The instance group continued its streak, and it ended up being just Potshot and I on Saturday night.
On one hand, it is a pain that we have not yet made another run at Exodus of the Storm Queen. On the other, with just Potshot and I, the possible alternative game choices are pretty large.
I threw out “Boom or Vroom,” putting up World of Tanks versus Need for Speed World as an opening bid. Potshot said “vroom,” so we were off to race cars for the evening.
This is the upside of the free to play model, that we can just decided to play that night, patch up, and get going without having to worry about a subscription or anything.
Of course, the first item up for discussion was, what should we drive.
The last time we got out onto the streets we started of with a variety of different cars, but finally decided we should all buy the same car and leave it stock, so that there were no vehicular stats tilting the races. Our decision back then was to all buy the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione.
This time we thought we ought to get something new, so it was off to the car dealer.
We were tempted by the Ford Capri being offered. That was a car we both grew up around as an import sold through Ford’s Mercury brand dealerships. I still like the styling of the ’70-’73 models. However, NFSW was only selling a very tricked out race version of the car.
Both Potshot and I lean towards vintage cars, but prefer street models, not the heavily modified race cars. We grumbled a bit about the game not catering to our demographic with their more modern super cars and race prepped vehicles, and continued down the list.
I eyed the Jaguar E-Type for a minute. If it had been the convertible or the 2+2 body styles, I might have insisted. But they only had the 2 door coupe, which always looks odd to me.
Eventually Potshot found a car on which we could both agree. It was vintage, a formidable racer, and not outrageously over-styled.
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