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  • neems 10 Mar 2019 20:38:44 4,408 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Terminal damage 1m before the finish line! /throws pad against wall
    Awesome.

    I haven't even looked at it yet.


    4:17.793 on my first go (BMW), feels like there is a lot of time there though.

    The Stratos is an awful murder machine. Sounds phenomenal though.


    Edited by neems at 21:26:43 10-03-2019

    Edited by neems at 21:35:50 10-03-2019
  • Slint1000 10 Mar 2019 23:33:10 3,127 posts
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    Just got a 4:35.993 in the Stratos. A little better but keep messing up the grip in plenty of places.

    Had a few goes in the Renault 5, but that thing feels like a rocket on roller skates.

    Edited by Slint1000 at 23:34:19 10-03-2019
  • DrStrangelove 11 Mar 2019 11:57:01 13,645 posts
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    3:59.535

  • neems 11 Mar 2019 12:48:52 4,408 posts
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    @DrStrangelove

    Fucking hell, nicely done. Beautiful job on the '3 right, unseen' halfway through.
  • SennaCujo 11 Mar 2019 13:14:10 320 posts
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    @DrStrangelove Hats off to you for that time, and also the one, last round.

    Edited by SennaCujo at 13:42:30 11-03-2019
  • Slint1000 11 Mar 2019 13:37:13 3,127 posts
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    Thatís some awesome driving. If I just saw that time on the leaderboard Iíd be wondering how it was possible to do it that quick. From watching the video, itís basically that youíre pushing every single turn much harder than I have.

    Iíd have likely crashed plenty of times. And have done.
  • dsmx 11 Mar 2019 13:49:57 8,332 posts
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    lol I was only joking about the stratos and yet here we are.
  • mangojoe 11 Mar 2019 20:38:20 2,257 posts
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    4.48. Damn that's tough
  • neems 11 Mar 2019 21:30:41 4,408 posts
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    I know I picked the last one, but any chance we could get the R5s up next? They're lightning fast but you don't feel like you're about to die at any moment.
  • DrStrangelove 11 Mar 2019 22:32:02 13,645 posts
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    Slint1000 wrote:
    Iíd have likely crashed plenty of times. And have done.
    I'd crashed many, many times before I finally managed to crack the 4:00. The Stratos really is an antisocial arsehole. Loving it.
  • TheGreenYamo 11 Mar 2019 22:35:12 253 posts
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    I probably won't have time to do this round, let's pretend I crashed into another tree.

    Great vid, Dr Strangelove. I don't think I've managed to keep the Stratos in a straight line in this game yet. Love driving it though.
  • Slint1000 11 Mar 2019 23:34:31 3,127 posts
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    Had another couple of goes but could only get it down to 4:33.374. Got me to 12th in the world so I guess Iíll take that.
  • DrStrangelove 12 Mar 2019 15:46:27 13,645 posts
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    CM really need to get their shit straight with online events, the selection is worse than in DR1.

    In DR1 I criticised that they apparently just hit the "randomise" button for every weekly event, which meant that often a short stage was directly followed by the same as long stage and vice versa. It only took us a few minutes to set up a much more thought through league event, is it really asked too much of CM to have someone spend 10 minutes a week to set up a good event for the whole world? Even a tiny script would have been enough to randomise events while avoiding certain stage combinations.

    Now in DR2 it's even worse. Two dailies at the same time on the same stage just shouldn't happen. Even worse, they're excessively H1 FWD. There's nothing wrong with that class, and I understand new players without the Deluxe Edition start with that, but today there are 14 new events and 8 of them are H1 FWD. And even worse, now there are monthlies--which is great--but 3 of 4 monthlies are H1 FWD. That's just bullshit.

    Of the remaining 6 events, 2 are RX 1600cc (meh--at least make 2 different RX classes!), 2 are "4WD up to 2000cc" which doesn't work (I have 6 such cars but the game says I don't have any), which leaves 2 events with one being H2 RWD and the other H3 RWD. Seriously?

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 15:54:06 12-03-2019
  • Tetsuo_Shima 12 Mar 2019 18:01:31 140 posts
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    5.09.466, on my first go in the stratos, not my finest hour. Mitigating circumstances were that it's the first time I've turned the visual co-driver cues off which was a bit disconcerting at first, and I was taking it fairly pedestrian. My 2 year old daughter imitating the engine noise on the couch beside me was a bit more of a hindrance than a help, too.

    I did really enjoy that track, weather and car combo, though. The track has quite wide boundaries so plenty of wiggle room to really go for it!
  • DrStrangelove 12 Mar 2019 18:54:16 13,645 posts
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    I really recommend turning off the visual stage notes. It may need some getting used to, but they distract your eyes from what's going on in front of you. This game really demands a lot of concentration, and clearly distributing stuff to eyes and ears really helps imo.

    Same why I recommend turning off stage progress and timer, needless information that keeps you from fully concentrating on the track.
  • Mr_Sleep 12 Mar 2019 21:10:13 22,203 posts
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    4:19 in the Cosworth. Not a big fan of that car group on that surface. I tried a few out and the Cosworth felt the best, the Stratos was a bit too much for me to handle.

    Impressive time from the Doctor. Pretty good instructional video too. Lovely feathering on the accelerator.

    Edited by Mr_Sleep at 21:14:29 12-03-2019
  • Tetsuo_Shima 12 Mar 2019 21:48:13 140 posts
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    I managed a 4.52 or so on another run, still very rough. I actually quite like the stratos, but it has this tendency to behave, behave, behave after a bit of gentle cornering and you think you've reigned it in, but the instant you rotate it past 30 degrees or so off center it just snaps round and you're fighting to get it heading the right direction. I tried fiddling with the diff settings to get the oversteer down but it didn't seem to have much effect as far as I could tell.
  • Tetsuo_Shima 12 Mar 2019 21:48:14 140 posts
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  • Slint1000 12 Mar 2019 23:20:04 3,127 posts
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    Yep itís a real beast alright. I just did the RWDH3 weekly in it and ended up putting traction and stability control on to help tame it.

    Felt dirty. I much prefer having no assists on but I really struggle on the Polish tracks for some reason. The roads feel really tight, which means they arenít good friends with the Stratos.
  • DrStrangelove 13 Mar 2019 20:41:37 13,645 posts
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    If no one else's going to create a new event, I'll make one then.

    Location: Argentina
    Stage: El Rodeo/heavy rain
    Car: 911

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 20:42:27 13-03-2019
  • DrStrangelove 13 Mar 2019 20:45:05 13,645 posts
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    Alright, I don't want to be hated, forget that one.

    Location: Australia
    Stage: Chandler's Creek Reverse/Dry
    Class: R5

    This time for realsies.

    edit:
    1. The time of your first try without training on that stage.
    2. Your best time without restrictions.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 21:01:37 13-03-2019
  • Mr_Sleep 14 Mar 2019 10:43:42 22,203 posts
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    Interesting. I haven't tried out the R5 group yet.

    Managed to do okay, hit a couple of things and a bit of over caution in places.

    1. 7:30:01 in the Citroen c3.
    2. We shall see...
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Mar 2019 10:55:25 18,495 posts
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    I've fucked this off for the time being until wheel support is fixed, but cross platform leagues are on the way apparently.
  • neems 14 Mar 2019 11:39:35 4,408 posts
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    7:44 something.

    Not really my first go, as it went something like DNF, DNF, DNF, drive cautiously and DNF, drive more cautiously and somehow backflip off a small tree root at 30 mph, finally finish, that'll do I've stopped caring.
  • DrStrangelove 14 Mar 2019 16:45:09 13,645 posts
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    1. 7:50.178 (Peugeot 208) - lost a tyre halfway through :/

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 14:55:42 15-03-2019
  • DrStrangelove 14 Mar 2019 16:46:09 13,645 posts
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    neems wrote:
    I know I picked the last one, but any chance we could get the R5s up next? They're lightning fast but you don't feel like you're about to die at any moment.
    neems wrote:
    7:44 something.

    Not really my first go, as it went something like DNF, DNF, DNF, drive cautiously and DNF, drive more cautiously and somehow backflip off a small tree root at 30 mph, finally finish, that'll do I've stopped caring.
    :)
  • DrStrangelove 14 Mar 2019 19:25:54 13,645 posts
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    Of course I had to do the other one anyway. God I love this car.

  • Tetsuo_Shima 14 Mar 2019 19:42:57 140 posts
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    How is it you upload replays to YouTube? Or is it game recording from the PS4 share video feature?
  • Tetsuo_Shima 14 Mar 2019 19:42:58 140 posts
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  • DrStrangelove 14 Mar 2019 19:49:18 13,645 posts
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    I play on PC and record .mp4 videos with Windows 10's built-in XBox DVR
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