What Is Pancaking?

Kite_Eating_TreeKite_Eating_Tree Join Date: 2005-03-27 Member: 46608Posts: 13Members
I've done a search with no answers on lerks or fades "pancaking." What is it and can it help my game?

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  • 2_of_Eight2_of_Eight Join Date: 2003-08-20 Member: 20016Posts: 2,511Members
    In earlier versions of NS, lerks had an unlimited vertical speed cap. Meaning they could go really fast up and down, making them impossible to hit due to laggy hitboxes. Anyways, this problem was partially solved, with the introduction of a vertical speed cap - I've found it to be ~1200 units/second with celerity, don't know about without.
  • Steel_TrollSteel_Troll Join Date: 2004-02-12 Member: 26455Posts: 550Members
    You sometimes see lerks flying florr to ceiling to floor very quickly, this makes them hard to hit and is the only way of pancaking still around nowerdays that i am aware of.
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  • RushakraRushakra Join Date: 2004-03-25 Member: 27523Posts: 445Members
    Buggeh on the forums here has a very nice sig that explains it.
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    However, I think that we can all agree that the REAL issue at hand is this:
    LACK OF LERK SPIKES.
  • CrazySteveCrazySteve Join Date: 2005-05-20 Member: 52045Posts: 82Members
    so i take it just spam the flap button and twitch your mouse up and down rapidly?
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  • surprisesurprise Join Date: 2003-01-16 Member: 12382Posts: 674Members, Constellation
    while you hold forward
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  • ZammaZamma Join Date: 2004-05-04 Member: 28458Posts: 256Members, Constellation
    although you dont go super fast now its still really amazing for dodgeing especially for cele lerks.


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  • J_D_WJ_D_W Join Date: 2003-05-22 Member: 16598Posts: 311Members
    is it that simple lol?

    OT : has anyone got a download link for NS Jumped 2 that you dont have to sign up for?
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  • Router_BoxRouter_Box Join Date: 2004-09-07 Member: 31483Posts: 638Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation
    QUOTE (CrazySteve @ Jul 18 2005, 12:00 PM)
    so i take it just spam the flap button and twitch your mouse up and down rapidly?

    A standard three jump script makes it very easy to do.

    dude, just sign up for amped its really worth it. You can download so many movies and demo's from there. BAsically anything that comes out for comp ns can be dl'ed from amped.
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  • BuggyBuggy Join Date: 2003-11-08 Member: 22400Posts: 972Members, Constellation
    For those interested in this technique's Origin, there was a version (was it 3.0b2?) where they removed the lerk flap energy cost to promote the usage of other abilities. What happened was, everyone and their family was going up and down all over the place while sporing, it was quite funny. It was possible before that version, but this is what really 'introduced' it.
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  • CheeseCheese Lork on the Clorf Join Date: 2003-12-15 Member: 24396Posts: 931Members, Constellation
    edited July 2005
    It is still possible to pancake (meaning going up and down very fast to avoid bullets) but it takes a lot more than a triple jump script now since you actually have to look up/down while holding forward. This is because they fixed the up-speed rate. So you have to use your forward speed rate to pancake, which makes the whole thing a lot more difficult...

    I think i am writing in circles here ^^

    edit: wasnt it 3.0 beta 4? and when they found out about that pancaking thing they quickly changed it into beta 4a..
  • CrazySteveCrazySteve Join Date: 2005-05-20 Member: 52045Posts: 82Members
    QUOTE (Router Box @ Jul 18 2005, 03:37 PM)
    QUOTE (CrazySteve @ Jul 18 2005, 12:00 PM)
    so i take it just spam the flap button and twitch your mouse up and down rapidly?

    A standard three jump script makes it very easy to do.

    dude, just sign up for amped its really worth it. You can download so many movies and demo's from there. BAsically anything that comes out for comp ns can be dl'ed from amped.

    i signed up awhile back, problem is with work now i don't have much time for games anymore (though works a great excuse for brosing the forums lol)

    so what exactly does the 3 jump script do that you can't do by hand i'm just curious? coultn't someone just jam the jump button 3 times fast?

    also about where in the flight do you jam it? when you are at the top of the hill or at the bottom? or while your in the middle
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  • ZammaZamma Join Date: 2004-05-04 Member: 28458Posts: 256Members, Constellation
    CrazySteve:

    3jumpscript was made so that people could accurately bhop. Because it runs 3 jumps in one button press simultanousely you can press it just before or as you land to jump automatically again. Although now people use mouse wheels.

    Still the 3jumpscript can be used as lerk. As soon as you press it - it zooms u in the air like 3 jumps would. It is ofcourse faster then any hand or finger.

    You may also use mouse wheel.

    Do it when wanting to fly up and then to pancacke look down and press it again. Keep repeating. (or scroll ur mwheel).
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  • Kite_Eating_TreeKite_Eating_Tree Join Date: 2005-03-27 Member: 46608Posts: 13Members
    Thanks for the replies!
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