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Thread: Weapon vs Speed pads

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    yeldar2097 is offline WipEout HD Cup - Quarter Finalist Veteran Pilot
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    There's a secret way of knowing what will come up

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    I don't believe you.

    I just wondered as I never realised there were green and red pickups until green races came up, 'cause of my dodgy eyes. Thought maybe pads changed green to red and I missed it or something.

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    In the first game the colour of the pad you went over determined what powerup you got, but I don't think that applies here. :/

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    I used to think that way as well,but after I read the PurE manual,I saw that weapons are randomised. And I find it very hard to predict what weapon you will get.Unless of course you use probability,but the probabilites are again theoretic.

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    Of course it depends but usually i prefer the weapon.

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    As far as I know wip3out was the only version in the series, where you could tell if you were going to get an offensive or defensive weapon. Offensive weapon pads flash yellow/red, and defensive pads flash green/yellow. In HD, they are just solid red - no way of knowing (shame).
    And as for deciding on a speed pad or a weapon pad, I usually prefer speed pads, and preference them. However, sometimes, when I feel it is appropriate I will go for a weapon pad. I usually end up being called the most aggressive player in the badge section at the end of an online race, so maybe I use weapons more than most other players?

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    i think it depends on the situation you're in. if you're closely in front of the pack, it's smart to take every possible weapon pad, cause this way you protect yourself from being attacked from behind. if you're in front by a large gap, it's smarter to take the fast lane (take every possible speedpad). if you're at the back of the pack by a large margin take every possible weapon pad to get as many turbo extras as possible. if you're right into the action (you're one of the pack, but not the leader of the group), you should stay on the fast lane.

    this is pretty much my basic strategy, and everyone who raced against me can tell you that i end up on top in most races

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    ^^ You mean top in ALL races...!

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    Yea anyone say it depends and everybody knows.So why is this thread for?

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    tactics

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