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    [–] Giulia RWD vs AWD laurenceriley87 2 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Ha yeah I probably do, but I'm the kinda guy who tries to drive a 280hp RWD Alfa in 6 inches of snow with no LSD and summer tires 🤣 I didn't get far!

    [–] Giulia RWD vs AWD laurenceriley87 2 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Am I right in thinking that the limp home mode is more of an issue with AWD than RWD? To do with the complex array of sensors needed to keep the power going to the right places.

    I have not got the LSD and in the dry I get quite a lot off lag pulling out of junctions due to the TC but the nannies don't kick in too much once the car is on the move, just enough to not let the tail kick right out (unless its me doing that, in my dreams maybe!). I suppose that makes sense with the open differential not gaining the grip it could with the LSD but allowing it to slide easier once going.

    [–] Giulia RWD vs AWD laurenceriley87 2 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    I would agree that the RWD is easy enough to control when the back end slides around but i had real problems getting going at all on summer tires in the snow last year. If snow is an issue at all where you live I think winter tires are a must. I've heard the AWD handles snow well regardless.

    On another note, I live in UK too and rain does make the back end a bit lively but the nannies will keep you on the road. Still allows you to have a bit of fun with it though.

    [–] Have any of you Giulia owners experience this? Low fuel, two bars and range being unreliable as heck laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Yeah, although these stories of the fuel pump overheating or the car not starting because there is too little fuel in the tank scare me a little! Think I'm going to have to start filling up more often.

    That probably makes sense to keep it feeling like an Alfa! Especially considering these cars don't really have that many Italian parts on them. Just expertly put together in a distinctly Italian way 🤣

    [–] Have any of you Giulia owners experience this? Low fuel, two bars and range being unreliable as heck laurenceriley87 3 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    I have heard this a lot and have experienced it myself from day one too. 280hp 2017 model too. Something I've noticed is that I never have between 45 miles or zero miles range left. One second it 45 miles, then none. Makes no sense, but it doesn't really bother me that much as I love everything about this car. Alfas have to have weird annoying quirks do they not?

    [–] NG need help cutting off seaths tail laurenceriley87 1 points ago in DarkSoulsHelp

    Stand in front him until he begins his attack animation. Then sprint round his left side (run right) and get one or two hits on the tip of his tail, then move away before he uses his tail to squish you.

    If you don't hit this furthest half of his tail it won't work. It should only take 2 to 4 hits two handing a greatsword. I used Black Knight Sword. I've heard the vertical slash makes it easier to hit but I can't see it making that Mich difference.

    Apparently, there is also a trick where you can get him to destroy the crystal himself with his crystal breath which should give you enough time to get the sword while he is staggered and recovering but never tried it.

    Good luck.

    [–] What 'common' car do you hate the most? laurenceriley87 1 points ago in cars

    No I'm in the UK. Full of German cars here.

    [–] What 'common' car do you hate the most? laurenceriley87 1 points ago in cars

    Well you'd better believe it ha. I'd seen maybe five or so GT86s around but never a BRZ. Had to look it up.

    [–] What 'common' car do you hate the most? laurenceriley87 0 points ago in cars

    I saw a new one of these only yesterday and thought "hey look a GT-86.....huh...is that a Subaru badge?"

    [–] 2018 Giulia Road Trip laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    UK Veloce here too but also had Pirelli P7s from factory, so it isn't that. I thought all models in Europe came with Pirellis.

    [–] View from top of Mt everest laurenceriley87 6 points ago in BeAmazed

    If it is the highest point on earth, then wouldn't it stand to reason that with a good enough telescope you would be able to see the edge of the earth? Surely, only an object taller would obscure your view.

    [–] Model year differences (Veloce 2017/2018) laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Update: my model has the bacon and cross symbols for the vent controls.

    I suppose it must mean that some changes have been phased in before the major changes to the infotainment system.

    Either that or I have the 2018 model without realising it. What do you think the chances are I can get carplay with an software update?

    [–] Model year differences (Veloce 2017/2018) laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Hmm ok. I got mine Dec 17. Definitely has the divide which says avg. And the mpg on the left. Dont say they gave me the 2018 updated display but no carplay!! Haha.

    I've never noticed the numbers or bacon on the vents, I will need to check this now.

    The boot lid on mine only has the one button (think it's a UK thing) so can't check that though.

    [–] Model year differences (Veloce 2017/2018) laurenceriley87 2 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Good spots, although I have a 2017 model and my driver instrument display looks like the 2018 picture. Looks to me its just that the contrast is set too low and the trip b isn't turned on in the settings on the 2017 pic.

    It's strange there are such small changes between the two years (other than infotainment changes). Makes you wonder why they would even make changes of such insignificance.

    [–] Message I got from a random guy after a couple of rough games. Made this rough-spell just a little bit better laurenceriley87 2 points ago in RocketLeague

    Just a shame about that 0.1% which ram into you all game cos they are always going for the same ball as you instead of getting into a decent position, spam "what a save" when you just can't get there in time while make no saves themselves and then say "shit teammates" at the end. Unfortunately they clearly don't feel terrible about playing like trash and need to blame others. They are like the worst people in existence. Wish they would just stick to 1v1.

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    It's only really been the underneath of the front skirt where it slopes down before the front wheel where it happens , but it happens quite often cos of places I have to go to, and I avoid some routes cos of the speed bumps (but who cares if I have to go the long way round eh 😊) but you can't see it and it's made of plastic, so I try to not worry about it too much.

    Once or twice the side skirt just before the rear wheel has scraped but only where there is a massive hump in the road. Again can't see as it's underneath and no real danger of damage, but the noise is like nails down a chalkboard!😬

    I really wouldn't have noticed about the gap without you saying but I can see it a bit now. But very nice looking motor, love the colour. It was my second choice but just love red alfas. Are those the 19" rims? They look great!

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Ah I see. I sometime have issues with ground clearance such as on speed bumps and steep humps in the road, so I can imagine you will get the same if you see about lowering it. But, on the other hand it will look great!!

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Really? I've never heard that before and never seen a Q4 equivalent in person as there are no AWD versions in the UK.

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 3 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Thanks. They are the 18" turbine rims. Come as standard on the Veloce in UK.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 2 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    Nice. Just thought of Far Cry, surprised its not already been mentioned.

    There is also Deliverance but only seen footage not played it myself so unsure if its a good example.

    Also, although it has many flaws in my opinion, being fpp isn't one of them, No Man's Sky.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 2 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    Well I did say not to name straight up shooters as it would defeats the object. The idea was to show first person isn't limited to shooters like COD, Battlefield etc but can be good in other games, such as Dishonored.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 2 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    I think I just don't put the camera perspective so highly on why I think a game is good or bad. Don't get me wrong though, if they get it wrong it can ruin a game, but the same goes for a badly made tpp game. There is nothing worse than a camera going into a wall and obscuring your view when you are in the middle of fight!

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 6 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    Bioshock! Good one.

    How about Mirrors Edge? Not without faults but fall off a skyscraper in first person and tell me you don't feel immersed ha!

    Yeah just a snippet of gameplay would have been good at this point, and it is a shame considering the amazing press feedback it's had. Well there is always Gamescom in August

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 7 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    I think I would probably agree on the immersiveness of fpp. I always felt tpp is more like watching an interactive movie. You can become massively invested in the story and have a deep connection to the character but I think that's because you can relate to character more as you can see them, which isnt the same as immersion.

    If you want to feel like you are the character, then I am inclined to agree that fpp is the way to go.