Monday, 18 November 2013
Smelter is a morbidly "dirty" level and what makes it worse in this first race is that it is raining! This post is aimed at providing a guide to how to manage the particulars in your journey to 1st place. This will be the first of many guides to follow shortly so stay tuned!
Watch the video and consult the guide pointer list below:
After you ride the crest of the 1st bump you will approach a corner very soon so you need to brake abruptly. Only standard braking necessary, no handbrakes! Make sure you make it to the inside lane and you can overtake your first batch of cars. Pull away at speed.
After the second jump at the wider angle turn make sure you get in the inside lane again to overtake more cars.
After you splash through the flooded water and then make the jump make sure you centre yourself to clear the second flood by sticking to the surfacing lane avoiding the water, because water will slow you down and lose momentum.
After you pass the turning and approach the big jump line yourself so you are aiming left. The idea is to not land in the water. Land left on the little bit of land next to the fence. That way you don't lose momentum. It has to be the left hand side because you are then within your racing line to efficiently take the next right hand turn. This way you don't even have to take your foot off the throttle!! Flat-out!
By now you should be in 1st place. Now you need to maintain it until the end of the race.
The flood water I refer to in step 3, make sure you pass through the most shallow part to minimise momentum loss. This is just off centre to the left.
This race is as easy as it gets - the harder races are to come.
I would like to know your thoughts on how I am presenting this guide. It is an experiment, but if popular enough I will continue with this format for other races, achievements, missions and game modes like Outbreak etc.. Let me know your thoughts by commenting below. I am counting on your feedback before I press ahead.