A fair start... :/

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Ok, I've been experiencing this for a few days now, and I realize that sometimes in races, you don't get a fair start! A race is supposed to be fair and if you don't start off at the same point, it's not gonna be a 'fair' race anymore! I really don't like it when I don't get a fair start because everyone else gets to go first, and I end up being the last! Also, in some races, there is no notice to say "1,2,3, GO!" And I really think that gives us a disadvantage as well. We wont know when to start and when that happens to me, I end up being the last! I really hope that the admins can fix this because it's not fair to me and other players. :(

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Fireballs.

Fireballs in thunder-Run Racing, too! I don't believe they are fair, just annoying.

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Yeah i have noticed this a

Yeah i have noticed this a has happened to me a few times. I think its just a bug that is currently going on. ive also noticed that sometimes when you enter a race you/or another player is able to move forward just a little bit before the race starts. When the race gets bugged and something like this happens it is really hard to finish in first place.

 

Fireballs I really think this needs to be removed from the game. I dont use it because I dont think its fair, but if someone shoots me first I will return fire. This usually makes me crash since I hug walls in turns and as a result knocks me out of first place.

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Yeah.

Same with me, I believe they should be removed from the game.

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You've got a point....

But..... Luckily enough for me, when I race I'm the ONLY one shooting people. I always believed it slowed the other person down so I still do I cos it doesn't really affect my own flying. That's the purpose of firing at other Vikings I I remember correctly.  And if someone else shoots you, don't bother. Just catch up with that Viking the next round and fire at him(if you can that is and if you're lucky he's SLOW). Personally I think if you're at the head, get far away from the other Vikings so they can't shoot you but you can shoot them! I love that method of mine... XP

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If you were the person

If you were the person getting shot at, you would see just how annoying it is. You can't catch up, they get too far ahead while your dragon is trying to recover itself.

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Dude, I also got that

Dude, I also got that experience and feeling before. But seriously? Turning around to fire at someone? Come on guys, you know it's not worth it! Beaides, when they get ahead, that's the time you fire! Better than turning around to fire at least

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Firing at somone is cheap no

Firing at somone is cheap no IFS or BUTS about it. I can understand a newb firing at someone because they dont understand what it does but from an experienced player like you Meen come on really? Remind me not to race against you if we ever meet. I prefer fair races where its your flying skill vs mine. Not a race where you win bc you shoot me while im in mid turn and i crash into a wall.

 

Another reason why fire skill should be removed from racing. Before a race starts players are able to turn back and forth. Why you can do this is i dont know but you can anyway if one turns toward other players and fires you will move that player. this can cause a very very unfair advantage because it can knock that player very far behind the starting line. Im sure any players that like to play unfair and reads this will start abusing this bug. Hopefully this will be fixed.

 

*edit* btw i just realized you was the OP of this thread talking about wanting races to be fair yet you fire at ppl?

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Totally..... The chances of

Totally..... The chances of me racing you is definitely only about 14%.... Besides, if you race me, not my fault. I'm always welcome to a competitive race anyway. And firing isn't so that you crash into a wall, you fire so it slows the other person down! Not fire so that that person actually loses control over his/her dragon and crashes into a wall. No! 

 

And as as for turning around and moving, yes, I can move left and right but no, I CANNOT move forward or backward. What you see on your screen may not be what the other Viking sees on their screen. Realized this when I fount out the same thing with landing your dragon. On your screen, your dragon just dive down to the ground and 'hits' itself on its nose, but on someone else's screen, your dragon does a perfect landing without 'hitting' it's nose. Just evade you see someone do something on your screen, doesn't mean that they are actually really doing it! 

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hiting someone in a race with

hiting someone in a race with a fireball does have a chance to make the player lose control of their dragon for a second aswell as slow them down.

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I too consider firing cheap.

I too consider firing cheap. I very rarely lose a race. And if I do to someone with greater skill, then I have great respect for them. But if its because someone is shooting at me then I lose respect for that person and will usually not race them again.

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COME ON NOW!!!

 

dont you guys even realize that, if this was in real life, people would shoot fireballs at others? I think the fireball feature is great because it makes things a bit more realistic.

oh, and on a side note, I THINK WE'RE ALL PHILOSOPHERS OR SOMETHING!!!!

 

 

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 oh, and also, its currently

 

oh, and also, its currently the ONLY use of the health bar. I don't even know why I mention it but just stating a fact.

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Btw

I experimented with my dragon and my sister's dragon and I found out if your health bar reaches 0 nothing happens. 

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Yea, but I also very rarely

Yea, but I also very rarely fire at someone because in most cases, I'm at the head so it's almost no use if I fire out fireballs at other players. Winning a race isn't just about firing fireballs at someone to slow them down. It also about skill, and tactic. If you have both, there is no doubt you will win the race WITHOUT shooting fireballs at someone. 

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Fireballs

I have noticed when you get shot in a race that your health bar goes down by 15 ( i think, if im not right please correct me ). Anyway every time you fire at someone, your dragon's happyness bar goes down. So there really is no use for it.

 

 

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Totally..... The health bar

Totally..... The health bar and the features of shooting out fireballs are almost no use! 

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That is true...

That is true...

I guess if you were'nt able to shoot a fireball at people during a race there would be no reason for the health bar...

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Yea....

I totally have to agree with you! They say you won the game but you didn't and what's worse, you don't get your 15 trophies you're supposed to get! Vikings are supposed to be courageous and not cowards. I'm not saying it's wrong to quit the game,but you should at least face it and admit you've lost. Those who quit please don't get me wrong. I'm not blaming you but being Vikings in the game, you should face your defeat, work on your areas of weakness and maybe next time, you'll be the one winning instead! Please don't get offended. I dont want any dispute happening here. Please....

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I would like to say in the

I would like to say in the defense of some players that often glitches force people out of the game, hence the opponant left the game message. I know because it happens to me a lot and I feel terrible about it.

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Yea, i know sometimes some

Yea, i know sometimes some players have a glitch that force them out of the game. I've also had that happen to me before in TR and I really hate losing a race just like that! 

 

For the others, I'm gonna put up a post about firing out fireballs during races. Go check it out and have that 'dispute' over the ability to shoot at people there! XP Link is here.

 

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