So have seen in various media negativity by some about the community championship. This is quite unfortunate because all three are good people I talk with regularly and experienced route creators. As such, here are the original routes for those that have concerns and would like to try them in their original intended glory! Pease remember that no race will suit everybody, so do not judge by preference, but by the intended experience.
AIRFIELD CROSS COUNTRY by ICH0ICHENS
D Class Offroad
495 214 992
Description: A Run through wet grass with classic offroad vehicles. Mix of slides and jumps. While it may be D class, do not expect a flat out race as the low rating means traction will be limited on these still heavy vehicles. Veteran racers or people who prefer technical and high speed might find it lacking. Newer and younger racers to the series will find it low stress with smoother crests vs bouncy terrain, but the quick drivertars and slick surfaces will keep it from being easy.
Recommendation: Any stock D class. Will get the most enjoyment via a default build or mild only build in the grip.
Time as tested: 2m 49.787s with a pure stock International Scout 800A
LANDS UNKNOWN: BEAR HUNTING by MYTHBUST3R
Offroad Open (recommend B class, A class for high challenge)
237 007 719
Description. Hop around through the coastal forests on the south side of the map. This is a thematic challenge map with checkpoints that at time can get tight as you dive between trees, or zig through the creeks. Visibility at time can be limited while you crash through the brush. However despite all of this, good checkpoint placement and planning will keep it you on the right path without being lost even if your first time. Above A class not recommended because the speeds will make rolling a factor in drivertar abilitities or even the player. However on B class, they run much more consistent and majority of players will be able to have a fun run bouncing through the underbrush. A class experience players will have more challenge keeping it on four wheels… or even two while attempting to keep up with drivertars, even the drivertars might have issues. However it will not detract from your enjoyment of the event!
Recommendation: A class or lower, as per above. Suspension travel and nimbleness will do more than power. A strong pull with good grip will be more important than top end as well as some upgraded suspension with all the bumps. Beginners or new players might want to try even an upgraded C class for fun bouncing through the trees.
Time as tested: 3m 30.950s with Ford Raptor A800 PI
OFFROAD ROLLERCOASTER by RAVERBUNNY AUS
Buggies Open (recommend A class or lower)
113 687 340
An up/down hill race in the northern Mountains. Start up on the ridge, race down through the valley and climb back to the line in this four lap circuit. A combination of bumps, twists and jumps really brings out the value and fun of the buggy class! With all the ridges, checkpoint visibility can potentially be an issue first time around, especially if playing first person. However nice and wide checkpoints with sweeping curves and generous spacing gives plenty of time and ease to quick glance map if needed and can easily correct without loss of time.
Recommendation: A class AWD. B class will make the downhill section a bit easier, but might find them lacking in power for the uphill. AWD is valuable with the fresh snow and hill climbing. Race is doable with S1, but typically S1 is top end of a buggy’s limit and a player might find themselves over-jumping if unfamiliar with course as potentially can drivertars.
Time as tested: 7m 1.040s with Penhall Cholla A793 PI
Conclusion: Well, for those that want some fun cross country that feels like cross country, here you go. Lots of fun, great for those of a variety of skill levels depending on your choice in vehicles. Have fun! I know I did when racing as creators intended b(^u^)d