Fastest XP/Credit Farming Setup

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by uMayBeSeated, May 1, 2018.

  1. FPV MIC

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    Like in my quote below :), and this does still work.

     
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  2. fastone371

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    Because Blue Mooning is a much quicker way to earn money than GR1 races. When you get used to driving getting the clean race bonus at Blue Moon is a cake walk and not that tough in F1 either
     
  3. commie90

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    It takes me only 1 or 2 minutes longer to complete the new Gr1 races in a Bugatti than it does for me to complete Blue Moon in the 911. A small difference, but worth it in my mind for the sake of driving a track that it slightly less mind-numbing. *shrug*
     
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  4. skydragon49

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    Because the BMB seems to be easier and a little bit faster. The Maggiore race with Gr1 is fun to drive. However in order to get the clean race bonus, one must be patient and focused to not touch other cars or let them touch you. An easy effort, but one that demands a little bit of concentration.

    The BMB seems way easier. Just that.
     
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  5. Jump_Ace

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    Yep you are right all around. X-Bow vs. Gr. 4 is the fastest way to earn credits AFAIK. It nets you a little over 6mil. per 24 hours of rubber banding. You're never more than 4 days away from a 20mil. car ;)


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    Someone did even faster
    this is the RX500 N200 build, how is even possible :eek::boggled:
     
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  7. simsimsheree

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    If you are willing to not play the game for 4 days! Or touch your PS4. I'd recommend a fan to play over the PS4 if you are going to give it that stringent a workout, BTW...! Plus, what's the electrical draw of the console while playing the game?! Does someone else pay your electrical bills? :sly:
     
  8. TonyJZX

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    ELectric draw is minor. If you have a water heater and cook on an electric stove and have electric lights then a console isnt even a blip on your bill.

    I'm more worried about burning out fans or whatnot on my ancient 2014 day one release ps4.

    I leave on my xbox as it has power start issues. If it dies it dies.
     
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  9. simsimsheree

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    Max draw playing games on a PS4 is said to be about 150W. 24 hours of that is like running a kilowatt heater for 3.6 hours a day. That's not chump change.

    Overheating issues are a definite problem, which is why I play a small fan over my consoles as I play (have done so since the PS3 early days).
     
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  10. ARTAsean

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    I did about 40 days straight of 24 hour rubber-band runs while grinding to level 50. (ended up with $400 million+)

    I also have a 2014 OG ps4. Runs like a champ.

    Just so you guys know, power cycles are more strenuous on electronics than extended use. Also, it's processors reach max temp almost instantly after powering it on and it starts rendering things.

    Supposing that leaving a PS4 on all night is somehow bad for it is just wrong. Rubber-band away...
     
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  11. Jump_Ace

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    Don't do 24 hours at once. Maybe do 12-ish hours overnight while you sleep or while you are at work. Thats usually what I do. :tup:


    Jerome
     
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  12. simsimsheree

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    Which would change the math that you are only 4 days away from a 20Mcr car. You are now 8 days away.

    I looked up the numbers on power consumption, and went with some of the highest quoted. I would think GTS's graphics and high car count for grind races ought to push things as high as any FPS game. It may be a worst case scenario, but one thing I have noticed is my PS4 slim ramping up the fan while playing. Got to think that's a higher than normal current draw.

    My point about power wasn't anything to do with longevity (that would have been me recommending a fan!) but about the power bill. I know for sure, if I leave on a room heater for four hours a day, my electrical bill will certainly go up bigtime!
     
  13. Jump_Ace

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    LOL, okay. IF YOU DO 24 HOUR RACES, YOU'LL NEVER BE MORE THAN 4 DAYS AWAY FROM A 20 MIL CAR.



    Jerome
     
  14. simsimsheree

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    I think you would be making the right correction by saying that, if you did 12 hour rubber band stints each and every day, you are only 8 days away from a 20M car.

    Trying to mitigate the appearance of the problem by suggesting an impractical solution is deceptive at best.

    The REAL point is, even if you rubberband grind for 12 hours a day, it's going to take you 8 days to get just ONE of the 20M cars. It sure don't sound so easy, you put it that way...
     
  15. Woodybobs

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    Only if one doesn't play during the time one isn't rubberbanding. Let's not be deceptive.
     
  16. CustomX

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    Thanks for that!! So once you set the length of the race, you have to stick to that? You cannot come back and end it earlier? Or extend it to go longer? Lets say you set it to be an 8 hour race. What happens when it hits 8 hours? The race just ends automatically without you doing anything, and it awards you credits? Or do you have to be at the playstation at the 8 hour mark to do something?
     
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    If you set a length of race you have to stay with that, and you can not end it or extend it longer, unless you start all over again. Let's say you set a 8 hour race overnight, and when the 8 hours are up the credits appear are on the screen, and they stay there until you go to your PS4, you do not need to be at your PS4 when the 8 hours are up.
     
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  18. CustomX

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    Thanks mate. And it definitely still works?
     
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  19. Mark IV

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    The guy who says economy is fine knows all the details about rubber banding.

    Please be reasonable. At least with yourself.
     
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  20. CustomX

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    i there an upper limit to how long the race can be? Could I go away for 3 days and leave the ps4 on grinding away for 72 hours with a fan blowing on it to help keep it cool?

    Weird analysis. He specifically stated a hypothetical example; if one was to rubberband for 12 hours a day, then it would take 8 days to buy a 20M car. Ie. you do X and you'll get Y. Naturally there are infinite permutations that alter the calculation. You could rubberband for 11 hours and 12 mins + play Blue Moon for 38 minutes + do an arcade race for 7 minutes and that would = a certain amount of credits. So what?
     
  21. MatskiMonk

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    24 hours is the longest you can set.

    But...

    .. the longer the race, the further behind you will finish, and the greater the chance you won't get a payout at all. 9 hours was the longest I did that got a payout, think I set it for longer than 12 hours once, when I came back to, I only got the mileage, not the credits.
     
  22. CustomX

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    What do you mean by "further behind"? Surely grinding against the wall means you always come dead last? Or does it comes down to how much you lose by?
     
  23. fordlaser

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    What custom race are you going to do ?.
     
  24. CustomX

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    No idea. Haven't looked. Will do whatever people recommend. Sounds like 8 hours is a good safe bet though.
     
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  25. MatskiMonk

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    You always come second, which is effectively last, but you will be lapped once for every two laps you complete (roughly). If you lose by too many laps you don't get the credits. I don't know what point this is but yes, 8 hours is normally fine.
     
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  26. fordlaser

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    I have done the race with N100 a car up against a Gr.1 and come second, a 3 hour race and win over 600,000 credits.
     
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  27. CustomX

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    FWIW: I have no great urge to own the mega expensive cars. I just want to get every other car in the game so I don't feel compelled to do this workout and earn credits. I'm loving GT Sport (only been playing about 6 weeks now) but I don't feel like waiting months and months to drive the majority of cars.
     
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  28. Mark IV

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    Is this also a proof of amazing economy system?
     
  29. fordlaser

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    That's right my friend :cheers:, just buy the cars that you need :).
     
  30. MatskiMonk

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    I used to do it for short 1-2 hour races whilst working on decals for the request thread since that was eating into my game time, they were normally N100 vs Gr.1 but the payouts weren't worth much. I'd have easily earned more by simply racing most of the GTL events. It was only when I decided I wanted the Jag I hit the longer race distances.. you can see when that was!

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    As I've said, once I got a 20 mill car I came to the conclusion it wasn't worth the (minimal) effort, so I'm currently trying to buy the rest of the cars in the game, which I'm funding by playing through GT League. As I'm doing this I'm also logging the times and the realistically possible payouts so I can see which are better and which are worse. I've got no intention of grinding the same race over and over, but it doesn't hurt to know which races are more efficient than others for when credits are needed, it won't be much longer before I've got all the sub 15 million credit cars though.... so we'll see what the next update brings.