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Dirt Rally 2.0 |OT| Prepare to DrIvE

HueyFreeman

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Oct 27, 2017
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Lol op_ivy sweatin cuz he’s not blowing everyone away for once. Don’t worry, I should be able to jump on this weekend and bring up the rear!

janusff May I request a kickboxer training gif now?
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Lol op_ivy sweatin cuz he’s not blowing everyone away for once. Don’t worry, I should be able to jump on this weekend and bring up the rear!

janusff May I request a kickboxer training gif now?
its funny cause its true. i mean, some of the stages i got caught up in the snow burm or the rear end clipped a snow bank causing me to spin and its clear why i was in danger - but others... man, idk you guys are fast here!

i'd be racing and see that the first two sections were green meaning i set the fastest times but i never knew by how much (cause actually looking at the split times would likely cause me to crash!). so, i'd relax a bit. i know sweden for me is one tiny mistake away from spins and/or rolls. but the moment i'd relax not only would the next split be red but often times i'd see that the overall time was red too meaning any lead i had built up was lost and i had to really push to get it back.

legitimately sweaty event!
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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July is coming to an end and many of you are curious about what’s coming next. I can’t say much right now but to give a little tease, August will be a big month for DiRT Rally 2.0. I’m excited to share more with you all when the time comes, but until then I hope you all have a good weekend and a lot of fun with Wales Rally and next week’s Rallycross cars.
season 3!? or the long awaited VR release?
 

HueyFreeman

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Oct 27, 2017
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season 3!? or the long awaited VR release?
Some new original tracks would be amazing. But honestly, the numbers on the leaderboards seem to suggest the game is pretty active. Do we have any numbers on DR sales?

Incidentally, did you guys see DR2.0 was featured on Eurogamer's Best 15 PS4 games recently? That's probably the only publication whose opinion I take seriously so pretty awesome to see them giving the game such strong support. EDIT: Huh, it was on there... they seem to have modified it to swap in Gran Turismo Sport for this which I... don't agree with.
 
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Urbannomad123

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Oct 27, 2017
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Some new original tracks would be amazing. But honestly, the numbers on the leaderboards seem to suggest the game is pretty active. Do we have any numbers on DR sales?

Incidentally, did you guys see DR2.0 was featured on Eurogamer's Best 15 PS4 games recently? That's probably the only publication whose opinion I take seriously so pretty awesome to see them giving the game such strong support. EDIT: Huh, it was on there... they seem to have modified it to swap in Gran Turismo Sport for this which I... don't agree with.
The Dirt Rally handling team have moved onto Grid so I am not expected any more new content. It would be a pleasant surprise if so but Codemasters don't seem to go too heavy on DLC. More likely it is the VR mode that they said they were working on.
 
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The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
9,102
Austin, TX
yeah, not a fan of argentina. it's just, you gotta go so slow to work your way through the rocks and it becomes too meticulous. part of the fun of dirt rally is trying to go as fast as possible while navigating with nuance the turns and what not. argentina just feels too delicate and slow for my tastes. I did however like that last stage, St. Isidro. That was a great track. Didn't have the rocks til the end. Gorgeous with the sunset as well. Reminded me a bit of Greece from the first game.
 

Urbannomad123

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Oct 27, 2017
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Finished my runs and wasn't too comfortable on the first three stages. Put some softs on for the last two stages and the feeling of the car was transformed and I was able to attack the turns more. I think I will default to using softs in the future.
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finished my runs and wasn't too comfortable on the first three stages. Put some softs on for the last two stages and the feeling of the car was transformed and I was able to attack the turns more. I think I will default to using softs in the future.
the way we've been doing these, 'day 1' being the longer of the two at 3 stages, you just want to make sure day 1 isn't too long where the soft tire durability may become a big concern. 15km+ is usually where i begin to think about using a medium.

if you guys aren't running softs you're losing many seconds per stage on this alone
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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oof, rough stage 3. major spin AND rolled onto my roof.

i personally love argentina, 18:10.7
 

HueyFreeman

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Oct 27, 2017
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lol welp

Somehow convinced myself that shutting off my PS4 before the clock started on the first stage would be ok - which to be clear, it's not, its a DNF - and then terminal damage on round 4.

Nice work, everyone else though!
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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FYI, theres a little more than 1 day left to wrap up argentina and the championship.
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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dirt fish?

Argentina event is over.
good job everyone thanks for participating! Until next time.

dirtfish is a rally school in washington and a location that has been in dirt in the past as an open training ground and for some mini games, not sure the format it'll take here but should be once again a nice inclusion

 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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dirtfish only accessible from the garage as "test drive" is a missed opportunity. not sure why they even bothered, though i'll enjoy throwing a car around in it every now and then.
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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wow, i thought we'd be lucky to get a 3rd season and never even considered they'd go beyond that! this is probably my favorite racer ever, i've already put countless hours in, i'll nab the season pass as soon as it available.



having said that, the rally cross stuff will barely be touched.
 
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The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
9,102
Austin, TX
Yeah rally cross is pretty lame. Got excited at first for the South Africa one thinking about a Savannah type rally biome but alas...
 

HueyFreeman

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Oct 27, 2017
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its even worse that the daily/weekly/monthlies for rallycross are just time attack. no AI. and i don't do the rallycross career at all.
I actually love the moment to moment racing of rallycross, it's just the structure of the races that I'm non-plussed about. I understand that's how real rally cross works, but I just wish there was an option to dial down the number of rounds you have to repeat.
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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hows the new RX track?

xbox here and despite being a season pass owner the game wants to charge me $3.99 to download. hopefully it clears itself up soon. its frustrating these small issues with the store and DLC content for this game.

EDIT: looking at codies forums it looks like a widespread issue for the platform
 
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The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
9,102
Austin, TX
hows the new RX track?

xbox here and despite being a season pass owner the game wants to charge me $3.99 to download. hopefully it clears itself up soon. its frustrating these small issues with the store and DLC content for this game.
it's weird how all this stuff doesn't automatically download and is ready in game. Or rather, it is downloaded but I gotta go to PSN and claim each of these items before i can use them. It's pretty obtuse. (haven't had the issue yet where it's asking for money though)
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is this game accessible to casuals?
IMO it depends on how casual... i think so if you at least play semi-serious racers like forza/gt AND go in expecting to crash a fair bit as you come to grips with the learning curve (which by the way is a much easier learning curve than dirt rally 1)
 

Rumenapp

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Nov 9, 2017
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The season 1 and 2 pass is on sale in PSN EU for €12.99 and the new one with season 3 and 4 included starts selling on friday the 23th.
 

Fuhgeddit

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Oct 27, 2017
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Debating on getting this game for $31.99 , deluxe edition. Still have no idea how much I’ll enjoy it as a casual