Time to round it up, this will be the final entry to this thread unless something needs to be addressed
Part of the micro-transaction scheme relies on that you do not choose which car parts you want to buy. Instead you have to buy a box containing unknown parts and may end up getting only parts you have no use for:
The top left box is the only you can buy for ‘[B]C[/B]oins’ and as you can see, there is no guarantee as to what it may contain. Since ‘[B]C[/B]oins’ is what you earn by driving the game, you can only ‘buy’ one such box at eight hours interval (18.000 turns into a clock counting down 8 hours).
The two most expensive boxes comes with a guarantee of sorts for contents, still no guarantee for actual parts. These can be purchased for [B]A[/B]sphalt tokens only (you earn very few of these driving and so you either have to play much, be patient or pay to get them) and of course, there is no restrictions as to how many you can buy every minute for any of them.
The price, roughly converted is A200â‰ˆ$2, A525â‰ˆ$6, A950â‰ˆ$10.
Not knowing the parts you get leads to your ‘Inventory’ filling up and to expand that more than you can do by earning stars by racing the local tracks (185 parts) can also only be bought for [B]A[/B]sphalt tokens…
O.k, for the actual parts, let me show most if not all of these to you first:
As a general hint, simply disregard the parts labelled [B]S[/B], [B]A[/B], [B]B[/B], [B]C[/B] and [B]D[/B] on the upper three rows. These will generally not be the ones you will be missing. However, the four to the right of the [B]D[/B] parts (Early tech x2, Mid tech and Advanced tech) will be in short supply. the same goes for most of the rest of the parts below it.
The reason is that one ugrade consists of 1x or more part from [B]S[/B], [B]A[/B], [B]B[/B], [B]C[/B] or [B]D[/B] depending on the class of car to upgrade, 1x or more [B]… tech[/B] part and 1x or more for one of the parts on the bottom two rows of the picture above.
Naturally, since almost all car upgrades require a [B]… tech[/B] part or more, they are the ones you will miss the most and if you are impatient, make you spend money. The first part in the fourth row is a “Legendary” part needed for many cars and indeed also for two of the best cars in the game and as you probably can figure out, it does not come along in large quantities when you buy the [B]C[/B]18.000 box
A word of advice to anyone finding this thread and have started playing Asphalt 8, be patient and know that there is absolutely no point in owning all cars (there are about 140 available at the moment). Chose one or two within each class and stick with them. It is perfectly possible outrun a [B]S[/B] class car with an upgraded [B]A[/B] class car. Many of the cars behaves pretty much the same and have almost the same specs.
The fastest car in the game is [B]HTT Plethore LC750[/B] with a maximum of 512,5 Km/h without using nitro, but both [B]McLaren P1 GTR[/B] and [B]Trion Nemesis[/B] will obtain top speed quicker and outrun it at the start.
Sell off parts in the [B]S[/B], [B]A[/B], [B]B[/B], [B]C[/B] and [B]D[/B] category if your inventory fills up, the [B]C[/B] and [B]D[/B] parts at least are usually in rich supply in the [B]C[/B]18.000 box.
And finally, don’t use trainers online… Play fair