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    Well, the devs had to explain why all the new stuff from post-Fusion times have been present in a game that is set before the very first title. They kinda worked their way around that with these news lines.

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    Another tidbit.



    This one seems to question if barrel rolls should be allowed or not in AG racing. Judging by the lore, they were probably banned after AGRC 2048, until the end of the F9000, where they were since brought back in the FX300.

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    FIA-like ruling would read like:

    "Any device, system or program designed to harvest energy out of rotational movements by the craft is prohibited"

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    I bet AG-Systems and their prototype craft drove the AG Racing commission to ban barrel rolls, along with side shifts combat spinning until the FX300. The ship description itself already implies that the ship's high-G capabilities were harmful for pilots due to the modified airbrake-thruster system, and its ability to perform combat spins on normal races probably gave them too much advantage over competitors. This stuff is Triakis before Triakis.

    It's funny how we can connect a lot of dots with just a few lines of text in WipEout games.

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    Welp, many things are up to the players to connect (one of the reasons why I work on "WipEout Infinity. Not much, but I do), but yeah, the background is kinda interesting.

    Though such things origin in design choices made. In this case they wanted a prequel (whyever) and yet keep the gameplay aspects of HD to show off Sony's crossplay thingy.
    Hence the game had to be similar to stuff set in the future, while set in a time where it all actually didn't exist yet.
    Weapons were downgraded, Mag-Lock failures, barrel roll bans, Pir-hana leaves, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    Weapons were downgraded, Mag-Lock failures, barrel roll bans, Pir-hana leaves, etc.
    I'll make a (most likely incorrect) stretch and guess that all the prototype craft from 2048 forced new rules to be written when the F3600 came about in some way or another.

    FEISAR's prototype made them ban variable thrusters;
    AG-SYS's prototype made them ban barrel rolls, side shifts and combat spins;
    QIREX's prototype made them tone down weaponry so they couldn't outright destroy ships and endanger pilots due to how unhinged and brutal the combat events were in 2048 (the game itself was tailored to encourage more combat, as said by Liverpool themselves);
    Auricom's prototype made them do away with ships that couldn't be stopped;
    Pir-hana's prototype made them outright ban auto-accelerating craft with indefinite top speed in normal races due to obvious safety concerns (which even 2048's announcer showed when he described the ship).

    Now that I think about it, Belmondo only really suggested an actual standardization of the sport by the end of 2050, didn't he? No wonder everybody was doing all sorts of crazy stuff before then; it had little to no rules. Daniel Chang's death in 2056 must've also strengthened the argument to standardize AG racing into something less suicidal and carrmageddon-ish and more like F1.
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    Welp, that's just down to speculation.

    I find it kinda surprising how save the AGRC was though, it afterall happened in a league that didn't allow weapons to destroy craft :v

    But what I tried to say is, since for some reason 2048 had to be a prequel and yet keep existing gameplay structures, you end up having such issues.
    If Fusion would have been more liked, WipEout Pure would have a way different theme and the Fall wouldn't have happened in that way.
    If in Pure the Tigron wouldn't handle bullshit good, they wouldn't have been disqualified in 2206.

    Unless one of the respective writers just shows up telling me that stuff like the Fall was already planned.
    Either way, I think the resulting backstory in these regards is pretty witty.

    And in other cases speculation is just right away enforced, like...what is Cherovoski's secret? Who killed Arial Tetsuo in reality?

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