm wondering about two little things:
    - Zone scores are sorted first by score, then by zone, not the other way around. ... Why did you choose to do it this way? ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Roz View Post
    It makes sense to be sorted by score. Score also shows how many speed pads and BR's you've done, and that takes skill since it's a risk / reward system. Many BR's = many points but less shield. You have to compensate this by doing perfect zones. Also, speed pads are dangerous so they should also be rewarded.

    A pretty interesting system if you ask me.
    I have to agree. The thing is, it wouldn't be half as interesting if total zones
    cleared comes first. One can always catch someone on the leaderboard
    just by the score, which will bother both parties if you think about it. Ergo,
    both start to improve and the thing becomes even more heated. Even
    worse, there is no special reward for reaching a higher zone xD, since the
    rate of change of the (default) score counter remains constant. The only
    thing, in the end, that really pays off is doing perfect laps at higher zones,
    since as higher one goes as less time it takes to go around the track.

    Quote Originally Posted by guillaume View Post
    I'm not saying that the score should not be taken into account, I'd just rather have:
    . Rank 1: 130 Zones, 400000 points
    . Rank 2: 129 Zones, 400001 points
    . Rank 3: 129 Zones, 400000 points
    Than:
    . Rank 1: 400001 points, 129 Zones
    . Rank 2: 400000 points, 130 Zones
    . Rank 3: 400000 points, 129 Zones
    I tell you what. Your than-case is the one that builds up the competition!
    The one ranked in position 1 is pissed xD coz he didn't do a 130 and he
    essentially feels the pressure form the one in second place. The one in
    second place is also pissed being only in second place despite he can hold
    up for ten seconds longer. And the one in third place even thinks he can
    be first!

    Quote Originally Posted by guillaume View Post
    ... But in the end did people go for the score or the zones?

    My feeling is that score seems more important because the leaderboards are made this way. Make them the other way around and we'd enjoy Zone even more. Wouldn't we? ...

    EDIT: And Rita agrees!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rita Linsley, WipEout Fury Developer Diary
    ‘Zone’ is speed experienced in its purest state
    ZONE can be considered as a path leading to perfection, a kind of perfection
    that has a memory (your score) that depends on all the previous things you
    have done. So one essentially carries a load around when doing ZONE. Being
    in the need for doing perfect zones / laps at very high speeds, given that
    load, builds up a huge pressure. And now it depends on you whether you can
    hold up or not.

    One will never get the feeling being in the ZONE if he won't carry a very
    valuable thing around. Further, perfection is always a limiting process and
    not a lucky shots.

    ZONE is walking this special path leading to perfection. Everytime I seriously
    try to go for a record I feel like being on a mission, a mission toward a goal
    that is virtually untouchable.

    And speed, speed is only one part of the equation. The speed gradually
    isolates one from all those things not necessary, it essential puts you right
    on track....



    EDIT:
    But guillaume, don't get me wrong. I had once the same opinion like you.
    Zones cleared and nothing else! But everything has turn around never
    thought possible. ZONE is something one has to get in touch with until one
    see the clear picture. So even from my text above one might likely not get
    it. One needs to be 'there' by his very own. It's hard to put in words.
    Last edited by ProblemSolver; 23rd July 2009 at 12:16 AM. Reason: an edit a day keeps the doctor away

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    Has anyone checked out the link at the bottom of Rita's blog that goes to the Flickr page with the new Zone photos? Man, they look amazing! I love fractal imagery and to be able to race round something like that will be mindblowing! Hurry up tomorrow!

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    ...I don't even know/remember what my score was when I finally managed Zone Zeus! That's how much I care about scores

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    @YouAreFubar: These pictures goes totally unnoticed. xD

    @okam: I've heard you girlfriend got a better score than you.

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    Cool

    I'm a girl, and I own my BF in any videogame we play ::ninja::

    Guys suck at videogames, true story!

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    We all know that girls don't play video games. Pure fiction.

    Now as for the original topic - Problem Solver - we all want a piece - you gonna deliever? I expect to see some bleeding thumbs and eyeballs in your Zone rooms.

    I will be one of those people - at least, I hope. Just to fight the Zone God himself.... just once.

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