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  1. mattpetty

    Career restart - money and garage

    Or simply try crashing the R5 cars a lot xD. I took two DNF after crashing *many times* trying to beat the Masters championship going flat out in my Fiesta... damn that can empty any bank account pretty quickly. Back to my cheap Alpine I go.
  2. mattpetty

    Procedural Stage Generation

    Not only predictable but they lack any of the "soul" of the real locations, taking for example that hairpin around the tree in Greece (Dirt Rally 1), or the final section of Sweet Lamb, it's impossible to have ideas of fictitious places as "complete" as real places in a number enough to make it worth releasing a game only with them. If the idea is to just insert the feature into the game, it gets like Dirt 4, if the idea is to increase the number of combinations until each experience gets unique, it's worth putting much more real life stages and locations into the game, Mobil 1 Rally Championship like, that it would be better. Honestly? I hope Codemasters releases even much more locations to Dirt Rally 2 and I'm willing to pay for them since the price currently is nice. Oh, not even to mention how cool it is to race knowing that road exists in real life.
  3. mattpetty

    I am vengeance, I am the NIGHT, I am Batman!

    @ianism I remember Dirt 4 near the end, that special championship (I forgot the name, dropped the game after like a month since my thing is to drive vintage cars and it failed to surprise my back then, but that ones which you have to beat the career to unlock I think?) to be essentially night and rain, or night + rain :P. But early-to-mid Dirt 4 was perfect about this. But yeah, you have from 2/3 to 3/4 of your events to have rainy stages, that seems a little bit overkill. Night seems OK in your stats though. While the stages distribution (number of wet or night stages/total number of stages) over an event seems good, what annoys me is that it rains at almost every event. @all Thanks for the feedbacks over the 037, I'll get the whole Deluxe pack then.
  4. mattpetty

    I am vengeance, I am the NIGHT, I am Batman!

    I even got a few (one or two) top 10 on leaderboards with the Stratos, really comfortable car to drive, although 90% of the time I play RWD... any AWD car and I'm lucky if I'm in the top 500 after a very good stage. But yeah, it's my fifth season I guess, still more rainy stages (absolutely every event/location having rainy stages is crazy, no matter how incredible the rain looks and feels) and night races than what would be normal, I'm not sure I paid much attention to the first season though since I failed to see if it happened a lot then. But well, let's hope it evens out then *shrugs as well* 😂.
  5. Having a hell of a good time with Dirt Rally 2.0, the Lancia Delta S4 feels like a missile — while it didn't feel like such either in Dirt Rally or Dirt 4, but I admit two things long term are bothering me a little bit: it rains every single rally and damn, sometimes I feel it's always night, to the point I even get slightly impressed when I see in game daylight. I mean, at least about rain the game could take a little bit from F1 2018, objectively. Btw guys, also... how is the Lancia 037 to drive with a controller? Wondering whether to buy the full Deluxe pack or just the tracks I like. The rest of the game, Stratos included, is just awesome with the pad.
  6. mattpetty

    DiRTy Gossip

    On the latest Dirt Show, Paul Coleman said they're aware of the grip complaints and are looking into it; for the last two patches, Christina McGrath has invited feedback; and other Codies have been active in the forums responding to players since launch. Oh yeah, forget what I said about it then  :), very good. And RallyDriven, well, "opinion" but it doesn't take more than a bit of common sense to know Group B cars do not have a glued rear to the ground (and well, although this can be adjustable by setup, it isn't the right way to drive in this game as you lose as much time as if you were driving like this in a circuit racer). Besides, here I'm just reflecting the opinion of the community overall in physics (the people on Steam...). I think the physics in Dirt 4 has many good things Rally did not have, like the cars actually have mass and you can't go crashing the car into snow banks to gain time. And promising the world and not delivering it is also a great way of selling a game, right... the Steam charts speak by themselves.
  7. mattpetty

    DiRTy Gossip

    The game is very good, as fun as Dirt Rally, although not as much of as simulator. Codemasters' error was presenting it like a "Dirt Rally 2", as "infinite (with a subjective meaning of "infinitely different" and keeping Dirt Rally's remarkable stage quality) number of rally routes". Had they said "this is a return to the CMR roots" people would be in love with the game at this moment. They hyped the game to levels they couldn't return, even though they returned a lot.  If they were like "we're starting the Your Stage tool, not 100% yet" nobody would be complaining about the mostly bland stages but rather praising what -- rightfully is -- one of the biggest inovations, if not the biggest, in the recent history of racing games, and that finally gives rally games a meaning related to the real world other than a very hard exercise of memorization. This could be easily solved if Code gave us a word, a smoke signal or whatever, but they seem to basically have vanished like they did when F1 2014 was released. We all know the result for F1 2015...  Anyway, I liked it and I will keep playing it, a lot. But the whole situation still leaves a bitter taste, mainly when I think "the dark times" (like with F1 2014) may be coming back.