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Prestige Mode Complaining Thread

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I think it might be healthy to have a thread where we can complain and curse at the game without being productive or actually giving constructive criticism. It's good for those of us currently working on this to get it all out.

 

Anyways, I have the first 4 spike races gold and I've been stuck on the fifth for about 4 hours. Fuck the 5th race, it's bullshit. The game is a disgrace it barely works properly. Unresponsive piece of shit, the turns dont make sense I'm barely losing any speed and I'm still 2 seconds behind. There's a spot where there's a bump on the straight road and the NPCs are actual maniacs, I wish they had never released this mode.

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I’ve 24/41 so far, have done all of the spike, manu and Amy events. The hardest by an absolute mile is Mental Block (8th Manu event). The longest any other event has taken me was 3 hours, most take me under an hour. However, Menal Block took me 11 hours of attempts to get gold on. There are many skill and luck based factors to consider. The skill based factor is obviously your ability to drift and get the most points out of every single turn over an almost 7 minute long period of time, but you also have a time limit to reach the ridiculous score. There seems to be a bug on PS5 though where timers are broken and throughout the event I couldn’t see how much time I had left, I just had to do it fast! The luck based factors are: bad server connection popups which prevent your score from counting for a few seconds at a time, which kills the run and makes you restart, traffic spawns which are probably the biggest problem, you need them to not spawn in some places as when they do, they’re unavoidable and you crash, losing your combo. There are also very random AI spawns where they’re racing up the hill and can also make you crash which ruins the run. Lastly (this happens more often than you think) you can even have players starting events that overlap with the Mental Block drifting track. I’ve had to change servers a few times because players started events which made many AI cars and themselves go through my track in the opposite direction, where they were impossible to dodge. 
 

I also had two runs that were extremely close about 9-10 hours in, I was about 3,000 points off the target, but I persisted and after 11 hours of playing I got the score. I recommend you do the Manu events after spike so you can get this ridiculous crap out of the way. Manu does have other very hard events but this one just broke me a little. Oh and lastly, I had to tune the build slightly from what you’ll find online. They usually recommend the extreme grip wheels which I’ve used for every event except mental block, I had to change the tyres to extreme drift so I could pull more points per drift, albeit it was harder to control the car. 

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Just started the Gold medal hunt yesterday, after giving a huge break from this game (I gave up after getting only 1 Bronze and 2 Silver medals, where I wasn't even able to get a Gold medal on Spike 1) and had 2 Gold medals (from Spike 1, and Spike 2) in around a total of 3.5 hours. In Spike 2, I was really lucky because I was stuck on the last drifting part and actually managed to nail that turn and got the Gold medal just 5 minutes before the server maintenance. Since this game is around 5.5 years old and needs an internet connection to play the game, I returned to this game once more, just to clear it out of my list (and I don't trust EA except for the Battlefield franchise). This will be a rough one...

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Fuck the 5th race, it's bullshit. The game is a disgrace it barely works properly. Unresponsive piece of shit, the turns dont make sense I'm barely losing any speed and I'm still 2 seconds behind. There's a spot where there's a bump on the straight road and the NPCs are actual maniacs, I wish they had never released this mode.

 

I really like this kind of challenging trophies and players like you (complaining about things they could just ignore if they're not interested) are the reason why it's a very uncommon thing in videogames... My post is completely useless but i needed to write it because I think it's truly sad.

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6 minutes ago, Salicylae said:

I really like this kind of challenging trophies and players like you (complaining about things they could just ignore if they're not interested) are the reason why it's a very uncommon thing in videogames... My post is completely useless but i needed to write it because I think it's truly sad.

Well, these kinds of threads are for the people that are interested in these kinds of challenges and getting their frustrations out here, and once the current challenge they're working on is done, they're here to celebrate and maybe sharing their tips out if the person is generous. Because trust me, a lot of these events are strict on time and point requirements which means there's only a slight room for error, maybe none, and even if you cross the finish line, your time will be recorded a bit late than the time you crossed the line, which will cause a lot of frustration. Think of here as a relaxing zone. A similar thread is in the following:

 

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31 minutes ago, XxIsa-GxX said:

Since this game is around 5.5 years old and needs an internet connection to play the game, I returned to this game once more, just to clear it out of my list (and I don't trust EA except for the Battlefield franchise). This will be a rough one...

Not sure I if would put my trust in battlefield either, but you do you. 😅

Embrace the bullshit my dudes, nfs doesn't hold back on it. You have my sympathies. Kolay gelsin! 😉

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1 hour ago, PreLoki said:

Not sure I if would put my trust in battlefield either, but you do you. 1f605.png

Embrace the bullshit my dudes, nfs doesn't hold back on it. You have my sympathies. Kolay gelsin! 1f609.png

I agree with you, I started this trophy because I wanted to challenge myself as should everyone else doing it, I knew what I was getting into. But personally I enjoy these kinds of challenges, it’s similar to the platinum time trial relics I had to do on crash 4. Practice makes perfect, as well as doing many runs until you get that perfect one, which by the way always gives a great feeling 

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On 20/03/2021 at 10:53 AM, cy1999aek_maik said:

The game is a disgrace it barely works properly. Unresponsive piece of shit, the turns dont make sense I'm barely losing any speed and I'm still 2 seconds behind. 

 

The other thread's OP

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this game is all I was expecting to get, love it. 

 

A similar thread yeah.

 

Seems to me like one is appreciating a challenge and another one is just blaming the game for his failure and complaining about it's difficulty though.

 

But I'm glad if I'm misinterpreting.

 

Good luck anyway, I wish you to enjoy it as much as I did.

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On 24/03/2021 at 9:15 AM, Salicylae said:

 

I really like this kind of challenging trophies and players like you (complaining about things they could just ignore if they're not interested) are the reason why it's a very uncommon thing in videogames... My post is completely useless but i needed to write it because I think it's truly sad.

this is more of a joke post tbh. I enjoy the game, but the challenge is very much luck based. You could do everything right and then an NPC can mess your run up. It happens a lot, especially in longer races with turns in which you can't afford to compromise losing time to avoid a car. The game is fine, but there's certain things that don't work right which really stand out in a challenge like this where the details matter

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I'm at 5/41 Gold medals as of now (completed only 5 Spike events) but my internet connection and the controller are kind of giving me some issues. In one of my attempts on "Torque of the Town", the car didn't rotate no matter how much I tilted or held down the left analog at the 1.20 mark and it cost me the Gold medal by like 0.83 seconds. On my last attempt at "Torque of the Town", I got a 'Very Bad connection' message in the middle of my attempt and it also registered my time late (and it didn't register my nitrous command when I held X in the middle of the time trial lol). Well, that was a clutch time to score (the Gold medal requirement is 1.44:00 in this event)...

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On 25/03/2021 at 0:15 PM, cy1999aek_maik said:

this is more of a joke post tbh. I enjoy the game

 

Alright alright, sorry then

 

On 25/03/2021 at 0:15 PM, cy1999aek_maik said:

but the challenge is very much luck based. You could do everything right and then an NPC can mess your run up. It happens a lot, especially in longer races with turns in which you can't afford to compromise losing time to avoid a car.

 

Not really actually, I know it looks like it, but NPCs aren't that random, sometimes they spawns or not but there is only some spots where they can be at a time after the start.

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I'm at 8/41 Gold medals as of now, and will be trying Manu's events next (which I am actually scared of the most). Spike events were alright, the time requirements might be tight but even making mistakes on the courses (and my car not rotating the way it's supposed to), I was still able to get the requirements cleared. I'll be recording my runs throughout this adventure, and did record Spike events. Although those runs might not be perfect, just want to share it out. Maybe the set-ups or the routes might help another person on the Spike events:

 

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On 3/24/2021 at 2:28 AM, damienjablonski said:

I’ve 24/41 so far, have done all of the spike, manu and Amy events. The hardest by an absolute mile is Mental Block (8th Manu event). The longest any other event has taken me was 3 hours, most take me under an hour. However, Menal Block took me 11 hours of attempts to get gold on. There are many skill and luck based factors to consider. The skill based factor is obviously your ability to drift and get the most points out of every single turn over an almost 7 minute long period of time, but you also have a time limit to reach the ridiculous score. There seems to be a bug on PS5 though where timers are broken and throughout the event I couldn’t see how much time I had left, I just had to do it fast! The luck based factors are: bad server connection popups which prevent your score from counting for a few seconds at a time, which kills the run and makes you restart, traffic spawns which are probably the biggest problem, you need them to not spawn in some places as when they do, they’re unavoidable and you crash, losing your combo. There are also very random AI spawns where they’re racing up the hill and can also make you crash which ruins the run. Lastly (this happens more often than you think) you can even have players starting events that overlap with the Mental Block drifting track. I’ve had to change servers a few times because players started events which made many AI cars and themselves go through my track in the opposite direction, where they were impossible to dodge. 
 

I also had two runs that were extremely close about 9-10 hours in, I was about 3,000 points off the target, but I persisted and after 11 hours of playing I got the score. I recommend you do the Manu events after spike so you can get this ridiculous crap out of the way. Manu does have other very hard events but this one just broke me a little. Oh and lastly, I had to tune the build slightly from what you’ll find online. They usually recommend the extreme grip wheels which I’ve used for every event except mental block, I had to change the tyres to extreme drift so I could pull more points per drift, albeit it was harder to control the car. 

idk if you know this or not, but in the options you can choose to play alone, which helps to negate some of the network connection shit, but I hope that helps! It's honestly kinda funny, cause I only have 1 gold medal so far, and it feels like I am doing so much and so little in return it's laughable in the amount of time I've put into this. life of a trophy hunter I guess lol

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6 hours ago, terrafin7 said:

idk if you know this or not, but in the options you can choose to play alone, which helps to negate some of the network connection shit, but I hope that helps! It's honestly kinda funny, cause I only have 1 gold medal so far, and it feels like I am doing so much and so little in return it's laughable in the amount of time I've put into this. life of a trophy hunter I guess lol

This feature seems to be broken, it gives a connection error each time. I got the trophy today though so I won’t need to stress out anymore haha. After having done all of them I still think Mental Block was the hardest. On The Dream Team however turned out not to be the hardest race which I found interesting and not what I expected, but it might just be due to experience. I think that some of the spike races were a lot more challenging than the dream team event 

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On 3/30/2021 at 3:40 PM, damienjablonski said:

This feature seems to be broken, it gives a connection error each time. I got the trophy today though so I won’t need to stress out anymore haha. After having done all of them I still think Mental Block was the hardest. On The Dream Team however turned out not to be the hardest race which I found interesting and not what I expected, but it might just be due to experience. I think that some of the spike races were a lot more challenging than the dream team event 

Update as of now I got my second gold star. the more I put the time in the more it pisses me off but still, I'll preserve. the play alone thing also is pretty broken but when it does work it helps out a bit. it does make me angry when they have a maintenance break for the servers RIGHT when I wanna actually sit down and get some progress in. I'm currently working through the drifting events and the Wide and Tight one is giving me quite a bit of trouble, but I'm sure as I keep doing it ill get it eventually.

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Im finding the drift events way harder than the race ones... i only need 3 race golds left(including finale) the drift contest and gymkhana have such narrow paths.. then you got the cops along with the npc racers hellbent on ramming into you while you are drifting and you hit a wall losing all points. random npc cars just stopping and all these parked cars... then on top of it i drifted over a curb and the game sent me flying 20feet in the air. Im losing my shit lol

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