I ama pilot for fighting...and don't have the needed skills for racing(Retired Vet.), no reaction time anymore...is there a way to adjust the race for a win?
Thanks Roger Holle
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Hi Thorsword -
This has been talked about quite a bit, and people have differing options to go by. Of course, I'm thinking of the mandated race in Vanilla FL when one must race with Hovis as I figure you are. Couple things to consider - What ship are you using?; i.e., is it a fighter w/good speed or not, and have you tried flying w/out using cruise engines? There are some good options to be found within these forums here, and I can only say that I always use the cruise engines immediately and focus on the rings ahead of the one directly next in front so as to anticipate how to turn. Do a search for 'Hovis' or 'winning the race' to see some other detailed possibilities. Good stuff to be found here... Good Luck and Good freelancing!
I've never liked the race and thought it didn't belong in the game. Still, there is no way around it. At first, I'd lose every time. I'd miss a gate and that was it. Then I sort of fell into a pattern of hitting every gate without trouble. Hovis messes up near the end, so if you make all of the gates you'll beat him.
One good thing about the race: it is the only one in the game!
Thanks guys and yes it's the Hovis race...so time to run and practice, huh? damm it's gonna be a Biatch LOL. oh well time and patience.
Make sure you hit your cruise engines right at the beginning. Hovis will take a lead even so. Keep your eye on the next gate. Miss one and it's over.