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  1. dwkGravey

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    I have a small request for DR2.0: could we get a confirmation prompt when the player selects "Retire From Event"? Because sometimes the player might have clawed his way from 18th up to 2nd and with one stage left accidentally presses the wrong option.
  2. dwkGravey

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    I know it's repeated over and over, but: not really. They drove the road on recce. They drove it on second recce. The gravel crew drove it. They drove it on the morning loop and on the afternoon loop. They watched video footage all night. They drove it last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. How did we get "iconic" stages in the first place?Conditions can change dramatically, and DR2.0's surface degradation will hopefully contribute to that significantly, in addition to weather, time of day, "unexpected moments", etc (bring back DR's random rocks!). Also, I feel it's necessary to point this out:"We want more stage km's!" CM develop procedural generation tech "We want handcrafted stages!" CM go back to making handcrafted stages "We want more stage km's!"It's a wonder they bother at all. Its quite possible to have both handcrafted stages, and more unique kilometers. I think, and so do others that In 2018 a big rally game should have more than 12 stages at launch. Im not slating codemasters and im not arguing that it's not an issue of resources. I'm saying there really should be more Km's. Edit: If Codemasters commit to further DLC and we end up with 12/13 rally events then all is forgiven. I just have a feeling that after season 2 we won't get any more rallies. The other thing I foresee is, if CM ported DR's stages to DR2.0, 'easily' doubling the number of stages and bringing back some classics, a lot of people would flip out about it. It would be even worse if CM charged for it. They would complain that CM is recycling content, cash grab, lazy, etc (these are probably the same people who happily pay for Spa and Monza over and over every year with each F1 game). Like you say, it's an issue of resources. CM has a level of quality they're happy with, and a budget and a timeline, and 12 stages (and a few RX circuits!) seems to be what fits. They could always charge more for the game!
  3. dwkGravey

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  4. dwkGravey

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    I know it's repeated over and over, but: not really. They drove the road on recce. They drove it on second recce. The gravel crew drove it. They drove it on the morning loop and on the afternoon loop. They watched video footage all night. They drove it last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. How did we get "iconic" stages in the first place?Conditions can change dramatically, and DR2.0's surface degradation will hopefully contribute to that significantly, in addition to weather, time of day, "unexpected moments", etc (bring back DR's random rocks!). Also, I feel it's necessary to point this out:"We want more stage km's!" CM develop procedural generation tech "We want handcrafted stages!" CM go back to making handcrafted stages "We want more stage km's!"It's a wonder they bother at all.
  5. dwkGravey

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    If there's not an achievement for totaling the Aston called "Shaken not stirred", I will be very disappointed. ;)
  6. dwkGravey

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    Come on Codies! Can't wait to see the final list! You are outdoing yourselves! :) They're there, just a little subtle for whatever reason. You can see them in the above video from 11:07-11:30.
  7. dwkGravey

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    I love these loading screens! Just beautiful. Whole UI looks great from what I’ve seen, natural refinement of DR1/D4. 
  8. dwkGravey

    DiRTy Gossip

    FlatOut 3 and onwards weren't made by Bugbear and are best avoided, forgotten really. Wreckfest was my GOTY for 2018. It's a bit more toned down than FlatOut, in that you can have what feels like a realistic Finnish folk race on authentic-looking dirt tracks (no smashing through shopping malls), and you can even play it in cockpit cam with a wheel. And on the flip side, the game also lets you race on a lawnmower against 23 combine harvesters. Like I said, GOTY.
  9. dwkGravey

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    I will not stand by while FlatOut 2 is disparaged. That game is a classic. I just re-played FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage last year. 
  10. dwkGravey

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    And how does developing a new engine, from scratch, while cutting off a revenue stream, supposed to make sense...
  11. dwkGravey

    DiRTy Gossip

    To deliver the most authentic World RX experience to the fans, post-launch seasonal updates to DiRT Rally 2.0 will see the removal of the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, and 2018 FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristofferson’s PSRX Volkswagen Polo R Supercar.
  12. dwkGravey

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    Good spot. How did we miss that before?  I bet @ChristinaMc edited the text afterwards just to mess with us ;-)  actually it's from beginning, i remember reading it the day after the trailer came out.. When thinking about I remember it as it actually said Michigan in that blog? I'm not completely sure though, might be wrong.  Could have been written by habit and then later corrected to New England?  I remember it said New England, because I read the sentence as “and England provides the perfect autumnal backdrop for Colin McRae’s SUBARU Impreza 1995”, and thought that makes sense, a Prodrive Subaru would be at home in England.  Not realizing that a) it said New England, and b) England isn’t even a rally location. 
  13. dwkGravey

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    Any chance of any games on the Mad Box? Or more succinctly, any chance for the Mad Box at all...
  14. dwkGravey

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    And here I'm just wondering, has the driver always been right-foot braking in the Dirt games and I just haven't noticed, or is that particular to the Porsche?
  15. dwkGravey

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    To be fair, they rightfully stopped listening to that guy after Dirt 2. ;)
  16. dwkGravey

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    Mate I think you have some kind of problem. We could call it Helicopterofilia...  Not to be confused with Hellaphilia, which is an obsession with rally car light pods I didn't realize there was a name for my condition! Now I know what to tell my wife when I finally break down and start drilling holes in the hood of our car.
  17. dwkGravey

    DiRTy Gossip

    Hey Codies, Canada has gravel and snow rallies and the tarmac Targa Newfoundland rally. If you need some variety for North American events. ;)
  18. dwkGravey

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    I was looking for one but couldn't find a picture that showed the crew as squeezed together as in the 205.How's this for small and ridiculous (of a different nature)!
  19. dwkGravey

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    Since when was small and ridiculous looking a mark against a rally car? (I think the Yaris is the best looking of the current WRC games—like someone crossed a hatchback with a spaceship.)
  20. dwkGravey

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    That’s not the Polish flag  :#               
  21. dwkGravey

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  22. dwkGravey

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    I'd welcome the return of the editor, and wouldn't mind if it was more powerful and/or had more patterns. Sometimes I'd get a livery to look great on a hatchback but it wouldn't look so hot on a sedan.That said, D4's editor can be used to pretty good effect if you're clever enough. The number of recognizable liveries here still impresses me:https://twitter.com/Northlander74/status/919482145734832128
  23. dwkGravey

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    Dangerous Driving, an arcade racer from some former Burnout devs, comes out in February. The driving in their Danger Zone 2 was promising, not 100% there, but I’m looking forward to DD.  I still play Paradise, and would buy a remastered-for-PC Takedown in an instant.  Theres a nice renaissance of zero-G racers right now, but not enough arcade car racing games. Distance is more of a stunts score-chaser, and Racing Apex isn’t out yet. That’s all I can think of. 
  24. dwkGravey

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    I like Dirt 4. Mind you I spend most of my time in the R4 WRX and the 205 GTI. And all the team management stuff has its hooks in me deep. Can't wait to see what DR2 does with that part of the game (honestly I'd be satisfied if it was identical—maybe a better presentation of the perks and some more livery choices).
  25. dwkGravey

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    FTFmyPTSD. Also, is it too late to record another set of pace notes with Phil Mills, where he's reading the notes while trying to eat a Cadbury Flake without making a big mess in the car? Look I'm just saying I'm not buying the game if that isn't in it (I'll accept it as a day one patch) Edit: And congrats, @SirPhilMcKraken !
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