[April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

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[April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Hydro_PT » 01 Apr 2012, 00:53

Welcome to 1st April 2012! Yep, this was a prank, unfortunately Tier 4 cars are not yet coming to World, and according to a twitter by Marc De Vellis after our prank, they haven't got the Ferrari licence. :(

We hope you guys have enjoyed this one. It took quite some time to get the text right, and thanks to Djstevanovic we have a very good picture of the Ferrari California with a NFS World background. Here's the full resolution picture. Do behold, that was a great effort by DJ, he did a great job on this one! :D

As you all know, NFS Unlimited posts true news during the entire year, but today is a special day, and we couldn't have let it pass. True news are back for more 365 days! The prank is down there if you still want to read it. :)





After months of waiting, EA has finally uncovered the wraps of the upcoming Tier 4 cars in Need For Speed: World! Here's their official quote, and make sure to read it to the end because there's a goodie waiting for NFS Unlimited.net members. =)

You've been asking for them in our Facebook pages, chatting about them in the game and in the forum, asking Marc every now and then, but the wait is finally coming to an end as the first Tier 4 cars approach the final stage of testing before release!

The arrival of a new Tier to the game is something we are very proud of. Need For Speed: World has come a long way since we kicked things off in July 2010. Less than two years later World has become one of the most popular NFS games ever! More than 11 million players login every single day to play, and that means a lot for us. We try our best to add new content based on what the community wants, and Need For Speed: World is not only a true global game but a continuous effort week after week by us and by you. All of your critics and suggestions are very important, and honestly, we couldn't have done it without you.

So, to celebrate the arrival of what is surely to be one of the greatest changes in the game so far, we will be holding a 1-week Closed Beta for you to try out the Ferrari California! Yes, that's right, Ferraris are back to Need For Speed! Our partnership with Slightly Mad Studios (creators of the acclaimed SHIFT series), and their recent license agreement with Ferrari S.p.A. to release a Ferrari-based racing game (Ferrari Racing Legends), means that we were able to get the licence of some of the Prancing Horse cars. We cannot yet reveal which cars we are planning to bring to World, but the Ferrari California is one of them and it is going to be the first Tier 4 car.

The California is GT sports car launched in 2008, and is the first front engined Ferrari. The massive 4.3-liter V8 is capable of producing 453 horsepower at 7,750 rpm. With a top speed of 310 km/h and zero to 100 in just 3.9 seconds, the Ferrari California is surely the perfect Tier 4 car! To get to drive it in World during a week ahead of anyone else, all you have to do is apply for the Closed Beta, which is open to any Need For Speed: World player who is Level 2 or above - there are no other restrictions. The Closed Beta will be held in the first week of May, that is, from Tuesday 1st to Monday 8th. The random draw will take place one week before, on Tuesday, April 24th, to give us time to send every selected player an e-mail with the instructions on how to download the Beta and access the server. A link will be made available shortly for you to apply for this beta. We will also provide a special forum for the chosen players to report any bugs and give us overall feedback. Around 2000 players will be randomly chosen.

And since this is a special moment for the community, we cannot forget all the fan sites that have been created over the years due to Need For Speed. Their continuous effort to gather NFS fans around the world has been vital for the success of the series. So, we are offering some of these fan sites slots in the Closed Beta for their members! If you are a member of a fan site that has been selected by us, follow their instructions to get a chance of participating in the Closed Beta and try out the first Tier 4 car in World. Please do not apply in multiple fan sites - players who do this will be automatically disqualified. If we receive the same player name from two or more fan sites, that player will be removed from the list. However, you can also apply to the Closed Beta using the link we will give shortly (players selected twice will only occupy a slot, so the other will be automatically vacant). Check your usual fan site to see if they are one of the lucky ones.

And while all of this sinks in, here's a pic of the Ferrari California for all to enjoy! (work in progress)


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If you kept reading until the end that's good, because EA has gently offered NFS Unlimited members 100 slots in this beta test! The first 100 members to send an e-mail to leaderboards@nfsunlimited.net with the subject I want to drive the Ferrari California! will be granted a slot in the beta. Don't forget to include your World player name in the e-mail. So, start sending those e-mails and good luck! Once all the slots are filled we will announce the winners.
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Lexani » 01 Apr 2012, 01:24

whoooaahh thats great finally.
btw the bigger image link's not working! :(
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Kaffa » 01 Apr 2012, 01:27

Yihaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Do I need to say more :lol:
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby anel93 » 01 Apr 2012, 01:30

I hope i got in, and i know that kaffa already is in :P
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Hypermiling » 01 Apr 2012, 01:30

Yihaaaaaaa I'm in :lol:
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Hydro_PT » 01 Apr 2012, 01:31

This is indeed great news! Tier 4 are finally coming and they have a f*cking Ferrari? WIN! :D Unfortunately, staff members are not allowed to send e-mails. So I must apply for the beta hoping that I get a chance. :(

@Lexani: yeah I just checked if the link was correct, and it is, just not working. It happens sometimes at EA, you can't access the news.
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Lexani » 01 Apr 2012, 01:34

ahh ok,can u send me a bigger pic?pls
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby anel93 » 01 Apr 2012, 01:35

Hydro_PT wrote:This is indeed great news! Tier 4 are finally coming and they have a f*cking Ferrari? WIN! :D Unfortunately, staff members are not allowed to send e-mails. So I must apply for the beta hoping that I get a chance. :(

@Lexani: yeah I just checked if the link was correct, and it is, just not working. It happens sometimes at EA, you can't access the news.


did i get in :(
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Lexani » 01 Apr 2012, 01:37

yeah i thought of it too:D
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Re: Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby ianism » 01 Apr 2012, 02:26

HAHAHAHAHHAAHHA the first thing i thought was that if we are going by vaguely realistic performance, this car should be near the bottom of Tier 3, not in Tier 4. but nevermind.... it's not like most of the other cars in the game do this either. it's just so fu cking typical
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Hydro_PT » 01 Apr 2012, 03:17

Happy April Fools' Day! :mrgreen:
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby djstevanovic » 01 Apr 2012, 03:22

gr :)
Marc spoiled this, said that is not true, it should least few days :)

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@obi136 Fake. I can confirm that NFS World does not have the Ferrari license. We haven't tested any tier 4's yet either;) md


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@djstevanovic I wasn't expecting that as tomorrow is April fools.Great job and effort on the prank though.Sorry I spoiled it too quickly;)md
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby anel93 » 01 Apr 2012, 03:56

djstevanovic wrote:gr :)
Marc spoiled this, said that is not true, it should least few days :)

Marc De Vellis ‏
@obi136 Fake. I can confirm that NFS World does not have the Ferrari license. We haven't tested any tier 4's yet either;) md


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@djstevanovic I wasn't expecting that as tomorrow is April fools.Great job and effort on the prank though.Sorry I spoiled it too quickly;)md


So it was not true, but what about the picture, isnt that taken from NFS World or is it just pasted jnto picture?

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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby honke » 01 Apr 2012, 09:03

It’s a real nice picture made by djstevanovic http://media.nfsunlimited.net/upload/9caf8dccbe.jpg :lol:
But we still fooled 164 people. haha =D>
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby datass » 01 Apr 2012, 12:32

high number, would have been surprised if even one person fell for it lol.

only way ea would ever get the license for ferrari's is if they buy microsoft, sony and atari altogether.
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Hypermiling » 01 Apr 2012, 14:04

Pfffftsssshhtss not funny :lol:
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby xturbo » 01 Apr 2012, 21:07

Probably EA will blame Turn10 for not giving them the Ferrari License lol
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby TRANSFORMER » 01 Apr 2012, 21:49

I won't comeback to NFS World... never... even if there would appear Lamborghini Diablo SV! :!:
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Lexani » 01 Apr 2012, 23:15

hahah offcourse, too good gfx to be world!just check the wheels :D
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby TRANSFORMER » 02 Apr 2012, 01:55

^NFS Worlds GFX... is really nothing special... Cars are good Quality, but You can forget Freeroam! :roll:
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby djstevanovic » 02 Apr 2012, 02:03

Heres engine if someone wants to know how it looks like under the hood :)

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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby honke » 02 Apr 2012, 16:46

Update, 505 player have been fooled. loll :lol:
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Hydro_PT » 02 Apr 2012, 17:11

:lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby aline1996 » 03 Apr 2012, 09:31

hehe xD
i would have believed it, if i was ontime to read it ;)
(i wouldn't email i guess... to lazy for that ;P)
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Re: [April Fools' Day 2012] Tier 4 cars are closing in...

Postby Hydro_PT » 13 Apr 2012, 21:26

Just to let everyone know that Marc De Vellis talked about this very prank in As Marc Episode 63! :D

It was nice to see them laughing about it, nice prank. :mrgreen:
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