Need For Speed World

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Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:25

My brother just showed me this game, and it's really fun. It's Need For Speed as an MMO.

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Zyx » Fri Aug 20, 2010 14:48

I totally forgot about this game. I haven't had time yet to try it out, though.

As far as I know, the game is free to play, but you can't advance past certain levels, can't access all cars etc. unless you buy the game.
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 15:16

I've reached level 7, and the limitation of not being able to buy all cars isn't something i feel limits the game. It's more like some extra content you can buy. I'm not sure, but when looking at what cars you can buy, it looks like it's only specific paint jobs or customizations of a car model you need to pay for. You can still buy the same model as stock and modify it yourself. I could be wrong though.
The thing you pay for in the game is "boost points", and there are some special things you have to buy with boost points.
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 22:22

Just found out when you reach level 10 you can't level up higher as a freebie so that means that the cars that you need to be in level 11 and over can't be bought. It's right enough. But the game is still outright hilarious.

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Thu Sep 09, 2010 19:26

Good news. The level 10 limitation has been removed, so the game is now free to play for everybody.

http://world.needforspeed.com/news#9298

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Chroelle » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:45

That is quite good news. Now I only need to get my computer up and running before I can go running into walls again. (I am not that good at NFS :shrug:)
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:04

When racing, my goal is to drive as good as i can, and not neccessarily get in first, so it doesn't feel like a defeat when you don't get first place. That's also why i prefer not to use powerups that slow other people down, because that feels like going after the man and not the ball.

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Zyx » Thu Sep 16, 2010 17:37

Drasir-Vel wrote:Good news. The level 10 limitation has been removed, so the game is now free to play for everybody.

http://world.needforspeed.com/news#9298
Wow, that's strange. I guess what happened is that no-one actually bought the starter pack. That might also mean that in the next 12 months that game will be closed. Hopefully I'm wrong, but there's very little to do in the game than grind the races.
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:38

I think i remember them saying something about, it being because it didn't get the publication they wanted. However i do not believe they will close the game down. My impression is that it's very popular already.

Edit: btw, I bought the starter pack :)

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Sun Oct 24, 2010 20:55

Except the times when the servers are down... :)

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Pater Alf » Sun Oct 24, 2010 21:09

You don't have to answer the spam-bot... ;)

...and I deleted his post!
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Mon Oct 25, 2010 18:04

Oh. It actually surprises me that anyone would use bots to advertise a free game.

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Post by Pater Alf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 20:15

I'm sure it was one. I deleted some posts by another "user" some time ago that lead to the same site. And if you google the posts you find them in several forums (I think they just react to certain keywords). Who knows what you get when you download something from the site?
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Chroelle » Wed Oct 27, 2010 17:33

Cheap Viagra?
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Zyx » Wed Nov 17, 2010 18:46

As strange it is, I'm still playing this game. They just updated to a new version which apparently has a new car performance customization features. Fun to see what are the actual effects.

It does kinda worry me, because the races were already a bit unbalanced and a bit depended on what a car you drove - and you could always buy a better car with money. As a cheap, free player this does annoy me a bit. =)
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Fri Nov 26, 2010 17:06

Zyx wrote:It does kinda worry me, because the races were already a bit unbalanced and a bit depended on what a car you drove
I can relate to that. The Lotus Elise dominates on almost all tracks on tier 2, because of it's handling.

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Pater Alf » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:14

kiaralynn wrote:game is really fun never gave up on it no matter how many other racing games are there already these current times :Bearhug: :Bearhug:
It seems the bots can still bypass our registration form... :(
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Zyx » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:33

Pater Alf wrote:It seems the bots can still bypass our registration form... :(
I don't think they're bots. Considering that the anti-bot challenge is filled out in different case than presented, I think the registrations are done by cheap human labor.

Anyway, I'm starting to get a bit frustrated at NFS: World. The races are fun, but there seem to be very few tracks and it's just doesn't feel fair that other people are driving vastly better cars just because they pay for them.
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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Drasir-Vel » Tue Nov 30, 2010 22:37

I once beat two tier 3 renters in a tier 1 Mazda Mazdaspeed. It was hilarious :D When you get to driving fairly good tier 2 cars, the differences between tier 3 and 2 begin to even out because their handling doesn't improve more than that.

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Re: Need For Speed World

Post by Zyx » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:34

Drasir-Vel wrote:I once beat two tier 3 renters in a tier 1 Mazda Mazdaspeed. It was hilarious :D When you get to driving fairly good tier 2 cars, the differences between tier 3 and 2 begin to even out because their handling doesn't improve more than that.
Good to know, I just bought a VW Golf R32. My goal is to someday own a Porsche Cayman, my all-time NFS favorite.

One thing I've been wondering is why many people seem to drive corners by hugging/crashing the inner side of curves but still not losing any speed. Is that just a visual glitch or is it actually faster to crash the corners instead of trying to drive them clean? Also, why do I feel that other cars can crash me but I can't make them budge even if I hit them at full speed?

I think that technically the game cheats the player a bit by not always showing the actual human competition driving but using ghosts because of lag. I've seen couple of times that the order that the cars finish is not the actual finishing order (I got the 2nd place win cards even though my final standing was third or fourth, though.)
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