Fastest XP/Credit Farming Setup

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  1. Woodybobs

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    See #157 and #164 for context.
     
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  2. ca18detsilvia

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    I've tried rubber banding before but would never earn credits at the end. A couple weeks ago I saw someone suggest setting the controller to motion control steering and setting one side on a CD case to keep it against the wall and it finally worked!!!!!!! I've done a few races with a maxed out N100 S660 against GR.1 and have received credits every time. I really only started doing this after I grinded for a month to earn the Shelby and needed to earn mileage points to upgrade it so I could win the nostalgic races. However using the motion control steering and an N100 S660 I did earn I think almost 7 million credits and a ton of mileage points doing a 24hr race last weekend when I wasn't around.
     
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  3. MatskiMonk

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    It's odd that the method would make a difference unless the degree to which the car is actually rubbing the wall makes a difference.
     
  4. ca18detsilvia

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    I tried a few different ways and ended up using a PS4 CD case for the right amount of steering. Since I was farming for mileage points I was trying to get the lap times down to increase the lap count but it even worked with a stock power S660 too. Every time I tried it before it would sometimes hit the wall too hard and veer to far in the center of the track sometimes getting hit by the Gr.1 car and get suck up against the wall for a bit and then I wouldn't receive any credits. I'm not sure why the motion control works so much better but in addition to the fully upgraded Shelby that took me over a month to buy I now have a fully upgraded XJ13 to go with it that took me less than a week to get. I've just been setting up a race before I go to bed and while I'm at work. I know some may not like this method but I've been playing GTS since it came out and I find it much more enjoyable now to be able to test lap times with different cars and set ups when I have time to play rather than always grinding for credits and I still get to earn cars I never would be able to otherwise.
     
  5. dnlnnhs

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    Early on, players would start an endurance race, then park the car against the wall (or rubber band the brake), and let the higher class car run the laps, getting the credits for doing nothing - because they came in 2nd. PD put a stop to that. I suspect that other methods caused the car to crash and get "stuck" somewhere, invalidating any earnings - and mileage. The motion controller setup allows for fairly accurate adjustment of the steering (I have posted this method a few times here), just don't forget to turn off vibration! The goal being to rub the wall (not hit the wall), stay in the lane, and not crash.
     
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  6. MatskiMonk

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    Ah fair enough. I've only done it with bands and use a specific placement for the steering.

    Using a longer band going from the stick, around the back, and over the stick again, then pull the sides of the bands over to get the required steering input. Tends to hold it fairly steady.

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  7. GA 52

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    Completed a test drive of Blue Moon and Sarthe. Blue Moon the GT40 (N300) and Sarthe (Nostalgic) 330 P4. Ended up with Sarthe and 330 P4 to be the "winner". All clean races and the easiest. Results: Sarthe 1hr 02m 26sec - 2.160.000cr = 34.597 cr/min. Blue moon 1hr 00m 44s -1.875.000cr=
    30.873 cr/min. Thanks. :cheers:
     
  8. fastone371

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    I suppose your method of grinding all depends on what you want out of the game. You dont have to run the highest payout races to grind, there are plenty that payout over $200K with the clean race bonus. When they changed sport mode to week long "dailys" I was rather unhappy getting stuck with track or car combos that I did not care for. I spent 10-12 weeks doing nothing but higher payout campaign races all while going for clean race bonuses. It made me a better driver because I am so much more familiar with the tracks now. I dont drive with aids anymore, I dont use track markers or the concrete brake marker cones that will cause you to crash if you hit them during a sport mode race because some morons knocked them onto the track at every corner on the first lap. During that time I not only earned enough to buy all 6 of the $10 million plus cars I also got my level 50 trophy by going from level 45 to level 50. So grinding is not necessarily a bad thing. I already had all GR4, GR3, GR2, GR1, cars in the game (every race car and all but 2 or 3 VGT's plus a lot of N cars) so I really only had to focus on high dollar cars.
     
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  9. CustomX

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    On a practical note, its a bit of a hassle to set up motion steering, disable vibration every time. Is there any way to set up say 1 of my controllers to be on motion steering/stick pedals so I don't have to constantly switch between the two setups?

    Hopefully PD don't patch this out in the next few days. I'd like a few weeks to buy some cars. Is there any way to prevent one's game from updating to the latest version?
     
  10. ARTAsean

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    It's been 2+ months and PD still hasn't fixed the Daily Race disconnect, which is a huuuge game-breaking issue.

    PD isn't going to patch this. It's worked for over a year now.
     
  11. LeGeNd-1

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    It's still not faster credits/minute than XBOW N300, and you can't have the LaFerrari in the race, and you have to drive completely on the limit.

    XBOW: 375,000 / 11.5 = 32608
    RX500: 405,000 / 12.5 = 32400

    330 @ Sarthe is even quicker still (240,000 / 6.66 = 36036).

    Take it from a man who has grinded for all 7 high roller cars (https://www.kudosprime.com/gts/stats.php?profile=3050597). Grind for the 330 using the XBOW, and then grind using the 330. Just do 5 races a day, just a little over 30 mins. Much better for your PS4's longetivity than rubberbanding and you'll be a god at any online race in La Sarthe by the end of it. If the daily marathon is kind to you, great! But worst case scenario like me, it's still very much achievable.
     
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  12. Dad7261

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    Can you please explain me witch custome race you set up?
    Witch car? (and witch settings)
    Witch track and opponents?

    I have 250 hours of GT sport, level 47 and i'm very tired to repeat same race all the time... i will use auto drive me too.
    Thank you
     
  13. GA 52

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    LeGeNd-1 I did a test few days ago. More cr/min if you try this and slightly more interesting ... :)
    Quote: Completed a test drive of Blue Moon and Sarthe. Blue Moon the GT40 (N300) and Sarthe (Nostalgic) 330 P4. Ended up with Sarthe and 330 P4 to be the "winner". All clean races and the easiest. Results: Sarthe 1hr 02m 26sec - 2.160.000cr = 34.597 cr/min. Blue moon 1hr 00m 44s -1.875.000cr= 30.873 cr/min.
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    Cheers
     
  14. crooky369

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    Not the best way to make credits but quite amusing...

    Setup a custom race at Willow Springs Horse Shoe, 10 laps, 20 cars, starting grid of 1st, rolling start, boost off. Can set the start interval to max as well plus slipstream to weak for a little extra help.

    Set the opponent category as Group 4 and the opponent difficulty as Professional.

    ..Then enter a fully tuned N100 Mini Cooper (The old one!) with racing super soft tyres and enjoy as you pull away from the puzzled AI.

    A clean 10 lap race nets 232,500 which takes just under 10 minutes. So that's as good as 1.4 million per hour.

    I tried beating GR1, GR2 and GR3 cars but they're just too fast even with fuel consumption on to try and level things.
     
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  15. fastone371

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    I will definitely be trying this one, good catch.
     
  16. Famine

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    You're suggesting exactly the same thing as was in his post, only with a slower car for Blue Moon Bay, and your results have fewer credits per minute, not more.

    Incidentally, if you hit the "@" button before typing someone's username, they get notified that you've posted (like @LeGeNd-1), and if you use the multiquote feature you can quote more than one post at once with proper format. Like this:


     
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  17. GA 52

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    Oooops..... thanks!
     
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  18. LeGeNd-1

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    I tried something similar before while trying to find if there is a custom combo that gives better payout than BMB. Using the Miata N100 on RSS tyres, against Gr3 cars at Horseshoe. The credit payout doesn't scale linearly with laps/time, so doing more laps/longer race is actually less beneficial in terms of credit/time. The lowest number of laps I can win comfortably is 4 laps (with a lot of cutting and bumper cars, so no clean race bonus). Still not profitable enough compared to BMB. I think in custom race you don't get the Car Handicap multiplier (it's precalculated when you set the race settings, but it's not as generous), that's why I don't think you will ever break even with any combination in arcade mode.

    I'm miffed that PD removed the higher fuel/tyre consumption multipliers. The N100 vs Gr1 at Nordschleife trick with max fuel consumption was ingenious, and infinitely more fun than BMB/La Sarthe to drive, even though credits/time is still not as profitable.
     
  19. Aus_Azn

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    @crooky369 can you explain this? Was it patched with the December update, otherwise could you share a tune? Unless i'm super careful with the turns (and getting passed by the AI), this car seems to love flipping itself over (and passed by the AI).
     
  20. watashi49uk

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    If you're finding Blue Moon Bay tedious but don't want to resort to 'elastic banding', you could do worse than taking an N200 tune RX500 round Dragon Trail in the Premium Sports Lounge series.

    As Dragon Trail is less about pure speed than Blue Moon Bay, the RX500 in N200 form is fast enough to win fairly easily, even for me. Admittedly I used Racing Soft tyres, but as I won with over 10 seconds to spare from an F40 and a LaFerrari, I suspect I would have still been OK on harder rubber.

    The bottom line is that, with a 50% clean race bonus and a 170% handicap bonus, 405,000 credits are up for grabs in less than 19 minutes. It might not be quite as quick as when running Blue Moon Bay, but you might retain your sanity!
     
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  21. OxMontalvo

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    I currently ‘farm’ credits trough the GT League Red Bull X2014 pro race on the Red Bull Ring. You get 230.000 credits (that’s without the 50% bonus) for a race that takes about 11 minutes. It can be a bit tricky to get a clean race as the AI are driving chicanes at certain corners, but it shouldn’t take more than 3 laps to overtake them all. Once you overtook them all, the ‘catch-up’ kicks in and they are way to fast for you to lap. The great thing about this race is that it is 43.3 km long, so on days without much time, still a great race to earn some credits and a free car without a lot of effort, because it is a super easy race.
     
  22. Patricko

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    What's the fastest way right now to earn XP? I'm driving with N300 Xbow on Blue Moon but it's so boring that I'm always hitting someone and get none clear bonus... Any other more entertaining ways to earn easy and fast xp?
     
  23. Famine

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    From the new update 1.38, there is a new race in GT League Professional - Group 1 Cup.
    The one that is interesting here is the last race, the one at Monza.
    It is only 7 laps and with the fastest car available it is done in 9 minutes plus a few seconds, and will give a payout of Cr. 330.000,- for a clean race.
    Use the Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1, upgrade it, set the power to max and the weight to min. Use Racing soft tyres and setting the gearbox to max 390 km/h should get you a easy win in the shortest possible time. Also set BB at 0, at least that gave the best result for me.
    But be aware of the AI cars to get a clean race, you will pass them in 1 lap +.

    This is the best grind I know for now. Used the Blue Moon with the Lamborhini Miura at N300 for a long time now and welcome a new option that also gives a little more cash pr time unit.
     
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  25. zocker_16

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    Hi iSTIG! Using the Tomahawk GR.1 is even better for this races. It´s topspeed is over 400 km/h and passing everyone else on the straights really easy ;)

     
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  26. iSTIG

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    OK, Thanks a lot. A bit more tricky to drive than the Mazda, but I used your setup and improved a lot, got a 1:17 first round and 1:15's later, hopefully able to do 1:14's with some practice. :))
     
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