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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Asphalt 8: Cost to win the Aston Martin One-77 Enduro Double Down, result and stats

I've won the Aston Martin One-77 three days before Enduro Double Down end. So I played it for five days.
screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD - last tryout status at challenge 13

Here is my challenge list in Windows :
- After second EDD invitation challenge list, I included my collected points, spent tokens and car upgrade status. Fourth to eighth EDD tryout have some screenshots of challenge.

You don't have to read whole challenge list but first, second(or third) and sixth(and fifth)--which I collected more than 20,000 points should be enough.

Failed at ace race:
  • 1st tryout - challenge 23 Dragon Tree (I choose Auto-Pass), Challenge 29 Alps
  • 2nd tryout - Suddenly keys don't work middle of challenge 12 ace race, Oceanview Derby so I had to re-try. And I failed at challenge 17 London, about 0.3 second behind so I re-tried it. But failed it again.
  • 6th tryout - challenge 12 London
  • 7th tryout - challenge 7 Dragon Tree (I choose Auto-Pass)
  • 15th tryout - challenge 7 Dragon Tree

So 6 times failed on ace race.

Failed at not ace race:
  • 3rd tryout: challenge 20 Pagani Huayra, Gate Drift
  • 4th tryout: challenge 18 Pagani Huayra, Gate Drift (same challenge as above)
  • 5th tryout: challenge 18 Aston Martin One-77, Alps Reverse, Flawless (almost landed from last barrel roll but....)
  • 6th tryout: challenge 2 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, The Great Wall with Beat time of 1:11:000
    • I know that I shouldn't try this 'Beat a time' challenge but I have triple booster so I thought I can make it.
    • That's why so many people suggest not to play this 'Beat time' race unless have fully upgraded car.
  • 7th tryout: challenge 13 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Tokyo Reverse, Beat time
  • 8th tryout: challenge 13 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Tokyo Reverse, Beat time (same as above)
    • I'd like to try it. But not a chance. Not only because of rank. Quite huge traffics on the road--also quite different traffics.
  • 9th tryout: challenge 27 Lucra L148, Barcelona Reverse, Unplugged, Finish first
    • I don't remember how did I fail this one. My Lucra L148 is fully upgraded it so I'm pretty sure that I can easily finish first. Probably two or three times crash to the wall or something.
  • 10th tryout: challenge 22 Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8, Beat time 1:08:000
    • I know I shouldn't try 'Beat a time' challenge but not much choice so I tried it.
  • 11th tryout: challenge 24 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Rapio Park, Beat time
    • Beat the time challenge is hard but why I chose it? It was a misclick.
    • See that's why I can't go double at 12 and 17. Low upgraded cars--Bentley, Onyx, were kept pop out in my challenge.
  • 12th tryout: Challenge 16 Peugeot Onyx, Temple Drive
    • Maybe possible with booster but I failed challenge, anyway.
  • 13th tryout: Challenge 15 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Dubai
    • I crashed at the beginning--probably because of traffics. And when I try to enter the shortcut which is big curve, other AI hit me. So I crashed again to the wall. And then I couldn't take the shortcut route. So I failed it.
  • 14th tryout: Challenge 14 Pagani Huayra, The Mirage, Infected with traffics.
    • Traffics on the road. So I crashed. And then I couldn't pick up the bottle or crash other AI car so I couldn't made it to the finish line.
  • 16th tryout: Challenge 18 Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Iceland, Beat time
    • I didn't really try it. So I failed.

So 13 times failed on not ace race.

* When I played in Webster Faster One EDD, I felt that ace race wasn't really big deal--if I upgraded enough.
Many times I failed other challenges. Here my stats show same thing. 6 times failed only on ace race. Other challenges are more problematic. That means I must upgrade a lot even if I don't own the car.

EDD wasn't easier than what people are saying.

I remembered the Weber Faster One EDD that it was really difficult but many people are saying that it wasn't that hard. As you can see, it wasn't hard if you upgrade all the necessary cars to max out or more. And use booster a lot.

But as you can see below, it was quite expensive to upgrade. It was okay to upgrade Aston Martin One-77. But problem is Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 and Peugeot Onyx which I don't own. And I probably never afford to buy Peugeot Onyx which costs 6,400 tokens.
You can't afford to buy the car but you have to upgrade it(it's expensive to upgrade) for win.
That's quite crazy, don't you think?

Anyway, in Android, I couldn't get the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) which required 40,000 points. I probably collected like 23,000+ points.
Of course, I failed badly, that's how I learned. I've won Webster Faster One in Windows.

That's why I knew after collecting 20,000+ points, it will become difficult.

Quote from 6th tryout:
Trying to calculate the safe collecting point for win the car.
I didn't upgrade it because I can collect enough points.
My point is 25,305. So I need 35,000 points to make 60,000 points.
It still remained 6 days. And 3 EDD invitations per day. So 18 EDD invitations to collect 35,000 points.
So if I can get about 1,945 points per EDD invitations, I can win the car.

But actually, next tryout, I did upgrade the car. Because I realised that it will be very hard to beat challenge 12--which will give around 2,610 points with car rank 1618 (max 2322, pro 3253).
Until challenge 7, I will get 1,160 points only. So it wasn't enough for 1,945 points.
So I needed to do until challenge 12. So with 1618 rank, I must use triple booster--that means very expensive because Extra Tank costs 200 tokens.

After 20,000 points, it will become difficult than before. But that's not all.
Challenge 3 Oceanview Derby was my first tryout's challenge 17.
And then it became challenge 12 in second, third, fourth, fifth tryout.
Challenge 7 Dragon Tree was my first tryout's challenge 23.
Challenge 12 London was my second, third, fourth and fifth tryout's challenge 17.
This ace race challenge will stay same until the end.
But what you have to remember is that other not ace race challenge will slightly become difficult. It will not become very hard. But it will.
For example, I saw traffics(other AI cars) on the road at first tryout's challenge 19. But later I've seen traffics on challenge 16 and more later, challenge 13.
So you have to upgrade it slightly more for prepare the difficulty changes.

Quote from 7th tryout:
My strategy for the upgrades
Previous--sixth tryout became difficult because I collected more than 20,000 points. So now I know what to expect. Because this ace race difficulty will stay same. So now I can decide whether how much more upgrade to defeat the ace race.

I know I can win the car. That means I will upgrade it, eventually. So it is better to upgrade now so I can save boosters.
Double booster--Nitro Starter and Tuning Kit isn't expensive but if I kept using it, it will be expensive.
Until this tryout, I probably spend more than 10 that means 175,000 credits. So it is better upgrade more.

Extra Tank is slight different reason, quoted from second tryout:
Previous Weber Faster One EDD, I made mistake almost every time. That made me quite crazy--I probably spend more than 1,300 tokens--problem is I failed on easy task many times.
So this time, I was on Extra Tank almost all the time until yesterday's one--12th EDD invitation.

Collected points (spent tokens):
  • 1st - collected 8,300 points (Auto-Pass so spent 500 tokens)
  • 2nd - collected 2,630 points (Two times of Re-try so spent 400 tokens)
  • 3rd - collected 3,695 points
  • 4th - collected 4,760 points
  • 5th - collected 4,760 points
  • 6th - collected 1,160 points
  • 7th - collected 2,630 points (Auto-Pass so spent 250 tokens)
  • 8th - collected 2,630 points
  • 9th - collected 5,465 points (Re-roll for three times so spent 75 tokens)
  • 10th - collected 3,695 points
  • 11th - collected 5,465 points
  • 12th - collected 2,630 points
  • 13th - collected 2,630 points
  • 14th - collected 2,630 points
  • 15th - collected 0 point
  • 16th - collected 3,695 points
  • 17th - collected 3,695 points

Spent tokens:
  • First and Second tryout, I spent 900 tokens.
  • Sixth tryout, I failed at challenge 2. So I spent 40 tokens.
  • Seventh tryout, I failed at challenge 7 Dragon Tree ace race so spend 250 tokens for auto-pass. You can read details here - Asphalt 8 EDD(Enduro Double Down), It's harder than what people are saying.
  • Ninth tryout, I spent 25 tokens three times(so 75 tokens) for re-roll.
  • Total: 1,265 tokens.

Car upgrade status:
  • Aston Martin One-77 upgrade status: R1646 (max 2322, pro 5255)
  • fully maxed and proed it--Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Lucra L148, Pagani Huayra
  • After collecting around 20,000 points, I don't get any more challenge from these fully upgraded cars: AC 378 GT Z, Aston Martin DB9 CoupĂ©, Aston Martin V12 Zagato
  • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 upgrade status: R1544 (max 1211, pro 2222)
  • Peugeot Onyx: R1563 (max 2322, pro 1111)

Spent credits and pro cards for upgrade:

Aston Martin One-77 upgrade R1646 (max 2322, pro 5255):
I have only one Free A Class Upgrade from mastery rewards. So I probably saved 250,000 credits.
790,000 credits for upgrade but I spent one free upgrade worth 250,000 credits.
So 540,000 credits.

pro upgrade:
Tires - A x14
Initial Tech x2
V12 Engine x3
Mid-Tech x3
Advanced Tech x2
363,550 credits

Suspension - A x3
Early Tech x2
69,600 credits

Drivetrain - A x14
Initial Tech x2
V12 Engine x3
Mid-Tech x3
Advanced Tech x2
363,550 credits

Exhaust - A x14
Early Tech x2
V12 Engine x3
Mid-Tech x3
Advanced Tech x2
333,350 credits

pro upgrade total:
1,130,050 credits

Tires - A x14
Suspension - A x3
Drivetrain - A x14
Exhaust - A x14

Early Tech x4
Initial Tech x4
Mid-Tech x9
Advanced Tech x6

V12 Engine x9

540,000 upgrade credits + 1,130,050 pro upgrade credits = 1,670,050 credits

* I will have the car so it's not a big deal.

Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 upgrade R1544 (max 1211, pro 2222):
168,800 credits for upgrade

pro upgrade:
Tires - A x3
Suspension - A x3
Drivetrain - A x3
Exhaust - A x3

Early Tech x4
Initial Tech x4

267,025 credits for pro upgrade

So total 435,825 credits.

* I have quite enough Class A cards so I upgraded it pro instead of max upgrade.

Peugeot Onyx upgrade R1563 (max 2322, pro 1111):
179,700 credits for upgrade

pro upgrade:
Tires - S x2
Suspension - S x2
Drivetrain - S x2
Exhaust - S x2
Hybrid Engine x4

54,650 credits for pro upgrade

So total 234,350 credits.

* I have quite enough Class S cards and Hybrid engine card so I upgraded it pro instead of max upgrade.

Bentley EXP10 Speed 6: 435,825 credits
Peugeot Onyx: 234,350 credits
With pro cards.

So 670,175 credits were wasted.

* This is one of the thing that many people don't talk about. If you understand this, R&D and EDD are very difficult and very expensive than what people are saying.

Spent boosters for lower rank of car or play it safe:

Here is the reason why I use boosters:
Previous Weber Faster One EDD, I made a mistake almost every time. So that made me quite crazy--I probably spend more than 1,300 tokens--problem is I failed on easy task many times.
So this time, I was on Extra Tank almost all the time until 12th tryout.
I started to use ace race challenge 7 with triple booster-Nitro Starter+Tuning Kit+Extra Tank. Actually this triple booster is for ace race.
So even if I made a mistake, I probably can catch up the AI.
Other reason is I didn't upgrade enough yet for compete with AI.

* Nowadays, If you don't use booster in EDD or R&D or even TLE(Time-Limited Event), things are really going bad. Because AI cars are very aggressive. They will play suicide with your car. Or barricade road. Or hit the traffics and than make trapped with those corpse of traffics.
If I make a little mistake on the road and then near the finish line--very good example is Iceland, AI suddenly catch up my car and go play suicide or make a trouble so made me failed main goal.
It became more and more necessary items than before.

This is how I use booster:

Many times, I don't even use any booster for TLE(Time-Limited Event). I will use only if I can get better reward because without booster, I can still make within 5,000 in recent daily heat TLE.

For example, yesterday's The Monday Heat TLE:
Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Monday Heat result

Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Monday Heat result with position

As you can see, I didn't use any booster. And made to 1,895 position. So if I use double booster (I don't think it's easy because it was very competitive to make top 1,000 or 500--many times without triple booster is very hard because I don't really have best TLE car like Mitubishi Eclipse, (have a Toyota Supra RZ but don't have i6 engine card to pro. But at least I have a Felino cB7.), McLaren 675LT, Mosler GT3, Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 or Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS. S class, my best cars are W Motors Lykan HyperSport and Weber Faster One.
In Android, I have Koenigsegg One:1 and Peugeot Onyx but it was almost useless in any TLE and even in MP(Multiplayer).

If I use double booster--Nitro Starter+Tuning Kit, maybe I will get a Nitro Starter. But just one. So should I pay 17,500 credits to get 7,500 credits more? Of course not.
And make within 1,000 position is very competitive so if I can't make it in 5 times (2 fuel to require to play), I had to pay 17,500 credits more for try again. So it's actually expensive.

But if case like this, I will use booster:

Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Tuseday Heat

Screenshot of Asphlat 8 TLE The Tuseday Heat result with position
If I can make less than 1:28:000, I can get 25 tokens. And I tried it without booster. But I can make it like 1:29:xxx.
I tried with Nitro Starter but it still isn't enough.
So later I will use Tuning Kit only because it's long track so I probably can make 2 seconds faster than without booster which is enough to get 25 tokens.

Of course, I can use Tuning Kit with other TLE like Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Cup or Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Cup. Only 10 fuel so I can't try more than two TLE.

So as you can see, I can play quite well even without booster.

I didn't actually write down how many boosters I use. But luckily, I recorded some of EDD ace race. So this is almost beginning one--first try out's challenge 7, Highland View.

screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD - my status of booster at the beginning

I have 41 of Nitro Starter, 29 of Tuning Kit and 56 of Extra Tank.

I use the Extra Tank for safety measure but this helped a lot in any challenge.

screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD in 4 days--status 13th tryout before challenge 12
So this screenshot was in 4 days of EDD which is my 13th tryout before the challenge 12.

screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD in 4 days - my status of booster

I have 15 of Nitro Starter, 12 of Tuning Kit and 52 of Extra Tank.

So I spent
  • Nitro Starter x26  worth 195,000 credits
  • Tuning Kit x17  worth 170,000 credits
  • Extra Tank x4  worth 800 tokens
  • Total: 365,000 credits and 800 tokens

How this booster helped in EDD:

I have collected booster from TLE and mastery rewards so I actually didn't spend credits. But I can't get that much easily again.
Last Webster Faster One EDD, I've failed (only 23,000+  points) in Android and I've win in Windows. And in Windows, I've win just before one day and a few hours (or two days) before EDD end.

This time, I've win before three days. So it saved almost two (or one day and 10+ hours) days.

If you play two or three invitation in one go, it will take more than one or two hours.

I will give you more evidence:
I played same EDD in Android later. And I have one more car--Peugeot Onyx than Windows. So I need upgrade for Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 only. And I upgraded Aston Martin One-77 to R1709 (max 2521 pro 5555)--compare to R1646 (max 2322, pro 5255). And upgraded it very earlier than Windows's.
And I already knew what kind of challenge will pop out--it wasn't much different than Windows.
But I've finished only 16th tryout so just one before--17th tryout Windows's EDD.
I upgraded a lot so I didn't much use the booster.

So if I didn't use booster, I must upgrade Aston Martin One-77 a lot and have to more longer days to win the car.
See booster can make a lot of difference.

How much credits, tokens and pro cards were wasted for win the Aston Martin One-77.

I will not include Aston Martin One-77 because I won the car. So all the upgrades and pro upgrades, I will have it.

1,265 tokens for failed challenge.
365,000 credits and 800 tokens for booster.
670,175 credits for upgrades - Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Peugeot Onyx

1,035,175 credits and 2,065 tokens.

and pro cards:
Tires - A x3
Suspension - A x3
Drivetrain - A x3
Exhaust - A x3

Tires - S x2
Suspension - S x2
Drivetrain - S x2
Exhaust - S x2

Early Tech x4
Initial Tech x4

Hybrid Engine x4

These were just wasted. Those were kind of minimal requirement.

But don't forget. If you don't use booster, you probably need more upgrade for all the cars. I didn't upgrade much for Bentley and Onyx because of booster.

Bentley and Onyx's remain upgrade is quite close to 100,000+ credits so it is still better to use booster. Because remain booster can be use other challenge--especially ace race.

It's possible without booster. But you probably have to max out the all the cars. That means
  • 3 million credits for max out the Bentley
  • 1.15 million credits for max out the Peugeot Onyx
  • 1.53 million credits to max out the Lucra L148
  • 1 million credits to max out the AC 378 GT Z

So if you don't have cars, you have to wasted 6.6 million credits.

Of course, you can upgrade like 4424-ish so save some credits. But it still need a few million credits.

EDD rewards:
Yes, there has EDD rewards but this wasn't even enough for upgrade Aston Martin One-77. So I didn't mention it.

--- I haven't write it yet.

I tried this EDD in Android again because I have all the cars fully upgraded it except Bentley. And I don't have high-end A class car, too.
* It wasn't very different from Windows. Probably because I have very similar cars for this EDD--only difference is Peugeot Onyx.
  • Asphalt 8: Android, first tryout challenge list for the Enduro Double Down - Aston Martin One-77
  • Second EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Third EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Fourth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Fifth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Sixth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Seventh EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Eighth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Ninth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Tenth EDD invitation challenge list in Android
  • Eleventh EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Twelfth EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Thirteenth EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Fourteenth EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Fifteenth EDD invitaion challenge list in Android
  • Sixteenth, the last EDD invitaion challenge list in Android

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Asphalt 8 - What's so special about this MP-TLE, Summer Championship?

This Summer Championship MultiPlayer Time-Limited Event, what am I missing here?

screenshot of Asphalt 8 MP-TLE, Summer Championship. Rubbish reward but....

Rewards are rubbish. Top 25 for 35,000 credits. It didn't even have any tokens reward or nice boxes.

But it looked like lots of people go with booster--triple booster, double booster, you name it.

I am trying to get only for the finish first reward--35 tokens. But I couldn't finish first because there always have at least double booster or triple boosters. That's not the only reason.
Those boosters are so crazy about win the race so starting point, they all hit other cars.
* 35,000 credits (25 players only so probably some of them can't even get it whether they use Extra Tank or not) for the spend 200 tokens worth Extra Tank?

What?? you really think this is Championship event?

If it is so, why max A class car. And championship event rewards top 25 are for 35,000 credits?
Do you think that's the kind of championship race reward?

Put some nice event name. It looked like many players were fell for it.

I didn't even think about to play a lot but I couldn't do the finish first so I have no other choice. And then my position is like that.

Event reward is so low that you probably can't get back what you spend for the boosters.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Asphalt 8, Enduro Double Down - Don't use 'reroll' button. It didn't really change anything.

When I tried EDD(Enduro Double Down) of Weber Faster One, I felt that hard challenge's cars will more likely cars that I don't have.
After find out this, I know I wasn't imagining it.

I'm trying to the EDD of Aston Martin One-77.

Here is the Enduro Cars list:

  • AC 378 GT Z
  • Aston Martin DB9 CoupĂ©
  • Aston Martin V12 Zagato
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Lucra L148
  • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 *
  • Pagani Huayra
  • Peugeot Onyx *

I have 6 cars out of 8 and those 6 cars all maxed out and also fully pro it.

So those two cars, I didn't upgrade it much because I have other 6 cars fully upgraded it.

Here is what happened:

This was my 10th 9th times trying on EDD. You can see the whole 9th tryout challenge list from here.

Challenge 21.
I've got this challenge.

  • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, The Great Wall, Beat 1:03:000
  • Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8 Reverse, Unplugged, 1:08:000
screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD challenge 21, re-roll 25 tokens

Beat race time is hard challenge and I don't own both cars. So I re-rolled it and it's 25 tokens to re-roll.
And then I've got this challenge.
  • Aston Martin One-77, Knock Down the Most Cars, recommended car rank 1699
  • Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8 Reverse, Finish first
screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD challenge 21, after re-rolled

One car is same as before--Peugeot Onyx. But at least, I can try One-77 so I did that challenge.

And now challenge 22.
This is the crazy one. Re-roll is useless.

  • Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8, Unplugged, Beat 1:08:000
  • Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8 Reverse, Finish first
screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD challenge 22
Do you remember this?
It was combination of previous challenge 21.

So I re-rolled it. And I've got this:
  • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, The Great Wall, Beat 1:03:000
  • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Barcelona, Gate Drift: 10,000 points
screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD challenge 22, after re-roll

Beat race time is hard challenge and gate drift also hard one.
I only didn't own the Bentley and Onyx. It kept pop out.
So I re-rolled it.

screenshot of Asphalt 8 EDD challenge 22, after re-roll, same as before
  • Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8, Unplugged, Beat 1:08:000
  • Peugeot Onyx, Sector 8 Reverse, Finish first


Completely same set as before the re-roll.. So completely wasted 50 tokens.

And last EDD--Weber Faster One, re-roll cost 5 tokens but now 25 tokens to re-roll.
As you can see, this is useless but it costs 25 tokens.

That's how Gameloft doing business nowadays.

* I didn't much try the re-roll thing so it might be better than this. Just be cautious to use re-roll.

Here is other strange thing.

According to the Wikia Asphalt 8's Enduro Double Down/Aston Martin One-77 page, it said Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Pagani Huayra and Pugeot Onyx will only appear after a certain number of EDD races.

But strangely I'm keep getting the Pugeot Onyx challenge.

I think very simple reason looks like because I don't own the car. I don't own the car but I must upgrade it to waste my credits, tokens and pro cards.

How strange this logic seems. But if you look carefully, you will find these kind of things everywhere.

I don't remember exactly but I felt this same thing during play EDD - Weber Faster One.

I didn't remember it exactly(I wrote down all the challenge so I will find out exact amount later) but I think I didn't see AC 378 GT Z, Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Aston Martin V12 Zagato.

But other cars are still pop out. In my case quite rarely but I'm still seeing Pagani Huayra.

So it looks like if I don't own the car(I don't have Onyx and Bentley), it will pop out.

It was my third day of EDD and 5 days more to go. So I have to see more though.
But I think it was very similar like previous EDD--Weber Faster One.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Asphalt 8 - Don't do the car upgrade for Donkervoort D8 GTO Cup, TLE(Time-Limted Event)

I think this is the first time(??) in TLE that can do the upgrade without own the car.

screenshot of Asphlat 8's Donkervoort D8 GTO Cup, TLE - upgrade is available

Of course, if you are going to buy the car, upgrade it for the cup wasn't bad idea. But you don't know anything about the car such as
  • car price--whether you can afford to buy it or not
  • whether car can do well in TLE or MP
  • good for farming
  • good rewards in mastery
  • good for the collections
If you don't know anything about this, how sure you will buy it, right?

Possible car price and upgrade price:

According to the Asphalt 8's Wikia Donkervoort D8 GTO page:
it will cost 325,000 credits or 2,000 tokens. 1,967,660 credits or 13,910 tokens to max out. 
And Donkervoort D8 GTO's upgrade page:

  • 13 of D Tires, Suspension, Drivetrain and Exhaust cards
  • 14 of Initial Tech and Early Tech cards
  • 8 of i5 Engine cards
  • with around 660,000+ credits

to pro the car.

This probably will be correct information but it can't be sure. Because Gameloft didn't officially release the information yet.

Impossible to get race reward (Extra Tank), even if you fully upgraded car.

screenshot of Asphlat 8's Donkervoort D8 GTO Cup, TLE
I also thought about get the race reward--Extra Tank (worth 200 tokens).
But question is can I finish within 1:17:00?

One most problem is that you can't actually fully upgraded it because very recently i5 Engine card started to drop. So most of player didn't even see the i5 engine card, I guess.

screenshot of Asphlat 8's Donkervoort D8 GTO Cup, TLE Leaderboard Top 100 in Windows
So here is the TLE Leaderboard top 100 in Windows.

Car rank 1,308 with triple booster can achieve 1:17:000.
And according to the Donkervoort D8 GTO's performance stats page, car rank of max out is 1251.
Maximum rank is 1365 which you can see in the first picture.

And those top 100 players are pro player.
So even if you upgraded like 1308, it is very hard to achieve 1:17:000. Of course, if you are pro-ish player, you probably can.

So don't fall for it.
Don't wasting your credits, tokens and cards.

At first, I also thought that 'Tuning'(upgrade the car) is possible because most of time, it was grayed out so it can't clickable. I thought this car is free give away so people can freely upgraded it. But it wasn't that...
And then that Extra Tank. Because sometimes, race reward is quite easy to do than top 1,000.

If you are trying to get 100 tokens reward, that also you have to seriously thinking about it.

This is reply comment in Asphalt 8's Wikia Donkervoort D8 GTO page. So I will just copy it.

Yes, top 2,000 for the 100 tokens are good idea.. But that also you have to think about it.
Now I'm doing EDD so I am quite frequently using the Extra Tank. So I did the cup with triple booster--I usually go with double booster so mostly without ET.
I made 1:29:661 which 2,402 position in Windows. Yesterday, I was like 1,700-ish position. And 2 or 3 hours ago, my position was like 2,000. (2 hours but dropped 400+ positions)
So now so many people thinking about same thing as you. That means top 2,000 will be very tough.
Of course, if you have skills--possibly top 1,000-ish skills, you can upgrade it.

But if you like me---top 2,000-3,000-ish skills, you should better give up.
I'm only talking about in Windows. I don't know anything about Andorid or iOS.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Asphalt 8: It became useless R&D rewards after Rio update

I've got this R&D Basic Kit Box reward from Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 R&D test 39.

And problem is this car's engine card was changed after Rio update in Windows(and iOS, too)--to V8 engine from V6 engine. I already have enough A cards so only relevant to me is engine and mid-tech card.
So R&D kit box rewards still gave me the V6 engine which I can't use it.

I can't upgrade the car means hard to do Lab 4's tests in R&D.

Gameloft always bring the big problem in every updates, it seems.

Gameloft didn't change the reward of Kit Box. So now I've got V6 engine cards from R&D rewards. But I can't upgrade the car.

They just changed the thing--especially very important card, without thinking about it.

Very good strategy to make people to spend money on the car. Not to mention recent network errors.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gameloft has some insignificant rules for Asphlat 8....

Last year or before last year, I've been played Asphalt 8: Airborne quite seriously.
That's why I even bought Google Nexus Player.

Asphalt 8: Airborne, played in 27 inch led monitor (hdmi) which connected to Nexus Player
with wired Xbox360 game controller
And during that time, I did write something in Wikia blog about the Asphalt 8 game--User blog: Visually in Wikia.

And they are still doing same thing so I have to keep it here.

You can read recent comment from Asphalt 8: Airborne - Asphalt Wiki - Wikia page
and one hot discussion topic is--Asphalt 8: Airborne is dead.
You will read many people complaining about the extremely expensive car price, max out and pro-ing price.

Originally I wrote here: Gameloft has some insignificant rule for.... @ August 31, 2015

Someone asked "Why are all the new cars faster than the old ones?" in Gameloft's forum.

So I replied

I think new car(or update) problem come from something else.

I don't know why. But GL has some insignificant rules for new car which is it must be extremely expensive to buy and to maxing and proing(??) the car.

That's the reason all new car must be better than old car, I think.

Gameloft has some insignificant rules for new car must be extremely expensive to buy, to max out and pro the car.

People are saying that mastery challenge can easily farm credits so it's not a big deal.

But 1+ or 2+ millions credits(buy, max out and pro) for D class car is nothing? I didn't think so.

Someone commented that player can get free (D or C class) upgrades from win streak which involves continuously winning in Multiplayer.

But in reality, (of course, except pro racer who probably easily obtain win streak) 20 upgrades to save a million (or half million) credits that means 20 multiply by 9 win streaks(D class would be 7). 180 games(D class would be 140 games) that you have to continuously win.

And unfortunately, you can't expect all the win streak will give you the C upgrade (or D upgrade). Because that randomness sometimes go crazy--like keep give you the 1x Nitro Starter. That makes 200+ games. Possibly 250+ games continuously win--I mean within 3rd place.

And if you are bump with triple booster, you will loose win streak easily. So sometimes, you have to do it all over again.

Of course, you can level up cheaper one with credits and only expensive one to get free C (or D) upgrade.

But as you can see, it takes so much effort to do the kept winning. And not many people can win all the time(of course, you can race with triple booster but that's painfully expensive especially extra tank.)

-- commented at August 31, 2015.

P.S. This is what happens when multinational company trying to make money from pretending to 'free game' which is hot trend in Andorid and iPhone.
This 'free app' (especially pretending one) business is quite big issue.
I'm not sure when will I talk about it. But I will write.....someday.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

You are glad to limit your imagination!?

You shouldn't limit your imagination. But you are happy to limit your imagination to 3.5 to 10 inch iPhone, smartphone or tabletPC screen.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Many gadget lovers are living in their own small world.

What a ridiculous idea. If I'm not doing in wedding photography, I am not a professional photographer?

Get out of your narrow-minded world.
He or she was talking like looking down photographers who don't use mention the product. People use product their needs, not by your choice.

No wonder there has movie call the 'The Matrix'.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Unfortunate happen in human society…farewell to the

Unfortunate happen in human society. So I should say #farewell to the #isoHunt. (this link is wikipedia article of isoHunt) #p2pSearchEngine #BitTorrent

Why? Because Knowledge became more powerful than ever in digital age which develop more and more society divided issues. #moneymakesmoney

These lawsuit will bring down these things and poor people will never get chance to improve themselves. Who cares about poor people, right?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Possibilities of revert to old Nokia.

It's pointless to saying these kind of things now. But I will just write it for record. So I will just write some steps only, not details.

Let people make aware of Nokia was back.

Workers in the company sue Board-of-directors and Stephen Elop and others who intentionally plan to sell Nokia (with bargain price, more specifically a penny).

Workers didn't plan to join Microsoft, they were joined for Nokia which means include Symbian.

Actually, it wasn't important step but this can make people to aware about the Nokia.

Other stunt which related to next step, is Nokia should trying to buy HTC.

I will explain why.

Nokia should make Symbian handset. But not only that.

Nokia should make devices for Symbian and Meego again. And Android, too.

But that's not all. Even make Windows phone. Why not?

HTC doing that. Samsung doing that. LG doing that. So why not?

And Symbian and Meego is open source and open platform(I know there has some issues but still..) and Android is open source and open platform.

So what's the problem with make all the open platform, right?

And one good thing is that Stephen Elop made Nokia to OEM Nokia manufacturer–This is why Microsoft can buy Nokia for a penny. You can read details here: Conspiracy is just conspiracy. Are you sure? @ September 6, 2019

So Nokia has really advantage for this step.

Nokia already became OEM manufacturer so why not buy other similar company like HTC, right?

And if Nokia tries to buy HTC, people will aware that Nokia is back.

Of course, meanwhile Nokia should support Symbian and Meego to grow.

Symbian and Meego are open platform so they should open for other handset maker.

Symbian did that last time but Nokia was dominated whole Symbian market so Symbian doesn't need other handset maker.

Now it changed everything. So this is the time that Symbian and Meego can go their own and open the platform to all the handset maker.

Whether you believe it or not. Symbian(and Meego) still has their own strength.

I wrote this article about three years ago. And I've played with newer version of Android.

And it reminds me that I can't use Android phone as my primary phone after two years of upgraded Android OS. Because what I've mention in the article.

My phone is Nokia N8 and I didn't upgrad it to Belle which is newer version OS because I am satisfying with not-so-newer-OS.

You can read it here: Nokia could do far better with their customer. (Part 1 of ..) @ February 12, 2011

This is a good thing to customers, too. Because people can have variety of choices for open platform.

Diversity is a good thing in human society. That's what I believe.

I know…

there has so many issues and it's too late.

I can see Android platform has huge potential but interesting thing is Symbian and Meego, too.

Because I believe majority of people can't be a geek. And even if it did, it doesn't matter because people don't want to wasting time playing with the phone.

P.S. Nokia released Android phone with Lumia 520 hardware.

The new Nokia X family – Your Fastlane to Android™ apps

This is Nokia X: Android and Windows Phone collide By Tom Warren on February 24, 2014
- wrote at February 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Friday, September 27, 2013

I don't want to lose all my data when Android phone's pattern was locked with no internet connection.

I didn't use this phone for a while so I have forgotten the pattern. So I was trying to remember it but failed several times.
And I've got this message.
'Too many pattern attempts' in Android phone. Because I totally forgot the pattern.
'Too many pattern attempts' in Android phone. Because I totally forgot the pattern.

And I googled it and I found the way but I turned off the internet so I can't unlock it with my google account.

So I googled it again and I found the way which requires factory reset. But problem is factory reset means erase all my data which I don't like to do.

No internet connection. I can't turn wifi on when Android gadget's pattern was locked.

And finally I found the way that doesn't need to factory reset.

Here is the article:

Unlock an Android Device without Internet Access – Using ADB commands @ February 28, 2013 by chethakau

Here is what I tweeted about it:

#Unlock an #Android Device without Internet Access – Using #ADB commands by chethakau
5:58 PM – 23 Sep 13
I can do factory reset but don't want to lose all my data. Problem is phone's wifi was off and without sim card so no internet connection.
6:18 PM – 23 Sep 13

There has some requirements for to do these steps so you should read that article before do it.

Anyway, now I can use my phone again so thank you, chethakau.

P.S. My previous blog is in wordpress but I have to move to here. So I'm sorry about the confusion.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why Google Chromebook doesn't much attract?

I am using the catch website which can keep personal memos and notes. Mostly, I am using this app from Android phone.

And I just thought that this app might have Chrome browser's app so I can make notes without internet connection, I thought.

This is a screen shot of catch app in Google Chrome's webstore.

What this app does is just open the website of catch. Nothing more.

So this is an app or just a bookmark?

I know some people might need bookmark as app but if Chromebook can't use with internet connection, how can you sell the product to the country with not-so-good internet connection and people who living in outside city-I don't think most country has very good internet infrastructure in countryside.

Oh, I forgot to mention that not only catch app did this.

I have seen a number of apps did this, too. And even google apps.

Anyway, that's why I wrote review with this comment:
Nowadays, bookmark became app. How clever!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Conspiracy is just conspiracy. Are you sure?

This is proving fact for what I wrote a few years back at

Microsoft bought Nokia with €5.44 billion which some people-who like Symbian and some of Finnish people-already guessed this will happen when the formal Microsoft CEO, Stephen Elop joined company.

You can read full article from here

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Created Equal: A Study of Social and Cultural Clashes by Mark Laita – interesting idea but…

I've got news from Black+White photography facebook page. Here is their introduction:

Exploring the differences and clashes between social groups, Mark Laita's book Born Equal presents a series of thought provoking diptychs:
/via Black+White photography@fb
quoted from here

Original post is this: Created Equal: A Study of Social and Cultural Clashes by Mark Laita @ May 6, 2013 3:55pm by IEVA

I think it was very interesting idea. Of course, he took photos very nicely and some of the photos looked like came from real world.
But when I look at the some of the photos, I felt it doesn't look like real. Or I think someone coordinate the clothes and props. Or he purposefully choose look very ugly(or too nice) one for comparison's sake.
It was just how I feel. It doesn't mean I was right.

This is the reason internet is the future and it will bring equality to human society.

Public domain, open source project, creative commons, etc. These kind of things I will talk about here, too.

That's what I believe.

Here May Clipart Be Used Comparison – Openclipart

Their cliparts which were made by people who believe in public domain, are all freely use.

You can read further from here

Friday, May 31, 2013

your only limitation is imagination, not equipment. by Bruce Barnbaum

"Let's proceed with the assumption that your only limitation is imagination, not equipment."
quote from the book "The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression" by Bruce Barnbaum

I know he was trying to explain about how light will affect a photograph so what I am saying here isn't really against what he says.

"Your only limitation is imagination." That is truth. So it doesn't need any assumption.

So I googled with that sentence and I can find so many quotes there. If you think that equipment need to assumption, you have to think about it again.

Think about this: What is equipment? It's a tool. So what you can do with a tool? Yes, you can use it for whatever you desire. So how can I use the tool is my problem. Isn't it?

So it doesn't need any assumption. You can just say "Let's remember that your only limitation is imagination, not equipment."

p.s. I thought about this to my other blog thinking differently but I changed my mind. Because so many people believe (not just think) that equipment or tool matters for their creativity and artistic skills. This is the thing that I will write about here.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

How that place was beautiful? I can't see it.

It could be sarcasm but I don't see how that place was beautiful.

Mobypicture user Ancilla Tilia uploaded photo with this: Our shooting location Oudewater is so beautiful!

I can imagine that house looked pretty but I have absolutely no idea how beautiful that was. Because I've never been there.

Because it doesn't have any natural and real color in it.

So I had to googling about it: oudewater – google image.

And I found this photo which was almost same site: Havenstraat, Oudewater by JohanBakker

I couldn't know why is beautiful until I found a real photo of place
* This old link doesn't work but you can simply find wikipedia's photo from here.

Can't you see the problem with iPhone?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This is the reason why I liked Nokia but….

Symbian is open platform and Nokia always trying to help local community especially developing countries. And there has so many other reason that why I like Nokia.

For example, Nokia cares about environment like this Putting a ban on conflict metals @ August 26, 2010 by Saara and was supporting this kind of event Conspiracy For Good.

But Nokia gave up the Symbian platform.

But Nokia threw away the Symbian platform. And it seems to me that Nokia strategic changed to go after money only. It calls 'profit'.

So I was not interested in Nokia phone anymore.

It's time to move on.

So I have to choose other platform from WebOS, Android or Meego because I am not interested in closed platform like iPhone or Window Phone 7.

What choice do I have? I thought about go for Meego (or WebOS) platform but it wasn't ready yet. So I choose other open platform-Android.

So I have bought Milestone smartphone and Enspert's Identity Tab E201 which was Android tablet.

So I'll probably talk about the Android vs. Symbian later on.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rome was just made up within one day?

It was an issue so I thought about to write at my tumblr What really Nokia need.
But this post's main theme was important for this blog, too. So I will write it here.

Image via Wikipedia

There have too many speculation about MeeGo. Why?

MeeGo was merge project from Nokia's Maemo project and Intel's Moblin project. I know it was already progress a lots but it still need a lot of time.
And open source project can't just get good result like FireFox project or OpenOffice project within one year. It will take much of time.

I found that OpenOffice project was starting around July 2000 which Sun's StarOffice source code was released. So how long does it take to the commercial stage?

MeeGo was starting around in this February or later. MeeGo's welcome post was Welcome to MeeGo @ February 15, 2010 by Imad.
So it was just 6 or 7 month in development and people are crying and crying (especially who?) about Nokia wasn't release the MeeGo device.

So this very reason Nokia will not officially support MeeGo to N900 because commercial device can't support to "Beta stage's operating system". It's that simple.

MeeGo's official blog was posted this: MeeGo calling – on N900 @ October 13, 2010 by Harri Hakulinen.
I haven't read whole thing but I noticed that MeeGo was open source project so if many people join and want to do something, MeeGo will support it. Because that's what open source is all about.
But I don't think people notice about it. That's why some people thought that MeeGo official blog says MeeGo will support N900 which means Nokia must support officially N900 on MeeGo.

So some people asked to Nokia whether Nokia N900 will support MeeGo.

Here is what I've got tweet from @thenokiablog
UPDATED: Nokia N900 dual boot will not be an option to consumers
about 20 hours ago via Echofon

That tweet's link is this: Nokia N900 PR 1.3 Update Coming Soon With Dual Boot to Meego @ October 13, 2010 by Mark Guim

Don't confuse about this, please.

I am not saying it was people's fault. I am saying Nokia didn't properly telling to the people about MeeGo. That's what this all kind of rubbish speculation was came out.

What if Nokia was telling people like this "commercial product can't sell with Beta Stage of Operating System like MeeGo" and other things like "open source project usually takes a time for out of beta stage".
Don't you think people will understand better?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Talk about originality of design. It proves how biased mobile tech web and geeks were.

American-based company Apple's Macbook Pro and Nokia N9

Engadget's article Nokia N9: the MacBook Pro Phone @ August 19, 2010 by Thomas Ricker said

What was it that Anssi Vanjoki said? Something like, "If there is something good in the world then we copy with pride."

And most of the people commented about Nokia's copy of design. It was not just a few people because that article has 217 comments.

Here is the truth about copy of design.
Photo taken from Dear Engadget, who is copying who? [updated] @ August 19, 2010 by Engadget Sucks

Seriously. Who is copying who?

So if they were the gadget expert(That is why they were the writer of Engadget, right?), they must know about Sony Vaio notebook computer. But they simply dismiss it.
Or they don't know anything about gadget?

American-based company Motorola's Flipout and Nokia Twist

In contrast, Motorola almost copy the design from Nokia but nobody talks about it.

I've got news from @bperry
amazing how similar the AT&T Motorola Flipout looks to the VZW Nokia Twist
Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:34:03 AM via DestroyTwitter 
Photo taken from Engadget's article AT&T-branded Motorola Flipout released… on eBay @ September 24, 2010 By Chris Ziegler

There has 35 comments and almost none of people were talking about similarity of Nokia Twist.

This is a photo of Nokia Twist.
photo taken from Nokia 7705 Twist launched Stateside on Verizon (photo gallery) @ September 10, 2009 By Mike

Engadget's readers really concern about originality of design but strangely they don't even bother about it. Why?