Following Dirt Rally 2 Page 108

  • mudskipp 27 Dec 2020 18:15:39 151 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    So after reading abit of my rally book I've got an early rally fact. In the 1930s they used to drive long distances to a location then do special driver tests, one of which was a going slow race! Slowest car over a distance without stopping won.
  • KD 27 Dec 2020 18:20:38 3,195 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    @mudskipp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mille_Miglia
  • rammy18 27 Dec 2020 21:44:04 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    Love to get involved (won't be troubling the leaderboard though) - sent a request, cheers
  • KD 28 Dec 2020 00:35:08 3,195 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    @rammy18 Accepted

    Edited by KD at 00:35:35 28-12-2020
  • rammy18 28 Dec 2020 19:41:23 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    good stuff, cheers
  • andytheadequate 28 Dec 2020 21:34:40 9,493 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    I'm first after the first stage, I'm now panicking for the next 4...
  • rammy18 28 Dec 2020 23:12:51 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    That was loads of fun, keep 'em coming!
  • mudskipp 29 Dec 2020 07:22:15 151 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    Yea I find these way more engaging than the public ones they put up.

    I like that you can check the club site and look at everyone's stage times after too
  • andytheadequate 29 Dec 2020 12:45:41 9,493 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    I was winning after 4 stages, then put in a time of 6.59 on the last stage but my console crashed again when uploading the results! I was less than a second ahead of the person in second place after the fourth stage and I made a mistake on the final one so I'm guessing I probably would have come second, but I'm getting a bit annoyed at the game for the DNFs.
  • mudskipp 30 Dec 2020 21:07:11 151 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    Haha was just thinking, 'i must remember to thank kd for the wet Australia courses' and that was enough to totally ruin my concentration. Went the wrong way twice on stage 1!
  • KD 31 Dec 2020 17:25:57 3,195 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Done my run and set up another to start on Jan 4th, NR4/R4 class.
  • mudskipp 31 Dec 2020 20:09:34 151 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    Cheers KD. Dunno what happened to me in the last stage. finished on two rims!

    I've never been this bad at a game I enjoy! I think the number of errors almost make it somehow more interesting
  • Nitrous 31 Dec 2020 23:31:29 2,165 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    NR4 should be good. I'd pick the evo for the event.
    As for my run on the last event everything was going fine until the last stage. It seems that if I have a spin I can't reset my head and so make even more mistakes.
  • mudskipp 1 Jan 2021 07:27:42 151 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    @Nitrous Yea I was wondering that about myself. Suddenly become out of rythym with the co driver calls and my road positioning drops off, end up going flying through fences at Square lefts etc
  • rammy18 1 Jan 2021 08:24:25 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    I've felt the co-driver calls going awry after a few bashes too, is that a thing?
    Had a 'mare on the last run, got excited with green times and pushed too hard, quickly realised my talent does not match my ambition!
  • mudskipp 1 Jan 2021 09:42:35 151 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    Hah if you'd have all told me in advance you'd cocked up last stage I'd have played it safe! Will do a sneaky time check next time see if I can get to mid table...
  • rammy18 2 Jan 2021 08:57:31 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    I'm absolutely going to try playing it safe(r) next time around. Tortoise not hare.
    I had a little go on the NR4/R4 class in Finland last night....yikes.
  • poliwag_roxstar 2 Jan 2021 08:58:54 17 posts
    Seen 2 weeks ago
    Registered 1 month ago
    @monkman76 UNLEASH THE MONKMAN!
  • monkman76 2 Jan 2021 16:20:09 17,700 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Eh?
  • Decks 2 Jan 2021 16:36:54 28,417 posts
    Seen 19 seconds ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    You heard him.
  • andytheadequate 2 Jan 2021 16:37:15 9,493 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    3rd! \o/

    I love the constant threat of danger in this game, you know that one concentration slip can be the difference between winning and finishing last. And on some stages even driving down a straight can be dangerous, I always find the speed and constant jumps of Finland to be the worst example of this, I can guarantee I'll end up flying anyone tree at high speed whilst jumping over a crest.
  • rammy18 4 Jan 2021 14:52:09 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    So first stage completed on Finland. Not perfect, couple of hairy moments and I wasn't pushing as I've found Finland is tough. But nonetheless as I crossed the finish line I felt good....24 seconds behind Salrip. 24! On a 4 and a bit minute run! I have no idea how I would even get close to that.
    I am loving this game though. Dabbled a bit last gen but on the Series X it's gorgeous, and so smooth. Great stuff
  • salrip 4 Jan 2021 15:23:37 164 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    I've really found a good rhythm since I picked the game up again. It actually doesn't feel that fast when I'm driving, feels like I'm braking and taking it more careful but I guess minimising the crashes and mistakes has more of an impact on the final time than taking every corner perfect.

    Finland is basically a rollercoaster ride. Great fun when you're in the zone and all goes well!

    Still on base ps4, if they would make some sort of vr-edition for ps5 I would be mighty tempted but that probably won't happen?
  • KD 4 Jan 2021 15:37:49 3,195 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Driving Miss Daisy here, just too afraid of spinning the car and getting a stall, averaging one a stage so far.

    To the new people you can get set ups off this guys channel

    https://www.youtube.com/c/RALLYTechnical/playlists
  • rammy18 4 Jan 2021 15:40:48 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    @salrip I'd hate to see your times when it feels fast...

    I went base PS4 to series X and it's a massive step up, even without a next gen patch. The frame rate improvement alone makes it worthwhile. To my eye there's also visual improvements, ie sunlight dappling through the trees etc.

    Actually on second thought, stay where you are - the framerate improvement would probably make you faster!
  • KD 4 Jan 2021 15:43:09 3,195 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    @rammy18 You didn't see him in PSVR on the first game.
  • rammy18 4 Jan 2021 15:44:30 49 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 4 months ago
    @KD nice one. No idea where to start with setup so I've just been going with default
  • salrip 4 Jan 2021 17:22:44 164 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    @rammy18 I think when it feels fast it often isn't, because then you're driving on the edge of your capability and small and big mistakes are bound to happen.

    I am fortunate in the sense that framerates and better looking graphics is something I rarely notice or care about - don't think I've ever thought about the framerate in DR2. And I don't have time to enjoy better looking scenery when going 200km/h through the finnish forests! VR in DR1 really improved my times though, so much easier to know where to place the car in corners and such.
  • mudskipp 5 Jan 2021 08:12:54 151 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    I'm absolutely terrible on Finland. Anytime the co driver mentions a house I panic.

    Was wondering though, the thing that I actually find most difficult is the road surface rather than the jumps at speed (I can always take it slow). Do you guys find it feels very dusty and loose? I even switched to sort tyres hoping to get abit more grip.
  • andytheadequate 5 Jan 2021 12:12:15 9,493 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    My issue with Finland is that I struggle to keep up with the co driver calls. The fact you're generally going fast doesn't help, but having a million jumps and crests being called out means I occasionally miss out on the sharper turn.
Sign in or register to reply

Sometimes posts may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.