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« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2016, 03:44:56 PM »

I think they give generic drivatars to people who have played any at all, and the more you drive the more like you it supposedly gets. 

I often see people in these games from my friendslist (or not) that have a level 1 Drivatar, and that generally means that they haven't even played this iteration at all.
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« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2016, 03:51:39 PM »

I still see metallicorphan pop up.
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« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2016, 03:54:11 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 25, 2016, 03:51:39 PM

I still see metallicorphan pop up.

Yeah, between him and my buddy Jay I now have two dead people driving around in my Forza games.  frown
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« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2016, 04:07:20 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 25, 2016, 03:54:11 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 25, 2016, 03:51:39 PM

I still see metallicorphan pop up.

Yeah, between him and my buddy Jay I now have two dead people driving around in my Forza games.  frown

Yup, metallicorphan was cruising around in Australia last night.  icon_frown
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« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2016, 04:33:22 PM »

The credits rolled for me this morning. I may have been playing a bit too much. ninja The stats say I have about 12 hours in, but that seems kind of low. I played a lot Friday and Saturday.

I don't think there is an actual final championship, which is a bit of a disappointment.

I've done the recruit to your lineup thing about 15 times now and I still only have 2 drivers that are playing the game and neither of them are from my friends list. They've given me over a million fans according the stats so I can't complain TOO much. Only 1 person has me in their lineup. You'd think I'd be a hotter prospect at level 65 with ~16 million fans.  icon_twisted Maybe they won't let you have anyone higher level than you.

I have 55 cars in my garage covering pretty much all the classes and categories. I am not sure what my next goal is. I guess I continue working on Festival expansion. I might just slow down at this point.
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« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2016, 01:46:11 AM »

I didn't really get a chance to play this weekend, coop, but when I do I'll definitely recruit you if it lets me...but from what I saw in the early game it was only letting me recruit racers it said you could? 
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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2016, 01:29:10 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 26, 2016, 01:46:11 AM

but from what I saw in the early game it was only letting me recruit racers it said you could?  

Yeah, you only get the options the game gives you, unfortunately. I haven't waited to see what happens if you don't pursue the option you are given, if it will never give you another. It has also given me the same person multiple times, which is frustrating when I know Hark is out there just dying to join my roster.

It shows high preference for people on your friends list. I am tempted to remove all the non-forza players from my friends list... but that seems extreme. I guess I should at least give them until this weekend to start playing.  icon_twisted

I've played a tremendous number of hours and I am still having a blast with it.  I am one race away from knocking out the second to last festival upgrade. I am only at about 38% completion. I think I am in the upper 70s for level now. 60 cars. 410/488 roads, 220/425 cars photographed, 85/150 billboards smashed, 15/15 barn cars, something like 12/63 championships. I got the achievement for getting at least 1 star on 50 PR stunts yesterday. I have run into two bucket list challenges that I have given up on for the moment at least. There are two xp boards I haven't figure out how to hit... or have figured out and just haven't executed it right. The point being I have played a LOT and I still have a lot more to do!

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One important update: After the first few hours I have played this 100% on the PC. My (launch edition) xbone is connected to a 1080p projector which is projected on a 100-something inch screen. My PC is pretty up to date with a 1080p 28" monitor. It looks SOOOO much better on the PC with faster load times and smoother gameplay. I am really glad I went with the digital version so I could really see the difference. The only thing I am missing by playing it on my PC is the theater sound system. I have cheap-o stereo speakers on my PC vs a kick-ass 7.1 system in my media room.

Also, in case anyone wasn't sure, it uses the same save game across PC and xbox.

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One more note because I don't want to reply to myself again...

>>> If anyone is playing and doesn't have me on your friends list, please add me.  <<<

I just added TiLT42 and MonkeyPhinger this morning. I already have Engine Nine, Harkonis, Countach and BullwinkleJ... anyone else?
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« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2016, 05:59:01 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 25, 2016, 03:54:11 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 25, 2016, 03:51:39 PM

I still see metallicorphan pop up.

Yeah, between him and my buddy Jay I now have two dead people driving around in my Forza games.  frown
wait what?

He died?  frown
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« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2016, 06:34:28 PM »

Quote from: naednek on September 26, 2016, 05:59:01 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 25, 2016, 03:54:11 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 25, 2016, 03:51:39 PM

I still see metallicorphan pop up.

Yeah, between him and my buddy Jay I now have two dead people driving around in my Forza games.  frown
wait what?

He died?  frown

I've tried to confirm this many times over the past couple of years, but haven't been able to do so, but it doesn't look like there's a good outcome.

I contacted Mytocles at one point, because she was very close with him, but she never got back to me.  I didn't want to press it.  However, the other day I noticed her bio quote on XBL is "I miss you Metal.  RIP"
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« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2016, 04:50:25 PM »

Been playing this a bit since Monday night. Feel free to add me. XBL is TehGellar
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« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2016, 08:16:58 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 28, 2016, 04:50:25 PM

Been playing this a bit since Monday night. Feel free to add me. XBL is TehGellar

Your drivatar kicked my ass in the longest race I have encountered driving a Lamborghini Centenario. I am pretty sure if you just started playing you don't actually have that car, but I'm going to want revenge. The race was a map of the entire continent. It took about 10 minutes driving between 200 and 255 mph in my newly acquired S2 998 Ferrari Laferrari. That was freaking nail-baiting.

I hit level 99 last night. I've maxed out all of the festivals (25 million fans to max it out and you stop getting fans at that point). I still have one driver on my lineup that is a level 1, but another that is level 72. I got a message last night that I took part in 115 races over the past day and earned... 10k credits. That seems low.

I'm still playing because... well, it's still fun.
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« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2016, 08:34:27 PM »

Haha I definitely do not own that car.
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« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2016, 08:41:51 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 28, 2016, 04:50:25 PM

Been playing this a bit since Monday night. Feel free to add me. XBL is TehGellar

Your drivatar is in my team. Out of all the ones I've had head-to-head races against so far, he's the most annoying a wide margin, probably due to a similar car to the one coopasonic mentioned. Tongue If I make one mistake in a race with him involved, he zips past at the speed of light.

Then again, I shouldn't complain too much. I lucked out in a wheel spin and got a Horizon car worth 10 million bucks (well deserved after 10 whole levels getting nothing but money in the spins). I've upgraded it to S2, and it's insanely fast. I wonder if it's the same car my drivatar will be using. It's a Nissan GT-R Black Edition Horizon Edition (yeah, that's a mouthful). I actually feel like it could be competitive against the Koenigsegg after the upgrade.
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« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2016, 01:16:11 AM »

My favorite car thus far is an A800 upgraded Alfa Romeo 4C. Corners great and has enough power. I may push it higher and see how it does.
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« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2016, 02:34:13 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on September 28, 2016, 08:16:58 PM

I got a message last night that I took part in 115 races over the past day and earned... 10k credits. That seems low.

I just got informed by the game that my drivatar has been in no less than 2,832 races since yesterday, earning me 36,200 CR. The day before that I earned 7,100 CR from a mere 34 races, so it appears that there's a serious case of diminishing returns here.
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« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2016, 04:53:04 PM »

Just signed Gellar and Coop, my lineup got a lot better
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« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2016, 06:16:23 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on September 29, 2016, 04:53:04 PM

Just signed Gellar and Coop, my lineup got a lot better

I'm just curious, are you higher level than I am now? I'm wondering if that is a restriction. I think I hit 105 or 106 last night.

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I got a message last night that I took part in 115 races over the past day and earned... 10k credits. That seems low.

I just got informed by the game that my drivatar has been in no less than 2,832 races since yesterday, earning me 36,200 CR. The day before that I earned 7,100 CR from a mere 34 races, so it appears that there's a serious case of diminishing returns here.

How many rosters are you on? I went from 1 to 3 rosters yesterday and got around 20k from 115 races I think.

I finally got rid of my last level 1 roster member yesterday, but I have no GT/OO folks.

I also finally started doing street races. I was skipping them before because they don't give you fans. I got my first midnight battle and it was an M3... racing my Laferrari... that seems unfair. Either way, it's now *my* M3.
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« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2016, 06:38:29 PM »

So a few minor questions and complaints:

1) Barn finds, while great in theory, are tedious and horrible. I've basically just skipped straight to googling the location and even then its annoying.
2) I don't know if it's just because I just suck now, but I cannot at all feather the brakes like I used to. ABS seems to be a requirement. On older Forza games, I used to be awesome with the brake trigger and it would be where I made up a lot of ground in races. Did they change the sensitivity or am I just old and bad now?
3) It really seems like racing line is a requirement, particularly in off-road races. This is a bummer - I like having as little of the HUD up as possible but having to rewind 5x a race just because I have no idea where the course is designed to go is frustrating.
4) I really wish they integrated Pandora (or even better, Spotify but I know thats a Sony exclusive) vs Groove. Groove is genuinely terrible. Pandora in the background works, but is suboptimal.
5) Some of the friends bucket list items are hilariously bad. I like the idea but the execution is lacking.

Overall I'm having a great time though.
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« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2016, 08:02:13 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on September 29, 2016, 06:16:23 PM

How many rosters are you on? I went from 1 to 3 rosters yesterday and got around 20k from 115 races I think.

I went up from 1 to 3 yesterday too. My roster consists of nothing but GT members right now, I believe. You're the one who's least likely to get fired. YellowKing is the only one I've axed so far.
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« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2016, 08:03:10 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 29, 2016, 06:38:29 PM

1) Barn finds, while great in theory, are tedious and horrible. I've basically just skipped straight to googling the location and even then its annoying.

The Drone generally makes these pretty quick. Use the turbo (RB) button and then spiral in and you will find it in no time.

I can't help you with the rest. I would never turn off ABS. I did try braking line only, but like you noticed, it's too hard to tell where the hell you are supposed to go. Sometimes with the angle of the sun or rain on the surface you may not even be able to see the racing line.

I only created one bucket list event and it only takes 46 seconds... so at least it's over fast.
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« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2016, 10:41:58 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 29, 2016, 06:38:29 PM

So a few minor questions and complaints:

1)  I just did barns as I either came upon them randomly or when they told me a new one was available, didn't take long, didn't feel bad.  Probably just a subjective thing I wasn't bothered by
2) I play with ABS off and it's no problem.  Make sure you have both adjusted the control settings under advanced AND the car's tuning for brake pressure and it should work just fine.
3) I use Brake Line Only, it can be difficult, but that's why it's under difficulty settings. slywink  I think we are spoiled in thinking we should win every race first try without even knowing where to turn anyway.  Doesn't hurt to learn a course.  Even with BLO I tend to win first try now that I read the minimap for curves up ahead a bit more.
4) I play with music off in pretty much every racing game, I want to hear the car.  Skill songs kill this would be my complaint.


I'm now running Hetz, Coop, Gellar and Nimcosi (from Gamers With Jobs)
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« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2016, 12:08:30 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on September 29, 2016, 10:41:58 PM

I'm now running Hetz, Coop, Gellar and Nimcosi (from Gamers With Jobs)

I wonder when the game decides to put which gamertags in your game. I have a few people I don't know, but no one on my friends list who's actually playing the game. Just a few filler guys.
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« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2016, 07:47:03 PM »

I actually have two Gellars, yours and another that I've had even before I readded you named something like 'Itsmegellar' or something
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« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2016, 08:17:06 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on September 30, 2016, 07:47:03 PM

I actually have two Gellars, yours and another that I've had even before I readded you named something like 'Itsmegellar' or something

Hahahahaha. That's awesome. Everyone could use multiple Gellars.
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« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2016, 08:53:22 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 30, 2016, 08:17:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 30, 2016, 07:47:03 PM

I actually have two Gellars, yours and another that I've had even before I readded you named something like 'Itsmegellar' or something

Hahahahaha. That's awesome. Everyone could use multiple Gellars.

I'm having enough to deal with having just one Gellar in my game, thankyouverymuch. Tongue

You've been zipping ahead in every single race you've been in recently, making the fight for the first place a duel between the two of us every time, with the other cars merely background noise. For some reason your drivatar is much faster than others I've come across, regardless of car.
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« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2016, 09:58:45 PM »

That makes me want a Gellar of my own!

I have Tilt, Ron (GamingTrend) and Hark now along with one other guy.

I'm sitting at 98 cars in my garage though I am trying to ditch some of those. I bought a bunch of cars at auction before I noticed I had free DLC cars I hadn't accessed yet, so I ended up with some dupes. Doh.

I think last I looked I was around 1700 miles driven and I'm still having a blast. I've finished the bucket list, the midnight battles and driven on every road. I have 9 more travel boards before I get to fast travel anywhere for free. There are a few XP board I have found but haven't figured out how to access them (rooftop boards). Lots of championships yet to complete.
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« Reply #66 on: September 30, 2016, 11:53:32 PM »

medical issues have cramped my advancement, but I did wrap up bonus boards and barns. street races are definitely not my thing.  Liked my first few but the bumping and tight checkpoints got to me a few times.
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« Reply #67 on: Today at 02:34:20 AM »

Street races are not that fun, agreed.

You know what was fun/terrifying? The Laferrari Bucket List item. 230mph is really fast, guys.
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« Reply #68 on: Today at 04:04:45 AM »

Finally got some quality time with the game, had a work thing earlier in the week and I was away from home Sunday until Thursday night.  They did release a patch the other day that added support for my Fanatec wheel but the FFB wasn't that great luckily I have the Xbox Hub and running that in Xbox mode gives me good FFB on the PC.  The only issue is I can't remap my buttons and the default settings are not that great.

The game is fantastic, turning off the radio and just listening to the car is amazing, manually shifting gears is a ton of fun.  This game can be a relaxing ride or a tense racer depending on how you are feeling.     
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