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  • TheGreenYamo 3 May 2021 12:50:39 494 posts
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    Ha, I managed to crash in to a tree on the first straight of the first stage and get terminal damage.

    Better luck next time, eh?
  • KD 3 May 2021 13:27:40 3,542 posts
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    Back to normal damage after this for a month or 2.
  • KD 3 May 2021 23:41:54 3,542 posts
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    2 punctures on first stage and another 2 near the start of the 4th stage, I couldn't crawl another 3 stages so I retired.
  • mudskipp 5 May 2021 13:47:53 197 posts
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    Unlucky! Ive had a few near misses so far but got away with em. With two of the assists set to 2 I'm finding it much more manageable to drive these RWDs. Still spin out but not as bad as when I first started. Trying to remind myself the power is all coming from the back so make sure Im pointed in the right direction before powering up too
  • salrip 5 May 2021 14:20:38 190 posts
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    The game froze right after finish on stage 8 for me. No time recorded but I could continue with the last stage after a restart.
  • mudskipp 8 May 2021 19:27:45 197 posts
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    I'm on the scrap heap. No idea what I did previous stage but I picked it up again after a break and my car could barely turn left!

    Felt like I'd gone from rwd to extreme fwd.

    Caught an inclined roadside halfway through and got terminal damage due to suspension failure.
  • KD 8 May 2021 22:51:46 3,542 posts
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    Well done salrip.

    Australia, R2 next, easy mode but 8 stages with 2 repairs.
  • Worlds_ 9 May 2021 11:31:04 143 posts
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    Does this have a 60fps update for PS5?
  • KD 9 May 2021 11:45:50 3,542 posts
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    It always was 60fps.
  • Worlds_ 9 May 2021 12:22:28 143 posts
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    I had it on base PS4. Didnít realise it already was. Will reinstall on PS5 then.
  • KD 10 May 2021 18:00:42 3,542 posts
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    New seat came and got bolted on, got to finish it still for getting it all black and edges trimmed etc. Currently using the 1990's Kenwood Hifi in the back for audio still, plans on a pc 5.1 system and usb amp for seat rumble speakers



    Edited by KD at 18:03:50 10-05-2021
  • mudskipp 16 May 2021 14:09:17 197 posts
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    I've been away this week so might miss this series of events.

    How often to rally drivers hit birds & rabbits? Been in the countryside on some amazing roads last week but did make me wonder if the goldfinches would be scattering fast enough if I had been driving an R5 spec car trying to catch salrip rather than slow and steady in a reasonably priced family car of some years
  • KD 17 May 2021 11:46:36 3,542 posts
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    Monaco in NR4 this week.
  • KD 23 May 2021 21:31:37 3,542 posts
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    Wales in Group B 4WD cars this week
  • salrip 24 May 2021 09:00:17 190 posts
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    @mudskipp interesting question. In the wrc I guess most small animals have already hidden in their den or flown away when the competition starts due to all cars that drives the stage beforehand checking security etc. And of course in normal times the crowd is probably pretty good at scaring away the wild life. Smaller local rallies might pose a bigger threat to the local wild life?

    Coming in to the last stage of Monaco I saw that I was about 0:30 behind TheGreenYamo. Tried to drive like a madman to make up for lost time, which of course is never a good idea. Went way to fast into the first hairpin, had to reset and then did the same mistake a few hairpins down the road.
  • mudskipp 26 May 2021 21:39:46 197 posts
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    Yea good point. I was driving along an amazing road once trying to get to Buckden in the Yorkshire dales, after having missed all the main turnings. Rocks on the side of the road, trees leaning over and overhanging etc, through a ford. Was having a lovely time ambling along... until the rabbits D :.

    Anyway, bunny tragedy aside - struggling to catch you on last few rallies KD but narrowed the gap in wales to 9s..
  • KD 29 May 2021 12:37:55 3,542 posts
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    @mudskipp Unlucky, I turned off the H shifter and clutch lately so picked up the pace a little.

    Greece in F2 kit cars next week.

    Has anyone got a good course to go with the silly powerful RWD cars? Thinking of picking the Rally GT cars just to get them out of the way for another 6 months heh.
  • mudskipp 3 Jun 2021 11:30:49 197 posts
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    Ah fell off the mountain at the night stage. Had an earlier recovery penalty and I think it knocked the timing of the codriver calls off. Yes I am blaming you Phil.

    Germany for rally GT perhaps?
  • KD 3 Jun 2021 12:59:27 3,542 posts
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    @mudskipp I got perched on the edge of a cliff in both my 2 runs, 8sec for each, no damage from them tho.

    You dipped into iracing yet? Epic store got 3 months for a fiver with the coupon. New Formula Vee rookie league starts in 2 weeks, all free tracks and car league like the MX5.

    Use it like a demo, I did for VR at the start and got hooked then aquired 3 monitor and bought stuff on the account I created 9 years ago for a try on a controller that went bad.

    Edited by KD at 13:01:15 03-06-2021
  • KD 9 Jun 2021 13:41:40 3,542 posts
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    @salrip 22 seconds bebhind you, I'll blame the starting stage 16sec penalty and puncture.

    A cool day so sat here and done it in vr on a pad, no chance I could do that on the wheel.
  • salrip 9 Jun 2021 14:52:25 190 posts
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    @KD Nice. I had a pretty good run the first half, then I started spinning and hitting the damn stone blocks that are everywhere. It's fascinating how much difference being "in the zone" can do.

    Now that I feel reasonably in control with these cars I really start to love them. drive on the limit, pushing out the back in the corners, steering with the gas etc. Maybe not the fastest way as there inevitably will be times when you lose control and spinn around but definitely the most fun way.
  • mudskipp 10 Jun 2021 20:54:41 197 posts
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    @KD I'm on PlayStation for the most part so no iracing for me. I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying this game though, not normally into racers but I'm enjoying all the gear change stuff now and even these rwd cars! Next time I play something like gran tourismo I'll have a totally different appreciation of it.


    I've racked up so many pens on this current event but very much enjoying the sweep of these cars round corners
  • KD 10 Jun 2021 21:07:34 3,542 posts
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    Does anyone want to pick a country and we run these cars again? They don't seem as mental as group b rwd.
  • mudskipp 10 Jun 2021 21:13:50 197 posts
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    I'd definitely be up for that. Leaning towards Spain because it's tarmac..?
  • salrip 13 Jun 2021 11:42:00 190 posts
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    I thought I did pretty well on at least some stages but TheGreenYamo smashed my times on every stage :)

    USA could be fun with these cars.
  • KD 14 Jun 2021 08:55:07 3,542 posts
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    Iíll set up a USA one, give them a try on some dirt.
  • mudskipp 16 Jun 2021 20:15:09 197 posts
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    I'm even starting to enjoy the way these rwd cars squall
    and writhe about when accelerating up!

    I think I get what people mean about steering with accelerator too, can really tell the power is coming from back tyres (presuming that's what rwd means)
  • KD 20 Jun 2021 16:13:49 3,542 posts
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    I seen an Escort RS Cosworth yesterday so we are doing Group A in Scotland.
  • andytheadequate 22 Jun 2021 17:28:53 9,567 posts
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    I've give this one a go, forgot how tough the older cars are to handle after using modern ones for so long, especially so after playing WRC9 a lot.
  • KD 29 Jun 2021 14:12:06 3,542 posts
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    New Zealand in Group A, bit late this week.
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