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  • Re: DiRTy Gossip Thread

    dgeesi0 said:
    JZStudios said:
    dgeesi0 said:
     new tech is coming in and new ideas.if you focus on old and dont change then you wont change.

    mclaren for eg are taking esports very serious and putting in big money.other companies are aswell.as it grows the games will change and cater for esports aswell. the tech is there to make sim racing as life like as possible.the whole package needs to come together.it is slowly.

    its already proven the top end sim racers can actually make good real life racers. one of the reasons mclaren is getting involved.

    But again, NONE of the games as they currently sit look anything like a competent "new" product. Sim racing is extremely disinteresting if you think about how it has almost actually gotten worse since GT2 10 years ago. I love racing, but I struggle to pull out my wheel and set up to play because everything is so lifeless, sterile, and boring, and no one asks for change. AC FINALLY made a big deal about how their AI finally works after years of telling people to just deal with it and rabid fanboys attacking any one.
    Every time there's been a major eSports sim racing event it's been awful. I don't care about it, but I also don't care about real sports, but when every event has just lost money and made a mockery of itself it's not a good business practice. Not to mention that making games for eSports (Like GT Sport) starts to heavily push towards always online only, with little to no career or meaningful progression. And in GT Sports case, some cars just dominate period. It just doesn't work in sim racing.
    That would be the most reasonable route. Just make a game to be really good and really fun. Pack it full of features and please will someone bring back split-screen. Its so much more fun sitting next to your friend then trying to talk over the stupid internet.
    That would be cool. I REALLY miss split screen and hate that it's gone the way of the dinosaurs. I kind of want to see if I get a side by side split screen game and set it up as dual monitor if I can just have each person have their own monitor... That'd be really cool.

    if i look at what you saying you dont look like the person who wants to be involved in esports or watch it. so will even the perfect racing rally game make you interested ? esports is rapidly growing at a ferocious speed.you may not think so it is ! in a few years it will be stable tv and a lot more common with big tournements.the thing is many or some are not thinking " future " .. the thing is you have to be in early anything new or you last. thats why companies are pushing it and putting money in.

    esports racing has only grown so i dont get what you are saying to be honest.you may struggle to play racing rally games that doesnt mean others do.look at the bigger picture.

    the F1 2017 event was massive.you may not like it im not a F1 person either but ..it wasnt awful it attracted massive media.it was live on sky sports.it made advances that hadnt previously been done.so the event gained rather than lost.the thing is you may lose money to gain in a area for later to be succesful ! as i said previously to be in the driving seat of anything you have to push you have to risk things you have to spend money. if you want to be a factor in anything to come.

    esports is mainly about teams vs teams or people vs people. its not about playing a campaign.why would it be ? its about the skill of the people competing of the sport they are taking part.not finishing a single player game.their needs to be excitement of challenger vs challenger.

    its not perfect yet but that takes time to perfect the showing of these events.its new it will take time effort and money. also understanding of what works and doesnt work.

    esports maybe not tick your box but it will for many others for the community and thats the point to look at the bigger picture.esports racing / rallying is going to be big.very big.people just either have no vision or just do see it yet.
    I guess I don't know anything about the F1 event. Maybe it went well, but that would make it THE first to ever not be a colossal **** show and waste resources. iRacing is BUILT around competition and every "major" race they have has had connection issues, pitiful views and the chat gets turned off EVERY TIME. There was a Vegas eSports event, which took place in a poor mod of... rFactor I believe... in which people voted for their "favorite" driver to give him a boost, which ended up being abused, the winner was a cheater, and they had to revoke his stupid trophy to give to second place, not to mention all the same aforementioned issues.
    It has NOTHING to do with my ability to play a **** game. People just don't care about the real sport, let alone the grown ass men acting like children and maxing out 3 credit cards to build a Domino's racing rig with custom fire suit to play in his moms basement.

    Let's look at fighting game competitions, there's obviously a lot of drama and **** talk before the game actually starts, but at the end of the day, when the match starts it's more interesting than virtual race cars, and people only watch it to make fun of nerds cry because they lost. That's it.

    I will agree though, I have zero interest in eSports, so what? I can't talk about dumb it is and how it pushes even further away from giving us what we actually want?
    Operator1 said:

    JZStudios said:
    everything is so lifeless, sterile, and boring, and no one asks for change

    LOL! I beg to differ: lots of people have been asking for change for years but are often met with defensive dismissals like "quit whining, stop being so entitled, don't be so impatient, nothing is perfect, can't please everybody, grow up, it's just a game, why are you such a hater, don't you have anything better to do with your life besides complaining, I'm sick of all the toxic negativity, I'd like to see you make a better game, go play something else if you don't like it," etc.

    Quite a lot of people prefer to unconditionally defend games instead of advocate for progress, which has helped usher in this new era of 'lifeless, sterile, & boring' recycled games.

    Hence what I said about rabid fanboys. They don't ask for change, they just accept and defend mediocrity. Anyone who does gets ousted then just stops caring because it just doesn't matter that much.
  • Re: DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Isn't the Dakar rally like.... REALLY bland open space? I've never watched other than pictures like their ad there, or going through Saharan sand dunes. Sounds like it could have some neat features, but I'm not 100% on either of these companies.
    It might just turn out like Fuel....
  • Re: DiRTy Gossip Thread

    urgaffel said:
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    That is excellent reference, thank you! Will be very useful on
    Will be very useful on... what? What will it be useful on Urgaffel? You can't just not finish a sentence dammit!
  • Re: DiRTy Gossip Thread

    dgeesi0 said:
    some people will always try and justify anything.the games brilliant.it doesn't bother me if you don't buy it or not.only thing that annoys me is when people spout nonsense.

    the more you play the game the better it gets.the stages are amazing.the graphics are.its a great game.your basing opinions on a game you havent played yet.if you dont want to buy from a cdkey site don't.it doesn't bother me  tbh.i pay the cheapest price.

    you dont have to spend 8 hrs to get it right im picky and i aim for the top times. some could just ask they would get help and be set up nice in minutes but like anything drama is often the easiest option.

    dumpster fire im a cody nut brought literally all the codie games for over twenty years. wrc 7 is one of the best rally games made ever.i played them all and it really is a great game.i just wish some would stop crying about previous wrc titles.what does it matter if ever other title they made was bad when we talking about playing this one ?

    has codemasters never made a bad game ever ? dirt showdown was terrible dirt 4 isnt great either. you could be playing the best rally game this year but wont based on past games.sad to have such a closed mind.when you could be playing such a great rally game.

    I feel like your English has been getting worse as time goes on. But that's another story.
    When the majority of people are having issues and it's either unknown or unclear whether or not my wheel will work, much less my peripherals, that's called a $40 crapshoot. It's got nothing to do with past titles (except they're also broken.) With wheels like the ever popular Logitech G-series and the TM brand being either completely broken, wrong, or unusable I'm not buying into it with my oft skipped Fanatec GT2 with separate peripherals. That's lunacy.
    That doesn't even factor in whether or not it'll function properly/smoothly on my PC given all the optimization issues about 50% of the userbase has. It also doesn't take in the varying reviews that people are giving when it does work. You say it's great, @Rallycameraman says it's garbage and there's people in between that say the FFB is terrible. And you basically stated you HAD to spend 8 hours to get it to feel right. I'm not doing that. I almost immediately refunded Dirt 4 because it didn't initially support my wheel until I figured out their goofy menu system.
    If Steam had a reasonable refund policy or the Devs had a history of fixing **** and making it work, yeah, I'd buy into it, but neither of those is true and I'm not keen on losing out on my money.

    It's got nothing to do with fanboy or not, but your saying I should buy it solely based on your experience from the minority of the userbase. Although there is credit due to "These guys have proven themselves incompetent more than a few times, and it's unlikely to change."
    I'll tell you a little secret, I'll buy a game that A. Works, and B. I enjoy. WRC7 so far is sketchy at best on both fronts.
  • Re: DiRTy Gossip Thread

    So the forums finally let me log back in, and 143 WRC7 DiRTy gossip comments later and I can safely say I also won't be picking up this dumpster fire.
    Sorry @dgeesi0 but I'm not spending 8 hours trying to figure out how to get my wheel setup to work. It's a crapshoot with this title, and I'm not even willing to spend $20 on a shady CDkey site from stolen credit cards. They've proven themselves fairly incompetent 3 years in a row now.
    We have a saying "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." I can only assume the "Fool me three times...." results in a "What am I? Stupid?"
    You guys seem to have really low standards for buying products.