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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    That first one is a thing of beauty, thank you for pointing it out. Need to get back on it tomorrow.
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    Is crunch required?

    Lol, I knew that was coming.
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    Is crunch required?

    I was going to chip in with my experience of teacher training/NQT. I've had careers in software development (not games) and consultancy before going in to teaching. 2 of those jobs had ridiculous working hours expectations but teaching is by far the worst. Basically, as a trainee teacher/NQT, you are openly expected to be working 70+ hour weeks, every week, and I had to be 'reviewed' because I wasn't putting enough in to my lesson planning. As a trainee, you will be teaching 15-17 lessons a week toward the end of your training, alongside writing a master's level thesis and collecting several A4 binders worth of evidence. For each lesson, the expectation is that you will produce a 2 page plan of your lesson, on top of creating any material that you will use in the lesson. This process alone can easily take 3 hours per lesson. On several occasions I was forced to re-submit plans twice, until the teacher was happy, effectively making planning for a single lesson last 10+ hours. This isn't unusual, all trainees spend 7 days a week, 10 hour days and then spend their holidays writing assignments, compiling and filling in evidence. Of course, the similarity to games development is that it is wrong, and should not happen but is just part of the culture. Those teacher trainees that challenge the workload are advised that 'maybe teaching isn't for them' or are pushed on to a part time training timetable. I think I only made it through because computer science and physics teachers are so hard to come by. And now I only get paid 40% of full time because I won't sacrifice commitments to my family over teaching. The problem is institutional within games development and teaching. Teaching crunches happen around things like open evenings, parents evenings and then in to exam revision. Most schools now expect teachers to be in over half term in Easter, running week long revision sessions. If they are not, they are questioned as to why not. Often teachers will bring their own young children in to school over those periods. I run clubs 4 lunchtimes a week and many unpaid meetings/training events/parents evenings etc. Both games development and teaching run on the good will of its employees, with entirely different base motivations. I can't see the situation changing any time soon for either industry.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    The rubberbanding is really noticeable. I was trying to get the 'trading paint' challenge last night, during a race, so I purposely stayed with the pack instead of charging off ahead. I could easily open up a 4 second gap on them, then drop back, then 4 second gap again, throughout the entire race. However, pulling more than a 4 second gap to win a race is almost impossible. I've also had the experience of chasing the front 2 for 70% of a race, and not being able to catch them, then all of a sudden I'm on them within 2 corners, and not due to a collision between them up front.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I've had the same, was happily playing on highly skilled but winning easily. Went up to expert and had exactly the same, one car storming miles ahead. I've still managed to win most races but I think their interpretation of more difficult = make one car super fast and the rest the same. Very disappointing.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I'll have another crack at it. Really enjoyed the battle meatball and I were having. I'd estimate that I have a 55.3 in me with a perfect run. Unfortunately age has left me with an inability to consistently put laps in well enough over a period of time to really build any momentum. I love the track though. My last session just felt like I was getting slower and slower.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Do the points disappear at the end of the season? I think I had enough for the 205, just but assumed they'd roll over in to next season. How do you get up the online rankings ladder thing. I did a bunch of ranked online adventure and won most of them but it still says unranked on the leaderboard.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I agree, the NSX challenges are not clear at all. You can re-do any sprint event in the nsx to unlock the task. All of the eligiable ones have 'sprint' on the end of the name. As far as I know, you just have to look around the map for them.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I've found something I really love about this game: rivals. It's just time trialling and it isn't that well developed but it feels so sweet. In 20 minutes I went from hating the senna to loving it, doing the monthly rivals challenge. At least it think it was the senna, wasn't paying that much attention.
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    Pokemon Go

    Pokémon go players can be amazing. The other day one of them bought me a birthday present! Often I'll chat with people in my raid group about stuff other than Pokémon go, like normal friends do. Honestly, raiding has been great for my social life.
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    Pokemon Go

    Nope, date of hatch unfortunately.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    The online isn't great is it? For the reasons you said but also because every race is a shitfest of being slammed off the road at every corner. One race I was beaten by a guy who wall rode most of the track. He didn't even appear to attempt to slow for corners, just slammed his way through all of them. Maybe there are some options in there for collision off racing or something to at least discourage people from slamming in to everyone else.
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    Pokemon Go

    91% for me and 98% for my mate. Sad that it is going to be nothing more than a dex filler. Does anyone know if the date of a hatched pokemon is the date of hatch or the date of incubation, or the date of collection? I've resurrected my wife's old account to do guaranteed luckies and she has 9 eggs, 3 of which are in the process of being hatched. They all have collected dates of July or August 2016, and hence would be eligible for guaranteed lucky if the date they are given (when they hatch) is the date of collection.
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    Pokemon Go

    On mewtwo, I tend to release just before its arm moves back to its normal position. You have to wait quite late for mewtwo. If you want to practice the timing, if you hold the ball during the attack, but don't throw, the circle will appear at the first time that you are able to hit the pokemon. You want to try and hit the pokemon within about .5s of the circle appearing. Any longer and you risk a double attack. So...you have to throw during the attack animation and land it within 0.5s of the circle re-appearing. I'd guess that doing a curved throw will take about 1.5seconds to complete, including wind-up time and flight time. So ideally, you wan to be winding up the throw at about 1.25s before the circle appears. Practice the timing without throwing at first and counting your way in to it might also help. The timing is everything. It usually takes me an encounter or 2 before I have the timing spot on.
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    Pokemon Go

    Same here, I regularly get 14-17 balls in raids now and I will wait for the attack every time. I'll only be in to my 2nd or 3rd ball by the time everyone else has thrown all theirs. I do the set circle trick and it has worked really well for me. I use pinap on legendarys unless they are 90%+ IV, or better than anything I yet have. I have caught 30/32 Mewtwo with most being pinaped and the only 2 failures using pinaps. 10/12 on regirock, all pinaps, 13/13 on moltres day, again all pinaps, bar 1 high IV one. The set circle method really does work incredibly well.
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