2020 Update Discussion

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  • OzzmanOzzman Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Holy c**p that's a lot to digest. Sound very promising (aside from the fact that we get hundreds of new cars again). Championship and bugfixes are very much welcome. Looking forward to it.
  • Nacho101Nacho101 Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭
    I love the idea of the new championship mode, and earning renown points to enter is brilliant. Well done Hutch.
  • AndreasSimmerAndreasSimmer Posts: 1,392 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice, cant wait to start.
  • HeissRodHeissRod Posts: 6,096 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22
    Nice!  Will everyone start at zero Renown or will you provide some starter funds to players?  

    Assuming the update comes out tomorrow morning, I'd hate to wait until tomorrow afternoon to try it out. :p
  • greddygreddy Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks nice :) 
  • O__VERO__VER Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Preview of the Championship.


    Is that an old screenshot or are all the car images squashed like that?
  • AndreasSimmerAndreasSimmer Posts: 1,392 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Blue2moro said:
    They're aimed more at the IGF crowd than the web crowd (which tends to be older players).
    They’re generally made by, and aimed at, people with the guile and sophistication of a pebble, and the attention span of a Haribo-fuelled toddler. 
    Your posts became rare but still on point. Thanks for the smile.

  • AvengedAvenged Posts: 520 ✭✭✭✭
    No love/interest for the new cars once again.

    But the championship thing is mildly interesting I'll give you that.
  • KarhgathKarhgath Posts: 162 ✭✭✭
    S3XY said:
    O__VER said:
    I can get over an ugly and dated UI, but this **** is gonna bug me every time I play.

    Come on Hutch. Like I said the other day somewhere on here, we play this game because we're car fans. We love the speed, the smell, the feel, the sound, the look of cars. This game only does one of those things – the looks – so at least get it right.


    I can totally feel you, as a designer...
    In my head it has to be an early prototype, but then it's weird that they would post it and not the final UI. I just went back to the campaign menu and that one is super slick and high quality. The above feels like a quick mockup I would do at work to show a concept... Even then I'd take the 10 extra seconds to crop and not resize the picture...

    Let's see how it looks in game
  • HeissRodHeissRod Posts: 6,096 ✭✭✭✭✭
    12:01am CST and no update :(
  • hillclimberhillclimber Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jay said:


    In game forum has patch notes...
    Will Opel be tagged as german or like the RQ8 Manta GTE we already have in game as GB? Of course the second makes only little sense. I assume this has been mentioned before?
  • Snaetch89Snaetch89 Posts: 47
    Preview of the Championship.


    damn havent been this excited about the game since.. i would say 1.5years. lets see how long it holds up.
  • greddygreddy Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    I like the fact that they can expand this championship whenever they want with new car as a prize.

    Hope championship races includes santa monica, nurburgring and mountain enviroments. It would be nice to finally have option to test cars on those races. 
  • evilprofesseurevilprofesseur Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    O__VER said:
    I can get over an ugly and dated UI, but this **** is gonna bug me every time I play.

    Come on Hutch. Like I said the other day somewhere on here, we play this game because we're car fans. We love the speed, the smell, the feel, the sound, the look of cars. This game only does one of those things – the looks – so at least get it right.


    I was wondering when you'll point it out. Even without the squash it looks really off and completely not in line with the design of the rest of the game.
  • O__VERO__VER Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    O__VER said:
    I can get over an ugly and dated UI, but this **** is gonna bug me every time I play.

    Come on Hutch. Like I said the other day somewhere on here, we play this game because we're car fans. We love the speed, the smell, the feel, the sound, the look of cars. This game only does one of those things – the looks – so at least get it right.


    I was wondering when you'll point it out. Even without the squash it looks really off and completely not in line with the design of the rest of the game.
    It took me all of a few seconds to spot. Don't know why Hutch can't see these things!

    And agreed, this UI is quite inconsistent with the rest of the game. I'm not sure how this kind of stuff keeps getting through. There has to be zero quality control.
  • evilprofesseurevilprofesseur Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    O__VER said:
    O__VER said:
    I can get over an ugly and dated UI, but this **** is gonna bug me every time I play.

    Come on Hutch. Like I said the other day somewhere on here, we play this game because we're car fans. We love the speed, the smell, the feel, the sound, the look of cars. This game only does one of those things – the looks – so at least get it right.


    I was wondering when you'll point it out. Even without the squash it looks really off and completely not in line with the design of the rest of the game.
    It took me all of a few seconds to spot. Don't know why Hutch can't see these things!

    And agreed, this UI is quite inconsistent with the rest of the game. I'm not sure how this kind of stuff keeps getting through. There has to be zero quality control.
    I've seen similar situations before and I'm going to guess that there's currently no design oversight or the resident deisgner is a junior. I imagine that the original game designs were made by an external company/contractor or the original designer left some time ago. Which is a shame, many parts of the game are quite beautiful and well planned. This view certainly does not live up to the standard set  by the rest of the game. 

    I remember your previous mock-ups, they should hire you as a consultant.
  • JayJay Posts: 2,485 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anyone been checking app stores for update?
  • MrpiratepeteMrpiratepete Posts: 830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jay said:
    Anyone been checking app stores for update?
    Yes, constantly but it's not up yet.



  • OzzmanOzzman Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a bad feeling it might be next week. :)
  • REALAISREALAIS Posts: 563 ✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    I have good feeling it will arrive in next 24hrs time.
  • RWareRWare Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is probably the most extensive and exciting amount of patch notes I've seen in a while, thanks for this.

    Im particularly excited in exploring the new championship and using the newer environments at test beds, as they dont appear in original campaign.

    The Tier rewards increase on overfill is really pleasant too. Could Place 11 now be a maybe for T1 / T2 instead of constant disappointment?
  • Blue2moroBlue2moro Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    It will depend whether we need renown points to unlock a championship or to start each race in the championship. If it's the latter it will be expensive to just run a race to test a car out on 1 track when you could be using that renown to progress in the championship.

    Also @RWare that particular improvement is just that bracket 5 will display the correct number of players in an over filled bracket. Ie 151-896 instead of 151-500 
  • 0171801718 Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    Apparently Ariel are coming, wonder how the atom compares to the super light and the nomad compares the the escort and Porsche rally?
    I was delighted to read about Ariel too.

    I checked some videos: https://youtu.be/   lTAUV1Yj4NE?t=483


    Here we have the video of a "fast lap" which resembles the fast circuit we know in top drives, the car was a komo-tec Ariel Atom:
    https://www.youtube.com/   watch?v=NaKjMCH1a_c

    In the comments there is a ranking:
    this is bonkers!

    then we got this drag race in a Atom 4: https://www.youtube.com/   watch?v=5giKn8ZyZ1Y
    and they display times for
    0-60
    720S       2,73s
    Atom4    3,01s
    0-100
    720S       5,35s   (MRA > 100)
    Atom4    6,78s   (MRA < 100)
    1/4 mile
    720S       10,2s
    Atom4    11,22s
    1/2 mile
    720S       15,87s
    Atom4    17,89s

    Finally I checked fastestlaps.com and found this:




    It will be interesting which specific models they include and what data they use...







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  • RobGripesRobGripes Posts: 2,376 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Blue2moro said:
    They're aimed more at the IGF crowd than the web crowd (which tends to be older players).
    They’re generally made by, and aimed at, people with the guile and sophistication of a pebble, and the attention span of a Haribo-fuelled toddler. 
    I like Haribo. Now, what were we talking about again?
  • bertmcfishbertmcfish Posts: 193 ✭✭✭
    I’m updating, very slowly via a **** 4G signal, on my iPhone 
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