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The Dirt monthly thread

Because why not. I'm sure a weekly thread will pop up soon as well. :)

I'm quite happy with my monthly stage times in the Mk2 Escort. But, as we saw from last week's weekly, we've got a new player (cheater) in town, taking a minute here and 50 seconds there per stage. He pretty much owned jl1 last week, which just goes to show what an utter cheat he is. He's known as sylwesterp. I lost lots and lots of time to him on the greek stages, I'm positive he found a way to take shortcuts or something. Luckily, however, I managed to set an absolutely blazing time on the month's 12th stage... one of my better drives in the Escort. Naturally I recorded it, and will upload and share with yous soon. Anyway, I actually managed to hold sylwesterp at bay for the time being, but I have a feeling that if Codemasters won't do anything about this exploiting guy, a lot more lowlives will follow his example... and the daily, weekly, and monthly challenges will just not be any fun anymore.
"forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
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  • RallycameramanRallycameraman Member Champion
    Check my latest thread ;)
    Check out my YouTube channel - youtube.com/user/lukeharvey2006

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/rallycameraman/
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Well you can still post relevant monthly stuff here. But I'll throw an image into your report thread. :D
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • RallycameramanRallycameraman Member Champion
    Funnily enough, Stage 12 is the best stage I've done so far too. Took 2.5 secs out of you in there @Porkhammer. Only 2.7 secs in it with 12 stages to go haha 

    not sure how I'll do on the monte stages though. I just can't get to grips with the Tarmac (pun not intended) and I've not driven the Mk2 on Monte. Best get some practice I guess ;)
    Check out my YouTube channel - youtube.com/user/lukeharvey2006

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/rallycameraman/
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Yeah I lost some time in the final uphill section... no revs! I should set the car up next time to get some decent gear ratios. Best of luck in Monte, I know I will need some luck there as well.
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Here's my run on SS12. Would have been perfect if it wasn't for that uphill! Sorry for the low fps. My PC is a bit meh.



    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • RallycameramanRallycameraman Member Champion
    Well I don't know how I beat you there tbh
    Check out my YouTube channel - youtube.com/user/lukeharvey2006

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/rallycameraman/
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Well the main thing is that you did, and I congratulate you! :D I really gave my everything there, so really... kudos!
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • Snaky115Snaky115 Member Co-Driver
    Ah, greetings everyone. I suspect i might be the rare Keyboard driver sneaking into the high places at the moment, to my own surprise. 
    Two relatively great weeks for me in the Monthly, but now comes Monte! (uh oh) I just spin on Monte with a lot of cars, mostly when releasing throttle or cornering without throttle, which makes me lose a lot of speed. (only exception was Subaru in the Twitter League, sigh)

    Porkhammer's video... Holy... Now i can stop wondering how some people get 30-40 seconds on me in a single stage. O_O
    FX-8350 4.5, 16GB, RX480 8GB Red Devil
    And a KEYBOARD! #KeyBro (waiting for the next big thing)
    #Latvia
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Glad to have you aboard, Snaky115! My advice for you against spinning in Monte (at least in corner entries, and providing you drive with a manual gearbox) is to brake long on high gears, and only shift down right before the turn. It saved me lots in tailhappy cars!

    Glad you liked the video!
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • Snaky115Snaky115 Member Co-Driver
    It seems i chose correctly with the Fiat 131, this thing grips! Woohoo! Might stabilize my position in the Monthly, unless i start ADHD'ing again, which is a great way to miss a braking point! Thinking about which pizza i want instead of braking. (oops)
    FX-8350 4.5, 16GB, RX480 8GB Red Devil
    And a KEYBOARD! #KeyBro (waiting for the next big thing)
    #Latvia
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    I have the same problem, haha. My mind can wander to the most bizarre line of thoughts while driving. Normally my subconscious driving kicks in during those moments, but when it doesn't... off I go!
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • RallycameramanRallycameraman Member Champion
    Ok so the next 6 stages are up. This is where I expect to lose a lot of time to @Porkhammer as i'm pretty rubbish at the Monte Carlo stages. I've got a good tarmac setup though, so hopefully with a few clean runs I won't lose too much.
    Check out my YouTube channel - youtube.com/user/lukeharvey2006

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/rallycameraman/
  • enamelenamel Member Race Steward
    I have the same problem, haha. My mind can wander to the most bizarre line of thoughts while driving. Normally my subconscious driving kicks in during those moments, but when it doesn't... off I go!
    I do this so much. "Right three half long - 60 hairpin right - 100 did you remember to fill out that thing at work today? No? Hmm will you have time in the morning or should you remote in after this rally? Oh !@#$ did the codriver just say danger?" CRASH
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Ok so the next 6 stages are up. This is where I expect to lose a lot of time to @Porkhammer as i'm pretty rubbish at the Monte Carlo stages. I've got a good tarmac setup though, so hopefully with a few clean runs I won't lose too much.
    Nah you won't lose any time to me. I have no setup at all, the little I did test I had understeering and oversteering all in one lovely package.
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • RallycameramanRallycameraman Member Champion
    Well you took 5 seconds out of me on the first stage!
    Check out my YouTube channel - youtube.com/user/lukeharvey2006

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/rallycameraman/
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Yeah I found a really good tarmac setup. It's a bit jittery on the snow and ice parts though, but I'll happily take that compromise. Right now I'm taking a small break before doing the last stage - never been so **** off at the game before. :) It's my driving that frustrates me. Some sections are so perfect, and I have a good rhythm. Next thing I know I'm bumping into every single thing on the track. Been shouting too much now. Haha.
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Well, that's as fast as I can go with the Escort in Monte. Job done... back to a proper surface next week!
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • RallycameramanRallycameraman Member Champion
    Dropped loads of time in Monte as I suspected. Can't see me making it up in Wales next week!
    Check out my YouTube channel - youtube.com/user/lukeharvey2006

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/rallycameraman/
  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    Oh I don't know about that... if there are night stages I'm in big doodoo.
    "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza" -michaelangelo
  • RallycameramanRallycameraman Member Champion
    I saw there are 2 of them, but they're short ones.
    Check out my YouTube channel - youtube.com/user/lukeharvey2006

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/rallycameraman/
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