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. aliengamer25

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    See you there bud
     
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  2. lousteezy

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    Good choice! :tup:
     
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  3. JJLopez427

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    Hello guys,

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but.. Does having many friends online (more than 20) slows down connection speed? even with notifications disabled?

    Let me tell my story:

    Yesterday, after being disconnected from the D5 room I deleted GT6 cache, turned of the PS3 and resettled the modem. Then I turned on all the devices and entered the D5 room only for being disconnected only a few seconds after.
    Then in a kind of test, I entered a room with only french and spanish guys (They were running NASCAR! lol), hit the "watch race button" and everything was laggy, no surprise. I had 22 friend online at that moment.

    I Immediatily quit the game and switched to another account (without ressetting/ turning off anything), I entered the same room and hit the watch race button and everything was running so so perfect. I even noticed the time needed to enter the room was about 5x faster. I had 6 friends online at that moment.


    Hope somebody could help me as this is very very frustrating.
     
  4. zer05ive

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    WARNING! SAPPINESS BELOW!!

    I just realized that we broke the 100-driver milestone for the first time last night! Across all of our divisions, we had a grand total of 103 members racing on-track! While that number really doesn't mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, I feel that it's certainly a significant milestone that's worth acknowledging. I'd like to personally thank everyone who has helped this league grow, evolve, and improve over the last two and a half years. When I decided to start this thread, I was motivated more by curiosity than anything else. I had no clue what I was truly in for, and it's been a wild ride to say the least! And while things are constantly changing within the league, one things remains the same.. We are nothing without the passion, dedication, and innovation of our members. We've managed to collect quite a talented group of guys in our little corner of the internet. Each of us brings something different to the table, and each of us contributes in our own special way. Anyways, sorry for rambling. I just felt compelled to thank each of you for making this sim racing league so much more than just a sim racing league. It's become so much more than that, and although I never expected it, I'm truly grateful for it. Thanks you again and congrats on the milestone! :cheers:

    LONG LIVE SNAIL!!!
     
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  5. martin20az

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    I hope so its our snail all star race and I want a chance to defend my title. COC
     
  6. Neovre

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    To be honest though, this is my first time being this far up the board and finding speed that I never knew existed and harness-able by me. I don't know how far I can go. The idea of being able to dip into the 03.2 was daunting enough itself.
     
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  7. JLBowler

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    I'm going to go with no. You're not connected to your entire friends list at any time for any reason. Sometimes just exiting and re-entering a room can give you a better connection to the room. Sometimes when watching a race, it will depend on who you are watching in the race. If you, or the other party, don't have a solid connection just viewing them can create lag. If you started watching someone else in the same race, your problem might have went away on it's own. Too many variables at work between the servers and the different drivers in the room and your connection and all of their connections.
     
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  8. JJLopez427

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    Thanks for your help, JLBowler
    Might I just have the slowest connection of the group as this happens to me only in sundays.
     
  9. redsoxboy80

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    Yeah except the only reason I joined this place is because I wanted to do some ACTUAL snail racing. I mean the Gran Turismo racing is fun and all but talk about false advertising.
     
  10. RobbiefromBC

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    Couldn't have said it better myself @zer05ive!
     
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  11. Azure Flare

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    1 million credits? I would to say...

    Nissan Z GT500 Base Model. That car is a beast, less power than the GT-R that was just voted off, has so much more downforce, so it's much easier to tame.

    With all of that power, you still kick the tail out whenever you like, and still have enough grip to get it back in line.

    My new body color looks like a metallic version of the famous Calsonic livery.

    [​IMG]

    I also like Nissans.

    NISMO.

     
  12. BayouSimDrifter

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    so tired of some of these race cars. i think the only one i fully enjoyed was the honda integra touring car.
     
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  13. jobyone

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    So looks like @dgaf95integra and @Neovre are the 5th an 6th fastest in the US. Congrats guys!
     
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  14. Azure Flare

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    @BayouSimDrifter I kinda agree with you on that. I would rather see one that has power, grip, and is actually easy to handle.

    I think the main reasons I did so poorly in the GT-R was:

    1. Lack of practice, I just didn't quite have enough time to do anything with it.
    2. The track, I just plain hate it.
    3. The stock setup. The first time I drove the GT-R GT3 way back in December, I had found the it to have too much understeer for my liking, and too easy to light up the rear tires and spin. I remedied that with some a little bit of work to the suspension and aerodynamics. I solved the problem with the power by having taller gears.
     
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  15. Azure Flare

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    Now I know who won the Premium giveaway...

    It was...

    @dcallnight

    Congratulations! You now have access to The Infield for a year!
     
  16. CoachMK21

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    @zer05ive the stats for the BMW are:
    PP - 394
    HP - 176
    Tires - SH
    Weight - 1080 kg
    DT - FR
    # of laps - Best guess will be 8

    And a few pictures for @Troggy


    Eiger Nordwand - Short Track.jpg

    Eiger Nordwand - Short Track_1.jpg

    Eiger Nordwand - Short Track_2.jpg

    And of course a jump pic.
    Eiger Nordwand - Short Track_3.jpg
     
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  17. Handlebar

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    Combos (almost):

    Toyota 2000GT '67 (379 PP / 161 HP) on Sport Hard tires

    (now running at)

    at ________________ (@dcallnight )


    new combo:

    BMW 2002 Turbo '73 (394 PP / 176 hp) on Sport Hard tires

    at Eiger Nordwand - Short Track - Reverse (8? laps)


    Subaru BRZ GT300 Base Model '12 (518 PP / 361 hp) on Racing Hard tires

    (remains at)

    Grand Valley Speedway - (6 laps / 7 minutes qualifying)

    @zer05ive can update once dcall makes his 'call' on a new home for the 2000GT.
     
  18. ATLskydiver

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    Wow, so some Australian just put down a 1:02.976 on the first qualifier...didn't even know it was possible. People are crazy.
     
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  19. IceWarden

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    People have time. Lots and lots of time....
     
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  20. IceWarden

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    Doesn't the prize B winner first decide if he is going to steal prize C before the prize C winner can make a decision?
     
  21. CoachMK21

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    He's already had prize C this month, so he has to do prize B.
     
  22. IceWarden

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    Word.
     
  23. gmraces

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    Congrats guys! Im at a 1:03.306 This car is a tough one- I feel like sometimes there is a slight wind factor of .1mph and the car takes off . haha.
     
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  24. shmibal_GT

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    @Troggy Banner Pics!

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    What do you think?:confused:
     
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    I feel my success in D2/D3 was more about consistency than speed. I think that consistency is still evident in my D1 races. When placed on the front row of reverse grid races I do manage to keep a good chunk of drivers behind me....but I also think my slow pace is often leaving a wake of destruction behind me as I create a bottleneck. On the qualifying races I'm usually consistent...consistently slower. I watch them pull away on lap 1 then I race the remaining 8-9 minutes on an empty track hoping for a big crash that will allow me to pick up a few spots.

    I don't recall getting any pole positions during my time in D2/D3. I scored well by starting mid-pack in D2, gaining a spot or two, then doing very well in the reverse grid races. With the fastest drivers from D3 upgraded to D2 I think that would still be the case, even without the drivers who were also promoted to D1 when I was. I'm not a fast lapper, or fast racer...I just settle into a comfortable rhythm.

    That's pretty much exactly what I was doing while in D2/D3/D4. I was a little more active helping drivers on practice night because I was running laps slightly faster than them. I have nothing to contribute to D1 when I am at times 4 seconds off pace. I've watched the replays, but the input lag of the replay doesn't really show where I am losing speed.
     
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  27. malachi666

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    Sorry guys I have been away from the forums for a couple of days. I am in D8 and I vote for combo 1 as the one to go. I liked it, but I want to try something new.

    As an aside, this is why you should always check the racetrack BEFORE entering...

     
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  28. intoflatlines

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    Yep, a big part is consistency especially in human divisions. I placed 3rd in Sunday's races, but my fast lap times are incredibly slow for all combos. For example, I had the 2nd slowest fast lap time in all of D3 for both Combo 2 races, but finished 6th/14 in both races. So in each race I finished in front of 7 other drivers that were capable of putting together significantly faster laps than me. The difference was that I was able to hold my times in traffic, and keep the car on-track. I only gained 5 positions in both of those races combined, but each of those were because the person in front of me made a mistake. I finished 4 positions in front of a guy whose fast lap was 1.2 seconds faster than my fast lap. If you can finish 6 laps at a pace of 1:57 per lap, you will still finish in front of a guy that does 5 laps of 1:55.8 and makes a mistake with 1 lap of 2:02.

    When you get to D1 it seems like everyone is consistent. So if you don't have the pace to keep up, you're done for, because they will not make the big mistakes.
     
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  29. jobyone

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    I think that puts you 8th:) Congrats
     
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  30. Neovre

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    I feel like I'm doing a hillclimb event in Europe which is hella awesome but that open differential moment though ... ugh D=