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This is simply a continuation of the great thread by SWIFTREAL (http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/1495376.page) giving info on the Ask Marc video series. I am not (unfortunately) as skilled at writing succinct summaries as SWIFTREAL is.


Ask Marc - Episode 23

0:31 Bonus Rep for driving clean - Not at this time, fixing wallriding is the reward.
1:44 Autohide cursor - Fix is in the works (it bugs Marc as well).
2:30 Crew name and crew vinyls - should be implimented in the future.
2:55 Race lobby system - They have no plans to implement this.
3:08 More visual customization - will be under MISC parts (including weight reduction stuff)
3:55 Drag and Drift game modes are coming fairly soon.
4:12 Tier 4 cars are currently being tuned and will be in game.
4:49 Players selling and/or exchanging powerups - No.
5:10 Auction house - Not anytime soon, but it has been discussed (low priority).

Ask Marc - Episode 24

0:22 Customized controller options (button mapping) - They are working on it, it's not polished yet but will be available eventually.
1:05 Marc discusses how he tweaks the cars, yes he uses manufacturer data and tweaks it from there.
4:50 Contest where winner can suggest a new track route in the works.
5:50 Explains how skill points work with all cars in your garage and suggest you have multiple (specialized) drivers if needed. Plan your skill point usage in advance.
7:30 No re-spec of driver skill points anytime soon.

Ask Marc - Episode 25

0:35 Purchase cars with boost - yes this is coming.
1:40 Devs plan on adding new content for the life of the game.
2:40 With new performance customization system low tier cars can compete with higher tier cars.
3:35 New languages and regionalization coming soon.
4:24 Canyon roads, new regions, and night cycle will be added to game eventually.
5:25 More muscle cars will be available.




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Ask Marc - Episode 26

0:20 Option to turn off collisions in PvP mode may happen (but civilian cars will always be 'solid') if community really wants it.
1:10 Dynamic pursuit breakers are not currently intended to be implimented in World.
1:48 More car slots are available by purchasing cars using boost.
2:35 Leaderboard will be reset in November due to physics changes in world.
3:44 Driver model customization will not happen, avatar customization will probably happen in the future.

Ask Marc - Episode 27

0:50 New cars (the current rental only cars) will be available for in-game cash eventually, they all have different timelines however...
1:30 Intro before race - they would like to impliment a short intro before a race to show off the cars before a race.
2:40 More cars in World - they are coming. They have a schedule of cars being added from now to the end of 2011.
3:30 New performance customization coming soon.
3:45 More meeting places are coming.
4:30 More vinyls (possibly including country flags) are coming.

Ask Marc - Episode 28

0:30 Porsche 911 Turbo (and more cars) will be available to own.
1:40 Distribute race activity instead of having 1 or 2 popular tracks.
2:13 Parts Rarity - devs don't want to tell you what and where rare parts are at.
2:50 Marc discusses his daily duties at work.
4:10 Weather cycle - they would like to add it, but it's not currently a priority.
4:47 AI improvements for pursuits - AI will always be tweaked and improved as the game continues.

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Ask Marc - Episode 29

0:35 Test drive a car before you purchase it - they are looking into it.
1:10 Track editor - currently they are thinking that a competition where the winner gets to suggest a route is a better idea as there is a lot of techincal work to make a track.
2:02 Drew wants to run create a track competition in January.
2:10 Offroad or Rally mode - Cool, but it sounds like it's not a priority at all.
2:55 Game modes priority is: Team Escape, then Drift and Drag.
3:18 Tier 4 cars, what will they be? Marc isn't telling us yet.
4:00 Video recording implimented in-game may happen eventually. Drew suggests using a free video recorder.
5:15 Reverse direction races on current tracks may happen in the future.
6:05 Who does Marc's hair? His girlfriend Petra.
6:34 More Shops and safehouses in world - great idea but not a priority. new safehouses would come first.

Ask Marc - Episode 30

1:05 New and Different powerups are coming to World.
1:25 Team Escape will be here early in 2011.
1:40 New cooldown spots based on time of day - no.
2:18 Do body kits affect performance - no.
2:36 MISC Parts? Still under development.
3:08 Will you bring back special cars from old NFS games (Phantom, Titan, etc...) - Definitely more classic & NFS limited edition cars coming!

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nice job dude



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thanks!





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Excellent guys but seriously NO NEW TERRAIN! This aint a rally game, if you want a rally game go buy colin mcrae. This is NEED FOR SPEED its always been on the road!

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nfs_web.unimatrix1 wrote:Excellent guys but seriously NO NEW TERRAIN! This aint a rally game, if you want a rally game go buy colin mcrae. This is NEED FOR SPEED its always been on the road!


I suppose if they wanted they could make a sprint through the golf course areas, but even that would be a stretch for NFS.





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It's the same answers in every episode: "we're thinking of it, but not on top of priority list" "dev team actually consider it, but they have other important things to do now".




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was there actually a patch yesterday?(Tuesday)

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Anything about day/night yet?




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Just been in game to check the progress of the game and they failed to stick to the regular maintenance thats supposed to happen every Tuesdays. Big let down, wont be going back in the game for another whole week, no point in playing a game thats still broke and still no progress what so ever.

Edit: Just found out from another post of mine

cem_ea_id.NFSTorque wrote:Due to the amount of content, changes and corrections in this week's patch, it has been delayed for a few days. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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@ vonPilsner

Great job your doing here. Keep it up, the little blurbs below each video is a great idea, no need to summarize just point out the highlights.
Almost like you've done this before

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Thanks vonPilsner for posting a update on this. I was wondering if SWIFTREAL was gotta come back and update his thread. About to put this on my Sig.

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Mark - I have 3 questions

1st Would the players ever have the option to become cops on NFSW and start in game pursuits with other racers? Not like how the race starts where you queue up for it it starts in free roam when the dispatch let you know of nearby racers causing havoc and you can either go in the pursuit with the racer and assist the AI to take down the racer or just let it go. I'm thinking of a total of 4 players 1 racer & 3 cops to keep the lag down.

2nd Can we have more modes in World or have access to create a custom race with a editor for the modes like CTF, Tag, etc as for the editor have options to add in game items like roadblocks, traffic on/off, police patrol, etc

3rd From the previous NFS titles there use to be a lot of Vinyl that we could choose from can we get the previously used vinyl from previous NFS titles also can we sell the vinyl to other users as well to make cash not like a outrageous price have a cap per vinyl used so if it's using the max have it go up to 10k to 20k


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I would like to ask Marc about three things too:

1) Would be alphabetic vinyls added, like numeric vinyls with numbers from 0 to 9? I think it would be great to have opportunity to write words on our cars using alphabetic english letters instead of geometrical shapes.

2) Does developers team have some thoughts on removing "Teleport" to event feature, to suppose players to drive to events for themself with risk of beginning pursuit by cops for breaking speed limit?

3) Some thoughts about "dueling" another players in free roam like in Underground 2?

Thanks.

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