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  • Mr_Sleep 10 Jan 2020 21:36:08 22,960 posts
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    I was ahead and on point and I caught the ditch while flat out in sixth then I just caught a rock and spun out, put the foot down and got going again only to have a disqualification. I ended up going the wrong direction for too long. Bah!

    Edited by Mr_Sleep at 21:36:49 10-01-2020
  • whatthefu 10 Jan 2020 21:46:57 1,294 posts
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    damagedinc wrote:
    Struggling to know whether I should pick this or the wrc 8 game? Anyone played both? Normally stick to f1 but used to love a rally game when i was younger so fancy dipping my toes back in.

    Sadly only on a controller if that makes a difference
    I have played both and I prefer WRC 8.
    Dirt Rally 2 was exceptionally difficult, even on easy, while I was decent at Dirt Rally 1. It is easier with a pad though.

    In WRC 8 I can win rallies and 5 hours in I have been promoted a division. Plus the career mode has more variety and you can spend XP on "R&D" which gives you certain perks.

    I might try DR2 again in the future with all the driving aids turned on lol.

    Edited by whatthefu at 00:43:36 11-01-2020
  • DrStrangelove 10 Jan 2020 23:18:45 14,828 posts
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    whatthefu wrote:
    Dirt Rally 2 was exceptionally difficult, even on easy, while I was decent at Dirt 1. It is easier with a pad though.
    The name has always been a little misleading, as the main Dirt series has been a much more arcadey experience with a strong bias towards casual playing. Dirt Rally is closer to Richard Burns Rally than to the main Dirt games. Back in 2015, Dirt Rally caught me by surprise because it was so much more hardcore than the name suggested.

    Winning rallies isn't going to happen in DR when you're new to the game. It's all about practice and getting better and the great joy of accomplishment. I guess that's why it's been called the Dark Souls of racing games. It's not about winning, it's about the thrill of improvement and learning to master it.

    In the "main" Dirt games (actually I think DR has become the main series now), winning felt kinda trivial. In DR, it truly feels like your efforts are paying off, and this gives you a sense of real achievement that the "main" Dirt games don't.

    In WRC 8 I can win rallies and 5 hours in I have been promoted a division. Plus the career mode has more variety and you can spend XP on "R&D" which gives you certain perks.
    I can't say anything about WRC 8 as I haven't played that, but what's certainly true is that DR's "career mode" feels minimalist to put it mildly. It just throws a random set of events at you and if you win, difficulty is increased on the next one. That's it, basically. I don't play that at all really.

    I might try DR2 again in the future with all the driving aids turned on lol.
    I believe that's the wrong way to approach DR. Sure, you can turn on driving aids to make it easier, but all DR is about really is to be challenged and learning to master the challenge.
  • whatthefu 11 Jan 2020 00:46:52 1,294 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    whatthefu wrote:
    Dirt Rally 2 was exceptionally difficult, even on easy, while I was decent at Dirt 1. It is easier with a pad though.
    The name has always been a little misleading, as the main Dirt series has been a much more arcadey experience with a strong bias towards casual playing. Dirt Rally is closer to Richard Burns Rally than to the main Dirt games
    Sorry for that, I meant Dirt Rally 1, not Dirt 1.
    I was decent at Dirt Rally 1 although mostly that was before I got a steering wheel. On Dirt Rally 2 I was hopeless on both, but moreso on the wheel.

    I get that feeling of satisfaction from WRC 8 (with the steering wheel), I don't win every stage and the challenge is there because if you make a mistake and get a penalty you're pretty sure to not win.
  • DrStrangelove 11 Jan 2020 20:14:54 14,828 posts
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    Ok that's a totally different story then of course. Kinda surprising to me though, I find DR1 harder, especially when it comes to traction under throttle. In DR2 I can floor it much more often and earlier, even in RWD, where that makes me just spin out in DR1.
  • TheGreenYamo 12 Jan 2020 13:46:00 389 posts
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    We'll, I had the worst possible run in Wales you can have without retiring, I clouding 2 punctures and 2 spectator fatalities.

    Championship is still wide open.
  • Mr_Sleep 12 Jan 2020 19:26:55 22,960 posts
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    Blergh, Internet went stupid so I ended up with a DNF in this round.

    I always have a hard luck story 😉
  • KD 13 Jan 2020 16:27:51 2,291 posts
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    Went off on last stage about 2 thirds in and got a 1min penalty followed by a roll and 8sec penalty, doubt I would have stole first place but was a good run up til that point.
  • racing_fan 13 Jan 2020 17:08:12 305 posts
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    Hope there's still time to do the last stage when I get back from kickboxing tonight.
  • salrip 14 Jan 2020 07:05:37 94 posts
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    Had a good clean run in wales. A couple of close calls but nothing major.
  • racing_fan 14 Jan 2020 10:12:21 305 posts
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    I missed the window, sounds like I missed a sitter :(
  • Nitrous 14 Jan 2020 21:53:10 1,876 posts
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    Sounds like I've missed out also. I was working at weekend and I've been busy today so not had time to get on the PS4.

    When do the events usually start/end?
  • TheGreenYamo 15 Jan 2020 18:41:51 389 posts
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    I usually set up the events in each championship to run for 2 days from the time I set them up (usually after I've had my dinner!)

    the new one is up, 3 events group B RWD. I've set it up so the events run a bit further into the evening this time.
  • KD 15 Jan 2020 20:50:06 2,291 posts
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    I expect Monaco to be a short one in those cars.

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