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  1. Crashed after crossing finish line (Quattro in Monthly) and got a puncture. No option to repair, even though I had a spare and had not yet used it. had to do the next 2 stages with a missing tyre until the service. Ideally I'd like the tyre to have been automatically replaced - IRL I'd have done it on the road section.
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    Read on here yesterday that we were getting a new location - Latvia. Very excited about that..... Until I got home and rad the in game announcement properly and realised it's rallycross. Which reminds me, what's with the rallycross daily events? I tried a few and been the only car on the track. Do I need to qualify or are they meant to be just time trials? Not too bothered, I'm not really interested in circuit racing (well, except for Wreckfest) but as I've paid for the content I like to at least try it out.
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    Not in my hands! I'm seriously bad at FWD though, although the Citroen DS21 is fun to just keep my foot on the floor, point the wheel where I want to go and let the back do whatever it wants.
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    You can keep those horrible F2s but I do miss the 037. BMW M1 is pretty close for now though. Yeah, Greece would be great.
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    Such a shame we're missing it. SLRE has one. Gravel has one. RBR has about 4 models covering several years
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    Definitely underestimated. I'd say more of a sim than Dirt Rally 1 but of course it didn't have the look or sound. Probably didn't help that they took months to fix the PC problems. Had it on PS4 for ages, then recently bought the PC version because it was under £3 on steam. Still play it but it falls between DR2.0 and RBR for physics, content and sound/graphics so I usually go for one of those.
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    Community improvement priority.

    I'd like better optimisation to cure framerate in Poland. OK, so I only have a 1050Ti but have tuned by settings to get something that looks good and holds 60fps on all other stages (well, apart from a short woody bit at night in NZ). No matter what GPU you have if you go for the best quality it can handle in most stages you're going to get frame rate drop in Poland. If that's too hard perhaps we could have graphics profiles so I can set a lower one just for that stage! Realistic damage, or at least more realistic than it is. I don't care about the visual effect but looking after the car is part of rally. In RBR or SLRE you know when you've damaged suspension or steering and then have the challenge of trying to make it to the next service with a badly handling car. In this game hitting a barrier at 120Mph, flipping over it and rolling down the hillside until a tree stops you might cause a puncture. Yes, it'd be nice to have better FFB but can live with what we have I'd like something similar to the old DR1 events - where sometimes the daily was an owners club or a hidden wager event, otherwise I just drive the same cars. Where the weekly 2 event was generally tougher that the weekly 1. That would fit nicely with the damage model - so a weekly 2 has realistic damage, is a bit longer and the service intervals are far enough apart to make tyre choice important
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    That's interesting re the cam mods. I use the narrowest FOV and in most cars would like to move the camera back a little so I can see the dash.
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    Are the winter tyres we now have studded? I know in Monte they only use small studs but expected a bit more grip on the ice and a bit less on the tarmac. If they're not it would be great to have some as a choice as that's where much of the challenge of monte comes from. Those of you with RBR, try driving Passo Valle in the wet with tarmac tyres, then with snow tyres. It's a totally different experience, where the ice patches are now quite grippy but the studs slip on the smooth tarmac. Whatever, really like the newly revamped Monte, even if it is costing me a fortune in repairs!
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    Just catching up here on the flag stuff. Can't see why the rest of the world is confused that the Union Flag is called the Union Jack depending where it's flown, that it's made up of the flags of the member states of England, Scotland and Ireland but not Wales, even though Ireland hasn't been part of the UK for about a century.....Except for Northern Ireland which is (at the time of writing) but is not part of Great Britain even though it's part of the UK. Simple enough to me.
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    No FOV slider on console? Wonder why? If anything I'd have thought it more important for console players who are more likely to be using a less than ideal setup. PC players are more likely to have a dedicated monitor they can move to suit them. Except me. I use a TV on the wall that could to with being bigger or closer but the room is used for other things too so must compromise for now and pick my battles.
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    Is that digital sales? Seem to be a lot of old titles in there, perhaps these are the top sellers in CEX?
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    Ah, perhaps I hadn't noticed because I mostly drive historic!
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    Really? I find money very easy to earn in this game and I'm usually about middle on community events. I do like the way damage stays with the cars between online and offline events though - found that out on day 1 when I messed about in shakedown like I used to in DR1!
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    @CMMcBabe Thanks for confirming the league thing. That was my main concern. Still don't understand the restriction on displaying names of players on other platforms though. I can see why you're not allowed to pull user details, even usernames from PSN/XBL. Just because someone bought your game doesn't mean they're happy to share their data. Presumably their existing agreement with their console provider allows you to share with other users on that platform. That sounds almost sensible for global leaderboards for the hotlapping fans but what about community events? To compete in these I have to sign up to racenet and I'm pretty sure that on line 3672 of the UA I agreed to share my details with other racenet members. So you may not be allowed to go direct to PSN/XBL/Steam but can get names from your own servers? If that's not allowed, why can I login to dirtgame.com and see results from all platforms there for DR1 and cross platform results for all platforms on dirt4game.com for Dirt 4? Or is it a bit like the WRC cars from Dirt Rally - you got away with it back then but could risk it now? Not my top priority and only concerns me because I switched platform recently but would be nice to have. Would be happy if it just works on the web portal (when we get one?) but not in game.
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