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. turnupdaheat

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    From what I have seen I would think you'd have plenty of pace to do well in D3. A couple of drivers who were dominating D3 have been moved up to D2 which should leave a more balanced field and they're a good bunch of guys. Don't give up before you have tried it.
     
  2. GTP_Compton3

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    D3 is real fun. U will love it close racing and clean. Give it a try
     
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  3. TRL_Importlife

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  4. GTP_Nail

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    Nope Alien is from Nashville, IN
     
  5. wvhellbilly

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    @SHOCKY_WELL I will be hosting D7 tonight.


    I will be running D7 as friends only tonight. If you are not already on my friends list you need to send me a friend request by 8:45 tonight.
     
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  6. singlepaddy

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    So long D6, had some good times with you guys.:cheers:
    I guess it's time to get reacquainted with D7. Hopefully a smooth transition. I'll make sure not to interfere with guys running for season championship.

    Do I need to know anything to join D7 tonight?
     
  7. JLBowler

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    When you are 22 points ahead of the guy who just scored 95 in one week and 33 points ahead of 3rd place after two weeks, do you really feel that you are in the division that gives you the best possible competition?

    Just be friends with wvhellbilly as it looks like he will be hosting tonight according to the post just before yours.
     
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  8. GGGMotorsport

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    I guess whats sucks is the fact that people are going for divisions titles and they get pulled mid season. I was under the impression that you looked at more than just point standings when the relegation/promotion takes place. I kept hearing, " SNAIL looks at who was racing those weeks, lap times, differentials, stats, stats and more stats to make the moves yet it sounds like the move was because of the standings. I also thought that it only happened after the season ended. I knew I was going to end up in D3 after this season, so I put in extra effort to try and get the D4 title this month. I normally I cant put in this much effort for a race and it looks like it backfired on me. The key to winning a division is to lay low the first 2 weeks and then go for points in the final weeks.

    I guess the above is no longer accurate.

    Again, I understand winning is not everything but if you are awarding points, the the goal is to earn as much as possible cleanly and race for a aim for a division title
     
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  9. tevesh2

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    You need to be friends with @wvhellbilly
     
  10. Rockhound18

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    Home of my alma mater! :cheers:

    Doh I meant Nashville, TN. :lol:
     
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  11. IceWarden

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    Oh boy. I would normally reassure you that we are plenty slow in D3 but you sure are asking for alot of cheese with your whine...so I won't.

    I'm sure fastfox wishes he was in D8 but thems the breaks. You get faster, you move up.

    Cya tonight...I'll bring some provolone or swiss :)
     
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  12. euclid58

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    Practice room up.
     
  13. SHOCKY_WELL

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    Please don't wait til 920 to send friend requests guys. You all know you can't get into the room if the room is already started.
     
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  14. Adventuruss

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  15. Neovre

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    For those who know how to play with changing proxies. BlancPain Sprint Series Qualifying at Brands Hatch GP this weekend.
    Maybe we can do some GT3 cars there next week? :dopey:

    (I'm using German proxy to watch right now)

     
  16. TEX36

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    Div-4 will be Friends ONLY.
    Make sure you have sent FRs well ahead of time as directed.
     
  17. Azure Flare

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    I would say the Mercedes SLS is the best option. The GT-R was a disaster for me, and the R8 LMS and Z4 would be virtually undriveable.
     
  18. JLBowler

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    The main goal here is right after the part of the text that you bolded. We strive to provide close, competitive racing for EVERYONE. We don't strive to provide an environment where any one or two drivers are able to dominate a division. When drivers realize a jump in skill, or in your case, decide to try a little harder, they get promoted as soon as it's obvious that they are in the wrong division. I can throw data and stats at you til the cows come home but when the finishing position is as lopsided as it is in your case, there isn't much else that really needs to be looked at. You were beating the remaining D4 field by almost 3 positions per race. I would love to be able to throw lap times at you here, but your division doesn't have anyone who has volunteered to enter the lap time data.

    Providing a close, competitive race environment for all drivers is much more important than one driver winning a monthly championship that doesn't award anything but bragging rights. I guess you have to ask yourself, do you want to win a monthly championship against a division that isn't providing consistent competition or do you want to challenge yourself on a weekly basis?
     
  19. Neovre

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    R8 LMS has gotten a lot better as far as I know, but I haven't driven for quite a while despite it being my favorite car in GT5 due to the physics screw up at the beginning of GT6. Would be nice if we have a brave prize winner to test it out next week
     
  20. Piler

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    @Azure Flare it looks like I will not be racing D6 tonight... Work work work. I will still attempt to come late if possible but it's not looking good.
     
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  21. Azure Flare

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    The R8 LMS felt tamer after I messed with the settings, but still doesn't feel stable to me.
     
  22. aliengamer25

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    I have faith in you man :gtpflag:
     
  23. aliengamer25

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    I wish we had community features I would send you my back up one
     
  24. hognhominy

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    I have no power at my house, I will not be able to make division 6
     
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  25. Azure Flare

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    They're dropping like flies!

    (Like that one time I used an aerosol can and an open flame in an attempt to kill 1 very annoying fly.)
     
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  26. TEX36

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    No FRs received - Opening Div 4
    No FR from oneloadedbanana
     
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  27. Nicktune

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    I had a nice battle with @dgaf95integra last week... good color combo.;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  28. jobyone

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    I have a hard time understanding your attitude about this.

    Being promoted to a higher division is an honor and what we should all be striving for. Sure if you stay in the lower division you may win the title but would you rather be the NCAA Division 2 winner or be considered good enough to be Division 1? Or would you turn down a chance to race F1 just so you could win a Formula 3 championship?

    Come on we all end up at some point racing against people that are faster than us. That is when we get to push our selves and improve. Racing against people that you have no trouble beating is a pretty hollow victory.
     
  29. Mirado_7

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    Division 5 is open for business.
    Hope you got your friends requests in. :cheers:
     
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  30. Azure Flare

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    D6 is now open.