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Old 10-12-2017, 01:45 AM   #5447
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Been playing the Gran Turismo beta last couple days and went and got the G29 wheel for it. Mang online racing is fun and infuriating. I hateeeee the fuckers who use my bumper as their brake and the way the game is setup I get time penalties when someone else slams me into a wall. Still going to buy the game though
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:10 AM   #5448
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Been playing the Gran Turismo beta last couple days and went and got the G29 wheel for it. Mang online racing is fun and infuriating. I hateeeee the fuckers who use my bumper as their brake and the way the game is setup I get time penalties when someone else slams me into a wall. Still going to buy the game though
pick up f1 2016 and asseto corsa both fun games

I think im going to mod the brake pedal on the g29, the bushing is way too hard to get full braking power.

Also i highly recommend you mess with wheel settings for each game, definitely helps.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:18 AM   #5449
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Noobs. Get on iRacing.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:36 AM   #5450
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Been playing the Gran Turismo beta last couple days and went and got the G29 wheel for it. Mang online racing is fun and infuriating. I hateeeee the fuckers who use my bumper as their brake and the way the game is setup I get time penalties when someone else slams me into a wall. Still going to buy the game though
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Noobs. Get on iRacing.
Exactly why iRacing is moar better. You have a rating that follows you throughout the service... and asspacking people hurts you. If your rating gets low enough you get booted from the service.

If iRacing isn't an option, I'd at least try to find a private league to run in (assuming those exist in GT?) At least those tend to have rules about that sort of thing. I generally avoid all things online when it comes to racing outside of iRacing or private rooms where I know people, specifically for the reasons cited above.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:44 AM   #5451
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Exactly why iRacing is moar better. You have a rating that follows you throughout the service... and asspacking people hurts you. If your rating gets low enough you get booted from the service.

If iRacing isn't an option, I'd at least try to find a private league to run in (assuming those exist in GT?) At least those tend to have rules about that sort of thing. I generally avoid all things online when it comes to racing outside of iRacing or private rooms where I know people, specifically for the reasons cited above.
Only negative to iRacing's point system, you also get points if someone hits you. But at least this makes you think twice about driving too aggressive and taking excessive risk, where you're putting other drivers in danger.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:53 PM   #5452
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I actually have a friend who programs for iracing and heís getting me a code for free trial access once I move down to Florida next week and get set up there. Iím pretty stoked because Iíve heard itís way less bumper car like than console racing games.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:56 PM   #5453
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I actually have a friend who programs for iracing and heís getting me a code for free trial access once I move down to Florida next week and get set up there. Iím pretty stoked because Iíve heard itís way less bumper car like than console racing games.
Oh dang. In4FreeHookup.

iRacing can get expensive, cause you have to buy the tracks/cars. But you can start out with the free stuff and slowly work your way towards the paid content. It's nice that you can take a break and come back to it later on and subscribe again, you won't lose what you purchased.

In the beginning... it will be bumper cars. Don't focus on winning, focus on surviving and finishing in a decent position. If you can get away from the pack, do it. Otherwise just try to get a good safety rating.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:00 PM   #5454
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Oh dang. In4FreeHookup.



iRacing can get expensive, cause you have to buy the tracks/cars. But you can start out with the free stuff and slowly work your way towards the paid content. It's nice that you can take a break and come back to it later on and subscribe again, you won't lose what you purchased.



In the beginning... it will be bumper cars. Don't focus on winning, focus on surviving and finishing in a decent position. If you can get away from the pack, do it. Otherwise just try to get a good safety rating.


I won 3 races during the beta of GT using that strategy. I usually qualified top 5 and even though I was faster than the better qualifiers starting out, I would let them all take each other out and usually by the third lap I would dive bomb them while they were rub racing and just pulled away from the pack to victory. Iíve found that a lot of the best qualifiers are not good consistently and if youíre patient, victory is very much within reach on any given track
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:01 PM   #5455
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I actually have a friend who programs for iracing and he’s getting me a code for free trial access once I move down to Florida next week and get set up there. I’m pretty stoked because I’ve heard it’s way less bumper car like than console racing games.
asseto corsa and gran turismo are fine racing sims...just gotta join up with SNAIL (sunday night american interactive league)

i was part of it for awhile, you have to use a certain car with certain tires etc etc and set a qualifying lap. from there your time will be reviwed and you will be put into 1 of i think 8 divisions. The division you end up in will determine skill, you will sit in this division until the moderators deem you good enough to move up. Races are sunday night around 8 or 9 i believe, there is no racing lines OR assists besides abs (model depending) and make/model is predetermined a week before.

When they announce the cars and track a week before, they have private rooms you can practice in with all snail members. Practice is huge part to winning come sunday...the people in your division will pretty much be your friends instantly since youll see them in practice room throughout week and on sunday night. Pretty cool actually...log in to your room at 7pm for prerace practice etc....room be like "hey bob. jim. rick. carlos. sanderz. hows everyone doing?"

SNAIL is pretty tough league, they have forums just like this where you can talk about races and what not. If you get bumped in a race or dive bombed etc, you can submit it to your division leader for review. They have all the videos saved and will penalize those who cause incidents. Pretty cool how organized it is.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:03 PM   #5456
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asseto corsa and gran turismo are fine racing sims...just gotta join up with SNAIL (sunday night american interactive league)

i was part of it for awhile, you have to use a certain car with certain tires etc etc and set a qualifying lap. from there your time will be reviwed and you will be put into 1 of i think 8 divisions. The division you end up in will determine skill, you will sit in this division until the moderators deem you good enough to move up. Races are sunday night around 8 or 9 i believe, there is no racing lines OR assists besides abs (model depending) and make/model is predetermined a week before.

When they announce the cars and track a week before, they have private rooms you can practice in with all snail members. Practice is huge part to winning come sunday...the people in your division will pretty much be your friends instantly since youll see them in practice room throughout week and on sunday night. Pretty cool actually...log in to your room at 7pm for prerace practice etc....room be like "hey bob. jim. rick. carlos. sanderz. hows everyone doing?"


Is that what snailracing.org is?? I kept seeing people post it in prerace chat and was curious about it. I love league racing so Iím totally going to join. Also send me a request @sanderzzz_
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:12 PM   #5457
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Is that what snailracing.org is?? I kept seeing people post it in prerace chat and was curious about it. I love league racing so I’m totally going to join. Also send me a request @sanderzzz_


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like i said its pretty intense..most of these guys come from real life racing backgrounds or at the very least understand braking zones, lines and techniques.

id give it a week or 2 since new gran turismo coming out, start practicing without driving line on, regular sports tires, grip real, slipstream real, track edge real, boost off etc...

i just remembered my biggest complaint was the time it started at "Sunday at 9:30pm Eastern " ...830 is supposed to be start, you might get people with issues connecting or whatever. so more like 9. then there is qualifying and then actual races. i remember one night we didnt finish till like midnight, which isnt a huge issue unless you have to work early the next day. hard to fall asleep after you been full focus for that long. youll go to bed tossing and turning picturing the track you just drove lol.

you will make friends with these guys, i found that pretty cool. 2 mins in theyll be welcoming you, introducing themselves and offering help.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:14 PM   #5458
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like i said its pretty intense..most of these guys come from real life racing backgrounds or at the very least understand braking zones, lines and techniques.



id give it a week or 2 since new gran turismo coming out, start practicing without driving line on, regular sports tires, grip real, slipstream real, track edge real, boost off etc...



i just remembered my biggest complaint was the time it started at "Sunday at 9:30pm Eastern " ...830 is supposed to be start, you might get people with issues connecting or whatever. so more like 9. then there is qualifying and then actual races. i remember one night we didnt finish till like midnight, which isnt a huge issue unless you have to work early the next day. hard to fall asleep after you been full focus for that long. youll go to bed tossing and turning picturing the track you just drove lol.


Flight school is pretty backed up so even though Iím getting down there next week I wonít see the cockpit for a while I donít think. Might as well get right into it. Plus I earned hella credits this week so I got money for cars
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:16 PM   #5459
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I won 3 races during the beta of GT using that strategy. I usually qualified top 5 and even though I was faster than the better qualifiers starting out, I would let them all take each other out and usually by the third lap I would dive bomb them while they were rub racing and just pulled away from the pack to victory. I’ve found that a lot of the best qualifiers are not good consistently and if you’re patient, victory is very much within reach on any given track
Yeah, it's one thing to hot lap and another to stay in the battle and win. Gets crazier when you're in a multi-class race. One moment you're 2-3 seconds ahead and the next you're hitting traffic from the slower car class and your opponents are on your 6 now. Then when you get into longer races, you have to worry about tires and fuel.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:50 PM   #5460
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Man if you could crank out 30mpg AVG on this car I applaud you.

Sure cruising at 60-70 in 6th gear can get me high 20's almost 30's on instant MPG but avg mpg is hard to pass 18 with how much I drive it.

Regardless, it's a blast and I try to not think about the gas lol but it does add up. Gonna pump some gas later and hoon with the bottle. Maybe I'll find that CTS-V from a few weeks ago...
my 99 FRC (from memory) averaged 25 mpg. If I babied it, I could totally see 30 mph being achievable. 6th gear was almost no effort in that car to cruise in.
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