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. Nicktune

    Nicktune Premium

    Messages:
    1,174
    Location:
    Canada
    I wish the best of luck for the Canadians in the upcoming GT Academy. :cheers:
     
  2. RobbiefromBC

    RobbiefromBC

    Messages:
    1,430
    Location:
    Canada
    I'll be ineligible to make nationals if I actually am good enough, but I'll give 'er a shot!
     
  3. aliengamer25

    aliengamer25

    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    United States
    Better practice that Miata, I'm not letting you get a third one on me lol :mad:
     
  4. zer05ive

    zer05ive Premium

    Messages:
    5,712
    Location:
    United States
    April 20th, 2014 lineup
    banners by @Troggy


    ROUND ONE
    Toyota 2000GT '67
    (???HP / PP ???) (Sports Hard tires)
    at Apricot Hill Raceway - Forward
    6 laps (6 minutes of qualifying)

    photo by ???


    ROUND TWO
    2000 Mazda Roadster Touring Car
    (214HP / PP 471) (Racing Hard tires)
    at Tsukuba Circuit
    11 laps (5 minutes of qualifying)
    [​IMG]
    photo by @Wolfsatz


    ROUND THREE
    Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Base Model '13
    (???HP / PP ???) (Racing Medium tires)
    at Indianapolis Road Course
    ? laps (? minutes of qualifying)

    photo by ???
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
    intoflatlines likes this.
  5. malachi666

    malachi666

    Messages:
    100
    Location:
    Canada
    I was just wondering if there was a formal application to join this group. I posted above that I was interested in joining, is there a next step? Sorry, but I am excited.
     
    zer05ive and TEX36 like this.
  6. malachi666

    malachi666

    Messages:
    100
    Location:
    Canada
    Also, one other question. What if you do not have one of the three cars in the three rounds. Can you still participate in the other two rounds?
     
  7. aliengamer25

    aliengamer25

    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    United States
    They may have over looked your post
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
  8. Skills

    Skills Premium

    Messages:
    1,124
    Location:
    United States
    @malachi666,
    Thanks for your interest!
    We would love to have you in the league. Here's what you need to know and do in order to join:

    We run a clean league by enforcing a strict penalty system based on the S.N.A.I.L. OLR (which is a modified version of the GTP OLR). We also expect all of our drivers to know and follow The Good Racecraft Guide.
    Please become versed in both if you aren't already. Once that is complete, please follow the steps below to complete your entry into the league:

    1. You take the S.N.A.I.L. OLR and Racecraft Test

    2. You run the Time Trial and submit your information by 23:59 EST on Saturday night if you want to race this Sunday.

    3. @JLBowler PM's you with your assigned Division that we feel will give you the closest competition. You will be added to the drivers list.

    4. The Race Director or Primary Host from the corresponding SNAIL Division will send you a PSN friend request. Sunday night you will need to sort the online lobbies by friends and join the lobby named 'snailracing.org Division_(x) based off your Division placement from JLBowler. That lobby will be where you race Sunday.

    5. You drive fast and clean on Sunday :tup:

    The original post has everything you need to know about what to expect on Sunday night and what you will need to have completed in order to be competitive. If you have any questions, please feel free to post your question on the thread.

    If you have a preference for car/wheel colour and racing number, please follow the instruction contained here.
    To avoid duplication, the currently claimed combinations can be found here.

    During the week we run a number of different events, we encourage all SNAILs to join as many as possible.

    Welcome to S.N.A.I.L. :cheers:
     
    Nish, malachi666 and intoflatlines like this.
  9. intoflatlines

    intoflatlines

    Messages:
    813
    Location:
    United States
    1472-6118-3787-3246-4380
     
  10. RobbiefromBC

    RobbiefromBC

    Messages:
    1,430
    Location:
    Canada
    Got some potential banner pics! Hope ya like 'em!
     

    Attached Files:

    zer05ive, Mark II, KTR5 and 3 others like this.
  11. shmibal_GT

    shmibal_GT

    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    United States
    The first GTR pic! :bowdown::O:drool:
     
    RobbiefromBC likes this.
  12. JLBowler

    JLBowler Premium

    Messages:
    6,706
    Location:
    United States
    Unfortunately, you are allowed to modify and tune your car in these ways. PD didn't give us the ability to regulate these items so they are allowed in a tuning prohibited spec racing series. Thank you PD for not giving us the proper tools to enforce the rules.
     
  13. jobyone

    jobyone Premium

    Messages:
    3,558
    Location:
    United States
    This and the 2000gt make me wish there was a classic SNAIL event. Only cars prior to 1980:)
     
    USERID_77a23 and nmcp1 like this.
  14. nmcp1

    nmcp1

    Messages:
    2,563
    Location:
    United States
    Upgrade Time!

    Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Wireless router.

    Nighthawk.jpg


    Spent the evening getting this bad boy installed. Let's hope this clears up my lag issues!

    Speed test after install.

    Local server:

    [​IMG]

    West coast server:

    [​IMG]
     
    Kgffy, LeoStrop, serge19 and 4 others like this.
  15. scca_ziptie

    scca_ziptie

    Messages:
    810
    Location:
    United States
    Fun first "real" stint with some of you guys online today, bummed I froze when starting the last race and more than likely lost the entire room.

    Catch you tomorrow....

    See what I did there? Haha.

    Don
     
    Mark II, zer05ive, joe_diben and 5 others like this.
  16. aliengamer25

    aliengamer25

    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    United States
    Hope to see you in official practice in the red room tommorow night, we had a decent battle tonight. :mad:
     
    scca_ziptie likes this.
  17. scca_ziptie

    scca_ziptie

    Messages:
    810
    Location:
    United States
    I will be there sir, and it was fun!
     
  18. aliengamer25

    aliengamer25

    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    United States
    Alrighty then 9:30 EST Thursday night
     
    scca_ziptie likes this.
  19. fastfox400

    fastfox400

    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    United States
    I'll be there also..
     
    scca_ziptie likes this.
  20. aliengamer25

    aliengamer25

    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    United States
    Sweet the more the merrier, hope we pack a full room
     
  21. slammed180

    slammed180

    Messages:
    69
    So is frowned upon in S.N.A.I.L? Or are they generally accepted?
     
  22. ATLskydiver

    ATLskydiver

    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    United States
    The chassis and brake balance changes are made by a bunch of people. You should do anything you can within your power to be the fastest within the official rules (and with good racecraft of course). I personally don't usually mess with those unless I've already played with the car a lot to know for sure that I'm getting a benefit.
     
    slammed180 likes this.
  23. aliengamer25

    aliengamer25

    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    United States
    Pretty much both, but some use the brake bias to alter the handling a bit to make the car driveable. But the ones with real talent and speed don't nescessarily have to use this because we find a way to make it work.
     
    USERID_77a23 and slammed180 like this.
  24. zer05ive

    zer05ive Premium

    Messages:
    5,712
    Location:
    United States
    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait until the next race! :cheers:
     
    KTR5 likes this.
  25. RobbiefromBC

    RobbiefromBC

    Messages:
    1,430
    Location:
    Canada
    @slammed180 Most of us don't really care... Well I don't at least. In reality, spec classes have the ability to change brake bias freely, so I don't see a big deal in reconfiguring your bias

    Edit: Ninja'd
     
    slammed180 likes this.
  26. zer05ive

    zer05ive Premium

    Messages:
    5,712
    Location:
    United States
    Lineup updated. Thanks!

    That gif was just for a laugh. I don't really think we should have fish saliva flying all over the thread. :lol:
     
  27. fastfox400

    fastfox400

    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    United States
    But those who keep asking about combo's should be slapped with a fish, no?
     
  28. slammed180

    slammed180

    Messages:
    69
    Ok, good to know. Ty.
     
  29. intoflatlines

    intoflatlines

    Messages:
    813
    Location:
    United States
    It's "accepted". But like @JLBowler said, only because the game won't let us enforce a policy. My personal opinion is that it's frowned upon, and some others agree (some disagree).

    Regarding chassis reinforcement... No matter how anyone tries to spin it, the fact is that it is modifying/tuning the performance and ability of the actual car. It's just that the game does not categorize it under their category of "tuning", so it's "accepted".

    People probably joined SNAIL in a large part to participate in racing where the only variable is driver skill, right? To eliminate variables like modification and tuning skill? So then why would anyone think that increasing the chassis rigidity is OK? Sure, it's available for anyone to add or not. But the very fact that some people add this modification and some don't means that people are driving different cars in terms of performance. It's still tuning!

    Just my 2 cents. Some SNAILS agree with me, some disagree. It may rub a few people the wrong way, but I can handle it. :cheers:
     
  30. Azure Flare

    Azure Flare (Banned)

    Messages:
    9,894
    Location:
    She would probably prefer the Lexus LFA due to the tech that is has.

    If he is 11, he can't be a member of GTP. The minimum age is 13.
     
    Mark II likes this.