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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    I'm getting hyped up before Ypres Rally this coming weekend (I set off tomorrow) by watching this... ... and I can't help feel that a Porsche 911 RS SC and Lancia 037 would be superb add-ons... Hey, a man can dream.
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    Manus Kelly RIP

    No way? 😥 I became reacquainted with Irish rallying this year due to them switching to more R5s so have only just become familiar with the name, but such a shame to see someone with the passion for the sport he clearly had lose their life to it. Glad to hear the co-driver is expected to be OK.
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    FIX THE DREADFUL DARK/LIGHTING PROBLEM (please!)

    I agree with the sentiment that I'd like to see this reviewed and looked at - I don't agree with the word 'garbage'.
  4. R5 is an FIA approved and homologated class, which the WRC use for its WRC2 class. It's used as a base for many countries. For modern WRC cars (since 2011), the cars are built to a ruleset owned by the WRC itself, so a car cannot be approved without their say-so. I think this is the case since 1997 too, but something may be a bit different, possibly because a number of national championships used the class, possibly because they were a derivative ruleset of Group A (A8) or possible for some other reason (or not at all).
  5. Assuming there's a DR3 at some point, I'm hoping this is the direction taken for that. Existing countries, more stages per country. I don't think it will happen for DR2.
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    Change punctured tires during the stage

    OP, you can do this already, you have to come to a stop first and it costs around a minute. Look it up in the controller config - I press ‘up’ on the d pad and the bottom button to carry it out.
  7. I'd really like to see it too, but I don't think it's coincidence that there's no i20 R5 and no i20 WRX. See also F2 Seat Ibiza and RX Seat Ibiza.
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    D+ Livery #5 Is Already In the Game

    Urgh - guys, if you do a Season 3, please make the liveries not have hideous 'Season 2' and 'D+' logos all over them? There's plenty of proof in the base game that you can make nice, realistic fictional liveries, but these add on ones look pretty poor in my personal opinion.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Jeez man, wait until you start posting more preview pics of the Porsche and Wales (and Finland)...
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    Yet another update!

    Nah mate, you must be wrong - Codemasters don't release updates, they just spend their days rolling around in the money that they get for pressing copy and paste on content from older games, remember? OP, it's a hotfix for an issue that some people were having with the last patch I think.
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    Latvia Rallycross: Available Now

    I believe it was mentioned somewhere that it narrowly missed the cut for the last patch and should be in the next one. Would imagine that's three to four weeks away, based on precedence, but don't quote me on that.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0: Share your Screenshots!

    Some really stunning shots possible in the game, so nice to have a place to gather them - Discord screenshot channel has so many good ones, so hopefully will see some of the ones being shared on other platforms. Thanks for the update on photo mode too - really appreciate the clarity and looking forward to seeing what else is on the list! That's the sort of comms I feel we've been missing 👍
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    Patch 1.5 next week

    If you look at the numbers, there are two 1.7s and two 1.10s. Original theory was that each 1.7 may be a unique RX venue and they would be released in pairs, but that's proven not to be the case. Let's see what happens to the two 1.7s when Estering is released. I think the Mexican flag is in game because one of the Landrush venues in D4 was in Mexico, so the texture is already in game.
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    Updated Rain effects

    The person who answered your post above (urgaffel) is Codemasters' effects wizard 🙂
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    Patch 1.5 next week

    There is, but I'm intrigued to see what happens with the two 1.7 entries - two Estering layouts? Going on numbers alone, there's the right number for COTA, Killarney, Spa and Abu Dhabi. I hope that's just a coincidence and at least two of them are Greece and Finland... Enjoying the number of disagree votes on my previous post - was it the "there were two patches in the first three weeks of DR2" or the "community manager posted 6.8 forum posts per day in the last 7 day week" that people are disagreeing with? I was rounding with the "6.8" TBF
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    Latvia Rallycross: Available Now

    The last pic in the blog looks excellent..... but..... I've still not felt inclined to play RX in DR2 yet - the rally side is just too good. This increases my hopes for the upgrade in Wales (and hopefully Finland later) though, the artists are clearly doing great work.
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    Patch 1.5 next week

    Here’s a link to an announcement of DR2.0 v1.2 patch from three weeks after launch http://blog.codemasters.com/community/03/dirt-rally-2-0-road-book-20-03-19/ And since starting 1 week ago the new Community Manager has posted an average of 6.8 posts per day, produced 3 blog articles and been active on plenty of other channels (Discord, Steam, Twitter etc) too. But don’t let the truth get in the way of a good rant. For the record, I would love CM to be more open about what’s in plan for the future and especially with regards to patches and scope for improvement (can someone please explain the choices behind the limited times of day and is there any chance of some morning and afternoon slots in future?) and often say they should look to the Il2 Sturmovik team for inspiration but it’s hardly any worse than average and there’s plenty to be thankful for. We seem to be averaging a patch per 4 weeks, so could get another couple in before Estering arrives hopefully and, with a bit of luck, the hints around 2001 Imprezas and F2 Nissans means the game has some lifespan planned further beyond that too. But for today, let's enjoy the patchy goodness of 1.5!
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    Patch 1.5 next week

    I seem to recall the schedule goes something like: middle of the month, patch released following week, new location is available following week, content download arrives, people complain about how long it's been since a patch following week, new cars available, lots of speculation that Codemasters have abandoned the game and now focus solely on Grid/F1/Micro Machines/Rolling in all the cash from DR1 following week, patch released --- Nice to see the cycle continue - hopefully 1.6 or 1.7 will have some improvements to lighting and even (wild dreams) times of day but looking forward to the night+rain updates in this one.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Minor suggestion (not sure if it would be worth it) but could be worth pinning a thread for active leagues, so anyone newly interested will know where to join one? Or am I being dumb and you can find that in the main league section anyway?
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    I’m completely the opposite of this - I’m after as many unique kilometres of stage we can get - would mean it would be possible to do a longer rally without as much repetition. As long as it’s quicker to create a new stage in an existing location as it is to create an entire new one, I’d much rather have the former. I understand here that’s not the case, it’s probab easier to upgrade Finland than to make another New Zealand stage, but once we’ve got the 12 locations, that would be plenty for me - if they started DR3 with 8 DR2 locations and double the stages for each that would be a dream... But that’s a long way off - for now, I’m just hoping for an updated Finland, because the stage model was superb in DR1 but the physics rendered it in enjoyable there for me - fingers crossed I get to use it with DR2’s one day.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Just for the record (not saying you're wrong, just different preferences) I'm completely the opposite of that. If we had 200km of 'standard' special stage in each location, I'd be up for that, but when there's 20-30km in each then I'd rather every additional kilometre modelled was part of regular stage personally.
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    End of bug fixes

    he used the 's' word!
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Which class are you using? With a couple of exceptions (the FWD classes for H2 and R2), I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the AI. They're mighty challenging, and personally I have to fight for every championship point, but that’s the idea. I certainly hope it doesn’t become easier to allow everyone to win; it has far greater longevity at the moment and that’s a key reason I play season after season (along with the randomly generated championship rounds).
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    That annoys me less than the V8 sound it makes at the end...
  25. +1 to Ian's request about removing the D+ and 'season 2' logos from liveries - the liveries are improving but the logos are eyesores IMO; would much prefer a number plate personally. Great news to have you on board though PJ: Good luck dealing with us lot!
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