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PGR3 auto-update has issues


The recent PGR3 auto-update features a bunch of great improvements to the game, but reader Pixelantes points out a couple of problems:

1. The rotating car class hoppers has been implemented so that the car classes rotate according to the players' local time. This means that around midnight people in different timezones see different car classes in the online races and they can't race each other. This combined with the rotating schedule itself is causing severe wait times in pre-race lobbies. People are reporting wait times in excess of 45 minutes.

2. Bizarre Creations didn't include a new garage with the auto-update, so while the total number of cars available in the game is 94 (?), there're only 84 garage spots available. This means you can no longer own all the cars in the game.

The lack of garage space sounds like a minor annoyance, but the timezone thing could be bad, especially heading into next week's global tournament. Can we get an auto-update for our auto-update?

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1. Yeah I'd have to say I was really surprised to find that once I downloaded the 12 new cars, I only had enough garage spots left for a few of them. Now I have to go through and sell some of my cars to make way for the new ones. Hopefully Bizarre comes out with a new garage or two soon. I always looked forward to unlocking new ones since the detail in them is so nice.

Posted at 1:05AM on Apr 16th 2006 by Mike

2. ALso everybody got banned after the update, and some people lik me and a few fo my friends didnt get unbanned for the whole day!

Posted at 4:17AM on Apr 16th 2006 by darkstar

3. Since I don't bother with the online career, the timezone issue doesn't really bug me. But the fact that I can't "collect them all" bugs the $#!+ out of me. Part of the fun in the game is collecting all the cars. But now I can't.

And it's worse for someone who just got the game....they go and get the Speedpack, and add all the cars before they start playing. They get towards the end, and now they can't get the "Own all cars" achievement...

Posted at 10:11AM on Apr 17th 2006 by Sparkstalker

4. Owning all the cars is not an achievement, just a badge.

Posted at 9:07PM on Apr 17th 2006 by Brian

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