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Re: Galactica

Thu May 18, 2017 10:48 pm

How can Shaman be counted as a new attraction and Galactica can't!?
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Re: Galactica

Thu May 18, 2017 10:55 pm

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How can Shaman be counted as a new attraction and Galactica can't!?


Not sure if this is sarcastic but because Galactica isn't a new attraction? :-s
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Re: Galactica

Thu May 18, 2017 11:01 pm

Owen wrote:
MakoMania wrote:
How can Shaman be counted as a new attraction and Galactica can't!?


Not sure if this is sarcastic but because Galactica isn't a new attraction? :-s


Neither is Shaman, it's just Magic Mountain like Galactica was Air. None of them are really "new" attractions.
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Thu May 18, 2017 11:02 pm

No one is claiming the whole thing is new, however it's been reimagined so in that sense it is, just as Galactica was 'new for 2016' and Kraken Unleashed is 'new for 2017'. They're seen as new attractions because they've had a decent amount of work done. NemesisRiders point still stands that because Shaman is 'new for 2017' it'll be more popular by default. :-s
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Re: Galactica

Thu May 18, 2017 11:07 pm

I just re-read NemesisRider's original post and I may have interpreted it another way :P
I thought it was being said that Shaman is a new attraction for 2017 but Galactica was not a new attraction for 2016........

I don't personally consider any of them (yes, including Kraken ;) ) new attractions, but that's down to personal opinion.
I really can't see why Shaman would be considered "new" until it at least has the VR working.

Anyway, back to Galactica.......
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Thu May 18, 2017 11:10 pm

That makes more sense :lol

They are new in terms of story and 'what they do', but the main components are obviously not new so I personally take it as the VR element being the new thing rather than the ride itself. Then again how would they be able to charge extra for Fastracks if it wasn't a 'new' ride? :P
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Re: Galactica

Thu May 18, 2017 11:14 pm

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Then again how would they be able to charge extra for Fastracks if it wasn't a 'new' ride? :P


The difference between SeaWorld and Merlin:

Merlin: slower load times, let's sell more expensive fastracks

SeaWorld: slower load times, let's implement a free virtual queue system

Anyway, that's enough of my digressions for one day :)
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Re: Galactica

Fri May 19, 2017 10:15 am

I can honestly see VR being removed next year and the ride staying as Galactica with out VR. Its been a disaster since it launched and after nearly a year a and half of operation its spent most of the time without VR.

I'm still yet to ride it.
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Fri May 19, 2017 2:29 pm

The galactica themeing is very good so atleast that will stay though I prefer airs soundtrack. It would really reflect poorly to most people if the VR is removed which is my concern. I'm also disappointed as this technology has been used before and works quite well on other costers
 
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Re: Galactica

Fri May 19, 2017 10:42 pm

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The galactica themeing is very good so atleast that will stay though I prefer airs soundtrack. It would really reflect poorly to most people if the VR is removed which is my concern. I'm also disappointed as this technology has been used before and works quite well on other costers


I have to disagree, I much prefer Galactica's soundtrack than Air's.
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Fri May 19, 2017 10:47 pm

I was on park today and Galactica was still operating with no VR, did see an employee of Figment on site though with one side of the station blacked out so you could not see what was happening on the other side.


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I was on park today and Galactica was still operating with no VR, did see an employee of Figment on site though with one side of the station blacked out so you could not see what was happening on the other side.


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I wonder if that means they might be attaching the headsets on to the trains then?
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Re: Galactica

Fri May 19, 2017 11:52 pm

Robert W wrote:
looptheloop wrote:
I was on park today and Galactica was still operating with no VR, did see an employee of Figment on site though with one side of the station blacked out so you could not see what was happening on the other side.


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I wonder if that means they might be attaching the headsets on to the trains then?


The headsets that were already there?
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Re: Galactica

Sat May 20, 2017 1:36 am

Jack wrote:
Robert W wrote:
looptheloop wrote:
I was on park today and Galactica was still operating with no VR, did see an employee of Figment on site though with one side of the station blacked out so you could not see what was happening on the other side.


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I wonder if that means they might be attaching the headsets on to the trains then?


The headsets that were already there?


What about this? Tell me if I am wrong.
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This article from the Stoke Sentinel confirms that there will be "new headsets on the Galactica rollercoaster" for the 2017 season

This is the link to the page: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/everythi ... story.html
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Re: Galactica

Sat May 20, 2017 8:34 am

Robert W wrote:

What about this? Tell me if I am wrong.
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This article from the Stoke Sentinel confirms that there will be "new headsets on the Galactica rollercoaster" for the 2017 season

This is the link to the page: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/everythi ... story.html


What Jack means is the new headsets have been on site since opening day (we saw them in the pouches)

Whatever the issues are with Galactica I hope Alton/Figment resolve them soon as it's getting beyond a joke now.
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Re: Galactica

Sat May 20, 2017 10:46 pm

Seems I was wrong! Never mind! I too hope that the Galactica VR issues are resolved soon. I'm going to make a prediction that the VR will be operating by next Saturday!
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Re: Galactica

Sat May 20, 2017 11:14 pm

Can see it now new for 2018: Air


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Re: Galactica

Tue May 30, 2017 11:04 pm

Ha! Doubt it, but I could see VR being removed in the future with just more space theming being added around the site.

I am really surprised that Alton haven't issued a statement regarding VR yet!
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Re: Galactica

Tue May 30, 2017 11:21 pm

It is a shame that Galactica's had so many issues with the VR and I'm sure Merlin would like to get it up and running - just a little embarrassing that it still isn't working.

However, I'm not a great fan of the VR either and much prefer being able to see the scenery around the ride. I do agree with Justin in that some additional theming would be a good idea instead - if the VR didn't return.
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Re: Galactica

Tue May 30, 2017 11:25 pm

They did such a good job with the portal putting on the goggles was a shame. More theming elements like that would be great. The flat riding position would give you a good view of it too.

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