3D3 Racing: WRS-based races moved to new WRS sub-forum!

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  1. WRP001

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    Probably adjusts dynamically... either that or he purposefully set the quality lower after seeing w-g-e get DC'd. I know he has control over how much of his upload bandwidth gets allocated for the stream.
     
  2. AspecBob

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    Cool first experience :tup:

    Although I did a couple of things to embarrass myself :O

    - I crashed into CSL and someone else at the end of quali... sorry guys!

    - At the end of the first lap, just before the hairpin, I realized I was breaking too late, so I crashed into the wall to avoid crashing into other cars!

    - On lap 2, I passed RaceRyder, but not sure I left you enough room... if not, very sorry, man!

    - Also bumped someone while braking for the chicane -- sorry!

    - I didn't pit at all, and someone who had was catching up to me (Don, I think?) -- while trying to keep my position, I braked too late at the hairpin (again!) and crashed in the wall, so I let the other racer through, not wanting to take advantage of that "braking aid"... although I'm sure I would have been passed anyway soon enough.

    - I had forgotten to practice forward, so my braking points were sort of random... causing Speedy to ram me right on the first lap (entirely my fault, and you were able to see, just a few seconds later, that I didn't need anyone's help to crash!) I spent the rest of that race crashing all over the place :ouch:

    Anyway, I better practice Madrid forward before the NA race.
     
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    Good attitude from you on these points, and things I wish more people would do.

    Mistakes are going to happen, and it's also nice that you are apologizing to people. Probably a good idea to save replays as well, so you can review incidents that you are not quite sure about. to better understand what might have happened.

    Welcome to our online madness. :)
     
  4. CSLACR

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    By your score it seems the Netherlands have great internet as a country. The speeds you display are perfectly fine for online racing in GT5, your issue is either in sudden internet speed drops, etc, or in your modem/router configuration.
    At least from what I've seen.
     
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    It was a sudden speed drop. In race 2 I had a way better ping result. This is my latest:
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    And yes, I don't know about other countries but I'm with the 16% slowest of my country.:crazy:
     
  6. Speedy6543

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    I didn't change anything during the stream.
    I think my laptop has less priority to the wifi net then the LAN wired PS3.
    Initially I use 1Mbps, from my 3Mbps available, to stream
    All I know is I ticked the left side of your rear bumper (Yes Marc, I pitstop maneuvered him :p) causing you to go the wrong direction even if it was you braking too early. I shouldn't bump. My reaction was to wait untill you got ahead of me again which changed again a couple of turns further when you said hello to another wall. :p :lol:

    Great race guys. Hope to see you all next week again.
     
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    Thanks for running the race, Speedy, while we were unavailable. :tup:
    Nice commanding win in that first race. :cheers:
    Looking forward to tonight.

    @Speedy, any idea why the stream has the normal GT5 sounds (lounge and race), but not the voices from the mics?
     
  8. Speedy6543

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    The voices go through my headset and not through my tv.
    If I would set off my mic, you'd be able to hear the rest cussing and sweawing during the race. :lol:
    Of course, I also could change the settings of my headset to use the Tv as speaker. Then they would all, except mine, be on the stream. ;)
     
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    I really enjoyed the races, and certainly could use the practice. I had a hell of a time trying to keep up with Dom when he was in front of me! :cheers: I enjoyed trying, though!
    A quick tweak to the tune and I'm ready for some night racing!!! :)
    See you there!
     
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    I think that would be pretty nifty (watched again while waiting for/riding on ze public transport). Increases the involvement, but I can see the tradeoff/problem with folks worrying about sharing their road rage moments... however, I cannot actually recall any from previous races - most people have done well in the races I have attended with silent race running mode, or shutting off mics if they have background sounds. Most mic traffic occurs during pre/post race and quali admin and banter. Twitch don't seem to be shy about swearing, but then again I could see how the team might be.

    Thanks again! (I got around to creating an account to chat with for next time, too).
     
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    I had fun on the chat... teasing Speedy behind the wheel. Too bad he couldn't hear us talking... that would make it interesting. :lol:
     
  12. Hydro

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    NA Race lounge is open.
    Chuk has been tuning and driving for over an hour :lol:
    Looks like someone is gunning for a podium spot :tup:
     
  13. Nish

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    Don't know how these test should look but here are the figure's of my $30 internet.
    I'll be joining in 15 minutes.
     
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    Sorry guys, I'm gonna have to cancel tonight. Oddly tired, going to let bob break in a car and hit the sack.
    In no mental state to race, worse then I was earlier. :crazy:
     
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    I can't view Speedy's feed for some reason. It's just not showing anything... Oh well. Good luck guys.
     
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    Seems I'm being victimized by the Wednesday night update, or some other odd PSN phenomenon. PC is working fine, net speed seems fine, got booted from the race, and PSN is very erratic. :mad:
     
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    Oh man, I just woke up.....
    Sorry guys, guess I got knocked out of all the lack of sleep I build up.
     
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    That first NA race was great, I had an epic battle with Al -- but I thought I was pressuring you, how come I was the one making all the mistakes? :p

    Got disconnected from the second race, though -- but it had started quite badly for me, anyway... crashed into Chuk right at the start, then got squeezed by Lucas, made a big mistake at the hairpin... just on and on!

    But I think I'm addicted, now!
     
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    My first race was a nailbiter for me as I was the only one who pit :scared:.
    Second was odd as we lost 2 runner's (sorry EDK and Bob) and the people I was terrified of were going down straight's without shifting. All in all my first time running 3D3 and first time trial back in the WRS after a long vacation was great, I think I'll stay this time:tup:.
     
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    The suspense is killing me... who won? Did Chuk's maniac-like practice session result in victory?

    Good ole' Speedy decides to pick the first week I can't attend a race to be the one time he oversleeps! :lol: That'll teach me to pick on him :sly:
     
  21. Gravitron

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    Does this help? The winner is going to interview himself. ;)

    EDIT: Just kidding. Great racing, Marc. :tup: First in the first race, and 2nd in the 2nd.

    I loved the first race, as I think this was the first time I've gotten to tail Marc for laps at a time.

    Mini race report (w/ a Lucas slant):
    - Grid start was Marc, Kev, me, Nish, Daniel, Chuk, Al
    - I caused a small mess in the first chicane with a late brake (SORRY!) and I think the only fallout was Nish getting by me.
    - Top 4 of Marc, Kev, Nish, and me stayed in a train till lap 7 when Nish returned the favor by braking late at the damn chicane, letting me by
    - I slowly caught up to Kev and Marc, and on lap 12 Kev pulled a Lucas and hit the damn chicane, letting me by
    - 13 laps it took me to drop the gap to Marc from 5sec to 0.8 at the finish line! What a rush! There was a moment where we both must have not been paying attention, as Marc had to swerve hard to miss the pit entrance wall, me blindly following and swerving just as hard (lap 24?)

    2nd race
    - Marc started making his way through the pack much better than me, I had a lot of laps trying my hardest to get by Al, but he's tough!
    - I did indeed squeeze Daniel into a barrier as he tried to outbrake-outside-pass me on the double-headed chicane, sorry man, that might have been a spot where I should have waited, but in the heat of the race, I thought you had just hit the barrier. :guilty:
    - Kev got disconnected, so did Daniel, so only 5 finishers.
    - This one was fun, but I was spent from the previous race. :ouch: I got 3rd, since Al made a mistake on the very last turn.

    Great racing overall, ton of fun, and glad we got a few new guys hooked. :cheers:

    Thanks for keeping track of the points and hosting awesomely, as always, Marc! :tup::cheers:
     
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    Oh!!! That would be either you or Marc... either way... How did I let this happen? :lol: Seriously, congratz to whoever did win.

    And he/you can't interview himself/yourself/whatever.... that's just too weird. Someone else will have to be the interviewer.
     
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    See my edited post above. I was just messing with you.

    Our race afterward, testing next week, was fun too! SS/SM tires seemed great.
     
  24. Hydro

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    EU Results:
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    NA Results:
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    In lieu of our first 3-way tie, the final times of all 3 drivers are included in the EU results.
    The times do not break the Tie which was based on points.
     
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    Well, you were still ahead of me, so you had the right to your racing line, I'm the one who should have backed off a bit to avoid the squeeze!

    That Al sure is a tough customer, isn't he? I tried to pass him in the first race, and I came back in time during the second race to watch you two battle it out at the end.

    The EU race went so well, I didn't expect to get disconnected. I guess I'll have to try that DMZ setup you proposed.
     
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    DMZ may help in lots of situations, but I'd blame tonight on the Seasonal updates, as Kev suggested. He runs a DMZ and still got DC'd, twice.

    Glad you and Nish had fun your first times out, that's what this is all about! :tup:
     
  27. Nish

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    I had a blast, met some cool people raced a good races :). Only complaint is it was so quiet the first race, the second was alot less tense.

    I've held 2 races series so far of my own, even had/have a website for me and my friend's. I love competition, especially if it's a series of races. My first was 10 races, muscle car event's. The second was rally 2wd which was 15 races. Now me and a friend are planning out a 3 division, 9 class Targa series. Which would cover about 30 stages and include almost limitless amount's of driver's, the more the merrier.
     
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    My rear view mirror was full for almost the entire 1st race! I had a blast! Thanks for racing me so clean, I enjoyed the constant pressure! I saved the replay and can't wait to watch it later. (does anyone want or need the replay?)

    I learned alot in the second race even though it was only 10 laps. It was fun having the faster guys behind us to start the race. Next time I will try not to block the inside line so much. Blew the last chicane and my chance at my 1st podium! :sick:

    Thanks again to 3D3 racing and all the time and effort you guys put in so we can have fun! Great to see some new guys this week too!

    Al
     
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    Just a note that starting with next weeks event we'll be moving to our new very own sub-forum under Forums / Online Events / Racing Series:


    Any discussions, photos pics related to yesterdays events should stay in this thread, but we'll be releasing a thread for the new event later today in the new sub forum.

    Moving forward we'll create a new thread for the current event every week and archive older events just like the WRS-Time Trial forum. We also have supporting threads for suggestions, general discussions, comprehensive guide, etc. It's still a work in progress so look for updates and improvements over the next couple weeks.

    And if you have any suggestions please us the suggestions thread.

    Thanks!

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    A big thanks to Tim, who used his normal Wed-night racin' energy to set that sub-forum up! :tup:
     
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