Do you enjoy racing your beetle, but feel you have room to improve? Are you looking for fun, beetle specific events to take part in? If either of those questions describe you, then you are in the right place! The TINY Army is happy to present our official Beetle Races page. From here you will be able to find guild beetle events that are happening, watch advanced beetle course training videos, and even download a detailed path pack for GW2 TacO. We look forward to adding more in the future and we hope you can take a lot from this page!
As guild beetle events pop up, both official and non-official, we will make sure you know the exact time you need to be there! Official guild events will always show up first on this list, as they repeat on a weekly basis.
BEETLE RACE TRAINING
CLICK HERE to go to YouTube Training Series!
If you are having a hard time getting a gold medal in any of the above beetle tracks, or just want to improve your overall times, This video series, “How to Beetle” might just be what you need. The series is still a work in progress, but covers important tips and tricks for getting amazing times and even setting records! Pewpew is known for his fast and consistent times throughout the TINY community and is now offering you the chance to be just as good for FREE! While you are waiting for the next videos in the series to be released, feel free to check out Pewpew’s Power Paths for GW2 TacO, listed down below.
PEWPEW’S POWER PATHS
For GW2 TacO
Pewpew’s Power Paths are just like any other marker pack for TacO. To install, simply download the file from Dropbox, and place it in the “POIs” folder, located in your TacO install directory. That’s all there is to it! Every beetle race location should have a new trail and set of markers applied to it. Below is a list of elements that are used throughout this marker pack to help you better understand what appears on screen while you race. Now includes Wintersday Race!
Download GW2 TACO: http://www.gw2taco.com/
POWER BEETLE PATH
This is Pew’s trail you will ride your beetle on normally. Try to stay on this trail as best you can for optimal times.
BEETLE DRIFT PATH
These short segments of track indicate a drift route. Staying on it is tough, but practice makes perfect.
Whenever you see this marker, use your boost ability slightly before or right at it’s location.
Always initiate your drift right when you see this sign, and follow the yellow path.
While maintaining forward momentum and guiding your camera with your mouse, Hold down your A (turn left) key to make an extra sharp turn.
While maintaining forward momentum and guiding your camera with your mouse, Hold down your D (turn right) key to make an extra sharp turn.
BOND OF VIGOR
Pewpew was kind enough to even include his most optimal spots to use the Bond of Vigor ability, so use it wisely!
There are certain spots that just don’t give you quite enough air, so use your jump key to do a little bunny hop to get more air when you see this sign. This is usually followed by a BIG AIR in most cases.
At certain jumps, you will have enough hangtime to use your BIG AIR ability. Sometimes you have to be quick, and other times you can hold it longer to get back more boost power.
You are going too fast, so at some points you may need to slow down a little bit.