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# 91
12-18-2012, 08:52 AM
actually I believe Winter wonderland was also active last year, well before Paragon studios tragic demise (loved CoX), although cryptic was the original designer of the game, so its possible some of the people who originally conceived the idea in the first place was part of cryptic's team to begin with and stayed with them when the let the CoX go.
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# 92
12-19-2012, 11:31 AM
This has been a lot of fun so far - thanks, Cryptic, for this little "extra!" Wasn't around home to get in on last year's event, so I know what everyone was jazzed about now.

One question, though, regarding the PvP ("Fast and the Flurrious") race: has anyone else had the issue wherein you come in (and know for a fact you do) within the top three, but someone else grabs your "flag" and you get left with the "Participant" flag and awards?

I've taken 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and "placed" each several times, but I came in '2nd' today - and, again, I know for sure I did - but saw someone who was well behind come and snag my flag while I was still slip-sliding towards it. In a later race, I also saw someone who I know took '1st' get their flag ganked by someone who came in after them.

Is this a glitch (like being able to jump over the side at the beginning area without being disqualified as some did before the glitch was fixed), or is it set up this way? If it's the former, I hope someone sees this and addresses it.

If it's the latter...well, that's kind of a bum deal to lose your flag because you skid further than the person coming in after you, ha!

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# 93 PHEW!! Panic Attack Averted!
12-26-2012, 12:35 PM
Some #### n00b-mouth in chat said only 4 days left to get the FREE Breen Chel Grett Warship! God willing I'll have gotten all of my elligible chars through by the 14th! *sigh* My friend Mike and i both missed out on last year's event (for different reasons). We came back on F2P's opening weekend and players were all going on and on about the Jem'Hadar ships!

From the wardrobe upgrades to special weapons to a badass cruiser (i can say "baddass" right?) my time & effort is well spent; a good thing too as i've put off New Romulus, the new Borg and Tholian missions; even the FE Ruruns spending all my gametime in QWW (Q's Winter Wonderland)! After i Grind one KDF char to Lv 24 to race and get Nanopulse Bat'leth, i have to strategize which chars to do which FE Reruns and/or grind my low-Lv chars (if any; FED to Lv 5 and KDF to LV 24, lol).

Then win the lottery for buying a fortune in Master Keys! L0L!!!

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# 94
12-26-2012, 12:53 PM
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Some #### n00b-mouth in chat said only 4 days left to get the FREE Breen Chel Grett Warship!~snip~
Don't listen to them. The Q's place will be here until the 14th, unless Q decides he's had enough of us 'puny' mortal bags of mostly flesh.
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# 95
12-26-2012, 03:35 PM
Does anyone know if there's some sort of issue taking screenshots on the pond while wearing skate boots? I managed to get a few but the (almost 30 screenshots) came out as complete black.
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# 96
12-26-2012, 03:48 PM
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i have just bothered trying to do the race without any rolls or any other tricks, just normal walking and running.

there are basically parts where u can run smoothly for a few seconds without much stirring, if u simply "walk" at the total rest of the course, u finish before the animal with a good 5-8 seconds to spare, which is quite a lot without any rolls.

additionaly i tried running the course without looking at the radar and with one error where i came to a total halt.
the animal was directly behind me when i finished the race.

so im guessing if anyone fails this race, i could help them out with this:

http://www.upload-pictures.de/bild.p...rraceZ7R6R.jpg

u can be off the track and behind the polls a tiny bit, to keep the speed, it wont disqualify u.
thats worth knowing for essential parts of the race, where u else if u stay 100% on the track, would lose speed or time.

if u still fail the race, then there is a general problem with your latency (internet connection),
your monitor, maybe a problem with your keyboard not functioning properly.

with rolling the race is much easier of course and u will finish it so much faster.
I have latency problems, and have always generally sucked at doing the "arcade-style" stuff as described. I love your map, that is more-or-less the way I learned I could complete the race, with the exception that I think I cut more corners than you.

A good rule of thumb is that where there are blue flags, you can pretty much just run over the snow (on the corners), which prevents you from sliding.

You can also line yourself up at the start line, looking toward the far blue flag, and start sprinting about the time the countdown hits "2", then run up on the snow and stop running for a sec, turn, and continue on. Keep sprinting as straight a course as you can, then stop, line up again and head off again.

Rolling, for me, has not helped and I've pretty much lost every race I've tried that in. But, using the "C" key (default for crouch) will help do a controlled slide, and if you're on the snow, will sometimes roll you into position for the next run.

For those of us who are "movement challenged", every little tip helps. I only ran like 2 races last year because I couldn't win and it was just frustrating. But this year I have one toon that could use a free ship, so I'm doing my best and it's getting easier.
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# 97
12-26-2012, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by clannmac View Post
This has been a lot of fun so far - thanks, Cryptic, for this little "extra!" Wasn't around home to get in on last year's event, so I know what everyone was jazzed about now.

One question, though, regarding the PvP ("Fast and the Flurrious") race: has anyone else had the issue wherein you come in (and know for a fact you do) within the top three, but someone else grabs your "flag" and you get left with the "Participant" flag and awards?

I've taken 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and "placed" each several times, but I came in '2nd' today - and, again, I know for sure I did - but saw someone who was well behind come and snag my flag while I was still slip-sliding towards it. In a later race, I also saw someone who I know took '1st' get their flag ganked by someone who came in after them.

Is this a glitch (like being able to jump over the side at the beginning area without being disqualified as some did before the glitch was fixed), or is it set up this way? If it's the former, I hope someone sees this and addresses it.

If it's the latter...well, that's kind of a bum deal to lose your flag because you skid further than the person coming in after you, ha!
I believe it's by design - you have to grab the flag in order to grab the "place". I've lost my standing more than a few times 'cause I was sliding all over the place, or it was very close between say 2nd and 3rd place, I missed the 2nd place flag and the person in 4th beat me to the 3rd place flag.

Then again, I've had people beat me and run straight past the flag and on up to the pavilion, leaving me the 1st place flag. I guess the answer is to start spamming the "F" key at the end and plan your slide for the flag.
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# 98
12-27-2012, 06:15 AM
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Don't listen to them. The Q's place will be here until the 14th, unless Q decides he's had enough of us 'puny' mortal bags of mostly flesh.
Bags of mostly water, even.
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# 99
12-27-2012, 06:33 AM
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I believe it's by design - you have to grab the flag in order to grab the "place". I've lost my standing more than a few times 'cause I was sliding all over the place, or it was very close between say 2nd and 3rd place, I missed the 2nd place flag and the person in 4th beat me to the 3rd place flag.

Then again, I've had people beat me and run straight past the flag and on up to the pavilion, leaving me the 1st place flag. I guess the answer is to start spamming the "F" key at the end and plan your slide for the flag.
I have started to ignore picking the flag. I enjoy imagining some toddler being overjoyous that he managed to snatch the flag from me.
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# 100
12-27-2012, 08:10 AM
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I have started to ignore picking the flag. I enjoy imagining some toddler being overjoyous that he managed to snatch the flag from me.
LOL - good one. Although this toddler is overjoyed if able to finish the race, so I thank you for the opportunity for a couple of epohh tags.
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