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#1 Posted : Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:10:48 PM(UTC)
Forzathon Live in FH4

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/10/forza-horizon-4-every-season-is-racing-season-ign-first?page=4
To serve those players who play a lot, "We wanted to give people something new every hour, every day, every week.”

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The hourly content is something Playground Games is calling Forzathon Live, which will be open to any players currently roaming the map who wish to take part (Forzathon Live supports 12 players).

“What happens is you get 15 minutes and a group target of something like a Danger Sign, or an area where you have to do skills in, and it’s this cool piece of chaotic gameplay where… everyone’s taking part,” says Thaker-Fell. “If you manage to beat stage one in the time limit you then go through to stage two, and then eventually to stage three.”

“Then, at the end of it, everyone gets the same reward, which you can spend in this new area called the Forzathon Shop.

There are no individual scoreboards; just a group target. The idea is that it’s geared around teamwork rather than competition.

“It’s like the cool stuff that you’ve always done in Forza Horizon and then the game gives you a reason to do it with people, without having to get you to officially have to group with someone,” says Thaker-Fell.


An example of the Forzathon Live screen info is shown in the E3 stage demo. https://youtu.be/VA4XbDE-tJk?t=241


Q: PG have said there’s now a ‘forzathon’ shop, does this mean we’re not getting specific rewards for forzathons and instead getting a currency of some sort to spend at this forzathon shop?
A: "Yep. Completing #Forzathon challenges in FH4 will earn you Forzathon Points to spend on rotating rewards in the new Forzathon Shop: Cars, vanity items, emotes, horns, etc." -Jon Knoles

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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:16:45 PM(UTC)
This actually sounds like it might be better than how Forzathon was handled in FH3. Earning Forzathon currency and spending it in a shop, rather than having exclusive cars being available for a day or a week and then people complaining when they missed out.

Now perhaps the only possible thing I'm worried about would be if content in the Forzathon Shop was time limited....
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#3 Posted : Monday, June 11, 2018 9:43:23 AM(UTC)
hourly content? Some people have lives and can't be playing ALL THE Time.
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#4 Posted : Monday, June 11, 2018 9:45:59 AM(UTC)
That they will repeat over and over probably. Sounds like it's for Driver gear or something. I wouldn't get in a tizzy. Could just be credits to spend in the Forzathon shop.

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#5 Posted : Monday, June 11, 2018 9:52:08 AM(UTC)
While this is great for those that spend their time in MP, I hope they continue with the regular Forzathons for those who play solo mode, but continue with the week long duration.
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#6 Posted : Monday, June 11, 2018 8:39:23 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: latotheX Go to Quoted Post
hourly content? Some people have lives and can't be playing ALL THE Time.


On my reading I think they may have used misleading words.

I think what is hourly is activities from which you can earn a currency. That currency you can spend to buy what we call content.

This is nothing more than you always having challenges to do if doing challenges is something you like doing.

I don't think and certainly hope that certain cars are not only available for an hour.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:42:29 PM(UTC)
Q: PG have said there’s now a ‘forzathon’ shop, does this mean we’re not getting specific rewards for forzathons and instead getting a currency of some sort to spend at this forzathon shop?
A: "Yep. Completing #Forzathon challenges in FH4 will earn you Forzathon Points to spend on rotating rewards in the new Forzathon Shop: Cars, vanity items, emotes, horns, etc." -Jon Knoles
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:55:04 PM(UTC)
Sounds pretty annoying.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:58:25 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Sounds pretty annoying.


How so? You complete challenges, you get points to spend on whatever exclusive car you want. Better than having to be in the right place in the right time having to get that one tedious challenge done just because it's literally the only way to unlock an exclusive car.
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#10 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:10:41 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Zeem Frostmaw Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Sounds pretty annoying.


How so? You complete challenges, you get points to spend on whatever exclusive car you want. Better than having to be in the right place in the right time having to get that one tedious challenge done just because it's literally the only way to unlock an exclusive car.


Right now I'd think of it being similar to the Skill Shop in Forza Horiozn 3; you earn Skill Points while driving and can spend those on Perks and rewards.

#Forzathon shop sounds like a similar idea, only you earn points from #Forzathon challenges and have a wider range of items to choose from. Since Jon mentioned vanity items I suspect that cars won't be available in the #Forzathon shop.
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#11 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:58:24 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Zeem Frostmaw Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Sounds pretty annoying.


How so? You complete challenges, you get points to spend on whatever exclusive car you want. Better than having to be in the right place in the right time having to get that one tedious challenge done just because it's literally the only way to unlock an exclusive car.


Progressing random challenges with random people within relatively short time limits in an attempt to accrue inherently annoying extraneous currency to maybe someday spend on something that appears in the Storzathon, only to not have enough when it shows up, of course, and thus hope you have enough next time it decides to rotate through assuming you even manage to catch its window of opportunity...

Sounds pretty annoying.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 5:24:14 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PJTierney Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Zeem Frostmaw Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Sounds pretty annoying.


How so? You complete challenges, you get points to spend on whatever exclusive car you want. Better than having to be in the right place in the right time having to get that one tedious challenge done just because it's literally the only way to unlock an exclusive car.


Right now I'd think of it being similar to the Skill Shop in Forza Horiozn 3; you earn Skill Points while driving and can spend those on Perks and rewards.

#Forzathon shop sounds like a similar idea, only you earn points from #Forzathon challenges and have a wider range of items to choose from. Since Jon mentioned vanity items I suspect that cars won't be available in the #Forzathon shop.


Cars are mentioned too PJ.

Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Zeem Frostmaw Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Sounds pretty annoying.


How so? You complete challenges, you get points to spend on whatever exclusive car you want. Better than having to be in the right place in the right time having to get that one tedious challenge done just because it's literally the only way to unlock an exclusive car.


Progressing random challenges with random people within relatively short time limits in an attempt to accrue inherently annoying extraneous currency to maybe someday spend on something that appears in the Storzathon, only to not have enough when it shows up, of course, and thus hope you have enough next time it decides to rotate through assuming you even manage to catch its window of opportunity...

Sounds pretty annoying.


Then don't do the challenges, no one forces you to do them. They haven't stated that the items in the shop will be exclusive.

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#13 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:12:35 AM(UTC)
It's pretty much a given that they'll want to incentivize it, and exclusive items are the most likely carrot. Sure, you won't be forced to do it (unless you are, in fact, forced to do it during an introductory portion of the game), but there's almost certainly going to be some measure of metaphorical arm twisting involved. But, hey, maybe it will merely be inoffensively ignorable.
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#14 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 8:45:29 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Zeem Frostmaw Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ti Hsien Go to Quoted Post
Sounds pretty annoying.


How so? You complete challenges, you get points to spend on whatever exclusive car you want. Better than having to be in the right place in the right time having to get that one tedious challenge done just because it's literally the only way to unlock an exclusive car.


Progressing random challenges with random people within relatively short time limits in an attempt to accrue inherently annoying extraneous currency to maybe someday spend on something that appears in the Storzathon, only to not have enough when it shows up, of course, and thus hope you have enough next time it decides to rotate through assuming you even manage to catch its window of opportunity...

Sounds pretty annoying.

Then simply don't do it. It's optional after all.

I for one think it's a great idea. Lot of people complained that cars were behind specific challenges. In FH3 sometimes those challenges could be broken or bugged. There were a couple of times where I simply didn't get the car after the challenge. Also some people just don't like some ForzaThon rewards and well, you don't have to buy them if it's currency based.
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#15 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:40:34 AM(UTC)
ANYTHING in Forza that is Online based is suspect in my view. Let's face it, the Online Community is not the nicest or fairest of communities. I will just have to wait and see but I don't have high hopes. And I will be especially annoyed if there is anything hidden behind this ForzaShop wall.
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#16 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:47:10 PM(UTC)
Dont do it with random people then
Plenty of people here that are more than willing to help out

Did it all the time with a certain few in fh3 when required

And never had any issues doing the forzathons in fh3
Received every single reward without issue when doing the challenges correctly ..except the time when the Subaru had not yet been added to the game
Maybe the descriptions were a little bit vague sometimes but if you learnt from experience ( and complainers here) you knew not to use DLC cars and which races counted and which didnt

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#17 Posted : Thursday, July 5, 2018 2:35:56 PM(UTC)
^^^
This. You can always find people willing to do ForzaThons with though I agree, hopefully they have offline ForzaThons too that you can do solo.
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#18 Posted : Friday, July 6, 2018 9:52:34 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: talby71 Go to Quoted Post
Dont do it with random people then
Plenty of people here that are more than willing to help out

Did it all the time with a certain few in fh3 when required

And never had any issues doing the forzathons in fh3
Received every single reward without issue when doing the challenges correctly ..except the time when the Subaru had not yet been added to the game
Maybe the descriptions were a little bit vague sometimes but if you learnt from experience ( and complainers here) you knew not to use DLC cars and which races counted and which didnt
I did do a few of these in H3 but it seems like with you in AU and most of the guys in the Forzathon thread seeming to be in EU it was kind of hard to get together with me in KS. Just wait and see what happens, I guess.

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#19 Posted : Friday, July 6, 2018 11:44:21 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: latotheX Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: talby71 Go to Quoted Post
Dont do it with random people then
Plenty of people here that are more than willing to help out

Did it all the time with a certain few in fh3 when required

And never had any issues doing the forzathons in fh3
Received every single reward without issue when doing the challenges correctly ..except the time when the Subaru had not yet been added to the game
Maybe the descriptions were a little bit vague sometimes but if you learnt from experience ( and complainers here) you knew not to use DLC cars and which races counted and which didnt
I did do a few of these in H3 but it seems like with you in AU and most of the guys in the Forzathon thread seeming to be in EU it was kind of hard to get together with me in KS. Just wait and see what happens, I guess.


I'm in KS too, so hit me up sometime
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#20 Posted : Friday, July 6, 2018 11:45:00 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: latotheX Go to Quoted Post
I did do a few of these in H3 but it seems like with you in AU and most of the guys in the Forzathon thread seeming to be in EU it was kind of hard to get together with me in KS. Just wait and see what happens, I guess.


Lato, feel free to add me (my GT is the same as here), although I'm on the West Coast and usually not on until weekends/mornings......
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#21 Posted : Friday, July 6, 2018 1:56:13 PM(UTC)
I hope the car sold at the Forzathon shop is the Forza Edition only.
I’m praying that the staff of PG is a wise man and will not repeat FM7 failure.
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#22 Posted : Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:17:38 AM(UTC)
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I hope the car sold at the Forzathon shop is the Forza Edition only.
I’m praying that the staff of PG is a wise man and will not repeat FM7 failure.

I don't mind new cars being added to ForzaThon but I do mind lockef cars hidden away from the beginning.
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#23 Posted : Sunday, July 8, 2018 9:20:55 PM(UTC)
It's probably too late for bright ideas but here is how they could keep most people happy.

Have a weekly cap of forzathon currency, say 700 forzathon dollars.

700 is the max you can get offline per week. You can also get that much from online, tuning, painting etc. 700 is enough to buy what they think you should be able to get each week.

This way you choose how to get your forzathon dollars. People can choose the online challenges or the offline method.
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#24 Posted : Monday, July 9, 2018 9:41:49 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: CRracer 912 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: latotheX Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: talby71 Go to Quoted Post
Dont do it with random people then
Plenty of people here that are more than willing to help out

Did it all the time with a certain few in fh3 when required

And never had any issues doing the forzathons in fh3
Received every single reward without issue when doing the challenges correctly ..except the time when the Subaru had not yet been added to the game
Maybe the descriptions were a little bit vague sometimes but if you learnt from experience ( and complainers here) you knew not to use DLC cars and which races counted and which didnt
I did do a few of these in H3 but it seems like with you in AU and most of the guys in the Forzathon thread seeming to be in EU it was kind of hard to get together with me in KS. Just wait and see what happens, I guess.


I'm in KS too, so hit me up sometime

I will do that. I was in your fair city a week ago at my Grandaughter's soccer tournament Might come back this weekend and bring their computer back to them
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Originally Posted by: latotheX Go to Quoted Post
I did do a few of these in H3 but it seems like with you in AU and most of the guys in the Forzathon thread seeming to be in EU it was kind of hard to get together with me in KS. Just wait and see what happens, I guess.


Lato, feel free to add me (my GT is the same as here), although I'm on the West Coast and usually not on until weekends/mornings......
I will do that.

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#25 Posted : Monday, July 9, 2018 4:50:26 PM(UTC)
Next time on I'll add you
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