I'm not sure what browser you're using, but if you use Google Chrome, click on the picture it gets enlarged in the center of your screen. I just used that as an example to illustrate my point.
Thanks for the post capt. That's somewhat to the point and the facts of what I've been saying, you end up in a car with a wheel and not a ds3. But more to the point those who have used the ds3 are in for a world of difference between the two should they make the final round, including myself. Plus the issue of the dominance of the wheel users verses the ds3 users in the leaderboards was my main issue. As I stated it seemed unbalanced. Also that's a really good pic nice post.
So far as I can tell from what I've read in this thread the only possible unfairness towards DS3 users is likely to occur at the National Finals where contestants are required to use a wheel rather than a standard controller (see GTP_Wizard's answer to my question earlier). If the best gamer users a DS3 they should have an equal chance to go the final round as a wheel user and not be forced to use an unfamiliar peripheral to complete the last video game stage(s) of the competition.
Beyond that there is no other potential for unfairness that I can see, the fact that the majority of people on the leaderboards are using wheels is pure happenstance. They are the top 32 or 250 drivers in the US and most of them just happen to use wheels, that's all it is. If you want to make the leaderboards you have to practice, doesn't matter what input control method you use.
I'm a DS3 user myself, this is my control scheme:
Left Thumbstick = steering
Right Thumbstick = throttle / brake
L2 / R2 (I think) = shifting
I don't have a hope of moving on to the finals, that's a skill thing, but at the time of this post I am:
1:33.876 - 715th in the US
I could do better but I don't care to put in the effort to make it, though I may try and improve my time before it's over as I can see many areas where I can gain time.
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The answer i give is no, as you and everyone has pointed out there is apparently no difference in the two controllers, hence that comment. As they say if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Plus if I give up I'll never win right. Seriously though this has been an interesting forum topic alot of post and alot of opinions. Some good, some bad but sum usefull info don't you agree. Even if the topic offended sum based on the comments posted, probably wheel users thinking that i'm trying to down them for using one, but that wasn't the case. Those who have an opinion posted, those who didn't post well we'll never know, close to 1200 veiws and 100 or so posted some speak some don't.
Wow, really i pizzed you off huh! NOT MY INTENTION if you don't want anymore post just say so. Plus you took that comment out of text. And as for page 8 who cares its a topic in a forum. Do i not have right to hear from people about this topic and their thoughts on the subject regarless of how many pages it takes?
The latest generation seems to have a bad habit of confusing Fame with Infamy. Just because this thread received 1000 views, so what. You still seem like a little baby cying to most people except for a few like-minded of your sidekicks. You've certainly made an impression on this Forum. Should I start calling you muffin?