I've tuned my SLK SE to 0200 4040 0800 at A1089 (speed = 421.4 km/h).
Feuerrm has also unlocked the SLK SE and he would like to know if my tuning is the best for my rank. Please let me know exactly why this tuning is the best (as you have claimed on the Multiplayer League Page comments section).
0200 4040 0800 seems to be a very strange tuning in comparison to other cars, but the SLK SE is also very strange compared to other cars. Its Pro Kits seem to be more efficient than its MAX upgrades but I don't understand why this is the case. Also, I don't understand why level 5 Pro Kits are avoided in favour of MAX upgrades.
There's also 0100 4040 E0800 (A1039, 393.2 km/h) and 0500 5050 E0000 (~A1135, 459.9 km/h), but the 0100 4040 build would get crushed by 0200 4040 and the 0500 5050 build would have to face the 1248 tune more often.
How do I get all of this? I also use a hacked profile on Windows which I ONLY use to test various tunings for newly added cars. I normally play on Android, though.
Well, I found out something interesting. Very fast cars in the game have level 5 Pro Kit upgrades which add less speed than their level 4 Pro Kit upgrades. For this reason, the SLK SE has very efficient Pro Kit upgrades from levels 1 to 4, and very inefficient Pro Kit upgrades for level 5.
So, 0000 4040 0800 is a good base to start from. You just need to add Max top speed upgrades.
The 0500 5050 E0800 tune gets you a rank of 1285. Someone told me a tune of 0500 5050 E0400 which resulted in a rank in the 1220s, and when completely maxed of a certain stat (in this case, top speed), the Elite values from 0-3 do TWICE the difference as 5-8, whereas so should've the rank.
Also, when the SLK has MAX upgrades 0500 but a Elite tune of 0000, it'll become as if it had MAX 0400 Elite 0400.
As a reference, 0400 5050 E0400 with a Tuning kit = 459.9 km/h.
Actually, the SLK's level 5 Pro Kits are naturally more efficient than level 4; it's that if you change its Elite mapping BEFORE reaching its level 5 Pro upgrades it'll show this difference. The same trend happens with MAX upgrades and ALL other Elite cars.
This car is (allegedly) being given away in an MPE next week. The map is The Alps, there are 5 days, and this is how the rewards are tiered:
1. Finish 3rd (Easy) - 1 Bp (so everyone can get this one)
2. Top 25 (Extremely Hard) - 5 Bps (not many people can get the whole car)
3. Top 2000 (Very Hard) - 5 Bps (some high-level players can get the whole car if they already have some Bps)
(ESTIMATE) (the distribution of Bps could differ)
4. Top 7000 (Hard) - 4 Bps
5. 5000 Points (Hard) - 3 Bps
So, my point is: THIS CAR will KILL THE GAME.
In its current state, it's already OP, but the system works fairly well because it is rare.
On one side, BMW M2s, Porsche 959s, Shelby Cobra 427s, Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS', and TVR Sagaris' can sneak into Champion League with the SLK SE around, because it is rare.
Meanwhile, SLK SEs are basically "Free Rating" for anyone who owns them. They can easily defeat all of these other cars in Multiplayer, without much effort.
When the SLK SE MPE is released, EVERYTHING will change.
The SLK SE will WIPE OUT all of these alternative cars in Multiplayer.
The SLK SE will NO LONGER BE OP because EVERYONE will have it. That defeats the entire purpose of owning the car.
The SLK SE is ELITE, competition will be fierce, the car is very frustrating to drive, and it will basically just become another Camaro SS clone, except that NOTHING will be able to defeat it. The Camaro SS at least has some competition...
So, overall, the ENTIRE bracket under the 1450 Camaro SS will just become a wasteland; NOBODY will want to play there anymore.
The only cars that will be used are the high-level F1 cars, the Vulcan and its competitors, the Renault DeZir and its competitors, and the Camaro SS/SLK SE (and possibly the TVR Sagaris).
I think we need to start a petition (I don't know exactly who to send it to). Currently, I am trying to contact Viesky Ming SV and I've already made two posts on the Purple Team Google Community about this issue.
The Asphalt 8 Google Community is currently flooded with news about the Rip Rod Championship, but if you scroll down, you will find news about the SLK SE MPE everywhere.
If it's an MPE, the only people who are going to get the SLK SE are most likely those who have 10,000s of tokens stored for fuel refills AND auto tune-ups consecutively.
Recently I sent a request to CC to downgrade my Hommage (currently MAX+PRO), so I can take it to a lower rank and take down the SLKs that took away all hope from my ED Torq and BMW M2. The tune I am aiming for is 0300 5050 (rank 1347-1348, around 435 km/h)
I only have 4/18 SLK SE BPs at the moment, and the recent Holden Assembly Cup gave only 2 BPs for finishing in the top 25, so if the MPE rewards have the same kind of BP distribution, I'm down.
But personally, I really hope a SLK TLE doesn't come any time soon, it will take ALL the fun out of Multiplayer in lower brackets when SLKs are just as common as Survolts.
I also recently got accepted into SuMMeR on Facebook, and so far, no news about this for me.
More SLK SE, more competition. Currently I just get destroyed by them. Whenever I see 1 in the MP race, I am like, ok I am probably finishing at 2nd position. Whenever I see 2 in a MP race, I am like, oh my god I am f***ed.. I want one of those..
So if there is a MPE event to get BP's, Bring it onnnnn......
The rate at which I am getting its BP's, I may not be able to assemble it for next two years. :P
With the Hommage, I'm iffy about the exhaust tune because the Tuning Kit bonus doesn't increase with PRO upgrades. That's why I upgraded my Camaro SS to 2502 5051 (1500) instead of 0500 5055. Also, most people consider acceleration to be better than nitro for the homage snd don't really care about it. I don't own the Hommage, though, so I don't know how much these upgrades actually improve the performance.
For the ED Torq, you need to convert your "23 km/h faster" comment into X mph with X km/h in brackets. I can't edit right now so you have to do it yourself.
For the Hommage, with 5500 5050 (1564), you get only extra acceleration. With 0500 5055 (1562) you get extra acceleration plus a small speed boost of 2.1 km/h.
For the ED Torq, the game tends to be a bit off on mph to km/h conversion (for ex. 378.5 mph in-game is 609.5 km/h but on a calculator it's 609.1375) so there's no way it's going to give me an accurate mph value, since I only use km/h.
I know, but a joint upgrade of acceleration and nitro in MAX would theoretically give more performance than just PRO suspension. It would be in a different ratio, but the performance boosts of each of acceleration and nitro will be increased because the Tuning Kit only increases with MAX upgrades.
My Camaro SS was upgraded to 2502 5050, 1495, instead of 0500 5055 at 1487, then I upgraded exhaust by one level. I'm leaving the rank at 1500 because I don't want to see too many Hommages.