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sqdstr said:
I wish they released a screenshot or some footage from the Quattro :smile:
Yeah, I'd like to see (and hear) some video of the E2 in action. Going to be good to see one of (if not the) most iconic car of the Group B era in game. 

(I'm going to miss the S1 though: I personally prefer the look of it to the E2).
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Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
 Completely agree with you @FloatingGrass, I'm Argentinean but I love UK, and I think Falklands are British
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(I'm going to miss the S1 though: I personally prefer the look of it to the E2).
I'm going to miss the fact I'll not be missing the bouncing issues that the S1 has in DR xD (yep, still not touching the rally part, only rallycross, and I agree, I'm a retard and an idiot :D )
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tbtstt said:
(I'm going to miss the S1 though: I personally prefer the look of it to the E2).
I'm going to miss the fact I'll not be missing the bouncing issues that the S1 has in DR xD (yep, still not touching the rally part, only rallycross, and I agree, I'm a retard and an idiot :D )
Haha! Well it just occured to me that there is still a possibility that the E2 may not be a rally car: we know that there are some Group B rallycross cars in game, so perhaps the E2 will be in this class and the car in the Group B rally car class will still be the S1? 
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(I'm going to miss the S1 though: I personally prefer the look of it to the E2).
I'm going to miss the fact I'll not be missing the bouncing issues that the S1 has in DR xD (yep, still not touching the rally part, only rallycross, and I agree, I'm a retard and an idiot :D )

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I heard of that yeah. It was probably strange to see the model of Paul having a female voice. I really liked Jen as a codriver in dirt3 and I intend to choose her in DiRT4. That reminds me, I wonder if the co-driver model will change depending on who you pick. That would be really cool if that was possible
I really hope it will change because watching a mid-aged man reading pacenotes in Jen's voice would be quite a big of an immersion breaker for me at least.
Jon just kicked him in the groin for a bad call at last event, and Paul picked the french language in between.. i dont see the immersion killer
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Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
Yeah, but the few hateful Argentinians ruin it for everybody. We've all seen how well Top Gear's Peace Keeping soccer trip went, due to a random number on the license plate.
I still think Soccer would've been bad anyways, seems to me like riots after matches are pretty common... so the boys would've had to lose.
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JZStudios said:
Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
Yeah, but the few hateful Argentinians ruin it for everybody. We've all seen how well Top Gear's Peace Keeping soccer trip went, due to a random number on the license plate.
DiRTy Thread Off Topic: There is no way in a million years that was a random number plate! They had done multiple number plate gags in Top Gear prior to the Argentina trip yet they expect us to believe that they just happened to pick a car that had that number plate? Sorry, but that is far too much of a coincidence for me...

...the local reaction was perhaps excessive, but it was only by a minority: I certainly wouldn't make a generalization on Argentina because of that. 
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JZStudios said:
Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
Yeah, but the few hateful Argentinians ruin it for everybody. We've all seen how well Top Gear's Peace Keeping soccer trip went, due to a random number on the license plate.
DiRTy Thread Off Topic: There is no way in a million years that was a random number plate! They had done multiple number plate gags in Top Gear prior to the Argentina trip yet they expect us to believe that they just happened to pick a car that had that number plate? Sorry, but that is far too much of a coincidence for me...

...the local reaction was perhaps excessive, but it was only by a minority: I certainly wouldn't make a generalization on Argentina because of that. 
I reckon the whole thing was staged for television purposes.  The American road trip was far too similar in its attack from locals
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Ah, somebody mentions Argentina, we immediately get the Argentina/Top Gear Scandal.


The plate is not a fake as far as i am concerned, as its first officially registered in the UK in 1991, far before Clarkson's Top Gear started.
Sigh.
I am probably more confused by the arguments all sides throw, apart from that Clarkson, even for his monkey brain, wouldn't do things that would harm the rest of the video crew.
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Didzis said:
JZStudios said:
Darhour said:
For the first time a racing game that justly recognises rallying is not only for men but rather for both.
Driveclub and Motorstorm both had the option of playing with a female character as well.

Edit: And PGR 4.
And Test Drive Unlimited 2
And Forza Horizon 3

And Live for Speed
And F1 2010, but @Darhour specifically said rallying. Some of those games are only tangentially rallying.

Also, @ChristinaMc and Codemasters, that was a great way to reveal that option, well done. :smiley:
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Those of you thinking they staged the number plate should watch this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rkw_N9pNms

Snaky115 said:
The plate is not a fake as far as i am concerned, as its first officially registered in the UK in 1991, far before Clarkson's Top Gear started.
Sigh.
I am probably more confused by the arguments all sides throw, apart from that Clarkson, even for his monkey brain, wouldn't do things that would harm the rest of the video crew.
I have seen clips about the history of the car/plate before @F2CMaDMaXX. I certainly don't disagree that the plate was real @Snaky115 (I don't think the BBC would go to the lengths of paying the DVLA to falsify records!), but I don't believe that the selection of the car was accidental. As I said in my previous post the trio had a history of making jokes with number plates and, with the knowledge of history that I know both Clarkson and May possess, I find it very, very, hard to believe that neither of them made the connection. Having said that...
KevM said:
tbtstt said:
JZStudios said:
Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
Yeah, but the few hateful Argentinians ruin it for everybody. We've all seen how well Top Gear's Peace Keeping soccer trip went, due to a random number on the license plate.
DiRTy Thread Off Topic: There is no way in a million years that was a random number plate! They had done multiple number plate gags in Top Gear prior to the Argentina trip yet they expect us to believe that they just happened to pick a car that had that number plate? Sorry, but that is far too much of a coincidence for me...

...the local reaction was perhaps excessive, but it was only by a minority: I certainly wouldn't make a generalization on Argentina because of that. 
I reckon the whole thing was staged for television purposes.  The American road trip was far too similar in its attack from locals
...I think they underestimated how violent the reaction was from the locals @KevM. Those Americans looked annoyed, but not a patch on the Argentinians. Still, did them a favour really as, aside from the attack, I found it one of the least interesting Top Gear specials!
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As I said in my previous post the trio had a history of making jokes with number plates and, with the knowledge of history that I know both Clarkson and May possess, I find it very, very, hard to believe that neither of them made the connection. Having said that...
They did make a lot of jokes on the number plates, but those were always improvised, not scripted. Top Gear does a lot of scripting, but any number plate jokes they made was not scripted, they all been pure coincidence.
Also I still can't understand how some people made a connection between a number plate of "H982 FKL" and the Falkland war. First of all, when you're giving a year, it's either full date or just the tenths, aka either 1982 or '82. You don't do "982", so that automatically implies it's not a date. That sounds more like a number of a submarine or something.
And then there's the "FKL" part. If I was to shorten "Falkland" into 3 letters, it would definitely be "FLK", not "FKL" as that sounds more like "F**k lands" rather than "Falkland".
The problem is not in whether the guys looked for some number plate that relates to that war, but more on the fact that there's a bunch of Argentinians that see the Falkland war on everywhere that is British related. I wouldn't be surprised if they found DiRT to be an insult to them, because it's made by a British company...

But let's stop beating a dead horse and move on. So I'll jump on the rally argentina screenshots bandwagon xD


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JZStudios said:
Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
Yeah, but the few hateful Argentinians ruin it for everybody. We've all seen how well Top Gear's Peace Keeping soccer trip went, due to a random number on the license plate.
I still think Soccer would've been bad anyways, seems to me like riots after matches are pretty common... so the boys would've had to lose.
That embarrassed me beyond belief. It's one of the reasons I so strongly make it clear I'm not one of them.
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As I said in my previous post the trio had a history of making jokes with number plates and, with the knowledge of history that I know both Clarkson and May possess, I find it very, very, hard to believe that neither of them made the connection. Having said that...
They did make a lot of jokes on the number plates, but those were always improvised, not scripted. Top Gear does a lot of scripting, but any number plate jokes they made was not scripted, they all been pure coincidence.
Also I still can't understand how some people made a connection between a number plate of "H982 FKL" and the Falkland war. First of all, when you're giving a year, it's either full date or just the tenths, aka either 1982 or '82. You don't do "982", so that automatically implies it's not a date. That sounds more like a number of a submarine or something.
And then there's the "FKL" part. If I was to shorten "Falkland" into 3 letters, it would definitely be "FLK", not "FKL" as that sounds more like "F**k lands" rather than "Falkland".
The problem is not in whether the guys looked for some number plate that relates to that war, but more on the fact that there's a bunch of Argentinians that see the Falkland war on everywhere that is British related. I wouldn't be surprised if they found DiRT to be an insult to them, because it's made by a British company...

But let's stop beating a dead horse and move on. So I'll jump on the rally argentina screenshots bandwagon xD


By pummeling a horse instead! Yay!
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JZStudios said:
Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
Yeah, but the few hateful Argentinians ruin it for everybody. We've all seen how well Top Gear's Peace Keeping soccer trip went, due to a random number on the license plate.
I still think Soccer would've been bad anyways, seems to me like riots after matches are pretty common... so the boys would've had to lose.
That embarrassed me beyond belief. It's one of the reasons I so strongly make it clear I'm not one of them.
It's the few idiots who ruin it for everybody.
As a completely off topic example, we've been flying RC planes and drones for years. Recently DJI and some other Chinese companies started making them so cheap and effective that any idiot with a few hundred dollars could buy one. In turn, a lot of stupid people with money to burn snooped with cameras, flew where they shouldn't have (Private property, government facilities, AIRPORTS, etc...) So now the FAA got all prissy and mandated that every drone/plane/flying whatever needs to be tagged, and imposed all sorts of restrictions where they weren't needed before.
The few idiots ruined it for everybody.
It'd be like if a bunch of idiots decided they wanted to start rallying with no experience and just crashed left, right, and center racing through the middle of town, airports, government facilities, etc... and as a result rallying became even more restrictive than it is now and even harder to start into.
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JZStudios said:
JZStudios said:
Argentina isn't British, Argentinians hate the British. They tried to take The Falkland Islands of us, and our troops travelled halfway round the world to take them back
Some Argentines hate the British. I, for one, love the British! Also the Falklands are all yours xoxo
Yeah, but the few hateful Argentinians ruin it for everybody. We've all seen how well Top Gear's Peace Keeping soccer trip went, due to a random number on the license plate.
I still think Soccer would've been bad anyways, seems to me like riots after matches are pretty common... so the boys would've had to lose.
That embarrassed me beyond belief. It's one of the reasons I so strongly make it clear I'm not one of them.
It's the few idiots who ruin it for everybody.

Yep, that's true in life everywhere.
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tbtstt said:
As I said in my previous post the trio had a history of making jokes with number plates and, with the knowledge of history that I know both Clarkson and May possess, I find it very, very, hard to believe that neither of them made the connection. Having said that...
They did make a lot of jokes on the number plates, but those were always improvised, not scripted. Top Gear does a lot of scripting, but any number plate jokes they made was not scripted, they all been pure coincidence.
Also I still can't understand how some people made a connection between a number plate of "H982 FKL" and the Falkland war. First of all, when you're giving a year, it's either full date or just the tenths, aka either 1982 or '82. You don't do "982", so that automatically implies it's not a date. That sounds more like a number of a submarine or something.
And then there's the "FKL" part. If I was to shorten "Falkland" into 3 letters, it would definitely be "FLK", not "FKL" as that sounds more like "F**k lands" rather than "Falkland".
The problem is not in whether the guys looked for some number plate that relates to that war, but more on the fact that there's a bunch of Argentinians that see the Falkland war on everywhere that is British related. I wouldn't be surprised if they found DiRT to be an insult to them, because it's made by a British company...

We'll have to agree to disagree there @RyuMakkuro. As you say though...
But let's stop beating a dead horse and move on. So I'll jump on the rally argentina screenshots bandwagon xD


...enough of that: now back to the DiRTy Gossip! 
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 ...enough of that: now back to the DiRTy Gossip! 

Damn straight.

We just need something to gossip about.

Something random like;

A) How many nationalities of car manufacturers will be in the game?

B ) Will/should cars be balanced against each other in class or should they have performance differences (eg, should a 6R4 be competitive with a 205, a 2001 Focus with a 2007 one?)

C) How many cars will be in each class?

D) Will there be a Road Book for the remaining 13 weeks?

E) Should I go to Rally Germany or Rally Zlin this year? They're on subsequent weekends and I can only realistically do one.

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B ) Will/should cars be balanced against each other in class or should they have performance differences (eg, should a 6R4 be competitive with a 205, a 2001 Focus with a 2007 one?)
I'm going to say no. I would personally like the cars to reflect their real life equivalents. I know that is going to result in leaderboards dominated by one or maybe two cars, but I would like the cars to be as true to reality as possible. Even if that does mean they are a bit slower than their rivals. 

E) Should I go to Rally Germany or Rally Zlin this year? They're on subsequent weekends and I can only realistically do one.
I'm going to say Rally Germany. Based on what we saw in Monte, I think the 2017 WRCars are going to be bonkers to watch on German tarmac: I think it would be worth being there for that!
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B ) Will/should cars be balanced against each other in class or should they have performance differences (eg, should a 6R4 be competitive with a 205, a 2001 Focus with a 2007 one?)
I'm going to say no. I would personally like the cars to reflect their real life equivalents. I know that is going to result in leaderboards dominated by one or maybe two cars, but I would like the cars to be as true to reality as possible. Even if that does mean they are a bit slower than their rivals. 

I'm inclined to agree with you. Would like to see that replicated in the AI performance too, if that's possible. So Stratos' would be competitive on tarmac but less so on gravel.
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The only option I see is if the cars would have performance indexes and that you could essentially add ballast to cars to even them out when running private leagues?

I want it to stay authentic, but it would be cool to have the option.

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As I said in my previous post the trio had a history of making jokes with number plates and, with the knowledge of history that I know both Clarkson and May possess, I find it very, very, hard to believe that neither of them made the connection. Having said that...
They did make a lot of jokes on the number plates, but those were always improvised, not scripted. Top Gear does a lot of scripting, but any number plate jokes they made was not scripted, they all been pure coincidence.
Also I still can't understand how some people made a connection between a number plate of "H982 FKL" and the Falkland war. First of all, when you're giving a year, it's either full date or just the tenths, aka either 1982 or '82. You don't do "982", so that automatically implies it's not a date. That sounds more like a number of a submarine or something.
And then there's the "FKL" part. If I was to shorten "Falkland" into 3 letters, it would definitely be "FLK", not "FKL" as that sounds more like "F**k lands" rather than "Falkland".
The problem is not in whether the guys looked for some number plate that relates to that war, but more on the fact that there's a bunch of Argentinians that see the Falkland war on everywhere that is British related. I wouldn't be surprised if they found DiRT to be an insult to them, because it's made by a British company...

But let's stop beating a dead horse and move on. So I'll jump on the rally argentina screenshots bandwagon xD


We suppose that your reasoning is based upon a pure "coincidence" and the number plate says either "F***kLands" or "FalkLands" that are both abbreviated to fit the number plate's numerals as FKL.. Let us suppose that Clarkson, with his absurd sense of humour, chose the car with a number plate and not the number plate on a car then we would ignore the car completely... He chose the car anyways with a V8 engine for the V8 series for film making purposes, but why did they head exactly to Patagonia where there are the Falklands and Argentina with such obvious FKL number plate? Seriously, man, use your logic. There are no coincidences when we reason with logic. Clarkson's sense of humour is not coincidental as well. 

We do not look to kindle disputes or to accuse the trio or the Falklands war that occured in '82 or even the Brits and the Argentines, but Clarkson is being a pillock with his sense of humour when it is in reality his sense of humour and his attempts to delude people that it is actually real.
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This is probably too early to ask since its not out yet but does anyone think they will still play DR when D4 is out? I think initially I may do due to VR support is already in DR but the physics in will be hard to adapt back to from D4 I imagine.
Well, I still sometimes do a race or two in DiRT3, and recently even started the career in Colin McRae Rally 2005
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This is probably too early to ask since its not out yet but does anyone think they will still play DR when D4 is out? 
If D4 will be everything that @KickUp says it's gonna be, honestly... nope. I only see me going back to DR in a couple of years, or more, when i will get tired of D4 :p 
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This is probably too early to ask since its not out yet but does anyone think they will still play DR when D4 is out? I think initially I may do due to VR support is already in DR but the physics in will be hard to adapt back to from D4 I imagine.
I still occasionally play DiRT 2 and 3 (and even Showdown from time to time) when I want more 'arcade' gameplay instead of the intense sensation DiRT Rally offers, and for diversion in tracks. With DiRT 4 offering "Your Stage" the latter reason isn't that relevant anymore, except if I want a totally different location like Monaco.

But as long as DiRT 4 doesn't support VR I think I'll be playing DiRT Rally regularly.

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tbtstt said:
I'm sure I will fire DR up again to revisit Pikes Peak and certain rally stages though. 
Right, Pikes Peak of course.
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