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  1. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Good for Paul. Glad he is back in the drivers seat of a new racing game. Besides with Codies buying up other racing studios, its good to see some [worthy] competition. I have nothing against Codies, but competition pushes everyone for quality.
  2. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Haven't seen much in Racing game news that has got me excited about, then I read this: https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/pcars-3-new-developer-blog-post-upgrades.187838/ This is a feature (NOT UPGRADES, but how they work and the limits) that I have been wanting in DR for a long time. This should not be available on every car, Group B cars should stay the same. But I have mentioned in the past, for me it would be perfectly acceptable if licensing was an issue, that a could have low end cars where made up (a la Wreckfest) that are basically starter cars like most run in here in the US. There are some real s***boxes that run, but the teams have lots of fun and its what they can afford. But as with everything the more you learn and maybe budget more, you will upgrade your car with better suspension, engine (components), etc. Sometimes these are for the better and sometimes not depending on your car choice and driving skill - can you handle/compete but adding a turbo to your car, does it make sense to move into an other class where you are totally outclassed, does it break other parts of the car, do you now have a car with poor suspension but a faster car that is unweildly? I like the Physics based approach that SMS is taking, I hope it works out. I am not looking at the big picture of what works in a game. But I think this would ad some fun and competition to a lower class that many may ignore and also a little more realism than starting with an old Alfa that a small team couldn't afford to own (at least here in the US).
  3. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    This doesn't really give me the rock crawler vibe/struggle that I was hoping for. And Those fireworks are way out of place, its daytime.
  4. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    "I've noticed most humans like loud noise and big explosions. Just wait until the sun explodes!"
  5. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    There HAS been a lot of nostalgia on the Dirt YouTube channel lately.
  6. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    @PJTierney So do the car classes reflect the event types? I a bit confused. I am getting confused at to what this title really is.
  7. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    Well, I really like the courses, from the videos, they don't seem small and therefore dull. Looks like a lot of fun. One thing concerns me, the rally cars on the jumps do not look right. Cockpit view seems ok, but externally they don't seem like they should be taking big air jumps without it looking cartoony, all the other car types look right. D2's trucks had great suspension effects and gave the external views quite a lot of life to the vehicles. A minor thing is the look of Utah seems ... not up to the standard of the other locations. Having spent a good deal of time in Utah and Monument Valley, there is a lot of beauty that can be captured in the game, right now it looks a little dated with the faded buttes. @PJTierney Can you say if there will be any point-to-point gameplay in D5? It will be a definite buy for me if that will be the case.
  8. gfRally

    American English Co Driver

    Alex Kihurani
  9. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    Oh god SLAPTRAIN???????????? Can I turn voice off now? @JZStudios I don't know who this other guy is, but is he just another YouTuber? Back to D2, the banter during a race was a little corny but I easily ignored it. At least those guys all raced for a living, and who doesn't like Travis Pastrana, crazy, but seems like a decent guy. I am just going to try to shut up from here on until I see some in game racing videos before I make any further judgements. Everyone has thier likes/dislikes when it comes to who they can tolerate. I watch Hoonigan Garage, MIghty Car Mods, and channel called Subi Performance - a German guy that gets way excited about precision engine building. I guess for me it goes like this: If you use voiceovers, hopefully its done tastefully and not while racing. Also, I am getting older, what didn't used to annoy me, now does. Though I watch a lot of Paw Patrol, DinoTrucks and Speedracer with my son (2yr old) so I am bridging the gap some.
  10. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    Will D5 have any seriousness to it? I mean D2 was always over the top, but the events where mostly believable. There wasn't any kind of locations or gameplay that couldn't happen IRL. I see there are gate crashing events like in D3. That's ok, not my thing, but its understandable. I only fear that most of the game is going to be more over the top Showdown and Gymkhana style events, than actual out right racing. Hope the video today shows what I am hoping for.
  11. gfRally

    Codemasters secure WRC licence from 2023

    Kyloton Games has been rather notorious for releasing a game and having about 1 month of support for it then dropping it and moving on. I wonder if this will change once CM takes it over. The Dirt team seems to listen a little better, but there are only so many resources available to support a released game when there is another to be released in another year. I don't play F1, just not my thing, but how does CM work it out over there? I know its a different team/studio, though.
  12. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I'll just post a link on my thoughts of CM/WRC future.
  13. gfRally

    Codemasters secure WRC licence from 2023

    I guess I am late to seeing this news. We discussed a WRC license at length in the OLD Dirty Gossip thread a few years back. Granted it would give us new WRC cars, but it would also take away a lot that we love about DR [series] now. It has always seemed that a big part of WRC games intent was accessibility. This is fine for marketing, etc. However this goes backwards to what we where just told about the SPLIT of D5 and DR series, that DR would be the hardcore rally game and D# would take the fun/loose gameplay path, I was happy with that announcement. Also, as mentioned above by @UnderclassGDfan how much will be lost that we love about the current DR games. Again back to the OLD Dirty Gossip discussion, there are certain licensing benefits for the new stuff, but what about all the classic and historic cars and events that we have today? Granted you can only improve the same cars so many times until it gets old and stale, however there are many cars companies that are not in the current games that could be traded off for some of these older cars to freshen up the title. Toyota, Volvo, Saab, to name a few are lacking in all of these current games, lots of history to be explored with those cars. Toyota and CM, its time to bury the hatchet, move on, and do what it takes to come to an agreement again. If its not obvious, I like history, and the history of rally is rich with lots of huge moments that have yet to really been explored. Maybe we will get this in DR3 and that will be great. But it will be the last DR game that we have come to love. I will be rather old when 2023 rolls around, so I may be historic myself. PROVE me wrong CM, please.
  14. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @tbtstt so KBhas invited Travis Pastrana to do Gymkahna 11 Entirely and in some kind of crazy subaru. So where does this leave Ford?
  15. gfRally

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Hello fellow flight-simmer! I am not an expert on car sounds and what all the types should sound like, except for Audi and US rally spec Subarus. Yes there have been improvements from DR1. But there have been some steps backwards too. 2 that irk me most are inside the car since D4 has sounded like all the factory interior is still in the car, very muffled, I praised everyone for finally getting it in DR1 where it should sound loud and ‘tinny’. Second is the environment effects or reflections. Finland and Wales sound horrible in this instance. Does not sound like you in the woods at all, there should be echos from backfires (or antilag) and some reverberations from the cars. Dense forests should be similar to that zone when you enter a tunnel, not exactly but similar. DR1 wasn’t exactly perfect but was much more dynamic. We finally got improved trackside cameras and this was lost. Its a shame. I could go on about other sounds but I don’t want to be like I hate everything,which I do not, lots of great sounds there! EDITED: for fat finger mistakes typing on the phone
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