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  1. CaptainJack

    GRID Autosport - An honest review

    ahaha nothing worth full price, the game worth only if online "survive" after the first year.Next year, summer 2015 we will see if online is still populated... if not, and GA die short like grid2 is just a money waste. Even if it's dying off by then, paying €50 for nearly a year's entertainment isn't worth it to you? Tough crowd. Video games are ridiculous value for money (IMO anyway). Even if you buy them at launch full price. I will get 100+ hours out of GA, which works out to about 35p/hour. Compare that with a DVD (about 150p/hour if you watch x3), going to the movies (about 400p/hour) or a night out on the lash (about 600p/hour). Plus if I wanted to I could sell for 1/3 of its original value after using, which pushes it down to about 20p/hour. Agreed I don't know how many I've put into Autosport thus far but I've been playing it constantly since I got my copy and I know through Origin I've put at least over 300 hours of play into the Mass Effect Trilogy.so if you find a game that's really worth it it's definitely worth doing. At the moment I would say for me Autosport is definetely one of those as I can see myself coming back and playing through career again. But everyone has there own opinion It's as if so many want a written guarantee ? . .there are none for tomorrow so how the hell can anyone get one for one year's time ? I have spent nearly £300 on Warframe but divide that by the hours played and we are talking pennies, it's all relative . . . I'm having great fun in both SP and MP so there will always be a game for me to enjoy. Of course I'd like certain things to be sorted out but the driving is so good I can forgive one hell of a lot . . .and I promised Loore that if he came up trumps with that he'll get no hard time from me. There are definitely some understeer glitches but what a tiny fault, I mean, who the hell makes an issue about something so slight ? Like so many I have been into CM racers since the Toca days and I can tell, from many posts, that the old guard is more than basically happy . . .this driving model is carrying the game forward. OK, we have a glitch in the corrupt saves, but is the impatience at such a level all the toys get thrown out of the pram, meaning we have a lot of petulant little souls here ? ~O)
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    Corrupt Save Files - Fix Incoming!

    Why is everyone avoiding the " backup on a regular basis " question . . . I'm beginning to think I have the wrong idea in doing so as this has nothing to do with the problem so many are suffering . . .  ~O)
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    Corrupt Save Files - Fix Incoming!

    Nah I'm getting corruptions from just playing singleplayer stuff now, which is a shame because I'm like three seasons away from the Grid Masters series and that sweet, sweet 130G... So, the best course of action is to save on a regular basis from: Steam/userdata/36427467/255220 . . .yes ? ~O)
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    GRID Autosport - An honest review

    i'm not so interested in whether it models real world. But IMO it should : i) Provide handling that helps us to have a close racing experience. ii) Provide progressive handling so people can learn more skills over time. iii) Provide a range of cars with different handling characteristics to master. It does all of this IMO. After 20+ hours I am still learning things about the handling that is making me better. And I am still discovering cars (liek the oxbow) that have very different handling characteristics that throw me completely and I have to learn almost from scratch. This is the way it should be. I think this game is a good successor to grid. But there are things to improve. One is the menu system, which is awful. The other is the save game bug. This doesn't affect me as currently I only run custom cup. But it is terrible that this same issue (if not the same cause) has turned up on this CM game. I hope that someone gets a rocket over this, because it really is unnacceptable. I think though that they know this and will do everything to fix asap. But quick fixes are not possible on consoles unfortunately. I hope for the future they implement some sort of backup facility for the save game. I would have thought this would have been done last time ... ? I haven't read the thread but are there actually people saying they think Grid 2's handling is better, I can't believe that after all the complaint G2 got! Personally I don't think there is much difference between the physics of the 3 they are all just on different spectrums of the same foundation. Grid 1 is the middle ground with the cars being extremely floaty/weightless, you needed to brake a little but for the most part you could powerslide the cars around hairpins at insane speeds. Grid 2 obviously was closer to an arcade game with the optimum method with most cars for speed being to drift, however the cars had far more weight to them so you needed more skill/control to do it right. Personally I fell it is the hardest of the 3 to be properly fast at because putting a car exactly where you want and hitting apexes is much much harder to do when you are drifting and your course is set much earlier in the corner. Grid: Autosport takes the best bits from both and is more of a sim, it has the weight of Grid 2 but the more realistic approach of Grid 1 and takes it further and from the 45+ hrs I've played so far completely nullifies drifting/powerslides and makes them slower than driving properly. The graphics complaints are silly, the cockpit view isn't even that bad, you want bad go have a look at the standard cars in GT5/6 and then we'll talk, other than having no mirrors it's perfectly functional. That aside what racing game out now looks better? I would argue that it looks better than Forza 5, sure the cars aren't close but the environments are a pretty big step up when maxed, you've got 3D crowds, volumetric fog, smoke shadows, 3D trees that have defined leaves from a distance, proper smoke and particle clouds rather than the joke stuff in Forza and a full damage system on both cars and environment, really there isn't much to complain about IMO. It might not be a sim but there still isn't a single game which simulates actual racing (not driving) as well as Grid, it's just unfortunate that they pissed so many fans off when they went OTT with their Americanising crap as now they get a constant stream of hate whether warranted or not. For me all of that does a satisfactory job of summing up all that needs summing up . . . of course this is me saying that because I agree with all of these comments. Only in online games do we get the tweezers out and examine every little scrap, it's almost as if a mass neurosis becomes activated, bit like my EX wife looking for every little continuity fault in TV programs. Fortunately the, "Autosport Feedback" thread has all the well thought out, sensible, informed comments for Loore to obtain all the information needed to improve matters . . ~O)
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    GRID Autosport - An honest review

    I feel very fortunate, we are now a few weeks in, a whole heap of bugs have appeared, but I love the game . .bugs and all. I don't need to over think it, don't need to be cynical, don't feel the need to qualify or quantify why I like it, because when I jump in a car and drive it brings a smile to my face . . .and you can't pick the bones out of that one . . . ~O)
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    GRID Autosport - An honest review

    What I expected was Grid 1 in a new look with multiplayer co-op ala co-op championships in the F1 series of games-not a game that has a sha;low gameplay and non-rewarding feel. Its not fun if there is no purpose. A lot of features were stripped from single player also and the cockpit view is a joke in comparison to ANY other game let alone their OWN work from 6 years ago. If they cannot deliver that they may as well close doors. Sorry dude. Hey mark why is it if someone has a different opinion than you its like u try and say there opinion is wrong . BTW your thread should be titled grid autosport my opinion not an honest review. All u do is troll every thread and tell people there wrong or if they happen to agree with you there all right to you, but u obviously like confrontation. Otherwise you would put your tail between your legs and just disappear. Believe us we wouldn't miss your negativity. Have a good day , even tho I'm sure were not finished here. Give the man due credit . . .even my ego isn't big enough to waste all that time typing a review, lol . . Although in my reckoning writing such a review is on a par with the guy who never stops telling us how much he dislikes a particular woman . .any woman I dislike wouldn't get two words wasted on her, lol . . .peace. ~O)
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    GRID Autosport - An honest review

    I mostly agree with your review, and definitely with some ridiculous understeer appearing from nowhere at just the wrong time - got it on the Golf and lola as if I was in a full blown sim. I agree with Flowa and had already decided that if the driving physics were half decent I'd tolerate the mass of other shortcomings. We can say what we say because the team at CM is very much different than the original team for Grid 1, so do not have the same expectations of them . . . You said; "the same people", and that is wrong . . same company, but not same people . . ~O)
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    Corrupt Save Files - Fix Incoming!

    well they can't rush it otherwise the fix won't do what it's been designed  for patience is the key here How much patience are you planning on showing?  The corrupt gave save problems go back to F1 and GRID 2.  I essentially gave up on F1 2012 because of it.  It's absurd. How long is a piece of string ? . . . ~O)
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    Corrupt Save Files - Fix Incoming!

    So far I have no corruption but I have a query ? I keep a regular bckup of my Steam save but is this corruption totally to do with Racenet ? I ask because if it is, and we can't backup any save there, I'll not play the game until the patch comes and hope that, that prevents a corruption happening. Feel free to enlighten me as I'm old and sometimes get somewhat confused . . .thankee, kindly . . ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    I hope Loore likes this thread as much as I do. Virtually every post is well thought out, sensible, and of great value . . . CM has a goldmine here of useable information to create a better game . . . ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    Alt+F4 is your friend in those situations, shuts down the game entirely in about 2s letting you get out immediately and resume later without it saving. In Dirt 2 that invited a possible corrupt saves file . . . ~O)
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    The 'I purchased Autosport' Thread

    at the moment everything seems positive but because only the US guys have access to it for now it's still early days. We have to wait until after the game has gone worldwide  before we can fully judge whether it's a success or failure. I'm leaning towards success at the moment but as I said it's still early days. I'm waiting until official launch on friday but don't imagine Europe isn't already playing the game, I'd imagin there are torrents everywhere It kinda grows on you, lol . . . YEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAA YABBERDABBERDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    There are 5 more garage slots in the Season Pass, but should we have them now - because we haven't - or are they in the unlock queue ? ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    I agree. Not only are the costs of repairs way off of fair, if you buy a new car why should you lose all advancement like the upgrades earned. Put these 2 together and lack of progress in the game makes the effort almost pointless . . .we keep getting our rewards for effort taken away. Sure, charge something reasonable for repairs, but leave upgrades earned in place. There should be a choice; sell car with upgrades for more money (if money is what you need), sell car for less if you want to hang on to your upgrades. . . ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    This ridiculous cost for repairs has to be fixed. I did one race way out the back without hitting anything and was charged 3,000 for repairs. I do races where I race clean, get 8,000 prize money and 12,000 repairs . . .and this is over, and over, and over again. Just been racing with the 2 [GWR] guys, and their reward for usually winning is unbelievable costs. This isn't something to be thought about and fixed sometime down the line, the costs are waaaaaaaaay too high and need to be fixed NOW . . .1 ~O)
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    AUTOSPORT - CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK FOR LOORE and CM

    Best news ever but where has this been confirmed? I guess I missed it somehow..... Not confirmed anywhere to my knowledge, other than one of @Loore’s many generic “we’re looking at everything” comments. Still can’t see it happening. Ah . . you have used a different context, I meant it is already in Loore's lap, not that we are getting it . . . the idea being not to keep repeating what we have already said and had acknowledged. ~O)
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    Camera Angle Feedback

    Both near and far boot cams are too low. They are too low on start and too low on fast. I have a small understanding of the process of how a cam moves according to acceleration and speed and think they need to be raised a few notches. We had a roof mod in Grid 1 but for me that was too high, somewhere between that and where it is now would be perfect . . .as it is I keep rising out of my seat trying to see over the cars, lol . . . ~O)
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    Vote kick being abused

    I agree . . .this is what we kept trying to get back on Grid 1. It's unfortunate that some rage and/or jealous players will abuse the system but overall it's the fairest way to do it, and on balance I choose to believe there are more idiots removed than those on the end of a wrong kick. A good racing game raises the adrenalin and the passion, a fiery mixture to give us helpless humans, so things do get done in the heat of the moment . . ~O)
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    Vote kick being abused

    Same here . . .even if I've seen the guy being a bit ambitious so what, watch some late night TV touring cars racing programs and they are all being a bit ambitious . . .plus I've never had a "herd" mentality . . . more tea ? ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    I thought the "Black" edition included a Mercedes car, and that the pre-order on Steam was the "Black" edition ? 'GRID Autosport' is due out next week, which means there's still time to nab the Black Edition. The Black edition includes the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Black Series Car, 5 Black Edition White Ravenwest Liveries, 20 Extra Black Edition Online Livery Patterns, and 10 New Premium sponsors with objectives. Steam says the Black edition has been installed but the Mercedes in question will cost 230,000 ingame . .so where is the deal in that ? ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    Ah! . . I was a member of GRT (3rd place in leaderboard) until before I could settle in got told by the manager that I had to start contributing points, so left. Am now a manager in [DRT], JustBigLee's Club, and can race without coming last all the time, or any other nonsense . . . it's all down to the mix and you guys are way too fast for me . . Oh, and Dave is a manager so it's a bit like old times, more tea  . . ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    Far boot cam is still too low . . . ~O)
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    They should appear in front of your name when you are driving a car you own. If it's a loaner, the club letters will not be there Oh, I was in one of my cars . . .but no  club thingy, must be a, "now you see it, now you don't", kinda bug . . .cup of tea ? ~O) Edit: just thought, I didn't have the club livery on when I was racing . .although it's a pity the club thingy isn't there all of the time, with loaners and cars owned . .
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    How do you get the [***] club letters to come up before my name online ? I own 5 cars and they all have the club skin on . . . ~O)
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    THE GRID AUTOSPORT INITIAL IMPRESSION THREAD

    Thnx, latency and lag are the only choices, so be it . . I own 5 vehicles and they all have the club skin on but how do I get the [***] to be before my name when online ?
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