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I've been spending a lot of time playing Forza2 over the past week or… - Equiraptor's Journal
I've been spending a lot of time playing Forza2 over the past week or so. Poor WoW's been neglected. I'm up to driver level 30, now, and I have cars varying from a 914/6 to a racing prepped 911 997 GT3. Oh, yeah, and I have non-Porsche's, too.

I tried to use the Miata (Mazdaspeed Roadster) in the game for a few races. Unfortunately, the game doesn't give the same detailed alignment options on the stock Mazdaspeed Roadster as are available on a real stock Miata. I had to buy the most expensive suspension before I could actually adjust the alignment, and the most expensive swaybars were adjustable. I got these components (along with a lot of other upgrades) on the car, and then Dan gave me some help tuning it. To get the car to act anything like a real Miata, we had to do some major adjustments. The front sway went to the stiffest setting available (40), while the rear sway went to the softest (1). Rear toe was 2 degrees in. I don't remember the camber settings, but I'm not sure we have that right, yet, anyway. I am heating up the inside of the tires a bit more than the outside. The car still isn't as stable as my '06 MX-5, but it's at least not leaving me wondering how I ended up in that wall.

I also bought and drove the Exige in the Exige factory spec race. This car... This... I... Just... It's a Miata. Maybe a real life Exige handles like my Miatas have, I dunno. But the Exige in the game feels just like my Miatas. Now, obviously, I'm not saying a stock Miata accelerates as fast as an Exige, or can take a corner as quickly. I'm talking about the feedback the car gives me and how it reacts to my inputs. Racing the Exige was like finding an old friend again.

I also figured out how to get my '69 Camero to beat the old Stingray in the classic muscle car event, found an AWD car I love (the Tommy Kaira Impreza M20b), got my hands on a few NSXs, and painted a rabbit on a VW Golf. I've also completed one endurance race (took me about 52 minutes, and I made over 140k credits - a new Focus costs around 9k credits, IIRC, and an NSX costs about 90k). I also set up an AI running the endurance race for me, after winning it that first time, so he could make me a bit more money while I was out finding dinner. ;) I make about 45k per AI-run race.

I'm having a blast with the game.
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nugget From: nugget Date: June 22nd, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had the exact same impression of the Exige in the game. It feels just like a Miata.
busychild424 From: busychild424 Date: June 24th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
My buddy's got a profile on my xbox. He maxed out his 914/6 and aside from being a bit twitchy, the thing is ridiculous. I maxed out my Nissan R390 and it couldn't keep up with the Porsche.

And YEAH - that M20b is AWESOME.

I'm also at driver level 30.

You seriously need to get online with this. :-)
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: June 24th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard the Elan is bugged. Makes a class D car that's more like a class B or A or something like that. I almost want to not let Nugget download whatever patch fixes that. ;)
matisanerd From: matisanerd Date: June 26th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have my 914 running 149 horsepower so that I can run it in the sub 150hp races, but it's completely upgraded otherwise. Talk about a fun car to drive...

I almost want to get one in real life for a project car, but I've heard they're famous for rusting and if you combine that with Seattle it means that my lot to choose from probably wouldn't be too good :)
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