KARTS. IN. SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACESpace Tour is live
>>650204I'd never pull for a mario alt in a 100/6 pipe, you know he'll be in a oops all marios pipe later.
>Pgp and the kamek set is once again on ranked for both weeks Based, also I'm glad the astronaut set is average and the pink gold asteroid glider is a paid one because then the special pipe will not be that good, that new ribbon glider has giant mushroom so it's ass. Saving tour.
>>650224Only the snow crystals might be worth pulling because it has been paid but pretty mediocre
>>650231Polka-Dot Manta is solid, but the balloons and parasol are hot garbage.
Got the new kart in the first free pull, never been so lucky.
>>650231I hope the ribbon is a spotlight, I need that thing.
I don't normally care for Mario alts but I have to pull for this one, absolutely love the design.
>>650224They've been giving me a lot of reasons to keep leveling up the Kamek set, I have them both at level 3 right now.
>>650824It's totally worth it, especially the dream glider. lighting/bullet bill gliders work the best with a coinbox driver and being top shelf on a long track like RR makes them even better. I finally triple uncapped mine.
>>650916>lighting/bullet bill gliders work the best with a coinbox driverForgive my ignorance, but why is this the case? This makes no sense to me. Wouldn't a coin glider be the best option?
>>651174Lighting and bullet bill (as well as blooper and mega mushroom) don't trigger when you're in the first place, therefore you get more chances for coinbox.
>>651174A coin glider giving you more chances of getting coin gets in the way of getting a coinbox, also you don't earn the additional bonus from coins that come out of boxes, for some reason the game detects them as a different item. It's significantly harder to get coinbox frenzies and individual boxes if you use a coin glider. If you watch the videos of the top tier players like zephiel810 or Carlos85, who have full coverage, you can see that they use lighting, bullet bill and giant mushroom gliders for those drivers because those items don't get in the way of getting boxes when you're first place.
Shoutouts to the motherfuckers that play 200cc 1 item online races with coin box drivers.
>>651181>>651187Ok, yeah, I get it now. The fact that the coins you get from coin boxes don't get the boost is really, really dumb.
Is it known whats coming next week? Astro Mario is cool but I dont know if I want to spend my rocks trying for him.
>>652223won't know until end of next week. a lot of people are saving up for santa bowser or the next coinbox. i want to pull for the kart and mario alt too but i'll wait and see how lucky or unlucky i am on the upcoming glider pipe.
>>652223oh you meant the pipes. its a rosalina pipe, look at the datamine twitter or mkt reddit. i misread thought you meant next tour.
>>652231Oh thanks! Yep thats what I meant.
>>652223>>650231This special pipe is coming next sunday and then next wednesday is sọyalina time.
>buffed againYou DO have the best Gold vehicle in the game, dont'cha /vmg/?
>>652401The only bad thing is his small hitbox
>>652598an extremely smoll lad
have they introduced bikes yet?
>>651187>you can see that they use lighting, bullet bill and giant mushroom gliders for those drivers because those items don't get in the way of getting boxes when you're first place.Those gliders actually have more coverage and are much better for ACR scores. For Karts and Gliders you'll want to go for coverage so even if you have a great coin glider it's better to just sit with a better coverage one
>>653249Also glider has no impact whatsoever on frenzies. Frenzies operate based on your rank in the race solely but your glider affects what you pull if it not a frenzy so your chance of a getting say a Bullet Bill in first is still basically zero but in 6-8th it's better by a bit.
>>652268God this tour is a fucking flop lmao
>>653216Kamek was introduced with a bike but that's it I think.
>>652401It's one of the few I don't have yet.
>>653714Hopefully we get out of this dry period soon. Christmas and New Year's are both happening soon, and dataminers have also found updates to assets related to Vancouver.
Three 10 pulls on the glider pipe, two polka dot mantas (new to me), a blizzard parasol, and the galaxy glider (new to everyone). Not bad.
>>655303This is about as good of a haul as you could have asked for from this.
did one ten pull on the glider pipe, two dupes of a glider i already owned and the new glider. i'll take the hint and stop there i guess.
Next pipe is the Rosalina one, right?I only got into this game during the last tour so I'll probably do a couple ten pulls since I'm a princess stan and don't have any Rosalinas yet, unless that's for some reason a bad idea
>>655598fire rosalina is good iirc. the rest of the pipe is very mediocre to bad so if you get fire rosalina early on i'd just stop pulling there. unless you really need the coverage a lot of the stuff in the pipe won't be getting a ton of new buffs anytime soon.
>>655598If you're just starting Fire Rosalina is gonna give you a shit ton of coverage despite having a bad item for scoring, so I definitely recommend trying to get her.
>>653788thats a pity
>>655598Fire Rosalina, the Zoom Broom, and the Rose items are very good for coverage. The odds are also going to be pretty good in terms of High-Ends. A couple of tens certainly wouldn't hurt if you're new and really like Rosalina.
THE GOLD PIPES MASON
>>656309another useless poison apple
>>656309Cheep cheep masks, now at level 5
>>656309strawberry donut 5 1/3
>>656309fucking Peachette, it's now lvl3 and just as useless as ever.
>>656309Another 8-bit star glider.
Signs you've been playing way too long?
Standard challenges 3 never ever
I've been getting too many 1st places lately. Something's wrong.
NOOOOOOO ROSA BANNER AND I ROLLED ON THIS SHITTY SPACEMAN
>>659160do some research nerd, banners leak at the START of the tour
>>659160While having a new driver with lucky 7 is good, mario alts are never that good investment in the long run because a lot of the casual players get those and nintendo buffs rarer drivers instead. Before pulling you should have enough rubies to empty the pipe if necessary and lurk either these threads, the subreddit, discord or the twitter accounts that leak all the datamined stuff at the beginning of each tour so you take the best decision based on your coverage.
Nice! Got the Zoom Broom from a fake green pipe-free pull.
What would be better to use? Level 7 gold car or level 6 zoom broom?
>>659473Zoom broom looks slightly better according to bonus-points table.
>>659473Bonus points/action: ((base points)*(Level-1)*(engine class))/30000If you are at level 150:Broom: ((490)*(6-1)*(150))/30000 = 12.25Parawing: ((408)*(7-1)*(150))/30000 = 12.24Broom gives you a slightly bigger bonus
>>659615>>659521Thanks lads, that's useful to know for future tours too
Coomerbros, i emptied the Rosalina pipe to finally get those shitty alts.
>they just added Wiggler to Mario Golf Super Rushmaybe there's still hope.
>>659895should have been added in one of the first tours. such a no brainer.
We should get a sneak peak tonight about next tour and then the trailer on friday, I really hope it's bowser santa time, even better if he comes in a pipe with others like the rosalina pipe we have right now.
>>659943To be fair, most of the items that Bowsanta would be paired with aren't all that good. His set would still be carrying the pipe, and I say that believing neither his kart or glider are essential a year later. Still worth the pull, but it won't be a steal of a pipe outside of rarity.
>>659790Did no one like these so they stopped doing them? Did VA Lakitu trespass on the Mario Mandate?
>>660350I miss this nigga like you wouldn't believe, but I guess not enough people were watching them to justify keeping a VA on tap.You can tell they initially had far greater aspirations for voice acting in this game, Pauline/Peachette have far more voice clips than anyone who came after.
>>660365Pauline was kinda mandatory as she hadn't appeared in spin-offs before then, and her Odyssey clips probably didn't have enough oofs and ows.You did forget King Bob-omb. They had to recreate the voice since they fucking lost the SM64 clips
>>659895>adding a character that should have been in the gacha to the golf game that's fucking deadNintendo is weird and not in the good way.
>>653788It is 4 wheels with them pushed so close it looks like a bike
>>660763Wiggler is only expected because it was in MK7. Those are far too huge and without hands to drive normally.
45 Ruby'd the daily pipe
>>659895Bound to happen, they could probably port the model over directly from MK7
>>660777The fact that he's in MK7 at all proves they can bring him back. As >>661416 says JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE in the game is already from MK7 except Wario Galleon fuck you whoever is making this call yet they cant port Wiggler or Honey Queen?
>>661709I don't know if we have any proof of this but it feels like the game is built on top of Mario Kart 7 somehow, so much recycling is going on. Even a lot of the retro courses were in 7 first (Kalimari Desert, etc)I'm surprised we haven't had literally every asset from 7 stripped out and drip-fed to us at this stage.
I cant recall, has Black Birdo ever been in a Special Pipe or Premium/Gold Pass reward?
>>661807nope. only her initial pipe and the acp/regular pipe pool iirc.
>>661807Nah. She has been in a couple packs now, but only the most expensive ones.
Another gold pipe with kamek apparently is coming
I'm guessing daisy and bowser will be on different pipes because it would be too good, besides, it doesn't look like there's a new driver, probably a super recolored as ranked reward.
This glider looks cool but it's must likely a paid banner
Man, i want Kamek, but if he aint a spotlight i aint touchin that Special Pipe.
>>662494I got Holidaisy two years ago.
>>662497>>662491I don't see the classic gold egg, crane or any of the other usual gold stuff, it's probably a driver only pipe, must likely without spotlights to bait for kamek
>>662494>>662491>Santa Bowser rerun AND Coin Box pipeYeah, there's likely something really good coming up soon.
>>662499She's been really useful lately. Went from never using her to her being used for the past couple of tours for ranked. Between her and kangaroo Yoshi, I've been able to stockpile a shitton of platinum character tickets because I haven't had to upgrade anyone lol
>>662520This, the coming tour is huge bait. I bet Santa Bowser and Holiday Daisy stop being that useful from here on out.
>>662494I'm really glad I'm dropping this shovelware for dead lmao
>>662879did you.. not expect a rerun of the holiday shit and track during the holidays or something? why are your expectations high at all for a low effort gacha? i play this because i enjoy it as a mindless timewaster.
>>662890A lot of people's are, surprisingly. As a long time player filler tours like this are great for picking up stuff you need and level up other stuff you're using.This isn't even the actual Christmas tour, that'll be the one after this. And then we have New Year's.
Santabowserlets, will you finally end it all when you manage to NOT get Santa Bowser?
>>663089as much as it pains me to admit it I don't really need Banta anymore, as I've built around his absence in the year that followed. Still I'll probably pull for him if he's not in some bullshit 100/6 pipe
>>662890I hope you enjoy Merry Mountain, because it's about to be in ranked for every week for at least a month.
>>663243He definitely is, week 1 will definitely be Manta and Banta and 2 will be Yoshi and Daisy based on the trailer.
>>662852Bowser is going to be a tough cookie to crack. He has tons of tracks without Coin Box overlap, and his huge hitbox makes him great for collecting Coins. I do expect the next Coin Box driver to potentially overlap him some, but he will likely remain a strong option for a long time to come.Now will he be in ranked less often after his rerun? Yeah, I absolutely believe that, especially since that already happened during the middle of this year.
>>663360jesus christ santa mario is so goddamn trash if I pull this jackass trying to get Banta I'm gonna bust a blood vessel.
>46 days left >only have 1100 fantastic combos out 3500this is one of the worst challenges desu, such a fucking grind
>>665215yeah its bad. i have around the same. was this challenge even a thing before or is this the first time?
>>665215It is pretty annoying, I'm a little worried because it was leaked that a future token event will be about combos, so what if you would gain tokens based on the number of fantastic combos you do per race?
Some of my ACR placements came from most of the courses being done under 150cc/20cc ranked lol
>>663244Isn't that what Rosalina's Ice World usually is?
>>665215It really makes you go out of your way, it honestly should just count consecutive fantastic combos, not each time you reach fantastic.
hope we get a decent special pipe else i'm probably not spending shit again this tour. not a bad thing, i just feel like i hardly ever need a reason to pull as a veteran. i guess thats the sign of a non greedy gacha though? surely if they were hurting for money they'd put out more no spotlight special b8 pipes with high tier alts. feels like a yuge paywall is coming soon. maybe after the holiday stuff.
>>668254Next two tours after the Holiday one should have good new characters in spotlights if previous christmas/new years are any indication. I'm saving for the next party pauline/santa bowser.
>>668254I think this special pipe of coinbox drivers>>662491 will have good odds to make you pull, we might get another city tour with a meh driver in the middle of the holliday celebration and I predict this time we will get a peach pipe with 9 alts at the end of the year like the mario one we got last year.
>>668374i mean i am quite literally not missing a single worthwhile coinbox driver. unless this one has a new coinbox or golden alt driver i'm not bothering period. i might just be saving for a while i guess.
>white yoshi as a holliday rewardNot bad but you need 20 3rd places or higher for multiplayer, so annoying. At least they didn't bring kart pro to make it even more complicated.
Is the spike tour tracker legit? I need to know if Santa Bowser and Kamek are even worth going for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_5xxyw91qI
I think both pipes are pretty good because you need gold boo for mountain R, gold bones for choco island and kamek just got vanilla lake 2R for next week and he's the best option there, bowser santa has 2 tracks on ranked ( 3 if you level him up to 6 for mountain R). The only non coinbox track is mountain R/T so if you want to have a chance you need them
>>668872i have all these drivers and santa bowser/reindeer yoshi. saving tour for me i guess. hopefully next tour brings something worth pulling.
Roadmap was just released. Vancouver Velocity is finally getting another variant.I can't believe it's looking likely that Toadette is getting ANOTHER alt with tons of paywalled coverage. Bet it's going to have Ice Flower as well.
>>662511ah there it is >>668958 finally
>>668958>penguin tour>brand new driverIt's his turn.
>>668958The new year's tout might finally bring a dk alt, also the return of snes junior seems likely too
i always buy the cheap kart offers cause i am a good goy. i always fucking cave. goddammit.
>>669147Don’t get your hopes too high, last time they also teased a “new driver” and everyone was expecting Toadsworth but it was just a recolor of Toad boxes.
Bowser's brother when?
>>669393Dry Bowser's been in since day 1 lmao
>>669147They really should do that, but nah, it'll just be a shitty recolor like light blue Yoshi or sumthin.
>>669179>dk altfor me, i hope its Funky Kong (Party Time)
>Vanilla lake 2>Literally just ported to MKT>Nintendo advertises the new tour with a Merry Mountain variant>mfwI though this game was making some decent dough, what gives nintendo
>>669939It's there to buff paywalls. Nobody actually likes the track.
>>670026That's a lot of the tracks in general honestly
kinda want to play this and decided to look at the karts. how hard are these to get?
>>670685A lot of these are easy as they pop up in the shop often. The others are hard 'cause they only show up on special pipes here and there like the penguin and frog ones.And some only show up as paid banners, as in costing 20 or 40 dollars.
>>670685its a gacha so a lot of stuff is rotating and will come back at some point or might not ever. dark hop rod was a paid only kart and the rest of the bottom may or may not come back at some point in a pipe or banner. sunset cloud, blue turbo yoshi kart, blue soda, and bolt buggy are also not obtainable at the moment but could come back. rest are common and obtainable. i can't remember if the sunset cloud was ever in a pipe or if it was always paid only.
>>670685The two penguin karts are very likely to come back next tour for the penguin tour.
>>670685Don't pay attention to appearances, you have to use the kart that has benefits for the track so you will never have a 'main' one just for fun. Except maybe in multiplayer when you don't care about points.
>>670685For me, it’s the Silver Bullet.
>>670685First four are extremely easy to get. Rest vary, although the penguins are almost certainly coming back soon. Blue Soda comes back a lot as well. Blue Badwagon has come back sparingly. Jade Hop Rod has only returned once, Dark Hop Rod and Sunset Cloud are both paid only so far, and the rest have never come back.
>3/50 odds on the Coin Box PipeShit bait unless you have none of these. All of them are good, but they are beginning to overlap a lot with each other.
made one 10 pull and got the three high ends so I'll leave it at that
Seems like it's only worth pulling if you're completely new or if you don't mind throwing rubies to save high end tickets, usually a whale move so be careful if you decide to pull and not save for the end of the year instead.
gold dry bones and gold king bobomb one after another
All I wanted was gold hat koopa and got him, noice
>>674277I've been chasing this baby forever
>>674277Fucking Metal Mario
>>674277Pink toe beans glider. Didn't have it, so that's nice.
>>674277Boring ass Cloud glider.
>>674277Green circuit now at level 3
I'm grinding merry mountain R, you CAN get a giant banana frenzy on your first item box in 1st place, right? Just want to make sure.
So this means it will be similar to anniversary pipes which had a slightly higher chance of getting non permanent high ends?
Did you see this?
>>677236Footnote 5 is the biggest surprise to me.
>>677248It was known for quite some time at this point, you must've missed the memo. For me it's footnote 1, could've sworn I used to get back to back frenzies
>>677254back to back frenzies were never possible afaik.
>>677172Based on previous years, it won't be a higher chance. You just simply have a shot at getting these items among the regular pool, but they have the same odds as those items. In short, you COULD get these items if you're likely, but you sure as hell can't count on it with how many items are in the pipe now.
>>677236>lap 2 (or 3)Is this for multiplayer? Never played a custom lobby, so I dunno if you can increase how many laps you have to complete.
>>677285It's would be more suitable to call them "segments", I guess. Check Rainbow Road R currently in Morton Cup for example, it has 3 segments.
>>677277Crossing fingers they apply this same thing they did at the anniversary