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  1. BayouRally

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Well, that didn't last long. 1st stage went OK. 2nd stage I slipped off the outside of a hairpin left (I hate hairpins) and got high-centered on the snowbank. I did what I usually do in such circumstance in real life, switching from forward to reverse while rocking the wheels. And after a bit of that, it said I was disqualified. End of event. Oh well. You all will have to do without crawfish this time ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. BayouRally

    The unexpected moments stopped?

    I reckon a wild hog. I keep hoping to see roos in Oz
  3. BayouRally

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Thanks for the info. I was just going by the number of bars in durability shown in the game. Hards have all 3, mediums have 2, softs and wets have 1. Also, I was kinda roleplaying with this. But if there's no rule against going with whatever works, then I'll downsize my tires from here on ๐Ÿ™‚ Ahem. I only barely kissed the walls twice. Unless you consider ALL my driving 1 big mistake start-to-finish, with which I'd agree ๐Ÿ˜„
  4. BayouRally

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    I'm really confused about tires. I read about how they don't wear out as fast as they should so it's OK to use soft (or wet, which has the same low durability as soft). But I haven't played enough to really have a feel for it yet, and I'm trying to minimize risk in this thing, so I'm going conservative. I did all the long stages on hards. Didn't notice any real difference in grip between dry and wet roads, no doubt because I don't drive fast enough ๐Ÿ˜„ But I did use wets for the final, short stage.
  5. BayouRally

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Yay, you made it! Still some crawfish left, don't know about the beer. What tire compound did you use? Do you think it might just have worn out after 3 stages?
  6. BayouRally

    How many cars can I have in garage (Career)

    Y'all are as bad as Jay Leno and Billy Gibbons ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. BayouRally

    The unexpected moments stopped?

    First I had to look up what "unexpected events" are. Now that I know, I can report I've always seen a fair amount of them in all aspects of the rally side of the game (events, freeplay, and club). I've seen plenty of wrecked and smoking rally cars along the sides of roads, at least, and also had a close encounter with a drone or 2. Haven't noticed any wildlife (although I thought the drone was a bird until I saw the replay). Also seen small rocks and chunks of snow/ice fall into the road from the cliff above, and I could have sworn some drunk spectator threw a beer bottle at me once. Is that even a thing? Anyway, this is a new install from the end of March.
  8. BayouRally

    How many cars can I have in garage (Career)

    @UnderclassGDfan thanks for the info. I hope someday to reach that level ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. BayouRally

    Questions: Realism and Assists Settings

    Thanks for the info, @IgorPr This sort of research is something I dread having to do because I don't know anything about the cars to begin with, unlike the devoted followers of the sport.
  10. BayouRally

    How many cars can I have in garage (Career)

    @UnderclassGDfan answered this better than I could. You might also read a thread called "Tyre Strategy" that explains how the tire wear model is not as drastic as you might think. I only use hard tires in the forum's DRC club because the format there is 3 longs, service, 3 longs, service, 1 short. However, I'm a noob being cautious. More experienced club members report getting along fine with mediums. I'm leery of wet tires because their durability is the same as soft tires. The club is currently in Spain and it's raining a lot. Despite this, I used hards for all the long stages and only put wets on for the last, short stage. I found the hard grip on wet pavement adequate as I wasn't going very fast anyway, being a noob ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yeah, this confused me a lot, too. All the things on the Events tab use cars from your garage. Once you enter one of these events, that car is unavailable for other events until it completes the event it's in. So, dailies have only 1 stage, so any car used in them are available again immediately. Weeklies have multiple stages and monthlies have multiple events each of multiple stages, as do the career championships. You can grind out a weekly in 1 sitting if you have the time and the servers are up, but the careers and monthlies will take you days to complete, and the cars you use for them are unavailable for the duration.
  11. BayouRally

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Yay! Just in time for the 2nd batch of crawfish, which is an order of magnitude spicier than the 1st. Hope you brought some beer ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. BayouRally

    Rain in all stages of a Wales career championship

    Thinking about this some more, it seems to me that real rallies last only 3-4 days with multiple stages per day, at different times all through each day. Real weather patterns frequently last that long. So to me, the realistic options are for an entire multi-stage rally to be either all rainy/wet with overcast, or all dry (clear and/or overcast), or change only once between these 2. It would be silly if consecutive stages alternated several times during the rally, as most of these stages are happening on the same 1 or 2 days. That said, I've been from Land's End to John O' Groats and back on the opposite diagonal, plus to quite a few surrounding islands, over a number of trips to the UK. These trips have happened at all times of the year, for weeks at a stretch. And it's rained on me pretty much continuously everywhere, whenever I've been there, unless it was sleeting instead. I have come to the conclusion that every calendar with 12 pictures of lovely UK scenery under sunshine must have taken 12 years each to compile. Further, I regard as total BS any and all theories that Stonehenge and the many other megalithic circles scattered about the place had anything whatsoever to do with solar or lunar observations, because their builders couldn't see more than bottoms of rainclouds except once or twice per generation, far too infrequently to work out a calendar. Hell, they probably regarded the occasional appearances of the sun and moon as decidedly ill omens ๐Ÿ˜„ I might be exaggerating slightly, but I live in a semi-tropical jungle where it rains quite a lot, and I thought it rained much more in the UK.
  13. BayouRally

    DiRT Rally 2.0 - In-Game Server Connectivity

    No problems this evening at all, during times when for the last couple days I've had major connection problems. Thanks for the hard work.
  14. BayouRally

    How many cars can I have in garage (Career)

    AFAIK, you can have as many as you can afford, until you collect them all. And you usually start out with BUCKETS of credits with the all-inclusive versions of the game being released now., HOWEVER, don't go blowing all your cash on filling up your garage. You have more important things to buy first. Like training your team. Also be aware that except for the H1 Lancia Fulvia and the RX S1600 Opel Corsa, none of the cars you start out owning, or buy later, can be tuned until you spend a fair chunk of change on the upgrade that allows this. And you'll also want to upgrade their components to reduce wear. And also, all the other cars except the Fulvia and Corsa cost money to repair, and you can't upgrade their engines until you've driven them a fair amount. So, I would recommend being slow on buying cars you don't already own. Just get one every few days to a week or so, in a class you're particularly interested in and need for a daily, then upgrade it to allow tuning, have better parts, etc. Meanwhile, focus on training your team and upgrading cars you already own. You can usually do at least 1, maybe 3 dailies per day with the cars you start with, and just completing them in last place will, after a couple days, bring in enough credits to buy another car or upgrade one you already have.
  15. BayouRally

    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Share your Screenshots!

    I believe everything my codriver says even when I misunderstand, don't understand, or just didn't listen because I was dealing with the cascading consequences of a previous misunderstanding. I'm crazy that way. So when this happens, it's all his fault, obviously ๐Ÿ˜„. To get back at him, I tell him some line of BS. And because we're obligate symbiotes, he believes everything I say, even when it's total BS. He's stupid that way ๐Ÿ˜„