My experiance with art of rally
By - spenbadd18
"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough." ;)
NOTHING and i repeat NOTHING feels under control im just about to move into group b might be the rwd tbh
I mean, if you're actually looking for driving advice, stick with the car that's most comfortable for you and do some time attack and repeat a single stage. I'll just copy-paste something I wrote the other day just in case:
The most important thing to keep in mind is throttle control. Don't floor it! In the slower groups (gr.2-4) by the time you feel you're going fast "enough" you're probably already going too fast and you're about to lose control. AFAIK Switch doesn't have analog triggers, so just like on keyboard tapping the throttle is the way to go when the car is unstable. On the straights you can hold it, of course.
All cars provide a unique experience so I suggest picking one car in each group and sticking with that while learning. the rotary 3 / il nonno 313 in group 3 and the turbo brick in group 4 are very stable cars, so they should be easier to control.
Make sure you check gameplay settings and advanced controls as well. They provide a way to "tune" your car to suit your driving style. I use keyboard and have stability assist set to 100%, but most people set it lower or turn it off completely.
Adjusting the advanced settings in controls settings can also help a lot. Sensitivity affects keyboard as well, so you can try lowering it, if the cars feel on the wild side.
As for theory, here's a good place to start: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2447072366
If you learn better from videos, here are some suggestions that helped me when I was starting out:
Driver61's racing line tutorial is a must: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZlOkt1oU2k
...and Team O'Neil's weight transfer tutorial as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw1XTZvtkfM
And here's a video where oversteer and understeer are explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwmDdMzzDjY
Going into group b though you’re gonna get a lot more power so even the awd cars I’m sideways half the time with a little more grip to pull me out of the corner
This is 100% it, I have two driving modes that I’ve adopted over my decade of playing racing games. 1. “The Colin McRae/Ayrton Senna/Gilles Villenueve” aka flat out full attack 2. “The Prost” staying as smooth and under control as possible. I usually start at 1 and quite quickly switch to 2 after promptly finding myself wrapped around a tree two stages in to an event lol. Also yes, the RWD cars in the game are quite difficult to control, I always drove the very heavy Volvo car, I forget what it was called. It allowed me to control it easier since it wasn’t as twitchy. For the AWD cars, they’re hard because they’re so fast even though they have more grip. Just remember to turn into the corner with AWD even if you’re sideways. Otherwise you’ll over correct a slide or suffer from “twitch oversteer”.