Stunts Forum

SDR Competitions => Stunts Drivers Races => Topic started by: Mark L. Rivers on October 29, 2007, 07:44:36 PM

Title: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on October 29, 2007, 07:44:36 PM

Here it is the last RH track of the season, ARENAS! It will be (so I hope!) a mix of fun, pleasure to drive and wish to win thanks to known Indy?s features and a track full of dazzling, engaging and (as usual! ;)) original tracts! Seeing the track from the sky, we can see soon that there are two big elevated and blinded arenas (?Would you say that is it the reason of the name?!? :D) placed in a large sea and linked only by two tight stripes of asphalt. But let?s start for a usual virtual patrol-lap! Set free the ?horses? of your Indy but only for a short tract of the first ?link? that lead at the first arena: you have to approach at your best a tight chicane so to exit with the possible maximum speed. The reason? You have to enter in the porthole of the first arena almost in 4th gear if you want to avoid to land far on the track losing too much speed?. After the first two curves, the first arena is characterized to the necessity to reach and keep a high enough speed so to exit by the egress in a particular way? Which? Well, you?ll know it! (I can only say that tract will be the most difficult of the entire track? ;)). And then we are on the tight road that connects the two arenas! Water on the left, water on the right, and two fast chicanes to approach while the speed is over 210 Mph? But before to reach to porthole of the 2nd arena, we have to approach a strange and dazzling jump: Powergear is absolutely needed but? only partially?(?!)? You?ll see!  ;)  And now the 2nd arena: strong brake just after the entrance, but then we find a crucial tract where the ability to keep high the speed between different kinds of curves will be essential for a top performance. Weird and dazzling jump from a Loop to an Up/Down Corkscrew (really original and funny!) and then we?ll be launched towards the exit and the last tract of the track! What will we find outside the 2nd and last arena? Water, obviously, but a very fast tract too (Powergear? Let?s see?), where we will have to manage our Indy carefully until the finish line? That?s all! Come on Stunts drivers, let?s make a great show on this final track and, above all, enjoy with it!  :)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on October 31, 2007, 09:19:42 PM

Gentlemen, start your engines!  :)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 01, 2007, 12:09:24 AM
Not really a chance to fight for the title, so it's about winning another track and climbing on SWR.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 02, 2007, 08:44:08 PM
My final time for CP1:

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK1.zip (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK1.zip)

PS
Password later...  ;)

Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 03, 2007, 03:19:19 PM
I am really impressed with your trackdesigning, Mark. ARENAS is great fun, not too easy and not too hard, and somehow unusual...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 03, 2007, 11:03:06 PM
I am really impressed with your trackdesigning, Mark. ARENAS is great fun, not too easy and not too hard, and somehow unusual...

Your compliments make me really glad, BJ...  :)
You are a great driver with a big experience, and your consideration is really pleasant for me. Thanks!
What I always research, it's to realize tracks that arouse emotions and special sensations for who drive on them. I also always try to insert special tracts so it's necessary to make unusual passages from a element to another one. And sometimes I succeed to reach my goal... ;)
Effectively, I like very much designing a track, usually only a bit less than race on it, but sometimes a bit more...  ;)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 04, 2007, 03:46:59 PM

1st Checkpoint!

Duplode leads the provisional rank at CP1 with an absolutely fantastic time! The brazilian driver seems to have reached soon a very good feeling with the track realizing a striking 1'23"35!  :o :o    He inflicts almost 2" to me (2nd) and almost 5" to Chulk (3rd)!  :o   Maybe it would be enough to size his great performance, but if we take a look to the other drivers, the wonder increases: Krys TOFF (last winner in the season, 4th) at 10", AbuRaf70 (5th) at 15" and SuperBrian (6th) at over 16"...  :o   Really a great race for Duplode who, getting a whole bonus point, seems strongly intentioned to catch the 5th final place overtaking in last race his main opponent, SuperBrian (who has only a thin vantage, 2,5 points in classification)! Looking the scoreborad, it seems that drivers are racing really in two different arenas with the first three encased in about 5" and the second three enclosed in about 5" too but with a larger gap. Anyway, the track has some critical points where a not correct approach risks to cause a large loss of speed increasing a lot the final time. And the short period from Start to CP1 maybe has not permitted to any drivers to make many trials. This could be the cause of the divide on the scoreboard.  ::)  Meanwhile, not succeeding to get bonus points, Chulk delivers officially the title to me  :): 18 points the maximum score by now reachable by the argentinian, 19 points the gap in general classification. It has been a fair and estimable challenge, and only 2 bad results for Chulk ("Tetris" in last May and "Funny" in last month) have impeded to have still a pulsant dispute! But now we have to see what will happen in this dazzling and surprising race! Next Sunday we'll know if more drivers will be able to find the right approach to pass from Arena 1 to Arena 2! ;)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 06, 2007, 05:33:56 AM
There is so much to do in this track one hardly believes it can be finished under 90 seconds... a perfect design to round off the season Mark! 8)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 06, 2007, 11:01:08 PM
There is so much to do in this track one hardly believes it can be finished under 90 seconds... a perfect design to round off the season Mark! 8)

Thanks Duplode!  :)   
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit... 
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 06, 2007, 11:24:04 PM
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
I know how to, but I just can't do it!
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 07, 2007, 01:59:56 AM
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
I know how to, but I just can't do it!

Well, I was not refering to final times in my post; but anyway I sort of agree with Chulk on this one...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 07, 2007, 07:53:45 AM
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)...

Well, I was not refering to final times in my post

OK, now I think to have understood what you wanted to say, something near to this thought: to make a time under 90 seconds it's necessary to believe ("hardly") that it's possible, working then a lot... Right?  ;)

80 seconds... really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
I know how to, but I just can't do it!

I sort of agree with Chulk on this one...

Well, I realized yesterday my second attempt for CP2 (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK3.zip (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK3.zip)). I think to have made the fastest first half of race I'm able to do (maybe I can rescue 0"50 in first 20 seconds, but I'm not sure...). In the 2nd half of the track, in this moment I think that maybe I can lower furtherly my time for 1" or a bit more, but this wouldn't be enough to go under 80"... And really I don't know in this moment where I can find the centiseconds I need...  ???
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 07, 2007, 10:09:06 AM
OK, now I think to have understood what you wanted to say, something near to this thought: to make a time under 90 seconds it's necessary to believe ("hardly") that it's possible, working then a lot... Right?  ;)

Not quite... I just meant Arenas is very complex without being very long  ;)

Well, I realized yesterday my second attempt for CP2 (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK3.zip (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK3.zip)). I think to have made the fastest first half of race I'm able to do (maybe I can rescue 0"50 in first 20 seconds, but I'm not sure...). In the 2nd half of the track, in this moment I think that maybe I can lower furtherly my time for 1" or a bit more, but this wouldn't be enough to go under 80"... And really I don't know in this moment where I can find the centiseconds I need...  ???

My intuition tells there should be room to break 80'', and someone will eventually do it. Finding the correct racing lines will be far from trivial, however...

(I still have not gone for CP2, so this is merely speculation, for now  ;))
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 07, 2007, 10:49:59 PM
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
I know how to, but I just can't do it!
I'VE DONE IT!!! No, I'm just kidding, I haven't even raced for CP2 yet, I will probably race tonight.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 11, 2007, 03:43:37 PM

2nd Checkpoint!

Again Duplode!!!  :)  The brazilian driver results again 1st at CP2 lowering his time over 3%, catching so other 2 bonus points in add to the one got at CP1!!  I (2nd) also lowered over 3% his time (0,5 bonus point for me), but not enough to be ahead Duplode that doesn't seem by now only intentioned to overtake SuperBrian (good improvement but still 6th): he strongly wants to catch his first official victory in a standard RH race!  8)  Let's see what will happen, while next Sunday, we'll know if Duplode (18 points his provisional score) will catch other 3 bonus points (as AbuRaf70 in Geometry) trying to get a marvelous en-plein! While Chulk didn't improve (anyway still 3rd), it's turning on the fight for the final 3rd place: AbuRaf70 (4th) overtakes Krys TOFF (5th) defending the thin gap (1,5 point) in general classification! If no one of them will catch other bonus points, the argentinian and the french can't arrive pair. Krys have to get at least 2 points more than AbuRaf70, and this means, for example, Krys 4th and AbuRaf70 5th. Will be the argentinian able to defend his position at CP3 too and, above all, at the Finish?  ???  Really stunning and surprising this final of season!  8)    And... are we sure that there won't be other pleasing surprises like outsiders not even on the track....? Let's see!  :)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 12, 2007, 05:46:17 AM
Duplode is flying! (I'm sure it's more literal that it seems with Indy and this track ;)). He'll beat 80" barrier soon.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 18, 2007, 06:21:06 PM
3rd Checkpoint!

Sensational, astonishing, shocking outset for Bonzai Joe!!!  :o :o :o  The danish ace goes down on the track for the first time in this SDR season (welcome back!  :) :)) and his result is absolutely breathtaking: first provisional place atomising the previous record!!!  :o :o :o  Yes, the great BJ reaches a wonderful 1?11?60 leaving a more and more amazing Duplode (2nd) so far, although he lowered his previous time more than 3%: more than 6? the gap from the danish ?rocket? and the brazilian revelation!  :o :o  Really devastating the race of BJ, who takes part for the 3rd time in a SDR race (previous races: R1/2006 ?Speed? and R2/2006 ?Steering?)! About the others, Chulk conquers the provisional podium overtaking for 0?10 me (4th) who didn?t improve (a "bit" engaged in NORH contest? ;)). Fifth is AbuRaf70 who lowers again his time fortifying his provisional third place in general classification on Krys TOFF (6th) who didn?t send a new replay. SuperBrian (7th) closes the group but he?s now very near to his teammate. And now we are at the last week of race! Will anyone succeed to approach the monster BJ?s time? Maybe Duplode who is hunting his first victory? Or Chulk who maybe want to get a last satisfaction in SDR? And what about me? Will I want to legitimate my title trying to beat current leader? But there?s a third place in overall that asks a name: AbuRaf70 or Krys TOFF? Sure BJ?s outset made more complicated the things for Krys (and more easy for AbuRaf70): he has to arrive 4th to be sure to rescue the 1,5 points that he need to overtake AbuRaf70 in general classification, but now it seems not so easy having to rescue a lot of seconds (about 10?) on current 4th...  ::)   But a good teamwork by Damage Inc. could simplify him the life?  ;)   Wow, really a great final for this season!!  8)  See you for the last time next Sunday!!  :) :) :)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm  (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 19, 2007, 07:20:44 AM
He is back  :o... and what a way to reappear :bows:
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 20, 2007, 07:18:43 PM
Unbelievable time reached by BJ! Are you sure you have hand problems? ???
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 20, 2007, 10:00:27 PM
The arm problems are not so bad now, they only mean I have to rest my arms quite often, but that's not a big problem in RH racing...

Thank you for the comments about my time :) I'm afraid sooner or later you'll just beat it, but then I can be happy I earned some admiration now !
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 20, 2007, 11:14:34 PM
What a race this one is becoming: strong action everywhere in an almost 20'' range! Another point is that BJ's ressurgence means AbuRaf has gone down to history as the only one to achieve a perfect race under SDR score system... ;)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 21, 2007, 07:49:16 AM
What a race this one is becoming: strong action everywhere in an almost 20'' range! Another point is that BJ's ressurgence means AbuRaf has gone down to history as the only one to achieve a perfect race under SDR score system... ;)

You're right Duplode, effectively I forgot to mention in my comments that you has skimmed the en-plein! And only for the hyper-performance of BJ you didn't get the "magic" 6 points, even if your race was sure great!  :)  Well, you could aim to catch the maximum bonus time in next ISM, that is 2"...  ;)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 24, 2007, 07:28:47 AM

My final time for Finish!
I have not time to try again so... I have to be happy about this time...  :)
Thrilling for Arenas' podium!  8)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 26, 2007, 09:25:10 PM

Finish!

We can say it: ?The Arenas? has not been a classic year ending race with the games already closed. It has been a real hard and engaging challenge between drivers who raced for fun and for the win!  :)  And, as it?s obvious in these cases, the show has been great, and also the podium: I legitimate the title, conquered one month ago, winning ahead an awesome Duplode (first 2nd place for him in career for this specialty!) and a fantastic Bonzai Joe who is returning to a splendid condition after the long pause!  8) Really a wonderful race who appears even greater if we check the analysis. But before this, let?s talk about the results of other drivers!  :)  Fourth is arrived Chulk, without improvements in last week, maybe not very motivated to find a faster replay in a race by now with many significances for him. But the final 2nd place in classification is really a great result, and if we check the final SDR Ranking, we can see that Chulk is the driver who caught the highest number of race points in the 2 seasons: chapeau.  :) And now we have to talk about the last three places. Usually the fifth position is a not very rewarding place, but this time it?s not so: succeeding to stay ahead Krys TOFF and SuperBrian (6th and 7th, without further improvements in last week) AbuRaf70 succeeds to catch a 5th place that vales gold for him!  :)  In fact, the esteemed and loved argentinian driver succeeds to obtain a wonderful third place in the general classification, a result that has really a sweet taste, for him and maybe for his main opponent in the season too?  ;)   But let?s return to the podiumers? races! We have said ?awesome Duplode? and this is not exaggerate: best first, second and fourth section inflicting heavy gaps (above all in section 1 and 4) to his opponents!!!  :o Yes, at 1st intermediate the brazilian ace leads with 1?20 on Bonzai Joe (2nd) and 2?00 on me (only 4th behind Chulk) and the gaps rise to 1?35? for BJ (2nd) and 2?95 for me (still 4th behind Chulk) at intermediate 2!  :o  :o And what about the section 4? Partial times say this: 1st Duplode with 13?55, 2nd BJ with 16?35 (+ 2?80) and 3rd me with 16?50 (+ 2?95). Total time of these 3 sections? Duplode 48?30, BJ 52?45, me 54?20.  :o :o :o  Abyssal gaps for a really awesome Duplode!!  8)   But, sure you ask, how does it possible he didn?t win, what did it happen in section 3??  ???  And now we have to talk about the mysterious 3rd section? Since BJ sent is impressive 1?11?60, I thought that the Danish ace had cut the track correspondently to the access to the 2nd Arena. But it was wrong. BJ made a fantastic line, driving his car really at its limit, skimming the perfection (+ 3?75 on Duplode), but following a normal line, the same line of the brazilian driver. Anyway I didn?t know it and so I concentrated all my efforts on that cut. An impossible long jump, an impossible cut. And when I was almost sure to desist? the ?miracle? happened!  :) :) :)  Yes, I cut the track jumping from the ramps situated at intermediate 3 to the access of 2nd Arena, keeping the Powergear: really incredible but real, watch my replay to believe it!!  :o :o  :o And if you?ll watch that replay you?ll see that the jump has been preparated (with a big investment of time) since the middle of the two fast chicanes placed in the water. To arrive to the ramps with the right degrees and the right slide, I lunge the trajectory in the middle of the chicanes, reducing forced the speed (this explains better the gap of 1? from Duplode between 1st and 2nd intermediate?), but sliding as I wanted to approach the ramps to try to make the jump desired, availing the usual strange shake that ramps provide when you approach them on the border. And this is the standing at intermediate 3: 1st me with 53?20 (3rd section partial time: 15?50), 2nd a wonderful BJ with 54?65 (18?55  +3?05) and 3rd is Duplode with 57?05 (22?30  +6?80). But now sure you ask: how did Duplode succeed to rescue 3? on me and BJ in last section?  ???   Well, I (evidently exultant for my ?magic? cut?) didn?t see the possibility to avail the loop completely to reach and keep the powergear so to pass on the grass near the up/down corkscrew. I cut anyway the corkscrew but flying on it, after availing only the first tract of the loop. Many seconds gain on drivers who chose to jump from the loop to the corkscrew, but sure not the best way possible. Instead BJ and Duplode made the best choice, but with a little but determinant difference: while the danish driver passes on the right of the final ramp of the elevated tract, the brazilian succeeds to pass on the left and this means? he succeeds to keep the powergear for all the final tract!! ?You sure are wrong?, you said, ?last sharp corner placed just before the finish can?t be done with powergear!? Do you think so? Well, you have only to see the replay to be sure that I have not said lies? Incredible and dazzling final for the great race of Duplode!  8)  And sure incredible and dazzling final for this race and this great season!!  :)  Thanks so much to all have take part, racing on SDR too, to the great show called Stunts world racing!  :) :)  One more time we can say: Long live to Stunts!    :) :) :)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 26, 2007, 09:48:50 PM
What can I say... Great jump Mark, and great loop Duplode! I hadn't thought the jump could be possible, but I tried and failed to do both Duplode and Mark's loop cuts. Well done!
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 26, 2007, 10:14:58 PM
Wow, fabulous race! On that fatidical third sector entrance, Mark's jump was plain surreal, something I had long given up trying, whereas BJ got to round the turn on healthy 3rd gear with no hint of skidding whatsoever... Well done guys, SDR had the final race it deserved  ;).
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 26, 2007, 10:51:51 PM
Maybe you should rename SDR to Mark L. Rivers Self-Show. Or in a bit more polite way, remove your name from the overall rankings at the end like I do.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 26, 2007, 11:23:25 PM
What can I say... Great jump Mark, and great loop Duplode! I hadn't thought the jump could be possible, but I tried and failed to do both Duplode and Mark's loop cuts. Well done!

Thanks BJ! It has been a great honour racing beside you in this last SDR race. I'm really proud for this more than I'm proud for my lucky victory!  :)


Wow, fabulous race! On that fatidical third sector entrance, Mark's jump was plain surreal, something I had long given up trying, whereas BJ got to round the turn on healthy 3rd gear with no hint of skidding whatsoever... Well done guys, SDR had the final race it deserved  ;).

Yes, really a fabulous race, and this thanks also to your fantastic performance! Great!  :)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 26, 2007, 11:51:41 PM
Maybe you should rename SDR to Mark L. Rivers Self-Show. Or in a bit more polite way, remove your name from the overall rankings at the end like I do.

Oh no, you can't possibly screw up with thread, race or contest now. First, because this can't be really a valid complaint as you were not fighting for the victory or overall title. Second, those who were actually battling for something are confident this is a fairly managed tournament and can only enjoy the challenge of competing fairly against top-class opposition (and this leads one to wonder about those who can't...). Third, because mangager results were only excluded from overall standings by USC's third season, anyway as a largely pragmatic option as it seems (some slight research leads here (http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?topic=1451.msg17210#msg17210)). Fourth, because no one will rename anything as this was SDR last season. And finally because R10 was a kickass race whose in-track action stands above any bull****. Those remarks oddly sound of sour grapes or anything like that, and the ZakStunts champion should be above that. Maybe this (http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?topic=2002.msg30871#msg30871) exchange could offer some insight on what's behind the provocations...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 12:10:48 AM
But if you check some of the separate race results and my aid laps on YouTube, you will find that usually I tried to avoid my victories and used only my worse laps in the competition. About the Renato Biker-Alain-Mingva thing, we were obviously enemies. :D Anyway I liked SDR, it was a great job from Mark. I just told my private opinion - that's democracy.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 27, 2007, 12:14:22 AM
Impresssing results and tricks. Well done guys, I can't imagine how many RH attempts were needed for these replays ! :o
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 12:15:33 AM
Alainish amount of RH... :D
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 27, 2007, 12:35:44 AM
I just told my private opinion - that's democracy.
Wrong! That's free speech!
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 12:42:16 AM
Free speech is the part of democracy.

Free speech, free speech for the dumb... (Metallica)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 27, 2007, 02:01:35 AM
Right, free speech aplies both to insidious soundbites and the necessarily following ugly replies... ::) Anyway,

Alainish amount of RH... :D

I did think of a certain (famous?) Alain replay at some point of my lap, except that his exploit was more unbelievable... this sorta connects with this (http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?topic=765.msg6596#msg6596) thread you retrieved...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 02:03:46 AM
Duplode is the researcher. :D

Alainish amount of RH was another kind of insult.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 27, 2007, 02:08:02 AM
Alainish amount of RH was another kind of insult.

I was consciously trying to ignore that  >:(.

And BTW I was just refering to the Alain/BJ conversation there.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 02:32:52 AM
;D

Newbie, you won't ever understand it as you did not race in the big Alain era. It was special and sometimes a bit annoying... ;)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 27, 2007, 02:40:21 AM
;D

Newbie, you won't ever understand it as you did not race in the big Alain era. It was special and sometimes a bit annoying... ;)

Perhaps I'd say something else, but let's just stay for now with "fair point then"...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 27, 2007, 04:06:42 AM
Alright Duplode, who are you?

I almost miss Alain. Almost...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Duplode on November 27, 2007, 05:41:56 AM
Alright Duplode, who are you?

If I get what you meant, why the suspiction...  ::) c'mon, I'm not willing to retort caustically.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 27, 2007, 09:52:02 AM
;D

Newbie, you won't ever understand it as you did not race in the big Alain era. It was special and sometimes a bit annoying... ;)
Special ? Not more as racing with other RH masters. Seeing wining replays was always a pleasure and an enjoyment. Alan Rotoi, Argammon, BJ, Gutix, Ayrton, ... So many incredible replays from them. And now look at SDR Arena's replays : it reminds me of this "era" as you called it.
Annoying ? Well, Alain's racing was not annoying. Alain's presence in the forum was sometimes annoying, that's different. CTG is sometimes annoying too in the forum now. I think CTG misses Alain more than he would like to admit, don't you CTG ?
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 11:28:38 AM
Krys: Every good guy needs an enemy... ;D
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 27, 2007, 12:09:02 PM
Krys: Every good guy needs an enemy... ;D
Mingva was your ennemy. Alain was Argy's ennemy.
I don't think I have any ennemy, it seems I'm not a good guy then. :D
Ok, so I assume to be a BAD guy. How are you today Mr Anderson ? 8)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 12:20:37 PM
Ok, so I assume to be a BAD guy. How are you today Mr Anderson ? 8)

http://xszala.uw.hu/mulatos_smith_by_elszala.swf ;D
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 27, 2007, 02:34:54 PM
Krys: Every good guy needs an enemy... ;D
Mingva was your ennemy. Alain was Argy's ennemy.
I don't think I have any ennemy, it seems I'm not a good guy then. :D
Ok, so I assume to be a BAD guy. How are you today Mr Anderson ? 8)
Maybe you are a BAD guy but you can still have an enemy (who is supposed to be a GOOD guy)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 27, 2007, 03:17:03 PM
Krys: Every good guy needs an enemy... ;D
Mingva was your ennemy. Alain was Argy's ennemy.
I don't think I have any ennemy, it seems I'm not a good guy then. :D
Ok, so I assume to be a BAD guy. How are you today Mr Anderson ? 8)
Maybe you are a BAD guy but you can still have an enemy (who is supposed to be a GOOD guy)
Oh, well. If I'm without ennemy I'm a neutral guy. Folliwing AD&D rules, I would choose "chaotic neutral", as my mind is really close to chaos sometimes. :D
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: zaqrack on November 27, 2007, 06:06:26 PM
oh yes, the good old chaotic neutral, my favourite too. :)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 27, 2007, 08:37:40 PM
Folliwing AD&D rules, I would choose "chaotic neutral", as my mind is really close to chaos sometimes. :D
What are AD&D rules?
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 28, 2007, 10:38:13 AM
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Role-playing game based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe. ;)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 28, 2007, 08:04:16 PM
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Role-playing game based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe. ;)
Oh, OK. How old is that game? Is it good?
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 29, 2007, 09:08:19 AM
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Role-playing game based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe. ;)
Oh, OK. How old is that game? Is it good?
1st publication : 1974 as Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). In 1977, and "advanced" (more complicated) version appeared, named AD&D. More details regarding the RPG : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_&_Dragons

This game is the root of almost all heroic-fantasy games, like Lord of the Rings is the root of almost all heroic-fantasy litterature or movies.

Interest of the tabletop game depends mainly of the rule-master and of the players. I'm sure you already played an AD&D-complient videogames like "Dungeon Master" series, "Eye of the Beholder" series, "Baldur's Gate" series, "Neverwinter Nights" series, ... or all the old 80's games from SSI (Pool of Radiance, Realms of Darkness, ...)
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on November 29, 2007, 02:46:47 PM
I'm sure you already played an AD&D-complient videogames like "Dungeon Master" series, "Eye of the Beholder" series, "Baldur's Gate" series, "Neverwinter Nights" series, ... or all the old 80's games from SSI (Pool of Radiance, Realms of Darkness, ...)
No, only RPG game I played was "A bard's tale" on my very old and loved NES! I liked it so I might try this AD&D to see hot it goes. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on November 29, 2007, 03:00:26 PM
RPG... boooooooooooooring...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on December 04, 2007, 05:18:01 PM
CTG's Spamming... boooooooooooring...
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on December 04, 2007, 07:06:23 PM
CTG's Spamming... boooooooooooring...

Chulk's reaction on my spamming... booooooooooooooooooooooring... :P
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 04, 2007, 10:28:24 PM
CTG's reply to Chulk's reaction to his spamming: banana.
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on December 04, 2007, 10:34:26 PM
BJ's comment on my reply to Chulk's reaction to my spamming: useless! ;D
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: Chulk on December 04, 2007, 10:46:33 PM
My reply on CTG's reply on...
useless! ;D
So it belongs to a different topic! :D
Title: Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
Post by: CTG on December 04, 2007, 10:52:57 PM
Yep. Let's continue there! :D