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  • kash.9213kash.9213 Member ✭✭✭

    @Will.9785 said:
    I'm glad you like it. I personally hate it. I feel like the beetle is the worst implemented mount in the game by a wide margin and its completely unfun to use. Being forced to grind lap after lap with glitchy mechanics and a choppy framerate to unlock something I've wanted since the game has been released is not fun to me in the slightest.

    If you're just going for the first scarf I'd say you should just hammer it out and be done with it. I do think that the beetle is the worst mount to use, until you learn how to drift very subtly and only for the amount required and not panic if you make a small mistake then it's one of the best mounts in a game in general. I think it's one of those things that you're pretty sure you wont figure out until all the little actions you've been trying are used instinctively on an attempt and it clicks with you so just take it easy and coast for a bit.

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  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭

    I like the beetle race tracks. I didn't like the one from halloween but these are great! I can make my beetle drift as I have the space (lag or not) and can adjust to the responsitivity of my drifts. The mount Maelstrom one I found tricky when the event inside the volcano run, mobs kicked me off mount and killed me). Only the brisban track had 1 checkpoint (corner before finish) that my beetle tended to jump over and thus not registering the checkpoint.

  • @hugo.4705 said:
    The real issue for me is lags, I can beat whatever record or timer you want if I'm alone doing the race, I think about all the poor players like the which are at 4 fps during the race, don't seeing what they do, breaking out the turn which make you fail the trial just because 30 other players are trying to finish it in same time. Plz, for any race challenge, make the trial INSTANCED, for the race I don't care, the more we are the funnier it is, but for achievs it's hell. I clearly have no idea if the FPS fall is due to the number of players or another thing, but it only happens near adventure flags.
    BTW, for adventures flags concerning race, I've enough of pressing F to participate and seeing my toon speaking to the NPC, thing that dismount me. When mounted on beetle AND on the flag, the race should start instantly without showing times for rewards. I lose an important time to close the windows, mount on my beetle, return on flag, oopsie interacted with npc, so have to remount.....

    To end on a positive note, I love the tracks especially mount maelstrom.

    I feel you man, with all settings on absolutely lowest, I am only getting 10-15 fps, granted I play on a potato laptop.
    Had a lot of fun but with all the players, npc and events popping up left and right, it's just impossible to go for the time.
    Got my scarf and logged off.

  • @hugo.4705 said:
    Agreed with everyone, we should have a section to suggest roller beetle tracks, the only limit is your creativity, and maybe obstacles on your path x)

    May I be the first one to suggest a Mistlock track with low gravity and vertical loops like Sonic the Hedgehog's?

  • Kanok.3027Kanok.3027 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    May I be the first one to suggest a Mistlock track with low gravity and vertical loops like Sonic the Hedgehog's?

    No thanks. We get enough big air time in other tracks. Plus, for the loops, they'd have to program that in and I doubt they have the time to do that. A Mistlock track WITHOUT that, sure thing. I'm all for it, but not sure it'll be a thing unless it's done in the fractals lobby or the PvP lobby instead of Mistlock since not everyone has access to it.

  • I really wish they had made Wayfarer Foothills a race map. There are several spots that give some monster jumps on that map that'll make you gasp. One is coming from the frozen lake going towards the open water lake, you can jump over it and down to the homestead where the bees are. Another is going up the path with the minotaur tracks then jumping off the mountain as you come off the winding path. They could make a course that covers the whole map.

    I do wish they had taken a different way to do the race events though. I wish there was a race managers NPCs in the cities and on all the lounges that would port you to a racing version of the maps cleared of events and hostile creatures. They could have made the races look more like an event with spectators and course flags, etc. All the open maps in the game take place in a given time period. The race map could reflect how the maps look in the game's current time period.

  • This is the first time in Guild Wars 2 I have felt truly challenged. I got gold on every race today, and it was a lot of fun, I loved how I could feel myself getting better at controlling the beetle as I did each race, culminating with Brisban Wildlands which is the end-game of beetle content, requiring you to fully master the beetle and the course.

    Also, people LOVE this content, the race areas are jam packed with players, people are socialising over it in map chat, people in my guild are having some friendly competition beating each other's times, etc. It just goes to show that the beetle has now truly earned it's worth in GW2 and is no longer the more useless mount it once was - it is now a fun-generating vehicle.

    Also, all the tracks are extremely well done, with great visual diversity between all of them.

    So right now I am gushing over this content and I have to say a huge well done ArenaNet, I hope we see more races like this in future (one thing I'd love is multiple-participant griffon races).

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Couldn't agree more! I hope we will see more of this in the future. There are still a bunch of core maps that could have great tracks on them :)

    Logging out forever.

  • Who would've thought an MMO could actually be fun!

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  • Mirdave.2014Mirdave.2014 Member ✭✭
    edited December 1, 2018

    Don’t know if there is a official feedback thread about beetle race, so i’ll post it here. Those races are a nice addition, but i’ve noticed that having a run of 32.000 seconds at the snowden drifts ones, doesn’t make u eligible for the achievement or the gold medal, even if it says Gold with a timer of 32.000. Please can u take a look on it? I cannot do even a millisecond less on this one, that’s really my best time on it after SEVERAL tries. Of course i can try more, but i’m not really a good racer

  • Gemnaid.4219Gemnaid.4219 Member ✭✭✭

    I thought I bought a game for dungeons and dragons, didn’t know I was buying Mario kart.

  • I am certainly echoing the sentiments of many others in saying that I do enjoy the beetle races!

    I feel that time trials could benefit from a rolling start, rather than from a standstill. One generally doesn't do qualifying laps from 0, so it doesn't really make much sense to have a dead start with the time trial. I also believe that we could benefit immensely from having sector splits so we know where we might be making/losing time, along with seeing what time we pull when we complete each lap. It's incredibly frustrating to not know where you're making or losing time when you can't see what time you're doing, only being able to see your personal best time.

  • Ithilwen.1529Ithilwen.1529 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I want to second the title of this post. Roller Beetle Racing is awesome.

    Mesmerizing Girl

  • @Gemnaid.4219 said:
    I thought I bought a game for dungeons and dragons, didn’t know I was buying Mario kart.

    Don't give them any ideas about implementing a rainbow road.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Elspereth.1280 said:
    With the rental beetle, when you get dismounted (either from being in the water too long or by taking too much damage), is there a way to remount? When this happens to me I end up having to go back to the vendor and saying "hey! I still have time on my mount" and get remounted that way but that can take you totally out of the race.

    I'm not 100% sure on this since I haven't needed any rental mounts, but since it is a time-based rental check your key bindings. You may need to assign one to the beetle (I use Shift-X) to toggle its mount and dismount. Possibly you'd have to actually be on a beetle while assigning the key? So the game knows to unlock the ability to do so?

    On another note, I'm having a lot more fun in the races since a wonderful person finally succinctly explained drifting to me in Map last night. It's this simple: while moving at a good clip, hold down your drift key and aim your camera the way you want to go. Release the key when you are pretty much at your desired turn spot. I was doing all sorts of crazy rapid taps of drift while releasing my forward key (LMB/RMB actually) and only occasionally getting the beetle to turn. Doesn't help with the lagginess of racing in a pack but is wonderful for less crowded trials. Just need to sink it into muscle memory now. My very next trial after getting those instructions I came within .16 seconds of Diessa gold after having made a best time of over 10 seconds shy previously.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I love these and hope for some more. I felt that races with the vanilla mounts were a bit dull TBH but the roller beetle has given mount races that little injection of player skill that they needed.

    33.480 on Snowden after about 20 laps and slowly getting better. I would say that it'd be good if that particular race had more laps maybe 6 laps as otherwise you blitz through.

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Thanks again for these positive thoughts and helpful suggestions and input. I've shared with the team in the weekly newsletter.

    Dedicated Racing Forum, please. I literally joined forums recently just for Racing discussion. I bet the non-racers are annoyed with our racing discussion all over the place.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @XYLO.7031 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Thanks again for these positive thoughts and helpful suggestions and input. I've shared with the team in the weekly newsletter.

    Dedicated Racing Forum, please. I literally joined forums recently just for Racing discussion. I bet the non-racers are annoyed with our racing discussion all over the place.

    I am a, "non-racer," but do not find racing discussion in general discussion annoying.

  • Deathmortus.7852Deathmortus.7852 Member ✭✭
    edited December 3, 2018

    Personnally, Brisban and Snowden are a bit difficult, a lot of try and no gold for me :expressionless:

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Sirius.4510 said:
    It also needs a "reset" option on the time trial mode like the griffon adventures have. If I'm trying to get the gold chest and crash into a wall halfway around the course, currently I have to either pointlessly ride out the last minute of the course or F12 out to the character screen and waypoint back. Wouldn't eliminate the frustration but it would help.

    Right to corner, press X.
    Then the screen with reset pops up, which teleport you back to the start

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  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Deathmortus.7852 said:
    Personnally, Brisban and Snowden are a bit difficult, a lot of try and no gold for me :expressionless:

    It's easier to get gold times on the second and third laps of the races than in the time trials (because you're already travelling at top speed rather than starting from a dead stop).

    With that in mind it'd be good if the timer for laps started when you passed the first checkpoint (they'd have to move the start point for the races, I think).

  • Deathmortus.7852Deathmortus.7852 Member ✭✭
    edited December 3, 2018

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Deathmortus.7852 said:
    Personnally, Brisban and Snowden are a bit difficult, a lot of try and no gold for me :expressionless:

    It's easier to get gold times on the second and third laps of the races than in the time trials (because you're already travelling at top speed rather than starting from a dead stop).

    With that in mind it'd be good if the timer for laps started when you passed the first checkpoint (they'd have to move the start point for the races, I think).

    Thanks for the advice, i've done Snowden on first try in race :+1:
    And i approve your suggestion !

  • Rodras.6502Rodras.6502 Member
    edited December 3, 2018

    Please oh please give the commanders the ability to put out checkpoints and orbs and lets see magic happen :)

  • Anchoku.8142Anchoku.8142 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have to support this, too. In-map, racing minigames are fun whether I am racing or harvesting onions and carrots on the track.

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭
    edited December 4, 2018

    @Rodras.6502 said:
    Please oh please give the commanders the ability to put out checkpoints and orbs and lets see magic happen :)

    I am all for RACEmmander TAG mode :) =)
    Custom races for every occasion.

  • @Anchoku.8142 said:
    I have to support this, too. In-map, racing minigames are fun whether I am racing or harvesting onions and carrots on the track.

    It is fun to see a pack of beetle-riders whizzing by, isn't it? :D

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Will.9785 said:
    I'm glad you like it. I personally hate it. I feel like the beetle is the worst implemented mount in the game by a wide margin and its completely unfun to use. Being forced to grind lap after lap with glitchy mechanics and a choppy framerate to unlock something I've wanted since the game has been released is not fun to me in the slightest.

    I didn't grind and still managed to ace all tracks after a week. :) My advice: Don't always speed up whenever you can (same goes for using "Bond of Vigor"), rather save the endurance for the right spots. You may think you are too slow this way, but in reality you are saving precious seconds. :+1:


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  • @Zagerus.8675 said:
    Just wanted to post a deep thanks for adding Roller Beetle racing to the game! It's truly one of the best racing experiences I've gotten from a video game - in GW2, what?! The physics are there, the learning curve and gradual progression that you expect from spending time trying to master a track is there. And it's just plain fun. The only request that I have is to do away with the "play" button to start the races. A starting line (or circle) with a 3..2..1 countdown at the start of races would just seal the deal on this being one of the best things that Anet has ever released for the game.

    I'll wholeheartedly agree here, it's awesome!

    My only complaint is the structure of the Beetle Race Daily, always having to wait out for what feels like forever 3 times just doesn't feel right and wastes way too many time just on sitting on the map and doing nothing, which can build up to 45 minutes to a whole hour in which you have 80% of your time just been sitting there and doing literally nothing and only 20% actual racing.

    That should be fixed asap in my opinion, like make the daily linked to the Adventure / Time Trial itself and not attached to the group event, then it really would be perfect.
    It's like that for HoT Adventure Dailies, so why not here too?

  • Gemnaid.4219Gemnaid.4219 Member ✭✭✭

    Not really. It’s bad content.

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't know if there is an official feedback thread, but after getting the Choya tonic, I'm looking at the rest of the tonics, and I'm not super exited about those.

    Could you put an Endless Mystery Cat Tonic on there for 1,000? 2,000?

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

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