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Thread: The Has-been thread

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    Default The Has-been thread

    A thread for..

    has-beens
    washed up
    burnt out
    pass there sell buy date
    finished
    retired
    im taking a break
    i found a better game so bye bye wipeout
    im too busy to play
    im bored with game now..

    etc...

    to write about how taking long periods off playing or simply giving up then returnin to play effects players in different ways..

    here is how it affected me..

    i played tonight ..first time since end of september.prior to playing today i forgot the tracks and even most of the names.but when i put on the game and played i suddnly remembered every track all its curves even evey pad.almost like subconsious level.everything came back

    but on negative side i thought venom looked like phantom to me.so my break has made the game look really quick to me and i turn too late.

    i found tracks i was really good at i have lost a bit on but track i was weaker on i have lost nothing almost like i never stopped playing.

    what experiences have other players had who have taken big breaks from playing...

    thats how my time out effected me.

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    Im just terrible now.

    Thats about it.

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    thats so weird ..i was just thinking about ..what ever happened to varti ..and you turn up a minute later..
    how are you anyway...

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    Good to have you back!

    I had a break as well for about seven weeks till the end of December. But
    interestingly, the break made me much stronger, I'm much more competitive
    now than ever before. I've set PBs on several tracks (online) and did two new
    ZONE records (Metropia R and Modesto R) within two or three days. It seem to
    me that a given break (long enough) can smooth out a stiff pattern that has
    evolved over time in one's mind, which offers one the possibility to readjust
    certain things to become better in the end. You may perhaps experience
    something similar after about one or two weeks.

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    After taking a break I've been racing with ships I hadn't before, like Qirex, Auricom, and even that Assegai with paper-thin shields. I figured if I'm going to suck anyway I might as well do it in a new, interesting, and challenging way.

    HD Piranha on Eliminator is badass.

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    thx ps

    i understand what you say and agree with you.dont really understand how but you are right about benifits of breaks in certain areas of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasmin-jade View Post
    i found a better game so bye bye wipeout
    Blasphemy!

    What is it?

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    How long/short a period of time are we talking here?

    Back in my heyday (always wanted to say that ) 6hrs felt like a long break

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProblemSolver View Post
    I had a break as well for about seven weeks till the end of December
    January has more than 7 weeks

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    I "retired" after Fury was released... long time ago. Just played now and then when I was stoned and very bored.

    But I guess I'm coming back in February. Old Feisar. Old Tracks. **** Fury.

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