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  1. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    I believe the C3 R5 falls into this category too, seeing as they recorded them both together.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - RaceNet Connectivity Issues - Update

    Connectivity issues are one thing, the question as to the requirement to be permanently online just to be able to play a single player career mode is quite another. It makes me concerned about the ability to use DLC content (stages) with the various single player modes too, so I'd like some sort of confirmation on where these will or won't be available to use in game please.
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    Remove Always Online for the Career!

    @SirPhilMcKraken I respect you a lot and agree with the majority of your posts but I see differently to you here. Codemasters chose to allow 4 days early access (a decision I really don't like) for customers who paid more, so having a system that hasn't been robust enough to cope with these users for this short time isn't fulfilling their end of that deal. It's not fair to say "well, it was available for some time within those 4 days" because it wasn't advertised that you would be subject to Racenet's availability. For the wider issue of Racenet in general, I know it was also used in DR1 but IIRC it held on to times and didn't post until you had a connection in career mode. Even if that was subject to cheating, allowing people to play the game is more important than the validity of leaderboards that can always be reset. It does feel like this is another point which Codemasters have purposely avoided showing to people or mentioning up front. There has been no stream or no screenshots showing off the career mode and virtually no mention of it, let alone mention of this piece of information that if you're not connected you stand to lose all progress. And it makes me think "there's a reason this wasn't shown" and that is purposeful obfuscation of the situation (this also makes me a bit worried about DLC integration with career mode and I would like to see a confirmation that DLC locations will be integrated). Now I hope people have some perspective and give them to time to sort it out but I can completely sympathise with those who are affected by this, either short- or long-term. By all accounts, there's a superb game to be enjoyed here and I hope as many people are able to join us in that as possible.
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    I'm DONE!! ...already. Rally 2.0

    Guys, I think this is a trolling thread, maybe let this one slide. OP, if that is your opinion, then a bit less hyperbole may make people take it more seriously. For the record, I'd love to see other co-drivers being added in future, I really liked the choice in D4 even if the notes were a little stale. And I'd love to try with a Finnish co-driver.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Interestingly, it looks like the AI get their name on the side of some of the fictional liveries too. Which means they are associated with specific cars/liveries (it's just not shown anywhere in the UI).
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    Remove Always Online for the Career!

    Not a fan of the insult flinging but +1 to this main request. Hope you can find a way to handle this as it was in DR1 for career mode.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Add me to the list of people who will be really disappointed by a necessity to be online just to play Rally Career and RX Career. It does seem to be unnecessarily limiting for what should be an offline mode. I understand needing one to participate in dailies and weeklies and whatnot, but just to access the 'career' mode?
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Yep, looking good - I guess gravel uses the same tyres for both then? But looks positive with Sweden and Monte on the horizon. I just hope the AI can cope with the choices (and make the occasional mistake) too.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    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. Thanks!
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    @RobRoy89 Thing is, you’d have been happy if Sweden from DR1 was included in DR2 base launch and, say, Argentina was in the DLC instead? To me it’s the same end result.
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    Paid DLC pricing

    Normal and deluxe difference is GBP20, so guessing maybe 15 each too. But would be good to know.
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    Paid DLC pricing

    I'm also waiting for the season pack pricing (PC, UK) ideally please. Regarding support, they've asked for people's input on what they'd like to see (hot seat mode please!), so I imagine they will be weighing up these suggestions and deciding on what to work on next, but I don't believe there are many specifics yet. It's also been confirmed that multiplayer 'clubs' should also arrive shortly after release and obviously VR in summer. I expect support in terms of bug fixes for the length of time DLC is produced though.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    What policy don't you support? Remember that the budget for creating whatever content, and for supporting the game post-launch, is defined by predicted sales. That includes sales at full price, sales at reduced prices and sales of DLC content. By saying "I don't support DLC", that's fine, but in that case which content don't you want to be there? Or what would you rather was DLC instead of the base game? Or would you rather they didn't support and patch the game after its launch (which you also seem to not want)? Does the game look perfect? No, you've some valid criticism. Is the game a step forward in many areas? Yes, to me it seems to be and that includes the provision of support and DLC. I'm not going to get every bit of possible value from it as there are some classes of car I won't use and I suspect the RX content will mainly be clutter for me, but for the price of a couple of meals out I can get a game that's a step forward from one of my favourite games of recent years, with ongoing support and content I can enjoy for a minimum of 6 months and hopefully longer.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Review Thread

    Problem is that people rely on these. There are plenty of valid criticisms of the game, so getting obvious details wrong and then basing a review of the game on them is ridiculous. I've left some comments on there and, all credit, they've promised to pass them to the reviewer.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Review Thread

    What on earth is the Game Reactor one on about? https://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/733883/Dirt+Rally+20/ "The United States, Poland, and New Zealand are the new countries that have been added to this sequel ... This has to do with Codemasters being smart by recycling material from Dirt 4, which is noticeable. Most of the new stages are taken directly from Dirt 4 with somewhat redesigned graphics, which feels disappointing." "Codemasters has some problems with finding the same type of variation and flow compared to real-world stages in WRC. Compared to the reality-based stages in WRC 7 it's easy to tell the difference. Codemasters new content in Dirt Rally 2.0 is not even close to the real-life versions that Kylotonn Games so carefully re-created" "For example, we feel that the New Zealand and US stages in Dirt Rally 2.0 are far too slow in terms of sense of speed, this due to the narrowness and the sheer amount of hard corners they feature." "One of the talking points in the marketing of this game has been the dynamic real-time weather and the fact that the routes change while driving on them" --- 6 paragraphs and they're all completely factually inaccurate.
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    Which rallies need more stages ?

    My personal hope is to see the remaining 3 DR1 locations, then maybe 1 or 2 new ones with the current number of stages. Then, DR3 launches in a few years with new stages for several of those, with the others added as DLC afterwards. Thinking long term 😛
  17. So this isn’t one for the #noVRnobuy or #noBDGnobuy crowd and it’s not one for the ‘already ordered’ people, but for anyone else on the fence about pre-ordering, I’m wondering if there’s certain information that you’re looking for with 50 days before 'early access' commences? To be honest, I’m hoping that at some point @ChristinaMc can sort out a Q&A thread or stream for answering some of the more specific details, but understand everyone is probably rushing to meet the deadlines so that’s probably not feasible at this point, so I thought I’d list some of the key info I’m looking for to make up my mind about whether to order before or after launch and, if before, which version. So here's my list, I'd be very interested to hear yours. Stages - how many ‘long stages’ per location, approximately how many kilometres of rally stage are there in total and the location of the Australian and American stages. Car list - will come during Jan. Hoping to see the Stratos restored to the correct class ;) DLC structure - will come during Jan. Career mode - ideally a walkthrough or proper Q&A on this. It sounds more like DR’s than D4’s, which would be great (I thought it was much better) but I’d like to know how it will work. Rally structure - how itineraries and stages will be showcased. How will multi class work (if there are 150 settings in road degradation, I assume we must have some events with at least 5 categories)? Can we see the list of stages before the event, along with times of day? Will they be split into more realistic 'loops' of repeated stages rather than seemingly drawn at random? ‘Hardcore’ mode - curious to see how this damage model works and what size knock we’re talking about. Are we finally past the days of a 13 second penalty for rolling into a tree? In DR1, a mistake on the last stage at Monte Carlo could cost you and points from the event, whereas a mistake at Wales would cost you 30 seconds and potentially a place or two. AI - I know this one is unlikely, but I’d like to know how AI are generated per level for custom events or in championships. Will it be easy to win at lower levels, as per D4 or a fight, like DR? Physics - I’m sated re: RWD physics and sold on the Poland R5 stream (less so about tarmac, but that’s not much content at launch), but I’m intrigued to see some more about the difference between hard and soft, new and worn out tyres and back to back comparison of the stages in different levels of ‘wear’. 'Wrong' answers (ones I don't like) won't necessarily stop me from ordering, but I would like to know the answers to above before making an informed decision. Things like multiplayer, FFB and wheel support won't really affect me (I'm assuming the G29 will be covered), but I expect plenty will justifiably be waiting for more information on those before committing, so I'm wondering if you have any personal things you're looking out for or information you 'need' to know before taking the next step? No ire towards Codemasters or people who have different opinions to you please, I'm just interested in the info that is important to some users here.
  18. I disagree with that - if you're not into the RX content, just get Season 1 (although I think there'll be a small smattering of rally in DLC2). Three locations, ~70km of stages. Or if you don't want the locations, just get the cars you want. Then if there's a DLC3 you can decide if you want to buy that one.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Really hope we can finally see some screens/footage of the ‘my team’ section today
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    If you were to add one DR1 venue as DR2 DLC...

    I don't see what difference that makes to the poll. Although I think the poll is a bit useless now, seeing how we're already getting three!
  21. Please no discussion on whether DR1's locations should or should not be ported over, I'm just looking to see which one would win. Assume they're all upgraded to DR2 standards, but no other special criteria apply (e.g. no variable ice levels at Monte, no additional Mosel stages for Germany). Now I guess there will be two or four venues in the works and, although we don't know if they'd all be upgraded DR1 venues, if they were I'm just curious as to which ones people would prioritise. I genuinely struggle to choose between them, as each of them has something that the DR2 set doesn't or are really iconic. My answer to the question would probably change from day to day, but whilst I'm typing this, it's: Finland - I never enjoyed this in DR1 because of the floaty physics so would love to give it a proper go in DR2. It's probably adds least in terms of complementary style to DR2, but hey, it's my answer and I thought it looked incredible (autumn or summer) and would like to enjoy it as it should be enjoyed. Sweden - This one was enjoyable in DR1 but would love to see it updated and, of course, introducing proper snow stages to DR2. Germany - Less of an iconic event maybe, but I don't think Spain represents tarmac rallying as well as Germany does. Panzerplatte may not be my ideal choice, but the junctions and less polished surface are much closer and there's not enough tarmac focus in DR2 for my liking. Monte Carlo - I've just spent three days at the Monte and its obviously completely iconic. I thought the graphics and the ice effects were superb in DR1, but with no upgrades it lacks a bit of the unpredictability that makes the real event so special. Greece - People are equating the new Argentina stages to Greece from DR1, but personally they don't grab me in the same way. The forests and mountains were a completely different setting and I'd really enjoy getting these ones in too. Heck, DR2 stages are called different names, so call the stages 'Argentina' and change the Greek flags to Argentinian ones for all I care 👅 Wales - It was superb in DR1. But it was the one event I played to death and could live without. I wouldn't complain though, being bottom of this list doesn't mean I don't love the stages! Anyway, there are no wrong answers, but I'm just curious to know what people think. Do you go with your favourite from DR1 or for ones you think would complement DR2 best?
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    50 Days... Anyone else on the fence and have questions?

    They confirmed it will be on Steam many times. By the way, Ann i the only one that remembers when Steam was ‘the big evil’?
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    Favorite rally location

    Ha, I still can't pick a favourite from the first game, let alone the second...
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 Confirmed Car List

    There are a few clips around with them in from journalist captures, but yeah, been a while since seeing anything official.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    @Rallystu2 I always forget Mull. Need to add that to my list...