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  1. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip about WRC8

    I would say damage is quite punishing on max settings. You can definitely notice the decrease in performance of your car through a rally, even just from driving hard without any crashes.
  2. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip

    But is tyre wear actually modelled and dependant on driving style (locking up under braking, sliding...) or does it only depend on the distance driven? The game doesn't give that much information about it, so I never quite figured it out (though using softs all the time except for wets on wet tarmac seems to do the trick).
  3. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip

    Precisely that, DR2.0 is not an early access title, so people expect a finished game on release day after paying full price. Of course it's impossible to completely avoid having bugs on release, but it's generally pretty easy to tell when a game has been rushed.
  4. blaugranamarti

    Historic 2 front wheel drive

    It's really ridiculous, but this car class is simply unplayable in the career mode. I don't know if the problem is that the code generating AI times is such a mess that it can't be easily fixed (which is worrying), or that Codemasters simply doesn't care (which is worse). And it doesn't even require coding a proper AI as there are no cars represented on the stage, the only thing needed is to generate a list of believable times according to the car class. Sampling times from an appropriate statistical distribution would do a better job than what we have, even.
  5. Or just replace the chair wheels with a set that has brakes (not hard to find online, I think I paid less than 10€ for them), which is more convenient and effective. Of course nothing beats a proper cockpit with everything hard mounted, but this is still good enough for a loadcell pedal (the Fanatec CSL Elite).
  6. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip

    The problem with this is that it only has to do with how the studio is organized internally and how it's managed. However, what the consumer sees is that they paid for a game, and the game isn't finished. And before they get what they believe they paid for, they are offered to pay for more. Of course this is all subjective, and what we can consider a finished game or an acceptable level of quality or polish is a matter of opinion, but that's why some people don't like having DLC before some issues are fixed.
  7. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip

    Oh, well. Designing a game around the business model of selling content separately and splitting the playerbase from day one results in a worse experience for everyone. Who could have known, right?
  8. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip

    Yes, of course I know that. But still, the handling looks really weird, and the way the car rotates into corners doesn't look realistic. I don't know if it's a problem with the tyre model or some other aspect of the physics, but it just doesn't seem to handle like a real car would.
  9. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip

    I too think that putting the stages from Dirt Rally on a paid DLC is a bit questionable, to the point I'm considering not buying the game because I feel I shouldn't support it. It seems the base game is already a bit short on stages, and then the solution to that is selling recycled content as DLC? Of course there is some work needed to retexture the stages, but it's much less than for creating new content. In my opinion the way to go when recycling content is how Hitman 2 did it, where you have the Hitman 1 levels for free if you own it and as paid DLC if you don't. Then on top of that, the tarmac handling feels really unconvincing on the videos I've seen, really far behind from what any of the current track racing sims have. Also, no stages on snow of ice seems like a step back from the previous game, but of course you can pay extra to have those back (quite literally in this case, since they are the exact same stages).
  10. blaugranamarti

    DiRTy Gossip

    Really disappointed with this one. A new group B RWD car is the best part (where is the Lancia, though?), but basing an entire DLC on reused content from the previous game is just anti consumer. Recently Hitman 2 did something similar, adding the content from Hitman 1 as DLC (which benefited from some slight improvements of the new game), but those who already owned the first one got it for free.
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