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Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by GTPNewsWire, Feb 17, 2020.
That is seriously quick. What equipment do you use?
Thanks @HammyMansell and 1:48.0 is very decent! Would imagine that puts you at the front most races
Thanks dude @TJC_69 just a standard G29 and portable wheel stand, i do want to upgrade to a playseat and higher quality wheel at some point in the future but the G29 is good considering its price and all.
I already know how fast you are lol
Likewise @suprajef team WRS!
Surprises me that most people here don't participate
I found another replay i made of this dude.. worth posting just for being clean, something different :-)
Haha yep, it's an old account I made before he was born for guests to play together on ps3. He took it since it's an 'adult' account with no restrictions.
I'm not sure what the pace requirements are for D/B lobbies Ehh he wouldn't have been impatiently sitting behind us if he hadn't crashed into a fellow green flag. Besides that, pass on the straight, not in the most dangerous corner on the track!
Where am I blocking him btw, he has a ton of room to go on the inside yet hits me twice, second time runs me into my kid!
He did another one this morning, finished 8th by himself. Then together without issues (we finished last but 4 people quit. He did manage to overtake one car clean ) Then we tried another one and got disconnected on matchmaking lol.
Exactly the same equipment as me. G29 plus a £60 portable metal framed wheelstand from Ebay. I set a 1:48.7xx so it looks like i've got to 'git gud'
Big Willow has been pretty kind to me this week. I started at DR 17k and moved to nearly 25K last night.
I realized a couple things this week that I think have helped. On tracks that I race pretty well at, it's unusual for me not to get at least one win. This week, I had the opportunity in two races maybe. One of them is the video above where I had the room to make a clean pass for the lead and the guy closed down on me instead, and the other one a race where the guy in 1st biffed it, and then I did too on the last lap. I think my success this week though was about not making huge mistakes because I'm trying too hard to win.
In the past, when people dive bomb me, I have just held my racing line and then thrown my arms up into the air. However justified, you're completely screwed when you get off track at BW, so I realized quickly it wouldn't work for me if I did that. As a result, I sort of let people have the position if they were going to do that. The most common place that happened is going into the Omega turn. The fast line is relatively wide and my first couple races, people kept stuffing up the inside and pushing me off the track as I tried to take that line. I finally just started going wider and letting them take it. Sometimes, they run right through the corner, and sometimes they made contact anyways, but I wasn't being knocked off the track, and the loss of speed there wasn't as big of a deal as other places. Still annoying, of course, but it wasn't race ending.
I had a lot of P3-P6 finishes this week as a result. No wins, but I also gained a bunch of DR and enjoyed racing more overall. My stat line from the GT Profile kind of shows it, too.
At Seaside DT in Gr 4 recently, my average qualifying position in high C low B was 1.79. My average finishing position was 9th place (+7.25 positions). I was getting dive bombed from the pole or P2 in T2 (the first real one, haha), getting mad, and writing off the rest of the race rather than giving space for the morons and passing them later.
At Big Willow (with some of the gr 4 races thrown in, I guess), my average starting position is 4.47, and my average finish is 6th (+2.5). Obviously, I'd love to make that a negative number instead, but I'm pretty satisfied with the DR gains, and the racecraft to catch and pass those MFers will come with more practice
A lot of people taking advantage of the updated penalty system (or lack thereof) at Big Willow this week. I had a guy purposefully bump me until I was completely off the track going up the hill and then he forced someone else wide going down immediately after (which sent him flying off into the desert with a bucket of water for thirst god willing) and we both were penalised. I will say though, it's a very fun track to race around cleanly and pulling off successful overtakes is very rewarding.
Well I went in expecting the worst and tried Tokyo with a 1:34.9 starting P4. It was a pleasure, including going 3-wide in the first tunnel and close side-by-side racing throughout with nobody (near me at least) making attempt to sideswipe or block which I usually come to expect at Tokyo. Finished 4th.
Too bad there isn't a vote at the end to race with the same people again and hopefully, I haven't used up all my luck and my future races there will be equally clean.
In my opinion sport mode has almost become unplayable. Between the bad connections ,broken ptly system, everyone fighting to the death for every position, people taking things too far for the slightest unintentional contact, (that results in nothing no ptly or anything but somehow you have wronged that person so a punt is coming), dive bombing , blocking, etc................ getting very frustrated with the game I always try and race as clean as possible but sometimes things happen and you would think its the end of the world or you just cost sombody thousands of dollars. Ok enough ranting see you guys out there.....LOL
I did one big willow race so far with a qualy time of 1:14. Started last in 15th and finished 5th. The sea parted on lap 1 and i made up like 5-6 positions lol. I still think big willow is super awkward to race on.
Is this AFTER the update? Then should I assume that they actually fixed anything? I hadn't had time to log into GTS to test it myself so I'm looking for player feedback but people don't seem to be talking about it much.
I don't know how much I will race this weekend. Was looking forward to it, but by the time I got logged on I was pretty meh about it. Actually felt really good doing practice laps so decided to enter a race C anyway.
I start p13 but apparently I was in the middle of a blazing sun battle between 3 friends or something. I start on the chicane and guy behind runs aside into turn 1, so I take an early brake to cut back and drop in right behind, but they go straight off. I started on RH and am managing to hold my spot and even catch upon the ones ahead as they battle mercilessly. Someone drives off at 130r and then the 2 battling have an incident, and the one still on track waits for the other. So good to see, but this comes back later.
Meantime a guy behind decides he is going to go ahead anyway so punts me wide into the second S turn. Turns out it is one of the 'buddies' and they just drive off. Heading into lap 5 I am hanging onto my tires while people on fresh RM come up behind. The 2 that were battling before get me. I get a bad Dunlop line so they are closing fast as I go to the degners. I nail the first 1, but fresh rubber prevails and when I go to turn into 2 the guy behind goes for it hard enough to slam me straight off. No penalty for them, but I manage to keep my foot in it and drive back on, now 3 sec behind.
They don't stop. I catch up later at the end of their tire stint while I am on RM, they both run wide at spoon so I head on. They catch me up again 3 laps later, this time different guy just rear ends me into spoon. I go wide but stay stable, wasn't a massive hit, but I was already braking late so really pissed. They drive on. As we get to the chicane there is a yellow flag, one has punted the other again, and is waiting on them to get back on track.
I screw up a couple of times after that on my own to finish in p12, not great, but my mistakes put me there. What gets me is those other drivers having no conscience about ramming me and an Indonesian off, but will wait calmly if they hit a fellow countryman off? Maybe they are friends outside of the game but it is still a load of .
Anyway, what do I expect for the 9:30 slot on friday night.
Time to go back for a bit of big willow.
It seems that people don't get penalties for forcing others off, dive bombing or ramming and on the flip side the victim tends to end up with a 1-4 second penalty. Roll the dice. The penalty system has never been perfect but it was very good from deterring dirty drivers a couple months ago. I'm not so sure the newest update did too much for the penalty system.
That said, when the racing is clean though I really am enjoying Daily B.
4 races deep in the honda this afternoon, and loving it. Jumped in as soon as i was home from work and was blessed by my first race being nearly all friends or trusted opponents. All podiums from second or third place start so far. Hard to win againts the top guys lol. @BenRod was in my last one, and this next one it seems, always a pleasure sir...
...well this is a new one for me:
Wheel starts to spaz out a few seconds before this happens, then the game freezes, my wheel tries to force itself to full right lock, and it's frozen, but my console is still operable. I was able to quit the game, but the game was just frozen. Never seen this happen before; reminded me of the PS3 era where the games could freeze just like this, except the console locked with the game, too.
That aside, two races at Race B this week at Big Willow and I'm done with that for the week, as well as any other time Gr.3 and Big Willow meet. Too many aggressive players thirsty for overtakes instead of reading the situation ahead of them. Punted off during both races to dead last and the punters never received a penalty. Said players who did this were also the very first ones to leave the post-race lobby. Must be that overbearing guilty conscience of getting called out I guess.
Will sit tight for next week's races, as my bonding skills are weak with Gr.2 cars. Maybe I'll try Race A this week though before it updates.
Need more penaltys.
Do you need both medium and hard in Race C or is one time hard enough.
Had a fierce Battle, a dude was serving his penalty, passed him on the inside just before 130 and touched him, he went in to the sand.
And decided to take revenge at the chicane. Naturally i had to remind him of a missing penalty system and did the same on the next lap. The advantage of not caring about your DR which ironically is back at B after that race