Following Dirt Rally 2 Page 71

  • Slint1000 4 Aug 2019 12:12:53 3,545 posts
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    If more than four people had completed the event, some of them were bound to have beaten my feeble time in Monte Carlo and pushed me further down. Youíd have won outright then, and to be honest, deservedly so.
  • DrStrangelove 4 Aug 2019 13:51:00 14,592 posts
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    About Monte, yeah Decks even skipped the event because he knew any other entry would increase the point gap between us. Other than that, I don't see why you'd downplay your performance, you've been more consistent than me and totally deserve gold.

    I wondered if my "I don't believe this" comment came across as indignant, it was more of a "lol this is awesome" mood.

    So what about that Wales Rally GT survival event with all rain and no services now?
  • Slint1000 4 Aug 2019 14:53:21 3,545 posts
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    Weíve both been pretty consistent really, especially if weíve both ended up with the same points total twice! Would just be nice to get a clear outright winner for a change.

    Itíll probably happen again on the next one :D
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Aug 2019 15:13:00 21,074 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    About Monte, yeah Decks even skipped the event because he knew any other entry would increase the point gap between us.
    The fuck are you talking about?
  • DrStrangelove 4 Aug 2019 16:13:07 14,592 posts
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    @Decks

    I was trying to make a joke
  • Slint1000 4 Aug 2019 19:41:13 3,545 posts
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    Yeah this is probably one of those occasions where hearing the tone of voice is key.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 5 Aug 2019 10:24:47 21,074 posts
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    Wales is up. Good luck with that shit.
  • Slint1000 5 Aug 2019 10:59:34 3,545 posts
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    This is going to hurt isnít it.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 5 Aug 2019 15:47:47 21,074 posts
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    Had 3 randoms trying to join the club in the past couple of days. Tempted just to let them in to beef the numbers up a bit.
  • Slint1000 5 Aug 2019 16:01:09 3,545 posts
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    Yeah the turnoutís dwindling a bit lately, so maybe itís time. Once theyíve completed the initiation obviously.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 5 Aug 2019 16:07:16 21,074 posts
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    Fuck it they're in. If they're better than me I'll boot them.
  • Slint1000 5 Aug 2019 20:26:15 3,545 posts
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    Well Wales is a bit mental in the Group Bs. Iím six stages in, Iím driving like an old granny, and it felt like I was sliding around on slicks after a couple of stages.

    Iíll just be happy if I somehow make it to the end of the event. Even if it means walking.

    Edited by Slint1000 at 20:27:08 05-08-2019
  • TheGreenYamo 5 Aug 2019 21:13:24 338 posts
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    I got 2 punctures on the second stage, so I had to do 4 and a half stages with 3 wheels... Still alive though! I might pack 2 spare tyres for the second half...
  • TheGreenYamo 5 Aug 2019 22:00:54 338 posts
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    I broke something that really fucked up the steering (that's a new one on me) at th end of the 11th stage, I could barely steer the car on the last stage.

    I finished just under 8 minutes behind the Doctor. #ProGamer
  • DrStrangelove 6 Aug 2019 01:57:53 14,592 posts
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    I had a questionable incident too on stage 10 where I lost two tyres at once. Thankfully I had 2 spare tyres.
  • TheGreenYamo 6 Aug 2019 11:15:39 338 posts
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    @DrStrangelove I figured something happened there, as I went from around 7 minutes behind, to about 5.

    Other than that, some bloody good times. The Peugeot is a beast to control.

    Edited by TheGreenYamo at 11:15:51 06-08-2019
  • Slint1000 6 Aug 2019 12:06:14 3,545 posts
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    Docís times were scary fast. I donít think I can even do those in optimum conditions in time trial, let alone a hardcore championship. At least, without a lot of practice.
  • DrStrangelove 6 Aug 2019 12:07:08 14,592 posts
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    @TheGreenYamo

    Thanks, I guess I really played Wales a lot in DR1, I still remembered almost every single spot and its dangers. As for the Pug, I don't think it's that much different to the Lancia, you have to be more careful with the throttle though. I think you can put the foot down more often in the Lancia, the Pug needs more feathering, a little like an RWD car. When avoiding flooring it, it drives pretty well actually imo.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 12:23:19 06-08-2019
  • Slint1000 6 Aug 2019 12:20:23 3,545 posts
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    Oh yeah I forgot you DR1 vets have driven these stages a bunch before. Even though Iím sure theyíve changed a bit, that must be pretty helpful.
  • DrStrangelove 6 Aug 2019 12:25:57 14,592 posts
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    @Slint1000

    The stages haven't changed at all really, the biggest difference is that the cars were harder to control in DR1
  • dsmx 6 Aug 2019 13:11:52 8,469 posts
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    Pissed off at the game at the moment, got a puncture on the last corner of the stage and crossed the line. Start the next long stage, tyre bursts the second I start the stage and I can't repair the tyre.
  • Slint1000 6 Aug 2019 15:38:19 3,545 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    @TheGreenYamo

    Thanks, I guess I really played Wales a lot in DR1, I still remembered almost every single spot and its dangers. As for the Pug, I don't think it's that much different to the Lancia, you have to be more careful with the throttle though. I think you can put the foot down more often in the Lancia, the Pug needs more feathering, a little like an RWD car. When avoiding flooring it, it drives pretty well actually imo.
    It kinda feels like all the Group B cars have some RWD tendencies, so Iím not surprised youíre pretty good in them, with RWD being your favourites.
  • DrStrangelove 6 Aug 2019 16:10:19 14,592 posts
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    @Slint1000

    I wouldn't call them RWD tendencies... with too much gas, you lose control over the rear in RWD cars and snap around, while in Group B 4WD you lose control over the whole car and just fly out of the corner like a rocket. The common thing is that you have to feather the throttle depending on car and situation, while in all other 4WD classes (and FWD) you can just floor it most of the time.

    The Metro is probably the exception in that it doesn't have the insane power of the other cars, but it's oversteery and once the rear starts overtaking it's difficult to catch again, so it does indeed feel a little RWD-ish (at least with the default setup).

    I think Lancia and Ford feel most similar to other 4WD cars in that they've got fairly neutral handling, but the Ford with its higher weight tends to push out of the corner more. Still I find them fairly manageable until you build up too much speed, which happens quickly of course.

    The Pug still is fairly neutral, very agile, but you have to feather the throttle more than in those three to avoid flying to the moon. In this regard it definitely is harder.

    The Quattro is another matter entirely, in time trials I've noticed you can indeed be much faster when everything's going well, but that's pretty rare. Most of the time you should apply like half throttle at most, and the biggest issue is that it feels like you're flying 80% of the time. It's like you have to make the absolute most of the few moments with ground contact. You have to be super concentrated and careful all the time, you're always a split second away from a grim death--even on straights--and it's just nerve-wrecking. I'd never dare taking it to a survival event, that's just suicide.

    Kudos to Stirkovic for doing just that in the previous survival event, and surviving it. That's pretty hardcore. Also for going on through 4 stages with three wheels this time, I'd have given up. That's some badass rally spirit.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 16:28:01 06-08-2019
  • Slint1000 6 Aug 2019 16:43:56 3,545 posts
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    I think youíre right about the throttle control, thatís what I had in mind. Most other cars I can put my foot right down, but thatís suicide in these monsters.
  • romelpotter 6 Aug 2019 18:54:25 316 posts
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    I have just picked this up, got it for £25 so figured its worth a punt. A little disappointed to see all of the daily challenges need you to spend more cash to partake! Or am I wrong and you can use in game cash to buy the cars?
  • Slint1000 6 Aug 2019 18:58:03 3,545 posts
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    You need to earn in game money to buy the cars, and you earn money by doing the challenges or career.

    Itís well worth buying the deluxe pass which gives you a bunch of extra locations, as well as some cars. I think the pass might be on offer on some platforms at the moment.

    Edited by Slint1000 at 18:58:26 06-08-2019
  • DrStrangelove 6 Aug 2019 19:02:36 14,592 posts
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    Yeah if you buy the according DLC you get a car in every class. If not, you can buy them with in-game cash. It still won't have any upgrades, but at least you can start.

    As for those upgrades, they don't make as much of a difference as it may seem. In freeplay mode (containing time trials and our clubs) none of this matters, you always get all cars with the same upgrades without spending a penny.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 19:03:33 06-08-2019
  • Slint1000 6 Aug 2019 19:32:15 3,545 posts
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    I only went and survived, and firmly in second place too - just four minutes behind Doc and four minutes ahead of Yamo.

    Crazy time differences :D
  • DrStrangelove 6 Aug 2019 19:45:51 14,592 posts
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  • Slint1000 6 Aug 2019 19:50:48 3,545 posts
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    Those were a real swine. Hard tires with two spares (which I didnít need) made the handling even more leaden than usual.

    I donít care what time I got, I'm just glad I made it to the end. Shame you canít see your final damage. It would have been extensive.

    Edit: Doc had written something about rainy stages. Iím not just replying to myself.

    Edited by Slint1000 at 19:51:47 06-08-2019
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