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ericsonxx 12-05-2012 12:57 PM

So, how long is this "Fastest Game on Ice?"
 
Since I have to run it 25 times in 35 days, assuming I want to have one of these ships handy for each of my three alts, anyone know the rough running time? Since it mentions this mission was available last year too?

tlamstrike 12-05-2012 01:05 PM

I've seen people mention it takes about 5 mins each run.

sriley77 12-05-2012 01:07 PM

Depending on how long it took you to get into the run (folks backed up in a queue to get their chance), the actual race last year took about 2-3 minutes per successful run

anazonda 12-05-2012 01:15 PM

5 mins? Were they walking backwards?

2 mins tops, and you're done.

cmdrskyfaller 12-05-2012 01:17 PM

when does the winter event start?

foundrelic 12-05-2012 01:33 PM

And you only have to FINISH right? You don't have to place?

ericsonxx 12-05-2012 01:36 PM

Ok, I think I can bring myself to kill, assuming I grandly screw up, 30 minutes a day between my 3 alts, cool.

dirlettia 12-05-2012 02:17 PM

Last years race did indeed only take a matter of minutes but changes in the last dev blog are suggesting for many it will take much longer.

The whole premise is you get around the track faster than an NPC opponent who never slips and makes constant progress around the track. If you leave the track you fail the race, so if you cut a corner too sharply you fail.

The devs have said it is the same race but that does not mean that it has not been tweaked in that the NPC's could be faster and the wiggle room on corners reduced to increase the difficulty. Heck even the slippiness values may have been changed to slow you down on corners.

I really doubt everything in this race will be the same as last year, although the spamming of F to start it will likely still be there along with the 20hour cooldown.

Also:

Quote:

Originally Posted by last dev blog
Unmelting Snowballs: Although free Snowballs can be picked up from any of the various piles that dot the Winter Wonderland, they will melt after only about 10 minutes. These special ?Unmelting? versions are the same timeless Snowballs as previously available, albeit with improved descriptions. Each purchase will net you 10 Snowballs that can be thrown at friends, or used to combat the Snowman threat on Q?s Winter Wonderland. And since they do not melt, you could also stockpile a collection to be thrown at unsuspecting targets long after the Winter Event has ended.

these things knock people down so guess which people are likely going to be on the receiving end after certain peoples race of the day has been done on their one character?

dracounguis 12-05-2012 10:44 PM

Yeah, once you get it down, it takes about 2mins. I got pretty darn good at it last year. Especially when you use your Tac's Motion Accelerator! ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirlettia (Post 6947431)
... the 20hour cooldown.

I really hate the 20hr cooldown. It always bites me in the ass when you try to do it around a work schedule. I wish Cryptic would just do like Blizzard does... counter reset at your local midnight.

oldkirkfan 12-06-2012 01:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dracounguis (Post 6953681)
Yeah, once you get it down, it takes about 2mins. I got pretty darn good at it last year. Especially when you use your Tac's Motion Accelerator! ;)



I really hate the 20hr cooldown. It always bites me in the ass when you try to do it around a work schedule. I wish Cryptic would just do like Blizzard does... counter reset at your local midnight.

Being a Caitian, can I opt out of my uniform boots? Sharp claws on ice would give better traction than those smooth soled fleet boots.


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