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  1. My thoughts exactly. The first 5 special events today are locked to a single car, Rally GT Poland (Porsche), Up to 2000cc Finland (Citroen C4 AND Heavy Rain), RX 2019 Belgium (Seat Ibiza AND Heavy Rain), Group B RWD weekly event (lancia 037), and Up to 2000cc weekly event (Peugeot 206). The second RX daily event is also in heavy rain. Between being forced to use certain cars, and the fact that I personally hate the amount of heavy rain that seems to be on the online RX events, the game really is becoming a rare play for me. I know the focus seems to have shifted to Dirt 5, but Dirt Rally 2.0 s
  2. I think, in general, the AI so far have been fairly lifelike. I’ll see them respond to me and try to block. I’ve had some decent side by side moments. BUT, and it’s a big but, I’ve also noticed some really odd moments. I’m running a shortened F2 season with AI set to 94 difficulty, and I’ve been caught out by them moving over to block in response to me, but they move over to block under braking when I’m right behind. I’ll be off the racing line to pass, and I’ll basically be brake tested. I’m fairly certain the blocking under braking is worthy of a penalty in real life. Also, I had an AI car p
  3. I posted about this previously in the bug reporting topic, but randomly DNF’ed in a daily RX event. Both the promo and bonus RX events today are Estering with RX supercars. The first event in the dry, completed no problem with the Ford Focus Mk 8. Second event in heavy rain, I completed with the Renault Megane RX and I get DNF’ed. I took the joker on the last lap of both, so why randomly DNF’ed on the second? I posted a (at the time) top 5 time in the second “bonus” event and I lose out. Can someone please explain this or has this happened to anyone else?? I’m playing on an Xbox One S and didn
  4. Random bug today. I was completing the daily community event, RX 2019 at Estering, and I completed the race, did my joker lap on the last lap of the event, and when I finished, it originally showed me near the top 10, about 5.5 seconds off P1. I get back to the main menu and have a DNF? My name isn’t on the leaderboard at all? Apparently finishing the race meant that I quit the event. I didn’t have any internet issues or server issues once completing the event. Don’t know if this has happened elsewhere or previously, but nice waste of 10 minutes. Xbox One, USA
  5. So whatever algorithm or whoever manually generated the weekly challenge of R5 in Sweden, THIS is exactly what I’ve been looking for with this game. The stages are mostly daytime, sunset, or dusk (could’ve had a night stage in there but I’m not complaining there wasn’t one), there were no stages in heavy snow, and THIS is exactly what makes this game shine. The setting was picture perfect, the sun going down on the stages and the sunsets were spectacular. Being able to just fly through Sweden was such a blast. As @ianism will attest, I whine fairly frequently about the amount of rain or shall
  6. US, Xbox One S It was working fine for about one glorious hour, and yet, here we are again. I gave up on it yesterday evening not loading properly, got hopeful this morning, but this is really getting to be unplayable.
  7. More issues today here in the US. Server has been extremely slow while playing, received errors at the end of events saying it cannot connect to the server, I have to hit retry multiple times to get it through. It timed out on me while I was trying to CHECK THE GARAGE?!? It is absurd that a game has this many ongoing server issues over a year since release! I feel bad for the people who recently got it from the PS store for free (or whatever it was, I’m on Xbox so I’m going off what I saw on here). It seems that the GOTY edition and the McRae pack were released and then it’s just been thrown t
  8. Down again, US Xbox One S. I’ve played since the beginning and have seen the improvements that have come with this game, but this is getting to be a joke. I understand that there are more players playing now than before, but DON’T RELEASE IT in such a manner if the servers can’t handle it. Not a good impression being made on the new players...
  9. Playing on Xbox One, USA it’s been really slow loading from the server today, and I’ve gotten connection errors a couple of times. It eventually connects but still takes longer/more tries than it should (in theory).
  10. It’s not so much that, as I think there is inconsistency in the calls. In NZ, and as noted, in Germany, there are a couple of corners listed as “2s” that you hardly have to slow down for. Then, there will be corners marked as “4s” or even higher that you end up flying off the stage. I think the number can very closely correlate to the gear you’re in, but personally, I am struggling to feel as confident with Phil’s calls as I did with the ones in DR1. Both have pros and cons, of course.
  11. I was poking fun at another topic on this forum, where the person mentions they weren’t sure why the game says “to titans” in the stage. I think they were new to the series so an honest mistake, but nonetheless, gave me quite a chuckle. I think, for me, the struggle I have with that corner is I remember it from DR1, and I don’t remember having as much trouble with it. I do think the off-camber, downhill aspect of it is a big part of why I’m struggling. I do feel pretty accomplished when I get the line right, but it’s a struggle at the moment.
  12. DR2.0 is my biggest love/hate relationship right now. Last night, I wanted to do the weekly challenge with up to 2000cc cars in Germany before I missed it. I check my cars, and all of my cars are actually in pristine condition, no damage at all. Load up the first stage and lo and behold, my car magically has bodywork damage even before I start. 😐 okay, no biggie. The tires icon is lit up, showing that rain is the next stage, so I go with the wet tires and begin. Going through the stages, I have 2 of the 8 stages listed as daytime stages. Can we get more true daytime stages, please? The is
  13. Big moment in today’s bonus daily with the new Focus. I cut the 5 left and set myself up a little too wide for the 5 right. I didn’t see the curb until I saw the replay. Held my breath for a moment there! 78EC5315-DC71-43AA-BE82-0EBCB9C8D01F.MOV
  14. I’ve created a new technique in rallying. Lovingly referred to as the Polish Tumbler. It may take some time to master this technique, but a fine example of it is shown below. The Polish sky is also pretty spectacular. 3EA17468-D991-423E-8B18-A1796441F1A8.MOV
  15. Big moment for me on the “Promo” Group A event today in Monaco. Had a snow/ice clearing patch of asphalt right at the braking point and about binned it into the wall. Not sure how I got away with this! Video quality isn’t great as it’s an iPhone recording of an Xbox One S (with gamepad controls). 004144D4-83E4-4B20-BBF2-E01235318780.MOV
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