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  1. 1 hour ago, bn880 said:

    IKR!   Usually (not always) this is a top down driven meeting, so someone at CEO/CTO level will be making this call.  Just FYI. (I've been in such meetings at another company where 70% of the participants can be baffled but see the short term financial aim, the other 30% are yes men[or women] hired to agree).

    +10000 to this. Some times those guys don't care about the product, they just want to see the numbers going up. Some of them will be there just for a few years, so... Make as much money as you can, and then... It's not my problem if customers are unhappy. To make great products all up the chain must be aware of what they want to achieve as a group. 

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  2. 2 minutes ago, JackKey said:

    I don't see how making the Career Always Online results in protecting cheaters from uploading fake times?

    Maybe the have better cheat-protection this time, but that would have nothing to do having the Career always online.

    It's always the same story. Tones of DRM, protections, servers, internet, etc, and then there is a random guy who can easily find a work around these things. Then they will say the game is not selling well because they maybe didn't enough promotion or people is not interested in rally.

    It will be funny to see how long it takes for the first 1 second stage to happen.

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  3. 7 minutes ago, F2CMaDMaXX said:

    No, this really is about the person with a console in 2019 not having an internet connection and not realising they're not going to have access to everything in the game without one.

    Plenty of the game is available without a net connection, you're pretty blind to expect a 2019 game not to want some kind of net connection for at least part of it these days.

    All games in gog.com don't force you to have a connection. But maybe that's an edge case because that the company philoshy. But think a out Project Cars, Dirt Rally, Dirt 4, etc. If you want to use specific o line modes then you need a connection, those were you play with more people. But a career mode with online requirement breaks the game. Again I add the NBA 2K example, were you can not even see career videos if you don't have a connection. 

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  4. 14 minutes ago, teknoid85 said:

    do usb-tethering:   i don't really think it will waste very much of your dataplan

    Maybe Windows 10 decides to auto update and the data plan is gone.

    I can not really see a reason for the Internet requirement. If it's to verify times, then generate a token after each career event, send it to the server and if the connection can not be stablished store it to send it later or just don't save it remotely. 

    For me the problem is that you depend on Codemasters maintening their server in the future to play that part of the game. 

    It's fine for some people to think we have great connections. But depending on the country or area that's not true. Also some people travels and maybe they don't have an Internet connection during the weekend. 

    Probably must people can connect to the Internet somehow if they need to. But why are the adding that level of frustration if you don't have a connection? I never play online because I just want to play for 45 minutes or an hour and then do something else.

    And yes it's cool saying, then don't buy the game, do tethering, etc, but they should think about their customers a bit more. 

    And because this thread is about gossip maybe the Internet requirement is to find the next Colin and offer that person a WRC. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, Rallycameraman said:

    That’s no excuses for swearing. It’s just a game after all. It’s not a matter of life or death. 

    I don't think he was disrespectful and I don't think it was about her. He just got annoyed about the fact of the no offline career.

    These things need to be clear before launch so people can be mindful about what they are buying. As you said its a game, but costs money.

    But anyway, I hope at least people will enjoy it besides these mistakes (which I hope they fix after our feedback).

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  6. 2 minutes ago, Rallycameraman said:

    No need to be swearing at our community manager Mr I only joined yesterday. 

    We all love @xtinamcgrath and I agree we should always be respectful. She just do her job, but at the end of the day if the face of Codemasters. 

  7. 4 minutes ago, ChristinaMc said:

    Hey folks, an answer on Career Mode - you do need to be online for the My Team campaign. There are a few different reasons why, but the main one is so your results can be verified by the server. Essentially, it's to ensure that we don't have any hacking/cheating shenanigans. Hope that helps clarify things!


    If in a couple of years you shut down the severs there is no option to play My Team. This is looking like NBA 2k17+. Please add payments with real money so we can improve the cars a bit more or get a new haircut for the driver.

    As a programmer it must be super annoying having to code all those things when you just want people to enjoy the game. Who makes these decisions?

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  8. 3 hours ago, Freddygore said:

    Did you have an answer ? Thanks


    I don't expect an answer to be honest. We will be able to ask someone without a free copy tomorrow, so honest opinions will be landing. 

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  9. 26 minutes ago, carpa said:

    I hope it's not like GT Sport, I mean why would you need to be online to save single player progress? In every other Codemasters game there's no need for an Internet connection to save career... 

    Yes I have a rubbish connection, in case you were wondering. There's a reason I always buy physical copies

    With Dirt 4 I bought the Day one edition because of that. And I still had to download 26gb to be able to play for the first time. 

  10. 28 minutes ago, tbtstt said:

    Didn't you agree the DLC pricing options during your three years of beta testing? Missed opportunity there. 

    Just "Brum, brum!" (tm). If I would have a chance to make any business decission the strategy would be really different. 

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  11. 54 minutes ago, RodgerDavies said:

    I'm really hoping that we can get, before launch, some info about the DLC:

    a) how will it integrate into the main career mode and multiplayer modes of the game? Will it be used in Career but not Historic Championships (which makes sense) and how will a server work when rotating through a stage list and not all content is owned by all players.
    b) what are the prices for individual pieces of content and/or individual season passes. I'd much prefer to buy each Season Pass as it comes out, rather than two together at the start, but would ideally like to know the price first.



    I think Codemasters confirmed that the information will be available after launch. I'm waiting to for all that to be confirmed, priced and explained. So a bit of patience worth it, you will for sure buy it at a fair price too. I think they are pushing the hype as much as they can so more people pay full price blindness, hence the lack of information. 

    I really hope they have not turn the game into pay-to-win (pay-to-play-online in this case). 

  12. 17 minutes ago, tbtstt said:

    Ha, you'll need to bargain with Polyphony to make that happen!

    As already said in the posts above I think our expectations have to reflect the fact that Codemasters is a relatively small studio when compared to some to others producing racing games. 

    There has always been a huge shopping list of extra content that we wanted, DR2.0 looks to be getting more post-release than any other CM title thus far, so that definitely seems like a step forward. 

    You said yesterday that you have been playing the beta for three years @CodingRacer, is there no difficulty selection in the beta?

    Some options were disabled like the terrain deformation and new cars. My testing was mainly about the new countries (Germany, Montecarlo and Sweden). I'm glad to know the slider is finally making it into the game.

    When is the DLC 2 going to be announced. I'm planning to buy the game by summer. 


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  13. Question. How does the difficulty level work? It would be nice having a slider from 0 to 120 or something like Project Cars. It feels great adapting the rivals to you and progressing bit by bit. 

  14. Yay! I have been testing the new DLC content for the last 3 years, I can confirm that the stages feel great. During the beta there was a bug in one of the German stages, where the voice says "1 left, 1 left" when it should be "1 right, 1right" at the beginning of the stage if the Spanish co-driver is selected. I hope they have had time to fix it will all the new developments.

    Also thanks Codemasters for releasing the DLC so quickly. It almost feels like you could have included it with the base game, I love how you tease as all, even for a few days. 

    Any chance of realising a DLC with the music from Dirt Rally 1?

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  15. For me de problem are how they plan the DLCs. Fair enough they are a business and they want as much money as they can get from people playing their games, but selling a game with little content and teasing with extra content that they could include in the base game feels like cheating.

    I don't like the DLC stuff but if you are going to do it add value to the client, don't just steal money. There are games like Frostpunk were they support the game for a year or more with free DLCs, they truly support their game. For me that's saying, thanks customer, we want you with us. The other way around is more like saying, we want your money.

    At the end of the day they should want as many people as possible playing their game, so people can find someone when you join an online rally. And from there in a year's time offer an expansion, 6 more rallies or whatever but not 3 months later.

    And of course always telling the customer what they are going to get in advance, as if I'm paying money I know what I'm going to get.

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  16. 2 minutes ago, UP100 said:

    Here are all of your posts from the previous forum I believe: https://forums.codemasters.com/profile/48623-codingracer/?do=content&type=forums_topic

    If something is missing you could google it (like: "codemasters forum " + the thread name). Some threads appear as hidden, but finding them like that and replying to them will fix it. If you seriously believe your stuff is gone, you should contact the one and only forum administrator. This is the way I avoid tagging people I guess.


  17. Evilsmurf said:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: 64bit versions of Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
      • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or Intel Core i5 8600K
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: AMD RX Vega 56 or NVIDIA GTX 1070
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 50 GB available space
      • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible soundcard
    Why is a NASA computer recommended? Graphics looks kind of similar to Dirt 4, plus it runs on consoles? Is this a port? Dirt Rally was awesome because it was a PC game in first place.

    That's not a NASA computer. My pc is 3+ years old and meets all that beside CPU.
    Those CPU were launched on Q4 2017 and Q1 2018. I know most people have great machines, but I'm just curious if a lower spec computer will run it fine too.