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by NemesisRider
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Toverland
Replies: 90
Views: 14960

Re: Toverland

Interestingly, you can see the beginning is more or less identical to Flug Der Daemonen up until the Immelmann - dive drop, low airtime hill then immelmann (only main change is Flug rolls right on the dive drop, and Fenix seems to roll left due to the turn). Also the 6 car trains are another similar...
by NemesisRider
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: NemesisRider's NL 2 creations!
Replies: 140
Views: 37262

Re: NemesisRider's NL 2 creations!

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It's been 12 years, to the day, since everything changed.

Mark your calendars... December 6th... He's coming. #Project05
by NemesisRider
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288166

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wait and you will be rewarded? ;)
by NemesisRider
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234625

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

In response to smoothness/upkeep speculation: Modern GCI appear to be pretty good for smoothness. Wodan (when I rode in 2016) was one of the smoothest woodies I've ridden - obviously, RMCs are smoother, but they less traditionally styled wooden coasters. Haven't ridden any other GCIs to compare, how...
by NemesisRider
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 788
Views: 92731

Re: Heide Park

This has honestly made me quite sad. When I visited last year I was gutted to miss getting a ride on Colossos - I loved the rest of the park, but it was sad to see their biggest ride down. From what rumblings and rumours I've heard, it is possible that Merlin essentially left the ride to rot for a y...
by NemesisRider
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234625

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The chances of The Wickerman being related to an IP are incredibly small in my eyes - Alton hopefully will have decided for SW8, as with The Smiler, a custom theme works better than an IP. Personally I'd also agree with others in saying The Wickerman film is honestly a terrible IP, and I couldn't se...
by NemesisRider
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234625

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Gotta say - I like the logo quite a lot. I think on first preferences I prefer this to DBGT's logo; however, Smiler's will probably end up being seen as the more iconic one. The name is fine, about what we were expecting. I'll probably like it more when I get used to calling it The Wickerman (if tha...
by NemesisRider
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234625

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Seems there was a lot hidden in this video - good job everybody! Sorry I haven't had chance to try and contribute to this.  On an unrelated note, I've got to say that teaser left me a little underwhelmed. For one of the first major bits of SW8 marketing, I felt there was a lot to be desired. I think...
by NemesisRider
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234625

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

This maze theme definitely will be associated with SW8 - my question is will the maze's theme be darker and more intense than SW8's (as seen between The Sanctuary having a darker version of The Smiler's current theme) or will the ride theme be just as dark as the Scarefest maze (as we saw on the ori...
by NemesisRider
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Summer Sizzler - 15th July 2017 - Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 3892

Re: SP Summer Sizzler - 15th July 2017 - Photos

Amazing photos once again hursty! Great reminder of another amazing event! :D
by NemesisRider
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234625

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Who's to say there's necessarily a secret element? Indulge me for a moment, if you will. John Wardley (admittedly who is not working on this project) has always talked about rides where the unique selling point is just that it'll be a great ride. As far as I'm concerned Merlin could probably sell sl...
by NemesisRider
Mon May 29, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 333
Views: 74317

Re: Ride pin badges

Looks like a decent badge, a little disappointing it's essentially another just print badge though.
by NemesisRider
Wed May 24, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Movie Park Germany
Replies: 55
Views: 16128

Re: Movie Park Germany

Wow, that's pretty impressive! Surprised at how much detail they've put in, especially for a smaller park. That said, I feel like Helix will still remain the ultimate in Mack Mega coasters.
by NemesisRider
Thu May 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 289425

Re: Galactica

I believe this will probably be be an issue with the new headsets - Shaman at Gardaland is also yet to operate with VR this season (however Shaman is a brand new attraction and will be much more popular than Galactica). I agree it's getting beyond stupid now. I'm pleased Alton Towers are trying to r...
by NemesisRider
Sun May 07, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: [email protected] - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 28
Views: 7940

Re: [email protected] Event Feedback

Another awesome event and the best one yet (I know I say this every time)! Smiler is always a wonderful ride to have ERT on - and I must admit it was definitely running a fair bit smoother than usual! I got in 4 rides, which was a pretty good amount. Ride takeovers were just as fun as ever. The Blad...
by NemesisRider
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: [email protected] - 6th May 2017 - Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 12711

Re: [email protected] 6th of May 2017 - General Discussion

Another question - does anyone have any idea if John Wardley will be around before or after the Q&A? I don't know about others, but if possible I'd like the chance to either get a photo with him or get my copy of "Creating My Own Nemesis" signed :P
by NemesisRider
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 83917

Re: SW9

I'd like SW9 to be a launched wing coaster from B&M - all of Merlin's wing coaster installations so far look/are consistently great, and are just pure fun to ride. If Alton Towers were to get one I think combining elements Raptor (ground hugging layout), Thunderbird (launch) and The Swarm (just ...
by NemesisRider
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Big Six Challenge
Replies: 77
Views: 19986

Re: Big Six Challenge

I know this has probably already been said - but I do wish Merlin would do something for the Annual Passholders who will get little to no benefit from this. Just a little something like a Big Six pop badge or vouchers for the restaurants/shops for people who complete it would be nice.
by NemesisRider
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 491232

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Honestly quite surprised that Galactica isn't running with the VR again yet - and even more surprisingly, I've not seen much of a backlash against it running without. I hope the new headsets are an improvement, even if I do prefer to ride without :)
by NemesisRider
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: [email protected] - 6th May 2017 - Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 12711

Re: [email protected] 6th of May 2017 - General Discussion

By the way, will we need to submit questions beforehand for the Q&A with a God in the human realm John Wardley? Or will we just do the usually Q&A format where the speaker selects someone?
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