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Not really sure whether to post this here or in the online thread.

First of all, I'd like to apologise for my lack of contribution so far, I've mostly played with the people from grcade but I'm looking to get stuck in this weekend.

Also, I wondered if anyone had floated the idea of a cross-forum team tournament yet? I know rllmuk and grcade used to play Clubs on Fifa against each other which was great fun, and both have a good sized group of Kart regulars, so it could be exciting.

let's do this!

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my top 6 (presuming 6v6 versus) would be fatsam, donut, mrpranny, dismembo, Steve and myself, but I'm probably missing out some people

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my top 6 (presuming 6v6 versus) would be fatsam, donut, mrpranny, dismembo, Steve and myself, but I'm probably missing out some people

:( and I tried so hard.

*sniff* it's just like being in the school playground again.

;)

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I did say id forgot people. To be honest its a lottery anyway between anyone good, the weapons decide it.

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nobody was around in the tourney yesterday arvo so took to playing in random lobbies, its a different game, I lucked out into a lobby of people hovering around the 1000exp mark and took advantage going on a few nice win streaks

its great for restoring confidence if the savagery of the forum tourney is getting you down !

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Last shift today so will be able to get on in the next few days. The rllmuk tourney is so much more intense than playing global and because of this, everyone has improved so much. Angel is right, there are a lot of good players and generally it's the luck of the items, sometimes it can be brutal but everyone will experience the best and worst which is why it's such a good game.

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If someone good can get a lead from 2nd place and do enough trick jumps + shortcuts, thats it he's won. Thankfully the actual racing itself is fun, but im not sure if doing every little shortcut and jump matters too much any more. 2nd to last will all fight each other and let you get away, basically this behind you:

FightCloud_000.jpg

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There's a thread on GAF about the little visual touches in this...they really didn't leave anything out:ibtPMQCjIxbawW.gifipnCfS5wCZn6H.gif

Just noticed this morning that on the snow tracks, your tires turn white as they pick up snow.

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Anyone on for a few afternoon games now?

I like the head to head results that are shown when you choose a rival from the Friends/Rivals list. It's only really Fatsam and Steve who I don't have a better head to head score with. Gives you a good understanding of who the better players are beyond the numerical "whoever has clocked up enough races at peak times" tournament score.

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I dont really trust that head to head as it counts early practise, vehicle experimentation, and of course game randomness, although I do agree it shows good people. Really youre ahead on mine though? This must be addressed :)

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Yeah GGS, had to leave for gym/footy but should be back on later.

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Its 27-26 mate :)

It said 27-27 straight after I left the lobby. Strange.

Thanks chamberlago - you're rather good yourself!

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Anyone know what the star thing is about on the results screen when you play online? You can add a star, up to 6, I think, but I've no idea what it does.

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Anyone know what the star thing is about on the results screen when you play online? You can add a star, up to 6, I think, but I've no idea what it does.

It adds the race to the favourites list in Mario Kart TV and keeps it safe from dropping of the end off the recent races list.

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Hitting _Pow_ in midair with a banana made my day today. I couldn't concentrate on driving for the rest of the race. :-D

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