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  1. Mike Dee

    How do I shave those last seconds?

    Same kind of people who just have an unnatural obsession with being more efficient and enjoy chasing a perfection they can never reach. I get how it can make a stage boring or old for people, but for me that really never happens. I can sit on a stage for 2 hours one night, and do it all again the next night having just as much fun. But I've been this way since I was 12 on a Gamecube playing 1080 Avalanche or GT back on my PS1, or even doing Sonic speed runs against my brother back on the Sega. I may attack the same corner 100 times, but I never will attack that corner and the previous/next one the exact same way that 100 times - every run is different from the last and squeezing out 100ths of a second gives a sweet satisfaction.
  2. Mike Dee

    How do I shave those last seconds?

    Honestly I hate to admit it, but I think this is really helping the top times. When I do my unfamiliar Longs that don't have a Sprint where I've been chasing WR recently, my times take a noticeable hit because I'm not being as flatout ballsy as I can be. But when the next daily is on a Long where I've been chasing a GprB RWD Sprint WR the night before, I find I can match/beat the pace time pretty easily. Seat time just really seems to add up =/ I think the other big thing to keep in mind, is that as time goes on people are maxing out the upgrades on their cars. A T5 engine tune can go a long way to making a car faster than a T2 tune.
  3. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    I saw that post too, and I think it's a fair guess. But I don't know if I'd call it our first DLC2 hint, we did have that tweet about the Nissan & kit cars a while back. Hasn't been confirmed yet, but would line up nicely for the first car pack release of DLC2... edit: found the old pic
  4. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Are we all still talking about the 2 locked cars for this week? Is it not already known they are both 2000cc cars? Confirmed for reasons...
  5. Does anyone have a link to the official rules in regards to cutting? I know some of the older stuff wouldn't be allowed today, but I'm curious where the line is now.
  6. Oh I've been pretty vocal myself in the discord, on here, and in messages about it. Then again I don't think everyone is chasing WRs, so we may be a much smaller group that directly deal with these cuts. That said you're absolutely correct in that we shouldn't reset until the cuts are fully addressed - which they haven't been this patch =/ Poland still has some terrible cuts that can be abused and from what I've been told the NE ones are still there too. As for getting them in a bug thread? You'd literally have to drive the entire stage trying to cut and be submitting time stamped videos because of how many there are on some stages. You also have to account for legitimate cuts though too, because cutting itself is a part of rally. Learning to gamble skipping a 6 Left 6 Right and instead make it a straight line deep cut is a cornerstone of rally - just look at McRae But you can't just let those kind of cuts happen everywhere. It's why would also make pruning the boards by hand really hard; who gets to judge what is ok and what is too deep?
  7. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Hmmm then how many other drivers had completed the daily so far? Maybe there was only a dozen and you ended up in the bottom third of the 12 people who drove it already? Barring that I have nothing for you =/ Sounds like a bug to me
  8. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    I'd have to assume they have 3 base times set for each tier to help group the earliest drivers for all the events? Where do you normally finish for the NR4 dailies? Are you a usual 3rd tier driver?
  9. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Wasn't there a 9gb patch? I would assume it was preload models and locations for when they are released.
  10. I know everyone here is happy you can no longer cut 50ft off the track on stages, but removing these cuts without resetting the leaderboards presents a new problem. If the cuts can not be used anymore, some stages have times that physically cannot be matched anymore. The only practical solution is to reset the time trial leader boards, and it would be much better to do this ASAP than to wait and let more times build up that will have to be reset.
  11. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    So.... who is hyped for the new M1 engine sound???
  12. What class are you using for Clubman? If it's a FWD class, you're better off retiring now and switching to anything else. FWD AI is bugged to use 100% AI on any My Team events regardless of what tier you are. Outside of the FWD classes though, the AI is difficult but a good challenge - IMO. I think they would be able to mess with the lower tiers of Open - Pro to make the skill curve not such a skill... wall?
  13. Mike Dee

    Stil no ffb fix, no comms from devs

    Do you literally have no concept of how markets or purchasing power works? Codies can't charge $60USD for a game in a region where the average monthly income is the equivalent of $500USD. They have no choice but to adjust for regional market if they want any chance to deliver a new product to the people in these areas. This is a common trend in any industry. So they charge an equivalent price based off purchasing power, but when that makes the game the equivalent of $26USD you end up with asshats like the ****** site linked above who go in and buy a bunch of underpriced keys either online or through a proxy. They then resell them to the normal markets where the game retails for $60, and they undercut market price. The entire reason those keys were sold so cheap was because they are explicitly limited to the region and contain verbiage to address this exact issue.
  14. Mike Dee

    My Team Questions.

    Only the chief engineer influences how quickly you gain engine knowledge so make sure to max him out ASAP. The rest of the engineers just make repairing your car quicker during service stops.
  15. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Oh man I remember the exact image too, I just can't find it right now!!! If only we could get cool Japanese cars in racing games again...