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  1. bn880

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    There's no need for this discussion to degenerate guys.
  2. bn880

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    My2c: There just needs to be a little bit of balance with promoting the already famous (mostly 2nd/3rd grade drivers) and the really skilled first grade drivers who may not be as popular on YT. The first is obvious, to spread viewership of the game to a larger audience. The second however is to stay true to what the game is about and what the sport is about, and that is skill and technology. So there are two sides to the story in a sensible world, because while CM needs to promote its product, it can't just be at the mercy of Google's algorithms and pumping out only goofy personalized material. Having said that, hard to promote a video that has a low bit-rate, too many turned off graphics options, any bad language , etc etc. Either way, PJ has shared a few WR's recently, so not complaining.
  3. More less yes I agree. I think DR2 has a few of these things with hard/low suspension, but it's not extremely apparent, it just degrades the suspension faster I believe. Meanwhile a lot of the huge jumps should do serious damage to the classic cars on landing IMHO. Definitely no problems with overheating brakes in DR, no issues with abusing/over revving the engine, etc as you mention. I do hope these things are improved. (and please give us engine coolant temperature readouts 😛 )
  4. Disagree, you're not grasping the market and people. I love driving and handling, realism to the max including damage, broken steering, suspension bits, leaking coolant etc. But the game would be pretty ***** if it only had sandbox mode and a timer. The sim part is a foundation for the game, the actual game becomes the campaign, online components incl TT, customizations, achievements etc etc. You're looking at this from a very limited user perspective.
  5. Exactly, you still need to have stuff to DO , and that's the Game aspect that needs to exist and be fleshed out to make even the best simulation fun to use. On the features: Hopefully yeah; there are a lot of very common requests in here (like tyre deg and management just as a small example) , and a few really good contributions on what is missing or can be improved on the physics side.
  6. I think this is an interesting point for developers. I have a similar story, not about VR, but I stopped playing WRC9 almost immediately because they don't offer a narrow enough (realistic) FOV, at least on a super ultrawide monitor. Complete deal breaker to me, and they don't even have a support forum so, hear no evil see no evil for them. Point is sometimes stuff that seems small, blocks certain people from using the product. (not that VR is that small 😄 )
  7. bn880

    Can't Edit Controls

    Are you saying you CAN assign your controls, and that next time they are reset, and you need to assign them again?
  8. Sure, I agree that the physics/handling/realism is top priority to me as well. I think that quite honestly most dedicated DR2 players (and possibly most overall) want the next version to be as realistic as possible, with some options to back things off to their liking. (so for example ability to use a gearbox without a clutch, or use sequential in a car that had manual h box, or to be able to use low DOR, keyboard, etc etc etc) I have no doubt that this time they have the ability to flesh out a lot of the features we had in DR2.0. And definitely hope they listen to at least the majority of the points made in this thread and prioritize it somehow.
  9. I was with you until you said this bit. It's discounting the importance of gameplay and also thousands of players and that's not really kosher. The fact is that it needs to be a sim but also needs a lot of feature improvements and fixes. The first post in this topic has the list of features people have requested/suggested and if they ignore 99% of that and hit only physics, well, that's going to lead to very poor reception and client dis-satisfaction.
  10. Ehhh, I doubt Micky or the like would be slower on a properly set up Fanatec 2.5 CSW. As long as they get used to it. True that the wheel has more weight, but at those low DOR and with the proper drift mode setting it doesn't matter. But sure, it won't make them faster in DR. Edit: When I try I am floating around ~P6-8 versus the very fastest boys; and I am quite sure it's not because I use a Fanatec, I can see my mistakes, and I use a higher DOR.
  11. bn880

    EA and DiRT Rally - What do we think will happen?

    Correct, if they're smart they'll keep things mostly as is and only try to help with some injection of funds to expand features/team. However; what happens with investors often is that they want a specific growth rate year over year from every venture. (or bi yearly) This, if it happens, could start to trigger counter productive changes. I am quite sure DR3 will be fine. I am more concerned for down the road.
  12. To sum up my thoughts: You can use a G29 wheel, or some decent belt , or even DD wheel to be fast (won't change your pace that much either way). But you should try to get a loadcell brake pedal. It's possible to be fast without it, but a properly set up loadcell just makes you more consistent especially before you have completely hammered a stage to memory.
  13. 25.12.2020: Version 1.7 is out. New: Support added for DR 2.0 Ford Fiesta R5 MKII Support added for DR 2.0 Peugeot 206 Rally Support added for DR 2.0 Subaru Impreza S4 Rally Support added for DR 2.0 Subaru Impreza (2001) Support added for DR 2.0 Seat Ibiza Kitcar Support added for DR 2.0 Volkswagen Golf Kitcar That should be all the vehicles and stages/tracks in DR2.0 to date. Merry Christmas/Happy Festivus
  14. bn880

    Dear EA...

    Technically in DR2 it seems cars often right themselves when they shouldn't already 🙂 I personally think stuff like this will actually be improved for next project 👍 EA or not.
  15. Wouldn't that be lovely! Hopefully DR3 will at least have some pacenote editor. But to prevent hammering it would be hard, one solution is to release special stages just for the competition, not cheap. And I think dynamic stage generation (ala MyStage) has been said as not in the works for next Rally game.