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Old 11-04-2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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Why's there always one? Needle Point !!!

Anyone done Needle Point yet in the Buggatti or the Koenig-whatever? Average speed of 155mph. Gimme a break. Why do they always gotta throw one in there that is a total pain in the ass. A guy on my friends list averaged 165mph. REALLY?
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #2
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Easy! Just use long gears and off road tires.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:27 AM   #3
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OFFROAD TIRES? Seriously?
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:33 AM   #4
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Yes SERIOUSLY!! The part where you drive through the airfield is what takes away most of your average speed. Trust me.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:04 AM   #5
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It just takes a little practice. I got it to 162 in the end. Like mentioned above me: Use off road tires.

Its not that long of a track, just memorise it and you will get it soon enough. It also requires a certain amount of luck with traffic too.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Just go very fast and dont crash
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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Just go very fast and dont crash
Thanks Captain Obvious!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #8
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Thanks Captain Obvious!
I was joking, what's obvious is you just have to do it 20 times until you know every curve and make it perfect

Very frustrating
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #9
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Agreed, this game is making me rage frequently!
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i have come to the conclusion this can not be done and everybody that has done it is lying..lol. Been on this for 6 fuckin hours and cant get it above 140mph. I got it once at 152mph with the raped ape Bugatti. never even close to that again. Tried with the Koenig-whatcha-macalit and nothing. This race will keep me from a 1000 I am sure of it. Whatever.......

EDIT: FINALLY ! NEVER AGAIN ! Now wheres that dam map of the gate locations already? Only need 1.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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Wow! You're a douche!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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Easy! Just use long gears and off road tires.
Hes wrong use track tires pro and short gears thats how i done it.

EDIT: I can see why he choose offroad tires but ive never hit top speed in Veyron so long gears is pointless in this car and when you hit pro acceleration rivals the Ariel. Short gears pro does not lower top speed over stock.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #13
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Wow! You're a douche!!
QFT. Between that and the bitching thread he made.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:42 AM   #14
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this race sucks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:20 AM   #15
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It just takes a little practice. I got it to 162 in the end. Like mentioned above me: Use off road tires.

Its not that long of a track, just memorise it and you will get it soon enough. It also requires a certain amount of luck with traffic too.
Finally got this race beat & 1k'd the game . This race sucked LoL.

I used off road tires as well. And it's def true that it requires a lot of luck with the traffic. Can't tell you how many times the first set of cops would spawn coming right head on into me. . .
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:29 AM   #16
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Easy! Just use long gears and off road tires.
Good to know! Information for the future.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:55 AM   #17
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this race is the biggest piece of bullshit ever, maybe they should have made the developers race it and if they cannot do it then they don't get paid until they can beat the race.

it's just total bullshit, how can you get 155mph on a road that turns like it does, add the traffic and the random police that smash into you, then you lose speed on the airfield, this race is just a complete pile of shit.

i even tried handbraking the corners and using boost out of the corners but you just cannot sustain that type of speed.


hate these bastards that come up with races like this, it totally spoils the game.

they should patch it and drop the speed required.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:38 AM   #18
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hate these bastards that come up with races like this, it totally spoils the game.

they should patch it and drop the speed required.
LOL!!

It's the only challenging bit in the whole game, so please
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:39 PM   #19
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LOL!!

It's the only challenging bit in the whole game, so please
hardly a challenge when an SUV comes flying out of nowhere face on and smashes straight into you ending any chance of getting the time needed.

it's case of pure luck to get a perfect run.


i got to 154mph 1 short.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #20
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I have just got gold on Needle Point after 32 tries.

I was using the Koenigseggs Agera R with these mods.

Tires Reinflates Standard
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I was also pressing the back a lot and noticed that it made the police car, that comes driving towards you after the split on the highway and just before the first corner to the left, disappear!!!

My speed was 150MPH and i crashed in the corner before the airfield.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #21
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After trying this several times in the Veyron, and coming up just short every time (was getting anywhere between 150-153) I used the glitch where you can copy mods from one car onto another, thus giving me access to the aero body mod. It gave me the few extra mph I needed to just get the target.

I don't usually condone cheating, but that race was making me pull my hair out. Might be worth a go if like me you are consistently coming up just short.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:05 AM   #22
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This would have been my favorite race if it wasn't for the civilian traffic. It changes it from skill to luck. I hate it when I'm doing well and having fun zipping down the highway at ludicrous speed and some stupid minivan or car pops up out of nowhere.

The cops are inept in this city. Don't they know how to clear a highway of civilian traffic?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:52 AM   #23
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OK, so I wanted to share another Needle Point success story.

On my 19th try with the Bugatti, here was my setup:
All Pro Mods (thanks to the copy mods trick)
off-road / powershot / lightweight / impact protection / long gears

I tried a few other combos before using that setup, and got it first try. Granted, by try 19, I had the track layout down - including dodging/avoiding the head on SUV and other random cops & traffic.

My thoughts - I went with Impact Protection over Aero body because the IP body seemed to add weight to the vehicle. I was sliding around way too much with the Aero body. I think the Lightweight chassis helped to reduce the weight enough to gain extra speed, but wasn't enough to upset the balance of keeping the car on the ground that I was used to. And the Powershot Nitro helped in that last straight area leading to the finish. I was just about to dip below 155, but that was enough umph to keep me above 155 - and it was the only time I used any nitro. And, yeah, the off road tires help a lot in the airfield section. It's amazing how much speed you lose through there. I hit that turn entering into the dirt with a 160+ range average speed and came out on the road close to 151.

Geez, so glad to be over that one!
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:49 AM   #24
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Off Road Pro, Burn Nitrous, Reinforced Pro Chassis, Stock Body and Short Gears Pro. Ended up with a 164.4 Average. The Short Gears help you keep your speed up and worked so much better than Long Gears.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:54 PM   #25
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Personally, I found the Crash Landing event to be harder. The AI in that race is very cheap.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:55 AM   #26
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Just got it on my third try, Short Gears and offroad tyres....didn't find it too bad, when going around the bends I just took my hand off the accelerator rather than use the brake or drifting.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:36 PM   #27
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So annoying! Got av speed of 155.0! Gave me silver as did not BEAT 155 mph

Finally got it on 155.1 mph!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:07 AM   #28
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am i the only one that found the race not hard or a problem?

im having more issues with the jackspots/gates/billboards than the races.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #29
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I don't know if I'm lucky or better than most, it only took me a dozen tries... between learning the route and where the cops pop up out of nowhere to hit you head-on, nine to get a silver for the short gears, then three tries once I ran around a few minutes and got short gears pro. The short gears pro was really the key for my style of driving.

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Finished with something in the low 162 range without much drama.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #30
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am i the only one that found the race not hard or a problem?

im having more issues with the jackspots/gates/billboards than the races.

I finished it on my 2nd attempt, I have no idea why the internet is talking about this event like its insane, it's not that hard, although luck is a factor, maybe some people are experiencing heavier traffic than others, when I did it the roads were almost clear.
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