So I am spamming the search in 20 minute bursts and while I have seen about a dozen 812’s show up I have never been quick enough to grab one, so what I want to know is am I wasting my time…are there 3rd party sniping programs that will always beat me?
Completing the star card about businesses and horizon stories will give you one. It’s entirely single player, albeit time consuming. If you play the single player side a lot you might have most of it done already.
I understand your point. A lot of the earlier stories are more challenging than the later ones. I often had to find an alternative route to the one set before me to complete them within a three star time frame. It is doable, but difficult. If you are trying to get one from the auction house why not try to three star the challenges in between? If you don’t get it one way you are bound to get it another way.
You don’t need to three star all events now though. I haven’t done Drift 2.0 at all but I’ve completed that Star Card. It’s not easy but you can 2* some events (if you have the expansions) and complete it. If you only have the base game, I think it probably is very close to needing to 3* everything.