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1761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? (Now with Impressions - starting on pg 2) on: November 23, 2009, 10:59:30 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 23, 2009, 10:57:16 PM

just press Y to hire them,that is if you have been introduced to them by their boss in the story,it doesn't work until that point

Thanks!

1762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? (Now with Impressions - starting on pg 2) on: November 23, 2009, 10:48:21 PM
How am I supposed to use courtesans in the game? I run up to them when being chased but nothing happens and I can't seem to figure out how to trigger it.
1763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? (Now with Impressions - starting on pg 2) on: November 23, 2009, 08:34:58 PM
I started the campaign yesterday and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I am enjoying the game. In the first one it dropped you into things too quickly at times. I'm still running around as a shiftless youth in Florence and having a good time causing trouble.
1764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 23, 2009, 01:03:14 AM

Quote from: JayDee on November 22, 2009, 11:39:59 PM

Or do what I do and use cold blooded and walk fearlessly out in the open and take it down with your rocket launcher. The choppers are lucky to get one kill with
me around.

Or use Cold Blooded so you can walk around and hunt down the bad guys while they are shooting your team mates who are shooting at the air assets.
1765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 22, 2009, 05:38:28 AM
Well, this sucks. I unlocked Mastery of the ACR by getting my 40 FMJ penetration kills. That unlocks extended magazines so I think, hey great, more bullets. Not so. Instead of three 30 round mags (one in the gun), you get two 45 round mags. Same number of bullets. What a waste of time that was  thumbsdown

Oh, and to Pete. My local Little Phillys shop will make your cheese-steak with Cheese-Wiz, although I prefer provolone. And he has great bread, which he has shipped in every day from South Jersey. No wonder they are so expensive!

And by the way, my wife who lived in that area for several years, says the best cheese-steaks come from Camden  icon_biggrin
1766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 20, 2009, 03:48:57 PM
I unlocked the ACR rifle yesterday and it was a revelation. No muzzle rise on full auto, good damage and a decent amount of ammo. In the evening I got in some time and jumped into Express Team Deathmatch to build up some time with the ACR and did great. One match I had a 33-6 ratio, far better than I've done before. I thought for me the answer would be using LMGs, but now I'm not so sure. It is just a damn sweet rifle  icon_biggrin

For Perks 2 and 3 I'm using Cold Blooded and Ninja. I've tried others, but my play style is to not move as much as others, so I have to be able to hide from UAVs and other nasties. Also that means that except for the occasional match and map where the enemy obligingly keeps moving into my field of fire (I'm thinking Sub Base here) I won't be racking up high scores for the team, but this way at least I keep my deaths down as well.

Perk 1 is not as clear cut. I have been using Bling once I have a couple of attachments, but for some weapons this means I risk running out of ammo. Scavenger is a great item to counter this, and especially so if you use claymores, since you can have two active at once. Also useful if you have the grenade launcher. However, for LMGs Bling works better since you can have the grip and a sight, and I never seem to run out of ammo before I die with an LMG. Full auto rifles tend to be a different story.

One attachment I don't seem to do as well with is the silencer. I noted this again with the ACR. Shots that would have netted me kills with the silencer off sometimes didn't happen with it on. Since my reactions are slower than most players (and most inanimate objects as well icon_frown) I can't afford to have to put in that extra bullet or two. So the silencer is a no go. I'm just moving after shooting.

I really like the heartbeat sensor, now that I understand how to use it properly. Again, to equip with the sensor and a good sight I have to use Bling and therefore no Scavenger. I end up using the red dot or holographic sight, the ACOG and thermal being nice but are too restrictive to the field of view.

Last night I had several matches against opponents who fielded two guys with riot shields. I still suck at dealing with this situation. I know semtex is a good option, but I really like my claymore. And I did stop them one time from moving by dropping the claymore in front of them. I don't know if it really can kill them because I turned around and ran!

My other carry is dual flashbangs. I find these are useful for scouting. Pitch one into a building or behind a corner and if you get the "X" indication you know someone is back there.

And there's the secondary weapon. I was carrying a stinger, but I tend to die too often looking up to the sky. And since with Cold Blooded the air assets can't see me (right?) I will ignore them. I tried the Thump Gun but the damn time delay from trigger pull to firing is too annoying. So I think I'm just going for a semi-auto pistol as a last resort weapon.

Finally there's the kill streak rewards. I tend to keep mine down at the 3,4,5 level since it's unlikely I'll be racking up more than those numbers. However, I seem to be getting ambushed a lot waiting for a crate to drop. So I'm selecting non-crate options for now.

I'll be online this afternoon and probably this evening as well, so shoot me an invite if you need an extra team mate. Remember that now my privacy is set to Friends Only so if there's someone on the team that isn't on my Friends List I'll send them a request or they can do so first.
1767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 20, 2009, 12:51:11 AM

Quote from: pingwrx on November 20, 2009, 12:14:15 AM

I always use cold blooded you can walk right up to a sentry gun and just knife it bye bye sentry gun.

Wow, that explains why it seemed that our side always seemed to have so many sentry guns. Some were enemy, they just never fired.
1768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 18, 2009, 10:57:12 PM
Just letting folks know that I've changed my privacy settings to Friends Only, so if you aren't on my Friends list, I can't hear you. Just too many annoying people on XBL and MW2 right now.
1769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 18, 2009, 12:36:03 PM
I've thought about what Hark and others have said about being stealthy and I think I need to give it a try. Pete's suggestion of the ACOG and silencer also sound good. I guess that putting a silencer on an LMG just didn't sound like it would work, but if it keeps me off their radar it's worth a try.

1770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? on: November 18, 2009, 12:30:01 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 18, 2009, 04:51:04 AM

OK I've played about 4 hours now and I gotta say I am incredibly disappointed. 

Quote from: Clay on November 18, 2009, 03:21:17 AM

Well, I've put about 6 hours into this today and I have to say that it's easily my game of the year.

Must be a really great fifth and sixth hour!
1771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 18, 2009, 12:27:49 PM
Thanks for the link Pug, that app might help.

I took a little time off from MW2 and AC2 yesterday afternoon to fire up FM3 and download the new Hyundais. I also decided to run a small race series for North American cars up to F200 PI. When I looked at which of my garage cars it would allow, it listed every one of my NA cars irrespective of PI. Some reviewers call this a bug, but I guess since it's only in single player, I consider it a design feature  icon_wink. I can play by the rules and run an F200 car, or I can go with something else. I went with a Lexus R2 race car  icon_biggrin. Surprisingly, after my problems with the Holden (which contrary to it's name doesn't hold a thing, including the road) the Lexus was drivable with all the assists off, as long as you are gentle with the throttle. In fact it's possible to throw the car around quite a bit. Lots of fun.

I'll be getting back into FM3 over the next few weeks as I burn out on MW2 and get through AC2. Oh, and I also have GTA IV Ballad to try sometime. Where were all these games last summer?  icon_confused
1772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Reviews, impressions and discussions on: November 18, 2009, 02:14:41 AM
The patch is out for the PC that fixes (among other things) the missing item list problem. Anyone hear of a fix coming to the console versions?
1773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 18, 2009, 01:54:00 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 18, 2009, 01:12:25 AM

not sure what you mean by cold blooded and ninja become real options since they are what I run in normal mode and are huge advantages.  Silencers are arguably more important in normal mode as well since any shot fired shows position which isn't true in hardcore.

I'm thinking that in HC there is more camping and sniping. It seems to me that in regular mode there's more shooting so that non-silencer shooters aren't as concerned about giving away their position. You are right though about the silencers in regular mode, I didn't think about the radar bit.

My observation of HC and non-HC, in the latter there's a lot more moving around. In my hardcore matches there were more ambushes. And a lot more claymores being used. So people tended to stay in place.

For me, the best part of hardcore is that you can get a kill with fewer rounds. Yes, it's possible in regular with a headshot (I think), but it's frustrating in regular to empty half a clip into a guy and he keeps running. On a big map like Derailed I can use my FAL fairly effectively in hardcore, but in regular the FAL is pretty useless for me. Mind you, my horrible reaction time and poor aim don't help  icon_eek
1774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? on: November 18, 2009, 01:21:32 AM
I picked this up today, but with Forza 3 and MW2 taking up my time I might save this for the holidays. Glad that the reviews have been so overwhelmingly positive.
1775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 18, 2009, 12:27:01 AM
I hit the wall today in MW2. I was playing with a few of the group in regular TDM mode and it seemed that I was getting hammered constantly. Finally I decided to switch to Hardcore TDM and that was better, until I dropped into a group of twit adolescents. We were on the jungle town map (the one with two bridges) and they were whining that people were hiding in buildings. It's hardcore, twits.

 I know that Hardcore isn't a favorite of a lot of folks, but it really slows down the game. It makes silencers and heartbeat sensors more important, and the Cold Blooded and Ninja perks become a real option. Also popping a UAV at the right time can be a game changer. But I will try to get back into regular mode.

It's so quiet in Mercenary TDM, I wish they had Hardcore Mercenary TDM.

After putting up with the asshole chatter I finally gave up and went into Assassin's Creed 2 just to download and install my Gamestop Exclusive Content, then fired up Forza 3. I'll probably get back into MW2 tomorrow.

1776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 17, 2009, 01:21:39 AM
After playing around with Perks since the game was released, I'm tending on focusing on the same ones for most of my loadouts, and surprisingly it doesn't include Cold Blooded/Ninja. Mind you, this is for non-Hardcore TDM, I'd have to consider them for Hardcore.

Anyway, I'm liking Killstreak+1. I have UAV, Care Package and Predator as my three Kill Rewards (obviously I'm not planning on 25 kill streaks  icon_biggrin). This way I can contribute to the team even when I can't hit a damn thing. I also carry a Stinger. And I like to machine gun down enemy UAVs.

For Perk 1 I was using Scavenger, but it turns out that only my M4A1 loadout seemed to need the picked up ammo. Now I'm using Bling once I have a couple of attachments I like to use.

For Perk 3 I'm not quite sure which I like, yet.

I do know that I'm pretty useless with Sprinting. And I'm probably not going to use SMGs. However, I'm thrilled with my LMGs. I might end up with custom loadouts of nothing but LMGs.
1777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 16, 2009, 01:25:07 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 13, 2009, 02:48:21 PM

By the way, the Forzatune settings are changed more than I expected for F3. Different baseline caster and differential settings, on top of the stiffer suspension settings I already expected.

Do you have a new link? I checked the old FM2 tuning page and I don't see a link to a new FM3 page.
1778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 15, 2009, 03:42:54 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 15, 2009, 03:22:14 PM

Quote from: nymanium on November 15, 2009, 08:25:53 AM

Need to stop playing Team Death Match, too many people are camping. There would be minutes where there was no noise at all, no bullets, no grenades, nothing, just peace. And with every map having so many nooks and crannys for people to hide in, it gets really old, really fast to turn a corner and be shot by someone hiding. I know it's a valid strategy, but when everyone does it, it takes from the fun.

they give you plenty of tools to deal with camping.  from the heartbeat sensor to the riot shield.  There are counters to pretty much every tactic.  Only tactic that pisses me off to no end is bunny hopping which I feel has no place in any game but Halo. slywink

I've been playing mostly non-Hardcore TDM and I'd LOVE it if there was more camping. The enemies seem to constantly moving and shooting. I pick a spot, making sure no one is behind me, and five seconds later someone runs up behind me and whack me. It's one reason I like Hardcore, people don't run as much.

Hark, am I right that only Ninja defeats the heartbeat sensor? I've been using Cold Blooded and Steady Aim, but I'm thinking I should go Ninja instead for Perk 3.
1779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 14, 2009, 06:02:51 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 14, 2009, 09:23:02 AM

TDM Express! Nice.

Giving the people what they want. More death, less waiting.

Yeah, I unlocked Claymores, but I don't seem to be using them like I did in the past two CODs. I have been trying Blast Shield as well, can't really tell how well it works. It's nice that there are a number of options for that slot.

Hark is right, an AA weapon in secondary is a must for a couple members of the team at least. I'm carrying a Stinger since I can do more damage with that than a rifle against the other team.
1780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 13, 2009, 01:28:39 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 12, 2009, 11:40:09 PM

In other news, the Forzatune app was just updated to have Forza 3 settings.

Good news. Someday, when I get tired of MW2, I'll get back into FM3.
1781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 13, 2009, 01:26:35 AM

Quote from: msteelers on November 12, 2009, 10:00:32 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 12, 2009, 09:58:30 PM

I thought it happened pretty regularly, but that doesn't seem to be the case when I have FMJ equipped.  Perhaps I'll try using the "Bling" perk so that I can equip both FMJ and one of my scopes so that I don't have the use iron sights, but I still see this taking quite some time.  But I'd really like to unlock all attachments for at least one weapon.  Just one.  And FMJ is all I have left for the FAMAS rifle. 

Hmmm...I guess I'll be equipping the FMJ as soon as possible then. I'd like to get the FAMAS rifle completely unlocked as well, and it's sounding like the FMJ challenge is by far the longest.

I'm pursuing the same "FMJ" challenge, getting 40 penetration hits for the M4A1. I started yesterday and this afternoon when I stopped playing I had 34 of the 40. As Pete says, the best option is to equip the M4A1 with  FMJ and a good sight. The best maps are the ones with metal walls, like Scrapyard. Basically you look for someone who's shooting from partial cover and then try to shoot them through the cover. Unfortunately sometimes you end up going through an entire magazine without getting a kill, which also tends to expose you as well. I am a fairly lousy shot and have the reactions of a paralyzed otter, yet am up to 34 of the needed fourty kills. So it shouldn't be impossible for anyone. Tedious, frustrating, murder on your K/D ratio, but not impossible.

Mind you, I doubt I'll try to get the 40 FMJ kills for any other weapons  icon_eek
1782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 12, 2009, 09:47:53 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 12, 2009, 05:08:12 PM

Quote from: earicci on November 12, 2009, 04:42:49 PM

This game looks compelling for obvious reasons. However, as a 'graying' gamer is there any reason for me to pick this up for the single player campaign? I long ago lost the ability to keep up MP but enjoy some of the newer titles if the difficulty is somewhat manageable.

we've got some aging gamers who play in our MP matches as well.  Pretty sure one of them is nearing 60 though I won't mention his name for fear that he might shoot me slywink

I will once I can find my damn glasses!! AND GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
1783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 12, 2009, 02:51:46 AM
I got in about six hours of MP today, all TDM, and had a blast. I was writing down the map names and identified fourteen of them. And all of them pretty good.

I was concentrating on all the challenges for the M4A1. I got all of the attachments for the M4A1 except the extended mag, which I don't get till I get 40 penetration kills using FMJ. I got eight in a couple of maps, then a couple more in the next map, and then it seemed impossible. It's so frustrating since I got past the other  challenges easy enough. I guess I'll keep trying.

I have to keep in mind that in COD4 and CoDWaw I never got the challenges for a bunch of weapons. No need to force myself to spend time on weapons or options I  just don't like.

Since it's rare that I'm going to get kill streaks over five, and usually less, I'm using the perk that gives me the kill streak reward one kill earlier and my first one is the UAV. This way I help out my team by getting more UAVs up. Also this way other members of the team can focus on other kill streak options.

I'll be on again tomorrow afternoon and am planning on joining the Geezers Friday night.

I'd list my current K/D, but I'm having trouble converting the Roman notation to a ratio. Old timers, you know  slywink
1784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 11, 2009, 01:08:49 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 11, 2009, 12:45:40 AM

I started COD4 MP and W@W MP way late and still managed to be competitive.  I wouldn't let it discourage you.

And if Prestige works in this game like in the previous two, those ahead in levels will be back at level one sometime soon. It's a great game mechanic that keeps those who started early from always having an advantage.
1785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 11, 2009, 12:35:18 AM
Canceled my dentist appointment, left work early and picked up my copy at Gamestop a little after noon. Only four people in line at two registers, so it didn't take long, especially since the two guys in front of my weren't doing any trade-ins or other transactions. I carried my copy out to my car and as is my habit, I opened the package and examined the disk. And for the first time since I got Total War: Medieval, the disk had a flaw. Thank goodness for being diligent. I went right back in and back to the same clerk and swapped it out.

Played four hours of MP with several of the regulars including Hark and Teggy. Had a great time. Really a lot of fun with bigger maps, lots of great features and surprisingly well-performing server support. I really expected things to go to hell on opening day, but most matches were without significant lagging. It did seem like were were rotating among only a few maps, but they were good maps.

I then took a little break and then tried the Campaign. I wasn't terribly impressed, but then I wasn't a big fan of the campaigns of the previous two editions. Way too linear.

I went back and played another hour of MP, this time Mercenary Team Deathmatch. Again I had a great time and surprisingly enough in the fifth and six rounds I saw two new maps I hadn't seen in the previous four and a half hours. I think for TDM that's now about a half-dozen maps and all of them pretty good.

And, dare I say it, I may not immediately dive into Hardcore TDM when it gets unlocked. I didn't find the non-hardcore combat to be too difficult in getting kills.

Right now, unless something really bad happens, I'll say that this COD has the best MP of all  icon_biggrin
1786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 10:09:27 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 09, 2009, 10:04:06 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 09, 2009, 09:24:38 PM

Bugger, I have work and a dentist appointment and by then all the teeny boopers will be in line at the store. I'll see if I have time to spend there, but if it's a long line it's going to be Wednesday for me.

Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy - if theres a line at one store, go to one of the other hundred stores... maybe I'm spoiled by living in retail central.

I have it pre-ordered. Yeah, I could go across the street to Walmart, but that place is pure evil  icon_evil
1787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 09, 2009, 09:51:18 PM
I tried the online tuner for my Lotus Carlton when I upgraded to B class. It's better, but still a dog. Funny, people move out of the way for me anyway, I wonder why????



Man, I need a lightbar!
1788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Reviews, impressions and discussions on: November 09, 2009, 09:27:52 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 09, 2009, 07:58:48 PM

DLC coming November 24th

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/21439/Borderlands-DLC-Release-Date-Announced/

The Zombie Island of Dr.Ned

800 points

Will they have fixed the attributes problem by then as well?
1789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/09) on: November 09, 2009, 09:27:13 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 09, 2009, 06:59:56 PM

Technically I bought Modern Warfare 2 last week.  I just have to go pick it up tomorrow.

Technically I bought like the back cover a month ago, tomorrow I'll be paying for the rest of it. MW2 that is. Can't let Hark not have his "Temple as Target" time  nod
1790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 09:24:38 PM
Bugger, I have work and a dentist appointment and by then all the teeny boopers will be in line at the store. I'll see if I have time to spend there, but if it's a long line it's going to be Wednesday for me.
1791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 09, 2009, 04:31:41 AM
My gosh the Lotus Carlton is a dog. Upgraded it a bit and ran it at Catalunya in a C class race and it was sliding all over the place. I guess I'll have to do some serious tuning on it.
1792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 04:20:13 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 09, 2009, 04:07:25 AM

Glitches already pouring in...

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

Well, that's not encouraging.
1793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 08, 2009, 08:23:08 PM
Darn, one thing that apparently happens is that the parts aren't shared between different cars of the same make and model. So I can't move the parts from one VW to another. Bummer. Oh well, lesson learned.
1794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 08, 2009, 05:00:09 PM
Just my luck, here in central Florida the Gamestops never break street dates, dammit.
1795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 08, 2009, 04:58:07 PM
Quote
Are you actually buying a separate car for each class? I think I'd rather just save a tune config for each class and not have five of every car cluttering up my garage list.
Hmm, I didn't consider this. Rabbits are really cheap (4,000 cr) and even the highest upgrades don't cost much. But you are right, if I can just save the tune setup for each class that would be more manageable. Guess I'll be having a sale soon on some Rabbits!

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The Del Sol is a very nice design.  Simple, clean, and classy.
Thanks. I was trying something new.

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The Rabbit has too much going on for my taste.  It reminds me of those cars you see that have a million bumper stickers on 'em.
I was including decals for all the upgrades on the car. I kind of like the cluttered look  icon_biggrin
1796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 07, 2009, 08:30:36 PM
Really, I waited a day to post again, I'm not trying to seem like I'm spamming  icon_wink

My S class Killer Rabbit at Le Mans


And my classy Honda Del Sol Silver Edition
1797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 07, 2009, 12:39:57 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 06, 2009, 08:56:51 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 06, 2009, 08:00:37 PM

Ooo, web based would be SO nice. Link if you have one, please.

link in the post right after spacely sprockets up above. That's a Forza 2 one which will still work fine. The iphone app is about to get its first round update for Forza 3, so I'd imagine an updated web based one will be along soon. 

I used the web based app. My C class Rabbit did seem to handle better. The major test however was trying to get my Holden to quit being such a bear to drive. I got the data and made the changes (quite significant!), then tried it in a race at Silverstone. I think it handled better, but I finally did have to give in and turn on ABS and TCS, otherwise it's just too hard to control. I've spent about 80K on upgrades for the Holden so I am loath to give up on it, but sheesh it's such a pain. Honestly I'm ready to put it up for auction, just so I won't keep beating myself up trying to be able to win with it.

In other FM3 news (I love this game) my "Killer Rabbit" team has expanded and now boasts VW Rabbit GTi cars upgraded for all classes from F to A, with an S class to follow.
1798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 06, 2009, 10:04:45 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 06, 2009, 08:00:37 PM

If I don't want a Season race or an Event List race, I can use Free Play to run against the AI, but I don't get money or XP. However, if I go into Multiplayer, set up a race with seven AI, I can select all the variables and I get money and XP, even racing just against the AI. I'll have to test to see how what's received in MP matches up against Career race...

I just tested running in the MP against seven AI versus running the same race in Career mode. I used the same difficulty settings (all off, manual tranny, medium AI) in a D class race on the Catalunya School Circuit, five laps. The XP received was the same, 5,600. Money for the MP was slightly less at 10,080 versus 10,360. The cash difference in MP is 280 less, not a big deal. Maybe one of the difficult setting percentages isn't the same in MP.

So the only big change is there is no rewind in MP! Other than that, you can run a race with car you choose on a track you choose, make the same XP and almost the same money. Pretty cool.
1799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 06, 2009, 08:34:35 PM

Quote from: JayDee on November 06, 2009, 08:19:35 PM

Cool. I was disappointed when the game gave me three choices for my next set of career races and they were all above class F. I spent tons of time tweaking and designing my class F Yaris that I wanted to drive it around in one more set of races.

You don't have to go to MP if you want to keep driving that Yaris. In the "Go Race" menu, just select "Event List" instead of "Season Play". In the resulting matrix, the green blocks are races or series where you can use your current care, the blue ones require a different car that you have in your garage, and the grey ones need a car you don't currently have. If there is a check mark in the box you have already completed the series, getting all "gold". So you can pick a car and then pick a series.
1800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 3 Discussion on: November 06, 2009, 08:00:37 PM
Ooo, web based would be SO nice. Link if you have one, please.

Hey, I just figured out something. If I don't want a Season race or an Event List race, I can use Free Play to run against the AI, but I don't get money or XP. However, if I go into Multiplayer, set up a race with seven AI, I can select all the variables and I get money and XP, even racing just against the AI. I'll have to test to see how what's received in MP matches up against Career race, but boy that would be a nice option; it's something I wish Forza 2 had included.
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