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Gold Plated in Need for Speed

Gold Plated4,617 (80)

Win Gold on all Prestige events

  • Unlocked by 21 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 57.70) 873  

Achievement Guide for Gold Plated

261,770 (115,345)
Achievement won on 09 May 16
TA Score for this game: 11,586
Posted on 23 August 17 at 11:26, Edited on 23 August 17 at 11:30
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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'.

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!
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