Finally upped DR to A; Don't want to race online anymore!

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by sinncere27, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. sinncere27

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    Just took foreeever to move my DR up, just kind of want to rest on my laurels for a bit and not risk a couple of bad races that'll bring me back down to B. :lol:

    Maybe I should go back to my Campaign and do some races I haven't done yet. Anyone know if campaign results affect DR?
     
  2. Woodybobs

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    Create a second PSN account and rank it up. It won't take long to get it to a level where you get to have competitive races any time you want without worrying about DR.
     
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  3. Pigems

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    Yup, I second this. I’m currently trying to get my + this week at Big Willow, but after that(if I succeed anyways :lol: ) this account will be for lobbies and FIA races only. I’ll go back to using my second account for worry free Daily Racing. :)
     
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  4. CTznOfTime

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    This is a good idea....

    Maybe I should also create a second account in order to play GTS as a dick head and not worry about my rating, while the main account will be used for official races, where I will be driving carefully and applying everything i have learned from the dick head account (what not to do...).

    The dick head account will be used as a practice.

    I have been holding myself back from driving online for over two months since I started GTS in fear that my original rating would be negatively affected (E/B).
     
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  5. sinncere27

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    Hmm.

    (checks to see if "insinncere27" is available)
     
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  6. Woodybobs

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    Woah, people don't become "dick heads" after creating a second GTS profile. It's an inherent characteristic.
     
  7. ARTAsean

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    They’re talking about DR, not SR. Being A+ is really stressful for most players and just .. not fun TBH. A 2nd account lets you move away from driving the Meta car all the time and obsessing over qualifying. And just enjoying mid-pack battles.
     
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  8. R1600Turbo

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    Same. I'm at A+ now and just don't have any desire to race online outside of FIA stuff and GTP leagues right now. Haven't done any dailies in a few weeks.
     
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  9. sinncere27

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    I didn't know Lobby and FIA races don't affect DR. I should dabble in those.
     
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    Pretty sure FIA does.
     
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  11. noshog

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    Ratings will come and go, if you enjoy racing...Just Race !
     
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  12. Spongeinside

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    Regular lobby racing doesn’t affect DR or SR, only dailies and FIA.
     
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  13. sinncere27

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    All the more reason to enjoy a mini victory that's fleeting!
     
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  14. Crazy Taylor

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    Join an online community, either on gtplanet or on discord gaming chat app.
     
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  15. eran0004

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    Then most players shouldn’t aim for an A+ ranking. Just play the game and let your skill level determine how you are ranked, instead of trying to force yourself into a place where you don’t belong.
     
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  16. BradleyLove

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    I think this is one of the limitations of the current DR system. Not sure what the answer is though?

    Never being able to lose DR doesn’t feel right.

    Perhaps some kind of “season” approach, with a DR only reset at the start of each season? Dunno.
     
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    But what would be the point in building up any points at all if you were just going to be reset ever so often anyways? That’s the reason people hoard points now is because of the fear of a reset if they keep racing.
     
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  18. BradleyLove

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    It could make folks race more often as why worry about losing DR if there’s a reset anyway?

    Dunno, trying to think of something more akin to sports where it’s always in your best interest to compete.
     
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  19. Haitauer

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    Been there.. i was i think 1-2 months off the dailies after reaching drA. Was just too stressful to hover just barely in drA.

    Since i have got a dr reset and kinda forget about dr. Wont have time to go beyond drA anyways. :cheers:
     
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  20. Woodybobs

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    If I have time to practise for an event then my skill level is obviously higher than the times where I just hop into a race. Two accounts allows me to do both. Ideally I would like to find a decent lobby whenever I want, but it can be a frustrating experience when I'm short on time.
    It kind of is. It's like playing football competitively one day and having a kick about the next day with your mates. Both are fun but for different reasons.
     
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  21. Draggon

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    I barely got to A/S then had one of those miracle races where I gained an immense 1700 points. That's when I started a second account. :lol:
     
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  22. Lazybike

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    I would take DR away from dailies and FIA, give a DR based on campaign missions, driving tests and circuit experience, you complete those then get an online rating, you can go back and try and improve your rating at any time, leave dailies and FIA affecting SR rating only.
     
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  23. Bloodytears

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    I've been close to A so often, and usually there came next week with races I couldn't get use to and it stayed B all the time to very end. Personally see I can't run in A lobbies at all, usually at very end of pack with no hope to be any better. Still don't understand that system to push me from mid peak into total doom and disappointment.

    Anyway, congrats for leaving this cursed B club:).
     
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  24. sinncere27

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    If I didn't have to see it, then I wouldn't even think about it. Out of sight, out of mind.
     
  25. Voodoovaj

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    Why not just make A+ the next goal? If it went up to A, even if it dips back into B, you will likely be racing the same people.

    I say just keep the trend going.
     
  26. sinncere27

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    Sure. But like I said, just enjoying the momentary victory. :)
     
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  27. Marius789

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    I hit A once. Then after getting the Sport trophies I didn’t care. I even let my little bro play for a long time. He dropped it down to D and then back up to C lmao. I couldn’t believe how clean he was though. Been C/S ever since.
     
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  28. MIE1992

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    I think one idea would be to at least have separate DR/SR ladders for each championship, and the Daily Race one would be another separate ladder. IIRC that's sorta like what they do with the Pokemon Battle Spot. Ideally, I'd make the game so that there's no real incentive to just "hoard" points, but instead race more "sincerely," if that's a good word, in that they're not simply racing to build DR/SR but to legitimately improve themselves, or have fun, and so on. It's a bit like some good critiques I've heard of exp systems in some games, where exp was originally a way to turn something abstract like skill into something more tangible like in classic RPGs, but sometimes it can be abused in game design as part of a "carrot on a stick" machination, where the game isn't fun in itself, but all just a means to gain exp.

    Ideally, in my general philosophy of game design, exp (or its equivalent) should be something more in-line of why exp was even invented as a mechanic - to reflect skill and legitimate experience. IMO these days, I'd argue a lot of achievements/trophies have replaced that - though I certainly wouldn't say that all achievements/trophies are well-designed. But you can't tell me that something like getting the "Beat Zico" and "Zone Zeus" trophies on WipEout HD isn't a reflection of skill.
     
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  29. dazdilly75

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    The Driver rating system is flawed, in that it doesnt take into account other aspects of the game, outside of the online mode. There needs to be more reward for completing the career mode. A contribution to the driver rating would be a welcome incentive for those who dont feel confident enough to enter sport mode. As an A rated driver daily races are remeniscent to a casino, because you are gambling on someone not destroying your race and your rating. I got to A then i fell to C and then I made it back to A again. I will probably make another account as I would like to race with more freedom and not be the perfectionist required to mantain an A rating.
     
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  30. stpatty

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    You've done just under 200 races. It was almost 900 before I reached DR A. Here's my KP graph:

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    In the weeks before I made it to A I avoided daily races. Generally I find the quality of racing in FIA races to be better, and the longer (well, sort of) format lets you profit from mistakes more readily. I struggled and struggled and would have a good result then a bad one to mostly cancel each other out, so it never really went anywhere. I ended up about as close I could get, being the only B driver against a field of A in a Gr.4 race at Suzuka. I thought I was never getting there. Then I made it. As you can see I lasted two days before I spent a weekend rage quitting or getting punted to another dimension. Then I got back up again.

    Even though I said I stuck to FIA races because the quality of the racing is better, even at a threshold as relatively low as this you're going to struggle if you're only doing a couple of races a week, every other day. Couple that with the fact you're going to be paranoid about losing places, or what the number on your car is relative to your position, you're missing the point of the game if you ask me. The amount of points you get in an FIA race isn't going to get you to a World Tour event or even really mean much in the end up, so why worry about getting low scores if you're only ever going to be able to compete for low scorers because you're a bit rusty every time you play?

    Besides, if you race against faster and better drivers, you'll get better yourself. That's how it works, right?
     
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