Everyone who is saying that the NPC racer only trots... you didn't get mine! I had a little wolf-thing, and that little you-know-what ran as fast as he could. I had no hope of catching him, even when I went way off course.
Just tired again and again... the little ice spider sprinted, the breen sprinted... I can do a fraps recording if you don't believe me.
If you were able to slot the snowball and can't anymore, the snowball are automatically added to your device slot, and if you look up your skill abilities, the snowball is in the list, just drag it back to your power tray. You have to do so everytime you run out of snow ball, I know it's a bummer.
I am having problems buying some items from the Holiday Item Vendor. Specifically I cannot buy either snowball gun, I have every required input for the purchase (and it shows that I do). I select the item, hit the Buy button and then hit the Ok button when it wants me to confirm I want to buy 'Avalanche' or 'Flurry'.
I was able to purchase the 'Frosted Boots' earlier and this was after I had first failed to purchase either snowball gun (this was a secondary item on my list). Thus I doubt it's a PEBKAC error....
Am I just unlucky or am I missing something obvious?
For those having problems winning "The Fastest Race On Ice"... the solution is simple... Double Tap your forward key to roll at sharp turns. Then hit "Shift" immediately to start sprinting again... Rinse and repeat at every sharp turn... Easy as that!