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. nmcp1

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    You're late... :D :cheers:
     
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  2. turnupdaheat

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    Lol, I was going to going to reply to @FSportIS but I then thought @nmcp would be along any minute anyway. He's as quick with his replies as he is on the track! :bowdown:
     
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  3. chatva

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    FYI
    At willow @TEX36 started on pole, got the hole shot, and was not challenged after that all the way to the win!
    I built up a sweat trying to catch him.
    I met Tex a little over two years ago on-line, I told him about this SNAIL League thing I was doing and he joined.
    Over the last two years Tex has become one of the best racers I get to race with and he gives his time to Host, even took over the Tuesday carting series that @kcheeb started, I have heard him mentor new drivers as I did him!
    What an ambassador to SNAIL!
    I am sure that;
    I and @socalnatv @Drgreenthumb977 @AJKVail @Schmiggz any many more!
    Simply can't wait for the return of Tex!

    About the carting, I stand corrected,

    "Kart Series ...... Lessenjr and Hsaxet are bearing that burden.
    I just Host ever so often when "H" can't be there. Sure will miss that series."
     
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  4. IceWarden

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    I assume it's not easy to race in any division in SNAIL.

    The amount of practice time I get is not based on my desire to get better or how cool it sounds to be in D2 (barely) with very little practice. It is determined by how much time I have in my life to sit down and play GT6. If I have one good night to practice between Thurs and Sun then I'm good. Otherwise I'm screwed.

    Either way I'm not concerned. I will always be fairly placed in a division that accurately reflects my level of competitiveness amongst my fellow drivers.
     
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  5. FSportIS

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    Thanks for all the welcome :)

    Wow, this is so hardcore lol and overwhelming for a beginner. From my understanding, here is the initiation process right?
    1. Read the SNAIL racing bible and pass the test.
    2. Run Scion FR-S '12 on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with all aids off except ABS-1 and submit the result on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ygl8z5SbePs-h8jC3bByzExRfSmYXKRIYogTpAHXvBM/viewform
    3. Upon receiving a division assignment from @JLBowler , send him a PSN friend request.
    4. Drive fast and clean on Sunday.

    Alright, here are the questions.
    1. #2, can I drive with driving line on? I'm not familiar with many tracks as a beginner.
    2. What specific car do I need to buy? What specific things do i need to do with that car (oil change, tire etc?) for this upcoming Sunday race?
    3. What track are we running this Sunday?
    4. Can any members on here practice with me a little bit to get a real idea of the SNAIL bible guide? I actually like the strict rules to have clean driving. I have tried couple online racing and those are death race lol.

    Alright, back to re-read the bible guide again :D I'm excited to become a SNAIL :D
     
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  6. turnupdaheat

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    My comments weren't meant as a personal criticism. If last night is anything to go by it seems it is going to be more difficult than ever to gain a decent finish let alone a win and I simply hope that trend continues and the league attracts an ever increasing number of the best GT6 drivers around.
     
  7. FloptaStr8

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    you're in the right place!
     
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  8. chatva

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    I'm first in points in my division with 0
    Sorry but if I wasn't off I wouldn't be on!
    Uhh whaat!

    If your trying to think, reverse, if you can't find it, I CANT HELP YOU!
     
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  9. Dragonwhisky

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    Not for long.

    Scoring sheets have been copied to the Results document and it's now ready for the data specialists to do their thing.

    :cheers: to all the scorekeepers for keeping the Directors doc data to the necessary minimum. The copying went without a hitch.
     
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  10. chatva

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    Oh umm! Well!
     
  11. CoachMK21

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    D5 replays for the 3rd and 5th race are uploaded to the stewards drive.
     
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  12. Dragonwhisky

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    Part of what makes SNAIL unique is our car and track selection process. I would encourage you to check the first post for details.

    We have, as yet, not determined what cars and tracks we will be racing this coming Sunday, August 10th, 2014. Keep an eye on the thread while your taking care of the items on your welcome post. Once you've completed all of them, you will receive a GTP PM, from @JLBowler, letting you know what division you will be racing in on Sunday. Be patient, since that notification could come as early as tomorrow, but as late as Saturday. I would suggest however, you hit the game and make sure you have at least a couple of million credits on hand, for car purchases and any maintenance they might require. The only improvements you can do to any car is the oil change. Engine rebuilds are also allowed, if you've managed to put enough miles on one car to need it anyway. You may change the wheels, but it is not recommended that you change the size, as this may prevent you from entering a tuning prohibited lobby, which all SNAIL rooms use.

    So far as I know, only D7 drivers are allowed to use any aids besides ABS.
     
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  13. JLBowler

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    It is not a requirement of any member of SNAIL, new or otherwise, to have me on their friends list on PSN. My list is actually quite full and I don't always have room for any new friends on the list. I don't usually host a room on Sunday night but I do like to have all of our hosts on my friends list so I can easily monitor all the rooms leading up to Sunday night racing.

    To anyone who has sent me a friend request in the last couple of weeks. I'm sorry if it's still sitting there. I will do some clean up of the list this week and possibly add some new members to it.
     
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  14. BayouSimDrifter

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    we dont use any aids besides abs 1
     
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  15. Dragonwhisky

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    Ok. I was just saying, last I read, D7 is allowed to, although the first post may not reflect the current divisional structure, accurately.

    Speaking of blueninjas, aka @BayouSimDrifter , I take it the replay package I see uploaded is actually for 2014 08 03 and not 07 03?
     
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  16. Jayc2k

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    Add me on psn and I'll practice with you and help explain any of your questions, psn: jay-c2000
     
  17. Oshawa-Joe

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    Practice is overrated to a certain extent. I find I max out to my current level of skill and knowledge within the first 10 laps. To get faster I need to learn something new; and I know I have a lot to learn. Before joining SNAIL I didn't know anything about racing lines, apexes, turn in points etc. This all happened during my SNAIL career and I'm always trying to improve, asking questions, and watching replays.
     
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  18. chatva

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    So true! BUT, run it till you can't screw up!
    Yes overrunning a track/combo leads to misjudgment.
    Simply change!
     
  19. chatva

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    Since I'm off and have had a few, I probably should avoid Racing on-line but hey! It ain't Sunday
    Though better of it!
     
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  20. Oshawa-Joe

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    I ran Combo 3 so much on the weekend that I got really good at runing 1:59s. It became very difficult to change what I was doing in an attempt to run quicker...practice makes permanent, not perfect.
     
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  21. zer05ive

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    Yes. Please go to the first post and scroll down to the 'Settings' section. Then look for "Driving Aids" and read the note (and click on the hyperlink as well).

    You won't regret it! Just be warned though.. you should avoid salt and French restaurants ;))


    Funny you should mention that. I just changed the wording a couple of weeks ago (both on the first post and the linked post) so that it's relevant no matter how many divisions we have. :tup:
     
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  22. FSportIS

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    Practice does not make perfect. If someone practice something wrong, that person can be consistently wrong. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Therefore, learning from someone who has good foundation and is faster than us is the way to improve. Practice with someone who is fast is a pretty helpful things, at least for me.

    By watching top 10 replays (especially the TRL_Immortal's one) and visualizing how they run the track, that action alone help me manage to gold many seasonal events instead of just silver. I'm still again a beginner in game. I do have some experience in outside driving at the limit though.

     
  23. LLOYDZELITE69

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    I just race man, I get bored of practice.
     
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  24. Oshawa-Joe

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    I used to be 5+ seconds slower than the aliens. Then after much study and practice I was only 2 seconds slower. Unfortunately aliens gave birth to Lloydz and now I'm 5 seconds slower again.
     
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  25. IceWarden

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    I think you guys need to learn how to practice properly.

    You have to try many different lines, gears and brake points. Doing a hundred laps trying to perfect a line that does not suit your style is just a recipe for frustration.

    In the end, even if you aren't as fast as D1, just find a way to be consistent at your pace. The key is minimizing mistakes. If you can run 10 consistent laps at 1:05, you will beat guys who run 1:04 on 9 out of 10 laps and crash on one lap.

    The main thing is practice to be consistent at your pace.
     
  26. chatva

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    Yea true, you must practice in traffic!
     
  27. Inconspicuous

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    Maybe you should take your own advice.
     
  28. chatva

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    Your special!
     
  29. Oshawa-Joe

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    Yes, I'm very consistent at being slow in traffic. :boggled: < that's actually what my face is doing right now.
     
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