I don't think I've ever used the horn , totally forgot about it (all 400 flavours of it - what a weird game detail for PD to push so much )
Congrats on your D2 promotion too!
So glad I made it to the race, had a ton of fun!
I pitted on lap 19, but wish I'd gone in earlier, about the time the leaders did. O well, I haven't thought about pitting since GT4!
Sorry for any incidents I caused, and I know I cut a couple corners, oops, but if penalties were on, it never "caught" me.
Congrats on the promotions!
Thanks Marc and Tim for doing the majority of the work to get this going, totally rad.
I would like to say that the get together at TMReverse couldn’t have been more fun. As coincidents would have it I just ran my other online event at the same track on Sun. and this event was so much more fun. The other event “Pratt & Miller GP” in the Corvette was so intense and then there was this race being of the rubber band powerd variety. It just screamed of close racing for lap after lap. Waffle and T13 gave me the best racing I have ever had online w/ GT5. Low power howe-downs are always the best.
I updated the event post with the results, but copied here:
Watching the replay was really cool. Lefty and T13R basically had a battle for all 30 laps and side by side for most of one lap... And at the start there were two different scrums going on for two entire laps.
Quick Race Report: The start was clean and two different packs emerged after the first turn with WRP001, Hydro and MilleRSVR up front and T13R, Gravitron, LeftyWright and Waffles mixing it up in a 4 way battle just a couple seconds behind. SCBuilder was right behind but pretty much had no room to pass with the 4 wide battle in front of him. After about three laps MilleRSVR dropped back just a bit from the front pack and got in battles with Gravitron and the rest of that second group. WRP001 and Hydro exchanged the lead several times during the first stint up until pit stops with a 7-10 second gap to the pack. Hydro made a surprise move and pitted a little early after lap 14. Looked like the winning strategy when WRP001 emerged from pits after lap 16 trailing Hydro by about 10 seconds and leaving Gravitron in the lead. Gravitron pitted after lap 17 and gave the lead back to Hydro. However, fresher tires really made a difference and WRP001 steadily chipped away at Hydro's lead and caught him at the end of lap 28. Gravitron had the freshest tires of the top 3 and made up ground on both of the front two drivers, but the gap was not small enough to make up the difference and Gravitron ended up in 3rd. WRP001 took the lead from Hydro on lap 29, but Hydro battled back a couple times in the final two laps, pulling right up to the bumper and even alongside, but WRP001's fresher tires helped him hold off the charge and come away with a victory. Hydro finished 2nd a mere 0.613 back and probably led the most laps (not certain). T13R and Lefty basically had a 30 lap battle for 4th and swaps spots too many times to count. T13R finally got a little space on the final lap and took the spot.
Now just have to figure out how to distill 60 minutes of fun into one short video!
EDIT: I just realized you guys let me capture the triple crown this week: Pole Position, Fastest Lap, Race Win! Good day
After the main event, we ran a short 10 lap "Mini Me Shootout" (Mini Cooper @ Autumn Ring Mini). Gravitron took that one going away and wire to wire.
Last edited by WRP001; Sep 15 2011 at 2:00 AM.
That was great fun guys, congrats to WRP001 on the win.
I was happy hanging with the front runners for a couple of laps, but couldn't maintain the pace. I was alone in third for several laps, with Gravitron slowly but surely gaining and then passing me for the position. I hung in forth for quite awhile until I hit the outside wall pretty hard entering the long uphill back straight, which killed my momentum. Lefty and T13R both passed me at that point putting me back to sixth, which is were I finished in the end.
A great clean race guys, can't wait to see the video.
Looking forward to the next one.
Last edited by MilleRSVR; Sep 15 2011 at 5:21 AM.
Here's some pics from the race.
I'm amazed at how close some batttles were.
T13R and Lefty were basically going at it for the first 17 laps.
Great close racing, and somewhat unbelieveable that there were no incidents worth noting.
It speaks volumes of the drivers, and the WRS
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 Hydro; Sep 15 2011 at 2:15 PM. Reason: Bad spelling....Bad Hydro!!
Nice pics, Hydro! BTW, go change your signature to D3 Gold!
Looking forward to Tim's highlights video.
I updated the event post with the images (thumbnail version). The video is uploading... 259 minutes remaining... EDIT: 163 mins remaining...
Last edited by WRP001; Sep 15 2011 at 5:16 PM.
Wouldn't it be cool to attach a custom livery file to these RTR cars to be able to diferentiate the different drivers in some way. Maybe when the pics are grabed someone could run them through Photo shop to add some kind of driver assinement to the cars for the viewer.
In the video it's easier because you see which driver is selected on screen and who is ahead/behind him... so it's pretty clear... stills are tougher.
I'm on it!
I'm somewhat familiar with photoshop
I'll include a tag for each driver from here on in, and I might update this week's race just to see how it works out... now to go back and see who is who
Different colours would be great as well, when it can be done (we actually considered this for the first event, so let's do it after all).
Here is something that I just threw down
I just slamed down some numz and then used "free transform" to rotate and sque the numz. Then I flatend the layers and it was a saveable jpg.
Careful what you wish for Lefty....
I'll create a series-specific graphic, and use it to identify the drivers
Decisions, Decisions Online
**Important: This event has been moved to Tuesday September 20 due to a scheduled PSN/GT5 maintenance period on Wednesday September 21.**
**Date changes are highlighted in red below. The start time has not changed, and will remain at 7 PM PDT (10 PM EDT)**
Disclaimer: This is *NOT* an official GTPlanet or WRS sanctioned event and members are not obligated to take part.
Title: Decisions, Decisions Online
Event: Online adaptation of the GTP_WRS (GT5) Week 28 Event: Decisions, Decisions
Host: GTP_WRP001's Private Lounge
Time: Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 PM PDT (EDT = 10 PM, GMT = Sept 21 at 3:00 AM).
Duration: Approx 90 minutes. 30 minute qualification / 60 minute race (25 laps)
This race is based upon WRS event that provided the inspiration for the 3D3 Racing Series, and we've been dying to run this online race ever since!
The banner above the BMW says it all...
Eligibility for this 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 WRS event offered drivers a selection of 3 different cars. Please see the Car and Tuning Details listed below for this week's race-specific setup.
Car: Any of the 3 Cars Listed Below Can be Used:
Vehicle Specifics Audi:
Standard Clean OLR Rules Apply:
If for some reason you are unable to finish the race and need to stop:
Overall winner and top driver from each division will be sent a prize (prize will be announced at race time).
Last edited by Hydro; Sep 29 2011 at 1:35 PM. Reason: new pics/new video
GTP_MilleRSVR, "Decisions, Decisions Online"
Awesome choice guys, count me in.
I'll have to work on sector 1 though, never did get it right in the WRS event.
Video Highlights from Event #1:
Last edited by WRP001; Sep 29 2011 at 12:52 PM.
Just watched the replay video, very cool.
Lefty and T13R had a great battle going there for quite a few laps. And then the battle for the win the last few laps was awesome too.
Great editing job on the video, well done.
Really well done
I can't tell you how much my heart sank on the last lap when you took turn 2 wide, into the dirt, and recovered still in front I was crushed
"The battle for 4th never ends..." Funny because it was true
September 21 event posted!
What a host! Setting up the event, AND editing the video, amazing!
I was grinning at various points too, thanks for the "What a move, Gravitron!".
Great commentary and concentration on the high points.
Will have to spread that editing duty around (if I can get some capture gear), it must take some time....