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New Year’s Holiday Challenge
Posted by | December 16, 2014

December – the holiday season is here, and a new VGT car will be added in the update planned for this month. Seasonal events are also being renewed for the holidays with the year end/new year seasonal events having boosted reward credits that will make it possible to gain up to 10 million credits in total! You’ll definitely want to get the login bonus maxed out before this starts. VGT events will also be held so those who are close to the credit maximum should watch their limit; it’ll be a good opportunity to buy those high priced car’s you’ve been holding off on!

We’ve prepared special events that will feel new to both casual and hard core players:

First up is a Seasonal A-Spec event with a Super GT themed weather-change survival race. With ever changing weather conditions, the AI’s pit strategy will also change accordingly. AI’s that take their chances on their tire selection might be in for a surprise?

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Skid recovery force is ON, but even expert drivers might find it difficult if not used to driving in wet conditions. If you win on your first try it might be because the weather gods were on your side. It’ll also be interesting to look at the strategies of each team in the replay after the race.

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The Drift Trial uses a new system with a standing start, just like in real world drift competitions. The scoring section of the D1GP held on the Fuji Speedway in 2014 has been recreated for the event. Cars that can enter the event are limited to those that have officially participated in the D1GP or Formula Drift championships. How high you can score on your first shot is key. The required lines and angles is very clear, so I think even players who aren’t usually good at drifting will get something out of researching how to do this right. The second standing start Drift Competition is a drift section on the Silverstone Circuit using commercial cars. The pole on the inside of the Brooklands corner will serve as the clipping point marker; aim for it and the high score!

The time trial is a thrilling sector time trial where you slip by other AI cars using the best racing lines you can find. The venues of the events are located at the Matterhorn and Grand Valley, both tracks with many inclines and descents.

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The Nürburgring event planned for the second set of events involves an SLS GT3. The atmosphere of the event is like the Nürburgring 24 hour race, with lower class cars like the Scirocco GT24 all of a sudden appearing in front of you after a blind corner. Be wary of the demons inhabiting the dark forests of the Nordschleife!

The holiday season in the northern hemisphere is actually mid summer for those down under in the southern hemisphere… But you’ll want to rush for the goal line of Mount Panorama in a bright red Huayra, not a rain deer with a big red nose…

Another way to enjoy the new seasonal events is to watch how the top ranking drivers drive.

Please look forward to the update!

 

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