20-03-2012 10:47 AM - edited 20-03-2012 10:48 AM
I've been drifting and sliding my way through Ridge Racer for the past couple weeks and it's been lotsa fun. But there are a few questions that playing the game quite extensively doesn't appear to answer. Here's one...
When do will my cars level up (speed increase)?!
I've gone from skill level 10 to 15 and completed over 50 races in first place and my car hasn't levelled up once! I'm stuck at a max speed of 211kph and it means I can't win against skill level 16 people who set times like 2:08 on Harborline 765, whereas even with an absolute perfect race using the fastest upgrades I cannot achieve any better than 2:14. It's becomming frustrating watching the opponents car dissapear into the distance even though my cars being puched to its absolute limites in terms of speed. I'm getting desperate for my car to level up in speed, but it doesn't seem to want to? I'm playing mostly ghost races against real opponents with the odd online race, time trial and spot race thrown in. I remember I used to get a message after races saying something like "your level has increased and all your machines top speeds have now increased". Does anyone know why this isnt happening any more?
on 20-03-2012 08:04 PM
I was very disappointed in the overall quality in the recent Ridge Racer for Vita. I love playing racing games more than any other type of game. I thought the developers did a very poor job describing "the nuts and bolts". I have tried being patient , but I'm trading my copy in at gamestop today!
on 28-03-2012 07:13 PM
30-03-2012 06:29 PM - edited 30-03-2012 06:32 PM
Cheers guys. I'm still a bit perplexed about the lack of speed of the vehicle, although I've not really played much at all since last posting. I'm not sure how the new cars will improve things really as all cars are limited to the same top speed within your class. What I was saying is that the maximum speed of my cars doesn't seem to have been increasing inline with my skill level. Without trying to brag(!), I'm not bad at Ridge Racer - like, I complete courses in pretty much the fastest possible time the vehicle allows. I've completed the whole upgrades map and have the best upgrades installed. Every win now earns me credits that just sit there as I have nothing to spend them on - expect swapping race teams. I don't know, I just feel like I've hit an invisible wall and there's nothing left to do to increase the speed except keep racing until I reach the next and final level, 16. If that doesn't change anything I'm definitely giving up.
I'll try what you've suggested Op3nReal1ty. Maybe more online racing will help? Cheers.
Btw. totally unrelated, but I downloaded the demo of Asphalt Injection and I just cannot believe how bad it is. I think it's one of the worst racers I've ever played - literally! I wouldn't have it if someone gave it to me. Actually, that's what's given me the motivation to keep playing Ridge Racer!
on 30-03-2012 07:37 PM
on 03-04-2012 04:45 PM
Just a quick update:
Seems like there may have been some odd glitch at work on my Vita or something as I suddenly got a truck load of upgrades all together having received none for hours and hours of play!? The PS Vita Ridge Racer doesn't explain how it works or why it's doing stuff, but after racing 50 odd races with absolutely zero upgrades or enhancements (other than credits and vp's) I suddenly got devil mode and archangel duels. 3 races each later and I have the devil and archangel cars (they were too easy to win), and about 13 new trophies of multiple colours. Then I downloaded the new cars and track available from the PSN and suddenly I'm able to set times of 2.05 for harbourline, an mprovement from 2.14 odd, yet the cars top speed remains the same.
So cheers Necrosecua. You weren't wrong - changing cars (when they're available) can make all the difference! It's just super odd how I didn't have th opportunity to choose from new hardware for so many, many, many races whilst being stuck at level 15. Anyway, very pleased to have made progress, even if it is such a slab of progress all at once. Now to get to level 16.
on 28-03-2013 11:11 AM
One easy way to do it is to go to the online multiplayer mode and create a game rather than join an existing game. While you are waiting for players to join, just start the game without anyone else. Strangely, RR will allow you to do this so you can actually have an online multiplayer race against yourself.
No other CPU controlled cars will be on the track so while it will be boring and little more than a time trial, you'll end up winning the race and earning more experience (and credits to upgrade your car!).
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