This is the only time I didn't buy a NFS game, but for some reason I had a bad feeling and I decide to wait and see what people will say about it (I also enjoying playing heat online anyways, so I do keep my self busy). I feel great I didn't spend a dine for this game after reading all the negative comments (sad for the way EA is pushing incomplete games and they don't care about their customers). If they get a patch and I see positive comments , I will buy and try it. Till then I'll continue having fun with Heat.
Was thinking about this again. I get the impression that sales of Shift 2 as well as online play are way down compared to Shift 1. The bugs in Shift 2 are part of the issue, but I'm thinking that even after the bugs get fixed, the online play format just isn't as interesting as it was before, since there's no chat and I think autolog is discouraging players more than it's helping.
Maybe players are getting burnt out on racing games. Maybe the last few NFS games (World, Hot Pursuit, Shift 2) have been a bit dissappointing, and Shift 2 isn't that much different than Shift 1, and players may not want to spend the time to tune a set of cars to deal with the variety of tracks.
to me it seems as if all the arcade/semisimracing has gone to the consoles and therewith the community leaving the pc in the dust. no wonder since consoles are cheaper and the aimed agegroup hasnt that much money for a highendgamer pc.
Post by Soul Traveller (PC, PS3) on May 11, 2011 2:29:36 GMT
I have to admit I am not enjoying this game at the moment. The steering issue makes it hard for me. On the PC, online racing is slim pickings in my timezone. Even when I can get a race, I am so far off the pace it is ridiculous. It just isn't working for me. It's just not fun. No chat box is bad, but console dudes didn't have it for Shift 1 either.
Maybe when the PSN comes back online there can be some online racing to be had, but it could very well suck big time. I may have to go back to FPS games.
I went online a few days ago with Shift 1, still a few players there, but I'm seeing very little activity with Shift 2.
The handling in Shift 2 doesn't seem right to me. This is due to the way some cars weave if disturbed (bumps or jumps) and a high speed oversteer reaction in other cars. The visual and audio feedback seems lacking, as I don't get a sense or a "feel" for if the car is at the limits like I do with Shift 1. I'm using a joystick to steer, so I don't have force feedback, so maybe this is less of an issue for players with wheel and pedal sets.
I think leaving out the chat is the stupidest think EA could have done. That must be at least partly the reason for online not being attractive. I myself have no desire to play online in either Hot Pursuit or Shift 2, NFS World is much more fun online.
I think most of the racers can adjust to a crappy handling when there is a good company of friends to play the game with and to have fun. But lack of chat is killing all the experience.
And you know, I am going to play Shift2 online a bit no matter what. I still get some fun racing online against everyone + have some career competitions against folks from my Canadian region and Germany.
I think leaving out the chat is the stupidest think EA could have done.
That and the somewhat quirky physics have turned me off on Shift 2, plus I'm not interested in doing a dozen setups or more for the cars. I'll probably redo Shift 2's career mode events, but when I go online, it's mostly Shift 1, although there aren't many players online anymore, and I'm a bit burnt out with online racing at the moment.
[...when I go online, it's mostly Shift 1, although there aren't many players online anymore, and I'm a bit burnt out with online racing at the moment.
I had a lot of fun playing NFS World all through the night. Random multiplayer races with www.khak.com playing. First I raced a bit with my Cayman that is on the jsskppnn account , but later I swapped to my Audi A1, just because it's easier to win races with a fast car, especially if you're having beer while you race. I just quit racing and it's now 7:05 AM. Time for bed soon, I thin.
Its been a hell of a long time since I participated in NFS World, wonder if my account is still active....
I think there are many reasons why chat was removed and most of them already stated in this thread and pretty much spot on, the main one is PD like dimi said earlier, we may not like discussing it but it is a big problem these days, and considering ea's target audience or more younger than older I can only imagine that this has played a big part in their decision if that really is the reason, its not like they will ever tell us.
Online is scarce at best, but for us its a little easier as we have our own community for racing, unfornuately not all new players are aware of this though, myself only heard of WR recently....been trying to track down ISRC for a while, I finally found the website after speaking to jussi at nfs forums and speaking to marco at n grip regarding WR.
CmdrTomalak (PC/PS3/PS4): Yep. Dead. Dead. Dead... Somebody should put it out of its misery. It all started waaaaaay back when Most Wanted came out and we all met on the EA forums and decided to branch out on our own. Sad way to go...
Mar 28, 2018 17:40:31 GMT
Tonnzzaah (PC/360/PS4): And unfortunately, the way Need For Speed games were for quite long time didn't help this place at all, for starters, I dropped off from NFS games completely. I did get both Shifts, Hot Pursuit (2010) and later Rivals, but they weren't enough...
Apr 8, 2018 15:00:56 GMT
Chandrian: I don't know how many of you know, but for a while, NFS World has worked very well on a public online server (probably a month or more since it became more stable), containing over 150k registered players.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:36 GMT
Chandrian: The sync is now allowing races with more than 2 players, and pretty much all original NFSW features are working. The best part is that everything is available for in-game cash on this server.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:53 GMT
Chandrian: You have to start with a new driver profile, but the progression isn't that hard. If you wanna play NFSW online again, then I advise downloading the launcher of this online server and also joining this Discord server:
Sept 7, 2018 14:16:13 GMT