Open ◆ SNAIL [Spec] Racing - Presented by ButtKicker: Feel What You've Been Missing

Discussion in 'SNAIL Racing League' started by zer05ive, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. hooker4

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    Just want to say to all ROC competitors, good luck tonight and wish I could be there but unfortunately this 12hr shift at work doesnt agree with my snail schedule. Anyway, have fun tonight and floyd make sure you represent d5 and pull off some wins.:sly: But im sure you will give them heck. Snail for life!
     
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  2. rob1nh000d

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    Hey all, is it about 1/2 hour before the race? (not impatient, just wondering) Will someone be posting a room ID#. Thanks for letting me be a part of this.
     
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  3. Wolfsatz

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    March Race of Champions

    Room Number
    1472 - 6118 - 3701 - 4252 - 8382


    ROC Update
    Start Time: Regular SNAIL Time 9:45 PM EST

    So as far as the combos:
    1st Combo

    • Evo Merc @ Nurburgring GP/F - 8 Votes - 10 Laps
    2nd Combo
    • Renault Clio @ Ascari - 6 Votes - 8 Laps
    3rd Combo
    • Renault Sport Megane Trophy Base Model '11
      at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - 8 Laps
    The races will begin with D8 sitting at the pole, then D7 and so on. WC Rinnfah will be slotted behind D4 and in between D3 (my best guesstimate of his pace). Round 2 and 3 will be started with Reverse Grid from previous race. Each race will carry double the point value of a normal race. He whoever who ends with the highest points of the night will be crown the Champion of Champions! Good Luck to everyone.

    If this champion of champions was done with a reverse division grid, it might make it more interesting. D8 folks in the front, D1 in the back, for every race. Make every race 20 minutes and only run 3, 1 of each of the 3 longest standing combo's for the month.

    I'll add to that twist with a, double the point payout for each position from the usual Sunday point system, he who ends the night with the most points is the Champion of Champions for the March Season. Winner gets a hatcake. From somebody.


    So this is the Starting Grid
    deaconblues82
    elsbury2
    rob1nh000d
    singlepaddy
    ExoSphere64
    TEX36
    FloydC3
    CanuckleheadII
    Rinnfah
    Troggy
    Xradkins
    K1utch
    Serge19
    martin20az
    fizzer
     
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  4. ExoSphere64

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    I actually escaped the salt mines on time!! This is going to be epic!
     
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  5. Wolfsatz

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    Warm up laps have begun and there are 9 on grid.


    only 2 left to fill the gird!
     
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  6. Troggy

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    Logging in
     
  7. Wolfsatz

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    7 minutes to start... we are only missing @FloydC3
     
  8. TRL_Importlife

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    Ill take his spot don't want to miss out
    On all the fun:banghead:
     
  9. Wolfsatz

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    we can race for no points... from the back... join in right at 44min

    racers do not mind... join in

    have not heard from him at all.
     
  10. TRL_Importlife

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    Oh ok
    Wait 44mins?
     
  11. Wolfsatz

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    join in now

    brief technicals difficultieswith the host... yikes!
     
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  12. ExoSphere64

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    Heeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrreeeeeee Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Gooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!:gtpflag:
     
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  13. Wolfsatz

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    Boogity Boogity Lets go RAcin!!!!
     
  14. goofytyler

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    Is there any live stream happening
     
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  15. Wolfsatz

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    1st Race Unofficial Results (Nurburgring)
    1st. Martin
    2nd. Klutch
    3rd. Troggy
    4th. Xrad
    5th. Fizzer
    6th. Serge19
    7th. deaconblue
    8th. Exosphere
    9th. Tex36
    10th. Canucklhead
    11th. singlepadd
    12th. robinhood
    13th. elsbury
    14th. Rinnfah (DNF/Disco)

    2nd. Race (Ascari)
    1st. Fizzer
    2nd.Martin
    3rd. K1utch
    4th.serge19
    5th. Canucklehead
    6th. Exosphere
    7th. Xrad
    8th. Troggy
    9th. Tex36
    10th. deaconblues
    11th.singlepaddy
    12th. elsbury (DNF/DISCO)
    13th. Robinhoon (DNF/DISCO)
    14TH. Rinnfah (DNF/DISCO)

    3rd Race (Spa)
    1st. Klutch
    2nd. Martin
    3rd. Fizzer
    4th. Troggy
    5th. Serge19
    6th. Canucklehead
    7th. Rinnfah
    8th. Robinhood
    9th. Exosphere
    10th. singlepaddy
    11th. Xrad
    12th. Tex36
    13th. deconblues
    14th. elsbury (DNF/DISCO)

    FINAL RESULTS:
    martin20az92
    K1utch 90
    fizzer84
    Troggy72
    Serge19 72
    CanuckleheadII 60
    Xradkins58
    ExoSphere6456
    TEX3642
    singlepaddy38
    rob1nh000d36
    deaconblues8234
    Rinnfah32
    elsbury218
    FloydC30

    Congratulations to @martin20az our first SNAIL Champion of Champions!

    NO live streaming for this one. I dont have the technical capabilities for it. I will take pictures we need a videographer for the next one.

    Director's Report
    We had a little delay from technical difficulties, had to restart and left the hosting to Tex. Everyone had a lot of fun and raced pretty clean. A few suffered from discos but most were able to finish without issues. The room lagged at times but not much. It was a great start that should be repeated next month.

    There are some new ideas that were given and will shared here with everyone.

    It would be great to have someone do a livestream of the race. Thanks to everyone that raced!
    Race Hard, Race Clean, Race Snail!
     
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  16. GTP_Nail

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    Livestream please
     
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  17. Dragonwhisky

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    Race Date - Sun Mar 30 2014
    Penalty Rate 50%
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    The Polyphony Digital Gran Turismo 6 Replay Lottery still appears to have the lights off and doors shut. Thankfully. Now, it appears we have some divisions that aren't uploading their replays.

    Below are the results of the 28 incidents the stewards reviewed. Some were invalidated for inaccurate information and some were not reviewable for lack of replays.

    Division 2 - 1 incident on file
    chuyler1
    • Round 3 - Race 2 - Level 2 - 8 points. 2 weeks probation.
    Division 3 - 11 incidents on file
    Ice_Warden
    • Round 1 - Race 2 - Level 2 - 7 points. 2 weeks probation
    fereck
    • Round 3 - Race 1 - Level 3 - 9 points doubled to 18 for probation violation.
    • Round 2 - Race 2 - Level 4 - 16 points doubled to 32 for probation violation.
    • Round 3 - Race 2 - Level 3 - 10 points doubled to 20 for probation violation.
    • 70 points total and 6 weeks probation. This level of driving is not tolerated here.
    tcrash15
    • Round 3 - Race 1 - Level 1 - 4 points. 1 week probation
    Wolfsatz
    • Round 1 - Race 1 - Level 1 - 4 points. 1 week probation.
    Division 6 - 7 incidents on file. The majority of these were tossed out for inaccurate information.
    race_emhard
    • Round 3 - Race 2 - Level 1 - 1 points. 1 week probation.
    Division 7 - 4 incidents on file
    blueninjacivic
    • Round 1 - Race 1 - Level 1 - 4 points halved to 2 for self report. 1 week probation
    CoachMK21
    • Round 1 - Race 1 - Level 2 - 6 points halved to 3 for self report. 2 weeks probation.
    rob1nh000d
    • Round 1 - Race 1 - Level 1 - 4 points. 1 week probation.
    singlepaddy
    • Round 2 - Race 1 - Level 1 - 2 points. 1 week probation
    Division WC1 - 2 incidents on file
    JT84_456
    • Round 2 - Race 2 - Level 3 - 9 points. 3 weeks probation.
    Neovre
    • Round 2 - Race 2 - Level 2 - 8 points halved to 4 for self report. 2 weeks probation.

    These results can be viewed on the SNAIL Steward Review Sheet.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Thanks to JLBowler, Neovre, Oshawa-Joe and tezgm99 for their reviews this week
    Don't forget to claim your $hells for completing reviews.
    :cheers:

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *​

    These changes affect the final standings.
    Full final results can be found here. .@zer05ive & @kcheeb, these adjustments have been made in the director's and results sheets.
    ***If you were penalized and would like further explanation regarding the incident, PM your Division Steward and they will let you know what the stewards saw and our opinions on it.***​
     
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  18. CarCzar

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    Late night practice room open:

    ID: 1472 6399 8451 1927 6554

    New ID: 1472 6118 3830 2742 8179
     
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  19. elsbury2

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    My internet fell offline and I'm still waiting for it to come back up
     
  20. TRL_Importlife

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    Room failed new room number.
    1472 6118 3830 2742 8179
     
  21. Dragonwhisky

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    To @zer05ive , all Hosts, Directors and Scorekeepers,

    I have the following for race laps and qualifying sessions for the April 6th 2014 races;

    Round 1 - 7 laps and 7 minutes qualifying.
    Round 2 - 11 laps and 5 minutes qualifying.
    Round 3 - 7 laps and 7 minutes qualifying.

    If anyone has differing information, please let me know.
     
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  22. JJLopez427

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    Haha I wish I could interpret the word "mañana" literally :D
    But at this moment I can't do anything more than keep practicing and learning from the fastest guys here.
     
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  23. Neovre

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    Racing the black first gen rx7 this weekend in the West Coast Endurance Championship, first time at Buttonwillow but thanks to Snail I have learned to adapt to new tracks quickly. Test day went great today looking forward to the 3 hour night race tomorrow! There's also a very awesome RX-7 FD in the background with a 20B under the hood.
     

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  24. CarCzar

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    Are you running a 13B in that, Neovre?
     
  25. ExoSphere64

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    Inaugural Race of Champions

    All I can say is that I had a fantastic time tonight! This must absolutely, positively be kept going. The Race of Champions was one of the coolest race nights I have ever had. It is pretty intense to look in your mirror and see a GTA finalist stalking you! I got passed several times but it was just so cool to be a part of a clean and calculated pass.

    There was very little time to rest. With a mix of all divisions, no matter where you found yourself on the track, there was someone willing to step into the ring. One minute I was trying not to drown while being surrounded by D1, 2 and 3 drivers and seconds later I was battling it out with the D7 and 8 guys.

    Add in the great twist of doubling the laps made for even more drama to the night. The extended races made for epic chess games since there was more time to plan your attack. Defending early on really took on a much higher level of concentration. It took quite some time for the pack to settle into any kind of a groove and that made for some very intense opening laps!

    Congratulations to all of the drivers that participated tonight. I truly hope that we make this a S.N.A.I.L. tradition. I am honored to have been a part of this round and I think everyone should have a chance to experience this special event!
     
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    Anyone else still up come to. 1472-6118-3701-4252-8382
     
  27. RobbiefromBC

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    Sweet deal! From what I know about Buttonwillow is that it's a really spacious track... no walls, just dirt. LOTS of dirt! Have fun eh?
     
  28. Azure Flare

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    You get to support GTPlanet. So ads will be disabled, and you gain access to The Infield (It contains The Daily Babe Thread and The Daily Hunk Thread, I have contributed to both. ;)), and the GT VIP section.

    And of course, you get the cool badge below your username.

    EDIT: You know whose birthday it is? @Skills.

    Happy birthday! :cheers:
     
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  29. rob1nh000d

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    Congratulations to the Winners of the Race Of Champions. Thanks to S.N.A.I.L tonight for the opportunity to race in the Race of Champions.

    I am beginning to understand how hard it is to swallow disconnection problems as well. In the race where I was doing my personal best I was disconnected. And this was after I did everything I had been told to do by others to minimize this from happening. I cleared my cache, turned off all my in-game notifications, rebooted my modem, turned off anything that might also be using my Internet Connection, and I had upgraded my connection to the fastest speed available. Since that time I think I might have only had about two or three disconnections in any race or practice session. I guess two others got disconnected from that race as well.

    It is SOOOOOO disappointing to have your connection fail during a race. I have not hardly had any disconnections since my upgrade and to have it happen right in my best race was truly a shock. I guess I really need to be ready for the worst at anytime. Maybe it is not a big deal for everyone, but for the rest of you who have had this awful experience, I really feel for you. I hope for everyone that we can find a way to improve this aspect of virtual racing.

    Also a very BIG thanks to @chatva for his jumping right in afterwards and helping me with one of the problems I had in one of the other races. You really made me feel better @chatva. After you explained things to me, and then spent quite a bit of time on several tracks helping me to practice what you explained, I felt like it was possible I could minimize this type of disappointment in the future. I really needed that right then, and it really is an example, not just of one SNAIL helping another (which is awesome) but of a racer seeing when another is down and giving them encouragement and following it up with support. Thank you @chatva.

    Also, thanks to @jobyone and @Nish (sorry --I searched through the driver's list and I think he mentioned he is just joining or just getting back to SNAIL??) for both jumping in and helping me tonight as well with a problem corner I have at Deep Forest and a problem Chicane I have at Apricot Hill.

    Although I sincerely believe that I am almost always partly, if not mostly, responsible for an off involving myself and another driver, and I have a lot to learn about not doing unexpected maneuvers, such as overly early braking, or unexpected racing lines (when someone is close or breathing down my neck), and I have to learn to take a more protected racing line, thanks to the racer, tonight, who explained to me that in a few cases you might have to keep track of who it is best to let pass. (Some people might already feel this way about me.) This was another way that I just could not see outside the box and his insight helped me to see another possibility, feel better, and realize one more part to protecting myself. I think I am beginning to realize the reality of racing having many defensive techniques and skills just as it has many offensive techniques and skills.

    UPDATE: I forgot to thank @CarCzar for his extensive entire track drive-around for several of us SNAILs at Deep Forest. Thanks.

    Is there any chance, that the aliens, have their finger, on the power generator, beneath the surface of the planet, Spock? That is not logical, Captain...:boggled:
     
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  30. zer05ive

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    Thanks! The lineup post has been updated! Btw, has there ever been a post that outlines the length of qualifying sessions based on number of laps in a race or lap times? If so, I'll add it to the first post.