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k.merse
12-08-2015, 15:23
I'm pondering about skipping the latest DLC for PCars becasue I doesn't feel it would add too much for me.
The R-8 and R-18 seems just like two more LMP cars and they are already abundant in the game, and I doubt they would be so different from the others.
The Audi IMSA 90 certainly has some reputation but it is again a single car of its class, so even if I would have it, it would feel like just yet another unfinished racing class. And I doubt it would be such a unique feeling to drive that it would worth the money.
And finally Ruapuna Park. I'm sure it may be a nice venue, but it's totally unknown by me, so I'm not particularly eager to race on it.

Of course these are only my impressions without knowing much about the contents or trying them out.
So I give the decision into the community's hands. Please convince me that this DLC is worth buying! Tell me how excellent and historical the track is, why I must try out the IMSA 90 etc.

Pretty please :D

Denco
12-08-2015, 15:26
You're supporting the developers if nothing else.

TrevorAustin
12-08-2015, 15:27
I'm pondering about skipping the latest DLC for PCars becasue I doesn't feel it would add too much for me.
The R-8 and R-18 seems just like two more LMP cars and they are already abundant in the game, and I doubt they would be so different from the others.
The Audi IMSA 90 certainly has some reputation but it is again a single car of its class, so even if I would have it, it would feel like just yet another unfinished racing class. And I doubt it would be such a unique feeling to drive that it would worth the money.
And finally Ruapuna Park. I'm sure it may be a nice venue, but it's totally unknown by me, so I'm not particularly eager to race on it.

Of course these are only my impressions without knowing much about the contents or trying them out.
So I give the decision into the community's hands. Please convince me that this DLC is worth buying! Tell me how excellent and historical the track is, why I must try out the IMSA 90 etc.

Pretty please :D

Is money really that tight:)

The only one I like is the E-tron, worth the money on it's own. When you consider an iracing additional car is 10 - 20 per car.

jason
12-08-2015, 15:50
wasted my money �� I don't use the track or the cars

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
12-08-2015, 15:54
Well the Audi 90 IMSA GTO is the only AWD racing car in the game and does drive quite differently from just about anything else, especially on the limit. It's also not in a class by itself, it joins the Ford Mustang Trans Am, and based on most of the tracks I've checked, they're very evenly matched as well. I enjoyed it quite a lot, I love the way it puts the power down and the looser feel the bias ply tyres give it, you can really fling it around, pushing it to the limit is very entertaining. Among my favorite race cars in the game for sure, much more fun than modern stuff.

If prototypes aren't your thing, then selling a five time vintage Le Mans winner (R8) and a modern hybrid-AWD Le Mans winner (2014 R18 e-tron quattro) might be a bit tricky, no matter how legendary they are. Ruapuna is a great track, very technical in feel, and also pretty "rough", which is a nice change from modern polished tracks. It does drive differently from the majority of tracks available in pCARS, and has a ton of layouts, will definitely prove to be fun for tintop shenanigans.

bc525
12-08-2015, 15:55
I'm not sure if Ruapuna Park isn't very popular or players just don'twant to learn it or what, but each time I've been hosting a lobby and tried to select Ruapuna as a track immediately everyone in the room votes to change the track. Literally every time.

The cars in that DLC pack are absolutely fantastic. I've been using them constantly.

Mahjik
12-08-2015, 16:02
I haven't driven the A1, but I'm a huge Audi fan. The sounds of the IMSA 90 and R18 are worth the price alone. ;) The R18 bring a competitor to the other two LMP1 cars. The existing R18 is a few generations older than the two Community LMP1's which makes it slower. The newer R18 bring a competitor to those cars.

The IMSA 90 ran in Trans-Am so it can run with the Trans-Am Mustang. It's a real cat and mouse battle with the two as they have completely different strengths.

As for the track, if you are solely into racing (whether AI or online), the track may not be that interesting. It's a very good driving/training track though as that's it's origins. It's designed in a way to teach certain aspects about performance driving (and you'll notice it right off with the slight left turn after the long fast straight into a tighter turn which forces some difficult braking). It's really a blast with the street cars but probably not a great track for racing as overtaking spots will be very limited.

Seps1974
12-08-2015, 16:09
Just for the Audi IMSA 90 it's worth buying it. That car it's a true monster.

Grijo
12-08-2015, 16:17
Just for the Audi IMSA 90 it's worth buying it. That car it's a true monster.

I totally agree with you. One of the best cars in the game!!

J4M35_R
12-08-2015, 16:30
I love the track, don't know why. I think its because it's new and fresh something different from the formula 1 circuits. Everyday I do at least 15 laps in the radical, its a tight and bumpy track with some good corners. The cars are good aswell.

Well worth the money

Angst1974
12-08-2015, 16:50
Ruapuna Park is pretty cool for Karts and slower cars .

TheReaper GT
12-08-2015, 16:58
Ruapuna Park is pretty cool for Karts and slower cars .

Clios and G40 Ginettas love it :D

Neil Hopwood
12-08-2015, 17:33
Ruapuna Park is pretty cool for Karts and slower cars .

Formula Gulf is fun too, then again that's fun on most tracks:)

Psychomatrix
12-08-2015, 17:36
The track is perfect for testing. So it's perfect to test cars and tyres.
The three Audi Racingcars are great to drive. The etron is on the same level as the rwd lmp1. on tracks with fast long corners like spa is the etron 2 seconds faster (with my setup and driving skill). The IMSA GTO is really fun to drive and sounds insane and you can race against the cobra mustang. The r8 lmp900 is a new challenger for the bentley speed 8 and the bmw lmr. It's everything said about the cars in the physics of ruapuna thread. I've a lot of fun with it.

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
12-08-2015, 21:05
I haven't driven the A1, but I'm a huge Audi fan.

The IMSA 90 ran in Trans-Am so it can run with the Trans-Am Mustang. It's a real cat and mouse battle with the two as they have completely different strengths.A1 is a free car so it's not really part of this discussion. =)

The 90 IMSA GTO ran in the 1989 IMSA GT Championship, in GTO class. It was pretty dominant, winning 8 and coming in 2nd in 7 of the 13 races the two cars entered (a number of 1-2 finishes). Not always the fastest outright, but best at handling tyre wear, and unstoppable in the wet. The Ford Mustang Cobra SCCA Trans Am from 1997 is another thing entirely (and was totally dominant, winning 13 out of 13 races that season, 11 by the same driver, and his teammate got the other two, if there ever was a series where we don't really need any other cars from, it's that), but thankfully the two cars match up nicely regardless. (Or perhaps they were balanced slightly to run better together.)

Stevesixty7
12-08-2015, 21:40
It's cheap as chips ;) And the IMSA 90 is epic, worth the price alone.

TheReaper GT
12-08-2015, 21:52
It's cheap as chips ;) And the IMSA 90 is epic, worth the price alone.

And after 3.0 is gonna breath fire as it is supposed to. :D

John Hargreaves
12-08-2015, 22:02
It's cheap as chips ;) And the IMSA 90 is epic, worth the price alone.

Yes. Unless your family are a couple of happy meals away from starvation then stop faffing and get it. Like everything else in this game, the more time you spend with it the better it gets. The track has a character all its own and each of the cars is well up to the highest standards that SMS have set. There is plenty of gameplay value in getting to know the whole package in detail, just go for it.

Stevesixty7
12-08-2015, 22:52
And after 3.0 is gonna breath fire as it is supposed to. :D

Look forward to that. :)

Synner40
12-08-2015, 22:55
I'm pondering about skipping the latest DLC for PCars becasue I doesn't feel it would add too much for me.
The R-8 and R-18 seems just like two more LMP cars and they are already abundant in the game, and I doubt they would be so different from the others.
The Audi IMSA 90 certainly has some reputation but it is again a single car of its class, so even if I would have it, it would feel like just yet another unfinished racing class. And I doubt it would be such a unique feeling to drive that it would worth the money.
And finally Ruapuna Park. I'm sure it may be a nice venue, but it's totally unknown by me, so I'm not particularly eager to race on it.

Of course these are only my impressions without knowing much about the contents or trying them out.
So I give the decision into the community's hands. Please convince me that this DLC is worth buying! Tell me how excellent and historical the track is, why I must try out the IMSA 90 etc.

Pretty please :D

the IMSA 90 quattro. it's and,has a nice turbo squeak(I call it a squeak beacuse damn it it's not a blow off sound) and its damn quick. faster then GT3 quick.

Stevesixty7
12-08-2015, 22:55
Yes. Unless your family are a couple of happy meals away from starvation then stop faffing and get it. Like everything else in this game, the more time you spend with it the better it gets. The track has a character all its own and each of the cars is well up to the highest standards that SMS have set. There is plenty of gameplay value in getting to know the whole package in detail, just go for it.

I'll be honest John, not yet tried the track (I will for sure) but for the price, I was more than happy with the content.

John Hargreaves
12-08-2015, 23:15
I had a fantastic GT4 race at Ruapuna, very tough as the track has some cheeky little corners that can catch you out and the overtaking opportunities are limited. It seems to suit the less powerful cars - touring car level and below - better than the really big fast cars. Feels like a really authentic circuit for the less glamorous lower profile series. I think the guys that enjoy the track use it for the kind of cars it was designed for, it's definitely not a Spa or Monza kind of track, more of a trackday lower level venue. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as part of the overall mix.

Stevesixty7
12-08-2015, 23:24
I had a fantastic GT4 race at Ruapuna, very tough as the track has some cheeky little corners that can catch you out and the overtaking opportunities are limited. It seems to suit the less powerful cars - touring car level and below - better than the really big fast cars. Feels like a really authentic circuit for the less glamorous lower profile series. I think the guys that enjoy the track use it for the kind of cars it was designed for, it's definitely not a Spa or Monza kind of track, more of a trackday lower level venue. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as part of the overall mix.
I'm sure I will mate. I think it could be fun with the Escort. Maybe wait for patch 3.0 though, that might be my best bet if I'm going to try that car.

hkraft300
13-08-2015, 02:13
The R8 and R18 are so completely different from other LMP cars in the game - same class but the feel and handling, even the performance are so varied! And the Merc CLK LM... Jizz

NemethR
13-08-2015, 06:35
Well the Audi 90 IMSA GTO is the only AWD racing car in the game and does drive quite differently from just about anything else, especially on the limit. It's also not in a class by itself, it joins the Ford Mustang Trans Am, and based on most of the tracks I've checked, they're very evenly matched as well.

You mean like being 5-6 sec faster per lap with the Audi?

Other then that I agree with you.

The Mustang is seriously slow compared to the Audi :(

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
13-08-2015, 07:14
You mean like being 5-6 sec faster per lap with the Audi?

Other then that I agree with you.

The Mustang is seriously slow compared to the Audi :(Really? I checked 10 tracks and the top times for both cars were within a second on all of them. The Mustang was even usually the slightly faster one. =/

N0body Of The Goat
13-08-2015, 07:21
775k?

Deal? ;)

barmydoughnut
13-08-2015, 08:36
You can try out the track for free in time trial with any car you own and I feel it it really fun and challenging without having any other cars on it.

TheReaper GT
13-08-2015, 08:38
You can try out the track for free in time trial with any car you own and I feel it it really fun and challenging without having any other cars on it.

AFAIK, That doesn't work on pc or ps4,

loslogo
13-08-2015, 09:23
I'm pondering about skipping the latest DLC for PCars becasue I doesn't feel it would add too much for me.
The R-8 and R-18 seems just like two more LMP cars and they are already abundant in the game, and I doubt they would be so different from the others.
The Audi IMSA 90 certainly has some reputation but it is again a single car of its class, so even if I would have it, it would feel like just yet another unfinished racing class. And I doubt it would be such a unique feeling to drive that it would worth the money.
And finally Ruapuna Park. I'm sure it may be a nice venue, but it's totally unknown by me, so I'm not particularly eager to race on it.

Of course these are only my impressions without knowing much about the contents or trying them out.
So I give the decision into the community's hands. Please convince me that this DLC is worth buying! Tell me how excellent and historical the track is, why I must try out the IMSA 90 etc.

Pretty please :D


Your cheap. And I hate that

NemethR
13-08-2015, 10:43
Really? I checked 10 tracks and the top times for both cars were within a second on all of them. The Mustang was even usually the slightly faster one. =/

Yea, congrats.

The Mustang was introduced BEFORE the track cut fixes, and the Audi after. (Well, needs more fixing still, but you see the point)

That means, that the Audi is capable of doing the laptimes of the Mustang, without cutting corners.

Thry driving them. I did, I am 4-5-6 sec a lap faster with the Audi.
Zolder, Donington Park, Nurburgring, Imola, Laguna Seca...

Mahjik
13-08-2015, 13:39
The 90 IMSA GTO ran in the 1989 IMSA GT Championship, in GTO class.

Technically yes. But essentially what we have could be considered the Audi 200 which ran in Trans-Am (which was it's predecessor since SCCA outlawed AWD forcing Audi to move to IMSA). IIRC, our 90 is tuned to be competitive with the Trans-Am Mustang.