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  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 3,554 Arc User
    ravin wrote: »
    Yay, another year, and another thread full of bad advice on how to complete the race. It's simple, hold down both mouse buttons, and hit shift when the race starts. Turn in the opposite direction to slow your momentum, also cut into the snowbanks to slow you down. No need to let up, jump, or perform a tactical somersault.

    A lot of people have their own way of doing the race. There is no one way to run it. Me, I mostly drift, with the occasional jump-stop when I don't time the turn just right. And I run in shooter mode.

    Nothing wrong with people giving their tactics for others to try, certainly no reason to disrespect the OP and others who are giving advice, trying to help others.
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • hawku001xhawku001x Member Posts: 10,022 Arc User
    One word.................. RUN! Oh and slide. And then change direction and repeat.
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  • zedbrightlander1zedbrightlander1 Member Posts: 12,391 Arc User
    hawku001x wrote: »
    One word.................. RUN! Oh and slide. And then change direction and repeat.

    IOW
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  • bejaymacbejaymac Member Posts: 447 Arc User
    Looks like they added a new "glitch" to the start of the race, not a long enough delay between players being "moved" to the track, just spawned on track as the player ahead of me was coming to the end of their countdown, and the worst part was they weren't very good on ice, I got past them without getting in their way but boy were they all over the place, not sure but I think my NPC may have put them off as their NPC vanished just as I went past it, a good 20 odd seconds after I past the player.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,635 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    That's not good. The timing is not coordinated very well, any more, at the start of the race.

    I noticed that I get "rooted" longer than necessary and at times watch the NPC start without me. :(
    I wonder if it has to do with the opponent....I was racing that Skinny Breen when that happened.

    I still end the race several curves beyond the NPC....but still...
    That has to be throwing a lot of new players off, too.
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,635 Arc User
    LOL! This was totally cracking me up this morning....it is Fast and Flurrious!!!

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  • zedbrightlander1zedbrightlander1 Member Posts: 12,391 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    where2r1 wrote: »
    LOL! This was totally cracking me up this morning....it is Fast and Flurrious!!!

    where2r1 wrote: »
    LOL! This was totally cracking me up this morning....it is Fast and Flurrious!!!
    Needs a bit of music to go with it.

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  • mirrorterranmirrorterran Member Posts: 362 Arc User
    Yet to understand people's issues with finishing the race and all the uber leet strategies. All you have to do is jog.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,999 Arc User
    Yet to understand people's issues with finishing the race and all the uber leet strategies. All you have to do is jog.

    Its on ice, so you're slipping around, and its a race, which most rookie players will take as run the whole course as fast as possible. Also not all of the opponents are slow enough to just job the whole way.

    We're sharing our knowledge in hopes of helping others.
    Before, we'd get swamped with threads saying that its too hard, when it really isn't. So now every year we share tips and tricks for not just the race, but any of the events in Q's Winter Wonderland. And now we will also share information on the gear we can pick up as well.

    Knowledge is Power after all. You may find it that easy, but someone else might not.
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  • mirrorterranmirrorterran Member Posts: 362 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Yet to understand people's issues with finishing the race and all the uber leet strategies. All you have to do is jog.

    Its on ice, so you're slipping around, and its a race, which most rookie players will take as run the whole course as fast as possible. Also not all of the opponents are slow enough to just job the whole way.

    We're sharing our knowledge in hopes of helping others.
    Before, we'd get swamped with threads saying that its too hard, when it really isn't. So now every year we share tips and tricks for not just the race, but any of the events in Q's Winter Wonderland. And now we will also share information on the gear we can pick up as well.

    Knowledge is Power after all. You may find it that easy, but someone else might not.

    Thanks for the reply and I agree. I'll take your word that some of the NPC's are faster than others, I just want people to understand that finishing the race as simply and reliably as possible is different from getting there as fast as you can. Perhaps sprinting the last stretch is occasionally necessary but I haven't noticed the need even for that.
  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 9,526 Arc User
    This might require a little bit of skill (having years and years of experience at this certainly helps), but you can "bunny hop" the whole race, never sliding and if you know which corners to cut you can do it in under a minute. It is really not that difficult to do, but you have to have some understanding of STOs controls and 'physics'.​​
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  • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 1,161 Arc User
    Personally I use short spurts of sprint at certain points and jog most of the time, it also helps to know that you don't have to stay at middle of path and what is considered to be "on the course" can be very generous at some points (at least on PC).

    Also if you time it right you can drop from a sprint to a jog without loosing too much time/speed by lifting your finger from the run button, though timing is critical here, too fast or too slow and it causes your character to stumble and stop in place.

    That said the key to the PvE race is to not panic, the NPCs are actually quite forgiving and will always follow the exact centre line of the race course and never speed up, so if you cut corners and use sprint tactically you have more then enough distance to win the race.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,635 Arc User
    Video on the 2018 WW kit modules :
    "Spend your life doing strange things with weird people." -- UNK

    "The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." -- Captian Jean-Luc Picard

    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -- Benjamin Franklin
  • zedbrightlander1zedbrightlander1 Member Posts: 12,391 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    Video on the 2018 WW kit modules :

    Well, based on the vid - Torment of the Underworld seems most useful of this batch.
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,635 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    I would test it yourself. Points in kit performance, different combinations with exploits or expose, etc....That will make a difference.
    "Spend your life doing strange things with weird people." -- UNK

    "The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." -- Captian Jean-Luc Picard

    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -- Benjamin Franklin
  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 9,526 Arc User
    Here is a video about the method I mentioned earlier:



    I messed up a jump at 1:16, but as you can see you have a few liberties running the course and you can avoid sliding by a few different methods like jumping and sliding.​​
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    ^ Memory Alpha.org is not canon. It's a open wiki with arbitrary rules. Only what can be cited from an episode is. ^
    "No. Men do not roar. Women roar. Then they hurl heavy objects... and claw at you." -Worf, son of Mogh
    "A filthy, mangy beast, but in its bony breast beat the heart of a warrior" - "faithful" (...) "but ever-ready to follow the call of the wild." - Martok, about a Targ
    "That pig smelled horrid. A sweet-sour, extremely pungent odor. I showered and showered, and it took me a week to get rid of it!" - Robert Justman, appreciating Emmy-Lou
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 7,956 Arc User
    I have actually caught up to NPCs of the race ahead of me. You can see they follow a straight line pattern and then pivot to the next straight line. One time I almost caught up to the player before me. Still Running and Rolling th

    This year I have noticed that someone 'On the Boardwalk' has taken to dropping Party Poppers so ensure you have you your Nullifiers. That is, if it is not programmed into the Race that the will not affect Racers.
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  • anodynesanodynes Member Posts: 1,605 Arc User
    angrytarg wrote: »
    Here is a video about the method I mentioned earlier:



    I messed up a jump at 1:16, but as you can see you have a few liberties running the course and you can avoid sliding by a few different methods like jumping and sliding.​​

    Your poor spacebar. I thought they got abused by the spacebar space bind, but this is a whole new level of torture. :D All kidding aside, I've been teaching myself how to do this these past few days, and it definitely is the fastest method I've seen. Even at intermediate skill, I'm getting done about 10 seconds faster than with the run/controlled slide method on average.
    ltminns wrote: »
    I have actually caught up to NPCs of the race ahead of me. You can see they follow a straight line pattern and then pivot to the next straight line. One time I almost caught up to the player before me. Still Running and Rolling th

    This year I have noticed that someone 'On the Boardwalk' has taken to dropping Party Poppers so ensure you have you your Nullifiers. That is, if it is not programmed into the Race that the will not affect Racers.

    I've been beating the NPC of the person ahead of me for years now, and occasionally beating the person themselves, if they were barely beating their NPC. The window between contestants has narrowed this year, so I was beating the previous contestant more often. Now that I'm hopping, I've beaten the NPC and person ahead of me, and the NPC of the person ahead of them, assuming there is a grouping that close.
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  • zedbrightlander1zedbrightlander1 Member Posts: 12,391 Arc User
    ltminns wrote: »
    I have actually caught up to NPCs of the race ahead of me. You can see they follow a straight line pattern and then pivot to the next straight line. One time I almost caught up to the player before me. Still Running and Rolling th

    This year I have noticed that someone 'On the Boardwalk' has taken to dropping Party Poppers so ensure you have you your Nullifiers. That is, if it is not programmed into the Race that the will not affect Racers.

    If your race is timed during a Snowball Fight, you can be attacked by a snowman and struck by a snowball, so it might be that the Devs are aware of the possibility of being Party Popped as a possibility. Then again there are lots of things that you cannot use on the boardwalk so perhaps this is just that they let slip by.
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  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 7,956 Arc User
    You can only be attacked by Snowmen if you have no opponent in the Race.
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  • zedbrightlander1zedbrightlander1 Member Posts: 12,391 Arc User
    ltminns wrote: »
    You can only be attacked by Snowmen if you have no opponent in the Race.
    Did not know that you could have no opponent in the Daily Race.
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,999 Arc User
    Thanks everyone for helping provide good tips and tricks.

    If anyone wants to take up the torch for the Summer Event later this year... feel free to do so. And hopefully we'll have a section for advice on STFs down the road now that more and more are being played due to randoms.

    Until next Winter Event... stay frosty.
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    And watch out for Q's Dancing Girls. ;)
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  • zedbrightlander1zedbrightlander1 Member Posts: 12,391 Arc User
    Thank you, Rattler2, for always pitching in. :smiley:
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