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  1. Fist Bump
    Jango got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Finally joined the Tawna Motorsport club. Just got her with a little help from my gf. 
    Now I can play the game :V
  2. Fist Bump
    Jango got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Add me on PSN, let's do some races. My ID is joaovicmartins. Maybe it's an unhappy coincidence. I read people constantly saying the major online problem is the warp ball + clock shit fest (which is 100% true, although it was toned down a bit recently), but AFAIK, the framerate problem was only as bad as you're describing when the game released a month back. Are you sure it isn't your internet connection? I have a very slow internet speed, and I manage to get solid races nearly 90% of the time 😕
  3. Fist Bump
    Jango got a reaction from mayday2592 in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Add me on PSN, let's do some races. My ID is joaovicmartins. Maybe it's an unhappy coincidence. I read people constantly saying the major online problem is the warp ball + clock shit fest (which is 100% true, although it was toned down a bit recently), but AFAIK, the framerate problem was only as bad as you're describing when the game released a month back. Are you sure it isn't your internet connection? I have a very slow internet speed, and I manage to get solid races nearly 90% of the time 😕
  4. Fist Bump
    Jango reacted to mayday2592 in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Yeah no, I have over 100 hrs clocked in on switch and have never had such a horrible time. Haven’t heard those complaints from several online and offline friends either. Reddit sub doesn’t seem to mention any of those issues being widespread either, sounds like it may be an issue with your internet.
  5. Thumbs Up
    Jango reacted to Diogenes in Sonic is Allergic to Collectathons   
    Sonic is fast. Often very fast. Sometimes the level design can apply that speed to different directions, and gimmicks like springs and ramps can launch him wherever the designer pleases, but Sonic's own abilities are very forward-focused and always have been. That's why his level design and objectives have always trended towards linearity, relatively speaking. On the other hand, a good collectathon platformer character should move well in all directions; the genre is designed around exploring areas freely and completing various challenges. That's why most collectathon platformer characters are pretty well rounded in their movement, and why Knuckles was the one doing the treasure hunting rather than Sonic. If you wanted to put Sonic himself in a collectathon you'd have to radically rethink how he moves...which is not something I'm against, but I feel it'd be hard to square the things that make Sonic uniquely fun and interesting with that kind of gameplay. Without radical changes the closest I could imagine is something like ShtH or some of SA2's missions, where you've got (mostly) linear levels that let you warp back to the start if you miss something. That's pretty far from typical collectathon gameplay though, and I wouldn't say it was fun enough in either game to justify making it the focus of a new game.
  6. Fist Bump
    Jango reacted to TheOcelot in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    *Joins the maxed-out Gold tier club*


    Also, comfortably within 5% in the championship leaderboard (currently at 1339).
  7. Fist Bump
    Jango reacted to SonicWind in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Well, I've completed the Gold Tier and got Motorsport Tawna. Now all I have to do is make sure I stay within the top 5% of the Nitro Leaderboard, and I should be good.
    As previously mentioned, I also beat N. Tropy's Time Trial times and unlocked him. Probably not gonna go for the Oxide times and the Digital N. Tropy skin that goes with them unless I get really confident.
  8. Thumbs Up
    Jango reacted to TheOcelot in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    I've earned just over 38,000 nitro points. So I should max-out Gold tier comfortably before the grand prix finishes in 11 days time.
  9. Chuckle
    Jango reacted to Harkofthewaa in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    I'm at almost 40,000 Nitro now, so I shouldn't have to worry about staying in the 5% for that. My online ranking is at about 8000 out of 95000 (That's on Xbox One, mind you.), so I should be able to get to the championship cart if I'm diligent enough. While racing online today I got first in Coco Park by about 20 seconds... and when the race ended it put me in 7th for no reason. Immediately afterward I got two deformacooots in a row, one of them being a Coco-Nash monstrosity and the other looked like Beaker from the Muppets, he even persisted into the race proper. I got a screenshot of it (if I can ever figure out how to get those things off of my Xbox One). Yeah, once you take this game online the stability really goes south. Did Todd Howard program the online parts of the game or what?
  10. Fist Bump
    Jango reacted to Son-icka in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Ok Beenox. You win (and damn lucky it was my birthday the other day) - I finally purchased a PS Plus subscription so I could take this online, earn more Wumpa coins, and actually be in with a chance to unlock Motorsport Tawna.
    Can’t believe CTR was the game that forced me into this because I just don’t care for online subscription services much. 
    Was it worth it. Utterly, completely, Yes.
    I don’t doubt Activision are the reason behind the lame offline Wumpa Coin payout, high cost Pit-Stop rewards (with the requirement to be online to even access these) and of course the Grand Prix challenge (50% of which are incompleteable offline). All of which are were intentionally planned with non-subbers in mind to incentivise a subscription... so sure, It worked. As much as I disapprove of the approach.
    But I will say this, I have enjoyed my time thoroughly in the three weeks of playing this game offline. Now I can take this online... it’s like the game just opened up a WHOLE lot more. I now get so much joy from actually being rewarded coins in a fairer manner (for the timed bonuses each day and at the weekend) which makes the game feel less grindy and repetitive.  
    Finally, I can proceed to unlock the remaining characters by playing 5 online races and not 20 offline runs of Electron Avenue.. I can also justify myself to finally purchase Karts, Wheels and sticker sets with the new payout. 
    Best of all, it’s so goddamn fun to play real people online. I love a real challenge. I even got my first deformacoot on the podium this morning!! This game is the best.
    In retrospect of my playtime and still not being bored of the damn thing, I have to increase my personal rating of this game to a 9/10. I had it on solid level pegging with TSR originally for different reasons, but I’m now knocking my score of that game down to 7.5/10 - it just doesn’t come close to CTR regrettably.
    STR has a great base game with a novel mechanic and fantastic (new) track designs, but unfortunately Sega left it left high and dry in the content and future support department, so I have no real incentive to play except for quick bursts of fun. I can play online now, but again it doesn’t really compare to the competitive skill CTR players challenge you with.
  11. Chuckle
    Jango reacted to Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Actually, the best way is with N. Troy's clock.
     
    That pretty much goes for the entirety of this "Grand Prix" event. It really needs a retinkering as to not be the pain that it is currently.
    I pity people who though this would more of an actual grand prix than the F2P-style mess it turned out to be.
  12. Way Past Cool
    Jango got a reaction from THATGIRLSABRIYAZEFER in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    I just listened to the whole soundtrack on YouTube during this afternoon. 
    This is easily one of the BEST soundtracks in the whole franchise, hands down. It has such a variety of genres and they all blend so well. It's something Sonic Forces really needed. Teamwork does for the soundtrack too, amazing how these composers can achieve such quality when working together instead of pushing all the work to Tomoya Ohtani (although still excelent, Sonic Runners' soundtrack is superb).
    Tee Lopes and Hyper Potions are excelent additions to the franchise, I hope SEGA keep these guys around, along with all the other new faces. They rock.
    I'll put Team Sonic Racing soundtrack high up there with my all time favorites like Sonic CD (JP), SA1 and Mania.
  13. Thumbs Up
    Jango reacted to SonicWind in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Yeah, that's a fair point. Still, it's not too much trouble for me.
  14. Thumbs Up
    Jango got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    That's something I wanted since they announced the CNK characters, so recent Crash fans would know who the fuck are those two mimes.
    The game should have a little gallery on Extras, showing the character's model animated (similar to when you're about to buy them at the Pit Stop), a brief bio and which game/year it originated from.
    Math isn't my strongest suit.
  15. Thumbs Up
    Jango reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    With the Thunderstruck shortcut, you can get 560 coins per two minutes if you grind it during the weekend, due to a 2x wumpa coin thing.
    Turns out Wumpa Coins aren’t capped either, rather you have a half an hour per day of bonus time, which covers the x5 coins, and on a weekend, it’s bumped to an hour. Now is the perfect time to add someone on SSMB, and grind coins with them in a private lobby.
  16. Promotion
    Jango reacted to Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    No. Actually the total you get with grand prix characters+motorsport skins+event kart+event wheels+event paint jobs+ grand prox decals= 50% bonus. 
  17. Thumbs Up
    Jango reacted to Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Also, if you buy the Nitro Squad without their Motorsport Skin Pack, you can buy the Motorsport Skin Pack later at a discount.

    Also, tonight starts the weekend bonus plus the daily bonus so get big money!
  18. Fist Bump
    Jango reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    For anyone having a hard time getting Tawna, here's a quick and easy guide of the easiest Nitro challenges. Should roughly get around 5000-7000, which is enough for silver tier.
    First things first - complete the quick challenges. They're an easy 500 Nitro. For this, all you need to do is 
    Play Online once Check the Pit Stop Do a Time Trial Use a custom kart WIn a race Secondly, the next set is worth 300, these are the following - 
    Friendly Meeting - add someone here on PSN or your choice of console, and play a game with them. Crate Breaker - goes without saying - break 50 crates - combine with other challenges for a quicker result Perfect Start - 10 Perfect Boosts are easy, and usually required to get a good leg up on a race Uka-Uka's minion - you'll likely get it naturally - hit 25 characters in Aku Aku's team These are the big earners now, and the easiest for 750 nitro - 
    Zero to First - Play Twilight Tour, put the AI on easy, stay in the lead for the first lap, and most of the second lap. Wait just outside the finish line before entering Lap 3, and let everyone overtake you. Use a speed character (Preferably Ami for a Nitro Boost) to speed your way to first ASAP. Better than Yourself - Do a time trial on Twilight Tour and do bad on purpose. Simply beat the bad time trial in your second attempt for an easy 750 nitro. Check Out My New Ride - Following the above, you should've gotten the Bandibuggy by now, just use it online once. Friend or Foe - Another very easy one if you work with a friend - just play Twilight Tour, AI easy, and with your friend. Have your friend let you win. Grand Prix Dominator - Finish 1st online with Tawna - if you've unlocked Tawna by this point, you can just use Friend or Foe's layout for an easy win. And for the Pro challenges - 
    Keep Nagging - it'll come naturally if you're grinding online. Optionally, you can boost it with a friend Offroad is Lava - Piss easy, put AI on easy and be very careful. Do not get cocky and drive too fast. If you fall, quickly retry and it'll still count as two in a row. Twice the Fun - You'll likely get it naturally, especially since there's a trophy for it. If not, you can boost it. With all that, you should have enough for the first tier unlocks.
     
  19. Fist Bump
    Jango reacted to TheOcelot in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Soooo, I've unlocked Tawna, Ami & Liz. Reached Silver Tier. Played lots and lots more races online.... I also won a Twilight Harbor Online race, yay. I've been unable to get a Battle Match today. 
    Will keep playing until I unlock Isabella & Megumi.
  20. Chuckle
    Jango reacted to Son-icka in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    I just hope Beenox make the deformacoots actual unlockables one day. 
  21. Too Many Rings
    Jango reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    If it's an error saying something like 404, it's a error for downloading it when it isn't quite ready. I got it last night with the proper patch and had to wait a few mins before it downloaded proper.
    Just keep trying every couple mins.
  22. Fist Bump
    Jango reacted to Son-icka in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Amazing what you can do with a quote taken out of context. XD
    It’s just an opinion post, which I laid out a number of times. I merely read the last couple pages and found myself falling down on Jango’s side of the argument (if you want to call it that) just because it’s all quite depressing to read. 
    But hey, complain all you want. That’s fine, I just personally don’t see much value in the argument over the Pit Stop. I agree that the system sucks (especially as I don’t play online). But at the end of the day I can accept it. I’m not paying beyond my means, and the blasted thing actually gives me reason to continue playing beyond Adventure Mode (and now with the Grand Prix there is even more reason) so it’s pretty decent incentive to keep coming back. Grinding is a freaking pain and I would like to see this improved for offline but I also get why they have fixed the system in this manner. 
    As I said - my view is that I paid for Crash Team Racing Remastered, and I got way more than I bargained for (actually I got the game free, but that’s besides my point) - there is more here than was promised, all the goodies in the original game are still unlocked by usual means alongside even more.
    Also the bonus content that’s was never a part of the original game is unlocked by means of incentivised goals and playing the game lots and lots.
    This is not a bad deal.
    And at the end of the day it’s just a means of artificially lengthening the game for the player. That’s nothing new. Yes the method sucks, but we are not paying for it. If, for example, parts of the original base game were locked away like this... then yes, it would be annoying. But it’s not, and the unlockables are mostly cosmetics and 3rd rate canon Crash Characters anyway. So this is a pretty acceptable bonus in my view.
    As for bugs and stuff and the volume of players it affects? No. I have no proof of it being a minority. How would I know that? XD I’m just saying that the general rule of thumb with the internet is that the negative vibers are often more vocal and forefront. Problems are discussed to a higher capacity than that of Praise. It’s just the world of the web unfortunately. But not always true for all.
    My counter is that there is no proof of totals beyond there being known issues and it being discussed and blown out of proportion. Sure, I personally have had no problems so far (actually - quite a few posters have said the same on here, but again, that is interestingly overlooked). But hey, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t sucks for those that have had problems, so I am sorry for those actually affected. 
    At least we live in day and age of patches. I don’t think it’s excusable, but at least it’s possible.   
     
     
  23. Thumbs Up
    Jango got a reaction from Son-icka in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Managed to reach silver tier within an hour or so and unlocked the good girl Tawna Bandicoot. One piece of advice: get the Ami pack if you can early on and use it. It multiplies your nitro points earning a little (and she is awesome). I aimed for the Themed and Daily challenges mostly, but got 2 Pro challenges by luck. Doesn't seen like much grinding. I think it's possible to do confortably within a month.
    Loving the new online podium and the Velo mask.
  24. Thumbs Up
    Jango reacted to Son-icka in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    They did? I’ve been playing them in Local Arcade since launch, unless you mean for online matches.
    Personally I have found the Nitro business wasn’t as stingy as I feared and the multitude of missions give the game extra replayability with these new challenges which is amazing. 
    Despite not having an online service with PS Plus (yes the coin grind is SUPER painful) I’m actually halfway done with The Nitro Gauge which took me about 30 minutes or so, so I can’t see this taking too long thankfully. It has been pretty easy so far if you pick and choose the missions you want to aim to complete, fairly simple to break some of them too haha. 
  25. Thumbs Up
    Jango got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Literally more than a dozen characters coming:
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