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What I would like to change from Grid 2

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First of I wanna start by saying that I am a big Grid 2 fan. The game was really great but there were a lot of small things that could have been changed to make it a whole lot better.

So let's start with the car brands. I liked the amount of availible cars on Grid 2 but I still felt like there where some nice brands that got left out like Saab for example. I don't know if this has anything to do with permissions of companies like GM or something but if you are able to add car brands like Saab or Lamborghini or Ferrari then please do. I don't want to create a list of car brands but just add some general every day cars that people use around the world. I would also like to talk about models. While the amount of brands you had in Grid 2 where pretty decent I felt like some brands missed a lot of good cars. Like Keonigsegg for example(yes I'm a swede). Sure you added the Agera R which was great in every way imaginable but the CCX and the CCX, CCR and the CCXR would also have been nice to drive to feel how big the difference is between the cars.

The next thing I would like to talk about is the racing features. I felt like the focus on Grid 2 where mostly put into the racing experience which is good of course because it's a racing game. But a lot of important things kinda got left out that could help the racing experience a lot! For example people have been complaining about the corner cutting feature in Grid 2. I personally didn't like it all but I would not mind having it in game as long as you can turn it off in the settings. Features that are in the game like CCing should be able to be disabled in both multiplayer and singleplayer. People should be able to customize their races a lot more and disable and enable things like corner cutting, people ghosting out when you are about to hit them(This especially I love crashes, it made me so sad that I couldn't take a koenigs and T-Bone my friend to see what would happen) etc...

The next and last thing I would like to talk about is lap times. Now while Grid 2 had the weeks fastest lap times on certain tracks certain weeks these got reset. When I'm playing the campaign and other tracks for that matter I would love to be able to see the all time fastest lap in the world for that track. Having that said people at codemasters should also watch these times to check for cheaters. I thought that a good way of doing this is that every lap would be recorded. If the lap makes the top 10 in the world then it would be saved and sent to codemasters for a review. I would also love for the world to see the top 10 laps as well just to see how the pros does it.

That's it for me this time.

Thanks!

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Interesting ideas but I'm just checking that you're aware they're just about to release a new one called Autosport

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Considering Autosport will be gold in a week or less might as well wait and talk about what needs improving from that game.

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Interesting ideas but I'm just checking that you're aware they're just about to release a new one called Autosport

Yes, that's the one I'm talking about :D

Andi said:
Considering Autosport will be gold in a week or less might as well wait and talk about what needs improving from that game.

What do you mean by gold?

Oscar97 said:
And which Saab would you like to see in a racing game?
Maybe the 9-5 and the 9-3?

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Something else that should be change that is really important is that when someone joins a lobby with a race in progress they should be able to spectate the race instead of just sitting there doing nothing -.-

Also when selecting a car in multiplayer and you are looking through your liverys make sure that it doesn't take 3 seconds to load each livery because you can't look through all of them with the limited time you have to select a car.

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Thomja said:
Interesting ideas but I'm just checking that you're aware they're just about to release a new one called Autosport

Yes, that's the one I'm talking about :D

Andi said:
Considering Autosport will be gold in a week or less might as well wait and talk about what needs improving from that game.

What do you mean by gold?

Oscar97 said:
And which Saab would you like to see in a racing game?
Maybe the 9-5 and the 9-3?
Gold is the term used when they are ready to start transferring the game to discs and stuff ready for release to the public so they can start enjoying the product

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MTonly said:
Thomja said:
if you are able to add car brands like Saab or Lamborghini or Ferrari then please do.
Lamborghini cars are definitely something that I miss in GRID series compared with NFS series.

Porsche would be nice too.

Thomja said:
when selecting a car in multiplayer and you are looking through your liverys make sure that it doesn't take 3 seconds to load each livery because you can't look through all of them with the limited time you have to select a car
Indeed, animations take too long in GRID2 so that they are sometimes quite annoying. Selecting livery is one of such cases.

Animations should be smart enough: e.g. when a user goes through more than one menu item, animations should not slow down his movement though menu. Previous animation should be cancelled immediately once the user does some next action in user interface (e.g. shifts to another menu item while previous animation is not yet finished).

Another case: if the user presses Escape (e.g. when he unexpectedly gets "Race rules" ["nicely" animated of course] instead of "Reset" due to Reset item suddenly became inactive in the menu during race), then he should be able to escape immediately — without need to pointlessly wait for animation to finish (with Race rules such annoying waiting causes losing many seconds and quite often results in subsequent retiring from the race). Animation may be finished visually when appropriate, but UI reaction to user action should be immediate anyway.
Porsche can't be in Grid. EA owns it on some contract. I think Microsoft owns Ferrari but don't quote me on that!

I want saab tho. I feel like it's missing from most racing games.

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Thomja said:
MTonly said:
Thomja said:
if you are able to add car brands like Saab or Lamborghini or Ferrari then please do.
Lamborghini cars are definitely something that I miss in GRID series compared with NFS series.

Porsche would be nice too.

Thomja said:
when selecting a car in multiplayer and you are looking through your liverys make sure that it doesn't take 3 seconds to load each livery because you can't look through all of them with the limited time you have to select a car
Indeed, animations take too long in GRID2 so that they are sometimes quite annoying. Selecting livery is one of such cases.

Animations should be smart enough: e.g. when a user goes through more than one menu item, animations should not slow down his movement though menu. Previous animation should be cancelled immediately once the user does some next action in user interface (e.g. shifts to another menu item while previous animation is not yet finished).

Another case: if the user presses Escape (e.g. when he unexpectedly gets "Race rules" ["nicely" animated of course] instead of "Reset" due to Reset item suddenly became inactive in the menu during race), then he should be able to escape immediately — without need to pointlessly wait for animation to finish (with Race rules such annoying waiting causes losing many seconds and quite often results in subsequent retiring from the race). Animation may be finished visually when appropriate, but UI reaction to user action should be immediate anyway.
Porsche can't be in Grid. EA owns it on some contract. I think Microsoft owns Ferrari but don't quote me on that!

I want saab tho. I feel like it's missing from most racing games.
yeah as it would have been nice to see some Ferrari's too but I think they've given us a wide selection of cars and tracks to drive so I am encouraged by this game

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I've always been annoyed by licencing, I agree the more exotic cars should be there. I feel that if a reasonable license agreement cannot reached to put these cars in games. Then the developers should just put them in anyway, but change the look and name. Like in GTA, we can all recognise the supercars even though the name is fictional. So I say if Porsche don't want their cars in a game, do it anyway, but call it a Porka, Give it different tail lights and they can't complain or sue.

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I've always been annoyed by licencing, I agree the more exotic cars should be there. I feel that if a reasonable license agreement cannot reached to put these cars in games. Then the developers should just put them in anyway, but change the look and name. Like in GTA, we can all recognise the supercars even though the name is fictional. So I say if Porsche don't want their cars in a game, do it anyway, but call it a Porka, Give it different tail lights and they can't complain or sue.
Maybe but they want this game to feel authentic but to do that they need the licenses otherwise the game loses it's authenticity

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The ADC-Presteza (the Cat A touring car) is apparently a fictional car, btw.

Correct me if I'm wrong, though.

But from what I saw from Skid's video it looked like the Volvo from Grid 2.

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KazzyMac said:
The ADC-Presteza (the Cat A touring car) is apparently a fictional car, btw.

Correct me if I'm wrong, though.

But from what I saw from Skid's video it looked like the Volvo from Grid 2.
Well I think I saw a Volvo listed on the car blog but like you I'm not sure but my point was GTA isn't really a proper racing game it's an open world gangster type story which happens to have cars in it really. Whereas what CM are creating here is a proper racing game. To me that seems to indicate for  authenticity purposes they need proper cars and car names so I assume it's a proper car but then I don't know 100% Perhaps @Loore knows better than us.

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I've always been annoyed by licencing, I agree the more exotic cars should be there. I feel that if a reasonable license agreement cannot reached to put these cars in games. Then the developers should just put them in anyway, but change the look and name. Like in GTA, we can all recognise the supercars even though the name is fictional. So I say if Porsche don't want their cars in a game, do it anyway, but call it a Porka, Give it different tail lights and they can't complain or sue.
Alternatively, you can just license Ruf. Ruf doesnt mind if you go a bit nuts with their cars, like the fictional RGT8 GT3 for GT3 in the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FceYswofBeU

Note that it isnt finished yet, so the interiors are buggy as heck.

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