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Yeah my reply to the headsets was just sarcasm lol but I do agree that "gaming" headsets have been improving as of late but that's also mainly because some of them are rebrands of a headphone and then just attaching a mic to it. Nothing wrong with that but it should be noted. However, some of those in house made headsets do seem to be improving like the Logitech G933 although it does have its flaws and its too flashy for my taste (Im 30 years old, I need to keep it classy not swag), it is still a solid headset to purchase for aroun $150.
Yeah, RaceRoom micro-transactions isn't what I like about it. Such a shame they had to go that route compared to previous games like WTCC 2007 or 2008 as well as other that felt to me, very complete.
PCARS....well it has gotten better I say but I do agree, still needs a lot of polishing up and for them to start on PCARS 2 which will probably be announced officially next year, is going to be bad for the PCARS community. It's sad that even on the forums, peoples complaints and stuff are being deleted off the forums and users are sometimes banned from the forums.
I wont be buying the next PCARS 2, nope. So much marketing went into that game that Im very sure most reviewers of the game got paid to say good things about it, with the exception of a few of course.
Long live Assetto Corsa, I can't get enough of that sim. I just hope they get their MP aspect running nicely and do some sort of cross-platform multilplayer so we can race the console peasants as well. Would make things very interesting given that some youtuber's have already tried the console version of Assetto Corsa and have said that it feels the same as on PC. Kunos is doing great work and listening to their fans and that is what people want....for the developers to listen to their players. And I believe the game will have full support until 2020, will get new DLC and upgrade in graphics and sound as time goes by.
Assetto Corsa just gives great quality for the price you pay for.
Sorry for the late reply. Didn't receive notifications of new posts for some reason.
The reason I brought up the gaming headset thing is because I see the phrase "gaming headsets suck" or comments that hint at it a lot nowadays. I think there are some cases where people have had bad experiences with gaming headsets and then decide that all gaming headsets suck, but their opinion stays static rather than taking into account the fact that things change over time. I also see some people that I get the impression have gotten wind of this and jump on the bandwagon. I just rather not add to the stigmatisation of gaming headsets when things seem to be improving. I've just turned 33, so I agree with you about not wanting flashy looking stuff. If it has LEDs on it, I'll probably give it a miss.
I was a big fan of Simbin titles, so I was very sad to see them go the free to play route. The problem is that it was pretty much a glorified demo that you could add content to. I figured out that if you were to buy the amount of content that would make up a traditionally marketed game (let's say £25-£30 as it isn't a triple A title) you'd be paying over £200. Yes there were discounts here and there and you could temporarily try out some new cars, but the F2P pricing model is just generally a sneaky way to charge more money for less content and I won't support it.
I spent some time over at the Project CARS forums and even contributed footage for analysis to try and get to the bottom of a tyre heating issue. There are a few nice people there, but there are a lot of defensive fanboys that will jump on you for criticism of the game. The studio head also frequents the forums and he personally locks threads (and allegedly deletes stuff). He is bad tempered and unproffessional. I'm not quite sure why he goes on the forums at all because it seemed like he was only there to argue with people that criticised the game or lock/delete threads. When people complain about the state of the game or one of the many bugs, there is very much a "if you don't like it don't play it" attitude, like people are acting entitled to expect a game they bought to work properly. Also, according to them the tyre model/heating and physics are always correct at the time of questioning. When a new tweak or update comes along (changing the then "correct" aspect), the old version was wrong, but the new one is correct. Rinse and repeat.
I supported Assetto Corsa from the first day of early access, but I didn't actually play it until the official Nordschleife pack came out (it's my favourite track, so I wanted that to be the first track I drove). I haven't played a racing sim in a while because I've been playing other game genres, but I really enjoyed Assetto Corsa when I was playing it and there have been various updates since I last played to look forward to for next time I play. I still want to like Project CARS but the many issues it has/had make it difficult.