He's at the shop now, I'm guessing 3% odds
>>1024121Pumpkin balloon looks nice.
Multiplayer and 100 rubies incoming to everyone
Juicy ranked cup prizesSeems tempting to achieve, Now I see that's a way to recommend players to get the spotlight driver/kart/glider in the spotlight shop.
Spotlight driver and glider for week 2 in case anyone cares
Update is out already
They also got rid of the 10 rubies we used to get from the daily challenges, I wonder if it's because of the compensation
>>1024143Well, it's understandable, Nintendo gave everyone 100-120 rubies as a gift
>>1024131>that retard who said Nintendo wouldn't compensate us last threadWatch him mysteriously vanish
>>1024133It's for the top 3 too
My daily spotlight already has white tanooki, one of his karts and one of his gliders.Captcha: YYAYY
>>1024135This would have been nice a year ago.
>>1024126Confirmed; in my shop today.Not gonna buy him.
Drivers that will be appearing at the shop this tour
>>1024486>no wicked topazOh, well.
Might seem obvious after playing it, but multiplayer pipe points are based off your score, so it's better to use your highest scoring combo instead of grinding new stuff. This also means battle is pretty bad since I can't get higher than ~13k in multiplayer, while it's easy to get 20k+ on some racing maps. You also can get x2 with gold pass for easy fills.
>>1024677Yeah I don't see myself playing battle too much after filling out the multiplayer challenges.
>>1024677Honestly battle is kinda fun, I like the new goal of hitting opponents, didn't stick on multiplayer this longer since kart pro challenges.
thoughts on boo lake? based redesign or too much like ghost valley? I suppose there really isnt too much you couldve done with it conceptually to begin with
>>1024854I might've played Super Circuit maybe once in my life but I really like it.
New personal best score for any track.L6 Pinja on Maple Treeway R/TTwo mega banana frenzies; both in the tunnel part while in first place.It was beautiful. Also lots of tokens.
>>1024929 (me)Higher score on that ranked course than the other two combined.
the 100 rubies just appeared at the gift box
>>1024854The redesign is much easier to keep a combo on than the original layout, but I don't like the underwater sections.
Wow, the luigi knight set is getting really good, plus the petey and sundae items are peaking right now
>>1025030more than i expected admittedly. i fully expected like 20 rubies or a badge.
>>1025457>have the top 4 gliders but not nearly enough tickets
>>1025555Worth noting that "top 4" doesn't mean you must have all 4 maxed, they just have very good and relevantg good coverage on their own.nice digits
Battle multiplayer is pretty fun. I hated regular multiplayer because of the bullshit with lag and your items not affecting someone so you dropped to last place, but in Battle mode it's so chaotic that it doesn't really matter too much.They did good
>>1025651I lose so fast though.
>>1025708The trick is to just Mario Kart and you'll be fine
>>1025560My strategy is to try to get all the good stuff to at least level 6 double cap, and then save tickets for the stuff that keeps being relevant forever. Before I can really commit to this though I have to max out all my shop commons and supers. I was about to and then bam level 8. And now the added even more stuff.
>>1025457I don't understand any of this.
>>1025708watch the mini map, stay out of the clusterfuck. Go in late, preferably with strong items like lucky 7s
>>1025555I have the reverse problem, 104 point tickets but I need to uncap drivers and I only have 5 tickets
The multiplayer pipe can be fired up to 30 times per tour
>>1026038And, these are the items you can get from it
>>1026042the balloons for some reason have their own rarity:5 High End>Bullet Bill, Boo, Green Shell, Koopa Troopa & Waluigi.4 Super>Blooper, Diddy Kong, Coin & Dry Bones 9 Normal>Red Shell, Spiny, Kamek, Lakitu, Paratroopa, Monty Mole, Yoshi, Heart-Shaped & Boo-Shaped.
>>1026053odds of drawing at least one High End D/K/G out of a 30 pull roughly 36.5%
>>1026042also yes you can get dupe balloons, it sucks, think they're worth like 500 coins each
RIP Kart Pro next Tour. It sucks but the rubies were a nice reward. I really don't think THAT will be compensated, though?
>>1026113they are so stingy about the free rubies that they rescheduled the next kart pro because god forbid we actually benefit from several rewards in a short time, it's laughable.
>>1026130honestly this is good You get more rubies for kart pro based on your rank, and anyone trying to grind to S+9 or A in battle needs more time.
>>1026053Dry Bones is High End.
>>1026185they all present as High End, but internally they have different rarities. It's weird.
>>1026038>>1026042Wait, are they actively trying to fucking push people into playing their shitty multiplayer this much harder?Fuck off with that shit, the multiplayer in tour sucks ass.
>>1026209they are and at least the new standard races are really glitchy, I just got to grade S+9 and it took me forever because of how many disconnection errors I got and also being put on on bot only lobbies is very common now
>>1026290>also being put on on bot only lobbies is very common nowThe only saving grace is getting this shit done fast.Hopefully battle is like this too
We have decided to cancel the Kart Pro event that was scheduled to run during the Autumn Tour. Also, there was a mistake in the time period Autumn Challenges 1 would be available. It will actually be available until the end of the Halloween Tour. Thank you for your understanding.
>two new high end karts from pipes this tourfuck yeah. also I am going to save my 35 remaining quick tickets for when king mario is added to the pool.
>>1026135Nah, Fuck Go(y)ld Passies.
>>1026581Fuck off back to >>>/pol/It's 5 dollars a month, cheapass. Live a little.
>only 2 battle tracks onlineDid they really need to have Cookie Land appear TWICE in cups this tour?
>getting amazing frenzys yesterday >clearing out the scoreboard by like 4k points>check in today>some guy got 9k more points than me and is in first place>my current runs, even with more level up and uncap tickets invested, can't even clear the pervious runsWhy do I keep getting buttfucked by rng
gold chuck in my shop
>>1027422Strategy for ranked cup:1. Clear all cups/stars/challenges and get all the Level/Cap tickets you're going to get. Get familiar with the ranked cup course layouts. Use the quick tickets from multiplayer to get the grind over with faster. (Wed.-Fri.) 2. Use best available D/K/G with existing loadouts without spending anything. Ideally get into first or as high as you can, but BARELY in first. Don't overbake [less than 5000 points over second]. (Sat.-Sun.)3. Wait until someone passes you. Then the algorithm will favor you again. Gather more stuff from pipes and the regular grind if you can. Use the shop if needed.4. When someone passes you in ranked, spend the minimum amount of tickets, starting with cap/points tix (max to cap), then K/G levelups, then driver levelups. Just spend one cap/levelup at a time. Spend/grind/repeat until you get back into first. Again, don't overbake (Sun.-Tues.)5. Profit when rankings are announced next Wed. night?
>>1027206I hope they add more than just 2 battle arenas for tour, there's still New York and Paris ones left to see.Also, let's not forget, according to datamining stuff, there's 2 more different battle modes like Coin runners and the new "spiral battle" that will come soon on next tours. (Wondering if they're gonna put different battle music for these game modes, people for sure will get tired of MK8 SNES Battle course 1 for so many tours.)
>>1024929Airship Fortress R/T (Kamek Cup) is also good for token mining.
>>1028398Maple Treeway (Cat Peach Cup) is another token source.Any narrow course using a top shelf banana driver.At this rate, I'll have the token shop pipe empty several days early. Already up to the 300 token pipe pull, with everything else clear.
>>1027936I bet we'll see New York soon. I've been playing for 11 months, and it's the only city I haven't seen yet.Most of my driver gaps are covered by drivers with several New York tracks.Prediction: After Autumn Tour (11/2-11/16), probably New York (11/16-11/30), then some random maybe winter theme (11/30-12/14), then Xmas tour (12/14-12/28), then New Year 2023 tour (12/28-1/11).
>>1028399Ghost Valley 1 (Baby Peach Cup).Pinja is a banana god.Just got Baby Luigi on the 300 pipe.
>>1028404Vancouver and New York seem to be the two cities that Nintendo really hates.New York has only had 1 appearance for each version, and Vancouver had some returns for 1 but 2 has been left in the dust.
>Race: 100 cc slog>Battle: green shells only (?!?)OK, then so no multiplayer today.
>>1028832a blessing in disguise
>>1028832>green shells onlyCould be a good chance to improve my green shell aim
>>1028832Triple green shell and Bowser shell drivers are OP in this Battle mode.
>>1028412 (me again)Chef Rosa on Donut Plains 3R/T (Nabbit Cup) with a banana glider.Tokens in this tour are almost too easy.
what's the best driver and kart to buy in the shop rn?
>>1029047Read that chart, the elements with an S give good coverage, I've heard a lot of things about the lightning streamliner being really good.>>1024954
Neat, almost maxed out my first high end.
>>1029314First maxed High-End, or first High-End in general? Would be surprised if it's the latter, even if you joined just for her. Respectable choice either way, however.
>>1030287First maxed.My first high end was like Metal Mario or some shit. First high end i cared about was Yukata Daisy who I'm going to max next.
>Get a frenzy>Still have some fucking AI speed past me all of a suddenI wouldn't mind the cheating ass AI if it wasnt fucking blatant about it so often.Shit like this and red shells just inexplicably aiming right for a wall when it would have given me a chance to catch up to first really pisses me off.
So.. does 200cc just not exist anymore online now that they removed the Gold Races?
>>1030780200cc is still exclusive for gold pass users. Probably it was very hard for some people.
>>1029314Very good choice, despite all the people who shit on thaidai she has a lot of exclusive tracks.
LAST DAY ANON, You gonna use your Free 100 rubies Nintendo gave you to Get Me?!? :3
>>1031523mid glider that wont have shit for future selections. I'm just gonna save for king mario since i have near perfect coverage aside from mii suits
>>1031523I bought it just because I like the design. Kind of worried that it might be hurt from coming out alongside the compensation Rubies, but then again most people I see are still interested in all the rotating items.
>>1031523I bought it; plan to use it for wk2 ranked cup (Ghost Valley 2 R/T). Hope to get more upside potential with the new candle glider.Lava Rocks hasn't been getting any good buffs. Vampire Wings is old and has too much overlap with my other top gliders. Wicked Topaz is highly ranked, but also has a lot of overlap for me.
The split design lets you clearly see where you're going while gliding. (Aim between the candles.)I hate when gliders block the view.
>>1030780It still exists in the Cup races (single player vs. bots) for Gold Pass only [pic]. But 200cc is mainly used for daily grinding; top scores are usually best done in 150cc (unless there's a course with a lot of dead spots where it's hard to keep combo.)In this tour, I haven't seen 200cc in multiplayer races yet, but didn't play it every day. I think there was 200cc in last tour's MP races when battle mode was down, so maybe it will come back.
>>1031523I want to get it but part of me keeps saying it's a trap and to just save my rubies.
>missing 3rd place by less than 140ptsI tried, guys, I really did.
>>1031822You go back in there and level up Petey and grind a boombox run, you have time.
What the fuck is this bullshit all of a sudden?
>>1031862That's what we call sleepers, better luck next time anon.
Both Gold Petey and the new kart SEEM incredible, but when have ranked rewards been useful long-term?
>>1031872It's a completely new era. We can't know what value they will be putting on ranked rewards going forward. Seeing as this is the only good way of them sucking up our coins/rubies (by rank-locking items) I see the items possibly being very valuable.So far the only good ranked reward was the blockhead suit.
Did you get him?
>>1031878But of course.
>>1031878>petey piranha (gold) by notorious hack jj abrahams
>>1031878Nope, won't fucking get him this week either because this cup is trash.
THE RANK PIPE MASON
>>1031894Yeah, second week ranked will be awful, nintendo put 3 new tracks so the odds of already having good coverage for all three are low and on top of that, those who did get petey could take him to level 6 and use him on 2 of those tracks where he could demolish any other driver making ranked even more complicated >>1031906Wild pink
>>1031906I got Penguin Luigi
>>1031907Oh it's flat out going to be god awful for me.I fully expect to rank down.
>>1031408>coinbox driver>good track covering>thai dress looks cute on herI didn't see anyone disliking her on general.
>>1031878Yes (got 1st place in 50+ ranking) and I absolutely love him the most of all the coin boxers
>>1024131>>1025030Sweet, my gold pass extra 20 rubies also appeared.
>>1031906It's new for me at least
>>1031878Yes. But I'm doing well enough in ranked with a crappy loadout. Plan: 1.) Wait until the trailer for the next tour on Friday. Is "Autumn Tour" interesting, or same old shit? What is the new driver/kart reward? (>>1028404)2.) Decide whether to hold onto D/K/G tickets for next tour, or go all-in for week 2 ranked. Kind of pointless to go for 1st place; top 3 is good enough. 3a.) If holding back, maybe raise a glider or kart up a level to get some breathing room.3b.) If going all-in, do it this weekend. Karts and gliders first, then Petey. Only to level 3 or 4 at first; hold onto level 6 to stop Tuesday night sleepers. About half of my top 10 opponents have Petey; 2 or 3 may choose to take him to 6 if they have tickets.
>>1033121 (me)current lineupWant to first level up the kart and glider on Boo Lake, then maybe do the karts on the other 2 tracks. Then slip Petey into Boo Lake (Lv 3/4), then into Ghost Valley at Lv 6 if needed Tues. night.
>>1033123You have better elements than me, I hate not having a glider on the third track, one only at level 1 on the second and a level 1 kart on the first one, those are too many investments and since I already got gold petey, I'm just going to keep grinding hoping I can stay on the first 3
Interesting. I always thought the brooms were small or medium.Surprised the Tanooki Kart, Jukebox, and Bruisers were relatively small. Also, the new red Vampire Flyer is massive; possibly useful with L6 Gold Petey on Ghost Valley 2R/T.
>>1033178I don't like this chart, it's misleading as it takes length into account where as width is much more important.For example I'd place Tanooki and Tropical in Large, they're the same width as those karts.Brooms are incredibly small, the only reason this shitty chart puts them in XL is their useless length.
>>1033178>>1033218Brooms fucking suck, I regret getting one to level 6.
Just started a few days ago, can't beat the boss king Boo.
So much for having a brand new track for the autumn tour it will be a rehash of the metropolitan tour but with new york, vancouver and los angeles. at least I hope we can finally get the first new york tracks that have never come back after their debut
Oh hey the cities are back and we have New York battle
Next tour features basic Pauline as spotlight driver, literally a launch day driver everyone has and has been given away for free multiple times. Absolute baffling.
Say what you will about city tours, but I am incredibly fucking happy.New York and Vancouver have been so neglected, I'll take them over a nitro any day of the week.Pauline in the spotlight is a ??? but I haven't bothered with the weekly spotlight items yet so I don't really care too much.
A bull? Potential spain tour?
Random ass Pauline buffs incoming but inb4 it's just for the new Battle course.>>1034447Moomoo Meadows cow.
>>1034163Use a red shell glider if you have one, should make it a little easier.
>>1034432It would be very interesting having new york 1 as a ranked track, it's so old and has such a limited top shelf that they could treat it as a new track with a lot of new top shelf items
>>1034447Very likely since the recently updated IDs would be perfect for Madrid ___.
>>1034447My first thought: "Chuck E Cheese?"lol, then I saw the nose ringMoo Moo Farm or Moo Moo Meadows? Wonder which of the Cow tracks it'll be...
>>1033121 (me)OK, it's same old shit, so I'm going with plan 3b.City tours are fun, but city tracks are not a good investment for tickets, so may as well spend them now.Better to throw tickets on a coinboxer than on featured banana drivers (Mario Sunshine, Yellow Mii) in a tour where tokens are probably going to be on the courses, not from hitting opponents.
>Collecting all the new coinbox drivers (Gold Chuck, King Mario, Gold Petey)Insert laughing ojousama face>Realizing they'll spend the next 3 months getting crappy buffs on city nitro courses, holiday stuff, and new battle courses.Insert shocked ojousama face.
>>1034726To be fair, the battle courses are actually quite good for scoring with Coin Box.
Warming up Rosa Aurora on Boo Lake, where she's middle shelf.Looking nice on the matching Star Broom.
>>1035361Shame her coverage is so rough considering how many people love her design. Would be nice if she got a streak of new tracks similar to others like Holidaisy or LM King Boo, though she’ll have some use either way next tour.Off that note, it’s quite weird how the main featured drivers next tour are from LA and New York despite the new track being Vancouver 3.
>>1035363Sunshine Mario is a well known city track bitch because he debuted right before an anniversary.
Welcome back Pauline, Queen of New York.Rubies for boobies.
>>1035512Pauline fast fact: Base Pauline has FAR more voice lines than anyone else in mario kart tour (besides peachette). This is because they were recorded for the initial tour, before the dev team wildly scrolled back how much effort they put into sourcing voice lines.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMnGj9y_4_8
Holy Shit, Bomb Battle days are terrible!
if you waste 150 rubies on pauline in the shop you're retarded.
>>1034432>orange yoshi and kartthis makes me really happy. i love orange yoshi
>>1035738Yeah dont know what the devs are thinkin there. perfect chance to introduce a Mayor alt of Pauline and they didn't take it.
>>1028399 (me)Token Shop cleared. Results of last 10 pulls; all green pipes.1. Driver Point Boost x32. Item Tix x53. Glider Cap (N) x14. Biddybuggy (to Lv 6.17)5. Coins x20006. Driver Cap (HE) x1 [fake green!]7. Glider Cap (N) x18. Item Tix x59. Bullet Blaster MAX -> 250 Coins10. Item Tix x10
>>1035618Terrible choice today.Get slogged or get mogged.
>>1036238>Not going for S+9Fag
>>1035738Almost feels like bait for new players. Would have just done Sunshine Mario and Aurora Rosalina. The latter is not a recurring driver, has a popular design, and would match well for a day/night theme.
>>1033123 (me)Status: Got passed in ranked, so spent some kart and glider tickets to (barely) get back into first. Still holding back on using Gold Petey.It feels like my Boo Lake drivers are being suppressed by the algorithm to bait me into throwing tickets on Petey. Didn't have nearly as much problem improving scores (~2k) on the other 2 courses after spending fewer kart/glider tickets.
>>1035361Rosa Aurora also matches the Comet Tail.
Mahou Shoujo Rosa Aurora
>>1036400I feel like you can definitely get 20k on DP3 with at least one coin frenzy, I got over 30k with the DK suit.
whats priority to buy in the shop as a new player?
>>1036625Pick your favorites from the top ranked drivers.
I only started playing during the anniversary tour; both Pink Ninja Shy Guy and Petey are in my shop today, do I need to buy them?
>>1036929I would go for pink ninja, he has a lot of 2022 tracks so for a new player he should give you more raw coverage
>>1036938Petey is ranked much higher in that image than Pink Ninja is though
>>1037018I didn't notice that petey now has 22 non city tracks while pinja has 21 so, yeah, he's now a better option.
>>1036929I love Pinja, and he has been clutch for me all year. But White Tanooki Mario is probably the best mega banana driver right now, though Pinja is still very good.Petey is the best boomerang driver right now, with nobody else really close. Rosa Volendam and Vacation Luigi are too city-heavy, and Mario Samurai is way past peak.Gold Chuck is the latest greatest coinboxer (not counting Mii suits), with Meowser starting to fall off. Too many new coinboxers this year (Mario King, Gold Petey, Thai Daisy, Gold Chuck, Gold Egg Yoshi).For Lucky 7, I still like Mario Satellaview [great coverage] and Nabbit. The game is overdue for a new great L7 driver; they're useful in Battle mode.
>>1037102>The game is overdue for a new great L7My level 7 Chuck has been incredible for ranked for several weeks since he was added, is he not considered good?
>>1037307He is, but he's pretty old now, and all items peak at some point, fade into irrelevance and then are replaced by newer ones. for example, chef mario during the second half of 2020 was a top tier driver but now just last tour was useful
Fuck yeah, showed up in my spotlight shop finally. Only like 3 or 4 coin gliders total left.
>>1037038>>1037102So Petey would be the better buy over Pinja since Petey is newer and has more tracks currently right
>>1037471Yeah, I feel like samurai tour items are almost done with getting new buffs. They came around late march while piranha items are from mid july
>>1037495Ok, one more thing, the autumn tour trailer shows that LA Laps 3 will be in the next tour; and Petey has LA Laps 3 and LA Laps 3T, do you think Petey will still be in the shop rotation next tour because of this?
>>1037547Probably but who really knows? Sometimes nintendo takes really weird decisions with this game
>>1037547Get him while you can. You can invest on him later if you want.
>>1037678I have 470 rubies now, is having enough to buy 2 more drivers after Petey enough leeway
>>1037710Petey is one of the best drivers right now, so yes.
The next tour should be the tour between the autumn and winter celebrations with no celebration running, and the next mii suit is a cow or bull which implies Moo Moo Farm/Meadows….But neither Moo Moo Farm or Meadows has been datamined and the track ID list shows no gap between 1011663 (Luigi Raceway X) and 1011664 (Royal Raceway, named Peach Circuit in the files where Moo Moo Farm would go, and no gap either between 1012549 (Maple Treeway X) and 1012549 (Mushroom Gorge) for Moo Moo MeadowsThere is however a very big gap between 1010346 (Los Angeles 3X) and 1010360 (New York 1) for a new track that likely starts with MMadrid is the next tour isn’t it?
>>1038026I was on the Moo Moo train but this got me leaning towards Madrid.
>>1038029The other likely track that’s closest to release is GBA Luigi Circuit since an even larger gap exists between 1010837 (Cheep Cheep Island X) and 1010860 (Sky Garden) for it, and the texture for its rain puddles is already in the game with the filename Puddle_LC making it pretty obvious that it’ll be released soon
>>1038026I swear if we get cow tracks and farmer Daisy doesn't get a couple of top-shelf options for them, I'm going to send a rude letter to Nintendo.
So again; 471 rubies and both Pinja and Petey in shop, buying Petey would be generally recommended?
saw a S+9 Battle guy online, what the fuck
>>1038103I'd be tempted to get both, but I know it's hard for newer players to get level tickets fast enough to get maximum value from a driver before it decreases.Both Pinja and Petey are good, but you have more potential upside with Petey (26 courses) than Pinja (29 courses). But it's really close.I've had lots of fun laying down banana carpets on Maple Treeway, Ninja Hideaway, Coconut Mall, Piranha Plant Slide, and Baby Park with Pinja this year.
>>1038193I decided to just get PeteyI want to save for when Meowser and King Mario are available in the shop, and I already got Gold Yoshi and Gold Chuck from the shop, are any of the other rare gold drivers worth buying if they show up?
>>1038220At this point, honestly, not really. I know Shy Guy and Dry Bowser have decent coverage, but they aren't the most relevant Drivers. And Koopa Freerunning and Dry Bones are in a similar boat AND are small, so not good.
Aw yeah, just edged ahead. I already got kart and gold Petey but now that top 3 has a gold pipe I'm done doing tank weeks where I place 20
Fuck this fucking ranked cup, holy shit.
I am now ready for New York's comeback. -BRING IT ON!
>>1038617I almost got 1st but the cpus hit me with a red shell as soon as my frenzy was over, right before the finish line. Oh, well, 2nd place is not that bad compared to 1st with the new rewards.
Just hit tier 78, while that means only 6 tiers away from the highest whales, pic related makes me think that the real difference may as well be bigger than me and a brand new player
>>1039142Might take some time to hit tier 80 but it actually feels doable. I'm one tier away from 70.
You ready for metropolitan 3.0?Fuck these all-city tours.
Rosa swimwear and kamek on the shop
Fuckers, they brought new york R twice, T and R/T but not the regular one. Ree, it hurts my autism
>This Token shopWhat the FUCK
>>1039161>My shop has two Daisy in itTemptation to burn my gems rising.
https://api.karttour.net/idUpdate to ID gaps:Gap between 1011702 (Luigi Raceway) and 1011708 (Peach Circuit/Royal Raceway), only track this could be alphabetically is N64 Moo Moo FarmGap between 1012477 (Coconut Mall) and 1012483 (DK Summit), only track this could be alphabetically is Wii Daisy Circuit
>>1039239Whoops, for the N64 track I forgot it could be N64 Mario Raceway as wellAnd the gap for this is only 5 numbers wide compared to the 14 number gap between LA and New York for Madrid so Madrid should still be coming first probably
Actually, the new ID gaps might just be for the R/T versions of Luigi Raceway and Coconut Mall, that would make more sense…
>>1039169Token Shop Fail.No gold pipe? No HE level tickets?Autumn Celebration?
Is it a bad thing for drivers to have a lot of city tracks in their favourites?
>>1039313Yes, because city tours are rare, and each city is only seen once or twice a year at best.Some of the New York tracks in this tour haven't been seen in nearly 3 years.
>>1039239>Daisy CircuitThey better not fucking DARE put this garbage track in.
>>1039318Like I said, I think it’s more likely that the gaps are just for Luigi Raceway R/T and Coconut Mall R/T
>>1039321Actually I think I’m mistaken on that, R/T tracks are listed before T (X in the IDs) tracks alphabetically, and if you note the IDs for Luigi Raceway there’s already a gap between its R and T versions for its R/T, same for Coconut Mall, so the gaps really do seem to be for N64 Moo Moo Farm/Mario Raceway and Wii Daisy Circuit after allOf course this doesn’t mean they’re coming very soon, tracks like GBA Luigi Circuit and Yoshi Desert and DS Shroom Ridge and Peach Gardens and GCN Waluigi Stadium or Mushroom Bridge/City or DK Mountain have had ID gaps present for much longer
>Buy Petey over Pinja>Pinja gets Vancouver 3R/T in ranked>I have no driver for Vancouver 3R/T>Petey gets LA 3T in ranked>But Orange Yoshi also covers LA 3THope buying Petey over Pinja wasn’t the wrong choice…
Well, RIP fucking King Mario coverage, it's mostly cities.
Pinja and White Tanooki Mario both got Vancouver 3R/T, I might buy one of them, but which one? They both got 4 city tracks this tour, but White Tanooki Mario is newer and will probably get more stuff than Pinja in the future?
>>1039329I will flat out murder someone at nintendo if Daisy Circuit makes it in without HEAVY edits to make the track less fucking awful.
The spotlight shop this tour
So I used a tracker and with cities included Penguin Toadette, Samurai Mario, White Tanooki Mario, Pinja, White Birdo, Volendam Rosalina, Black Birdo, Cat Rosalina and Dr Peach would give me the most coverage I’m also interested in Thai Daisy and Meowser because they’re high on the tier list, as well as King Mario, but they don’t seem to give as much benefit Also White Tanooki Mario is in my shop today and he’d give me quite a bit of coverage which includes Vancouver 3R/T which I don’t otherwise have a driver for, should I buy him
>>1039685I bought white tanooki and he has been very useful, he can still get a lot more tracks
>>1039685That looks like a decent plan, but use caution when using the optimizers. Some advice:1. They optimize coverage, not quality coverage or skill. So you might be happy in a weekly ranked cup with Samurai Mario, Pinja, and Meowser, but not so much with White Birdo, Penguin Toadette, and Cat Rosalina.2. As you noticed, the coinbox coverage is weak. You may end up wanting to get additional drivers to improve this later. 3. No coverage optimizers that I know consider matching driver skills to glider skills (e.g. banana glider with banana driver) or kart size (i.e. big karts to help coinboxers.). They just do only one type of item (D/K/G) at a time.4. Nobody knows what new courses or items will come in the future, so keep a flexible approach to the game. Don't get locked into a plan around too few drivers/items, and watch as the game goes in a different direction. Try new things.5. Set aside the competitive aspect and make sure these are drivers (+ karts/gliders) you like and want to spend a lot of time with. [see pic; obey Aqua] Nothing feels worse than throwing a lot of tickets on something you hate for ranked, and then have it appear in your loadouts over and over again.
>>1040056 (me)#5, exampleThis kart looks like a real baby cart that I had a bad accident with when I was very young. I forgot about it until after I took it to level 4, and now I just wish I could delete it from my account. Using it gives me PTSD, especially with a baby driver.
Likely upcoming tracks based on ID gaps:>GBA Luigi Circuit (31)>GCN Waluigi Stadium and/or Mushroom City/Bridge and/or DK Mountain (29)>DS Peach Gardens and/or Shroom Ridge (20)>Amsterdam Drift 3 (14)>New track alphabetically between “Lo” and “Ne”, likely Madrid (13)>N64 Moo Moo Farm or Mario Raceway (5)>GBA Snow Land (5)>GBA Yoshi Desert (5)>Wii Daisy Circuit (5)>Bangkok Rush 2 and 3 (10)>Singapore Speedway 3 (5)Apparently the larger the gap size the closer the track is to release so the first 5 tracks on the list are close
>>1040085And one of those better never release.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPyeQrrqiEoAhh, MUCH Better.
Is it a good or bad sign for his future viability that Pinja got 4 new city tracks this tour?
>>1040146The devs love saddling Giant Banana drivers with city courses to reduce their viability.
Finally hit the magic number
Do you think they might start giving Pauline more tracks after this tour since she’s a featured spotlight?
>>1040371Maybe one or two if she’s lucky, but I’m leaning on her just being bait.
>>1040146Probably doesn’t matter. Pinja is slowing down, but it has nothing to do with city buffs. He’s not another Sunshine Maro case.
So Vancouver 3 is easily the worst of the Vancouvers right? The new area is kinda underwhelming and the tunnel is awful to drive through
>>1039318They already have garbage tracks, they might as well go all in
>hiker wario in spotlight shop with high odds>wario balloons in tour shop based tour
>>1040466meh, its shorts so its an easy EXP grind.
how do i secure a top 3 spot for the ranking cup? I want the orange yoshi and kart buy I'm in 4th right now
>>1040750You post screenshots and info.Tier? Opponents? Inventory? Scores? Ticket supply?
>>1040750Use a scoresheet, it will help you maximize your potential scorehttps://accounts.google.com/signin/v2/identifier?service=wise&passive=1209600&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fspreadsheets%2Fd%2F1C2dR5pO1rcKlle62dPRb5MqCbbDDubKeT87A54N6w00%2Fcopy&followup=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fspreadsheets%2Fd%2F1C2dR5pO1rcKlle62dPRb5MqCbbDDubKeT87A54N6w00%2Fcopy<mpl=sheets&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin
>>1040750what >>1040761 said, but general advice would be:>use the highest available row of drivers/karts/gliders above anything else>use the best option you have in that row, preferably something high-end >use your skill/item tickets>spam the races in the cup, trying to improve your scores as much as possible>spam items as much as possible when in frenzy>go for combos whenever possible>if the people beating you have better shit than you, buy shit to match theirs (as much as you're able to afford or willing to spend)>if you get into top 3, check scores regularly so you don't lose your placing
>>1040466I didn't think they could find a way to make that track boring desu
>>1040792Dude you have pretty decent potential. As you are, try grinding good frenzies with your coinbox/lucky 7/boomerang drivers. Max out their points with your tickets, too, but you shouldn't need to invest level tickets.
is the gold pass worth buying? i did the free trial last tour, i feel like the tour gifts are the main appeal and after that everything else isn't particularly interesting or valuable
>>1040843That's pretty much it yeah.I do find it has good value for its price, so only get it if you're serious about the game. You don't have to renew each month either.
>>1040843For me it is, mainly because I take advantage of the daily +600 coins and it's the best way to get extra high end tickets that it's not as expensive as the premium challenges
>>1040792I think the very first thing you should do is use those point boost tickets to take pauline and king boo gold/rosa swimwear to at least 800.
>>1040792>>1041236I know it's super grindy and tiresome to do but you're really limiting your score by not raising your player level
>>1041371I just the level 43 lolYeah anon you should keep grinding until each 1st place gives you about 2% experience or less.
>>1040792There we go.NYM T, take Pauline to 800 base points and Mario's Mustache to 400. Use the black baseball kart. grind for a run with a Lucky 7 frenzy and a coin frenzy. The target action count here is 180 with lucky 7, if you're feeling grindy.LAL T, Gold Boo is a fairly safe driver to take to level 4 to get red coins. Or Swimwear Rosa. They're the same size. If you already got all the free driver tickets for the tour you should get the tier shop ticket, they're worth it in a pinch (unless you haven't unlocked that one yet? I don't remember which tier that you unlock those shop slots at).For karts you have a nice level 4 (suny?) surf sailer, finish the base points on that one and consider uncapping, it's level 4 after all. Gliders wise the sunset clouds, nothing you have to change with them. Grind for a run with atleast one coinbox frenzy and a few singles here, target is 200 with coin box if you're feeling grindy.Vancouver 3 is an obvious loadout, nothing to ticket here. Boomerang action target is 195, but that is assuming you're able to get a boombox, which can take some time. You should still be able to get a very high score thanks to your Knight Luigi.All in all you have lots left to do for this week, and you should be able to win pretty easily. If you have some extra time, you should grind some player levels. They make a big difference. Well, until level 200 that is.
I have no giant banana drivers, should I get White Tanooki or Pink Ninja from the shop?
>>1041615Depends on your other investments, Pinja has alot of overlaps with other popular drivers, but can serve as a great account pillar.White Tanooki is pretty safe, he is newer and already has plenty of value, though he also has some overlaps.
>>1041656These are the drivers that would apparently give me the most new stuff >>1039685Thing is that Pink Ninja would mostly give me new cities, and he’s older than White Tanooki and got 4 Vancouver tracks this tour, does that mean he’s slowing down in viability as compared to White Tanooki
>>1041706Definitely go with White Tanooki then.Always assume that every appearance of a city will be it's last for at least a year.
>>1041715Is it also assumed the same of Merry Mountain, Ninja Hideaway and Sky High Sundae?
>>1041735Yup.So far Merry has only been back around wintertime, and Ninja around the spring (except for last year when we got it during the summer.Sundae is, as expected, shelved until probably next summer.
>>1041746I kind of want to play Sundae soon, Sundae is a garbage track in MK8 but I heard it played much better in Tour
Got a lucky triple frenzy with Baby Luigi in NY Minute 3 (Baby Luigi cup)).Thanks to Hakama Mario bot for an accidental boombox in the first frenzy.This course may be worth boomboxing for tokens.
>>1042275Another one: Vacation Luigi in LA Laps 3 (Daisy cups.Double frenzy (boomerang/coin). Gold Petey was the coinbox bot.
Plan for Wk1 ranked: Do not compete in Wk1 ranked.Last week's success (>>1039300) left me way overmatched. Opponents have lots of Lv6/7 drivers. No way I can compete with Lv3/4 drivers, and don't want to throw tickets on them anyway.Hope for better luck next week with Pinja (Lv6), Gold Egg Yoshi (Lv4), and Kamek (Lv6) in my lineup for Funky Kong Cup.
Protip: Orange Yoshi (+ car) is only week one ranked, Blue Yoshi (+ car) is week two rankedNo, they have never done this before.
>>1042393Good thing I am definitely winning this week, but wow that's kinda shitty.
Good coinbox track for grinding tokens:New York Minute 3 (Daisy Cup). Short course with nice straightaways after the item boxes.This was just with single boxes; Thai Daisy isn't even top shelf.
>>1042690Top shelf Gold Petey with a single coinbox frenzy on the same track.
>>1042275correction; this was NY Minute 3T
>>1042690LA2 with Gold Boo or coin box Mii, too.
Can i get some help pls?FC 582606020017Its just one race.
>>1042774It cant be battles, it has to be a race
>>1042780ok; moving to race
>>1042780>>1042782room invite sent
>>1042790>>1042782Thanks, that helped a lot!
What do you think Tour’s future will be once MK8 DLC finishes and releases all Tour original tracks?
>>1042839We already know that the DLC doesn't have enough room to hold all the tour nitros and retros.As it looks now Nintendo is trying to hard-push every single retro ever with a streak of 2 new track families and a new rt every tour.I think we will be getting more RMXs.
>>1042839They'll ruin it with in-game ads and promotional tie-ins.Imagine McDonald's Mario driving the 2024 Honda Civic with the Japan Airlines glider.
Also one point; the following object strings were apparently added to Tour in the 3.0 update:>RRoadMovingDash1>RRoadMovingDash2,>StarRingPink>WarpTube>WarpTubeRingFor Wii Rainbow Road
>>1039142Well, I did some simulation with the DKR.exe's scoresheet and I think this tour I can finally reach tier 80. I kinda nervous, I hope I can make it.
>>1042839A fast track towards death.
New Kinovin Garrett video.
What do I do if I started 2 weeks ago and have no HE gliders, I'm still 1st in my ranked but should I buy one now or keep saving rubies
>>1043307Winning ranked is pretty easy until about rank 20 iircBuying new stuff with your rubies is always a gamble but if you're new you can't go wrong with the top rated stuff. Even if you don't need them for ranked, you can use them to get good scores all around.You should also save coins and buy the HE stuff that pop up on the shop.
>Actually currently in second on this shitshow of a ranked cupI'm fucked next week though, outside of LA Laps 3.
Should I prioritize the drivers who are in both the top 10 in this image and in the list of drivers that give me the most coverage when buying new drivers? Is Thai Daisy only going to be in the shop once Bangkok Rush returns? And Meowser hasn’t been in any of the shop rotations so far even though he’s top tier, why?
>>1042839No reason remaining Tour tracks can't be retro features in MK9. They wouldn't have revamped the game so much recently only to kill it off soon.
>>1043506Do you think Tour will have future city tracks beyond mob_md, mob_at and mob_or? Those are the only remaining cities datamines indicate, which fit the 3 remaining unknown cities in the MK8 DLC
>>1043504This list is fanmade, the spotlight shop isn't. Nintendo decides which drivers to put in it per tour, for you to have top shelf stuff on the new tracks.A driver that's very useful but less available than others becomes more valuable in the eyes of fans.
>>1043586When do you think Meowser will be available in the shop? And Thai Daisy and Volendam Rosalina likely won’t be in the shop until Bangkok and Amsterdam appear again in a tour?
>>1043504The spotlight shop only contains drivers which appear in ranked and are not city drivers (and are older than 4 tours).IIRC, Meowser hasn't had a ranked appearance since the shop was added.This tierlist is a very good guide on what you should be looking out for and which drivers are hot at the moment (Ranked + ACR appearances).Ultimately I'd advise to prioritize drivers with the top 4 skills, as they will replace most drivers with non-top 4 skills, unless you don't mind going off-meta and just playing for fun.
>>1043628Wait, then why is Meowser still near the top if he hasn’t been a ranked driver for that long?
>>1043639Large hitbox and many ACR appearances. The most consistent driver for the past year. He even got buffed on Twilight House recently, which is a battle course so it has an extremely high score ceiling.
>>1043640But I only started during the anniversary tour this year so ranked appearances before then are pretty irrelevant to me
>>1043536I am sure they can add more tracks to the list, right?
>>1043662I'm sure his ranked value will pick back up, it's just that most of his tracks are shelved for now.Look out for 3DS Bowser's Castle N, Wario Shipyard R, Waluigi Pinball N and R/T and Rock Rock Mountain N and R. Those are some of the most fun high-action Meowser tracks, and we should see them soon since it's usually around this time of year that many of these would return.
>>1043671Do you think Rock Rock Mountain and 3DS Rainbow Road will come back around wave 3’s release as a tie-in of sorts?
>>1043674I hope so
>>1043693If that random twitter person is true about Waluigi Stadium being replaced with Maple Treeway in wave 3 I really wish they had instead replaced London with Vancouver, Vancouver 3 debuted this tour and it’d be good timing to put Vancouver in MK8 now rather than waiting for more than a year for it
New update is up, mainly fixing bugs, reducing the animations for badges and being able to use x3 and x5 coin rush tickets
>>1044153Now if you have tickets you're forced to use them all before using rubies I'm guessing.
If I need a HE giant banana driver should I get Pinja or White Tanooki Mario?
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xnmuqYvXTT6OQxabYLs6unV_sqYP8nNx/htmlview#The update increased the ID gap sizes for:GBA Snow Land: 5 > 11Amsterdam Drift 3: 15 > 30So now the most likely upcoming tracks are:>GBA Luigi Circuit: 31>Amsterdam Drift 3: 30>GCN DK Mountain or Mushroom Bridge/City or Waluigi Stadium: 29>DS Peach Gardens and Shroom Ridge: 20Also there are new ID gaps:>GBA Bowser’s Castle 4 (5)>an SNES Bowser’s Castle (5)>Berlin 4 or a new track alphabetically between “Berlin” and “Hill” (5)>Wii Mario Circuit/Moo Moo Meadows/Moonview Highway (7)I think the ID gap of 7 means we might see Moo Moo Meadows in the next tour
>>1044153Holy fuck based nintendo.
>>1044241We had this discussion earlier in the thread lolGo for Mario.
>>1044448Maybe I should wait for the next tour’s trailer to see some of what the shop drivers will be before deciding?
>>1044473This is always a very good idea, if you feel like being patient until friday (and potentially missing out on the driver you want to go for, since he's not guaranteed to be there every day)
>>1044480I’m interested in Meowser like I said before, and if Amsterdam 3 is imminent like the ID gaps suggest Volendam Rosalina should be in the shop with it and I’ve noticed that she seems to have been in every ranked cup since I’ve been playing
how much have you spent on this game
>>10446205 a month (total around 190) for gold pass, around 50 or so on the premium challenges, another 30 on comemorative shit and like 80 on packs.190 + 50 + 30 + 80 ~ 350, -+ a bit since i might not remember all.Pretty low over 3 years for a game like this. I play every day so it's worth it for me.
>>1044620$300-$350, from quick estimates
>>1044620A couple hundred, mainly because of that period of rapid fire Daisy alts a few months back.Now i just stick to the gold pass and might grab the cheap premium challenge board when it has driver tickets.
>>1044620I hashed it out, playing since near launch I have spent $181.19 USD using staggered gold pass strats, a couple special offers, and one or two premium challenges.I have never directly bought rubies, or bought anything that cost over five bucks. My coverage is obscenely good and I am happy. I have been playing Mario Kart Tour for 1116 days at an average cost of 16 cents a day.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vThJ7IJUVIU1Mp0P9dPI2pjUVsvGyK2ZDI4hGNaP4k4_AEPvdGdq9gxbuLamAp5JgfbU6_J_Ms5tdHe/pubhtml?gid=116822576&single=true
>>1044620I've been gold pass player since mid 2020, that's like $140 and I remember buying the expensive pack of pic related at the time because I really liked how it looked but ended up being terrible plus the glinting glider during the tuxedo tour.
>>1044620Zero. Playing since launch.
>>1044620$5 since launch for gold pass rewards, also to support devs.
I just got this from a free pipe, it's terrible but at least it's new
>>1045500ez 1st place
AND got Fire Rosalina from the pipe.
>>1045500LolLmaoI have exactly one decent course on each ranked this tour.
>Get two red shells>AI in front has two bananas>Ai behind throws several greens>They defy physics entirely and bounce off almost the opposite direction they should have to hit me>AI yanks out a red shell and throws it before the item boxes stop spinning even though i passed by him just before the boxes and he didn't have any item yet Why is this pisshole of a game so fucking blatant with how it cheats and how often it does? The above was all in the same fucking race.
>>1045521I've noticed how much the bots cheat too and that's why you should always get rid of their badges to reduce their intensity. they detect when you are tapping the screen too much, I bet they were programmed to be annoying as fuck when you get a frenzy so they shoot you as soon as you stop tapping when the frenzy ends but to me the biggest offenders are when you use a mushroom and all the bots also get a speed boost, this has already being confirmed too, and when during the race, the RNG locks and you keep getting the same combination of items after restarting several times or keep being hit by lighting/blue shell in the same spot over and over again
>>1045521what's worse for me is>get hit by one (1) item>go from 1st place to 8th place>lose race >wife leaves me>takes the kids>and the house
>>1042951Week 1 plan worked, just checked the drivers from all my opponents for week 2 and saw 8 people with troublesome coverage. It's gonna be a bloodbath but if I prevail I will get the gold suit, I'm very excited.
>>1045500Yes, although it got scarily close at the end.
>>1044620very littleI'm not a lucklet.
>>1045500Was at 2nd when i went to bed but I ended in 3rd. Thank god I barely made it
>>1045530>biggest offenders are when you use a mushroom and all the bots also get a speed boostI love it when I have a triple mushroom frenzy and an AI passes by me
>>1045763It's not any different from a regular Mushroom Frenzy except you get more points.
Should I buy any newly introduced drivers from the shop if/when they come out or save for buying currently established strong drivers with good track selections? Is there any way to predict the future value of a driver?
>>1045828>Is there any way to predict the future value of a driver?You can predict a Driver will be bad if their starting selection of Tracks is mostly cities.You can predict a Driver will be useful if they have one of the strong items, like a new Coin Box or Lucky 7.However, you can't predict if a specific Driver will be a top 10 Driver down the line, that's up to luck.
Animal tour incoming
>>1046213Meowseranon will be happy to see this.
Finally had this fucker show up>>1046213I'm not liking the lack of unique racers lately, it's all been recolors
>>1046213>Another no new racer tourLmao, this shit is dead
>>1046213Kitsune luigi, I wonder what will be his skill, maybe lucky 7, we haven't had one in a while
>>1046213>trees still have facesSOUL
>>1046223Nah, the entire 2020 and 2021 were like this until they brought kamek. The game survived those awful tours during the pandemic so obviously it won't die now. My guess is that they blew their load during the first half of the year and now we're having the improved version of the regular filler tours, next for the winter celebration we should get a new snow track (gba snow land probably) with another reskin from rosalina or daisy since this year they focused on luigi and those 2 a lot, then the return of all the holliday drivers with merry mountain and then maybe finally a new driver for new year
>>1046240Even during the worst times of 2021 we were still getting atleast a costume alt almost every tour.They are going incredibly light on us right now.
>DK Mountain >none of the Kongs get an alt>not even a new Kong Mii SuitYou can't make this shit up.
>>1046213This means Meowser is probably gonna be in the spotlight shop right
>>1046218Followup - aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Best track for token grinding? I have Gold Boo, Yoshi, Chuck and Petey to work with
>>1046213oh now we're fucking talking
>>1046224Expect Super Leaf. If he has one of the top 4 items I'd expect him to have really good value going forward.
>>1046285Not as a main spotlight but most likely one that shows up often.>>1046387Try LA2, first track of the second cup.
>>1046213This might be just a theory of mine, but probably the reason why Nintendo seems to be afraid to include new racers, it would be because they're gonna test the new driver in 260 karts if it doesn't have huge looking mistakes (like pic related as an example). Probably the most economic option for them could be making new alts of characters that are already in, like Kitsune Luigi as an example, hope someday they break the mold by adding new characters (easy mode for them: reusing Wiggler and Queen Bee designs from MK7)
>>1046488They added Petey a few months ago.The issue is that they keep giving the same few characters alts and they're adding a fucking DK track and aren't giving a DK character an alt in favor of the shittiest character in the franchise.
Weird shape, looks like a circled propeller
>>1046912I think it's a rocky wrench, like the ones who appear in airship fortress
It seems like the featured drivers will be week 1 kitsune luigi and his kart and week 2 mario tanooki with his kart. As for the animal tour rotation we can see>cat rosalina with the gray cat cruiser, cat peach and the regular cat cruiser, cat toad with the black cat cruiser, meowser with the tiger bruiser>kangaroo yoshi with the rambi runner, dk junior snes with a new gold rambi (probably gold pass gift) and baby mario koala with the rambi rider (could be gift, ranked reward or at the token/tier shop)>we also see a falling leaves glider and a calico toe bean ballons possibly commemorative packs)As for the tracks we see>dk mountain>sky garden>baby park>possibly dino dino jungle
>>1046923Also GBA Riverside park
>>1046923You forgot to list the new cow offroader
>>1046928>green>brown>yellow>red>now whiteThey absolutely knew what they were doing, didn't they?
>>1046928Wow, that looks atrocious but I guess offroaders are worth having for their giant hitbox
>>1046923>>1046928Going to take a wild guess that the new Offroader and Calico Balloons are both ranked rewards, while the falling leaves are commemorative.
>>1046933The leaves glider is definitely a commemorative glider because it's too pretty but I could see the cow suit and the cow offroader as ranked rewards. They are no better than gold petey with the red offroader so it's possible
So next tour we’ll need to hope we can put together coverage for 8 new tracks - DK Mountain + it’s T, R and R/T as well as Riverside Park + it’s T, R and R/T; and there’s no way to tell which drivers will have them as favorites until the tour starts right
>>1046982Actually, 10 tracks.Sky Garden R/T and Baby Park R/T are coming aswell.
>>1046986That sounds intimidating, so the ranked cups will likely be something like DK Mountain, Sky Garden R/T and Riverside Park T/R/RT for one and Riverside Park, Baby Park R/T and DK Mountain T/R/RT for the other?
>>1046996Sadly it's entirely possible.
Since it’s the “Animal” Tour and Tanooki Mario and Kitsune Luigi are the spotlights, do you think White Tanooki Mario will be good to have for the next tour even if he wasn’t in the trailer?
>>1047138Very likely, he's still getting tracks so he should get at least one of the upcoming ones
>>1046934>the cow suitIf it's just one new suit it's in the shop, guaranteed.
THE GOLD PIPES MASON
>>1047232dixie, she's lvl 3 now
>>1047232I forgot lmoa It was a new driver I'll never use, I think.
>>1047232The Sky-High Flyerhopefully it will be useful on Sky Garden R/T should that come next Tour.
>currently tier 16 >have gotten 1st in every ranked cup so far>only one ranked cup has required me to put in effort to get 1st>looking like i'm going to win this week's one too, ahead of 2nd place by roughly 17k>2nd place person's score hasn't gone up at all since the start of the cupwhen do i start sweating bros...
>>1047457Around tier 40.
>>1047232Bowser Jr. (Pirate)
>>1047457There are several burnout points for new players:1. The level (tier 30?) where you go from up 3 levels to only up 2 levels per week. At the same time, you stop getting all the new player bait and freebies to help you.2. The level (tier 40?) where you go from up 2 levels to only up 1 level per week. At the same time, you've completed most of the "standard challenges" and aren't constantly getting recharged with mega rubies.3. The level (~ tier 50) where you start getting actual competition even if you're serious, and may have to make the choice to either pay up and buy the challenges/rubies or lose.
Is Gold Bob-omb worth buying from the spotlight shop?
>>1047624I got Gold King Bob-omb in the King Mario pipe a few months ago.He hasn't helped me yet, but is a decent coinboxer with OK coverage on older courses. Large size like Meowser and Gold Petey. Currently grinding him to single cap so I can throw some tickets on him if I need him. Grinding coinboxers is also good for collecting tokens; also did this with my other under-used coinboxers this tour. (Gold King Boo, Thai Daisy, Pink Gold Peach, Peach Vacation, Mario Hakama). Thinking about also getting Party Time Pauline since she got some recent buffs.
>>1042374result: 10th place Week 1Week 2: Killing it with my top 2 drivers (Pinja / Kamek). Should be able to hold 1st with driver/kart tickets available for Gold Egg Yoshi and the jukebox buggy in the NY Battle if needed.
I’m currently in tier 22, how long more until my current scores become too low ti compete?
>>1047556Achievement milestones for new players:1. Being able to collect all of the grand stars. This is reliant on..2a. Being able to get 10k on every course or almost every course. Typically around Tier 30. You should have several items around Level 3 to do this. Takes 4 - 6 months.2b. Having top shelf coverage for (almost) every course in a tour. They're always debuting new courses with paywalls to get you to spend rubies/$$, but not as bad as it used to be. Becomes easier around Tier 40.3. Getting at least 20k on every course or almost every course. Typically around Tier 50. Starting to get a few items up to around Level 6. Takes 10 - 12 months.4. 30k, etc... I'm not there yet myself.
>sandbag first week>destroy the ranked cup on the 2nd week
>Sept. 2022. Suddenly Queen Bee kart returns in the shop. Then King Mario debuts in a special pipe.Oh that must just be a coincidence. It's not like Nintendo lives next door to the Royal family.>Checks the map (pic).Wow, kinda cool. Also kinda sus.
>Last turn of the race>Get hit by a red shell, immediately drop from first to seventh>Happens the next race tooI'm pretty sure the shitbag ai in this game is designed to piss you off
>>1048157Been there done that. Classic "Mario-Karted" moments:1. Fighting into 1st place, then getting blue shelled.1a. Getting blue shelled when not in 1st place.1b. Getting blue shelled while items are loading, and the first item is Super Horn.2. Needing a triple frenzy run for ranked, but constant pulling two coins and a banana.3. Getting hit by your own green shell after bouncing off of several walls.4. Having a great combo run ended by a random item on the track around a blind corner. Bonus if you left it there yourself on Lap 1.
>>1048317This game goes beyond the typical Mario Kart.It never got this bad in older games.
Emptied the Token Shop pipe today. Last 10 pulls:1. 1000 coins2. 5 rubies3. Glider cap tix (N) x14. [GOLD] Wicked Topaz glider (to Lv 3)5. Item Tix x56. Kart Point boost tix x37. Kart Cap Tix (N) x18. Driver Skill Up (N) x39. 1000 coins10. Driver Cap tix (S) x1
>>1047792 (me)>getting Party Time PaulineChange of plans: Got Yellow Mii Suit and Mario Sunshine instead. They will probably be useful for token collecting/grinding in the next tour, along with my other banana drivers (Pinja, White Tanooki Mario, Dixie Kong, Chef Rosa).Investing in banana items pays off in "tokens from damage" tours.
>>1048336Agreed. It wasn't until I got D/K/G up to level 6 in MKT that it felt the same fun as Mario Kart Wii.
>>1048350Leveling karts and gliders does nothing in terms of fun.Leveling drivers actually is a detriment because more frenzies means you'll see the bullshit ai more with perfectly timed blues and reds
>>1048354bigger score = more fun
>>1048336https://youtube.com/watch?v=OEfiVLnidgII beg to differThis video comes with good timing too since DK Mountain’s in the next tour
>>1048379Pretty sure that was online
man boomboxing is some bullshitI could get to 1st from 3rd if I pull it off but I've been at it for hours...
>>1048645You need to stay in 5th place to get the boomerang frenzy and if you're grinding the third track you could get up to 3 coinbox drivers on your lobby to increase the odds of getting the boombox. In my case I got one and a coin frenzy
>>1048645>>1048679I don't get it
>>1048684How to boombox in MKT:https://youtu.be/36BjC-Sk6v0
>>1048684Boombox is a term for getting a boomerang frenzy and stealing the coins of a coinbox bot, it's pretty tricky to get but it will get you the highest score possible, better than regular coinbox frenzieshttps://youtu.be/Czko7KTGUcE
Coinbox, boomerang and giant banana seem to be the best items so I should prioritize drivers who have them right?
>>1048714And lucky 7 too
Should I use quick tickets to try and get White Tanooki or save the tickets and rubies
>>1048768You haven't gotten white tanooki at the shop yet? That's weird, he has regular odds of appearance. Regarding rubies, I'd say he's worth buying but you should save some if you're still missing coverage and important drivers that are coming soon like meowser or santa bowser
>>1048775Thing is that White Tanooki Mario would give a lot of coverage compared to Meowser (3) and Santa Bowser (2), I know the Bowsers are coinboxers but I also need a HE giant banana driver since I don’t have one yet
Do you miss it, Goldbros?Do you miss having 200cc days in multiplayer?
>>1049227I also miss it.I used to grind exp/coins/tokens in multiplayer and get the bonus waiting points (quad grind?), especially on 200cc days. Now it's not really worth it.
>>1046452Hope for another Super Leaf driver.Tanooki Rosa has been very useful to me as a top shelf driver on the Cookie Land battle course. Helped me get to S level.Maybe Kitsune Luigi will get a good battle course.
>wonky schedule made me forget to do the bonus token tracksFuck
Well there’s White Tanooki on the last quick ticket, still unsure about buying him though
>>1049513Just get him. I did the same for Wicked Topaz.
Damn I would really rather have a super or common over this. Crazy how bad year 1 stuff is.
>>1049513Buy him, he's still relevant and we will probably get the hitting opponents for tokens event tomorrow and giant banana drivers really help with that
>>1049720Yeah, the white version is the one that ended up being great, all the others are garbage
>>1049730It's still trash though, awful hitbox.
at what level gap is it better to choose something super/normal over something high-end
>>10498011 level higher for drivers. The bonus points boost is the same for every level across the board for drivers, the only thing that changes is frenzy chance and the unlock level for upgraded skills.You will probably still want to pick the coinboxer if it comes down to a level 4 HE CB vs a level 6 non-top4-skill super.For karts it's a little more complicated, a Level 6 HE gets the same BP boost but a BP multiplier equal to a level 8 super. Normals don't even reach the same multiplier.,For gliders, the BP boost is the same across the board again, but the combo time bonus for a level 4 HE is equal to a level 6 super and a leve 8 normal.Keep the base points in mind though, high ends have a much higher points cap.
>>1049801Use the chart.
>>1049730The tiger version at least looks cool.Don't know if it's useful.
Talk about yanked out of my ass by a millimeter
>>1045574Week 2 plan worked, finally tier 80 and gold suit.
I got this from the tier gold pipe, is it any good?
>>1050069Congrats!>>1050077It was frustrating 'cause for the longest time this was my only top shelf track for one of the Bowser's Castle variants. I kept it at Level 1 and now that I don't need it, I'm glad I did.
Just hit tier 25, is ranked going to get a lot harder now
>>1050077Not really, it's almost as limited as a super kart. The green speeder which was a ranked reward a couple of weeks ago is already better but at least it has a nice hitbox
Last minute guesses as to which drivers will be needed for DK Mountain and Riverside Park?
>>1050086You won't have real competition until you reach tier 40>>1050089I hope luigi knight, gold petey and white tanooki get tracks, I want to double uncap them and take them to at least level 5
>>1050091I’m probably not going to buy White Tanooki right now, I’ll see what’s in the next tour shop then, I assume Meowser is an instant buy?
>>1050093Yes but if you're low on rubies better wait to see your coverage, he could have a new track overlapping with other good and more recent drivers
>>1047158I stand corrected! That's a first.
>>1050091I got my wish granted, now I need to see which one I'm gonna level up for week 2
>>1049741It just got another track, so not bad at all
>>1050109white rambi would be the better pick but it hasn't been relevant in a long time
Well White Tanooki came right back into my shop today, and coincidentally he covers the only ranked track this tour I don’t have a driver for - DK Mountain R/TI really should just buy him right
Riverside Park and it’s music are also pretty clearly made for MK8 too
So as I understand, now you can also get the elements from the spotlight shop to randomly appear at the daily shop. I'm guessing luigi kitsune and his kart have a higher chance to appear and next week mario tanooki and his kart will switch places
>>1050114Yes, you will use him for both ranked and to farm tokens
>>1050119This is the first time this has happened.
>Rambi Rider held hostage to the Gold Passugh, guess I'll finally have to subscribe. Thank God for Google Opinion Rewards.
lel, king mario keeps getting the short end of the stick. Got three new tracks, none of them ranked ones and two of them overlap with gold chuck so only baby park R is his exclusive as a coinbox driver but regular petey also has it so not that good.
So is Meowser still worth buying when he appears in the shop? Seems like DK Mountain is his only new track this tour and Gold Chuck already covers it for me
>Ranked Pipe gets Funky>first Token pipe gets Blue Circuit
Oh no, another repeated rally
>>1050166Mario vs. Luigi made some sense, but this one’s just bizarre. Guess they want to do Peach Gardens next tour and wanted a tie-in?
It feels weird that DK Mountain and Riverside Park get their R/T versions on release and yet none of the other tracks in the tour like Rock Rock Mountain, Sky Garden, Yoshi Valley, Baby Park, Piranha Plant Slide and RMX Bowser’s Castle 1 got their R/T variant this tour
>>1047829 (me)result: 1st place Week 2
>>1050166So does this lower the chances of us getting the MK8 wave 3 announcement soon if this tour doesn’t have Merry Mountain in it?
Shop for this tour
>>1050136Meowser is still worth buying, but you can wait for an urgent need before spending rubies on him. Maybe you'll pull him in a pipe.Meowser is a great coinboxer, but he has tons of overlap will other top skill drivers. I got him late this summer and have rarely used him, except in tours with tons of Bowser's Castle alts. (i.e. Bowser Tour)
>>1050282What about Santa Bowser instead? He should be back soon for christmas and I heard he’s also pretty good? Meowser is top tier but he’d only give me 2 new tracks without leveling him so I don’t know
>>1050303Santa has a low amount of tracks but they are very fun and high quality.HOWEVER. He does suffer from having many old tracks that rarely return, such as Shy Guy Bazaar.
Oh thank god I'm actually well sorted for both ranked cups and just in general
>Very first fucking track I'm dealing with sweeping across the fucking track to shove a banana in my face AII really do fucking hate this game so much.
Since Knight Luigi is in the shop this tour, King Mario should be available from the shop next tour right
Avoiding the boulders on DK Mountain is harder than it seems when you can’t brake or slow down….
holy shit he can't be stopped
Why do I sometimes get stuck after a battle ends, the results screen music plays and I drive around automatically and nothing happens until the timer on the battle ends
Also, ID gap update: The biggest ID gaps are now between Amsterdam Drift 2 and Berlin Byways with a size of 34, suggesting Amsterdam 3 and/or perhaps Athens very soon; and between Luigi’s Mansion and Waluigi Pinball with a size of 23, suggesting Peach Gardens and Shroom Ridge soon
Does anyone know if the ranked rewards are the same for both weeks now?
>>1050485Should be, according to the news
Finally bought him, hope he serves me well
>about to win multiplayer race>this shit happens every fucking time
>>1050599This clip angers me both because assholes are bullying my wife and the fact that this shit happens endlessly even offline in tour.
the next tour better have Peach (SNES) and Bowser (SNES), I SWEAR TO GAWD!!
>>1050303>>1050282 (me)I don't even have Santa Bowser. He was always in the shadow of Kamek and Meowser for late 2021 coinboxers. He's in some of the winter courses, but I'd wait to see if some of the new 2022 coinboxers get overlap on Santa Bowser tracks before getting him.
>>1050591White Tanooki Mario is a good choice for Week 2 ranked on DK Mountain R/T. Good luck!I'll probably use DK Jr...>>1050430Yeah, DK Jr. is great for laying down bananas on the narrow Choco Mountain tracks. I also remember using him a lot on Cheep Cheep Island earlier this year.
>>1050233Animal Tour Week 1 plan:Going for top 3. Should be able to hold rank with some kart/glider tickets on Riverside Park R.
>>1050814I'm in an odd situation for week 2. Don't have a decent kart for riverside until i unlock the two from the tour and only have lv2 fire rosa for a driver on DK, but everything else looks decently sorted.Makes me super worried about ranking decently especially since I'm only in second by 6k right now and haven't even done riverside R for this week.And i should do moderately well with Sailor Daisy lv5, White Bruiser lv5, and Cream Toes lv3. Thinking a 20k+ should be managable there.i really do need to actually figure out some karts and gliders to focus on though. i know i'm having self inflicted struggles with my driver focus, i should try not to do that with the rest.
>>1050824 (me)... or I could just do what Nintendo wants and spend money on the new kart and glider instead.Don't know whether to be happy or cynical about it. Gotta pay to win.
>>1050834Might also consider Yellow Offroader for Riverside T in week 2. See if your week 2 opponents have it at a high level; if not, maybe invest in a newer kart.Yellow Offroader = #1 kart of 2022It's nice to see the Rambi kart comeback; it was kind of big in 2021 before the offroaders (yellow / red) took over.
>>1050323Depends. King could always be considered a special or city driver and only appear on certain tours.
>>1050860Funnily enough, i do have it. I'll keep it in mind once i get the tour tickets especially since I'm likely to get the two cheaper premiums this tour anyways.
When will I be able to play multiplayer with 3 items enabled? I can’t catch up at all without the possibility of frenzies
>>1051055The multiplayer game rules change daily.Today, Battle has frenzy enabled.
>>1051117Any way to know when races will be 150cc with 3 items available? 100cc yesterday was unplayable because of how slow it is and having only 2 items today feels awkward
When will the ? block mii suit be available again? Will it ever be added to the mii suit shop?
>>1051136It's too powerful, that's why they're scared of it.
>>1051136I hope it's locked to ranked rewards and only appears 2-3 times a year. Something this powerful can't be available for only 70 rubies.
>>1051147>>1051151Why is the ? block mii suit considered so powerful compared to other coinbox drivers?
>>1051172Mii drivers get extra base points that normal drivers don't have access to.For every mii suit that you own, all mii suits get +10 base points. They are almost at 2000 already, but Nintendo said there "might" be a cap someday.
>>1051172>>1051172Because it's still getting tracks and the more suits you have, the higher the base points cap. Mine is only triple uncapped and it's already as good as a max uncapped driver currently. It's considered better than the gold suit because the latter started getting tracks 10 weeks before being available so its usefulness is reduced a little
>>1051276I have mine at lv3, just waiting until it's on ranked cups again.
I could level up Pinja or Chef Rosalina or White Tanooki Mario all the way but you know who gets the most consistent Giant Banana frenzies?Fucking Donkey Kong.
Ugh, farming dk mountain on 200cc has been such a pain in the ass, last time I struggled this much was during the first berlin tour where the bots were infamously aggressive
Token grinding tip:Riverside Park R/T (Diddy Kong Cup) with the Yellow Mii Suit. 50 tokens with a single mega banana frenzy on Lap 1.Strangely not having any luck with the Pinja or DK Jr. top shelf tracks. Hard to get 20 tokens.
>>1051432Agreed; the bots are unusually rough for early in the tour.And multiplayer is also rough because everyone is clearing their reward pipes and going for Kart Pro.
>>1051523 (me)Finally! Double mega banana frenzy with Pinja on Yoshi Valley (Baby Daisy Cup). 64 tokens.Best frenzy was in the narrow mid-course section where all the early paths converge.
>>1051358Thanks for the tip. DK has both Rock Rock Mountain and Dino Dino Jungle in the Nabbit Cup.
>>1051524thank god there's no kart pro for battles at least for the current tour, I'm dreading for the day when the datamined mode for battles finally arrives.
>>1051524>Get ahead of an AI>Instantly get pelted by a bomb
>if your get a communication error you lose your win streak
Success! Tips for Kart Pro:1. Use small karts. Brooms are good.2. Don't drop items when in 1st place.3. If you randomly luck into easy matchups with small groups (2-4 people), go for the win.
>>1051523If you have sunshine he's a better option on choco mountain T, that tunnel section is perfect for giant banana.
Meowser is worth it right?
Is anyone willing to help me with finishing the 5 races with friends challenge?
>>1051809If he gives you coverage, go for it.Meowser = #1 coinboxer of 2022There is a small danger of Meowser getting surpassed by later coinboxers (esp. Gold Chuck), but he already has so many tracks that it doesn't make a difference.
When will 3DS Rainbow Road appear again in a tour?
>>1052108It usually appears around the winter season, so soon.
Quick question: has this ever been available outside of the gold pass?
Anyone want to do some multiplayer races?
>>1052552I'll post some room codes today at the top of the hour (xx:00). First one in 5 minutes.
Open invite: 150cc, 6 races, no teams, 2 itemsRoom code: 6214 3375
>>1052610 (me)No takers; room closed.Will try again in a hour.
>>1052193Good question. Even the wiki doesn't know.https://www.mariowiki.com/Blue_Royale
>>1052610same rulesRoom code: 1250 2603
>>1052637no takers One last try in an hour.
Room code: 9346 4823
>>1052649no takersBye for now.
Since we already had Metropolitan Tour with all European cities (Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam) and Autumn Tour with all American cities (New York, Vancouver, LA), what are the chances of a tour with only Asian cities (Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok) in the future
>>1052662That would be a good idea. I bet they do it sometime between New Year and spring, maybe around Chinese New Year (Jan. 22, 2023). Add another Asian city and have themed items. 2023 is Year of the Rabbit, so bunny themed stuff.
>>1052678Singapore Speedway 3 seems perfect to introduce for a Chinese New Year Tour with Chinatown and the Chinatown music; if they’re making an alt for it Cheongsam Peach/Daisy/Rosalina/Pauline or Lion Dance Yoshi would be nice to see
>>1052708Fun! Bangkok also has a Chinatown that could get a new track.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangkok#DemographyI think Nintendo would probably try to avoid the controversy over picking a city in either PRC or Taiwan, so other Asian Chinatowns are safer.
>>1052715Bangkok doesn't have a chinatown version of it's music though.
>>1052715We already know that Chinatown is in the currently unused portion of Singapore and has its own music, and that there’s no Chinatown in the unused portions of BangkokAlso Singapore 3 should release before March so that the Chinatown section and music appear in Tour first before MK8 wave 4
>>1051358>>1051561Double mega banana frenzy with DK on Dino Dino Jungle (Nabbit Cup).Both frenzys in Lap 2 (one at the end), so it could've been better.
>>1052743That's.. really low for those levels with that sequence.How many actions did you get and what's your player level?
>>1052759I was not going for actions/combo (score), just grinding hits and tokens.Level 189. Also usually run with manual drift off, so that hurts the ability to hold combo.
>>1052783Ahh alright, that's understandable.Enable smart steering btw, it makes drifting against walls much easier
Wew, I thought I would be demolished this week but I'm actually second place right now only giving a couple of super tickets to blue koopa, pretty nice
>>1052708Thanks, now i want art of Daisy dressed like that.
I'm really new, according the spreadsheet the driver that gets me the most non-city courses is freaking Penguin Toadette tied with White Tanooki Mario at 8For Karts it's Yellow OffRoader at 14and Gliders it's Black Toe-Beans, Pink Gold Meteors, Wonderful Wings and Wicked Topaz at 13should I buy anything?
>>1053116White tanooki is pretty decent, yellow offroader is a great kart and wonderful wings is the best glider in the game right now
I have 55 tracks not covered by a driver, 87 tracks not covered by a kart and 115 tracks not covered by a glider yet, at which point should I focus on getting new karts and gliders instead of drivers?
What’s better for token grinding, DK on Rock Rock Mountain or White Tanooki Mario on Yoshi Valley R?
>>1053270I just run all of the courses with top shelf banana drivers (triple or mega) as part of the daily grind.If I get a good result, I grind on it a little while until the luck stops, then move onto the next course.The rank of the driver will make a difference, as will the kart/glider. If you can, use a banana glider or a lightning or blooper glider as they also give a lot of hits + tokens if you get a frenzy.
>>1053116>>1053116>Penguin Toadette tied with White TanookiI wouldn't spend rubies on drivers with crappy Skills like Toadette's (because you're not going to invest in her later when you have better options for those tracks), but White Tanooki is a great choice.>Yellow OffRoaderFantastic kart, and the red one too.>Black Toe-Beans, Pink Gold Meteors, Wonderful Wings and Wicked TopazAll fantastic gliders, too. I do think they have some overlap between each other, too. Start with Wonderful Wings.
>>1053270DK / Rock Rock Mtn won for me, but I had a bad loadout for Yoshi Valley R.
Studfit's Rundown just went live:https://youtu.be/0b2-L2ZdEE4
>>1039403>>1048064Prediction: King Mario doesn't get any good buffs until the real life coronation in May 2023. Then he'll get crazy buffs.
>>1053116Penguin Toadette appears in everyone's spreadsheet list because there was a Toad vs. Toadette tour in Nov. 2021 with some special tracks which haven't been seen since.I wouldn't get her because none of the new 2022 drivers has seen those tracks, and some of them will get buffs on them if they come back.
>>1053363Are those the Vanilla Lake and Merry Mountain tracks?
>>1053370Definitely the Merry Mtn (X-mas only); not sure about the Vanilla Lakes, since some of them came back this past summer.
>>1053370Merry and Sundae definitely.Vancouver and Amsterdam are also discountable, cities rarely come back.Vanilla Lake is a family they love to shove in tour after tour, they will be back again soon.
>>1053270Dk should give you more tokens but the problem with farming a long track like rock rock/dk mountain is that it becomes a chore to keep grinding and it takes too long to complete a race. I would go for white tanooki even if he's not that high level just so I don't get sick of it.
>>1053378I wish we would get shy guy bazaar again.Last time it was here i was able to get like 33k and i wanna see if after several months i can hit 40kEspecially if they made it a ranked track
I got Farmer Daisy from a token pipe, is she good? Her only new coverage for me is two Amsterdam tracks
>>1053417You can get her from token pipes? Did they update those that much or something because last i saw it should have been just Swimsuit in pipes.But she's ok, i like how hammers just ignore the AIs fucking bananas to nail them. I also admit to being biased though.
>>1053414Agreed. Ninja Hideaway is also super fun.
it still fucking baffles me how tracks like 3DS rainbow road translate over just fine and yet half of the GBA tracks have been butchered to hell and backi will never not be mad at what they did to sky garden
90 tokens in Dino Dino Jungle (Nabbit Cup).Two Mega Banana frenzys; both in the narrow part with the dinosaur right before the curved tunnel.
When do you think Thai Daisy will be in the shop? She’s a city driver so it might take a special occasion before she appears in the shop like Kangaroo Yoshi in this tour, right?
>>1053500mald, i think they did a fantastic job.
>>1053780Most likely the next time bangkok comes back
London, Berlin and Merry Mountain will be added to MK8 on 7th DecWill the Merry Mountain tour this year only be on the 14th after Peach vs Bowser then?
Wew, I just got him from a free pipe
HOLDING ON TO 3RD COME ON
>>1054017>Next tour is Peach vs Bowser?sauce
>>1054017Likely. They probably wouldn't do the holiday items as non-spotlights in the shop for two tours in a row.
Did you get it?
>>1055087It was datamined
>>1055111>Rerunning a tour we JUST had>Not running Peach vs Daisy again
>>1055110Yes!And a new kart in the free gold pipe.
>>1055116>>1050824Result: 2nd place. Was 1st place until the last day; woke up 5000 points behind and couldn't catch up. Didn't want to throw too many tickets on it for 20 rubies.Week 2 plan: Hope the matchup is favorable. Plan to be using Tuxedo Mario / Gold Petey / DK Jr., and have tickets to take them up to Lv 6 if needed. Already have over 73k and Lv 5/6 karts and gliders.
>>1055116Congrats, I also got a new kart. I really wanted this one and fortunately I didn't have to spend rubies to get it
>>1055132I’m pretty new and I got this kart from my gold pipe as well, is it quite good?
>>1055165It was in the top 10 earlier this year after it debuted in LA Tour, but has fallen off a little.
>>1055248Well it gives me like 10 new courses of coverage plus it looks cool when I’m driving it so I like it
>>1055110Barely! Definitely not getting it again.
We should be getting a teaser for the next tour tomorrow right?
>>1055513I think we're getting the team lineups first and then both trailers on friday
>>1055574I really wish it wasn't a rerun of a tour we just got like 5 months ago at most.
>>1055118 (me) Top 3 looks doable. Will try double capping drivers before taking any to Lv 6. Probably Tux Mario and DK Jr. since Riverside Park T is a low scoring short track (sorry, Gold Petey).Surprised that many of my opponents are scoring relatively high with Cat Peach on River Park T. Guess the bell works well on the narrow course.Seriously considering raising Yellow Offroader to Lv 7. I have no HE items above Lv 6 so far.
>>1055248>LA tour = Jukebox kart debutCorrection: Singapore tourhttps://www.mariowiki.com/Jukebox_Buggy
>>1055641It feels like they planned to do something else for the next tour, but didn't get the devs finished in time and had to fall back to a rerun tour as a backup plan.
>>1055713They could have reran something like Peach vs Daisy though.Wouldn't have been much more effort, just allocating a handful more drivers.Then again, all tours lately have felt low effort. Little to no new stuff, token shops that are frankly pathetic, and battle mode is actually awful.
>>1055699Thanks to Gold Petey for a double coinbox frenzy run. Now in 1st place.I often have good luck on day 1, but then get passed later in the week and can't shake the bots.
>17k points behind 1st placeI could use my tickets but I think I'll just take the rank down.
come oooon new bowser alt...
Yeah o-fucking-kay game.
>>1055793If we get 8 bit Bowser I am going IN on that guy.
Tier 28 now, how long more until these scores become inadequate?
>>1055966I had no problem finishing 1st or 2nd every week until around Tier 50.Just get the D/K/G to give you coverage, then get them to level 3 (unlock coverage), then drivers to level 4 (unlock skill).
New toys from the shop.These should be fun and helpful.Passing on this week's spotlight items, though the Camo Tanooki Kart and Autumn Leaves look nice.
Do we need a new thread soon?
>>1056224I think current thread should last at least until the new tour begins on wednesday
>>1055513>>1055574It's very weird how we haven't gotten a sneak peek about the rally so far, makes worried that we may not get a new driver but simply the wrench suit >>1046915 and that's why there hasn't been an announcement, we'll see in a couple of hours.
Sunshine Mario / Blazing Eagle / Sunset Balloons on DK Mountain T
>>1051358This was a big help. I will probably clear the token pipe tomorrow thanks to the DK token runs.DK deserves a new alt just for being a reliable and easily accessible Giant Banana driver.
So the new drivers are shy guy dark blue and the rocky wrench suit, most likely the former being the ranked reward. Really lame
>>1056456Could be a generic winter suit and a yoshi reindeer one
>>1056475>>1056478Literally the same as a couple months ago with a couple new mii suits and like 3 character alts added.What a fucking waste of a tour.
I have Pink Gold Peach and Gold Yoshi as coinboxers for team Peach and Meowser, Gold Boo, Gold Chuck and Gold Petey for team Bowser, I should probably choose team Bowser for the sake of token grinding right
A very lame and forgettable tour for sureWeek 1:>peach vacation and pink speederWeek 2:>meowser and tiger bruiserRotation:>peach wedding with gilded prancer | yoshi kangaroo with green double decker | doctor luigi with blue green capsule | tuxedo mario with grand badwagon >doctor bowser with green and yellow capsule | fire rosalina with rose taxi | kamek and his broom | petey and piranha pipesGold pass reward>gold bruiserRanked reward>blue shy guy/black sneaker/rocky wrench suitPack>pink sneaker
>>1056487Token Shop will probably be PGP and Dry Bowser, or something equally useless.
>>1056483Grinding tokens during rallies is not a problem, the recovery and bonus days will give you plenty of tokens even if you don't have many coinbox drivers. Your focus should be either>picking the one you like more just to help your teamOr>picking the opposite team of the one with the most coinbox presence because that way tokens won't get in the way of grinding ranked/ACR
>>1056495I’m going to be on holiday during the entire duration of the tour so I won’t have a lot of time to grind tokens so I’d rather pick the team that will make it faster for me to get all the non-pipe stuff from the shop at leastAnd my personal preference would be team Bowser
>>1056511get an autoclicker dude, you'll thank me later.
So my guesses for the next few tours would be >Snow/Winter Tour: Merry Mountain returns, GBA Snow Land>New Year 2023 Tour: DS Shroom Ridge? Paris 4?>Madrid/Athens Tour: Madrid or Athens as the first tours of 2021 and 2022 were new cities so 2023’s first tour should be a new city too>Chinese New Year Tour: Singapore 3Seems logical?
>>1056528Don’t autoclickers not work on ios?
https://mkt-upcoming.web.app/There’s this site I found showing the current ID gaps and what courses would fit in the gaps right now
Next tour will be at least 8 new tracks for coverage again, right? 4 versions of Peach Gardens, 4 versions of Amsterdam Drift 3 and any new R/Ts that might be added?
>>1056598Paris Promenade B is likely.Also (maybe) GBA Bowser's Castle 4.Let us rejoice at the fact that the shitking will get his topshelf expanded with even more cities.
>>1056601I’m assuming Paris B will be added at the same time as Paris 4 in the future, and we know from ID gaps that Paris 4 is coming soon
>>1056427 (me)Cleared the token pipe in record time. Last 10 pulls:1. Kart Cap Tix (N) x12. (Gold) Kart Cap Tix (H) x13. 1000 coins4. Driver Point Tix x35. 1000 coins6. 2000 coins7. Item Tix x58. 5 rubies9. 1000 coins10. Driver Cap Tix (S) x1
1 year anniversary today!
>>1056689Drivers at 1 year: Main drivers are Pinja, Kamek, and all of the Rosalinas.Halloween Rosalina and Vampire Waluigi were my first main High End drivers, so I'm still loyal to them.Hoping to get more high rank coinboxers and banana drivers, since they drive my account. Never cared much for boomerang and Lucky 7.
>>1056704Karts at 1 year: I have too many karts!The offroaders (esp. yellow) and the cactus karts are my workhorses. Always liked the brooms for tight courses and multiplayer, and also of favorite of Halloween Rosa.The 2022 New Year kart was in the first $20 pack that I ever bought, and it has done well for me.
>>1056705Gliders at 1 year: I was a lucky early investor in Wonderful Wings and Candlelight Flight.All of the 8 bit gliders have paid off too.I'm looking to get gliders paired to drivers a bit better in Year 2; looking at Para Panini and Piranha Plant Balloons to match with courses featuring my banana drivers.
Meh, I'm bored of this game.
Since Amsterdam Drift 3 is in the next tour think Volendam Rosalina will be in next tour’s shop? Is she still worth it?
>>1057688She has been kind of weak for my account, but I didn't get her until the anniversary. Not getting good buffs. I got her to collect all the Rosalinas.Kangaroo Yoshi and Vacation Luigi are more useful boomerang drivers.
>>1056598Kino, excited for it
>>1056598Yes, seems like nintendo's new strategy is dumping at least 6 if not 8 new tracks every tour while slowing down on releasing new drivers as a way to make new players be able to catch up and at the same time ''force'' veteran players to use more tickets for ranked/ACR by giving ranked rewards constantly because rubies are not that valuable anymore. Also part of me believes that we are getting more and more karts because they want people to buy those awful point boost tickets packs.
What are the chances that DK Mountain T and/or Riverside Park R/T end up in next tour’s ranked cups? I don’t have a driver for either…
>>1058510Close to null, they tend to put away new tracks for months on end nowadays, especially since we're getting at least 2 new families next tour (Peach Gardens, Amsterdam 3)
As a new player will I be able to complete this challenge before it expires? The highest score I’ve ever gotten was 18,657 on Maple Treeway R/T
>>1058546Don't worry about the expert card, you get nothing special for completing these.
>>1058546Raise your player level, that will help you score higher without spending tickets and since we keep getting a bunch of new tracks every tour, the improvement should be more dramatic for a new player
>>1058598I’m only player level 27 now, how much more score can I get from raising my level?
>>1058616The higher your player level, the more it increases your score at the end of the race. You should be aiming for at least level 150 so that you get 6000 points just for finishing first place
>>1058546You've got a whole month left, you might be able to get it. Next tour try to spot a high scoring track and focus on your DKG for it. Like, a 3-3-3 high end setup can get you 22k easy on certain tracks.
13th place, 30k away from 1st.
>>1055734Final result: Stayed in 1st place all week until late on the last day. Got more improvement from DK Jr. on DK Mtn. in the late hours, but finished in 2nd. Opponent had some triple caps which were hard to beat with my double cap items. Saved a bunch of tickets for the next tour; first time I'm keeping at least 5 each of D/K/G. Didn't want to spent lots of level tickets just for 5 rubies and a few hundred coins. Got Koopa King kart (to Lv5) in the gold pipe.
Super Mario Bros. movie trailer:https://youtu.be/TnGl01FkMMocoming in April 2023
>>1060233>suddenly Mario KartI don't know how to feel.
>>1060233Wonder if the rumored Orlando track will drop around this time to promote the movie, since both it and Super Nintendo World are handled by Universal. Main issue is that the movie launches around the same time Yoshi Tour is planned.
well, no King Mario in the Spotlight Shop. pfft figures.
>>1060564Yeah, he only got 2 new tracks, mario circuit, an ancient track and peach gardens T which it's not a ranked track so once again he's snubbed
>>1060564Is the spotlight shop lineup this tour already datamined?
>>1060670He's not in ranked.
Feels a little bit of a waste that both DK Mountain and Riverside Park are back again with none of them being in ranked
How many high end tickets will it take to raise a driver from level 3 to 6? Do you think it’s worth it to take Gold Chuck to level 6 for Bowser’s Castle 3R?
>>1060799From 3 to 6 you need 7 tickets.Gold Chuck is the best coinbox driver right now, go for it.
Are the goats in Amsterdam Drift 3R brand new assets?
Spotlight shop datamine where?
new bread soon? i'd offer to make but i'm at work