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  1. Norway and PS4. My credits are gone, and very unstable connection. ☹️
  2. Server connectivity issues on my part as well, on PS4. Error messages and sometimes I get connection, but all my credits are gone. ☹️ Please fix!
  3. Kjell007

    Official DiRT Clubs - Vote on 2020 Season

    I decided to try out the Expert Rally in Scotland with the Subaru Impreza 2008. I soon discovered that «no assists» also means manual gears. After almost 25,000 km with automatic gearshifting, I thought this could be interesting. 🤔 Using the square and x-button to shift gears was quite awkward, but it was interesting to experience how much smoother the car went through the stages, and I felt actually more in control of the car. Still, with hardcore damage, it was quite hard with several minutes extra time on almost every service just to get the car going. So I set my goal to get to the finish line after 12 stages. It was nerve wrecking, but what do you know: I made it! 🤠 Not only that, but I managed a 27th on Expert level. 🤪 After such a fine result, I went to take the Group B weekly with no assists and manual shifting, and yes, same experience, my Lancia didn’t behave like a uncontrolled beast anymore, suddenly I was in control. Still I struggle a bit when I need to shift down and use the handbreak at the same time in hairpins and junctions, and I also find it difficult to set the car in reverse and then back in first gear after a dead stop in a tree, stone or other obstacles, but my conclusion is that using automatic gearshifting is a hinder to perform better in this game. I look forward to the next championship in Expert DiRT - I’ll be there. 😁
  4. It will be interesting to see how all the PS+ people will receive the game. Is it too difficult, or will it be enjoyed also by the average gamer? Will the game be «popular» for a month or so, or will DR2.0 experience an increase in the fan base? Will people be more into RX, or will rally prevail amongst the new comers? Time will show. 🙂 I think it is great that Sony and Codemasters give the PS+ subscribers a possibility to try out this magnificent game. 🙂
  5. Kjell007

    Colin McRae: FLAT OUT Pack – Available Now

    I’ve just started on the Colin scenarios and I think the Scotland location is an excellent piece of work and great fun to drive. I also love the increase of the intensity from the co-driver. The pace notes are just magnificent. 😃👍🏻
  6. Kjell007

    DiRTy Gossip about WRC8

    Thanks for the heads up. 👍🏻 Competition is good, and I hope that you at Codemasters keep up the amount of content that we now see in DR2.0 with 13 rally locations. 😎
  7. The stages in game are replications of real stages. The problem is the relation between the car and the surface in the game. Unfortunately the physics are not as they should be in DR2.0, especially on snow. If you take one of the GTRs for a spin in Sweden using outside view behind the car, you will se how the car floats on the road. This is not how the cars behave with proper winter tyres with spikes. Actually, in some aspects you should have the same amount of grip in Sweden as you have on asphalt. As a reference I would say Wrc8 have much better physics in this area. That also goes for gravel physics, which I find DR2.0 to be too slidy and floaty. When it comes to why people like driving on taramac in this game, I’m not surprised because I find the handling of the cars and physics on asphalt to be quite good (dare I say realistic?) and very fun to drive. 🙂👍🏻 But I also agree that Poland is a great location with very nice roads to drive on. The problem with Poland, I think, is the AI that is set to be waaay too fast, so for many it is just a turn off to drive somewhere you always ends up last anyway...
  8. Kjell007

    Rally 2.0 worth it?

    A little too late for my recommendations then. But I make my respond anyway in case anyone else is wondering about the same thing. 😊 I’m an average player using the stock Dualshock for the PS4, and have now at least a total of 25,000 km behind the «wheels». So there is no surprise when I say that I really love this game, and still playing it on almost a daily basis. Rally is my favourite, driving in cockpit view with no assist (apart from using automatic gearshifting). I bought this game as a prerelease, and bought season 3/4 when it came out, so I’ve paid the full price for this experience. It wasn’t because of DirtRally which was quite an underwhelming experience in my opinion. Dirt 4 was better but a little bit too repetitive for my liking. Having played rallygames for more than 20 years starting with the first Colin McRae Rally, I would say that finally, after 20 years, Dirt Rally 2.0 is the real successor of Colin McRae 2.0 That is if you buy the complete edition of DR2.0. You get 13 rally locations and 13 rallycross locations in one package. Finally Codemasters deliver a rally game with a location content that can compete with the WRC-games. 😊 The game has its shortcomings: - Unbalanced AI like in Poland and AI seems to not be affected by weather or low visibility - Snow in daytime in Sweden makes it extremely difficult to drive in cockpit view because of bad visibility, I have to change to outside view - Generally the cars slides a little too much in all conditions, except for taramac which I actually find excellent - Snow are too slippery, both in Sweden and Monte Carlo, and in this aspect Codemasters really should learn from WRC8 which is much closer to the real deal My biggest frustrations with the game is: - DR2.0 doesn’t encourage sim driving. The handling of the cars is excellent, but because of the extremely fast AI, you are forced to drive in an arcade way to beat the AI - The game offers no sort of statistics, like total km or time driven broken down per location or car model - Your personal best is connected to Time Trial mode, and can not be seen or beaten anywhere else in the game But all in all I think this game is worth all the NOK 1000,- I had to pay, and I have no problem recommending this game (the complete edition) to anyone who likes racing games. 😎👍🏻
  9. Thanks, mate. I will have a closer look at your suggestions. 🙂👍🏻
  10. @PJTierney, a little question: Do you use anything to stop the rumbling from the steering wheel to go into the floor? I had a seat and steeringwheel some years ago, but I had to get rid of it because the force feedback and rumbling went into the floor and could easily be heard by the people living under my flat. I don’t want that to happen again... 😳
  11. Kjell007

    Colin McRae: FLAT OUT Pack – Available Now

    Nice. 😊👍🏻 13 locations are good, but still one location to go to be even with WRC8. 😉 Now, is it possible to get a statistics page in the game with total driven kilometres and total time spent in each car model and each location in each game mode, it would be splendid. Add a hot seat mode for custom championship and time trial as well, and the game is easily the best rally game ever made up until now, hands down. 😁 Looking foreward to Scotland and hope I can make a custom championship with all 13 in one go!
  12. Kjell007

    Something is coming closer...

    Jepp, new locations, please, lots of them. 😁👍🏻
  13. Kjell007

    Tyre changes and fueling?

    Hmmm, too bad. I guess it will be Gran Turismo Sport or Project CARS 2 for me for endurance events then.
  14. Anyone knows if this game will have pitstops for endurance races where you could change tyres and fueling gas? When going for the Around the globe trophy, it would be nice to put some strategy into races that goes on for say 40 rounds. 🙂
  15. @PJTierney, I guess I’m the odd one here, since I like the haze in Finland - reminds me of a really hot summer afternoon here up north. 😊 Glad to hear there is rain coming to Finland as well. 👍🏻 Now, if you guys could add light snow in Sweden or maybe calm the blizzard a bit in daylight in Sweden, it would be great. 😁 I have to abandon the in car view and continue in chase view to be able to play in such conditions. 🙃
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