Update Speculation thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazikyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. MrAnnoyingDude

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    It was rural Upper Michigan, and IIRC after the 70 Bel Air they bought a downsized Olds 88.

    7-8 years was their average car change interval, at least for the sedan.
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    So the '89 Touring Sedan owner responded with an essay...

    "The B bodies (Bonneville) were somewhat different from the C bodies (Olds Touring Sedan) in size and configuration, although they were certainly mechanically similar.

    What I loved about my Touring Sedan, at least at the time, was the fact that it was front-wheel drive (great for the severe winters where I was living, in Upper Michigan), and had a lot of interior space. It was a pretty small car, but it did not look awkward, and the vertical rear window allowed the rear seats to be situated for maximum space utilization.

    I often tell people that I like large cars, but that’s not exactly true. I like cars with a lot of interior room, both in the front and rear seats, but I don’t care how small the exterior is, really. There are a lot of advantages to a smaller exterior, and I would now never want to go back to the monstrous sedans of the 1960’s and early 1970’s, at least as my daily driver. They’re fun for occasional cruising, but that’s about it.

    That Touring Sedan also had some of the most comfortable seating I have ever found in a car. It was also the first American car I’ve ever encountered with rear headrests, which, honestly, were the first features that sparked my interest in the car.

    My big complaint was that it could have used more engine power, but that was true of almost every car of the era."

    And it was better than the 1989 Cadillacs, because:

    "It had suspension designed more for handling than comfort, the seats were more supportive and adjustable, and although it had what I thought was far better handling and interior comfort, it was significantly less expensive."
     
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  2. Franz027

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    what it will be (probably) in the next update?
     
  3. Dothero

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  4. Franz027

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  5. etca1515

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    There is another question: When?
    I personally think early 2021, like... February.
     
  6. RealGunpreacher

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    I think it will come in December
     
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  7. Radoslav Klucar

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    why do you think it will take so long?
    usually the devs drop updates in april, august and december and we don't expect any update bigger than the others so why so long?
     
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  8. etca1515

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    Yeah, you're right
     
  9. ktheminecraftfan

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    Usually, you can gauge an idea by looking at major updates from the past few years.
    0.18.0 was released on the 9th of December 2019
    0.15.0 was released on the 20th of December 2018
    0.11.0 was released on the 23rd of November 2017
    0.8.0 was released on the 21st of December 2016

    So expect early, mid or late December. Maybe late November if we are super lucky.
     
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  10. CaptainZoll

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    another unlikely but possible thing, a Wendover stock car would only require around as much work as the hopper crawler and superpig.
     
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  11. jakelooker

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    Would a Wendover stock car include a rear wheel drive conversion? If that's the case it could involve quite a bit more work than what you've mentioned.
     
  12. CaptainZoll

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    well, the hopper has a unique engine (the 5.5) with a custom exhaust, front and rear suspension, and full tube frame built into the standard chassis.
    the only thing a wendover would really need that isn't there is a modified transmission tunnel, (and the suspension could almost be based off the moonhawk's)
     
  13. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    AFAIK NASCAR was already using full purpose built chassis by the 1980s. "Modified transmission tunnel" if it's FWD, it probably doesn't have one, maybe an exhaust tunnel but not a transmission tunnel.
     
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  14. Spython

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    5.5's the same one use in Gavril's trucks and vans though
     
  15. CaptainZoll

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    again though, a larger variant of the moonhawk's V8 would suffice.
     
  16. jakelooker

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    The devs tend not to do things in half measures (rally/race cars with full interiors aside) - I think if they wanted to create a stock car they would want to create the full custom chassis. If that's the case they are essentially making a whole new car as little would be shared with the stock Wendover.
     
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  17. esesel

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    The cup cars we know today only started beeing a thing with gen 4 in '92, gen 3 had modified chassis but the body was mostly stock
     
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  18. FordKing

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    yeah
     
  19. 88c900t

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    As early as 1984 the Nissan 300ZX had a 3 position switch for adjustable firmness dampers, and it wasn't the only car that had it. Although it was rare and sort of gimmicky/ineffective. Might have been on the turbo only as my 1986 (non turbo) didn't have it but it had every other option, including the voice alerts, power lumbar(!) and electronic gauges. And GM even had a completely different digital dash for nearly every chassis platform, including the J-bodies (Cadillac Cimmaron) to the S10 Blazer.

    It looks like the Wendover will be in the Toronado/Riviera/Eldorado mold, so a small transverse V8 is a definite possibility as well as a manual (sharing the LeGran V6s). Many premium cars at this time had self-leveling rear air suspension too (particularly Lincoln and Cadillac). I don't see why it wouldn't have a sports model with firmer suspension and a body kit, even the LeGran has one.
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    Those C/H body 88/98/LeSabre/Park Avenue/Bonnevilles were great cars, my family had several. Although they were under-tired and too soft without the optional sport packages, they made the FWD Cadillacs pretty much redundant until the 1992 Seville. The 86-91 DeVille/Sevilles were a dark spot on Cadillac's history.
     
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  20. CaptainZoll

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    Another thing that's quite likely in the next update is more optimisation on vehicle loading. considering they completely overhauled the system, there's bound to be plenty more little things in it they can improve upon.
     
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