Wrench’s Facts: The Racing Circuit

How much do you know about the history of car racing and modern day Racing Circuits? With the invention of gas powered automobiles, it didn’t take much time for competitive racing events to rise in popularity. The earliest signs of these organized events are often rooted in France during 1880s and 1890s. Through the years, as interest in the sport grew, professional Racing Circuits began popping up around the globe. Eventually making way for your online racing world at Eat My Dust!

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When you hit the Racing Circuit in our fast passed online world, which tracks do you prefer? Do you spend your time driving your racing machine through underwater tunnels? Or do you prefer the historic roads of Egpyt? While we know all there is to know about the challenges on our roads, it’s time that you let us know what you have to say about the Racing Circuit tracks!

 

 

Are You in the Lead?

Have you been racking up major points and driving your way toward victory for your team? Whether you’re a Dragon or Scorpion, making your way onto the Racing Circuit LeaderBoard is a victory like no other. After you kill some zombies and finish trash talking your opponent, head to the races to burn some serious rubber. It is important you vamp up your ride to give you the best chance of defeating your racing foes!

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Today’s leader has a serious head start on the rest of the players, so rev your engine and start trying to make your way to the top! You can also check out the Team Scoreboard where the Dragons currently have a big lead on the Scorpions. Don’t let your team fall behind, hop in your ride and start killing some zombies and earning some serious points! No matter which team you’re on, however, making your way onto the LeaderBoard will give you some bragging rights and a chance to show Dragons and Scorpions alike who the real leader is!

What has Your Viking Adventure Been Like?

Have you gotten a head start on your Viking quest?  As new students rush through School of Dragon’s doors each day you do no want to be left behind on this exciting adventure.  What dragon did you choose to accompany you?  What has been your favorite area to explore?  What was your first quest with your dragon companion like?  Let us know about your thrilling journey in the comments below!

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Start Your Viking Adventure at School of Dragons

Rev your engines and race your rivals to see who will be the first to School of Dragons. Prepare for an all-new experience where you can join the ranks of young Vikings training to become a Viking legend.

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Your Viking journey begins at the Hatchery where you will team up with your dragon companion.  See which species fits best with your personality and begin a new adventure with your majestic friend.  As you solve problems and complete quests together, watch both your dragon and your bond grow.  Help your dragon learn to fly and breathe fire, and harness these abilities to become a legendary duo.

Those are just a few of the experiences School of Dragons has to offer.  Shift gears for a new kind of thrill as you assume the role of a rugged Viking.  Become a force to be reckoned with as you and your dragon establish yourselves as School of Dragons’ finest pupils.

1 Day until School of Dragons

Think racing with cars is cool? What about riding a fire-breathing dragon that flies at sonic speed? This incredible opportunity is yours at School of Dragons, which is about to open its doors to new Viking students in two days. From the creators of JumpStart and Eat My Dust comes a world where you can explore the Isle of Berk, use the scientific method to complete quests, and train your very own dragon companion.

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Join us as we enter final hours before School of Dragons opens its doors by pre-registering for the game and following the official School of Dragons countdown, today!

2 Days until School Of Dragons!

Both Dragons and Scorpions will agree that the arrival of the new School of Dragons virtual world game is something to be excited about. Soon players from all over the world will be given access to an all new and never before seen online game based off of DreamWorks Animation’s hit film, How to Train Your Dragon!

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From the creators of JumpStart and Eat My Dust comes a world of learning where knowledge is the key to becoming a top notch dragon trainer. In just 2 days, you can begin your journey by jumping atop the back of a larger than life winged creature. To take on this epic challenge, simply registered at SchoolOfDragons.com! Are you ready to join Hiccup, toothless and our new cast of characters as they break ground on this new world of adventure?

Wrench’s Facts: Practice Makes Perfect

Very few drivers are born with the natural gift of driving and even the best knows the importance of practicing in order to keep their skills sharp.  During your down time in between races, it is crucial to stay on top of your game by enhancing your strengths while improving upon your weaknesses.  Luckily, there are two practice modes that can help you address whatever needs you have.

Single Race
Just as the name suggests, this type of practice pits you in a traditional race setting as you compete against others.  Like races at the Racing Circuit, practice can be summed up in two rules: 1) leave your opponents behind in your dust and 2) dust or be dusted.  As you work on your driving technique and learn the details of various tracks, you must also focus on dodging incoming fire while using your own weapons to clear the way to victory.

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In Time Attack, you get the entire racetrack to yourself as your only opponent is the clock.  Speed to each checkpoint before time runs out and see a breakdown of each leg of the race along with your total time once you finish.  This mode is a great way to see which parts of the track you excel at while identifying others that need improvement.  Use this opportunity to find shortcuts, speed boosts, and gain an unparalleled understanding of each track’s unique design.  The combination of speed, handling, and knowledge that you attain from this mode will baffle your rivals as they watch you speed off into the distance.

chrome2013-07-1012-32-54-89_zpsa15b5562While some may view practice as a tedious activity, it takes on a whole new meaning in Eat My Dust.  Rev your engine, dodge incoming fire, and race the clock to become the best driver around.  Before long, your rivals will be trying to discover the secret to your success.

Pakhet’s Hidden Treasures

The Temple of Pakhet is more than just an excavation site in one of Egypt’s most famed—and dangerous—pyramids.  Having been abandoned for years by researchers due to the pyramid’s numerous booby traps, Pakhet’s treasures have remained untouched and its secrets undiscovered.  It was only a matter of time before the Dragons and Scorpions heard whispers of Pakhet’s myth and raced to see who could claim the forgotten treasure first.

chrome2013-07-0815-22-30-67_zps23e9dc08However, the Dragons and Scorpions soon came to understand why the ruins had been abandoned.  The roads weaved through towering monuments and statues, plunged deep into dark tunnels, and beckoned drivers to dodge one trap after another.  The temple’s roads proved to be difficult for even the crews’ best drivers.  Intrigued by this find, the Dragons and Scorpions ended their search for the temple’s buried treasures as they had found something far more valuable than any amount of gold or gems.  The teams had found the perfect training ground for new recruits.

chrome2013-07-0815-22-41-04_zps23bee502The Temple of Pakhet’s terrain boasts a number of qualities that cannot be found on any other racetrack.  Each of these characteristics tests a driver’s abilities, whether it is speed, reaction, or endurance.  First, numerous statues and objects jut from the sands.  Drivers must be aware of the many obstacles that block their paths, especially when turning the raceway’s sharp corners.  Second, racers must be aware of the speed boosts that can launch them to victory or to their demise.  Drivers that are able to control this burst of speed will pull away from their rivals while unsuspecting racers will be thrown helplessly into danger.  Finally, drivers have to keep their eyes peeled for hidden shortcuts.  While inexperienced drivers will fly by these alternative routes, savvy racers will capitalize on these shortcuts and learn how to analyze tracks for the quickest paths to victory.

chrome2013-07-0815-22-53-34_zps7c8eeb86The challenges the Temple of Pakhet present to drivers will hone and refine their skills.  Novice drivers will gain the experience of hardened veterans while the best racers will advance to the ranks of the racing elite.  Try your hand at the Temple of Pakhet racetrack to see what treasures await you.

Wrench’s Facts: Building the Ultimate Dusting Machine

While skill plays a major role in a racer’s success, every driver knows they cannot rely on a hunk of junk to win every time.  A car is more than a piece of metal on wheels—it is an extension of the driver.  The best racers put great effort into designing a car that meets every one of their needs.  By understanding the various aspects of their car, a driver can dominate the circuit.  To begin working on your vehicle head to the Mechanic Shop.

Exterior
The first pieces of the puzzle lie in the car’s exterior.  Choose the body kit that best embodies your racing style.  Want to show your rivals that you are one tough driver?  Try out a tank chassis.  Are you a proud member of the Dragons whose skills are as hot as the creature you represent?  Equip your car with a dragon’s head on the front end.  Perhaps you want to instill fear in the hearts of the Scorpions’ foes?  Add a scorpion tail to the rear of your car to show that you mean business.  The Mechanic Shop has a ton of body kits, tires, and skins to choose from that best fit your style.  Also, keep in mind that different parts affect your stats differently.  Compare your choices to see which design best meets your needs in terms of function and appearance.

Weapons
When in a race between the Dragons and Scorpions, disputes are not simply settled when one crosses the finish line.  The Racing Circuit is a battlefield and savvy drivers understand that their vehicles must possess a balance of speed and power.  Much like choosing your car’s body kit, think about your driving style when selecting your weapons.  Do you want big, in-your-face weapons like the lightning gun or plasma cannon?  Or perhaps you like to build upon a huge lead with traps like the land mine launcher?  Whatever your tastes, make sure to incorporate these into the final design of your car.

A well-designed car will enhance your driving abilities.  You will notice the difference when you enter the circuit and decimate your rivals—leaving them in your dust.  However, first you must do some research on the best body kits and weapons that fit your style.  Start thinking about the message you want to send to other racers and begin building!