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Forza Car Auctionhouse & Gifts

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by MuGeN, 7 Mar 2010.

  1. MuGeN

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Oct 2008

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    Location: Mooching... in your house

    Out of interest... why would you ever buy a car from the in-game shop when you can go to the auction house? I'm curious if there is a downside since I just bought a 600,000 credit racing GT-R for under 25,000 :confused: - doesn't seem a one off either loads of cars are on there for silly money...

    I just removed all the previous owner mods, tunes and paint etc so what I ended up with was identical to if i'd have bought it brand new no?

    Secondly, you know when you're gifted cars from Turn10, I've noticed that the car settings are locked and you have to remove them to make your own changes, in your experiences, do they get the tune spot on and should I leave them as they are?

    So yeah just curious... what is the point from ever buying from the actual shop and should I leave gifted cars settings alone?

    Cheers chappies :)

    p.s. loving this game :D - I love hotlapping on Maple Valley using that top-notch R1 porsche - down to 1:11 :p
     
  2. GreenMint

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

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    Location: Sol

    The main reason that would be cheap is it is probably the one you get gifted later on in career, but its at lvl 35+, if you wanted it now, you're under lvl 30 and paid 25000, you really got a steal and can easily sell yours for the same when you get it :)
     
  3. Spunj99

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Nov 2004

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    Location: Stoke

    Yep, you've been ripped off. The guy got that car for free and has made 24,900 credits out of you - he could only sell it to the "game" for 100 credits. :D
     
  4. Pete19s

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

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    Location: Norwich

    Its a "quirk" of the gifting system. As far as I know only the M5 saftey car, RX8 saftey car and the Camaro have had custom settings but even those were just upgraded parts rather than proper handling tunes so by removing the set-up you are not affecting anything.
     
  5. MuGeN

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Mooching... in your house

    Wicked... thanks guys :)
     
  6. MuGeN

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,680

    Location: Mooching... in your house

    Oh yeah, side note... when I go to my messages I see:

    "You have been gifted Missing Content"

    then it takes me to the marketplace for some reason? any ideas? has Turn10 gifted me something from one of the two purchasable car packs or maybe that VIP one? (don't have that its not the ltd ed)
     
  7. MuGeN

    Wise Guy

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    Hmm, touching on what some of you guys have said, gifted cars only sell for 100cr? mine dont :confused:

    Turn10 gifted me a #25 ECLIPSE ADVAN SC430 which I can sell for 300,000 and also a Bugatti EB110 SS which I can sell for 150,000...

    Strangely easy way to make loads of money and progress in the game faster than maybe you should?
     
  8. Vigoro

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jan 2008

    Posts: 3,322

    Location: Oxfordshire

    You dont really get gifted them enough to make it really easy to earn money though ;)
     
  9. Spunj99

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Nov 2004

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    "Prize" cars only sell for 100cr, and the majority of gift cars. Only the last few they have allowed to be sold for their full value.