07-13-2012 11:11 AM
NYN makes some good points.
last year they did a GT Academy commemorative event that mirrored the custom track and car used in the semi-finals for Europe and gave us a seasonal TT to pretend like we were participaiting in their event. That was a good celebration IMO.
but this year it is an event that only includes those who already took part in the competition.
we already know how crappy the leaf is, it's the REST of the players who need to still see it for themselves
not only that, but the fact that the DLC leaf can't be used is just an oversight that is very similar to the typical "too obvious for us" mistakes that they make.
Native, just keep in mind they usually don't blunder like this on purpose, but due to an inability to realize that it will be a blunder. It would almost be innocently cute if it weren't so aggrivating
07-13-2012 11:57 AM
07-13-2012 12:09 PM
Shame this event is only for those that were awarded the car from the GT Academy. Now GT5 is starting to exclude it's own players if they didn't achieve certain results in another game.
Remember when i posted this:Re: Top 10 most wanted GT5 updates
06-18-2012 10:33 AM
With the new track that would be great if PD gives us more A-spec & B-spec offline event. That's what they should have done with SPA... If the track's a DLC then when you buy the DLC you get the events. I bought SPA and there's nothing to do on this track when your not online
And you answer me:
As far as I can tell, PD does not want to add off-line content because it will make two classes of GT5 players - those who can get the new content and those who can't.
I don't know what difference that makes to them, but that's how it looks.
Looks like PD is doing just that... Two class of GT5 players... Those who made GTA 2012 and those who didn't.
I don't want to start a feud over this, but my point is that i bought the DLC and should be able to do something offline with that DLC.
By the way Master i understood your answer but today when i saw this (see above) i just wanted to bring up that point.
07-13-2012 12:19 PM
07-13-2012 01:49 PM
So you are using a gasoline powered PS3?
You are right in that gasoline has some advantages. However, one major disadvantage is that the primary source of polution is the car itself. In the case of electriciy, the primary source of pollution is the power plant. This makes electric cars much better suited for high density traffic areas, since you can locate the power plant outside of the city where it will not add to the problem. And the poor range of electric cars is not as big an issue in the cities. And given that most people live in or near major cities, I expect that the electric car will eventually win out.
The trouble is, you may not see it coming because electric cars are very very quiet. SDB
07-13-2012 02:00 PM
One other advantage that gets overlooked is that car owners can make their own energy for electric and diesel powered cars, but it is nearly impossible to do that for gasoline powered cars. Apparently, diesel engines are not popular here because of the way US roads get paid for with taxes. Better fuel mileage means less tax income to pay for better roads. Sort of self-defeating.
You also have to take the whole production and usage processes into account, too. For example, coal power can be more easily controlled with exhaust scrubbers, so coal isn't necessarily all that dirty. Coal can be replaced with cleaner natural gas supplies when the price advantage is in its favour, too.
07-13-2012 02:01 PM
my problem with it is that it is part of a planned agenda to depopulate the rural areas and get everyone into large compacted cities... so yea if you follow their agenda you'll be fine.
you'll also be living in an apartment this size...
the "agenda" is called UN Agenda 21 and it is being implemented without public debate.
07-13-2012 02:09 PM - edited 07-13-2012 02:13 PM
The trouble is, you may not see it coming because electric cars are very very quiet.
There is some talk about making electric cars more pedestrian-friendly by adding sound effects, which may become like ring-tones.
I want my Leaf to sound like a 1960's UFO. You know like the Jetsons "putt-putt-putt-putt...:
Think we could get PD to do it? Could be a new collectable like horns...
07-13-2012 02:13 PM
For example, coal power can be more easily controlled with exhaust scrubbers, so coal isn't necessarily all that dirty. Coal can be replaced with cleaner natural gas supplies when the price advantage is in its favour, too.
yes coal is virtually 100% clean now, exhausting almost nothing except steam from smokestacks of coal plants.
but the contradiction lies in the way that propaganda is placed in our various avenues of life...
coal plants are clean, but they are used on movies warning that loads of CO2 will ruin our planet even though those smokestacks don't put out CO2 per se. doesn't matter, you see a huge smokestack (steamstack if you will) and you get scared. (the public that is)
then part of the global agenda to "green" the planet up, is to force inustrialized countries to cease construction of new coal plants while allowing China to build dozens of them per year to meet their demand. If we need all this electricity to fuel our cars and that is the "wave of the future", then why are the powers that be trying to keep us away from coal? Where we going to get all that electricity?
their leveling everyone out globally, and that does not mean lifting the 3rd world up to our standards.
it means bringing us down to theirs.
at least the copenhagen treaty was defeated partially because 3rd world nations realized the sham, and also because of the Climate-Gate scandal erupting around the time of the summit. It unearthed the fact that most of the climate change stats and figures, including the stat that "most scientists agree" were fabricated by a particular university and worked with world bodies to make sure that anyone who challenged their statements was shut out of jobs in the industry and their jobs sabotaged.
There is a lot more going on here than mere innovation to try and bring about better technology. There's always a REASON why things are pushed and when you see a coordinated effort especially by western media outlets and governments, it shows a very well planned agenda.
Hint: The people creating the agenda are NOT thinking of your best interests, even if tthere are some positives to adopting their ideas. You can bet there are some negatives that they will never tell you about. Then when someone comes along to tell you about them, there are a bunch of labels to place on those people. "Denier!" "Kook" "Tinfoil hat!"
Keep an open mind people, and I will do the same. So basically, I'm not against electric per se, just don't want to go along with their agenda (21).
oh, and polar bears can swim.
07-13-2012 03:17 PM
Back to the Leaf. I liked the Leaf. I like driving low powered cars. Yes I can handle the Ferrari F1 too. I felt these events were like a trophy for completing the GT acadamy. Since I get no other trophies I was honored.
Racing is not always about having a highpowered "scary" car. Lots of SCCA and indoor karting drivers go to events and just drive what they can afford. If you have someone else to race in your class it is still lots of fun. Driving low powered cars helps train (or re -train) you about the importance of driving the correct line. Good events. Thanks PD.