The Giant Bomb Forza Horizon Car Clubs
Are you going to get Forza Horizon? Do you want to compete and drive with a bunch of other Giant Bomb dudes? You should join our clubs, then!
Here's what joining either club will get you:
- [GB] before your name in-game, showing you're part of the club.
- The use of our shared club garage to store and access awesome cars.
Invites every Tuesday night for the Hoondown (and any Horizon Race Night).This totally died off, sorry.
- The ability to easily monitor and challenge Rivals times from other members.
Giant Bomb Team Two
- [GB2] before your name in game, showing you're the hipper version of Giant Bomb that used to play music videos before resorting to marathons of Bully Beatdown.
- The use of a shared club garage to store and access awesome cars.
- The ability to invite anyone else in the club to a lobby, sparing you from lonely nights (hopefully).
- Rivals for rival challenges.
- Less restrictions and the ability to talk behind the first club's back.
- Priority invites when space opens up in the first club.
How to Join
With the exception of VIPs and Staff, the path to the first club may involve going through Team Two.
This could take a while. Bear with us!
To join our crews, you'll need to to the following:
- Play Forza Horizon. Seriously, the game won't let me send out club invites to anyone who hasn't played yet. Do this first!
- Post in this thread that you want to join, including your gamertag in your message.
- Be ready to accept an invite to one of our clubs in-game. Check your messages in Forza Horizon every few days. You should see a club invite pop up there, provided we haven't reached capacity (again).
- Be patient. Managing the club is no longer a high-priority matter, since the game's a few months old. Therefore, invites may take a while. Sorry about that.
Booting Inactive Members
Once the 100-member limit for a club is reached, I have to find a way to boot inactive members out. The only reasonable way to do this is through monitoring 1000 Club activity. It's not exactly fair, but it's better than my failed attempt to monitor multiplayer activity.
This likely won't be followed all that closely, but consider the following rule when joining the club:
Members who are inactive in the main club for more than 30 days may be removed to make room for users waiting to join.
The order of removal will be based on length of inactivity and (rarely) on level of contribution in times and cars. Giant Bomb staff will never be booted, and a few long-term Forza Race Night members will be immune, as well, as thanks for helping our community remain strong.
The club garage in Forza 4 held 200 cars. I expect Horizon's to be the same. That means you should be able to share a car or two without clogging up anyone else's space. Please consider the following points, though:
- Barn finds aren't going to be that rare. Don't worry about sharing them to the club garage.
- While sharing unicorn cars is awesome, make sure somebody else hasn't shared the very same unicorn. We don't need duplicates unless your car is way more awesome.
- Unless there are rivals events that have non-PI criteria, please make sure any cars you're going to share are at the top PI in their class. Stock cars are utterly useless.
If the garage reaches capacity, I'll remove the most unused and unnecessary cars, followed by the least awesome should we still be struggling for space.
Using Shared Cars
Normally, you can use cars from the club garage online and in rivals/leaderboard events. To use them in singleplayer free roam, do the following:
- Go to the car club station at the festival, and select club garage.
- Choose the car you want to drive, and select View Car.
- Once you're looking at the car, choose Test Drive. You'll reload to Colorado in the car.
Finally, Your Mission
If you join the car club, I expect you to enjoy Horizon and rep our club well. That shouldn't be too hard, right?