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#61 shotgunshine

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

Just played the demo and it is really fun. I'll be picking this up tomorrow.

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#62 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

Well, with the impending release of Halo 4 I plan to open up the club to anyone and not have it be invite only...

Honestly, I've thought about it before now but we've seem to be doing a good job on keeping up on membership but I know this game won't likely be the main game for everyone here soon. Maybe even already with AC3 coming out.

Also, I've never looked to verify anyone's CAG's membership so really I'm not sure why I've kept it close outside of the first few invites do to them getting leadership rights.

Anyhow, any objects let them be known soon... :)

In other news, minus one showcase race which I just unlocked, and a Barn Find that seems to be slow to drop for everyone I've finished off all the single player stuff and will likely take myself to MP in the morning. (Hopefully, the learning curve isn't too painful.)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

I'll join, but christ... as you said, too much to play too little time.

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#64 shotgunshine

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

I'm Loving the open world...its fun just to randomly drive around. Going to try some multiplayer later. i'll join the club the next time I play.

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#65 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

I'm Loving the open world...its fun just to randomly drive around. Going to try some multiplayer later. I’ll join the club the next time I play.


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Club News, I looked around for a way to make it so that its open to all without approval but the only option is invites only (very closed, I would have to send invites out) or what we have now... So what we have now will have to stay.

THIS MEANS IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND HALO 4 IS OUT AND YOU WISH TO JOIN... PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF IT IN THIS THREAD!

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We have room for one more leader who can do approvals... Is there anyone who thinks this will be their end all be all game for the forthcoming timeframe? If so post and I'll get you promoted. :)

Multiplayer, Holy Cow its fun! I've goofed around in Forza 3 with a friend in online play but never really spent anytime playing it... but this is seriously fun. The slot machine at the end is almost as good as the slot machine in Borderlands 2.

My tips, I think I said it earlier but a car with a quick launch is better than a car with more power/top speed. If you can get off the line you can avoid most of the trouble as there is whole bunch of people online who are aggressive... Not so much in wrecking you, though that does happen, as much as just not taking a more conservative, yet more than likely, faster approach.

Breaking. Its a good thing.

Second, learn the tracks and learn your cars... Find two or three cars you really like for each class and try to stick with them.

Third... Ah, make sure you have those cars setup for the classes you want to run them in... They do you no good in your garage at max level.

(With that said... Tomorrow, I'll get my favorite cars added to the garage at the level I like to run them at.)

#66 dirtyvu

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

is there a place that list what tracks are most used in multiplayer? or do I have to learn all of them? I still haven't finished the single player campaign (too many games I'm trying to play).

every multiplayer experience has been nerve-racking with all the demolition derby and I'm just terrible at it. And once you get behind, there's little to help you catch up. using Burnout as an example (and not saying Burnout is better), but they have traffic and nitro so that even if you fall into last place, you still have a shot at getting first place.

the only thing I've been able to do is get on the inside of another car in a turn and ride that car so that I don't lose control and exit the turn faster.

#67 krashhole

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

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#68 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

is there a place that list what tracks are most used in multiplayer? or do I have to learn all of them? I still haven't finished the single player campaign (too many games I'm trying to play).


I haven't seen it... but I imagine if you go to a custom game and set one up yourself you will likely see them all. (Steal glances at the mini map in the straightaways... and don't hesitate to use the assist that shows you the proper path, or like I do, just the proper breaks points.)

every multiplayer experience has been nerve-racking with all the demolition derby and I'm just terrible at it. And once you get behind, there's little to help you catch up. using Burnout as an example (and not saying Burnout is better), but they have traffic and nitro so that even if you fall into last place, you still have a shot at getting first place.


Not necessary true... You can get back into the race even when far behind but unlike a few other racers you're not completely in control of your own fate... All you can do is run a cleaner race than your fellow drivers and hope for them to make mistakes... Yeah, you might not outright win it but placing is nearly as good and its been a rare run where I've seen three other drivers run a perfectly clean race.

A few more hints I thought of that might not be obvious to others...

Drafting; I think it kicks in around 65 MPH but if you travel in someone's path, right behind them and even at some distance, you car will have to use less horsepower to do. Which, leaves spare horsepower to pull out and slingshot past them. (The game does a fair job of telling you when your drifting so you should be able to become to learn the sweet spots pretty easily.)

Braking; Breaking, breaking, breaking... Proper breaking might be more important than speed in winning/placing in events so lets talk about it:

1) Breaking into a corner, not in the corner, or after the corner for that matter. If you're not on the accelerator halfway through most corners your breaking late or not nearly enough.
2) If its red you likely need to break. Not a true written in stone rule as some cars can out corner the need to break so you have to get to know your car but for the most part if the path before you is red than you need to break. It might just need a tap but it need some sort of breaking.
3) Break in a straight line... If you have to break hard for a corner try to do so while not turning the wheel. If the wheels are turned the car is more likely to lose its 'balance' and get lose. (Lose means the back ends is slipping out behind the car.)

Drifting; Yeah, it looks cool and it scores you some bonus style points but remember that a fast car depends upon traction and drifting is a sign of less than seller traction. (Note: there are times where drifting is the proper way to do it but its actually pretty rare on asphalt/tarmac so try to keep it to a minimum..)

the only thing I've been able to do is get on the inside of another car in a turn and ride that car so that I don't lose control and exit the turn faster.


See my tips for breaking... Nothing wrong with a bit of bumping for position but the Forza community frowns on using another car as your sole means of breaking... So try and make sure you're not doing that.

Also, it might be your car of choice... Though it might. Cars with low handling scores just aren't very useful in races with a bunch of turns...

And with that said... This morning I added two cars to the garage. So you might want to give them a try!

I would say the Nissan GT-R is the car that most impressed me in the game. Its styling isn't really exotic but it preforms with some of the best S class cars in the game. (If its not outright the best in class.)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:22 AM

I used granturismo's shared NIssan GT-R Black edition and blew away a mp race of Vipers and other "higher class" exotics at the start line. I screwed up a turn late in the race to go from second to last though. The Nissan is great.

#70 dirtyvu

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:28 AM

thanks for your tips, inmate! i'll take it to heart! :D

#71 shotgunshine

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

Thanks for the tips. I haven't tried any races yet on multiplayer. I've only done infected, which is fun. I'm not to far into the single player. I just got my blue wrist band.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Hmm, have my posts disappearing again.

I'll be getting the game hopefully today. One question, is there any online pass sort of code in the box?
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#73 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

I used granturismo's shared NIssan GT-R Black edition and blew away a mp race of Vipers and other "higher class" exotics at the start line. I screwed up a turn late in the race to go from second to last though. The Nissan is great.


Yeah, I didn't realize we had so many in the garage till after I had already shared mine. Besides GT's and mine there is another one also. (Sorry, I cannot remember who shared it.)

Anyhow, I might play around with it at the R3 level and see if its capable of being as successful at it as we really don't need three of the same cars at the same class. (Though I'm sort of doubting that it will find success. The Aventador (lamborghini LP-700-4) features all the same perks as the GT-R plus unrelenting speed that the GT-R just doesn't have.)

#74 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

I'll be getting the game hopefully today. One question, is there any online pass sort of code in the box?

I don't think so... I got the CE so the online pass could have been rolled into it but I sort of doubt it.

#75 krashhole

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Good information Inmate. Also, a lot of issues can occur depending on the type of car you are using. Examples would be Bugattis and GTR's. I have seen a plethora of these cars and it's because people want to go balls out fast. Those 2 cars are a beast off the line, but they suffer terribly at handling. For the most part, AWD cars don't handle technical tracks very well. Anyone who has ever tried to post decent times on Fujimi can attest lol.

Woodcan, Forza does not use online passes.

#76 krashhole

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

I'd like to thank Inmate for making me a leader within the club. I have a pretty strong background in Forza, and is one of the only games I will play for a long ass time. Forza 2 still remains in my library because I personally feel it was the best out of the 4.

I sent out some friend requests last night and will send some more today.

Hope to race with you guys soon!

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#77 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

Good information Inmate. Also, a lot of issues can occur depending on the type of car you are using. Examples would be Bugattis and GTR's. I have seen a plethora of these cars and it's because people want to go balls out fast. Those 2 cars are a beast off the line, but they suffer terribly at handling. For the most part, AWD cars don't handle technical tracks very well. Anyone who has ever tried to post decent times on Fujimi can attest lol.


Personally, I've always thought the Bugatti biggest problem was simply that it has too much speed for most of the tracks, if not all, and its just way too easy to get into trouble! :lol:

As for technical tracks and whatnot... Not really sure what a technical track is (Though, if I had to venture a guess I would say one with many turns) but I haven't really noticed any weakness with the GTR in Horizon... Granted, I've mostly done point-to-point stuff so its quite possible for me not to notice something.

I'd like to thank Inmate for making me a leader within the club. I have a pretty strong background in Forza, and is one of the only games I will play for a long ass time. Forza 2 still remains in my library because I personally feel it was the best out of the 4.


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#78 krashhole

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Yeah, Horizon doesn't really have any technical tracks because it's basically just an arcade game and not a simulator. I personally stay away from the bugattis because they are just so sloppy. They are great for straight tracks and setting some fast speed records, but that's about it.

I'd like to get some feedback from the club members regarding times and days that you guys can be on. That way we can start planning some race nights.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

For anyone that hasn't found all of the discount signs, my buddy Meangreen posted this on Facebook for me. Here you go.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hmm, have my posts disappearing again.

I'll be getting the game hopefully today. One question, is there any online pass sort of code in the box?


No, there is no online pass bullshit like EA does.
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#81 dirtyvu

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

and no dedicated servers that get pulled after a year like EA. i still can't understand the EA fanboys that allow that behavior to happen.

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For anyone that hasn't found all of the discount signs, my buddy Meangreen posted this on Facebook for me. Here you go.

Direct link: http://wikicheats.ga.../Discount_Signs


Thanks for this. Still working on finding them, but I know this will come in handy.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:18 AM

Hoping to pick this up on Black Friday. Would've gotten it at Target last week but they were sold out of Dishonored and I didn't want anything else (Buy 2 get 1). Game looks pretty awesome, hoping the online portion stays alive at least through winter!
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#84 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:44 AM

Yeah, Horizon doesn't really have any technical tracks because it's basically just an arcade game and not a simulator. I personally stay away from the bugattis because they are just so sloppy. They are great for straight tracks and setting some fast speed records, but that's about it.


That's pretty much me too... I own one but even when I'm just driving around in SP doing stuff I rarely use it. I prefer the Aventador, my Koenigseggs (or if you prefer Top Gear spelling my Koenigseggisseggggnignigsegigiseggggs :lol: ), and my McLarens. :D

I'd like to get some feedback from the club members regarding times and days that you guys can be on. That way we can start planning some race nights.


I the keyword is Nights than its Sunday and Mondays for me only... if its in general you can add pretty much US mornings to that list too. :)

Oh! I played the 'games' today (aka this morning) and I really found Cat and Mouse to be most enjoyable... Something that seems to be the exception as the playlist was pretty damn empty. :cry: (The others were okay... but I cannot help but think they're more about good ole random luck over a bunch of skill.)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

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#86 Malik112099

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

Xbox Smartglass for iOS is out. Might give it a whirl later.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

That's pretty much me too... I own one but even when I'm just driving around in SP doing stuff I rarely use it. I prefer the Aventador, my Koenigseggs (or if you prefer Top Gear spelling my Koenigseggisseggggnignigsegigiseggggs :lol: ), and my McLarens. :D



I the keyword is Nights than its Sunday and Mondays for me only... if its in general you can add pretty much US mornings to that list too. :)

Oh! I played the 'games' today (aka this morning) and I really found Cat and Mouse to be most enjoyable... Something that seems to be the exception as the playlist was pretty damn empty. :cry: (The others were okay... but I cannot help but think they're more about good ole random luck over a bunch of skill.)

Yeah, I play this most nights EST and am always down to race. The games are pretty fun. I kind of like Cat and Mouse better in Horizon than in Dirt 3 because of the car variety, but Infected is better in Dirt 3 because of the multilevel playing areas. Still fun in Forza though, especially the warehouse map.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:46 AM

Xbox Smartglass for iOS is out. Might give it a whirl later.


Anyone knows if this thing works over WAN or is it LAN only?

My xbox is wired to a router on a diffferent LAN than my wireless, so I will be able to use it only if it works through an internet connection...

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#89 krashhole

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

I just downloaded the smartglass app on my iphone. Pretty damn amazed at how well it works. You can pretty much do everything right from the phone.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Anyone knows if this thing works over WAN or is it LAN only?

My xbox is wired to a router on a diffferent LAN than my wireless, so I will be able to use it only if it works through an internet connection...


Pretty sure it works via the Internet. Before It was Smartglass I was using the remote part to navigate over 3G.


Also, got the new car pack (season pass). I don't know how I feel about getting dlc then needing to work my ass off in game to use it. When I download map packs in CoD I get them immediately. I don't have to get to level 45 of my 3rd prestige or something like that before I can use it.