Tip of the week: Taking out Zombies

Zombies—they will stop at nothing to knock you off track and slow you down. If it is one thing that our rival teams, the Dragons and the Scorpions can agree on, it is that these undead pests can prove to be somewhat of a nuisance when they invade the racetrack. So whether you are the most skilled Driver or the newest of newbies, these tips will help you deal with those pestering Zombies!

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You can eliminate Zombies with powerful attacks, quick attacks, or just by running them over—whatever your style may be.

Powerful attacks have a big blast radius that packs a hefty punch to damage Zombies. Use this attack to break up larger groups of Zombies or to take down bigger Zombie foes. Is there a Zombie mob blocking your way? No problem—you can clear your way through! Just be careful. Since this attack involves less ammo and has a longer reloading time, accuracy is key.

A Quick attack does exactly what its name involves—it quickly fires ammo to keep our enemy Zombies back. This attack may deal less damage on the enemy, but these weapons hold more ammo, so missing a target or two will not cost you. Be sure to keep moving when you attempt to clear out a large horde. Since you will be shelling out less damage, you will want to make a quick escape if you become surrounded.

Finally, you can live life on the edge and wield your vehicle as weapon! Simply push the pedal to the metal and mow down Zombies by running them over. It may take a little longer to power through a group of Zombies, but you will be able to make a quick getaway if you need to and it is simply fun!

Now you are prepared to survive a Zombie attack. Keep up your speed and stay on the move. Get out there and keep that Zombie infestation under control.

Race for the New Year

Happy New Year drivers! Let 2014 be your year to race to the top and edge out the competition. Invite your friends to join you in the game to rev up some of those in-game resolutions that you’ve been hoping to make around Eat My Dust!

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Floor it into the new year by setting new goals for yourself in the game. Go head to head with your rivals and take them out to clear your path to victory on the tracks and around the Combat Zone. There’s no better time than now to boost up your lap time, increase your speed, climb that leader board, and win it all for your team. Let Eat My Dust fuel your need for speed this year and don’t forget to have a blistering good time while you’re at it!

Wrench’s Facts: License to Drive

Every driver that steps behind the wheel of a racing machine to hit the road will always have one thing in common. They have all earned a license to drive! While skill, practice, and responsibility factor into learning to drive, the license itself is a form of identification that provides your basic information to  others on the road. And, things are no different in Eat My Dust!

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Whether you’re on team dragon or team scorpion, each driver has an “About Me” page that allows them to share information with everyone they rule the roads with. To start better connecting with some of your teammates and rival racers, fill out your “About Me” page so they know a little bit more about who they’re up against.

This in-game license carries all your stats including your level in the game a picture of your driver and a few fun favorites.  So don’t be afraid to make it your own!

Wrench’s Facts: Dusting Opponents

The competition between Dragons and Scorpions is a fierce one that has been brewing for a long time. Racers inside the Eat My Dust world have to choose a side and decide who they will pledge their allegiance to. Once that decision has been made, destroying enemy racers is the name of the game.

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When driving around the main area in Eat My Dust, you will often come across enemy racers. In order to collect some much needed coins and show your opponent who’s boss, aim until your crosshair turns red and fire at your weapons to lower their health and eventually blow them away. After you have destroyed an enemy racer, collect the coins that appear from their dissipated car.

Be careful when shooting other racers because they may be on your own team! Look out for the “Friendly Fire” alert to avoid destroying your own teammate. Once you have dusted an enemy racer, keep moving to avoid being locked in on and fired at by other players. Head inside now to start blasting away enemy racers and collect some serious coins to put towards building the ultimate dusting machine!

EMD Challenge: International Friends Day!

Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal in your custom cool racing machine? Then get ready because we have an Eat My Dust challenge for you to take on! In honor of International Friend’s Day, we are inviting both Dragons and Scorpions to hit the tracks in a face paced race to the finish line. Think you have what it takes to show your friends how you’ve master maneuvering through our most challenging tracks?

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Join with your fellow Eat My Dust racers from around the world to not only celebrate friendship and make new racing pals but to also see who has what it takes to take the top spot! When it comes to mastering the tracks, a little friendly competition and practice on the tracks can be just what you need to be the legendary racer that you’ve always wanted to be.

There’s no better day than today to show of your driving skills, so start connecting with your fellow racers from around the globe! Do you have what it takes to call yourself one of Eat My Dusts’ elite international racers?

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!

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.

chrome2013-07-1012-41-57-74_zps9a2072e5Time Attack
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.

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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!

Lead Your Team to Victory

The battle for dominance rages on between the Dragons and Scorpions—which side are you on?  While drivers on either side debate about whose team is better, there is one way to decide which force is truly number one: the Team Scoreboard.

chrome2013-06-2413-32-42-85_zps38f99758Check the Team Scoreboard located next to the Racing Circuit’s entrance before each race to determine how much of a lead your team possesses or the amount of ground you need to make up to even the playing field.  The scoreboard takes a number of factors into consideration such as drivers’ racing times, place finishes, and the number of enemies dusted.  It takes a well-rounded team to be number one and getting your team into a winning position is as much a team effort as it is an individual accomplishment.

chrome2013-06-2413-33-18-74_zps0f40b0c0Your rivals may disagree with you on which team is better but ultimately, talk is cheap.  Round up your crew and let your driving do the talking.  At the end of a hard day’s work, you will be able to point to the Team Scoreboard to silence your critics and prove once-and-for-all which team owns the streets.