The Crew unveils the Speed Live update

    
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Car I'm driving? I bought it.

Would you like to take part in a race that’s all about eliminating your opponents just through skillful driving? The most recent update for The Crew adds the new Elimination format to PvP races, reminiscent of a similarly named mode from Split/Second. Each player starts with a certain number of lives, and there’s a timer ticking down; when the timer hits zero, the player in last place loses a life and another countdown starts. You’ll be taking down your opponents, but you’ll be doing so just by staying in first.

The update also adds in new tuning options for six cars and several new faction missions for players who don’t feel like trying out the PvP race option. There’s also a new pack of DLC available with three new cars for those who feel the current crop of vehicles just isn’t robust enough. Check on past the break for the update trailer.

[Source: Ubisoft press release, Via: VG24/7]
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MikeMinier
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MikeMinier

Not as bad as some people say it is.  I will say I made a huge mistake of preordering the game plus season pass(Gold Edition I believe it was called) from GamersGate.  There just isn’t enough to do in the game once you’ve finished the story.  I currently have at least one car of every spec completely maxed out.  Getting into pvp races still takes entirely too long and too much effort.  Yes, it is fun driving around exploring the map…..at first.  Then it just becomes tedious and you find yourself using fast travel more than not.  There is a fun game buried here, don’t get me wrong.  I just wouldn’t recommend a full price purchase.

Rhime
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Rhime

I just recently installed and it’s quite fun to play. Very similar to TDU/TDU2 in nature(same devs). The open world is the best part as ripping it up across the game world is a fun bit of exploration. I haven’t come across any physics issues others have had, but I do find the races against NPC’s very challenging(which isn’t a bad thing). Car customization is kinda neat and my starter Mustang is beginning to look and perform like a champ!
I haven’t made any friends so far as I’m really lone wolfing it, but I’m sure there’s some out there lol.
I recommend a steering wheel of course…:)

DavidBrown2
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DavidBrown2

SkyyDragonn I quit playing after having a 6 second lead blown in story mode when a random NPC car just swerved into my lane for no reason and I lost the race by 5 seconds.  A blatant NPC AI cheat if I ever saw one.

Red Eyed
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Red Eyed

Walpurgisnacht I do, I enjoy it

Walpurgisnacht
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Walpurgisnacht

SkyyDragonn Wow. The physics sound crazy. Maybe they should have put crash test dummies in the vehicles to take advantage of that and make the game fun.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Walpurgisnacht Actually, the NA servers alone host millions of active players, making Tera one of the most popular F2P MMOs.  Part of this success is probably due to En Masse doing such a great job with all the in-game events, and timely and polite responses to community questions and problems.  Other publishers should take note.

And besides all that, the game is just plain fun!  The real-time combat is more exciting than ye old school tab-target, turn-based stuff, and the BAMs (Big-Ass Monsters) wandering the landscapes add some fun as you’re questing and PvPing.  I haven’t hit end game (have lots of toons in the 40s and 30s), but there are always a lot of players around in every zone (even the newbie zones) on all three PvP servers I’m usually on and the one PvE server I occasionally visit.
It’s nice to play a game where timing, dodging, blocking and rolling also play a big roll in your success and the success of your team, instead of playing the typical brainless DPS-meter gear grinders like WoW.

SkyyDragonn
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SkyyDragonn

I dropped interest after experiencing the horrible physics engine that sent my car flipping three stories in the air after hitting a trash can at 35mph. Then being forced to rewatch the event intro everytime the physics did something stupid that cost me the race. Like random low speed fish tailing…careening off curbs like I’d slammed a wall etc etc…it was awful.

Walpurgisnacht
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Walpurgisnacht

Does anyone actually play this game? I always got the sense that it was basically a $60 F2P title.