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completed PGR2 Kudos World Series on platinum!


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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   James_tango

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Posted December 19 2003 - 03:49 AM

I've completed KWS on platinum yesterday, and got a brand new TVR Cerbera Speed 12! Posted Image This car is such a beast to tame.

I'm a happy camper.. Posted Image

#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Ricky Hustle

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Posted December 19 2003 - 04:14 AM

... And there was much rejoicing ...

*meek voices* YAY */meek voices*


#3 of 22 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted December 19 2003 - 04:52 AM

Wow, that is impressive. How long did it take you? I can't imagine being able to get all platinums. I'm struggling to get some of the golds!

#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Dave Falasco

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Posted December 19 2003 - 07:25 AM

I didn't think even that kid robot from D.A.R.Y.L. could beat this game on all platinums. Kudos to you! Posted Image

#5 of 22 OFFLINE   MattBu

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Posted December 19 2003 - 07:50 AM

Congrats!! I'll officially being doing that...uh never. There are some courses I cant even get golds on Posted Image

#6 of 22 OFFLINE   James_tango

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Posted December 19 2003 - 09:57 AM

Thanks for the kind words, gents. Posted Image

It took me about a month to get platinums in all of 172 races in Kudos World Series. Yes, it was very difficult, but well worth the effort. Posted Image

Most of guys on Live who use TVR Speed 12 got it using Action Replay rather than working for it, and I can beat them even with lowly Enzo.Posted Image (There're only handful of people who has completed KWS on platinum difficulty level at the moment).

#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Jay Mitchosky

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Posted December 20 2003 - 02:04 AM

Three words:

Ho.

Lee.

Shit.

Nice work - remind me to avoid you online. Posted Image You must have been howling once you completed the last race at Nurbergring (or however you spell that).

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Most of guys on Live who use TVR Speed 12 got it using Action Replay rather than working for it
What is that anyway? I ended up in some lobby with my newly acquired Porsche GT1 and the little punks blamed me for using "Action Replay" and booted me out.
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#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Noel

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Posted December 20 2003 - 04:04 AM

Jay,

Action Replay is a little device (docking station with a memory card) that you can hook up to your computer and download cheats or a saved game from someone else.

I bought one just so I could have the names of all players on NCAA 2004.
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#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Jay Mitchosky

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Posted December 20 2003 - 11:07 AM

Ah.
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#10 of 22 OFFLINE   James_tango

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Posted December 21 2003 - 03:03 AM

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I ended up in some lobby with my newly acquired Porsche GT1 and the little punks blamed me for using "Action Replay" and booted me out.
You got booted because you had 911 GT1 ?? Geez... Posted Image

You get the 911 GT1 for completing KWS in silver, and this is not hard at all. I believe anyone can complete KWS in silver.

Action Replay for XBOX is not really a cheating device. It just allows you to transfer save files of XBOX titles using PCs. But IMHO, using it on such a great game is cheap though. People who got it using Action Replay can't handle the car.

Even though I completed KWS on platinum difficulty level, I am having hard time keeping TVR Cerbera Speed 12 on the track like the way I do with other Ultimate cars. The Speed 12 NOT easy. Very difficult to control... Posted Image I'm working to get used to it these days.

BTW, the Porsche 911 GT1 is a fantastic car! Posted Image

#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Jay Mitchosky

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Posted December 22 2003 - 01:01 AM

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...completing KWS in silver, and this is not hard at all...
Speak for yourself brother. Posted Image

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People who got it using Action Replay can't handle the car.
Precisely. They're the ones who are playing pinball throughout the race. Posted Image

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BTW, the Porsche 911 GT1 is a fantastic car!
Agreed - favorite car in the game. Amazing speed and handling.
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#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Brian J Dupuis

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Posted December 22 2003 - 02:25 AM

I'm finally in the final 6 or so events of Ultimate series in the KWS at silver level. Well, I have about 7 golds and 3 platinums mixed in since I've been improving my driving a bit by progressing through and figured I could get some additional kudos going after the higher medals. The GT1 shall be mine! Though I am enjoying my little Enzo for now Posted Image.

I get so depressed when I see I have a Cone Challenge waiting for me... those are the only ones that really test my resolve. I'm just not a high enough precision driver. I'm getting better, but it's not something I'm good at or enjoy very much. Luckily, I'm down to one last cone challenge, for silvers at least. But then it's time for golds Posted Image. I'll get platinum KWS and unlock that Speed 12 sometime in 2007.
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#13 of 22 OFFLINE   James_tango

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Posted December 22 2003 - 04:31 AM

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I get so depressed when I see I have a Cone Challenge waiting for me... those are the only ones that really test my resolve.
Yes, it's cone torture.

Learn how to make a link anytime with a quick application of the handbrake, feathering of the normal brake and counter steer after initiating a slight slide. The end result is a virtually straight slide with very little movement left or right.

Another tip I can give is to complete one lap of a cone challenge by going thru without any sliding. Don't worry, the object of this exercise is to estimate the time it takes to complete one lap. This will allow you to factor in for # of laps, long distances between cones and some link maneuvers and still remain on pace.

Another event which most people find difficult is 'Timed Run'.

With Timed Runs it's all about the LINE and making sure to keep powersliding and/or skidding to an absolute minimum. Powersliding slows cars down considerably.

Speed Cameras : My advice for the speed cameras is that you shouldn't necessarily aim for the standard racing line. Go in slow and make as long an acceleration line as possible.

Some food for thoughts, PGR2 rules! Easily the best racing game I've played so far. Posted Image

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Posted December 22 2003 - 04:32 AM

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Speak for yourself brother
Ditto.

#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Shawn C

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Posted December 22 2003 - 05:22 AM

How many of you are using a wheel as opposed to the standard controller?

#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Brian J Dupuis

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Posted December 22 2003 - 07:36 AM

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platinum advice

Thanks for the advice, those are excellent tips.

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Powersliding slows cars down considerably.

Yeah, and unfortunately now I'm in powersliding mentality, since it's usually possible to win silver while powersliding every corner, which really racks up the kudos Posted Image. Must break bad habits.

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How many of you are using a wheel as opposed to the standard controller?

Controller-S for me.
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#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Jay Mitchosky

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Posted December 22 2003 - 09:13 AM

Controller S here as well. So far as the cone challenges those can be excrutiating. I've watched some ghosts where they've hit 20-30,000 kudos on a single run. Amazing. I find the cone challenges easier with the faster cars. Keeping the combo alive is always your goal. With the fast acceleration cars it's pretty easy to keep the string going simply by clearing the cone gates without a scratch, then at a corner doing a controlled slide and braking as necessary to avoid contact with anything, then speeding forward to hit the next cone gate. Long combos make all the difference in the world. I was beginning to think I would never make the 4,000 kudos challenge in ultimate silver then tried slowing down and controlling the corner slides - ended up with 6,500 kudos on that one. But that strategy relies on the really fast cars that can get to the next gate before the combo breaks. The slower cars force you to be in motion pretty much all the time.
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#18 of 22 OFFLINE   MattBu

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Posted December 22 2003 - 09:24 AM

I would concur that for me the key to a cone challenge is just taking your time and keeping the combos alive. I will never approach the 20,000 kudos on a run level though, Im just not that "stylish" of a driver. I can keep a draft going for about 2 seconds, the best ghosts keep it continuously.

I've also noticed that those driving manuals as opposed to "automatics" have a HUGE advantage. I just cant keep track of that many buttons though.

#19 of 22 OFFLINE   Jay Mitchosky

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Posted December 22 2003 - 01:45 PM

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I've also noticed that those driving manuals as opposed to "automatics" have a HUGE advantage.

Just like in real life. Faster. Better control. But huge learning curve.
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#20 of 22 OFFLINE   MattBu

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Posted December 23 2003 - 03:14 AM

Jay-

I dont know if you've noticed but the cars aren't true automatics. Your little virtual driver shifts through the gears. So we're being unfairly punished.


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