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Woomy_NNYes

@Sirjoo98
Online races work here in the eastern US. So, its not dead. Are you trying to do battles or races? I could see battles having less participation.

To my knowledge, geography plays a part in Switch matching. In the eastern US, here, i typically see 5-8 in my race match ups, sometimes less. 8 is the game's max. If it's midnight or later i tend to see less people getting matched. So, that makes me wonder how favorable your geography is. Possibly what internet speeds are in your area.

There is a silver lining to racing less people; less people =less brutal weapons being fired, and bigger payouts. If you only have 3, the worst you can do is 3rd, and it seems like you still get the bigger 3rd place payout. Being last at 8th place pays less then being last at 3rd, or4th.

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Sirjoo98

@Woomy_NNYes Thanks for replying!
I think my problem isn't just geography, i found a discord for CTR players on Switch and I still was not able to play any games. Every time i join their lobby and they start the race, the game says everyone left in the loading screeb and i get kicked back to the menu while they continue playing the race so it's just me. My internet connection is definitely not bad and i play many other games with it and some of them are demanding when it comes to connections so I don't know what's the problem! The online experience with CTR has been disappointing to say the least.

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Woomy_NNYes

@Sirjoo98
Right on. With a good connection, i have seen the issues you mention once or more if I do several races. So, i think some of this may be normal with the games current condition.

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Woomy_NNYes

@Hayleys45
A successful online race with a friend!
A friend of mine got CTR yesterday, and I was able to race him online. Everywhere still said, "not joinable", EXCEPT when I clicked on Private Match. Once in the Private Match lobby, my friend's name was there in the upper left just below my name (like the list of players for regular online matchmaking races). While in that Private Match lobby, you can go in Settings tab, and pick the track & difficulty level, and he an I raced each other, along with some AI. So, I think I saw someone else on this thread (a ways back) say they were able to do a Private Match. You and whoever you're trying to race need to both be in the same lobby to see each other. Otherwise, we weren't communicating, I didn't try to do any other type of online races.

And yes, I got the 600 Nitro points for beating my friend in a private match online race.

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Hayleys45

@Woomy_NNYes

Thanks for the reply and okay i'll give that a try but the only concern is if you want to play with a friend but they don't know to join you as there is no chat on nintendo switch for friends you can't do a friend match otherwise?
Bet that soon got you nitro gauge to full lol

Hayleys45

Woomy_NNYes

@Hayleys45
Small point regarding racing a friend in a CTR private match that I didn't realize. When you are in the private match lobby, click the Friends list. If your friend is in CTR, it will say "unjoinable" for them. Even though it says that, click the friend's name anyway. If they are in CTR, you will hear a ding when you click their name, and it'll invite that friend. I think a window opened to confirm inviting that friend.

Now.. I'm sketchy on this bit; i think your fiend may need to be in the private match lobby to get the invite. I clicked another friend playing CTR and I didn't hear a ding & it didn't do anything.

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Hayleys45

@Woomy_NNYes

Okay, thanks ill have a look later tonight when i log on to the game.
Yhh, probably how the friend thing works more thank likely but we will see...

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Louise29

hello I am thinking of getting this game how active is it online with getting games

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Woomy_NNYes

@Louise29
You can get online races fairly consistently. The list of people you get matched with often fills, then disappears, like a slow hiccup, once or a couple times. There's 45 second load screen before the race, and after the race. So, this isn't quick loading like MK8 & MK7. (an update was supposed to come out in July to overclock the Switch to speed up track load times, but we haven't seen it, or heard anything about it's current status. So, not sure if it's actually coming or not).

There's little to no tutorial for drift-boosting in Crash Team Racing. Just play adventure mode on Easy until you can beat the first 5+ races and the first boss. Thats enough to get you good enough to to play adventure mode on regular(default) difficulty. If you've played a lot of MK8, you may need to play for a bit to get used to how the karts turn while drifting. I kept hitting the walls for a while because of I was so used to how MK8 turns. Maybe other people adapted easier. I'm not sure. I'll tell you what though, this game gets amazing once you get used to how it turns when drift boosting. You will likely get crushed in your first easy mode adventure races, because AI punishes you if you're getting behind. Once you start getting faster, you'll start beating the races. (some adventure mode races or time trials can't be won if you don't know the track shortcut. Be ready to search them down. Use youtube if needed.) Sorry this is so wordy. It's just an awesome game that I almost didn't give enough of a chance.

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Louise29

@Woomy_NNYes thanks for your help I really like MK8 but was told this game is good as well so will get it, so if it is not like MK8 how do you drive and turn etc

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Woomy_NNYes

@Louise29
When your start a drift in CTR, the kart turns at a different angle than MK8. Nothing wrong with it. Took me longer than expected to adapt after so much time with MK8.

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BlueOcean

Hey, how do I play the grand prix tracks? I see many items on the menu (e.g., quick challenges) but none of them takes me to any game. This game's menus are certainly confusing! I want to play the Halloween tracks.

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Grumblevolcano

@BlueOcean They're in the normal track select so Single Race, Time Trial, Relic Race and CTR Challenge dependent on which one you want to do with the GP tracks are at the bottom (4 so far, 1 per month). The GP section of the main menu is just about the progression system, complete challenges to earn nitro and the more you get the more rewards you earn.

Grumblevolcano

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Woomy_NNYes

Did somebody say something about CTR?
@BlueOcean What @Grumblevolcano said...
Yeah, the halloween track is rad AF. It's called Nina's Nightmare. In case you don't know how a "Grand Prix" works. A GP is a season that last's a month, where they add one new track, and a few new karts, parts, characters, skins. Each of the 4 GP tracks added so far, can be raced in Local Arcade, listed at the bottom of the track list -labeled "Bonus Tracks". These gp dlc tracks are not in adventure mode.

The Spyro kart ,"Spyromobile", with Spectral Purple paint, and Spectral Blue wheels looks like an awesome creepy batmobile. I LOVE it.

If you do want to earn NITRO points to unlock some GP stuff, maximize your set up with karts, paint, wheels, characters, character skins, that have the little green Nitro multiplier icon on them saying +5, or +15. The most you can get in a set up is +50.

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BlueOcean

@Grumblevolcano Thanks.

@Woomy_NNYes Thanks for the thoroughly explanation. So these grand prix tracks are time-limited? What happens when the month is over? Can't we play them any more, just for one month? What happened to the older grand prix tracks?

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Louise29

does anyone know of any active fourms for this game so I can play with people

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Grumblevolcano

@BlueOcean The older Grand Prix tracks are still playable in the normal ways and still appear online randomly, the other content however is limited time. Anything you earn or buy with Wumpa Coins you keep forever however stuff that you don't get reappears in the Pit Stop at a later date (e.g. Tawna Bandicoot was the unlockable Grand Prix character for July but she's reappeared in the Pit Stop this month).

Grumblevolcano

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Woomy_NNYes

Did anyone notice pitstop & daily challenges didn't reset? It has always reset at 8pm eastern time US.

@BlueOcean Do you even drift, bro? (I'm joking. Parody of the "do you even lift, bro?" meme) The cool gp tracks are here to stay. At the bottom of the track list, the four tracks under "bonus tracks" are all the gp tracks so far. The gp karts, parts, characters & skins are limited to the gp, as far as we've seen.

If you see a floating green plane kart online, it's the first "special kart", a $4.99 (US) dlc available on ctr eshop page. Saw an article say the kart proceeds go to a charity, and once they sell 200,000, its gone -if I'm remembering correctly. I had to Google it.

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BlueOcean

@Grumblevolcano Problem is I play on the train most of the times so I haven't earned many Wumpa coins It's so unfair!

@Woomy_NNYes Hey I used to play Crash Nitro Kart on GameCube remember? In the newest game I find drifting slightly more difficult, probably because I don't see as clearly the visual cues for pressing the buttons as in the other game. I am playing the game in easy mode but I'm still playing the first world in story mode and the Halloween tracks that I played yesterday.

The menus are also a bit confusing in this game when you have just started playing!

I think that this game is more fun than Mario Kart 8 (DX) but the resolution is a bit low in handheld mode (Switch Lite) and the frame rate is 30, it took me a while to get used to it but at least it's smooth. So, it doesn't look or run as good as Mario Kart 8 but the visuals are more advanced and gameplay is more fun if you ask me. In between, this is the only multiplatform game that I have bought on Switch exclusively where it surely looks the worst.

The free extra tracks are a lovely present (they were paid DLC on Mario Kart 8 before being ported to Switch) but the fact that you have to be online to get Wumpa coins is annoying when playing on Switch.

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Woomy_NNYes

@BlueOcean I missed out on Crash racing for the cube. I think I wrote it off as a cheap imposter game, or didn't know about it somehow -either way, ignorance. In CTR, I admit don't drift as well in handheld as I do with the pro controller.

I've got to say, this whole catching ghosts thing in CTR is AWESOME: busting ghosts out of crates, seeing them race around the track, chasing them, catching them, passing them. Absolute genius. Took me a while to figure out catching ghosts doesn't affect race performance. Catching ghosts is just for completing Grand Prix challenges.They nailed the concept, though. I love it. I raced Nina's NIghtmare many, many times just to catch ghosts.

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