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    Well, I'm not going to even to try to play online until I hear back from support and suggest that other Wipeout vets do too. Like many of you I've spent many many months ranking up (level 82) and don't want to risk losing all that effort. It seems like they haven't worked out this cross platform stuff. Perhaps testing thoroughly would solve problems like this. Ever thought of that Sony? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkdrium777 View Post
    Don't want to scare away the noobs on crossplay.
    Well if that's the case then it's a huge error of judgement. When these new players enter a lobby of players who appear to be rank 1 or 2, but who are in fact vastly experienced, they're going to be lapped repeatedly and quit. What could be more disheartening than that?

    Personally I think this is a kick in the teeth for anybody who's spent a lot of time playing HD online. I've done over 9,000 races and now it appears that I've not done any. I think WeedJunky deserves a mention too, he was nearly at Overlord with his second account, now both accounts will be reset to rank 1, and for what? So he can appear to be a new player and enjoy 30fps cross-play with Vita players?

    Thanks very much SL :-
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I let it DL before I saw this. What a bunch of croc. Well I'll be the best damn noob I can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel__Gaddafi View Post
    Well if that's the case then it's a huge error of judgement. When these new players enter a lobby of players who appear to be rank 1 or 2, but who are in fact hugely experienced, they're going to be lapped repeatedly and quit. What could be more disheartening than that?

    Personally I think this is a kick in the teeth for anybody who's spent a lot of time playing HD online. I've done over 9,000 races and now it appears that I've not done any. I think WeedJunky deserves a mention too, he was nearly at Overlord with his second account, now both accounts will be reset to rank 1, and for what? So he can appear to be a new player and enjoy 30fps cross-play with Vita players?

    Thanks very much SL :-
    Agree, but after a lot, lot of hours, and I am indifferent, though it is true that new players will take a lot of surprises with players from level 1

    strange that the patch is available in some places and others no

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    USA seems to have got it first. What I want to know is can you bypass the patch but still play, or will it stop you loading the game at all?

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    All patches can be bypassed Colonel, but you'll be signed out of PSN and thus will not have any access to online features.

    I suppose that some people will argue that it's a player's name and how well they're known that determines their level of skills, but personally I prefer to see something by way of numbers to show how much time they've put in. Of course, the online rank isn't perfect as it's just based on play time, but it shows a certain level of committment that I really respect. As much as I love HD, I am not sinking another 500 hours into it to reach Rank 101 again. I've done it once and that should be good enough. But now it's not.

    Absolutely ridiculous. I am not a happy bunny right now. :-

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    I'm noticing the craft react differently than before. The Mirage HD/Fury doesn't bounce as much, thus sticking to the track is more common now. I tested this on a speed lap in Chengou Project offline in Phantom, but I did a Venom race in Anulpha Pass online and noticed no changes (meaning by perception, as I have nothing concrete); Anulpha is also more flat, so I suppose it warrants no variation at Venom. If I'm right to notice any changes, then the variations of a craft's handling in different speed levels seem to have been affected.

    Whatever it is I am noticing, I'm actually liking it.

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    DP - You're absolutely right that online rank has little bearing on somebody's skill level, for a number of reasons. But as you say, it shows how much time somebody has spent on the game, to an extent anyway.

    And it's the time I've spent, as much as my meagre acheivements, that I'm proud of. Over 900 hours to be precise, around half of that online. God knows I've taken enough stick from my fiance and friends for my HD habit, and not without good reason.

    I was really looking forward to reaching Rank 101, not many people have in the grand scheme of things, and it's a badge of recognition that doesn't come easily. I find it galling to have that taken away because of SL's objectives for a new game on a different platform.

    What on Earth are they playing at?

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    I play as Assegdi, and I'm pretty good with that ship. And in the past week I've been kicking some 101 ass with my rank 39 ship. But today I've been beating people by more the 15 secs that I normally don't beat by that much. So I've been getting hatemail. "you shouldn't be that fast!" "somethings wrong!" I am happy to win big, but no one else is. I guess something maybe wrong with the game itself

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    I'm currently not sure how to handle this patch.

    I'm somewhat proud that I did achieve 101 just by enjoying the game. For me it's a tag of passion, stickiness and love for the game. btw, same goes for all of you who are constantly improving, organizing or just being there for 3 years +

    Well, I did 101 some months ago. It was the last 'trophy' I'd like to earn. As my business life recently changed into an 'out of my comfort zone' way I do not have that much playing time left. I'm more or less in a degraded mode. But this will change again.

    Now, there is this reset-patch. Might be a good time to take a screenshot of my rank, statistics and stuff, put it on the wall and quit playing WOHD until there is a PS4 with WipEout N3XT or new tracks for WOHD.

    On the other hand I still like to race online.

    SL - or whoever is responsible for this patch - you suck!

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