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Posts posted by RichWard25

  1. On 4/28/2020 at 4:33 PM, merseyxshore said:

    I've definitely mentioned something like this in a similar thread before, but I would love to see more use of open spaces such as Dirtfish, or even of the RX tracks to make single venue short stage events, or even super-special stages. Single-venue rallying is quite popular in the UK, with one area being used for a whole event and the route being changed using obstacles, cones, bales, pylons etc. Basically a less whacky version of the Time challenges at Dirtfish from Dirt 4, but with pace notes etc. I always found those events to be really fun. Rallycross circuits, along with the paddock area etc could be used to make numerous short stages. 

    Just seems like a good way to bring in more stages and events with less drain on resources.

    I don’t know what the licensing situation would be and how easy/hard it would be to acquire, but I was thinking along the lines of the Circuit Rally Championship. For those that don’t know, there is a championship here in the UK that uses race circuits (such as Oulton Park, Knockhill, Snetterton) for single venue rallies that utilise the circuits and the access roads around the venue. 

  2. In career mode, there are another 4 classes that compete on the same events. I don’t know what platform you are on, but on Xbox you press X on the results screen to change the filter from class to overall and you can see the other classes. For example, in my current championship I’m using Group B 4wd but there are also Group B rwd, Group A, F2 kit car and R2 cars. However, the only results that matter are your class rivals. There is no overall points structure. 

  3. I just did this scenario on very hard and won by 1:25 and I’m a lowly console peasant using a controller. All I did to the setup was lower the ride height by 3 clicks and ran soft tyres for the first 2 stages and mediums on the last 3. Don’t forget you can hit restart without any penalty. 


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  4. On 4/5/2020 at 11:47 PM, PJTierney said:

    Started going through the Scenarios on Very Hard today, done the first Tier already.


    Initial thoughts: I've never driven an RS500 that quickly before 😄 Looking at the TT board for the same route as the Scotland '88 Scenario, I'd be 35th with that time.

    You’re setting off OCD calling it an RS500 🤯

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  5. Just started a new championship at Masters level using the F2 Kit Cars. I’m using the Golf for the first time and have no engine upgrades yet, running with soft tyres, 1 spare and my own setup for the car that I put together using the shakedown before the first stage.

    First event is Argentina and after 4 stages I’m 7th in class and about 40 seconds off the pace of the leader (who just happens to be the same person that won the previous championship at Elite level) but it is quite close from 2nd to 10th. Normally I don’t tend to look, but out of interest I have checked the Leaderboard times after each stage to see how I and other human players compare to the ai. So far the times I have set have placed me 6th, 7th, 7th and 1st on the cross platform leaderboards for the respected stages and only 2 of the times ahead of me were fast enough to have beaten the ai in a stage. In fact on the stage where I set the current fastest time, I only finished 9th against the ai. 

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  6. I think it depends on what class you drive. I’m currently doing Elite in H3 RWD in the Ascona and after 5 events I’m 3rd in the championship after a DNF in Poland. The thing is, I haven’t won any events so far. Apart from the DNF I’ve finished 3rd, 2nd, 2nd and 5th. One of the second places (Wales) only happens because the runaway leader crashed out and I then made an error trying to chase a 4 second deficit on the final stage. On average, I have won around 2 stages per event, but there is usually at least one car that seems to have a rocket engine attached to it each time. 

    On the other side of the argument, I have previously done the Elite championship using the R5 Polo (for achievement purposes). Usually I’d stay away from the R5 class because I think they are too easy to drive badly and get away with things that would usually end badly in other classes. I was winning events by over a minute and in the case of Germany (my personal favourite) I was close to 3 minutes ahead! Compare that to the H3 event where I could only manage 5th. 

    It’s also been stated in the early weeks after this game was released that the H2 FWD class was affected by ridiculously fast times, even on the lower difficulty levels. 

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  7. He’s not the youngest of chaps now either. I remember Brian from Rallycross back in the late 80’s/ early 90’s. He had an immaculate fwd mk4 Escort back then before switching to a 6R4 and sadly rolled it into a ball on what I seem to remember was his first outing with it at Lydden. 

  8. I play on a One X with the game installed to an external HD and an Elite controller that is more often than not plugged in with the charging cable. After a few hours of almost daily play, I have never had any sound issues. 

    This is why bugs like this are so difficult for devs to fix. They don’t always affect everyone and they are hard to replicate so finding the source of the issue isn’t a simple task. 

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  9. I think some of you are looking at those BGM sport things and getting a bit ahead of reality, specifically about the Aston in the background.

    To me the situation looks like this;

    The location was Turweston aerodrome near Silverstone. 

    BGM Sport are based in Brackley, a matter of minutes down the road. 

    Aston Martin Racing are based in Banbury, also just down the road and regularly use Turweston as a shakedown venue. 

    It seems that it was just coincidence that both were there at the same time. Maybe making use of a runway booking together. 

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