[DFS] Green Giant Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:58am
Rolling when flying is faster (Video proof)
Hello boys and girls.

Did you know that you can fly at a faster speed if you repeatedly keep rolling when flying? Some might be aware of this while some might not. Maybe some of you watched my guide? I made a video just to show some proof about this discovery. Please, if you got the time, watch it. The first half of the video is me not rolling and the other half is when I'm rolling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ_fxaQms5M
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<eVa> Zork Nemesis Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:04am 
Lets hear it for physics everyone.
spoderman Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:08am 
So, is everyone going to be rolling the entire time while flying now? If so, that would be pretty silly to watch.
[DFS] Green Giant Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:12am 
Originally posted by spoderman:
So, is everyone going to be rolling the entire time while flying now? If so, that would be pretty silly to watch.
If you mean silly as in hilarious, then yes.
PooFangy Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:13am 
What a ridiculous mechanic, better get ready for barrel roll racing.
PrimeSonic Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:17am 
Okay, this could become a problem. It's an exploit that will either become "the" way to play online, or it will be fixed to not make it exploitable.

Either way... ♥♥♥♥....
Rumsey Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:26am 
I just tried doing this. It does give a speed boost, but it also makes it a lot harder to control; I ended up falling far behind my own personal best when trying to do it. Also, if you spam it too quickly it fails and slows you down. So it isn't quite an "i win" button.

So, if it's an unintended exploit it should be fixed, but I don't expect a lot of people abusing it in regular matchmaking. It might screw up time trials though.
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[DFS] Green Giant Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:29am 
Originally posted by Rumsey:
I just tried doing this. It does give a speed boost, but it also makes it a lot harder to control, because it moves you to the side. Also, if you spam it too quickly it fails slows you down. So it isn't quite an "i win" button.

So, if it's an unintended exploit it should be fixed, but I don't expect a lot of people abusing it in regular matchmaking. It might screw up time trials though.
I am quite used to rolling now so I can keep doing it without failing too much. It does happen sometimes though when the game doesn't want to register my rolls correctly, so I fly down/up instead. Practise makes perfect.
PrimeSonic Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:31am 
If this weren't a multi-player game, I'd be like "cool, a nifty trick for the speed runners". But considering this is a multi-player game. This will either become the defacto way to play if you want to stand a chance at all, or it will be patched... somehow.
Rumsey Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:35am 
Originally posted by PrimeSonic:
If this weren't a multi-player game, I'd be like "cool, a nifty trick for the speed runners". But considering this is a multi-player game. This will either become the defacto way to play if you want to stand a chance at all, or it will be patched... somehow.

Sumo mentioned wanting to add VAC support, so presumably there will be another patch at some point. If they think it's an unintended exploit, that would be a good time to fix it, since time trials are suspect right now anyway.

However, there's a chance they won't want to alter the mechanic, so who knows.
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Knud den Store Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:35am 
The right thing to do would be to report this bug, but that explains why I have seen people roll around over the place.
Knud den Store Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:36am 
Originally posted by Rumsey:
Originally posted by PrimeSonic:
If this weren't a multi-player game, I'd be like "cool, a nifty trick for the speed runners". But considering this is a multi-player game. This will either become the defacto way to play if you want to stand a chance at all, or it will be patched... somehow.

Sumo mentioned wanting to add VAC support, so presumably there will be another patch at some point. If they think it's an unintended exploit, that would be a good time to fix it, since time trials are suspect right now anyway.

However, there's a chance they won't want to alter the mechanic, so who knows.

This game could be huge if Sumo keeps supporting it. I mean DLC and all.
Rumsey Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:37am 
Originally posted by Super Carl Sagan's Cosmos SNES:
The right thing to do would be to report this bug, but that explains why I have seen people roll around over the place.

There's also a "risk boost" mechanic, which is intended, and also causes everyone to roll around. That's why even the "expert ghost" from Sumo will do lots of rolls.
Djawed Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:37am 
You're doing the right thing green giant. I mentioned it as well, but i couldnt prove without having to bother to learn how to do it. Anyway hope they do something about it
PrimeSonic Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:39am 
Originally posted by Rumsey:
There's also a "risk boost" mechanic, which is intended, and also causes everyone to roll around. That's why even the "expert ghost" from Sumo will do lots of rolls.
The Risk Boost mechanic is fine. And in tight areas that allow for a Dangerous Boost and Reckless Boost, rolling a lot will happen.

But this... this bug it just plane wrong. (pun intended)
[DFS] Green Giant Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:41am 
Interestingly I told S0L about this yesterday, but he said there is no speed difference.
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