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Course Update – March 21

Posted by Atashi at 2016.03.21 9.24 in Hydrodrome

A new course layout for the last four regattas of our seventh season.

Course 2016-03-21

This should be a faster track and might favour Speed mode, particularily between gates 2 and 5.

Gates 3 and 4 are smaller again, back to the original 12-meter width, and they have the advertising banners over them. Unlike before, the banners are phantom so a) you cannot hit and get hung up on them, and b) you can clip the corners of the gate and it will still ‘count’ like we used to do with the little buoys.

Just don’t miss the gates if you’re trying to cut corners, or your lap will be disqualified!

Course Updated Today

Posted by Atashi at 2016.02.21 13.10 in Hydrodrome

The course has changed today, prior to today’s regatta.

It’s not a ‘new’ layout per se, but a revisit on a track we had last year – and one which I personally quite enjoyed.

Cheers!

Map 150913

The Fastest Lap board will be reset to go along with this change, as it’s a significant change to the speed of the course.

Boat Update

Posted by Atashi at 2015.11.25 16.50 in News

The Formula Wai racing boats have been updated today.

The most notable change is that the boats are no longer destroyed, when their health reaches zero!

As before, the engine does blow up, throwing a couple pistons out, and the back of the propeller cage / rudders still falls off leaving debris in the water.

What’s different is the boat remains drivable! Just… slower. You can get back to the pit lane where the boat is fully repaired, same as before!

A damaged FW-2 limps to the pit lane for repairs.

A damaged FW-2 limps to the pit lane for repairs.

The ‘destroyed’ boat is slow enough that drivers will have a strong incentive to pit before catastrophe, but the difference is now they are still in the race – no more DNFs!

(Technically you can still DNF if you quit the race.)

The other change is in Manoever mode, the lower rudder has returned. It was there in the original FW-1 boats, but due to script constraints was removed with the early FW-2 versions.

Finally, there is an updated HUD to go with the updated boats. No new features, but it’s been tweaked to work with the newly-unkillable boats.

To find out how to get your free updates, click here!

Course Update # 18

Posted by Atashi at 2015.11.10 11.36 in Hydrodrome

Just in time for the end of our sixth season, the blue shipping container has made its triumphant return with another course update!

Course 2015-11-10

As before, with the blue container slowly bobbing and drifting in the racing line, the best track around it can change from lap to lap. Choose your line every time you round the barge!

So come on down and get lots of practise laps in, and get your best lap time on the Fastest Lap board!