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Xbox Live Gold - Yes or No

Discussion in 'F1 2010 - The Game' started by Peter Hooper, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Hi all,

    Been thinking for a while of taking the plunge and grabbing myself an Xbox Live Gold Membership so that I could give some online racing a try. I see that at the moment it is on a special at 40% discount so just want some feedback as to whether it is worthwhile joining. Are there usually a reasonable number of races to join or would I be twiddling my thumbs looking for a race too often?

    Thanks for any responses.
     
  2. mate, 100% yes. I know not everybody thinks the same as me but i get bored of ai and TT. Online racing with any game is the way forward.

    In answer to your other question. There isnt as many race lobbies as there once was but you will still find it no problem what so ever finding races whether it be quick sprint races or custom. Most lobbies have most assists on though, finding banned TCS rooms is a big task.
     
  3. Thanks for the feedback Chris. Would prefer no-assists races having got so used to it myself now but maybe not the end of the world. Does it force you to have certain assists on before you can race or can you race no-assists even if others don't?
     
  4. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    Do it. Online is a whole new world to explore!

    Plus, you need Live for some of the achievements.
     
  5. wait, what!? You need to pay extra to be able to go online with an xbox game??!!

    Man what a ripoff! Sure am happy I am on PC!
     
  6. Cheers James.. looks like it's a goer for me then :)

    Steve, yes I do feel it's a bit of a liberty.. you get Xbox Live for free with the console but need the paid for service for things like online play, etc.
     
  7. I think a purchase is defo in order Peter. You can even setup some of your own races if you like, and im sure you will get a decent crowd.
    Its scandalous how you must pay to play all onliners, but if you are getting it cheap, then its the right time to buy. Im sure you will have many hours of fun, and many hours of torture!
     
  8. You can spend the money you have saved on updating your hardware everytime a new games comes out :)

    @ Peter

    Nah, just because they have it set to assists aloud it doesnt mean you have to run with assists. Im with James, racing online is a whole new world! Its addictive as hell if you find decent ppl to play against.
     
  9. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    I dont mind paying for live as it helps to prevent it becoming a free-for-all with idiots driving backwards etc.
     
  10. Cheers guys you have persuaded me to give it a go so might catch you online soon: )
     
  11. This bothers me the most. I only race with ABS on, controller not wheel stupid fingers, and I'm getting beat by people with hardly any skill at this.
     
  12. Yeh i know mate, its frustrating. I hate the guys that find it impossible to stay on a racing line and instead zig zag their way around the circuit. Makes passing hard and they are always quicker than what they should be as they can run wide constantly and keep their foot planted.
     
  13. Just to update everyone about this... I did eventually take the plunge and boy were you all absolutely right!!

    I have hardly driven anything else since and am loving it. Some things are a little frustrating.. not enough races over 3 laps for instance and I initially found it really frustrating having the car chosen for me.. I have only run the Lotus, McLaren and just lately the Red Bull so found some of these others very strange to drive... Mercedes... oh don't get me started I hated that high nose and had no choice but to go into rollbar cam for a race when I found myself in that beast!!

    Sometimes as well I have found that I join a race with a good lot of people but then nothing happens for ages with the little green icon constantly flashing on and off for certain people but the race never starts so I end up giving up.

    I also wish the sprint races were of a slightly longer duration... I think 5 laps would be a much better test, anyone else agree?

    Of course I have found that some racers are not as well mannered as I try to be and block you all over the track to try to stop you getting past and try to barge you off the track but I can live with that. I'll stick to racing my way as there's no point worrying about what you can't control. A lot of people are also not so good at the starts and I find it is quite often the best tactic to just sit back a bit and then pick my way through the spinning cars after the first turn.

    All in all though really enjoyed my first few days of online play so thanks again for the wise words.
     
  14. Yea Peter, im tired of the all the rammers, i would like some real races, which is why i started my championship.

    Hope you enjoy :) By the way, your in the Williams.
     
  15. Cheers mate, seen and replied to that in the other thread :)
     
  16. Glad you are lovin it mate - knew you would.