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flc's as-complete-as-possible guide to MK8

Discussion in 'Articles' started by flc, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. flc

    flc Professional Site Breaker

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    Because I felt like turning this into a dick waving contest

    (not really, barry just picked an unfortunate day to post his guide)

    http://bombch.us/uPG


    This was supposed to be a christmas thing (because everyone loves having 20,000 words on mario kart thrown at them for christmas) but then I got stuck and then I realised I'd written 40 pages

    This is still incomplete; detailed analyses of each track plus the clan metagame are still in the works, but since this is a google doc it'll always be up to date.

    Please note that this is aimed at players of all skill levels, so even though there's 40 pages (and there will be about 100 in the finished document once all the dlc's out), everyone will find parts that do not apply to them. I tried to be as thorough as possible.

    I haven't edited it yet, but please tell me if there's dumb shit in there (typos, repetition, inaccurate pointers (I reshuffled the structure twice), ambiguity, unclear writing, etc) that needs changing. I'll be editing it once it's done. Also, while there shouldn't be anything in here that's outright wrong, there might be a few things that are incomplete or otherwise not as right as they should be.

    Happy karting, friends
     
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  2. Luso

    Luso mk8 is the superior game

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  3. luke

    luke vision of excellence

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    well a contents part would be nice, ctrl+f is a thing though

    aside from that i better go grab a drink and some popcorn...
     
  4. flc

    flc Professional Site Breaker

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    thats on page 2, guess I could make it stand out though
     
  5. luke

    luke vision of excellence

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    cant tell if you just edited or i was blind on my first read
     
  6. flc

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    yes.
     
  7. Dartanian

    Dartanian rWS Connoisseur WL Staff

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    This phrase sounds somewhat familiar..

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    Good job.
     
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    cool post
     
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    i always thought about doing something like this back in mkw days but i thought it would take too much time and clearly i wasn't wrong
     
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    Note that indrift combos with less than 3.0 Accel, while viable, are probably not a good idea because it's so unlikely you'll be out of the pack, so you have to plan on getting hit (unlike the karts where you can plan on breaking away). That said, I'm not an expert on them; ask Cloud or Ruby or Soul or someone else who mains indrift and they should give you a better answer.

    3 accel inward drift combos are actually pretty bad because if you're going to use an inward drift, you're going to want as much speed as possible. I have no idea about its hidden stats but heavyweight + master cycle + slicks + accel glider seems to be the best one to use.
    (5.5 | 2.0 | 4.75 | 2.75 | 1.5)
    I haven't tried slims with it but I don't think they're worth it.
    I personally just dislike 3 accel combos because the acceleration is really not useful and the lack of weight and speed cripple you a lot.

    also i've been maining karts for like months now, pls.

    E: Excellent guide by the way, good job.
     
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    Very good! Thank you for this guide. I feel like a Mario Kart master and I've only read 2 pages.
     
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    oops forgot to explain items and gliders, just quickly added that

    thankfully gliders can be summed up in a sentence

    didn't think people would notice that so quickly heh

    salt buildup is a serious problem friends

    ok nice, will update. 3 accel was what a lot of people used before the master cycle came out for p much the reasons I listed, so yeah
     
  15. Dragmirejr

    Dragmirejr Always keep an open mind! World Cup Staff

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    ggs barry :oops:

    but tbh, good in depth guide. You could probably make a tl;dr on two pages, but there needs to be many pages to base it off to have an effect
     
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    yeah I might collect the key points into a single doc since that's basically the tl;dr version. I didn't want to separate them though because that would make it harder for people to get details about key points that they don't understand and also wouldn't help to contextualise the details (i.e. read the key points then the details and you get a better idea of where I'm going with my rambling)
     
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    sports bike is still viable with super heavys due to being better on some tracks than master cycle due to its awkward controlling sometimes
     
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    Good guide, but I do not appreciate you talking smack about badwagon and its cousins. I will personally fight you to prove they're online viable...
     
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    Sport bike is only faster on dragon driftway, and mario circuit i think, not sure

    e it's still perfectly viable though, master cycle is just better
     
  20. flc

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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
     
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    Barbie Hooah!

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    I appreciate this and will give it a full read.
     
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    It's on now. Get ready to be bumped off into space..... after I'm done with work.
    Also, when are you going to start updating the guide
     
  23. flc

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    probably when I stop being shit at everything past special cup
     
  24. Hope

    Hope Laughter

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    Swaggy guide flc, I'll be reading all of it. even though it's making me feel guilty for never having the patience to time trial Also what does "the Ed antigrav straight" (pg 17) mean?
     
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    the bit that's straight, antigrav, and on electrodrome
     
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