Following Dirt Rally 2 Page 74

  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Sep 2019 15:26:58 21,090 posts
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    There's a Greece event on there if anyone's interested. Same rules as the survival one but upto 2000cc instead of Group B.
  • DrStrangelove 12 Sep 2019 17:47:22 14,594 posts
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    Yes! Have to do it today as tonight BL3 is unlocked so I'll be unable to do anything else for a few months (eat/sleep/go to toilet)
  • salrip 12 Sep 2019 18:11:24 59 posts
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    Did the first two stages. Rolled in the first 20s and got a puncture after 1:30 - a good start!

    Edited by salrip at 18:11:36 12-09-2019
  • DrStrangelove 12 Sep 2019 18:22:05 14,594 posts
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    Actually, screw that. I'm in bad shape today and very unconcentrated. Just rolled over 3 times in the Australia daily.
  • TheGreenYamo 12 Sep 2019 20:54:53 338 posts
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    I was having a hit and miss run, I came off the track a few times here and there, but no serious damage, until I misjudged a 2 left on stage 8, slipped off the track and kinda freewheeled down the hillside until the "Terminal Damage: Unrecoverable Car" message appeared. Bugger.

    I'm still having a lovely time with DR2. It's my most played game this year by a long way.
  • Dombat 12 Sep 2019 23:08:01 1,645 posts
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    Greece and all future DLC isnít in the deluxe edition - is that correct?
  • DrStrangelove 12 Sep 2019 23:17:43 14,594 posts
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    Yes, Deluxe is only season 1+2, Greece and everything upcoming is 3+4
  • Dombat 12 Sep 2019 23:30:56 1,645 posts
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    @DrStrangelove ok thanks. Given I only recently got the deluxe edition in a sale I canít really complain - lots to be getting on with!

    Edited by Dombat at 23:31:16 12-09-2019
  • DrStrangelove 12 Sep 2019 23:47:06 14,594 posts
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    Mind you can buy Greece and (in the future) Finland for 3 quid each, other than that there will only be a few more rally cars and everything else will be rallycross
  • Dombat 13 Sep 2019 07:00:33 1,645 posts
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    I'll bear that in mind. Haven't touched rallycross yet as I didn't like it at all in the last game but it's probably more polished in this sequel like everything else.

    I'll definitely get Greece one way or another as it was one of the best locations in the first game.
  • salrip 13 Sep 2019 08:53:54 59 posts
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    Bah, went in to the service after stage 6 with a battered but functional, if a little slow, car. It wasn't much I could fix in the 15min window (and it wasn't possible to exceed the time and take the penalty) and then at the start of the next stage the car wouldn't even move. Had to retire...
  • DrStrangelove 13 Sep 2019 14:52:29 14,594 posts
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    "My favourite stage, I really want to set a good time on this one. Concentrate!"

    /rubs hands

    /deep breath

    /jumps start
  • TheGreenYamo 14 Sep 2019 08:11:04 338 posts
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    @DrStrangelove Well, at least you made it to the end of the event!

    Also, I noticed our qualifying times in the world series thingy were pretty close we were 6 places apart in the leaderboard last time I checked.

    Edited by TheGreenYamo at 08:29:33 14-09-2019
  • DrStrangelove 14 Sep 2019 10:15:33 14,594 posts
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    @TheGreenYamo indeed, 9 places apart currently. Greece was also pretty close before your mishap, less than 5 seconds apart overall almost all the time
  • Slint1000 15 Sep 2019 20:22:21 3,546 posts
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    Just had a quick go on this after a month off. Really really out of practice after such a big break.

    Definitely needed a time out though, was getting a bit tired of it, but itís good to be back.
  • Slint1000 20 Sep 2019 17:14:06 3,546 posts
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    I bought WRC 8, but I am not enjoying it. I donít get what the handling wants from me at all, it feels really loose but also twitchy at the same time. Which doesnít make sense.
  • Mr_Sleep 20 Sep 2019 18:27:02 22,834 posts
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    I will try and get a game on the old man group going this weekend, apologies for not having set a new one for a while. Hopefully there are still some takers.
  • Tetsuo_Shima 20 Sep 2019 18:38:25 150 posts
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    I tried the Greece event, but thought it'd be nice to give tje Citroen C4 a run out. I don't know if it's just me or what, but the dash seems to come up really high in that car, and it felt like my view was obscured. Combined with the fact it's an understeering lump, cue plenty of banging into cunningly placed rocks and suchlike. I'm on the fifth stage or so, and my car can barely get out of first gear!

    Edited by Tetsuo_Shima at 18:39:06 20-09-2019
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 20 Sep 2019 19:03:43 21,090 posts
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    The old DR1 dash view is coming back in the next patch apparently which I'm really happy about.
  • Slint1000 20 Sep 2019 19:48:04 3,546 posts
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    Now that is good news. Funnily enough, thatís one of the things WRC 8 has on DR2.0, you can even fine adjust every camera view it offers there.

    Shame the handling is so woolly.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 20 Sep 2019 20:02:26 21,090 posts
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    Yeah I think I'll give it a miss until its a lot cheaper. Quite looking forward to Grid next month.
  • DrStrangelove 20 Sep 2019 21:16:03 14,594 posts
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    I always looked forward to grabbing one of the previous WRCs just to get my own impression, sadly it never happened. While DR1 even went for free recently, I think none of the WRC games went below 50%. Or if it did, I missed it.

    Thing is also that I have limited time for rallying especially now that Borderlands 3 is out, so if I want to rally one game is more than enough for me.

    Three other things that make me stick to DR2 are

    A) it's more of a historic rally game with equal focus on all the different classes--WRC obviously focuses on the newest cars, and given how I find R5 the least enjoyable non-FWD class in DR2, that's not exactly compelling to me.

    B) Most importantly, DR2 has actual real life rally tracks. Especially Wales. I've watched some WRC 8 footage, it looks good, but they don't look quite as lively as DR2's stages, especially in terms of bumpy/jumpy/slopey/cambrey. I always thought the real stars of Dirt Rally were the tracks.

    C) somewhat less important, but I like how they actually record the pace notes with actual rally co-drivers over the entire tracks. No repeating left 4/right 6 soundbites, it's fully recorded over the whole location.

    I believe WRC 8 is a good game, but at least in my current state I've got little incentive to buy it.
  • Lukree 21 Sep 2019 08:11:48 502 posts
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    Does the game look ugly on pc or is it just my hardware? Have a feeling that the rally games looked the same ten years ago.
  • Slint1000 21 Sep 2019 10:44:50 3,546 posts
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    Iíve only played it on Xbox 1X, but WRC has worse graphics than DR2.0. The actual tracks themselves look more interesting though, much more variation.

    The relative lack of historic cars is a shame. Thereís only one RWD car (the Stratos) and is miss those because Iíve really grown to love them in Dirt Rally.

    There are more historic cars via DLC, but donít fancy spending more money on it thanks.

    Edited by Slint1000 at 10:45:17 21-09-2019
  • barchetta 21 Sep 2019 11:49:26 1,930 posts
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    Am I right to think this comes to Game Pass next week?
  • Mr_Sleep 22 Sep 2019 09:16:02 22,834 posts
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    I have created a new set of races in the old man group. 12 stages per rally and they will be available for 5 days per rally.
  • KD 22 Sep 2019 20:53:09 2,143 posts
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    Bought this after picking up a VR headset this weekend, sent a request to the DR2 club as Skullb

    Edited by KD at 22:11:49 23-09-2019
  • Slint1000 23 Sep 2019 17:14:48 3,546 posts
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    Iím off work this week so Iíve been giving WRC another chance. Itís got a bit better now that Iíve fiddled with the cars a bit to give them more downforce.

    That and adjusting the break bias. Unlike DR, it defaults to 50-50 which doesnít feel right at all.

    Still prefer DRís handling by far, but it at least feels a bit more controllable now.
  • KD 24 Sep 2019 13:07:39 2,143 posts
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    Does anyone want to post the club names? I guess they not carrying over from the first game.

    Thursday its on game pass so might be handy.
  • DrStrangelove 24 Sep 2019 13:50:52 14,594 posts
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    @KD They're Eurogamerdr2 and Exploding Gekz 2. The former seems to be currently inactive.
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