The Weekly 3D3 WRS-based events have moved to the new GTP Weekly Race Series Online Events Forum!
In association with
GT5 Week 15 Online : 16 x 3 Laps in a 4 Door
An Online Race based on a GTP_WRS Time Trial Event
:: Only Open to Qualified GTP_Registered Members ::
:: Members are not obligated to take part ::
December 21, 2011
European Time Slot
3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific
North American Time Slot
10:00 PM Eastern / 7:00 PM Pacific
Click here for full event details and sign-up instructions.
3D3 Racing Information
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Referrals will no longer be accepted for eligibility. Every driver must be in the official GTP_Registry in order to register for one of these events. Run the qualifier and join the registry now.
Last edited by WRP001; Dec 17 2011 at 1:38 PM.
3D3 Racing was started by a few regular WRS drivers that wanted to expand their involvement in live online racing while still committing to and taking part in weekly GTP_WRS events.
To accomplish this goal, 3D3 Racing is going to host semi-regular events, basically a series of spot races, that leverage all the time already invested in offline WRS events. 3D3 Racing will host the online races within a few weeks of the original GTP_WRS event and thus WRS participating drivers will be well prepared for races without much, if any, additional practice time required. Drivers can participate whether or not they participated in the original GTP_WRS event.
Our intent is to have each event mimic as closely as possible the specifications of the original GTP_WRS event. If the original WRS event was held in "Arcade Mode" the online event will be run using cars from the "Online Recommended Garage" which eliminates tuning. If the original WRS event was run in "Practice Mode" the online event will be run using cars from a driver's individual garage which allows tuning (upgrades are restricted per the original WRS event).
Track rules and guidelines from the original WRS event will also be followed as closely as possible. However, 3D3 Racing reserves the right to tweak settings or requirements as needed to match the feel of the original offline event using online physics. E.g. Online physics may require slightly different tire regulations at times, but the standard approach will be to follow exactly the specs of the original event as long as they permit good live online racing.
There will be no points earned from individual events. All races will be independent events so drivers can participate in as many or as few events as they desire. Registration for each event will be limited (usually to 16 drivers) and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. Registration for one event does *NOT* carry over to the next event. See individual event details for specifics and limits which may vary.
Standard Clean OLR Rules apply for all 3D3 Racing events. See individual event details for specifics.
Eligibility for specific 3D3 events may vary. Some events will be open to any driver on GTPlanet while other events will be restricted to qualified GTP_Registered members only. Most events will use a hybrid system where GTP_Registered members plus referred drivers are eligible. A registry member can make a referral for an event by simply including other drivers PSN IDs with their own registration request in the thread. To guarantee eligibility for all 3D3 events, run the GTP_Registry qualifier and join the registry now (and try the WRS while you are at it... you won't regret it ).
NOTE: Starting with the December 21, 2011 event referrals will no longer be accepted for eligibility. Every driver must be in the official GTP_Registry in order to register for one of these events.
Drivers are welcome to sign up for both EU and NA events. If more than 16 driver sign up we will split the event into two rooms and run them simultaneously.
Most events will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (EU Time Slot) and 10:00 PM Eastern Time (NA Time Slot). We understand the time and hosting option for these event will not allow every WRS driver to take part. All 3D3 Racing stewards live in North America and unfortunately creating an event that meets everyone's schedule is not possible.
3D3 Lounge Specifics
3D3 Racing will hold all regular races and all practices in the GTP_3D3Racing lounge. All drivers listed in the 3D3 Racing Driver Registry need to be on the PSN friends list of this account to gain access to the lounge. If you want to take part in any of the events you will need to send a friend request via PSN to GTP_3D3Racing.
In addition to hosting official events, the dedicated lounge will serve as a "community resource" for 3D3 drivers. A common area where members can come and go as they please any time there isn't an official event scheduled*. Drivers are encouraged to post in this thread that they are joining (or planning to join) the lounge, but posting is not required. If you are online in GT5 and you see drivers in the lounge you can assume you are welcome to join and if you are the first to enter the lounge you implicitly agree that other 3D3 drivers can join you. Every driver has their own lounge for private use so 3D3's community lounge will always have a welcome mat outside the front door for other 3D3 drivers.
*The lounge is open 24/7, but please vacate the lounge 60 minutes prior to any officially scheduled event. If you are in the lounge when an event starts you will be asked to leave and return so an approved 3D3 host can become the official host of the event. This will prevent any unforeseen network issues as 3D3 hosts have approved NAT 1 connections.
If you are the first driver in the lounge for a practice session, you will need to setup the room to match the event. Here's the standard settings we always use for practice sessions:
Course SettingsGood Luck,
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WRS-Based Event / Winners (Clink event name for full results and highlights)
Sept 14, 2011 . Mountaineering ....... GTP_WRP001 (NA)
Sept 20, 2011 . Decisions, Decisions . GTP_CSL (NA)
Sept 28, 2011 . Gettin' Groceries .... GTP_MadMax86 (NA) | GTP_MadMax86 (EU)
Oct 5, 2011 ... Cruisin' Monaco ...... GTP_CSL (NA) | GTP_Vagabond (EU)
Oct 12, 2011 .. British Invasion ..... GTP_MadMax86 (NA) | GTP_Markyboy (EU)
Oct 19, 2011 .. Weds Forest .......... GTP_WRP001 (NA1) | GTP_Hydro (NA2) | GTP_Markyboy (EU)
Oct 26, 2011 .. As
Nov 2, 2011 ... Tsukuba 500 Sprints .. GTP_Vagabond (NA) | GTP_cicua (EU)
Nov 9, 2011 ... Rock the KazSpa ...... GTP_CSL (NA) | GTP_w-g-e (EU)
Nov 16, 2011 .. Roman Holiday ........ GTP_Speedy6543 (NA) | GTP_w-g-e (EU)
Nov 23, 2011 .. EDK Goes to Laguna ... GTP_WRP001 (NA) | GTP_MadMax86 (EU)
Nov 30, 2011 .. Cape Fear ............ GTP_dsgerbc (NA) | GTP_CSL (EU)
Dec 7, 2011 ... NASCAR (WRS Style) ... GTP_dsgerbc (NA) | GTP_w-g-e (EU)
Dec 14, 2011 .. Hyper-Dan's Holiday .. GTP_Hydro (NA) | GTP_Speedy6543 (EU)
Wins by Driver
Last edited by Speedy6543; May 25 2012 at 10:53 AM. Reason: My flag on my second win. :sly:
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GTP_cicua ........ ... Simon3D3 Driver Referrals
GTP_SCBuilder .... ... Thos
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Disclaimer: This is *NOT* an official GTPlanet or WRS sanctioned event and members are not obligated to take part.
Title: Mountaneering Online
Event: Online adaptation of the GTP_WRS (GT5) Week 27 Event: Mountaineering 101
Host: GTP_WRP001's Private Lounge
Time: Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM PDT (GMT = Sept 15 at 3:00 AM).
Duration: Appx 90 minutes. 30 minute qualification / 60 minute race (30 laps)
Eligibility for this inaugural 3D3 event will include GTP_Registered members plus referred drivers. A registry member can make a referral for this event by simply including other drivers PSN IDs with their own registration request in this thread. To guarantee eligibility for all 3D3 events run the GTP_Registry qualifier and join the registry now.
If for some reason, after you register for the event, you are unable to attend the race please send a PM to one of the 3D3 racing stewards or post in the thread so we can update the registration list and make the spot available to another driver. This particular GTP_WRS event was held in Arcade Mode therefore the car used for the online race is from the "Recommended Garage" section. You cannot use and do not need this car in your personal garage. Tuning will not be a factor in this event except for "In Event Tuning" for ABS, Brake Balance, etc.
Course & Car Settings
Standard Clean OLR Rules Apply:
If for some reason you are unable to finish the race and need to stop:
Overall winner will be sent a prize (prize will be announced at race time).
Obviously, with racing this tight, some rubbing was expected....the few last pics tell it all
After the first couple of laps, a 3 way battle for the lead ensued for several laps.
But the 4 way battle behind that was far more exciting to watch, especially as it lasted for 7-8 laps with all 4 drivers in a ridiculously tight group. I really didn't think it was possible to run this close online for so many laps.
But the battle of the night easily goes to T13R and Lefty These two were just amazing to watch in the replay.
Of course, that kind of close racing comes with a few scratches
Fortunately T13R's pit crew was, well, Magical
Last edited by WRP001; Nov 23 2011 at 5:41 PM. Reason: Moving first event post to create room for organization.
This is a brilliant idea, been thinking about suggesting something like this since I re-joined the WRS, only thing is its a little out of my time slot what with it being 3am on a week night, how about a european sub-division of 3D3 Racing?!!
GTP_MilleRSVR Mountaineering Online
Sign me up please. I think this is how it's done.
Last edited by WRP001; Nov 23 2011 at 5:37 PM. Reason: Posts Merged for Thread Cleanup
We could ask drivers without an official WRS time to run some offline laps per original specs and just post their time, but is it really worth it? We want to encourage participation and not discourage it.
Let's discuss as I'm open to suggestions. Idea... *if* we only get drivers registered in this first event who ran the WRS event we can use Lefty's pre-quali idea just this week and just have a quick 15 minute practice and jump right into the race. *if* we get other drivers registered we'll wait to see what we can come up with for later weeks.
Edit1: Lefty... Are you registering for the event? (I'm assuming yes ). I wasn't sure from your post if you were just making suggestions or if you wanted to take part in our first event, but I did add you to the list.
Edit 2: To answer Lefty's follow up... There are WRS events that we won't be able to replicate online or may not translate well, but there are also plenty of historical WRS events that we can fall back on in those weeks that will work online well. Plus, we are not necessarily going to do this each and every week... just semi-regular if it even catches on and there is enough interest which is still an open question at the moment.
If there were a couple volunteer hosts/stewards that would like to minimize admin time and just piggy-back on these events, e.g. host identical events but at 7:00 PM London Time on Wednesday nights, I'd be more than willing to manage the registration process here in the thread.
However that sub-division would have to stick to the exact same events/rules as we don't want to confuse the OP. I could just maintain two driver registration lists per event and note the two times and hosts. The Euro stewards would be responsible to recruit their drivers, manage their own PSN friends list and manage the live events themselves. It's all for fun, nothing official and no "points" so hopefully hosting the races themselves isn't a big effort.
On the other hand if the Euro sub-division wanted their own rules or choice of events anyone is of course free to start their own thread.
That's my opinion, not sure about the other 3D3 stewards.
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Nice to see you MilleRSVR
Glad to have you in the event!
We ran a test race last night, and it was a blast.
That's exactly what we were thinking as well.
We all spend so much time fine tuning our WRS event runs, so why not hold a race when it's done?
Tying in WRS times as qualifying times would be very cool, I'm not sure if it is possible, but I will definitely look into it.
Great to see you here
--We have run a few test races, and quite a bit of paint was "traded"
What would be the best time for the event? 7pm London time?
The event would be run with the exact same rules , and registration setup as the North American time slot.
I'll definitely look into setting it up if drivers are interested
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EDIT: Lefty confirmed he can make a 7 pm PST start this upcoming Wednesday so I'll move the first event also. Now let's get some more east coasters signed up!
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Do you think it would be worth mentioning something in week 31's thread to see what interest we get?
You'd have to work out with Hydro the UK sub-division timing as I certainly won't be available to take part or host any of those events. Anyway running the Euro event is dependent on getting some interested drivers (as is the original events). Right now we're not exactly getting inundated with registrations even after moving it to 7:00 PM.
East Canaan, CT USA
Sounds like a fun time and well organized too.
Thanks for the invite guys but even at 7 PM it's still too late for me.
Response to the other thread. I wouldn't be able to do this Wednesday, I have commitments to Football that night But any other night I'd try to get involved.
This is how I thought the OMRS would have done their events so I'm down w/ this. Playing off all the hard work that we do every week and taking it online just gives all that work a greater purpose. Now we can trade paint
I haven't read all the reg's just yet but I hope it tries to make these events purest correct in that you have to use the car just the way the WRS event was held and the time that was presented for the WRS event should be taken as the drivers quali time. If the driver didn't present a time for the WRS event the driver could do their quali before the race.
This should get popular just because of the obvious extension of the prior WRS event. It makes sence to tie the quali time to the WRS event because anyone who had to quali on race day would never get as good a quali time as the certified WRS time. I'm thinking that the WRS would get a bounce as well.
Just goin for the obvious w/ this tid bit, I don't know if we will ever be able to run online for the snow or the dirt because of the unbleveable amount of dust or snow that is thrown up and no way to dial it down would mean that the compo would always be done on asphalt. IMO
Yah I'm sighning up
I was using the WRS events to give a true certification to the capabilities of the competitors when your trying to grid the events, given the chance that the connection to the WRS would give you a jazed up entrant base who just fell in love w/ a selected combo and now they can bump uglyz w/ others of the same profeciency.
I still think that linking the two together makes a perfect fit and adds more importance to showing up for the weekleys because you don't know what recent track combo could get picked for your online race.
I think it would be cool having different regions run the WRS combos online. Each region could have it's own champion and then we could have the first WRS online combo playoffs and maybe some kind of an online world champion. I'll bet there could be 5 - 8 different regions. No. America, So. America, Australia, Uk, Europe, Asia.... etc
I'm also thinking that the combos should be kept timely as in no more then 2 weeks past the expiration of its off line event.
The Trial Mountain race will be a Fn hoot, those cars are so rubber band powerd that it should be some close racing and a lot of drafting.
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As we progress, we will be doing our best to keep the event tied to the WRS events running currently.
The Idea being that the race is on the Wednesday following the Monday WRS deadline.
For starters though, we are running a few (recent) past events to make sure there is a demand for the online races.
Going Global (in a regional way) would require quite a bit of interest / participation, so by all means, encourage anyone you would like to join as well.
See you online Wednesday Lefty!
Exactly what we are thinking as well.
The first event should be a blast
@All: if we have 8 or fewer drivers (which looks likely) I'm going to enable mics for this first 3D3 event. That way we'll have easier communication for any questions/issues and can also use them after the race for any feedback/recap. Please mute and/or turn off mics once the race starts at 7:30 PM PST. If you don't have a mic then a keyboard will certainly suffice. I'm pretty sure only the stewards will need to use the mics anyway. You can type a message during the race (say if you have to drop out or whatever), but don't type too many as it gets distracting. (right Hydro!).
The lounge will be open at 7:00 PST sharp (don't join before then or you might default to the host!). Basically if you show up a couple minutes early just make sure I'm already in there before confirming. Once you enter grab your Peugeot 207 GTi '07 in your favorite color (I call black). It should be the only car available and from the "Recommended Garage". You can then set driving options (driving line, tires, etc). Be sure to set your tires to Sports Hard (not sure if that's the default, but restrictions won't let you install anything softer). Hit the track whenever you are ready. As long as you join the room by 7:30 PM PST you'll get into the grid so don't worry if you are running a little late. You might sacrifice starting spot if you don't get on to run some quali laps, but might not really matter in this combo with drafting anyway and without a full grid.
You won't be able to use the car setup section since this car is from the recommended garage. However, you can adjust "in race options" once you are on the track like you can with offline WRS events (to adjust ABS, BB, etc). Note that the "in event options" will reset to their default values once the race starts so if you have a BB you prefer you'll have to set it again at the start of lap 1 again (what a pain). FYI, I'm pretty sure I was running 6/9 BB, TCS OFF and ABS 1 on this combo offline in WRS... not sure what will be optimal with online physics and tire wear/fuel consumption ON, but I'll start practice/quali with that setting.
During practice you might want to make sure you practice pit lane entry once if you haven't done it before. In fact I don't think I've used the pits with this car/track so need the practice myself as I'm not sure where the entry is. I suspect you'll need to pit at some point during the 30-lap event for tires, but who knows with this low power and fairly hard compound. Damage is set to light so the car should repair itself after a few moments without a pit stop.
Remember penalties are on (but weak) so if you cut a corner you'll not be able to apply power for a few seconds... believe me you don't want that with this low powered car! PD decides the rules for penalties and it won't exactly match WRS, but if you stick to WRS rules you'll be safe as they are more restrictive. Not sure how the system handles penalties for bumps, etc... but we'll find out.
From testing it's pretty easy to catch up with this car in the draft, but it's not as easy to execute a pass. As soon as you are out of slipstream the car will bog down and side by side racing will ensue. The last sector your time will be killed if you get side by side before the final straight... so I would recommend drafting until final straight and trying to pull it off there. Or just working together to get some breathing room from behind or catch up to the front runners... Bump draft away as long as you keep the speed differential reasonable it shouldn't damage either car. 30 laps is a long time so don't need to rush too fast to pass.
Finally, this is our first event and we're all in it for fun so let's just have an enjoyable race and keep it as friendly as possible. Personally, I don't care if I win as long as Hydro and Gravitron don't
I suspect some of us will stick around after the race (~8:30 PM) and run another impromptu short shootout or something. I think Gravitron wants a rematch of the Mini Me event from our testing session last week so that's one option if time/energy permits. Of course you aren't obligated and feel free to jump off after the "main event".
Got a referral racer on the grid. PSN ID = GTP_SCBuilder
He hasn't run the GTP_WRS qualifier yet, but is planning on it in the near future. He'll be my guest for the race. He definitely hasn't run as many laps as we have on this combo!
Hi guys, just been doing some practice laps in my private lobby. The track seems slicker than the offline version, which is typical. I did 30 laps with one stop for tires, was thinking maybe two stops. This thing eats fronts if pushed hard. Should be interesting to see the pit strategies used.
See ya tomorrow.