GET IN HERE AND RACE
>Blue shell negated lightning stun and helped me win
Holy shit that was amazing.
Aside from that hueg fuckfest we had a couple hours ago, Toadette's not all that common, probably around one in the average race. The most common in my experience seems to be either Roy or Wario
>About to star slam Plein
I have to go eat anyways
>tfw stupid fish eats your shield and you get redshelled
How the fuck do you take the last turn on Rainbow Road 8 without a Sports Bike? I try to drift as close as I can to the edge, but then the cart can't keep up with the harshness of the turn and the drift causes me to slide off/almost off the track. I can't end the drift early because the boost will guaranteed throw me off the track.
>someone throws a green shell past me
>it bounces off a spin booster and does a 180
>drop down to 10th
They are XBOXHUEG, and the hitboxes don't help, either.
Space slut wins the day
why still 3/12
I'll try that next time
That's the thing. I can drift really well. It's the only turn that fucks me over. I can even make the turn at the end of Dolphin Shoals and the dead angle drifts in Bone Dry Ruins.
>first lightning hits while star'd
>second lighting hits while bullet bill'd
>end in 1st
No need to thank me, just fighting the good fight.
>stay at 12th - 6th most time
>Mushrooms, gold mushrooms, green shells, bananas, nothing else
>not even single red shell
This fucking game.
Hell, 60 hours in, 90% of all items period,
Yet I get hit by 3 red shells every fucking race
Even in 9th place at least two red shells
I want to have fun damnit
>ALRIGHT GONNA TAKE IT
>get hit by rogue green just as I am in middle way of taking the shortcut
COMMUNICATION ERROR OUTSKIE
there is just so much bullshit I can handle before getting a genuine headache from all the hard gradual frustration.
Whatever character/setup you like the most. Don't be a scrub
>Dr. Ivo joins
Well I guess I'm not getting 1st anymore.
Either, prefer outside-drift for bikes
How is this build
Gold standard kart
Hello to every gottagofast build.
Acceleration rounds down, so your 1.75 acceleration is really only 1 acceleration. Swap the Cyber-Slicks for something else (probably Standard) to get a round number. It'll help with your water speed as well.
That, or use the kart combo with DK/Waluigi/Rosalina. You'd be better off with Slims than Slicks though, for better water speed and traction.
I finally got my Wii U /v/, and MK8 too.
>Still haven't unlocked everything.
Maybe tomorrow /v/
Fucking xboghueg heavies I swear...
>Not doing TT
Royal Raceway improves race lines, and positioning for a good jump on and off the grass ramp and red boosts on the final stretch.
Wario Stadium teaches drift control, drift hops, low jumps and timing for consistent lines through the fire rings and fire bars.
Both rely heavily on soft and spin drifts to get good times and take corners sharply.
Would someone care to explain how spin drifts work? I'm good with soft drifting now and would like to learn something new.
Also, RR8 is great for getting soft drifting down correctly.
>Wii U should arrive two days ago
>Still not here
>losing a /v/eekend
Tell me about MK8. Are tounrmanets the same as communities?
Well, it depends. If you can pull ahead and not be hit by a red shell, it doesn't matter what your acceleration is. Other than that, it feels like 3 acceleration is the minimum for doing anything. Otherwise, you're just stuck crawling and asking for another green shell to hit you again.
I can forgive the /vp/ name though
>Piranha Plant Slide
How about this. I'm gonna list three courses, and you tell me the part of the course that feels the most dangerous, in both its layout and the actions of your opponents. Here are the courses...
Shy Guy Falls
Some give you a small bonus to air speed/weight, and some give you a small bonus to acceleration/air handling. If you need +0.25 acceleration bonus to hit your next tier, they're great. Otherwise, mostly cosmetic.
All gliders have one of those two stats, so the Gold Glider is just a cosmetic difference from the Super Glider, for instance.
>Shy Guy Falls
The jump near the finish line. If lightning strikes there you're fucked. Doubly so if you were planning to use the mushroom shortcut.
I can't think of anything. It's a relatively calm track in my experience.
>Shy Guy Falls
Up the waterfall for bananas, the jump after going down the waterfall for red shells.
The small bridge after the egg section. Also, getting bumped around by heavies in general during the more narrow bridges.
Probably the turn before the ramp, where the spinning cups are. Massive fireball spam and best place to toss bombs/shells.
>Shy Guy Falls
Either going down the waterfall or the early turn after the first set of item boxes
Egg and Bridge
It's pretty chill, but usually in the second water section with the carousel
A lot of things.
Rather, a lot of items.
APPLEBLOOOOOOOOOOOM GOD DAMMIT I DON'T EVEN NEED TO BE A HORSEFUCKER TO KNOW YOUR THE WORST PONE
Thanks based blueshell on Shy Guy Falls
>mfw steal Dog's 3rd place on Thwomp Ruins
There's something I don't like about gliding in MK8.
WHY THE FUCK CAN'T YOU PRESS B TO FALL LIKE IN 7?
Some Luigi faglord bumped me off the edge on the shortcut in the last lap.
I think I need to eat.
>in 1st the entirety of lap 3
>then comes the Blueshell on the chute section
>everything after that
>hit mid jump
>"Okay, I can still do this!"
>hit by red shell before going anywhere
>shoved into the pit again
>lighting on your third attempt
>now in 12th with no coins
I hope you get item raped into last in every race you are in.
Eh, looks like it might just about be enough of this.
>JP Toadette is here
Alright, I suppose I can race some more.
Also, haes: your first red shell hit Daisy just before the item blocks. You might want to time that better so that it hits afterwards (assuming you're planning that).
Fuck you Tyler
Did you really slow down to feed me all your reds?
So is this Mario kart more or less casual than 7? MK7's redshells were really handholdy and lightning/blueshell appearance was still way too god damn high. Are they still that way or can I invest in this game without feeling like its a chaotic clusterfuck still.
Straight answers please.
>leave room while still on course select screen
>enter tournament again
>get same room
>there's me as a "player" CPU in the race
That's only supposed to happen if you disconnect in the race.
what? red shells are fuck easy to avoid now, and lightning and blue shell doesn't appear as much, not to mention blue shell hit more like a normal shell one because of faster recovering. Git gud guys.
That sucks, guess I'll be skipping this one unless it gets a patch...which knowing Nintendo unless theres exploits it never will. Oh well if ppl still race 7, i'll be there
The RNG is fucking shit. Red shells and coins are far too common.
>shitty item RNG
>shitty weight system
>shitty kart part balance
>green shells get slight homing abilities in on people after bouncing off walls
No. I still play this game and I'm probably not going to stop until MK9 comes out, but you can't deny the legit bullshit this game has.
I wonder if people will go back to 7 after a while of 8 janking them with casual catered item spawns.
Still better than 7 and wii, now is very common that once in a while most racers will receive mushrooms at the same time, also if super horn appears is more likely that at least other two people got it too and that someone will get blueshell, also is very likely if you get a star that someone will get lightning.
You know this game is very fucked when Redshells and greenshells are more lethal than a blueshell. Seriously, no one loses 1st because of the blueshell anymore. Triple reds in seconds are more likely to fuck you up.
And that still makes it easier than even 7, seriosly red shells are almost useless if you can barely see the player targeted because they most likely will hit a hazard or a wall on the track. There is a reason to why is easy to get 3 star on every cup and you know why.
I've ran through the stats on all the parts. Here's what parts have identical stats.
Standard Kart = Cat Cruiser, Prancer, Sneaker, The Duke, Teddy Buggy
Pipe Frame = Standard Bike, Flame Rider, Varmint, Wild Wiggler
Mach 8 = Circuit Special, Sports Coupe, Gold Standard
Steel Driver = Tri-Speeder, Badwagon, Standard ATV
Biddybuggy = Landship, Mr. Scooty
Comet (inside drift) = Sport Bike, Jet Bike, Yoshi Bike
Standard Tires = Off-Road, Blue Standard, Retro Off-Road
Monster Tires = Hot Monster
Roller Tires = Button, Azure Roller
Slim Tires = Crimson Slim
Slick Tires = Cyber Slick
Metal Tires = Gold Tires
Sponge Tires = Wood, Cushion
Super Glider = Wario Wing, Waddle Wing, Plane Glider, Gold Glider
Cloud Glider = Peach Parasol, Parachute, Parafoil, Flower Glider, Bowser Kite, MKTV Parafoil
I could be wrong about something, of course. I've grabbed these stats off of websites, after all, rather than obtaining them from the game code or something similar. However, everything has checked out with every reference I've made, and you get the expected numbers in the game as well.
Good singles, Grant, and thanks for the races, /v/
Maybe I'll come back tomorrow!
If 1st has already crossed the finish line, then the shell will go after the lead player. I've actually had it homing in on 2nd, only to turn around and hit be because 2nd crossed the finish line.
Well, all this banter for nothing.
Is there even any build where the Monster tires are viable?
They might be useful for an inside drift bike, assuming Slicks or Slims aren't good enough. They unfortunately have the benefit of high traction, which means very little in the game.
I can't see using Monster tires with a Mach 8, not when you could use Mach 8/Slims instead.
>putting together several different karts
>rather proud with the stats on them
>running through the numbers a bit
>Luigi/Pipe Frame/Roller/Cloud Glider
>this looks better than my Daisy AND my Toad setup
Well, I feel kind of bad now. Too bad I don't want to run Luigi at the moment.
Bet you wouldn't complain if it were nothing but DKs or Waaahhhs
>using a heavy
>surprised that he's winning
>Bet you wouldn't complain if it were nothing but DKs or Waaahhhs
>nothing but DKs
I wouldnt even be playing the game anymore
DK is the most annoying character out of all of them
I used to use Dong, pipe frame, slims, and the Bowser glider
Now I'm using Wario, that weird pirate ship kart, slicks, and the Wario glider
I'm mainly just testing different shit out at the moment
Holy fucking shit. I've been trying for the past 20 minutes to get into a god damn game, ANY GAME, not even /v/ even world wide or regional and i keep gettign fucking errors
I've tried adding my Wii-U into my DMZ, manually entering internet information, fuckign everything the Support nintendo people say, BUT I STILL CAN'T FUCKING PLAY THE GOD DAMN GAME
How the fuck do i fix this
>do good one race
>get wrecked beyond belief next
>get butthurt and leave to go play ezmodo regional/worldwide
/r/ing a good Middleweight build.
I can't minmax for shit.
I meant to post this with >>252722959 but somehow forgot the image.
For Daisy try pipe frame with slick/slim if you want more speed in exchange for one point of acceleration. Luigi looks good. Those are about the same stats I use, but with more speed.
Anon please, I'm a boy.
Lilly is good, so I will not try to refute your point.
I guess it can't be help, but as long as you are aware of the consequences.
Looks who's talking. One item rape and you left.
I can appreciate that they tried to fix this by giving everyone excessive mushrooms and stars to move the pack forward rather than holding it back. However, making mushrooms and stars worthless except for the occasional shortcut really messed up the plan.
i always feel dirty getting one so i just send it off asap.
mk8 compaired to 7, at least, feels like gliding on perpetual ice. godamn i'm bringin the suck and pumping tourney ratings.
Well, I jumped offline to see how setting up the tablet next to the TV might work for seeing positions and items without glancing down. It turns out it doesn't. The tablet screen is just too tiny to view at that distance, even if you ignore the glare issues. Plus, the Wii U Pro controller just doesn't feel comfortable in comparison anymore.
I don't think I'll hop online anymore today, though. It was some fun races everyone.
I set mine up on a table to the side of me so I can still see the TV in my peripheral vision. I think it is a bit easier than looking down while playing, but it still isn't great. However, being aware of what items the people around you have is very important. I wish they just gave an option to add a HUD to the TV.
Probably just lagged, that or whoever threw the shell used it when the person who got hit was in front of you
>that cannon section
Mario Kart 8 really did copy Wreck-it Ralph
>N64 Rainbow Road
>Only three sections
>Shorter than the N64 version
>If anything happens to you in the first stint you're never getting those positions back because the race is too damn short
Why is this allowed
This is what happens when a game is aimed towards casuals, the balance suffers as skill ceases to be a MAJOR factor.
so i tried browsing other sites and gfaqs to find my answer and all i get are idiots telling me what they like.
i dont care what they like, i want to know whats the best. what is the best vehicle in this game; what is mario kart 8's flamerunner?