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25 minutes ago, ars said:

Rain.

 

RAIN.

Sounds like a fitting description of all DLC packs xD

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1 hour ago, totallycrushed said:

 

Was that the Velocity DLC? Looking at my trophies, I cleared it in 4ish hours :D Seriously only ones i had some difficulty were the Elements and AMG.

 

It might've been, I have a faint recollection it was a DS Survolt hot lap and the track, is Chile's Iquique the one which doesn't have barriers, instead rippled sand cliff walls which'll throw your car into a spin? One of those tracks. And of course the devs had been on a binge and thought it funny to turn rain intensity on max because WOW DUDE THEY'LL NEVER SEE IT COMING! It was miserable, I usually stay on the track and keep pushing my time further, just see how far I can take it, but this time the instant I finally hit a good time I quit the whole turd.

 

When I started the game I wanted to make the grind more inspiring and took it my challenge to put myself on top on every friend leaderboard on every event, AMG was actually one of the first DLCs I played while still learning to drive. Damn those front heavy german cars drive horrible in this game. Anyway once I got my 100% AMG was the first DLC I returned to, had this idea to clean up and put myself back on top on all the events I had been beat on. Awesome to see how slow I had been a year before, how the game had slowly sunk in and how "easy" it was to get good laps this time around.

 

But yeah, german cars still drove like elephants on skates, and since all but one (1) event wasn't in the rain I came to my senses after topping AMG, called bs on the whole rainy rain crap and promptly deleted the game. Haven't looked back, really :P

 

@Satoshi Ookami Oh yes it is. It's like they just ran a script to create an event with random cars, random tracks, then add rain. I mean the game doesn't even have a story, just XP rolling into the millions, random cars, random tracks... and rain. Must be the most uninspired pile of DLC I've ever seen. Apart from asking a fee for recolored panties on some random RPG anime chick of course.

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The low-visibility, Hyper class races are ridiculous. Feel like just closing my eyes and hoping for the best would be less hassle. The rest of the DLC are pretty straightforward and enjoyable however.

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I'm having issues with NO LIMITS Time Attack for Civic TYPE R.

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Personlally i found the dlc to be moderate difficulty  but it will just depend on how good u are at these type of games. Took me about 2 hours for each dlc pack 

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31 minutes ago, Eraezr said:

I'm having issues with NO LIMITS Time Attack for Civic TYPE R.

 

The best thing you can do is to keep the times you use the brake at a bare minimum as the acceleration of the Honda is rather slow. Also don't forget that you can cut some corners a little bit.

Personally I also restarted the time trial in most cases when I wasn't able to perform a good lap as the initial lap always seemed to have a much better starting speed.

 

You may also try to watch some videos, here's the one embedded in the guide from PST:

Spoiler

 

https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/5531740-post2.html

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VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: I noticed to turn off assisted braking or turn it off to at least low

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So I've completed all the DLCs and most of them are pretty easy - you can complete every race after a few tries.

The only 2 hardest ones are Elements because of the Venom Hot Lap 2 and AMG because of the One Man, One Engine. The AMG one is the worst DLC ever. Not only it is hard but unlike every other DLC it has only 3 bronze trophies, not a single silver or gold :(

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On ‎22‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 6:44 PM, totallycrushed said:
On ‎27‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 2:46 PM, kalimullin said:

So I've completed all the DLCs and most of them are pretty easy - you can complete every race after a few tries.

The only 2 hardest ones are Elements because of the Venom Hot Lap 2 and AMG because of the One Man, One Engine. The AMG one is the worst DLC ever. Not only it is hard but unlike every other DLC it has only 3 bronze trophies, not a single silver or gold :(

 

I also remember that amg dlc. Very difficult but there is a way. When i reached level 60 i got the elite level extra time trail. I remember my first with the Ferrari 599 xx. Tried again and again and shaved some seconds off untill i did it. Now that was a challenge. Pro tip for me use the 3rd person view for time trials because the handling isn't that great. Better crash en drift control on narrow roads. I reached my platinum within 2 months driver level 103 elite level 43. Need more stars (108) from extra dlc to get to elite level 60. Will cost me an extra 8€ now or 14 € without sale discount.

I don't know what stage but there's one where you must use manual transmission. In the rain with the ariel atom. Very twichy. Always stay at least a gear higher than normal. Never 1st gear   

 

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I think the AMG dlc was more difficult than venom hot lap 2. Especially the "One man One Engine" and "Back to Black"

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DLC difficulty comes down to your skill in the game. The only thing that took a wee while for me to do was 'One Man, One Engine', because of the clean sectors and a decent time.
Venom Hot Lap 2 was done within 5 tries. Anyone can do these DLCs, you just need to be good at the game.

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Venom Hot Lap 2 is where my quest for 100% came to an end. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't beat the time! Very frustrating... I would like to attempt it again in the future... maybe. 

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37 minutes ago, Venocide said:

Venom Hot Lap 2 is where my quest for 100% came to an end. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't beat the time! Very frustrating... I would like to attempt it again in the future... maybe. 

Have you tried adding cheese?

Took me about 30 to 40 minutes to get that 3rd gold star using this method. It was far easier than trying to do it legit. My final time was 1:19:997 but that was enough.

 

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On 1/11/2017 at 5:43 PM, FilmFanatic said:

Have you tried adding cheese?

Took me about 30 to 40 minutes to get that 3rd gold star using this method. It was far easier than trying to do it legit. My final time was 1:19:997 but that was enough.

 

 

Oh I am so trying this...

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It's when you get into three-starring the DLC events you start to see how shallow and unpolished this game is. The weather effects get on your nerves after a while. Like, I get that you're proud of them, but do you really need to have every second race take part in pouring rain? It makes it so damn hard to see, especially since the rain-on-windshield effects are not removed when your camera is outside the car! Most of the night stages have very poor track lighting which just adds to the irritation. Seriously, try loading up Bryggen or that mountaintop observatory in a snowstorm and see how you fare. Ridiculous.

 

The AI is fucking broken on some of these events, like you CAN NOT win it by driving cleanly. You have to add cheese somewhere to break ahead of the pack or typically 1-2 cars in front pull away too much to catch up. It doesn't help that the events are so goddamn short, like why couldn't it be three laps instead of TWO most of the time? The most consistent way I've found to get a good position early is to just fucking t-bone into the first sharp corner at speed, take the collision penalty but usually go from like 7-8th to 2-3rd place coming back out of that turn. This also works wonders to win the duel races. Just smash out the opponent in the first turn and you'll often get the lead you need to win, even with the heavy rubber-banding antics of the AI barreling up from behind you.


Speaking of rubber-banding, study what's going on in your rear-view mirror some time, good for a laugh. You'll see that car you CLEARLY passed at superior speed 10 seconds ago come up from behind you - which is interesting considering you were too far away to draft and have been flat on the throttle ever since. So naturally you block it, but then the car behind that one just pulls out wide the other side and gains an inexplicable amount of acceleration to attempt to overtake you instead. It's like they're predators hunting you in packs, I don't know whether to laugh or be infuriated. Same thing when you're overtaking, as soon as you pull out to overtake that clearly slower car it suddenly starts driving at your speed, like he just had the throttle halfway down to fuck with you. In addition to this, the AI drive like you're not there. They seem to try to take other AI into account - but NOT you. I've had so many clean sector requirements ruined to this fucking moronic AI just rubber-banding up behind and slamming into me. Also there are too many cars, 12 is too much for most of these tracks considering how narrow they get. Seriously some of the tracks narrow down to little more than bike paths in spots and you're somehow supposed to ram 12 supercars down them. It devolves into nothing more than bumper cars with Ferraris, and it's so GOD DAMN UNSATISFYING.

 

For whatever fucking reason when you're going for the hot lap events the gold star time always starts out a higher speed than you off the hot start. Some of the tracks start on long straights, and by the time you make it to the first corner you're easily a full second behind the gold time, which would ordinarily should not be possible to make up, but the devs seem to have added precisely one spot pr. event where the AI goes inexplicably slow for some reason, allowing you to catch up. Why they couldn't just have it start at the same speed as you I'll never be able to fathom.

 

And there's just so much DLC, I'm having to spend 5-6 hours pr. pack for all the trophies, sometimes more (fuck you and your mama AMG) and it's ALL THE FUCKING SAME. The same fucking shitty tracks, the same fucking rain, the same fucking lobotomized AI cars forcing you to restart OVER and OVER and OVER. There's very little difference between the cars of a certain class really, some are just a bit more steery than others (and some are a fucking broken mess like the Koenigsegg Regera). On one hand good, because once you know the tracks by heart you just have to re-tune your braking inputs to master it with a new car. On the other bad, because it's boring and pointless.

 

It's such a painful game to play.

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i say i didnt really have trouble with it, some races i had trouble with, does anyone know how to do the one buggy race where you need to hit a certain speed in it, i cant for the life of me get the gold star for it and the buggy in the rain, how did u do it

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If I understand correctly, you only need to every win 1 event on Gold Star difficulty per DLC. All the rest can be done on silver?

 

I'm seeing all these posts about getting gold stars but is playing on gold star difficulty ever necessary other than for the 1 win per DLC?

 

 

EDIT: There's a lot of conflicting information online but it seems like it's possible to get the completionist trophies on easy difficulty. I'll try to do so and confirm. 

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40 minutes ago, DoucetDudes said:

If I understand correctly, you only need to every win 1 event on Gold Star difficulty per DLC. All the rest can be done on silver?

 

I'm seeing all these posts about getting gold stars but is playing on gold star difficulty ever necessary other than for the 1 win per DLC?

 

 

EDIT: There's a lot of conflicting information online but it seems like it's possible to get the completionist trophies on easy difficulty. I'll try to do so and confirm. 

You have to get all of the gold stars for the completionist trophies. I recently tested it and the trophy didn't pop when I only had all of the Silver stars for one of the DLC packs.

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47 minutes ago, DoucetDudes said:

If I understand correctly, you only need to every win 1 event on Gold Star difficulty per DLC. All the rest can be done on silver?

 

I'm seeing all these posts about getting gold stars but is playing on gold star difficulty ever necessary other than for the 1 win per DLC?

 

 

EDIT: There's a lot of conflicting information online but it seems like it's possible to get the completionist trophies on easy difficulty. I'll try to do so and confirm. 

Like @Smzthy said, getting all Gold stars is required. They were pre-patch and they still are now. ''Gain all stars in '<DLC name>' means all Silver and Gold stars.

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Can I have one event where it doesn't rain.  Sure the weather effects are good but man.  The difficulty of the dlc packs varies.  Some events are piss easy and some, mostly the time trials are quite hard.  

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I finished all of the DLC a couple weeks ago and I managed to get 100% on them all, despite feeling like I was often driving well above my base skill level. I found some packs much, much harder overall than others though.

 

For me I think the Torque DLC was definitely the hardest for me on the whole.

AMG was also pretty difficult with a few of the events and requirements.

 

Many had just one or two events that I found harder than the rest of the events in the pack, but all were eventually doable with a lot of persistence and restarts. 

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5 hours ago, closertim said:

Can I have one event where it doesn't rain. 

Nope, not possible.

Also, the best thing is when it's okay for the first few laps.

Only for the last to start raining and screwing up your whole run :

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37 minutes ago, Satoshi Ookami said:

Nope, not possible.

Also, the best thing is when it's okay for the first few laps.

Only for the last to start raining and screwing up your whole run :

 

I got frustrated when I would start a race at what seemed like 3pm and five laps later it was somehow 1am. The change in light made me crash so many times.

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On 15/08/2018 at 5:32 PM, Satoshi Ookami said:

Nope, not possible.

Also, the best thing is when it's okay for the first few laps.

Only for the last to start raining and screwing up your whole run :

I was racing earlier today,  blue sky , sunny as then out of the blue it's a monsoon. All in about half a laps duration. 

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