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Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:49 am
by Rosscooper
:this: Finally the waiting is over. So how do you feel about the latest expansion from Giants. I don't want to sound like a hater, but I find it difficult to call this an expansion. Really it is more a vehicle and equipment pack albeit an extremely large one. In no way does this expand on the original gameplay. Yes I know that we were informed that Giants was concentrating on adding the Claas vehicles to the game, which is great to have another manufacturer in FS19. Yet I am left wondering how does this really expand on my farming experience. The reality is that it doesn't. Congratulations to Giants for licensing another manufacturer, but as an expansion you should have done better. Sorry but that's how I feel, what about you. :confusednew:

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:54 am
by Illinois Farmer
I think it has pretty awesome features, my only complaint is, I wish the cargo trailers held everything, but besides that I am enjoying it.

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:13 am
by iwan073
Fair enough, your opinion.

Me, personally, I’ve been hoping for Claas for a long time and they sure didn’t disappoint me.
Seeing what they did with John Deere, I was expecting 3 or 4 tractors and maybe a harvester. I couldn’t believe it when they said it was going to be over 35 pieces of kit!
They pretty much added Claas’ whole product range!

Some say this is not an expansion because this and that.
I say it is an expansion. It’s an expansion of brand names. It’s an expansion of the tractor, harvester fleet. And then some.
It’s an expansion of choice.

Some say it’s more of what we already have.
True. But it looks different. It behaves different and it even sounds different.

It’s more of what we already have. But isn’t that the same with each and every other game out there?

Racing games with load of cars to chose from?
Shooting games with loads of different guns to chose from?
Or a football game... why not just add one team, right? Adding all the teams of the league is just more of the same. Just re-skins 😉

It’s about having the choice to choose. Feel like a little kid and drive in your favorite brand. Role-play... for YouTubers or just for you, in your head.

Sure, you might not have a connection with Claas as a brand. I don’t feel anything for Stara or Valtra. But if they’d release a Valtra DLC... I wouldn’t play them, probably. But I wouldn’t *female dog* about it either.

Giants know that Claas has a huge “fan” base. So it’s been a great decision to do what they did.

And I agree, there’s not enough American stuff in the game. Cause I like using American stuff on American maps. But who knows what Giants is planning for coming DLC’s or FS21.

Giants have done a great job with the detail of the Claas equipment.
I love it that they made a locking mechanism for the harvester headers and trailers.
Maybe we’ll see more of that with pallets and bales and logs?

So yeah. For me, this is their best expansion/DLC ever.

For maps I go to modders. Who do a WAY better job anyway
Illinois Farmer wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:54 am
I wish the cargo trailers held everything
Yeah, I wish they did as well

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:28 am
by Illinois Farmer
These animations are just amazing. The tractors all drive really smooth. They just feel better than the base game models.

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:47 am
by Tylercheesey1986
I'm not a Claas fan IRL, I do think they have some cool looking stuff and clever tech though.
However I'm more than happy with this expansion. A lot of new gear to play with, plan on building a Claasy farm somewhere in FSland
Which leads me to a question,
What areas of the world do you see a lot of Claas? I'm guessing they are mainly Europe?
I don't see many in Australia

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:50 am
by Tylercheesey1986
Illinois Farmer wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:54 am
I think it has pretty awesome features, my only complaint is, I wish the cargo trailers held everything, but besides that I am enjoying it.
Can get the BSM trailer painted in Claas, stick that behind 5nine's Warrior ++ in Claas, got yourself a Classy rig now!

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:50 am
by BigC92
Idk, i don't have it yet.

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:51 am
by Illinois Farmer
I think Europe. They have some forage harvester here, and the black and yellow lexion combines. Soon they will have the green and white colors though and get more tractors here. Just like fendt is too. I'm not a claas in real life either. I'm John Deere.

That's a good idea. Got to work up to that, spent all the money, and in the hole too deep at the moment.

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:13 am
by iwan073
Tylercheesey1986 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:47 am
Which leads me to a question,
What areas of the world do you see a lot of Claas? I'm guessing they are mainly Europe?
They’re German, so I guess you’ll see them over there a lot. Here in Holland you see them, but not very often.

During the farmer protests here in Holland I noticed that Fendt, New Holland and John Deere are the main brands.

And then you’ll see some Massey Ferguson, Claas, Case and Deutz Fahr. Sometimes even a lost Steyr or Valtra

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:16 am
by BigC92
Yep German company, I've only see forage harvesters, not tractors or equipment, I've seen 1 Fendt tractor, there frigging huge!

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:33 am
by redglasses
Anyone experienced any bugs with it yet?

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:06 am
by EURO_FARMER
No bugs at all, runs smoothly on PC and it worth's the 18 Euro I payed for it :)

Now, I would like to copy/paste something I wrote in another topic :

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Definitely Claas WORTH its money !!! Is a pure class this Claas :)

Everything works perfect; XERION with 530HP can pull the 500HP SWIFTER SM 18000 without any problem ( you can convert it into a plow too, is easy).

With the bale variable mod you can bale up to 20,000 L square bales with Quadrant 5300 and round bales with ROLLANT 455 RC UNIWRAP.

The bonuses came into mods, and yes, the bonuses are for everyone who pre order it or will buy it in the future. If you feel that you want a harvester with better speed and better capacity, just edit the Dominator 108 mod.
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Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:11 am
by Tylercheesey1986
Haven't found any bugs yet myself, had a test drive of all the tractors, on road and in field. Am working my way through the harvesters ATM.
Xerion is a beast,
all/front/rear wheel steer
lots of tyre options, dual narrows even.
New fave big tractor

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:51 am
by ltl.vamp
I love the DLC.

Maybe a bug: The mirror in the back of the little tractor don"t work at me.

Re: Platinum is here what do you think

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:45 am
by Barrcott
Tylercheesey1986 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:11 am
Haven't found any bugs yet myself, had a test drive of all the tractors, on road and in field. Am working my way through the harvesters ATM.
Xerion is a beast,
all/front/rear wheel steer
lots of tyre options, dual narrows even.
New fave big tractor
I used to drive a Xerion 3800 saddletrac & yes in real life it's a beast of a machine , get into deep workings & she'd just keep going straight ahead, a bit like the old County's , whereas the big 939 FENDT would skew & twist trying to forge ahead 😎