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Belated Course Update Map

Posted by Atashi at 2015.09.29 12.30 in Hydrodrome

This is about 3 weeks late, but here it is – the map for the start of our Sixth series!

Map 150913

There are two key changes to the course – first, we have removed the old gates with their poles and advertising banners. This means that gates 1, 2, 3, and 4 are now much wider than before, and it’s almost impossible to ‘miss’ a gate.

Second, there is a new floating hazard on the course. A blue shipping container is bobbing in the water between gates 3 and 4. This container bobbs up and down and rotates slowly. You can pass it to the left or to the right.

As the container is constantly moving, the best racing line can vary from lap to lap. Whatever you do, don’t run into it! It’s made of steel and it is a real shipping hazard.

Course Updated Again

Posted by Atashi at 2015.07.13 9.11 in Hydrodrome

After a few weeks with the complicated twisty course, we’re going back to a simpler layout for now.

The pit lanes will remain where they are however; this is a more or less permanent change.

Course_2015-07-13

This is a faster track, so I expect to see the lap times on the Fastest Lap board will have a couple seconds shaved off of them as people get accustomed to the new track.

Big Course Change

Posted by Atashi at 2015.06.06 16.01 in Hydrodrome

I’ve been working on this for a long time, and here it finally is!┬áThe course has just had some major changes imposed upon it.

2015-06-06

The biggest new thing is that the Pit Lane is no longer where it used to be. The area formerly known as the pit lane is now more of a drivers’ prep area – a place to rez your boat before the race, and to park your boat after the race. It is not part of the race line at any time, and does not contain any of the gates or start/finish line.

The new Pit Lane is out by gate 2, instead of being by the start/finish line. It is also inside the course instead of outside the course.

And finally, the course is a lot twistier than it has been lately. This may favour Manoever mode more than Speed mode. There are still some straightaways, but they are shorter and have more abrupt turns at the ends of them.

Finally, the top ten Fastest Lap times have been removed as this new course is slower than the old one. So you get to push for a new fastest lap again!

Course Update

Posted by Atashi at 2014.02.18 12.00 in Hydrodrome

The wharf was rebuilt from scratch, so that the course could go beneath the pier.

Also, a “pit lane” was added, so drivers have a place to park after finishing their race.

2014-02-18