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# 11
12-06-2012, 11:49 AM
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I'm confused now.

So the items like the consumables and Scarfs and the like cost Lobi now?

If that's the case then count me out on picking any of them up.
No, they only cost Collectibles.
You CAN buy more Collectibles with Lobi, you you don't like EARNING them via the Snowman fight.
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# 12
12-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by darkstarkirian View Post
You fight the Snowmen to get the Collectibles. Which happens every half hour, at the Top and Bottom of the hour.
Thx.

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Originally Posted by errab View Post
I'm confused now.

So the items like the consumables and Scarfs and the like cost Lobi now?

If that's the case then count me out on picking any of them up.
There are boxes you can buy with lobi that has holiday items in it.

But from what Kirian says, the only other way to get these holiday items is waiting 30 minutes for a snowball fight. Which I think having it rewarded by completing the daily race was better.

And there are plenty of interesting items in the store that's gonig to be difficult to collect them all before the event is over, and impossible if you got multiple characters.
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# 13
12-06-2012, 12:28 PM
So whats the trick to maintaining control on the ice race? I keep losing in that final section with all the hairpins.
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# 14
12-06-2012, 12:32 PM
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So whats the trick to maintaining control on the ice race? I keep losing in that final section with all the hairpins.
Which one? The Solo one or the PvP one?

All I can say is good way to control is "letting off the gas" (releasing movement), and sudden stopping by rolling.

Also, there is been an old belief that having Q turn you into a beast like a Mastiff, helps with control.
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# 15
12-06-2012, 12:44 PM
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Which one? The Solo one or the PvP one?

All I can say is good way to control is "letting off the gas" (releasing movement), and sudden stopping by rolling.

Also, there is been an old belief that having Q turn you into a beast like a Mastiff, helps with control.
The solo one you need for the Chel Grett. I guess picking it up on 7 alts is gonna take more than 5 minutes per.
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# 16
12-06-2012, 12:46 PM
That race is a lot more tedious than fun.
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# 17
12-06-2012, 12:55 PM
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But from what Kirian says, the only other way to get these holiday items is waiting 30 minutes for a snowball fight. Which I think having it rewarded by completing the daily race was better.
Not True.

I got several collectibles from digging up snowballs. I have also received a Winter Epohh tag or two from digging for snowballs.
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# 18
12-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Several collectibles? Unless you are really bored, digging through the snowballs thousands of time to get the collectibles is not really a viable method.
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# 19
12-06-2012, 01:11 PM
This winter event is a bit more annoying than the last... now I have to fight snowmen to get the winter commodities... and I cant get a purple batleth for my fed... most I see myself doing is running the race for my ship... this is so dumb.
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# 20
12-06-2012, 01:13 PM
12/07/12 Edit - Well it appears they changed some things since last year, namely that they Racing NPC does indeed sprint now. It's no longer possible to trot the majority of the way. Also, the final hairpin-turn-set seems tougher this year. It could just be that I'm out of practice, or that they added/sharpened a turn. It's still quite doable, but trickier. Sprint in straightaways and roll to break a slide (recommend practicing this on the lake, before racing). You can do it!

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So whats the trick to maintaining control on the ice race? I keep losing in that final section with all the hairpins.
Last year this was my technique:

* The thing to remember is the NPC Racer doesn't sprint, they only ever "trot". So if you get a lead, you don't have to sprint again the whole rest of the race. You can relax and take your time. With that in mind:

* At the start of the Race, sprint nearly the whole opening straightaway. As you get to the first turn, reduce speed (depending on your skill you can just stop sprinting and slide, double-roll, jump, catch a corner, etc.) and make the turn.

* If you can make that first turn after sprinting, just casually trot through the rest of the course. You'll win, cuz the NPC Racer will never catch up. The end.

This is how I taught my 61-year-old (at the time) STO-playing father how to complete the race all by himself. He's a little arthritic and has bad eyesight (cataracts, well, had them, gone now, yay!), but he would win about 90% of the time using the above methods.

Other tips:

* This is not a "try it once a day"-restricted event. If you fail, don't worry/fret. Just run straight across the middle of the map, requeue with the Race Coordinator, and try again.

* Some of the turns have "snowy corners" that are still considered in-bounds, and are not slippery. Once you learn where these are they are great for stopping, taking short cuts, and making better turns.

* Those last couple of hairpin turns have major snowy corners that are still in-bounds. You can almost run straight through them (that's an exaggeration, but if you spend a little times testing where the track fails, you'll see what I mean).

* It is possible to sprint the whole race. Once I got my practice up, I was doing it all the time... You don't need to, but it can be a fun challenge. I got to the point where I was regularly overtaking the race in front of me! In fact, if I didn't at least lap the NPC Racer in the previous race (ie the one that started before me), I considered myself a failure. LOL


Disclaimer: This notes are all in regards to last year. I'm at work right now and haven't done the race this year, but I expect it to be the same.


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