I am going to try to discuss the active topic in Curve Fever Pro community - Angle Turns.
Almost everyone who has played against Angle Turn users say that the module is too powerful or at least think so. Well, yes, it can be. But also, can we forget how NICK made pacifism powerful with using Brake and Jump only (NICK managed to climb up to higher rank than 2000 and won an official tournament with those modules against modules which could steal points). After NICK’s triumph, it seems, more players have got into pacifism (for example HyceK who has about 2000 rank by using Power Dash and 180 only) and play really powerful. Also, Speed and ZAP can be made powerful if you are skilled as Bantonaut, same goes for One Shot and Jump combination. Players with skills like doncoupon can make it extremely powerful. I could continue with this list but it would be very long and will not be that interesting to read.
My point with that long paragraph is that if you are really skilled at one combination or module, you can be very powerful in this game. Let’s say, a player, who has not played much with Angle Turns picks it up, it will show them, that Angle Turns are not that easy as they say. Some people like Che are very skilled there. If Che was not that skilled, he would not be that powerful. Let’s have an example from basketball. If USA national men basketball team would be filled with their best stars, they would be way too powerful and would beat the opponent teams easily (mostly) as well. The same goes for Curve Fever Pro. Some people are gifted to be good Angle Turns users but it is possible to gain those skills with hard training, as well. Do not get me wrong, skills do not come just as a gift, they need to be unlocked by hard training. For some people, it comes easier, for some, it does not. There are also people who will not adapt to Angle Turns so yes, everyone is different and so are their abilities.
I mentioned training in my last paragraph, as you know, I personally use Angle Turns a lot. I started playing Curve Fever 2 over 6 years ago and had the chance to play Curve Fever 3 as well. I played lots of Angle Turns (also known as Corner or Hooks) in those Curve Fever versions. That is why I am a bit better than average Angle user would be. Everything comes with training.
A bit about Angle Turns + Laser combination. My own friends even said they hate playing against me while I am using those modules. Why? Well, I think, the problem is that Laser steals quite a lot when the game is about to end and the stakes are big and high (13.4% from total points of the user who got hit by it). Also, Laser effect lasts for some time which allows people who use the combination mentioned above to switch their directions multiple times and having a possibility to hit multiple enemy players. Screenshot of Laser module’s information:
Even if Angle Turns got nerfed, the combo would still be quite powerful in the right hands unless Laser got nerfed as well. About Time Bomb and Stealth Mine - those are funny modules as well and with perfect usage, survival time of them could be really long. Yup, it can be quite powerful for survival and defense but trust me, it is really hard to steal with them so it is quite similar to pacifist items in my opinion.
Sad part is that people dislike Angle Turns users and not even give Angle Turns module a try. Why? I think, they think that Angle Turns module is powerful and it would reduce their honour if they used it. That is not true, you need to work your way up even with Angle Turns module and in addition, it will be really fun because you can make funny drawings with the module! So, my suggestion is to not be so sceptical about Angle Turns and give it a good try - you will most likely not regret that!
About macros, I know, people assume top Angle Turns players use them which is not true. I know that Che is being accused a lot because of his very good Angle Turns skills but I spoke to him and he said that he does not use them and I believe him. Why? As an Angle Turns player, I know what humans are capable of and I think people could get even better than Che (no offense). Che also told me that he will soon make a video which will prove that he is not using macros for Angle Turns. I hope, everyone, who accused Che of cheating will see they were wrong then. I have personally also been accused (same players mostly) but I got no place for cheating in my values so I do not cheat. One day, I decided to prove it to them personally and they admitted that they were wrong about me. Some of my Angle Turns videos are seen here:
https://youtu.be/ndq9htHT6Kc (Curve Fever Pro Angle Turns hand camera video with me using 1 hand to play which was my former playstyle).
https://youtu.be/s1bi_HYljb0 (Curve Fever 2 Corner hand camera video with me using 2 hands to play).
https://youtu.be/hpDwuDYSc4g (Angle Turns sliding challenge).
https://youtu.be/Tz3BqxOoCbs (random Curve Fever 2 Corner 1 vs. 1 game).
https://youtu.be/NpShLb6SQI8 (random Curve Fever 2 4 vs. 4 Thin + Corner game).
https://youtu.be/S9vZWdWaI14 (one of my favourite videos, one of the best Corner FFA games I have played in, I was Scylla’ on the video).
I have not published any hand camera videos with me playing with 2 hands yet but I might do it if you are interested in seeing that once my laptop’s keyboard gets fixed or maybe I can give it a shot while playing on 2 keyboards at same time.
On this note, I am finishing for now. Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion about Angle Turns.
May the discussion begin (meant to be with James Halliday’ voice)