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  1. Civarello

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Well, your whole post seemed to be adressed at me, seeing that you go on rambling about DR 1 which I brought into the discussion at that point; so of course I then think this "don´t be so spoiled" is aimed at me as well. And what about this " Plus, the Chief Game Designer has said it countless times: "We want feedback from the community about which improvements we can make in the game, content, features" (such as tyre compounds etc). No such speech has been delivered in DiRT Rally 1 and DiRT4. There's a big difference here." ? Wasn´t that the whole reason for Early Access in Dirt Rally 1 ? To gather feedback from the community and improve the game based on that feedback ? You make it sound as if Dirt Rally 1 had no community-engagement at all. Isn´t it obvious that Codemasters didn´t come out with a sentence like this after the release of DR 1 when the game went through that lengthy Early Access-phase, full of that same feedback ? And maybe due to that fact DR 1 never had bugs (after it was officially released) like sudden loss of Audio during a Stage or people loosing their Career-progress even weeks after launch . And in my opinion these are no small bugs that can always happen in every new release; especially the loss of Career-progress is a huge game-breaking bug in my opinion and should not be downplayed by "Yeah, the game has a few bugs that almost all new games have nowadays". But of course I agree with Dirt4. That really showed how NOT to support a game after release; and DR 2.0 seems to be a step up in that regard. Through the announcement of the 2 Seasons Codemasters somewhat HAS to support the game via patches if they want to sell their DLCs. Again, I get that people are annoyed by venters and non-constuctive critics. I am as well. All I´m saying is why rant on these people in a response to a post that was nothing like these rants at all. But ok, I´m good with ending this discussion at this point.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I get that; I kinda mentioned these kinds of people as well. But I also don´t think that my post was anything like that; I only mentioned I still prefer DR 1. And still being called "spoiled"; even though I never talked about the timeframe of the patches in the first place. That´s what I mean; call out the people who are worthy of being called out and not just because someone has a more critical standpoint at this point. This is not me being "whiny" or too sensitive by the way; I simply don´t like to be thrown into the same pot with all the venters and non-constructive people.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I can absolutely understand why people prefer DR 2.0 over DR1. But it seems that some people take criticisms of DR 2.0 way too personal on these Forums. Just because I say I still prefer DR 1 at this point doesn´t mean I don´t like DR 2.0. As I said numerous times now, I like it very much. And I´m thankful that we got a more serious Rally-game at all; and that I wish Codemasters nothing but success with the game. But I´m also very critical about the state of the game it was released in. I think people have become more critical in general when it comes to Video Games; because of all the stuff that happens in the industry. I for one can only say that I welcome that people are somewhat more critical of buggy releases, lootboxes, Microtransactions in fullpriced games etc. ; as long as it´s CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. But of course I also know that this attracts people who only want to vent out some frustration, which makes it harder for devs to see the constructive feedback. Sadly some people don´t make a distinction anymore between the people who only want to vent and the people who criticize something with the goal to improve the games and this industry as a whole and be more consumer-friendly again.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Well, it depends what you want. And it has nothing to do with "getting used to it", because I have written NOTHING about the way the game handles or feels; I even wrote that I still prefer DR 1 DESPITE it having inferior physics; meaning I acknowledge that DR 2.0 is superior to DR 1 when it comes to the pure driving experience. Nevertheless I would say the stages in DR 1 are better and more fun to drive than the ones in DR2.0. But that may be only natural, seeing they´re the most iconic Events you can have in a Rally-game. And at least some of them are coming to DR 2.0 as well (just hoping for Wales and Greece making the jump over, too). But there are some things that DR1 does better. Workshop-support for example. Support for Analogue-Handbrakes. Better FFB. General support for wheels is better in DR 1 (still greyed out options like sensitivity without any explanation in DR 2.0). It has Hillclimb. You can use custom liveries without being thrown out of the Online-Events. Better Mod-support in general. You have Custom-Championships in DR 1 that give you a sense of progression, meaning you can still earn cash and car-upgrades while making up your own Championships. DR 1 has WAY better performance for what is on offer. And yes, DR 1 had its fair share of problems, too. But most of it was during Early Access; it was expected to be a rougher ride during that phase; and because of that it was sold at a way lower price compared to the 60 bucks for DR 2.0. I only compare the two games after they were officially released. And please, tell me why I am spoiled ? Where have I said anything about the timeframe of the patches ? I even said that DR 2.0 can become the superior game for me if Codemasters sticks with the game, because it has way more potential than DR 1. You shouldn´t get so defensive, just because someone isn´t praising it as the masterpiece it seems to be for you personally. And as I said, it´s not an objective fact that DR 2.0 is superior in every way to its predecessor.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I like the game, too. But for me personally a Masterpiece at this point in time ? Nah; as an overall package I still prefer DR1 at this point, even with its inferior physics. But of course that can change. If Codemasters REALLY sticks with DR 2.0 it can be brought to its full potential; which is already visible in some parts. As for WRC 8: I never played any of the older titles. First one I bought was WRC 6, after Dirt Rally renewed my love for Rally-games and made me buy a wheel again. But in my opinion WRC 6 was pretty crappy; just glad I got it on a pretty cheap sale back then. I didn´t buy WRC 7, only played it a couple of times on PC at a friends house. There were some good improvements, but overall still somewhat lacklustre; especially regarding the physics, the Sound-department and the Co-driver. If they continue to improve the game the same way they improved WRC 7 compared to 6, WRC 8 MAY actually turn out to be a worthwile Rallygame. If it can compete with the two DR-Titles remains to be seen; I would guess no. But that doesn´t mean one can´t have fun with WRC 8 as well. At least one can be happy that the quality of the WRC-games seems to improve, compared to the Series when it was still developed by Milestone.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    The sales-figures on GfK are physical only as far as I know. The digital sales-figures in the UK are shared with another company; and that company (ISFE) should be able to publish sales-figures of retail- and digital sales combined. Here´s a little piece I found about this: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-12-14-uk-charts-overhaul-digital-data-will-finally-be-counted But I haven´t dug THAT deep into this topic; so maybe there has been some change in this regard since the article was published. If you look at the individual sales figures (meaning not the combined sales-figures from all three platforms) Dirt Rally 2.0 ranks even lower; only placed 34th in that same timespan: https://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110032 I really hope Codemasters ends up making a good amount of money with the game; so they will continue with the more serious path to Rallying. The numbers may not look THAT good; but I am under the impression that the budget wasn´t really that high for DR 2.0 to begin with; maybe partly due to the fact that Dirt 4 didn´t perform particularly well. In my opinion part of the blame why DR 2.0 didn´t perform that well and there´s a bit of negativity towards the game (which I´m sure has an impact on the sales-figures) lies with Codemasters itself. A good chunk of that negativity comes from the forced Racenet-requirement for the Career; and this is something that could have been easily avoided in my opinion.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - V1.1 - found a bug? Post it here!

    Was hit by the Audio-bug as well. In the middle of a Stage in Spain, driving the BMW E3. All of a sudden the whole Audio just went silent, as if my Audio-Receiver had turned off. It goes without saying that this is not a small thing to happen; and this is literally the first time ever this happened to me in any game.
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    Remove Always Online for the Career!

    Well, right now a couple of legit customers are still being punished by this thing. Your primary concern seem to be the pirates and what they can play; my primary concern is that LEGIT customers are being punished by this "Always Online-Stuff". Even if its only a couple of people, no one can guarantee that this can´t happen again; to anyone. I personally don´t care about pirates being able to play the Career. They´re not the main customers anyway and should NEVER have an impact on a games availability in Single Player.
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    Remove Always Online for the Career!

    People with pirated copies won´t be able to play Online anyway; it´s about the Career being made available offline. Seems you don´t even get what the problem is. Cheated times or Anti-Piracy-Measures should never be more important than legit customers loosing their progress because Racenet has a hiccup. And I for one want this games Career guaranteed to work in some years time as well. An Always-Online-Single Player is absolutely NOT justifiable; no matter the reasons.
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    Remove Always Online for the Career!

    What I ask myself: Are there different Leaderboards for the Career and Time Trial ? Because the justification for implementing this crappy Always-Online-Requirement in the Career-Mode was to "fight cheated times". But you can upload your times to a Leaderboard in Time Trial as well; which can be played offline. It would be pretty strange to implement this Online-Requirement to fight cheaters, but at the same time allow people to upload their times via Time Trial to the same Leaderboard.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    From what I´ve seen and read you can make the game less blurry on PC if you turn off TAA; as with FXAA it somewhat makes the whole visuals look blurrier. But of course that´s no solution on consoles. As someone who is mainly a PC-Player, but has always owned consoles as well (for the great exclusives) I have always been for more options on consoles as well. At least some games let you disable Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration etc. on console and let you change the FOV nowadays.
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    Remove Always Online for the Career!

    As far as I can see there is absolutely NO mentioning of the Online-Requirement for the Single Player-Career on the Steam Storepage for Dirt Rally 2.0. In my opinion Codemasters should at least let the customers know what is going on with the game. Can´t expect every customer to read through Forums and Message Boards; especially because as far as I know no other Codemasters Game handled stuff in this (imo crappy) way.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I REALLY hope DR 2.0 does well for Codemasters, so we can get more and even better more serious Rally-games. It´s just that there are some things that seem to overshadow an otherwise great game (Always Online, the staggered Release, the Logitech Wheel Problems that are still in DR2.0, Online Races with the AI instead of other players etc.) With some of these things I really shake my head and think who comes up with stuff like this and REALLY thinks it is a good idea. Maybe Codemasters should go the Early Access-Route again for Dirt Rally 3..............
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I don´t see this guy moaning for the sake of moaning, but giving constructive feedback. And this feedback is important, or else things won´t improve. Not every criticism is meant to be hostile; and if through feedback like this the tarmac-physics do improve (maybe in this game, maybe in the next) then it will be something you will benefit from as well.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Ok, then I postpone my purchase until this gets fixed (if it will). I was REALLY looking forward to DR 2.0, as DR1 was responsible for once again buying a wheel and H-Shifter. But first the shenanigans with the staggered release, which made me feel like a 2nd-class customer for NOT wanting to buy the premium package (and I NEVER want to feel like a 2nd-class customer when I purchase a product). Then no Snow-Rally in the base game; but only as DLC, and then the one we already had in part 1 (but that was not THAT huge a deal, knowing that a more Hardcore-take on a Rally-Game is pretty niche and doesn´t have the same budget as for example the yearly reiteration of the F1-Games). And NOW an always-online requirement for the career. For me it´s NOT about the connection per se, but I don´t want to worry if I can still play the career in the future if Codemasters decides to pull the plug; and to be honest I don´t want to rely on any Publisher/Developer to offer a patch at that point. I know you are not personally responsible for these things and are merely a massenger of these (bad) news. But to the people who ARE responsible for these kinds of decisions I can just shake my head......Would it have been REALLY too much to ask to implement an offline mode, where my Single Player-Career-Data is stored on my PC, but can´t upload any results to the Leaderboards ? Especially when you are the type of player who couldn´t care less about the Online-stuff, and only wanted a SP-Rally-Career against the AI; and NOT compete with other people.
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