08-20-2012 12:34 AM - edited 08-30-2013 12:34 PM
Monday Night Racing is a series of scheduled races designed to help introduce the broader forum membership to some PlayStation MVPs, moderators, and maybe a few special guests, who like racing in Gran Turismo 5 or any other appropriate racing simulator (for now, we will use GT). Think of it as a social gathering, too, so chat headsets are welcomed, to keep communicating efficient.
Monday Night Racing will be an ideal event for someone who has not yet raced on-line before or for any GT fans who needs good drivers to challenge themselves, too. The bar-to-entry will be kept as low as possible, so please join in expecting to have fun while racing cleanly. We will be experiencing as much different content, including new DLC, features and updates of GT as possible, so these events will also help you to learn about GT, to keep actively racing in it, and to meet new racing friends.
The posted time range is for two hours, but some nights it carries on for a while longer, so you have a fairly broad time frame in which to join in on the fun.
Please read all of this post, and the next one, for instructions and tips.
To keep the racing organisation simple and to ensure that a broad range of cars are always used, the weekly events will be a series of general performance ranges escalating through the month (see table below). This will help to keep the racing open for players of all abilities, just so long as you keep within your own capabilities, you stay in your best behaviour, you race fairly and keep it fun for everyone.
Please be sure to know GT5 well enough, so that you don't hold up the racing because, quite frankly, the more you fiddle, the less we race.
Weekly race details will be in the next post and the event calendar. Usually, these will be posted around Fridays, give or take a bit, as needed.
Keeping In Touch:
There are numerous ways of keeping track of updates for this event:
Time: 8PM - 10PM Eastern Time (longer is more common, and please be on time for the first start)
Races: usually there will be 3-4 races per hour of ~15-20 minutes each
|1st wk||smaller street cars|
|2nd wk||smaller tuned or race cars|
|3rd wk||bigger street cars|
|4th wk||bigger tuned or race cars|
|5th wk||something random or specific, including some DLC|
A room number will be announced in the post below after the lobby is created. This way everyone can easily find the weekly group without using up your friend slots. However, only so many can fit into a lobby, so please either be patient getting in or don't hog the room if it is always full because others may be wanting to race, too. Disconnections can be a problem by losing room numbers, though, but we will just have to deal with them the best we can.
Room Number Instructions:
- in GT5, go to Open Lobbies
- scroll down to the round button beside "Create New" lobby and click it
- click the "Specify Room Number" button and enter the long room number given in the race announcement post
This allows you to enter the correct room, if there still is room for more players.
You can also follow a friend into the room through that player's "coffee cup".
General Racing Rules:
- use normal on-line clean racing etiquette and keep contact to a minimum
- if you mess up someone's race, give them their spot back ahead of you
- keep two inside wheels on the track at all times
- no shortcuting or other bad behaviour, including foul language
- when re-entering the race course after an accident, give approaching cars the right-of-way
Drop by the GT forum, too, and meet the fans who play this fun racing simulator often.
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08-20-2012 12:35 AM - edited 12-18-2013 10:25 PM
Monday Night Racing Weekly Details
The next car we will use will cost a few credits, but the concession for buying that means we will not be tuning it, to save spending even more on it. After a few laps, the car actually gave me a faster lap time untunded anyway, so it is no loss.
The lobby usually opens between 7:30-7:45 (Eastern) and racing will start at 8, so please be early and ready to race.
|Date||Monday, December 23th|
|Time||8 PM - 10 PM, Eastern (or later, depending on interest)
Please get your car ready before you enter the lobby, so that you don't slow down the starts!
Amuse NISMO 380 RS Super Leggera
|Max. Horse Power||-|
|Min. Weight (Kg)||-|
|Tires - maximum||Sports Softs|
|Tire Wear & Fuel||Normal|
|Drafting / Grip||Weak / Real|
|Weather = *||N/A|
|Time Progress = #||
The room number will be added to this post after the lobby is created.
Room Number: 1472-6118-????
08-20-2012 07:43 AM
Since your event is between 8-9PM, I should be able to join you. I will be leaving the event immediately after 9:00 PM Eastern to host the weekly Monday BPC casual race in my lounge.
See you then.
08-20-2012 08:23 AM - edited 08-20-2012 08:25 AM
08-20-2012 03:26 PM
I will try to make it, but the time may be a bit early as I get off work at 5:30 PST 8:30 EST and that is when it has already started. Perhaps if you started 10 Eastern then more people like me from the west can make it without having to drive at mach one home
08-20-2012 04:21 PM
This is an experiment to find out when people can race. Maybe, if there is enough support, we can race longer, so check when you get home.
If players can or prefer to race later, then the schedule can be changed, or we can alternate start times.
It all depends an the amount of support this event gets.
08-20-2012 07:26 PM - edited 08-20-2012 07:29 PM
I just saw this event today. Would have attended, but I upgraded my Racing Station to the Black Diamond Edition Racing Station by SWERV_GRIFFIN Enterprises, and am assembling the new Racing Station as I type this post.
Maybe I can attend this Event next week.
Pics of the upgraded rig to follow in the Driving Rig Thread
08-21-2012 06:16 AM
I havn't raced online for 10 months. But I'll make an effort to be there next time. It looks like moving the time back an hour might work for some. And that is fine for me as I am in Los Alamos.