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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 12, 2011

I'm in favor of doing some fast races or if we race some slower cars maybe the tracks should be smaller and the races not so long. I'll still try to make as many community events as I can either way.

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 12, 2011

A_Higher_Place wrote:

Who do i contact to get involved in racing like this? I'm a purposely clean driver and I'm tired of random online rooms just not thrilling me anymore.

If someone can get back to me that would be awesome! I have a huge garage so that shouldn't be a problem either Thank you!

Send a friend request to M-Tuned.

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 12, 2011

How does modeling next weeks event after the Subaru Saesonal Event sound to everyone? 

I have another format with the Honda S800 Race Car on the burner but I think we should pick up the pace this week since we ran just ran the mm-R's.

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 13, 2011

I added the banner contest winner: Speedy24xmax's banner to the front page along with Dan_Zitions's #3 which was the runner up.  Thanks everyone for participating!  I'm really looking forward to next week's race, any suggestions anyone on track/cars, etc?

-SP


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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 13, 2011

Rated-M3 is working on some ideas, but having a few combos set-up in reserve is good planning, so if anyone has some suitable race ideas, please post them.

Congratulations Speedy24xmax and Dan!

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 13, 2011

Dan_Zitions wrote:

I wasn't quite there yesterday. Maybe 80%.

I did find out just how far off I am from being half way decent, let alone good.

Heck, at least the prize money goes up a notch...

You see, this is where on-line racing shines. It lets everyone know where their deficiencies and strengths are. It makes drivers pick up their game and get better. And the better you are, the more fun you have because you are more relaxed. On-line racing experience is a win-win-win. It's healthier for everyone (and the pay is good, too). If you aren't there, then where are you?

I'll try again next week if you'll have me.  

It seems really laid back and quiet...which I'm not.

I get rather uncomfortable and un-nerved by that actually.

Hopefully I'm not being too distracting or ticking anyone off.

(...please let me know if I am, BTW, I don't always realize it...)

Everybody (who races fairly and follows the rules) is welcome to join in.

This is what will make the GT forum a great place to find races again!

The longer races will really, really help you to improve over just doing short sprints, too. The first ten to fifteen minutes of a longer race allows you to settle down and get in a grove. Then you get to work at improving your techniques. Gaining skill to still concentrate when approaching the hour mark can also really pay off. (The more you concentrate on your driving, the quieter the room will be. That's a small price to pay for getting better.)

Some people are chatty during races (it's just a fact of the on-line, social environment among good friends). Some people don't like that because it interferes with their concentration, plus it interferes when people might otherwise ask for advice. I am usually quiet at the best of times, but I've also been known to crack a joke if it gets to be too quiet. However, use your best judgment. If you are in a relatively serious race, then go with the flow and help your fellow drivers and save your conversation for between races. If a race host requests less noise in general, then I am sure most people will help him out, too.

The one general thing I ask of any driver is to not swear while on-line.

*sigh*

I had dreams I could drive like MastrGT...

But then I woke up...

Thanks to all. It was an honor to be your cannon fodder.

Thank you for coming out to race (instead of weeding the lawn on a nice sunny day or whatever other chore got left undone).

I'm not sure you want to drive like I do, though, so be careful what you wish for.

I hadn't raced on-line with humans for a few months, so I am still pretty rusty and I noticed my reaction time when being close on a bumper is a bit slow. I was struggling to keep pace with PKR_Cipriani and was fortunate enough to have him fall back about eight seconds at the start of the second race, to make me a rabbit. He caught me anyways. Fuji's GT-layout caught me making a few simple mistakes* and those penalties killed my chance to stay with the leaders. *This puny little car was clearly affected by being in a draft, too.

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 14, 2011

Just wanted to thank all of you for taking the time to respond...

The advice you gave is very good, but for a new racer, which I'm not.

In fact I've given that advice to others in days gone by.

I realize you don't know me, nor how well I *could* drive.

But I don't think you understand where I'm coming from.

In December, a chunk of ice came off a roof and nailed the back of my head. 

Since then, GT5 is the only "driving" I have done.

I was traveling across 5 states doing service work...

Now I'm stuck in my living room learning how to speak and type and drive again.

The hardest part is knowing I could run the races better before, but now can't.

My reaction time and cognitive ability is maybe 20-30% of what it was.

If I were a B Spec driver, my Accuracy Bar would be nearly invisible.

I've recovered enough to be "competent", but the reality is I may never fully recover.

Please understand that this doesn't bother me... Life Happens.

I just don't want to wreck someone else because I can't react fast enough.

I'm OK with the fact I may never be the guy who wins again.

I'm OK with just being the comic relief and padding the purse.

It's not about "becoming a better driver"... I already was.

It's about reconnecting myself to myself again.

It's about relearning social etiquette and interaction.

It's about how to handle real time situations in real time.

I asked about conduct because I don't always have control.

I don't always realize where I am, or even what I'm doing.

The most painfully obvious things can be right in front of me...

And I'll drive right into them.

It's not because I'm stupid, or because I'm unskilled.

It's because I now have the brain of a dinosaur...

It takes five minutes for the impulse to travel to my braking foot.

My posts can be very misleading because I've typed them 8 times.

Then they get proof read 3 times, and spell checked another 3.

And after an hour of this, they usually still have mistakes in them...

I'm not asking for sympathy or pity here. That's not my intent.

Not to be rude, but please keep all that for someone who needs it.

( In fact I hate bringing this up. People always start acting differently around me after )

The problem is the potential to ruin someone else's experience.

I just want to make sure I'm not doing that while I try to recover what I can.

Thanks again for your understanding and encouragement.

Even if it's misplaced, it's still good advice.

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 14, 2011

Saturday 6/18/11

3:00 – 5:00PM EDT

Hosted By: M-Tuned

This week, we will be racing in a private lounge. Therefore, you will need to add the host’s PSN ID to your friend list. Please send a friend request to M-Tuned.

RACE SPECS

Car

Honda S800 RSC Race Car ‘68

Maximum Power: 138 hp

Minimum Weight: 660 kg

Tires: Racing Hard

Tuning Restrictions: None

Track Schedule

Pre-Race: Tsukuba Circuit – 10 Laps

Race 1: Tsukuba Circuit – 50 Laps

Post-Race: Open Track

Recommended Post-Race Tracks

Eiger Nordwand Short track

Suzuka East Course

Autumn Ring Min

London

Event Settings

Start Type - Grid Start with False Start Penalty

Grid order – Fastest First

Boost - None

Penalty - None

Grip Reduction - Real

Mechanical Damage - Light

Regulation Settings

No skid force recovery

No active steering

No ASM

Driving line optional

TCS optional

Other Rules

Race clean and courteous.

Minimize contact at all cost.

No short cutting.

HAVE FUN!

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Notes

- This car can be purchased in the Online Car Dealership. It may also be obtained by getting all gold trophies for license IB. If one needs the car, PM Rated-M3 through the forum.

- Play around with the different turbo upgrades. Higher HP does not necessarily mean it’s the best turbo.

- Prizes will be awarded.

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 14, 2011

M3 you have a awesome way of setting up an event... Sushi you picked the right person to host the event I wish everyone of you the bestest of luck....

drive fast , drive hard , let them tires BURN!!!!!!!

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Re: GT Saturdays Weekly Event

Jun 14, 2011

Is there a way to just view the races?? If so I might join the lobby to record all the action but if the room is full Ill back out I dont wanna clog up a open slot

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