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#1 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:41:11 AM(UTC)
AUTUMN | SERIES 16

Starts November 28, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. Pacific
This is the second season of Series 16.

Next change: December 5 at 6:30 a.m. Pacific




BARN FIND RUMOR:


#FORZATHON SHOP


FESTIVAL PLAYLIST REWARDS
  • 50% Summer Completion: 1970 Ferrari 512 S (newly released Exclusive model)
  • 80% Summer Completion: Alien Morph Suit
  • 50% Series 15 Completion: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
  • 80% Series 15 Completion: Ferrari 250 TR



#FORZATHON

Earn 100 FP from the weekly challenge plus 10 per Daily, plus Bonus for all, double for owning the Lake Lodge.

Weekly Challenge:
[Must be done in sequence to count.
  • Own and drive any Super Saloon
  • Earn 5 Triple Pass Skills in your Super Saloon
  • Earn 12 Sideswipe Skills in your Super Saloon
  • Earn 3 stars at the Swan Dive Danger Sign in your Super Saloon


Daily Challenges:
Each challenge is open for 72 hours from 7:30am Pacific of the start day. See Skills list.
  • Earn 2 Airborne Pass Skills
  • Earn 3 Ultimate Drafting Skills
  • Closely overtake while racing to earn 1 Ultimate Pass Skill
  • Earn 2 Great Wreckage Skills
  • Earn 3 Air Skills
  • Earn 1 Near Miss Skill
  • - Drift



SEASONAL EVENTS

Championship Rewards include the named item for placing 1st against Highly Skilled Drivatars, plus additional CR rewards.

    The Trial Co-Op Championship: "An Act of Rod"
  • Reward: Plymouth Fury (previously available Exclusive model)

    Showcase Remix | "Forest Sprite" (motocross opponents)
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Seasonal Playground Games |
  • Reward: Mercedes-Benz X-Class (previously available Exclusive model)

    PR Stunt: Mam Tor Danger Sign
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Peak Moor Speed Trap
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Lakeshore Speed Zone
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Championship: "Summit or Nothing"
  • Reward: 2010 Volkswagen Golf (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "Lakehurst Laps"
  • Reward: Fiat Dino (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "Let's Bug It Out"
  • Reward: Hummer H1 (previously available Exclusive model)


    Monthly Events
  • Monthly Rivals: Ferrari FXX-K at Princes Street Gardens Circuit
  • Online Adventure

Completing the monthly events applies their completion percentage to all four seasons in the Festival Playlist.





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#2 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:51:34 AM(UTC)
Outstanding trial this week! Chevy Utility is a beast
Forza junkie since FM2. Horizons are the break I need from the track.

FH4 and I have a volatile love/hate relationship 😑
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#3 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:58:35 AM(UTC)
C600 Rods & Customs - great choice.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:50:43 AM(UTC)
Stock 32 Ford Hulagirl for the Trial did well.
Share Code 743 470 966

605,000,000 CR / 55275 FP / 536 SWS / 2162 WS Remaining
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#5 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:11:27 AM(UTC)
Are the trials still unbeatable drivatars? They were terrible, too easy!
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#6 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:31:50 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: yerfdog65 Go to Quoted Post
Stock 32 Ford Hulagirl for the Trial did well.


It does even better with upgrades.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:43:53 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: HixBot Go to Quoted Post
Are the trials still unbeatable drivatars? They were terrible, too easy!


First Trial I've been in where the AI scored only 200 points. Total. And that was with most of my teammates skidding all over the track.
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#8 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:24:22 AM(UTC)
Easiest Trial for ages - and well behaved Team so Easy 3-0 win with Hula Girl - Tune Shared
It's not a Question of whether the Glass is 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty - A man dying of thirst would be happy to get his hands on either...

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#9 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:32:03 AM(UTC)
Tips & Miscellany


The Trial

1. Horizon Festival Sprint
2. Ambleside Sprint
3. Elmsdon on Sea Sprint

Got this on first try. Did this with Chevrolet Utility Vagon. I thought it was a curiosity but tuned it turned out to be surprisingly good especially considering it's handling buit. Adjusted it a bit and went to do Trial again. Very clear win again. Tune shared.


Playground Games: Got this on first try, Blue team won on second stage, which was flag rush after Red gave up.


Showcase Remix: There appears to be quite a rubberband here. I lost on first try with just few hundreds behind Riders whom finished in 1:35.160. On second try I was better maintaining speed and finished first with time 1:32.063 Riders just behind me in 1:32.180.


PR-Stunts: Bugatti Veyron SS X-class for all.



Championships completed on Unbeatable difficulty using stock cars with Brakin Line on. No traction control etc.


Championship: Summit or Nothing

Did this with Maserati Levante S. What a fantastic car. One event, The Ridge Cross Country Circuit, is 5 laps so have some music ready or something.

Recommended car: Maserati Levante S. I do know that is a rare car and I guess Dodge Durango might be quite stron on this too.



Championship: Lakehurst Laps

D-Class championship! Did this with '69 Nissan Fairlady Z 432. Only first race in this championship is trail, rest are circuits. Finished second on first race but on circuits old Fairlady was really great experience.

Recommended car: '69 Nissan Fairlady X 432 though other Nissans should be fine for this too.



Championship: Let's Bug Out

Tried to do this first with stock Ariel Nomad but it's weight distribution was major hinderance on first route (rear engine). Switched to Exomotive Exocet Off-Road which is AWD and won all the events with it.

Recommended car: '18 Exomotive Exocet Off-Road. Unfortunately it's AFAIK Fortune Island exclusive. B-class Funco and Penhall should have cleary enough headroom to AWD swap and other upgrades. IIRC Ariel Nomad can be upgraded including AWD swap within A800 limit too.


Weekly#Forzathon

Did these with '18 BMW M5.

EDIT: For 5 Triple Pass Skills, according to experience by other players, getting these on motorway drag strip it seems easier than in a normal races. Worth a try IMO.

For 5 Triple Pass Skills I tried Horizon Festival Circuit and and Holyrood Circuit. I was able to get two Triple Pass skills in one race on Holyrood Circuit but it was tricky. For some reason it looked like passes didn't count. On both circuits it's easy to get one of these right after start since '18 BMW M5 is AWD on stock with very good launch. Why it had to be 5 Triple Pass skills, not 3 or something with less repetition?

Sideswipe Skills -> Airfield.

For Swan Lake Danger Zone I actually tried to do it with stock, which is outright insane, but I was curious. My best effort was 271.9 meters, when requirement is 228.6. Car could probably do it! But I went and isntalled rally parts, other upgrades and just did it. Didn't had all day.

I realised later that '18 BMW M5 is another Fortune Island car. IIRC in Super Saloons category Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Kian Stinger can be built to be really great cars.

Edited by user Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:28:59 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#10 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:54:37 AM(UTC)
I'm new to the game and do have a Hula Girl in the garage but it looked like it made me use a stock? I don't really know why. It was the stock color and my livery wasn't applied, not tuned either. Anyone shed light on this for me? Thank you.!

Edit: Noob mistake. My Hula Girl was class A, needed class C. But did it give me a new one? I didn't have two but when I went back to freeroam, I was in the stock Hula Girl. /shrug Anyway, I'm still a bit confused but it was fun and that's all that matters.

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#11 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:41:56 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ClawedScroll554 Go to Quoted Post
Tips & Miscellany


The Trial

1. Horizon Festival Sprint
2. Ambleside Sprint
3. Elmsdon on Sea Sprint

Got this on first try. Did this with Chevrolet Utility Vagon. I thought it was a curiosity but tuned it turned out to be surprisingly good especially considering it's handling buit. Adjusted it a bit and went to do Trial again. Very clear win again. Tune shared.


Playground Games: Got this on first try, Blue team won on second stage, which was flag rush after Red gave up.


Showcase Remix: There appears to be quite a rubberband here. I lost on first try with just few hundreds behind Riders whom finished in 1:35.160. On second try I was better maintaining speed and finished first with time 1:32.063 Riders just behind me in 1:32.180.


PR-Stunts: Bugatti Veyron SS X-class for all.



Championships completed on Unbeatable difficulty using stock cars with Brakin Line on. No traction control etc.


Championship: Summit or Nothing

Did this with Maserati Levante S. What a fantastic car. One event, The Ridge Cross Country Circuit, is 5 laps so have some music ready or something.

Recommended car: Maserati Levante S. I do know that is a rare car and I guess Dodge Durango might be quite stron on this too.



Championship: Lakehurst Laps

D-Class championship! Did this with '69 Nissan Fairlady Z 432. Only first race in this championship is trail, rest are circuits. Finished second on first race but on circuits old Fairlady was really great experience.

Recommended car: '69 Nissan Fairlady X 432 though other Nissans should be fine for this too.



Championship: Let's Bug Out

Tried to do this first with stock Ariel Nomad but it's weight distribution was major hinderance on first route (rear engine). Switched to Exomotive Exocet Off-Road which is AWD and won all the events with it.

Recommended car: '18 Exomotive Exocet Off-Road. Unfortunately it's AFAIK Fortune Island exclusive. B-class Funco and Penhall should have cleary enough headroom to AWD swap and other upgrades. IIRC Ariel Nomad can be upgraded including AWD swap within A800 limit too.


Weekly#Forzathon

Did these with '18 BMW M5.

For 5 Triple Pass Skills I tried Horizon Festival Circuit and and Holyrood Circuit. I was able to get two Triple Pass skills in one race on Holyrood Circuit but it was tricky. For some reason it looked like passes didn't count. On both circuits it's easy to get one of these right after start since '18 BMW M5 is AWD on stock with very good launch. Why it had to be 5 Triple Pass skills, not 3 or something with less repetition?

For Swan Lake Danger Zone I actually tried to do it with stock, which is outright insane, but I was curious. My best effort was 271.9 meters, when requirement is 228.6. Car could probably do it! But I went and isntalled rally parts, other upgrades and just did it. Didn't had all day.

I realised later that '18 BMW M5 is another Fortune Island car. IIRC in Super Saloons category Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Kian Stinger can be built to be really great cars.


I just did the triple pass skills on the motorway drag strip it seemed easier than in a normal race.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:53:19 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Blackdog35 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: ClawedScroll554 Go to Quoted Post
Tips & Miscellany


[..snip..]


Weekly#Forzathon

Did these with '18 BMW M5.

For 5 Triple Pass Skills I tried Horizon Festival Circuit and and Holyrood Circuit. I was able to get two Triple Pass skills in one race on Holyrood Circuit but it was tricky. For some reason it looked like passes didn't count. On both circuits it's easy to get one of these right after start since '18 BMW M5 is AWD on stock with very good launch. Why it had to be 5 Triple Pass skills, not 3 or something with less repetition?

For Swan Lake Danger Zone I actually tried to do it with stock, which is outright insane, but I was curious. My best effort was 271.9 meters, when requirement is 228.6. Car could probably do it! But I went and isntalled rally parts, other upgrades and just did it. Didn't had all day.

I realised later that '18 BMW M5 is another Fortune Island car. IIRC in Super Saloons category Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Kian Stinger can be built to be really great cars.


I just did the triple pass skills on the motorway drag strip it seemed easier than in a normal race.


That's actually great tip! How I didn't come to think of that? What's wrong with me? Anyway, huge thanks for this, updating my post. :-)
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#13 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:41:14 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: HixBot Go to Quoted Post
Are the trials still unbeatable drivatars? They were terrible, too easy!


Dont think they have ever actually been unbeatable
Its usually just terrible teammates that make them feel that way
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#14 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:12:02 PM(UTC)
A slow motion trial this week, this will be no good for the forum engagement tracker.
Could have done with a little more challenge, I ran it a few times and most team mates scored good points.

Without all the ranting about unfair S1 and S2 trials, forum hits must be well down over the last couple of weeks..
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#15 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:08:40 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: V6PBS UK Go to Quoted Post
Easiest Trial for ages - and well behaved Team so Easy 3-0 win with Hula Girl - Tune Shared


You must of been lucky. Played several now and only three Trials did everyone race nicely.

Last one i did, 2 players from a certain club were smashing everyone left right and centre and knocking them off the road into stone walls and fences.

Not once did they drive cleanly at all.

Those that came last raced better in my eyes, at least they weren't knocking everyone off for the own ego satifisfaction.

Glad to hear you had a good Trial anyway :)

Have run both the Plymouth Fury 58 and Cadillac Eldorado 59 and both were good cars. Found the HulaGirl to be lacking in top speed but good overall.

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#16 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:25:08 PM(UTC)
Hudson 600 tune ran and hid on the trials. Fun car, have used in low PI events in past. Team not strongest, couple quit, still won easily.
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#17 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 1:58:45 AM(UTC)
The Trial is fun and I already ran it a couple of times in some RWD builds.
Only downside so far are the corner bombers who drive AWD swapped power builds and simply smash into everything.
Particularly annoying through the Ambleside Sprint serpentines.

The Ferrari 512 S is the complete opposite of the Pista from last week. Extremely potent at S900 as RWD with the racing V12.
More than enough grip, over 400kmh top speed, only lacks brake power.
Set the new RWD lap record for S900 on my test track (without considering the obviously broken Shelby Monaco).
Roughly 10 seconds faster than the PI 912 Pista. I don't understand the car programmers at PG anymore.

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#18 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 2:07:03 AM(UTC)
I used the 1940 Ford Coupe for the trial, purely because I hadn’t used it previously. Tune by xxJ0n4Th0Nxx. Lacks power compared to some of the options but is very stable through high speed corners. Good option if you are struggling a bit with some of the big power RWD cars, which most people in the trial seem to use.

Trial took me two attempts. Apologies to my first team as I flipped the car on the first race by oversteering into a corner which had a little wall when cruising in the lead, which cost us the win as I didn’t have time to recover. I won the other two races but two of our team who finished 11th and 12th in every race ultimately led to a 2-1 loss. Second team was strong - won all three races with the drivatars only scoring any points in one of them.
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#19 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 2:53:56 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ClawedScroll554 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Blackdog35 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: ClawedScroll554 Go to Quoted Post
Tips & Miscellany


[..snip..]


Weekly#Forzathon

Did these with '18 BMW M5.

For 5 Triple Pass Skills I tried Horizon Festival Circuit and and Holyrood Circuit. I was able to get two Triple Pass skills in one race on Holyrood Circuit but it was tricky. For some reason it looked like passes didn't count. On both circuits it's easy to get one of these right after start since '18 BMW M5 is AWD on stock with very good launch. Why it had to be 5 Triple Pass skills, not 3 or something with less repetition?

For Swan Lake Danger Zone I actually tried to do it with stock, which is outright insane, but I was curious. My best effort was 271.9 meters, when requirement is 228.6. Car could probably do it! But I went and isntalled rally parts, other upgrades and just did it. Didn't had all day.

I realised later that '18 BMW M5 is another Fortune Island car. IIRC in Super Saloons category Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Kian Stinger can be built to be really great cars.


I just did the triple pass skills on the motorway drag strip it seemed easier than in a normal race.


That's actually great tip! How I didn't come to think of that? What's wrong with me? Anyway, huge thanks for this, updating my post. :-)


yep - Motorway drag strip (knock the drivatar level down)
pause a little off the line and then get your first passes in quickly...
allow the field to pass you again then build speed to get them on the 'sharpest' curve ...
kerching 2 triple passes in 1 run

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#20 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 4:24:04 AM(UTC)
Is the Trial really getting easier? Or are we just getting better at the game?

Since it's been A class or lower lately, it's not much trouble at all. But I suppose the next time they have something in S2, half of us will be back to complaining about how unfair it is.

We won all 3 races, and shut out the AI in the first and last race. Toward the end of the first race, there was one AI still in the middle of the pack with me and another blue behind him. Then the AI started fishtailing, and swerving all over the track before veering off and going into the river. Nobody touched him. It just happened completely random.

Originally Posted by: BabySeal363 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: yerfdog65 Go to Quoted Post
Stock 32 Ford Hulagirl for the Trial did well.


It does even better with upgrades.


I used the Hulagirl too, with vintage race tires. Had enough PI left to throw on some basics like track width, tire width, little bit of weight reduction. No complaints, but I wouldn't have minded being able to upgrade the gearbox.
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#21 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 6:45:05 AM(UTC)
Another week of trial, another week of getting deliberatly put into a wall by a teammate. What's wrong with this comnunity that the one mode that should bring people closer together is the most rage-inducing one af the entire game?

Anyway, I'm past the point that I can just shrug it off as 'boys will be boys'. I've gotten some red mist and took my revenge and I don't like myself for doing that. I think it's time to say goodbye to the online portion of this game. If I have some reputation (for some reason a little over 200 people think my paints are good enough to folow me) it can only get ruined now.

Edited by user Friday, November 29, 2019 6:46:37 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#22 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 7:07:24 AM(UTC)
I loved the trial and Classic Sports Cars championship this season.

Rods & Customs is a division that doesn't get a whole lot of love and I absolutely love it! I may do the trial several times just to drive them some more, I used the '32 Coupe and just cruised through it with ease and none of my teammates were that bad, we had one quit when we were at 2-0, which was odd, but not one single person wrecked someone else.

Lower class racing is where it's at and I think the reason most people haven't been struggling with the trial as much is because the lower class cars are easier to drive and much less likely to have enough power to cause people to drive squirrelly, unless they are just bad at driving or doing it intentionally.

Please more like this PG.
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4) If all else fails open a service ticket and/or forum post.

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#23 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 10:11:37 AM(UTC)
did anyone test the buggy champ. that is the most bug filled champ i ever seen. any buggy want to roll over at any speed. ai is beyond aggrieve and fk the steer controls. it want to keep jack knife to ether direction .
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#24 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 10:14:44 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: dogwitch Go to Quoted Post
did anyone test the buggy champ. that is the most bug filled champ i ever seen. any buggy want to roll over at any speed. ai is beyond aggrieve and fk the steer controls. it want to keep jack knife to ether direction .


These are dirt races, don't use a class 10 buggy. I used the desert dingo, but anything with less travel and tighter springs can and will help in this one.
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#25 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 10:34:01 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: dogwitch Go to Quoted Post
did anyone test the buggy champ. that is the most bug filled champ i ever seen. any buggy want to roll over at any speed. ai is beyond aggrieve and fk the steer controls. it want to keep jack knife to ether direction .


Buggy buggies being buggy bugs me too. :D
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