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  1. austinb

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    A lot of mistakes in this review, I take it they have no quality assurance policy. -   Consistant mixing up of: stages, legs, races, courses. “By the time you start the final race in a stage,”   - What?? -    “…the combined time ‘cost’ of those repairs cannot exceed 30 seconds…”  -  That’s a ninja mechanic. -    “Jamsa in Finland’s snowy funnels”  -  Erm… does Finland have snow now?! -    “…tarmac hill-climbs in soggy Wales,”  -   I think someone googled the wrong pikes peak…
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I hope they weren't crossed too hard so you're able to use them on that early access code of yours ;)
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    That MX-5 doesn't stand a chance against the Porsches, does look good in rally trim though
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    To the Americans in here saying how crap it is that they are neglected from the world of rallying: Firstly the main issue with it being based mainly in Europe is cost. Everyone is tight nowadays and people cant just travel the world all the time (even manufacture backed teams arent fond.) The simple fact is that the majority of fans are in europe. I do appreciate that you have a lot of passionate people and some great stages, but these are the main reasons. WRC is trying to keep itself international with arg, mex, aus, and now china! And although you may feel that its still miles away (and it is) Rally Mexico is at the moment the North American rally. And tbh i think a rally in the US would struggle to match the spectator numbers that you find in rally Mexico. Simply, more people in Mexico care about having a WRC event than I believe would in the US. So i dont think really that its america getting neglected by international rallying, Its more that Rally America deserves a bigger spotlight within its own country.   And that is a sad reality that i wish for your sakes would change, just like i wish rallying was as popular as it has been in the past here in England. 
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Having said that tbtstt, is it not plausible that the same car has the potential to be reconfigured to a higher power output (depending of course on how the power was restricted from its potential) ie did it have a completely different engine for BRX? would it have same engine but many different components? or is it the same but with a simple air restrictor which could be easily removed to return it to bonkers spec? 
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Lucky! I live in Essex so theres lots of people who think their production scoobies are rally cars, but not much rallying past that
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Is it a stage rally spec car or a car built for a different discipline? I ask this because you say that "[It could be] prep for a new game entirely" so is it perhaps a different discipline of off-road competition car that doesnt necessarily fit into the current game? And are you saying they live near you too then? if so where do you live?  (County, Town, Postcode, Road, Number, and is there a comfortable looking bush opposite?) ;)
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    G29 for PC or PS4, still in the sale here for £160 http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/computer-accessories/game-controllers-and-joysticks/logitech-driving-force-g29-racing-wheel-black-10135572-pdt.html
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Oh right, myth busted then. Whats wrong with my body? :(
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Underkex said: Back then it wasn't as difficult as today. V-Rally 1 and 2, Colin Mcrae Rally 1 and 2.., all they have perfect liveries without any WRC license. Perhaps all started when the official WRC games appeared on the PS2.Actually CMR 1,2 & 3 did all had the official wrc license. That explains the loss of such world rally team liveries in the following games.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I do think putting the 207 and similar in rally cross was a good move for the game's sake though, theres plenty of rally classes, but the rally cross part of the game was very limited, so having a grassroots class and a national level class (kinda) before getting the wrx cars makes the rally cross content much more authentic (and easier to learn)
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I 100% agree but now is a time for celebration and rejoice! anything else can wait till tomorrow. EDIT: @KickUp did the band have permission to upload this content so early?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    WOW So suprised by Loeb's 208! And yay! I got the other mcrae liveries right! (escort and rs500)  Edit: rallyx mini looks like fun!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I was guessing it was a screenshot from a lower quality graphics setting?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    They said they might be able to get it out for today, they didnt confirm they would.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    To be fair i think its likely we will be gossiping about dlc before dirt 2 but i get your point there
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    This is again a problem specific to rally games. Circuit racing games can just constantly build upon the same list of tracks, because people dont "get bored" of them, because if you did get bored of tracks then you wouldnt like circuit racing full stop because its constant repetition. Where as rally games are are expected to have new stages to keep them fresh. personally im happy to have old stages aswell provided there are an equal number of new stages 
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    What if it is a 5 about 4? ;) Shortarse alert.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    It be a question of how far can you get instead of how fast you can get up.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Citroen 2CV Sahara from CMR 04, wait, citroen, damn :(
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    And eventually you will find yourself in one of those trees, going 0mph. And at that point you will feel a lot better knowing that you lost to what looks like a huge solid pine tree, as opposed to letting some flat tree coloured piece of cardboard ruin your day :) 
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Yes but do they offer the same performance and quality that dirt rally does?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    function9 said: I still hope because of the success they rethink/reconsider DLC. A couple/few more years of maybe quarterly DLC releases with some fixes/tweaks along the way (like a new physics revision). From a lowly player's perspective a couple "issues" that come to mind with the current engine are: stage lengths and replay system. Would moving onto a new DR title with a new[er] engine guarantee they would change the current replay system and give us a proper one with small demo/replay files that can be saved and viewed at any time? Would it guarantee full stages like Ouninpohja in it's entirety be in the game, and even if they had the ability would they do it? If the answer to those questions is "abso-friggin-lutely!" Then sweet, a new title and engine it is. But, if it's "a possibility", or "maybe", or "we're not 100% sure", then please, please stick to the current game and add more content/features to it. Personally I doubt stages as long as Ouninpohja in the current quality we have will be around for a long time yet, theres just so much in a stage that length. When you consider how much circuit games struggle with making the Nordschleife, and then compare the lengths, Ouninpohja becomes one huge task to get into a game at the current quality. Bear in mind that the stage lengths we have already are a huge improvment on most games of recent years. 
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    versedi said: I see guys that we can agree onto one thing here - it's time that Ogier's replaced or at least have a strong competitor. I don't say that Latvala isn't - I really like that driver and I don't think he deserved that punishment with excluding from next WRC event - it's too harsh. It's obvious it was total adreanline and even if he seen that he hit a spect - well it's spect's problem. That was really stupid place to stand. He's one of the three that I currently like besides of my favorite that's obvious - Latvala, Meeke, Paddon - I think they've something that rally driver needs to have. P.S. I don't know why but from some time I've a feeling that Ogier's car seems to be better in accelartion than any other's car. Unfortunately, as with normal road use, if you come off of the road and hit someone with your car, you must stop. I do beleive he genuinely had no idea though, but understandably it simply has to be enforced.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Nice write up, but I still have a question about that will PM you to avoid wandering off topic.
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