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Gold Plated achievement in Need for Speed™

Gold Plated

Win Gold on all Prestige events

Gold Plated0
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  • DanteDevilDanDanteDevilDan382,123
    09 May 2016 23 Aug 2017 15 Dec 2018
    54 4 16
    I managed to find my solution on an old message since the previous solution was taken down with my credit, so here it is again:

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    I thought I would share some little tips that I hope will help you guys. Personally I agree with what you guys are saying about EA's decisions on this mode. I get the idea they got all their testers to race as fast as they could and then rounded up the score to the nearest 5 or 0. It spoils the enjoyment further and makes it a nuisance for completionists.

    I play a lot of racing games competitively and getting gold was a big test of patience since every little thing makes a difference since its gone from 'Down to the second' to 'Down to the split-second'.

    Cars I used
    Racing/Time Attack = Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8
    Racing/Time Attack = Baek Kustoms Hot-Rod F132
    Drifting = Lamborghini Hurican LP 610-4

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    Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8

    Performance Customisation
    Engine Block
    Elite Tuning Race Prepped Block v.7

    Cam Shaft
    Aftermarket Camshaft Elite.1 312int/283 exh

    Cylinder Heads
    Ported Cylinder Heads

    Exhaust Manifold
    Titanium Manifold

    Exhaust System
    Full Race Exhaust

    Clutch
    Clutch w/0.05s gear change time

    Nitrous System
    Time Refill Nitrous 15lb Capacity

    Suspension
    Fully Adjustable Suspension

    Differential
    Fully Adjustable Differential

    Tires
    E/T-G5-XTREME-GRP

    Brakes
    Fully Adjustable Brakes

    Handbrake
    Fully Adjustable Handbrake

    Sway Bars
    Full Adjustable Sway Bars

    Air Filter
    Cold Air Intake

    Cooling System
    Intercooler w/h 34 x 10

    Intake Manifold
    Intake Manifold w/X=Large Throttle Body

    Fuel System
    Standalone Fuel System

    Forced Induction
    Turbocharger: EliteTune-TC4-F-RACE

    Electric System
    Wire Tuck

    Ignition
    Multi-Spark Race Ignition

    ECU
    Standalone ECU

    Visual Customisation
    RWB Bodykit

    Handling Style
    (- is slide left, + is slide right. E.g +5 is 5 clicks right on the slider)

    Front Tire Pressure
    -3
    Rear Tire Pressure
    -3
    Steer Response
    -3
    Steer Range
    -3
    Brake Drift Assist
    On
    Drift Stability Assist
    On
    Launch Control
    Off
    Brake Strength
    -1
    Brake Bias
    -1
    Tire Traction
    More
    Handbrake Strength
    0
    Spring Stiffness
    0
    Sway Bars
    0
    Nitrous
    -5
    Manual Gears
    (Your Choice, mines Off)

    Suspension Tuning
    Ride Height - Height
    -5
    Ride Height - Rake
    0
    Track Width - Front
    +1
    Track Width - Rear
    0
    Camber - Front
    +5
    Camber - Rear
    +5

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    Baek Kustoms Hot-Rod F132

    Performance Customisation
    N/A

    Visual Customisation
    N/A

    Handling Style
    N/A

    Suspension Tuning
    Ride Height - Height
    +5
    Ride Height - Rake
    0
    Track Width - Front
    N/A
    Track Width - Rear
    N/A
    Camber - Front
    +5
    Camber - Rear
    0

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    Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4

    Performance Customisation
    ECU
    Standalone ECU

    Engine Block
    Elite Tuning Race Prepped Block v.7

    Cam Shaft
    Aftermarket Camshaft Elite.1 312int/283 exh

    Cylinder Heads
    Ported Cylinder Heads

    Exhaust Manifold
    Titanium Manifold

    Exhaust System
    Full Race Exhaust

    Clutch
    Clutch w/0.05s gear change time

    Nitrous System
    Action Nitrous 15lb Capacity

    Suspension
    Fully Adjustable Suspension

    Differential
    Fully Adjustable Differential

    Tires
    E/T-G4-XCESS-GRP

    Brakes
    Fully Adjustable Brakes

    Handbrake
    Fully Adjustable Handbrake

    Sway Bars
    Full Adjustable Sway Bars

    Air Filter
    Cold Air Intake

    Cooling System
    Intercooler w/h 34 x 10

    Intake Manifold
    Intake Manifold w/X=Large Throttle Body

    Fuel System
    Standalone Fuel System

    Forced Induction
    Supercharger: EliteTune-SC-V4-RACE

    Electric System
    Wire Tuck

    Ignition
    Multi-Spark Race Ignition

    Visual Customisation
    Super Trofeo

    Handling Style
    Front Tire Pressure
    +5
    Rear Tire Pressure
    -4
    Steer Response
    -5
    Steer Range
    -5
    Brake Drift Assist
    On
    Drift Stability Assist
    Off
    Launch Control
    Off
    Differential
    -5
    Downforce
    -5
    Brake Strength
    -5
    Brake Bias
    -5
    Tire Traction
    More
    Handbrake Strength
    -5
    Spring Stiffness
    +2
    Sway Bars
    0
    Nitrous
    -5
    Manual Gears
    (Your Choice, mines On)

    Suspension Tuning
    Ride Height - Height
    -5
    Ride Height - Rake
    0
    Track Width - Front
    +5
    Track Width - Rear
    +5
    Camber - Front
    +5
    Camber - Rear
    +5

    Top 5 Hardest ones I thought to be:
    1. Use it or Lose it (Touge) (Lamborghini Huracan)
    2. Wide and Tight (Drift Trial) (Lamborghini Huracan)
    3. On the Dream Team (Finale) (Porsche 911 Carrera RSR2.8)
    4. Mental Block (Gymkhana) (Lamborghini Huracan)
    5. Business or Pleasure (Sprint Race) (Porsche 911 Carrera RSR2.8)

    Circuit/Sprint/Time Trial

    - Use all the space available.
    - Ignore the racing line. Aim to go as straight and smooth as possible.
    - Save your boost for the exit of turns and don't turn while boosting.
    - If you lightly and quickly tap the brake to initiate a slide while at speed you can control a very fast speed drift without losing speed, helpful for those turns that are too sharp for grip and not enough of an angle to properly drift round.
    - Most these events you don't need to worry about AI since you should be super fast, so there is no need to play defensive on the inside of a turn. Start wide, enter sharp, end close to the outside to keep as much of your speed as possible.
    - The more you race on a track the more you will know the true racing line. The videos provided are as close to a perfect line as described.

    All Drift Events

    - Use all the space available.
    - Balance with high speed drifting and angle. Enter fast and sharp then finish making your slide as long as possible. Enough practice you will be able to drift close to a straight line.
    - Manual Transmission is essential, I'm sorry for those who are used to automatic but what you don't want is for your car to shift up or down mid drift, it will throw you off your rhythm. I never did manual before starting this, eventually I got it nailed. Key tip is to drift in 3rd gear for the most part, 2nd gear for the super tight turns and 4th gear for high speed drift (on straight wide roads). Your rev should be on the limit while drifting so you have the right speed and control.
    - Once you get the hang of manual, you will get into a rhythm and know when to drift and at what angle and speed. Who knows you may even drift where others don't or can't and get 20k more points in one section then anyone online, trust me it can happen.
    - In Touge events aim to be speedy and drift to get ahead. Once ahead make as much of your advantage to drift some heavy points. If an AI is right behind on a turn you then you can effectively drift block them if you are ahead of them for a second. They will only bash you if you suddenly appear in front of them, give it a second and they should slightly slow down. At the straights make sure to make use of your 'Action Fill Boost' as 90% of the time it will be full, it is the best way to get as much ahead. If you have time, get in a cheeky small drift if you can.
    - Try starting a drift by tapping the handbrake and the brake together. While in a drift make it slide longer by throttling, then tapping the brake and angle your car to make it slide tight when you can and long when the road straightens out.


    General/Hidden Tricks

    - Try racing in a solo game.
    - Position your car to suit your starting point. Furtherest in front will take .5 to a second off your time while maybe furtherest behind may help with getting speed for a turn right in front of you.
    - You can't control where the AI is at the start so on rolling starts make sure you pick the quickest and smoothest route past them.
    - Gave it best acceleration you could put on the drifting Lamborghini. You need it for to get up to speed better in tighter spots.
    - Be lucky. Its not a tip but you really do have to be. For the last race I spent 3 hours trying over and over and got 2 seconds off Gold, then tried it the next morning and with a relaxed head I managed 7:38.82.
    - Be focused. This is not a joke, make sure you have had something to eat and mental energy of concentration as you have to race the perfect line and adjust depending on what obstacle is in your way. Drift events will take a lot of patience to get round and there is a lot more into them then racing events. If you are mentally drained then take a break.

    Hope that helps, I'll try to help with any other questions if people have any other thoughts. Hope you guys can do it!
    Rip up that road!
    P.S If negative, please offer your criticism as to how to improve it.

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    DDShadowRecently unlocked this. Used the Huracan for the drift events and the F132 exclusively for the races. Used a combination of manual and auto transmission for the Drift events, depending on the course. Used the same tuning setup for the F132 as Dante. My Huracan was retuned constantly depending on the event.

    Hardest Drifts

    1. Wide and Tight: The first half of the course down the mountain is supremely tough, due to how cramped the twists and turns are. This event really forces you to master drifting, and manual transmission is essential here unless you hate yourself. The point requirement for Gold is also absurd, making it necessary to use the Wrong-Way trick to get thousands more points than you'd normally get just sticking to the driving line.

    2. Clamping Down: Fuck this event. The course itself is easy to navigate and drift in, but the random traffic spawns are absolute ass and WILL fuck you over a thousand times. On one of my attempts, I had an amazing run with many tens of thousands of points in a drift combo that would have put me over the Gold requirement once they banked, but a random traffic spawn whacked me into a rail and lost me all those points and there was no time to recover. Maddening.

    3. Use it or Lose it: You will come to despise the rubberbanding in this event. It's a Touge contest with a ridiculous Gold requirement, meaning you HAVE to stay in 1st place pretty much continuously to keep the maximum point multiplier. Unfortunately the second you take first place, the AI drivers will activate their rocket engines to catch up, which is infuriating. This is the case in all the Touge events, but there are several long straight sections in this particular course that give the AI the opportunity to blow past you and steal away the point multiplier.

    4. Mental Block: Difficult because of it's length and the insane Gold requirement. If you can make it to the tunnel at the bottom of the mountain with 450-500K points, you're in pretty good shape heading into the city. Unfortunately it's so so easy to lose points (and time) in the city section bumping into things, and there are a few nasty random traffic spawns near the end of the course that can ruin you if you're low on time. Traffic spawns in the mountain section are very light and forgiving in comparison.

    5. Nocturnable: Another Drift event where you need to use the Wrong-Way trick to reach the Gold target easier. Even with the trick it's not that much easier. You'll need to actually spend quite a bit of time between some of the checkpoints Wrong-Waying, but if you spend too much time between those checkpoints, the game will actually end the event, forcing you to start again.

    Hardest Races

    1. Maniac or Master?: This race has the absolute nastiest traffic spawns of any race in the Prestige events. Traffic spawns in the WORST places imaginable, my "favourite" being a random spawn that's right around a corner that you'll always be taking at high speed (if you're going for Gold) so there's no chance of avoiding it. If that particular spawn is there you'll crash into it guaranteed. Restart race. Oh, and it's a two lap event, so twice the chance for things to go wrong. Fun!

    2. Torque of the Town: The Gold time is absolutely preposterous. You can't afford to slow down for even a moment, so your drifting and driving lines need to be perfect. A drift that's too prolonged or even just lightly scraping a rail can slow you down by a hundredth of a second and probably ruin your run unless you're flawless throughout the rest of the course. Oh, and there's a ton of awfully placed random traffic spawns, too.

    3. Hungry as a Manticore: The course has some irritating sections, but the traffic spawns are what will ruin your Gold attempts so many times, especially the tunnel at the end of the course and the final stretch of road. Sometimes there's no traffic and you have a nice clear ride through the tunnel and then the sprint to the finish, and other times there's several cars in the tunnel and another two on the final stretch that force you to slow down or you'll crash. Total ass.

    4. Skill or Eskil?: Insane Gold time. No room for error. Most of the course isn't too hard, but the final spiral off ramp is a total bitch. You have to hit it at full speed and pull off a perfect drift through it to have a chance at reaching the target Gold time. If you scrape any of the walls, you won't make it. There are random traffic spawns that can appear in this off ramp, too, and if they're there you'll probably crash into or be slowed down by them. Restart.

    5. On The Dream Team: The final event. From a purely racing standpoint, this isn't the hardest course, but the traffic spawns are completely out of control. The absolute bullshit you go up against in this race really needs to be experienced to be believed. And it's long. Soooo long. It should also be mentioned that there are several points in this event where you can fall victim to invisible crash zones. These zones are flat areas of ground where if you drive over them at high speed, you can hit them in a certain bullshit way (beyond your control) that the game considers it a crash even though you didn't actually crash into anything. Awful.
    Posted by DDShadow on 20 Dec 19 at 03:03
    SaP RaZzorThankyou for all the settings for the cars , used them to get all bronze 😅
    Posted by SaP RaZzor on 12 Jan at 19:54
    ScramblesDKThank you for these suggested builds! I haven't started the prestige stuff yet, but I started working on these builds in the main game and this just makes things... Unfair for the AI. Huge thanks for this solution!
    Posted by ScramblesDK on 12 Mar at 16:30
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  • II Kazz IIII Kazz II1,202,149
    03 May 2016 04 May 2016
    42 35 74
    Hey guys, I've been in contact with Ghost and EA several times regarding this game, in one correspondence I was told in order to get things changed it often requires a lot of community input, which is what happened in Battlefield when they changed those requirements.

    Now Battlefield is more popular than this game, so this "solution" is part of an appeal I setup over on PST and XBA forums. EA need a good hounding on this, and chances are it will equate to nothing, but it's worth a shot.

    For anyone coming here new to the Speedlists DLC...and wondering what the issue is....let's break it down:

    Prestige Mode:

    - Insane Gold Medals (people can barely get bronze)
    - Only a select few cars can make the times (all in game vehicles should be able)
    - Cops & Online are present during all this
    - Worst vehicle handling in any NFS game to date
    - Inconsistent wall collisions...sometimes you bounce, sometimes you crash out
    - AI traffic seems to aim for you at times
    - Sometimes you can't even go in a straight line, car has a mind of it's own

    So yeah, while it has a small fanbase, and the core title for it's flaws was not so bad, this DLC has brought all the games weaknesses to the surface. This game wants the community following of Forza, and craves the coolness of Driveclub, and fails on all levels.

    Many of us got the game based on the broken promise that after years of awful titles, this NFS would be the game NFS fans deserved, if this is what I deserve, I have to ask, what in life did I do wrong to EA? We researched the Achievements, it was a simple list, many of us completed it. Now for 95% of the community, we will never max this game.

    What can we do? Not much, but I advise everyone who feels as strongly about EA's slap in the face as I do, to visit these links and voice your opinions.

    EA Speedlist Issues Forum
    http://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues/Impossible-to-get-...

    Need For Speed Twitter
    https://twitter.com/NeedforSpeed?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp...

    NFS Forums - Beware this place is like Gamefaqs
    https://t.co/d0oiLbxqf8

    So far EA has latched onto one guy in their defence..Azazel has managed 30+ golds, and he's not afraid to show us either, EA's response...basically, if he and other NFS elitists can do it, we all can. angry
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    II Kazz IIThose saying git gud are stupid, the games broken, the fastest cars in the game can barely get these times, those who have completed it are an elite breed, you not only need to drive flawlessly, you need to avoid random traffic that aims itself towards you, you heard me, oncoming traffic steers into you. On top of this the controls are horrific, the cars don't respond well. Game has some of the worst vehicle handling ever. Git Gud by all means in other games, but saying it for this one makes you look silly.
    Posted by II Kazz II on 08 Mar 19 at 23:52
    I3ambiYou don't have to git gud to get this achievement. I am by no means an elite breed when it comes to racing games, and I got this achievement done in 3 weeks playing 4 to 5 hours a day. The key to this whole achievement is to find a tune that works for you on the Porsche 911 there is no other car that will work for the racing part and learning how to drift in the Lambo with manual transmission. I was stubborn and tried to do it in auto and there is no hope. It took a few hours but once you learn it the drifts ones are pretty easy. It also helps to watch videos of what others did to get gold and see how it is done specially for the draft ones. They often find little areas to get the most points out of the run. In the end it comes down to finding a tune that works for you on the 911 and learning how to drift in manual. I found a video of a guy that had some world records that showed his tune and copied that worked well for me.
    Posted by I3ambi on 15 Mar 19 at 16:31
    Bk LuCKY ChaRMSLmao I'm pretty sure playing for 3 weeks straight 4 to 5 hours a day helps you get good most people dont have the time everyday to do that me personally sometimes cant game for days so when I get back even to a game I'm pretty good at I'm rusty
    Posted by Bk LuCKY ChaRMS on 09 May 19 at 04:47
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