I just found a method that works for quick RP after the 1.06 patch.
Please keep all comments about: way is anyone grinding, play the game the right way, quit cheating the system bullsh*t to yourself. This is a post about how to get fast RP. If you don't want to do it than don't, and why are you even reading this post? I've played numerous hours of this game, have done almost all of the missions, races, survivals, all multiple times, and only got to level 60ish. I enjoy the game, but I still want to get the platinum. With the recent fixes and lower $ and RP, it is starting to get repetitive. Plus how I play the game does not effect you, so why anyone cares is beyond me. Oh, and if you want to talk about glitches....guess how many special packages drops I've received. ZERO. The game has never spawned them. If I don't get the whole game experience, then I don't have a problem exploiting a flaw in the code. I'll get off my soap box now.
So....here is what I found playing the other night. Since the 1.06 patch they have included a few new races. While playing "Sundae Driving" I noticed that the World Record had not been set yet. When I ran a 2 lap race with a friend, he got the fastest 1st lap, and set a World Record, and got approx 5000 RP bonus upon crossing the finish line the 1st time. This is similar to the Criminal Records glitch. So we continued to run 2 lap races all last night and it still works as of today. This method is a bit slower as only 1 player can get the RP bonus per race as far as I know. My boosting partner was already level 106 so he let me get the fastest lap every time, and I let him win the race so he could get the minimal cash bonus ($600). This method does NOT work on solo races, as I've tried.
Below are the settings I used:
Race: Sundae Driving
Race Type: Standard
Time of day: Noon
Wanted Levels: Off
Custom Vehicles: On
Split Times: Personnel (It may not ask you for this option)
Then turn Matchmaking to Off
When you are racing...hit the Down D-pad button to see your RP bar, as also look at your personnel lap time and race time. If it show a "---.---.---" under your personnel time or for the world record time indicating one hasn't been set, then it should work for you. You should see your RP bar go up significantly when you cross the finish line the 1st lap. (It may take up to 5 seconds to register, so don't freak out.)
Average Lap time was approx 50 seconds
Average Race Time was under 2 min
Average Race time including loading time to start the next race is 3.5 min per race.
XP per race is 5000 (For the person who gets the fastest 1st lap, the winner of the race will get less than 500 I think)(The maximum XP you can get per activity is 5000)
Average time to level up using this method - 20 min (Six races will get you 30,000 RP)
I went from Level 91 to 100 in 4 hours (Double this time if you grinding partner also needs the XP as you will need to switch off races)
We didn't adjust any of the above settings as it was working and I didn't want to screw it up, but you can likely take the traffic off and have it not be effected. Also, you need it to be a 2 lap race, because the 5000 RP will not be added on a 1 lap race because when you finish, it triggers the race end screen. You need to have 2 laps.
Also, it would be worth trying the below method for 2 players who both need XP: (I did not try it, so it may not work.)
Set it to a 3 lap race, and let player A get the fastest lap on lap 1, but don't go that fast. Then let Player B get a faster lap on lap 2. Then finish the race on lap 3.
Anyone looking to get to 100 should do this now before it gets patched. Good luck.
Somebody get out there and test this stat! Stuck at school so I can't. And for the love of god don't spread the word. Dont need Rockstar finding out about this.
Will do in an hour.
Is this your last trophy to get? I'm at rank 101 and I still need the "Nemuro Uno" trophy (think its the rally race that I need) and I still need the 30 platinum awards one also...my point is that you may hit rank 100 along the way to a platinum trophy.
EDIT: Just to add...im only guilty of repeating Criminal Records from near hitting rank 98 until I got to 100 because I just wanted the f*cking RPG NOW! I got to that rank from playing a few hours in the evening most nights and it didn't seem that long before I hit 100...but I will say that repeating CR race for 2 ranks was the most boring f*cking time ever playing online(it felt longer than the days and nights I played having fun)..never again...ill gladly play the way I want and eventually get the minigun
Nope, this is wrong, I got everything when I hit level 80 or so (and I did a lot of races and parachute-jumps to achieve this level).
It depends on what Plat-Awards you tackle. Here are some easy ones:
The Human Canvas (since Beach Bum you get this sh*t for free...) + Lapping it up + Snappy Dresser + Hairy Encounters
The Champion (comes naturally for race-lovers)
Road Rage (also boostable)
In a class of your own
Penetrate from behind
Dust Maker (was glitched, I guess, don't know if still is)
Every Race (well, maybe not that easy for some)
Over the Top (takes 15 minutes max with a friend for both)
Out of Five + Straight Sets + Aces (takes about 30 minutes max with a friend for both)
All Rounder (like Every Race)
War Pig + Veteran Racer
Stayed on Target
Checking out (a bit of practice and luck)
When pigs can fly (get the Buzzard from the airport and wreck havoc)
Mile High Club
Airborne (a by-product of solo-ing Downtown Underground)
Unirider (go to the airport, mine was 3.000 and you only need 2.000)
Killstreaker (takes 10 minutes max with a friend for both)
Smoke 'em out
Bloodiest of the Bunch (glitchy, because none of us got it after a round of Survivor)
...and basically all DM-stuff if you have a friend, because you can keep killing each other.
Enough for you?