I've also been slightly disappointed with the number of people online so far, in my case during european time. Perhaps the problem is that too few people are willing to start in an empty lounge if they don't know if anyone will show up.
To try to set a good example, I will be in the lounge 45 minutes from now (19:30 GMT) and stay for at least half an hour regardless of occupation. I'm planning to set up road cars at 25pp intervals from 425 to 575pp, so if I'm hosting that's the kind of races there will be.
I think this is likely the issue. I'm willing to bet that there are many people similar to myself. About 2 weeks ago I decided to try and do more online racing. Since that time I've joined 3 different leagues/clubs and am trying to find 1 or 2 that I like. What ends up happening is when I'm online I go into GT community and look to see who's racing where. If I check the CRAP lounges and nobody is there then I go to a room where there are some people racing. If I only have an hour or two to race I may not want to spend 1/2 of it or more playing by myself. Scheduling events may help, but there are many like me who find it very hard to hit scheduled events. In my case it's usually because they are too earlier. I'm only free to race after 9pm CST when the kids go to bed (10pm is even better) Before that I need to spend my free time with my family.
GTP_FastM3What really helps is if there are 2 or 3 regulars who are almost always online. We have that already for those in Australia. There seems to be a core group that is almost always on so that whenever a newcomer comes in that time area they can find someone online. We don't seem to have those 2 or 3 regulars here in North America. So when guys like me (who are only on sporadically) show up the lounge is often empty. It's kind of a catch 22 and I don't know an easy fix other than finding a few regulars who are on GT5 most nights to hang out in the lounge.
Do we have any theme ideas? I would like some fun themes such as Caterham races, Fiat 500 races at Kart Space II, Truck Races, Dirty Nascar races, jumping contests, Demolition Derbies, 69' Camaro Races, Shelby Cobra races, etc. Let's race, but let's also laugh our asses off.
robertmac_33Whoever hasbeen racing my bob's... youre awesome
Will repay the favour once i get some more free time... hopefully in the next few days
Hi guys, really sorry I haven`t been very active since signing up, this is for 2 reasons.
1) My broadband is ****e & I keep getting disconnected from the server around every 30 mins, been ringing the isp customer support every other day for around 6 weeks, been sent new wireless hardware twice & still have the same issues, even with a 17MB line, so seriously thinking of changing isp, as it`s now getting ridiculous.
2) My health hasn`t been all that good either, been laid up since wednesday & today`s the first time I`ve actually had the energy to get up & wander around.
So, until I`m 100% again & get the broadband issues 100% resolved, I can`t commit to anything I`m afraid.
If I do show up, then suddenly disappear, when the server drops off, it usually takes about 10 mins for it to sort itself out before I can get back in, so if I do disappear, don`t wait for me to reappear, as I`ll just turn it off & go & do something else to calm down.
I WILL have a race with you guys, I just don`t know when.
TYPICAL! The 1st time I feel like a race & it`s dead.
Go into the casual lounge, just as 2 peeps are finishing racing capps around spa, get half way round the out lap & get dropped from the server, when I eventually get back in, the track's changed & everyone`s gone.
So I go out again, get halfway round the outlap & get dropped again!
Been lurking round the other 2 rooms for around 25 mins & there`s absolutely no-one on.
Gonna give it anouther 20 mins then going to bed.
Having a few problems seeing other drivers on the track tonight....
We had that during the first enduro too. What'd'ya reckon it is? We also had the error message about incompatible hosts. Does anyone know what what's that about, and what to the different network types actually mean? Are they related?
David BrooksWe had that during the first enduro too. What'd'ya reckon it is? We also had the error message about incompatible hosts. Does anyone know what what's that about, and what to the different network types actually mean? Are they related?
ethannzI don't know much about NAT types etc, but im guessing the problem has something to do with racing on a custom track rather than one included in the game, because it only seems to happen on heathens track. If it's happened to anyone on a stock track, well there goes that theory