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I run a blog over at RookieRaceline.com where i mostly write about Forza
This is a teaser for some of the posts over there

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Project Cars 2 Patch 3

Although I currently love spending time on  F1 2017, it still feels like I'm just spending the time, waiting for the patch that Project Cars have promised will come soon. This would correct up to 150 issues in the game (but no details about what has been corrected). Personally, I hope that it will improve online racing, make it more stable and streamline car performance so that it does not change quite as mutch from qualifying to race.

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BWM M1 Find Five Friday

Today we've got a new Find Five Friday challenge for you, with a picture from Project Cars 2!
It's a BMW 1 Series Coupé Stance Works Edition at Watkins Glen. Take a closer look at the two images below, and try to spot the 5 differences. If you can't find them all, you'll find the solution below (behind a spoiler shield)     Originally Posted on Rookie Raceline.
Find more Find Five Friday challenges here
   

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Find Five Friday

It's bee a bit slow with the Find Five Challenges, but after more racing games have included Photomode, we're back on track, this time with a picture from F1 2017! This is a picture of a pit stop from a public event I did, where I had to run the last 14 laps of a race in Brazil, as Lance Stroll. It starts with him getting a puncture from an incident with a backmarker and having to pit to get new tires. The remaining of the race, put him in 10th place, but able to fight for the podium, having fresher tires. Have a closer look at the two images, and see if you can spot Five differences!
If you can't you'll find the solution below it, hidden behind a spoiler alert.     This was originally posted on RookieRaceline.com
See all past Find Five Friday challenges here  

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Competitive Racing License explained

After jumping in to Project Cars 2, i have been very frustrated by the new License Card that it uses. This is meant to show three characteristics of the player, but many seem to struggle to understand what these things are, and how to use them. First thing you'll need to understand, is that the license card is just a tool in the game, that arguably get better and more precise the more you and others use it. It is one of the few features of the game that numerically give you a feeling of progress in the game, but it is not meant to, so don't try to improve it. It's more like a status of your current reputation you have in the game. The license is made up of 3 elements. A letter, a number and a color. What really matters, in my opinion, is the letter. The letter The value of the first letter on your driving license, represents what Project Cars 2 calls Racecraft. This is a combined value of how safe and well behaved you are on the track. This will get better or worse, depending on how much contact you have with other cars, AI, walls or even how often you leave the track. The worst level (and the one you start off in) is U. Some have speculated that this stands for unclassified, but as far as i could understand, you can end up in U, even if you are bad enough to be downgraded from F. Besides U, drivers can have a value between F and A, with an additional super clean racecraft of S. A and S are the cleanest and safest drivers around. The real reason why this value matters the most, is because you'll want to join public lobbies where this letter is set as high as possible in the level restriction. This will give the cleanest and safest races and improve your experience of the game. Also the higher this value is, the lower the chance of your value dropping because of unexpected incidents on the track.     The number The number value of the license, describes what Project Cars call skill. This might be misleading, because very unskilled drivers can have a high number, by winning against drivers who try to drive safely. Non the less, it represents how you rank against other drivers, and how often you win or lose. This is a relative value, that improves or decreases depending on who you win or lose against. If you win against drivers that you wouldn't have a chance against, the number will increase faster, where as if you win against drivers that you ought to win easily, it won't increase much. This number should be very dynamic, and change often, depending on what races you join. Note that you'll lose a lot of points for quitting (or getting disconnected) so even if you'll lose the race, it's best to stick around to the end, and get a smaller point deduction than just quitting (also it's more respectful to other drivers). The color The color of the license is, in my opinion, what matters the least. This is simply an indicator of how long you have spent on the game, and nothing else. This is called seniority, and at the moment doesn't mean much. Most drivers are blue or bronze, but in the future it will be easier to see who is new to the game and who is more experienced. People learn in different tempos though, so don't put too much into this color. It's just a number What it all boils down to, is that this license doesn't mean much. You are not better or worse for having a high or low number, but personally, i'll like you more if you are a C than if you are an F. When joining public lobbies try to join sessions where this letter is set to at least E for best results and to keep your own reputation safe. The number will rise and fall and although it will display a higher value if you are really competitive, it doesn't show how you got to that value. Instead of focusing on your license, just focus on one race at a time, and at getting better with the car on the specific track. This will ultimately give you a better license but also let you enjoy the game more. Originally posted on Rookie Raceline  

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7 ways Forza 7 compares to Porn

There are two things that seem to take up most of my time at the moment, and they are Forza 7 & Project Cars 2. I’m spending a lot of time on both, and having a lot of fun. The two can’t be compared against each other, and although they are themed around racing and cars, they are entirely different games. It felt like comparing sex to porn, but that led my mind to how Forza 7 really is what porn is to sex! Let me elaborate with these 7 points that Forza 7 compares to porn… 1: Not the real thing. Flashy but fun & impressive The more i spend on Forza 7, the more i get a strange feeling of a dream world, where everything good and fun, is superficial! Yes it is a sim racing game, and it all is fake, but with Forza 7 it has that synthetic sweetener aftertaste that leaves you satisfied, but overstimulated. It started with the fabricated sunset or sunrise finishes after a thunderstorm. Yes they are breathtaking, but after a couple of days, where this happens mostly all the time, it feels fake.After a few days on the game, i know that i am being fooled into beautiful but fabricated scenarios and dreamed up landscapes, but i am enjoying it at the same time! Head over to RookieRaceline for the remaining 6 reasons!    

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Project Cars #2 Find Five Friday

Over at Rookie Raceline, we've been doing a weekly Find Five Friday challenge, mainly using Forza images (mainly because they look awesome). To celebrate the launch of Project Cars 2, this time, it's a picture from Project Cars though, and it looks stunning. Can you spot the 5 differences between the tho images of this Corvette? The solution is hidden behind a spoiler tag when you give up. If you like this kind of challenges, there's a new one out every week, or you can find all passed challenges here    

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Find Five Friday Forza Motorposrt 7

This weeks Find Five Friday is made with a Forza Motorsport 7 media shot. Many of us are eagerly waiting for the game to launch and even waiting for the demo to air in a few days. Here is one more thing to add to the hype! Can you find the 5 differences between these two pictures?
You'll find the solution bellow, behind a spoiler safety shield!    

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Find Five Friday Prosche

Take a closer look at this livery submted to the now closed YMTV livery competition for the Porsche #45 Flying Lizard 911 GT3 RSR. The awesome paintjob was made by PTG Coops . We've fiddled a bit with the design, and changed a few things. Can you spot the 5 differences between the two images? You'll find the solution over at RookieRaceline, but will need to log in to see it (to avoid any spoilers)  

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Find Five Friday with Abarth

It's Friday and there is a new Find Five Friday challenge over at RookieRaceline.com
this time it's a picture of the #49 “MCRT” Abarth Super Taikyu (Abarth 695 Biposto). It is painted by @ABGRAPHICS and it's awesome! Can you find the 5 differences between the two images?
If you can't you'll find the solution over at RookieRaceline, but you'll need to log in (we've done this to avoid spoilers)

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Find Five Friday

A new Find Five Friday, from RookieRaceline. Can you spot the 5 differences between this image of the BMW 3.0 CSL?
If you can't find them all, you can find the solution here, but only if you are logged in (to avoid accidental spoilers)

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Find Five Friday

This is a BBMW M1 Procar and a lot of fun to drive around in, in Forza 6.
Can you spot the 5 differences between the two images? If not, you’ll find the solution here (with a little bit of digging)

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