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 Fix-Up Facts

It is no surprise that racing cars varies in many different ways from that of regular cars. A little known fact, is that most of drivers have nitrogen filled tires instead of air. This is because compressed nitrogen contains less moisture than compressed air. This is highly beneficial for drivers since they take off with such torque, the tires get highly heated, the moisture in the tire vaporizes and expands, helping the driver handle the car better.

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Have you ever wondered what small things could help you while racing against your friends in Eat My Dust?

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!

Wrench’s Facts: The Power of Nitrous

Leaving opponents in the dust and crossing the finish line first gives every racer a great feeling of accomplishment. After a few fast laps of taking on opponents’ fire and screeching around numerous turns, it is always a wonderful feeling when you come out on top. One of the keys to success in any race is the strategic use of nitrous. Using your nitro at just the right moment can mean the difference between a first place finish and a second place loss.

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It is important not to use nitrous during a turn because this can be detrimental to your racer and can cause you to crash into walls or lose control of your car. Instead, use the nitro when you are exiting a turn and during long straightaways. These quick bursts of speed can help you catch up to and pass unsuspecting opponents on your way to a first place victory. Be sure to collect these nitrous boosts throughout the race and use them any chance you get yourself ahead of the competition. Practice using nitrous in the Time Attack mode to perfect your skill before showing off to your opponents!

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!

 

 

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.

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!