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    now I know who is good pilot xTHORGODx we had nice races few days ago inspite of my sad piloting xD

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    I always seem to bump into XTHORGODX online - we always have some nice races

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    I think that once you have got to the stage where you have played a lot of phantom online,got about as good as your even going to get in TT & SL's and finished all the trophies, it's inevitable that you are going to give the game away, for a while at least.

    The reason for this could most likely be the slow rate of new DLC,well it has been for me.
    Fury didn't really do it for me I'm sorry to say,after waiting for 9 months then only getting 4 tracks that I consider wipeout [I don't consider Detonator,Zone Battle and Zone proper wipeout,these portions of the game have a virtual thick layer of dust on them in my console],and to tell the truth,apart from Tech De Ra I didn't like the tracks we got.

    Maybe if SL took a different approach to DLC.
    Like bringing our smaller,but more frequent DLC you wouldn't have so many people leaving, then "possibly" returning again .
    HD/FURY has lost around 30-40 top phantom pilots in the last few months which is a bit of a worry,I know this because most of them are on my friends list.

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    I think the proverbial nail just got smacked in the face, big time.
    I'm with bw

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    I'm really surprised to read this - I'd assumed HD online was still really busy. I was considering getting on HD so I could race online a little more, but I think I'll stick with Pulse after reading this thread - there's Phantom races every Sunday night at least.

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    Don't get me wrong,the boards can still be full,and quite a few of what's up on the boards will be Phantom races,but nowhere near what one might expect, mainly due to the reasons I gave in my previous post.

    It seems most online races are Flash/Venom eliminators,and I hardly ever see a zone battle race on the boards,so I consider that racing mode a fail due to lack of interest.

    It seems dependent on which days and at what time you go online more than anything else,especially since most Phantom pilots are Euro based.

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    Bear in mind Modern Warfare 2 has come out and a fair number of players are playing that more than anything else right now its a busy time of year for good games to come out as well, big releases tends to mean more time taken up with them instead of the tried and tested game we know and love.

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    And the whole lobby is a pilot-assist-paradise. I find it simply annoying that most of the races are dominated by pilot assist and weapon hints.

    Especially on Eliminator. Isn't Eliminator all about destroying?

    Anyway. Phantom races are rare, signed. And I rather leave the online lobby than join a race with pilot assist on, no matter which speed classes the other races consist of.
    Then, ironically, if you join a Phantom race with pilot assist off, they're often really nearly completely filled with 6 to 8 players. I'm wondering why they do not join when one hosts a Phantom race himself, though

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    Whats all this noise about no Phantom races online? What a load of CRAP!

    Last night I was racing Phantom races with Zoners and non-Zoners! Y'all talking wet!

    SMAD - The HD servers are packed with races, and one in 4 to 6 hosted rooms are Phantom, on average, and usually about 12 rooms open at least, ... People, wanna play phantom? I'll get a royal pasting, but I'm up for Phantom

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    I saw Rezatron hosting some Phantom races last night. I was going to join but I got into a 12 race tournament while waiting around and never got to. I was going to join his Phantom races because they were PA off. I never join a Phantom race with it on. People in those races are all over the place lots of the time. If the Phantom races are on the Fury tracks I will shun them regardless. For whatever reason I just don't have them down. I've raced them just as much as the HD tracks but I don't have them. I can visualize every HD track just by name but when I race on a Fury track I see the name and don't have a clue until I see it come up on the screen which one it is. But I digress...

    It's sort of weird when I'm on. Sometimes there's nothing but Phantom. Sometimes there's mostly Venom races. I don't think I've seen more than a couple of Zone Battles the whole time it's been available.

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