How do I "Dig"

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How do I "Dig"

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I've looked through the WIKI, and Google, Could someone tell me how to, Dig?

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Post by XzL.Smart »

I just turn into a wall then away then into the wall again then away, just keep doing that. Different styles of doing that get you deeper into the wall faster.

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Post by dlh »

Here is a good starting point on how to dig.

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Post by noob13 »

In armagetron, digging means to ride very close to a wall, making it very hard to get in between...

To keep the game fun, you should under no circumstances "dig".

If however, you really want to dig, I suggest you learn your rubber. Try looking at the rubber meter on bottom left of your screen. The closer you get to the maximum, teh 'better' you have 'dug'..

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don't double bind, n00b!

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Every time you double bind, God kills a kitten.

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noob13 wrote: To keep the game fun, you should under no circumstances "dig".
Oh god... Not ANOTHER one...
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Post by owned »

/me agrees with misery

anyways, it depends on the game mode. Games with close to none or no rubber, you should try to grind as little as possible. When it gets up to about 2, just get used to that rubber level, and try to get as close to dying as possible, without dying. Then when you get to about 10 or above, there are other styles of digging.

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Is it even possible to die with rubber 10 or higher?
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Lucifer wrote:Is it even possible to die with rubber 10 or higher?
Only if you use left turns. :wink:
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Post by Infamous »

noob13 wrote:To keep the game fun, you should under no circumstances "dig".
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Homer: Uh...it's like...did anyone see the movie "Tron"?
Dr. Hibbert: No.
Lisa: No.
Marge: No.
Wiggum: No.
Bart: No.
Patty: No.
Wiggum: No.
Ned: No.
Selma: No.
Prof. Frink: No.
Rev. Lovejoy: No.
Wiggum: Yes. I mean -- um, I mean, no. No, heh.

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Post by noob13 »

:o

Thanks for the feedback!
I'm allowed to have my opinion aren't I...? And i'm not actually saying one shouldn't use the rubber to defeat one's opponent... But, the term "dig" widely evolved inside the DDL community, where digging has completely taken over the essence of the game. And I disagree with that. It feels a little narrow minded to me, to gain a lot of speed, trap another player into a large box, and hit several deep grinds onto the walls of the way out (possibly with a few double turns back and forth to give it the extra digging sensation).
Well. It's not my game, anyways.

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Post by Lucifer »

Digging as you've described, noob13, is really freaking lame. We call that 'camping' on other servers, and it's worth a kick vote. ;)
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Post by Infamous »

noob13 wrote::o

Thanks for the feedback!
I'm allowed to have my opinion aren't I...? And i'm not actually saying one shouldn't use the rubber to defeat one's opponent... But, the term "dig" widely evolved inside the DDL community, where digging has completely taken over the essence of the game. And I disagree with that. It feels a little narrow minded to me, to gain a lot of speed, trap another player into a large box, and hit several deep grinds onto the walls of the way out (possibly with a few double turns back and forth to give it the extra digging sensation).
Well. It's not my game, anyways.
You're allowed an opinion, and i'm allowed to facepalm it.
Homer: Uh...it's like...did anyone see the movie "Tron"?
Dr. Hibbert: No.
Lisa: No.
Marge: No.
Wiggum: No.
Bart: No.
Patty: No.
Wiggum: No.
Ned: No.
Selma: No.
Prof. Frink: No.
Rev. Lovejoy: No.
Wiggum: Yes. I mean -- um, I mean, no. No, heh.

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Infamous wrote:You're allowed an opinion, and i'm allowed to facepalm it.
same here:


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