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Gateway, Dry Lake Track (24 Votes)
Experienced  50% - 12 votes
Average  41.67% - 10 votes
Newbie  8.33% - 2 votes
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Gateway, Dry Lake Track, Community's track handling poll
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This is part of a project to add a difficulty level indicator aside tracks description, in order to help new users to figure how difficult is driving on a given track.
It is obvious, it's based on a combination of player's experience, as well as character's driving skill.
When voting, please try to be as neutral as possible, and to recall when you just joined Darkwind!  ;)

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Posted Jan 26, 2008, 3:21 pm
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A very unforgiving track that can make even the most experienced vets can crash and have to resign.

This track is all about how you enter the 4 stone sections, 1 bad slide in the wrong direction can leave your car and driver in the wrong place at a very bad time.

But if you practice and stay true to your line you will be able to beat the track and come out on top.
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Posted Jan 27, 2008, 2:05 pm
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This track is one of the most treacherous on the continent of Evan.

While it is built like a simple squared oval, the track surface, bumps, sandy sidelines and more importantly the concrete Dragon Teeth placed strategically right in the middle of the racing line, this track poses significant hazards to both drivers and vehicles.

The Dragon Teeth, as the veterans call them, are tall reinforced concrete pillars and are the most problematic as they get in the way of what could be a very fast drifting track. There are, however, some VERY close racing lines that, if followed correctly, will take your speeding car through the Dragons Jaw safely.


If not taken correctly, meaning missing the groove by twelve inches, less that half a meter left or right, you and your car will be splattered on one of the immovable `Teeth`.

There is a saying about this track....

Every gang in Evan has to make their mark in life. Most of them have left their Marks on the Dragon Teeth.

One way or the other the Dragon Teeth will take a bite out of every one of them sometime.
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Posted Mar 23, 2008, 6:59 am
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The concrete obstacles can be hard to navigate because of the dirt track. To turn effectively at high speeds on such a surface you must oversteer in turns, so often you will have to fit your vehicle lenghtwise through the concrete blocks.

The A.I. on this track is a pushover.
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Posted Jun 25, 2009, 5:46 am
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Deceptively simple. However, poor traction and terrain that is gently uneven to very uneven makes challenging when factoring in the teeth. The challenge is, as other have said, in mastering the ability to prepare for and entering turns at a desired angle and position - there's generally very little room for correction once committed outside of a hard brake (user initiated or otherwise). The tight fit also means that well handling cars aren't always a given - cars that turn too sharply or grip the track too well may accidentally turn into a barrier even if it otherwise clears a tooth.
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Posted Jun 25, 2009, 4:37 pm
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