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- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Stimulate motorsports that is fantastic.
For starters, online is just plain awful. I have decent internets and I have NEVER seen an online GT race where the opponents moved/acted in a smooth, normal, lifelike manner. The cars move like waterbug ghosts, snapping in and out of existence like quantum particles. How you guys enjoy that mess is beyond my humble comprehension.
Even when I search YT for 'great' online race replays of GT 5 and 6, all I see are silly waterbugs jerking around the track. That is just SO far removed from the steady precision that is needed to experience something like a realistic auto race.
Also, jimi-san, please explain to me how one can choose a specific field of opponent cars to create the what-if scenarios that we all dream about and even kaz has mentioned? This can happen online, really? Will you be one of my 15 friends who will always be available in my very limited free time to hop on and pilot one of the custom wagons in my Shooting Brake Championship? Johnnypenso, don't even laugh because I will put you in that Volvo 240 GLT Estate Wagon for a hot round at Ascari monday night at 2am eastern! Lol!
Some of you are hilarious to watch as you swing at the branches of this problem known as gt6. Slightly better A.I. and a proper Event Creator and we can pull this thing out by the root! And since kaz has ZERO, I repeat ZERO interest in that, a hacked-save offline Opponent Selector is our only tangible hope.
Guys, I have two things to say on this topic. The first thing is a info, which most of you may care about. The second is my opinion, which most of you may not care about at all, but some of you may love argue with/against it .
Information first. I dont know if you guys already know, but the original source of the exposed saved data, that it is actually the decrypted saved data (that it is a bit different than exposed) is NGU (I dont know if quoting the non abreviation or the link is permited so I will keep saying NGU). And at NGU, a guy which has an account called something like "Red Guy", was the one who posted it. Reading the topic aside the first post, there are four things that are important:
- He got how to decrypt save game data, but he doesnt know, at least not yet, how to crypt it back in a way that the game accepts the save data, so we can say that he is only half-way done (but he says that the other half-way should be faster).
- The guy is confused, but at least from the last time I read the topic, he said that he was planning (he wasnt sure about) to release his tool after the LAST VGT went out on an update, in order to avoid being responsible for the eventual appearence of 2000 HP Civics, 93480193 HP X1´s and these sort of things. In the topic there is a discussing about this matter.
- There is something like a month the decrypted news was posted and the guy didnt post anything about any new progress and all he said that the tool he developed would bring the ability of creating hybrids in a way alike GT5, but he said absolutely nothing about the secret menu. Months earlier, there was a topic about this and the answer of some members of NGU was: "Some decrypted codes indicates that it is on GT6, carried from GT5, but nobody knows how to unlock it".
- He is not in a hurry of releasing it. His posts indicates, but he doesnt assume, that he is doing the work in a slow pace.
Now my opinion part. To be more straight, my opinion about the opponent selector at the secret menu: I think it should be allowed, and that it would save GT6 offline mode (any offline race at GT6 is boring, some of them upsets me, really! It just works for cruising).
PD want offliners to go online, as I explained somewhere months ago (resuming it: On a GTP news there is a quote saying that PD considered turning GT into a service, so you pay it monthly. By their movements of downgrading the arcade mode of GT6, we can say that they are trying to convert "offliners" to "onliners"). With that on mind, and their downgrading on several areas, I can say that they dont have ZERO interest on it, actually their interest on it is negative. They dont want it to happen.
I really like GT series, I think GT5 was a good game and did a good job on GT Series. But GT6 is a bit different. In both GT5 and GT6, out of GTP, I organized some online races, in the form of spots ones, endurances and championships, actually dozens of them. I tried to keep on my country because the connection problems gets worse than it is when we race internationally. And in the last semester of last year I went completely offline, this year Im on both sides and all I can say are these things:
- Finding 15, even 10, people that matches your way of racing, in the exactly way that arcade mode can meet, is difficult, nearly impossible (impossible for some cases). It requires at least hard effort and several failures to find such people.
- Even if you find them, arcade mode races ends with exactly the same number of pilots that it has started, always. Even if these people doesnt have any intention of getting out of the race because they are not on the position they expected to be, even if they are really sporty, the server would fail and sometimes their connection would fail.
- Even if you find them, find a way of everyone, absolute everyone, become really sporty and find a way of making a miracle of making the race starts with X people and get done with not less than X people, you would take more time setting up the race, and you would have to wait everyone show up. And if you are the organizer, a lot more would be required to setup the race, since you have to start a topic explaining things, you would have to post results, see and judge accidents (I had some accidents on GT5 arcade mode which were very difficult to judge). Also, you have to optimize the time that most of people can show up, and you have to set things days, weeks in championship cases, before you go racing. You cant just say "Hey I wanna race today" and 5 minutes later go racing with everybody in.
I dont think that in GTP these things would be different.
For these reasons, i think offline got some advantages. Online got the advantage of, lets say, alive opponents, but in a good offline mode you can race your way when you want, how many times you want. And the other problem, that is a hard one, of online race is the, lets say, human "drama". Its people that complain to take advantage to themselves, its people appearing and disappearing, etc.
To be honest my real wish is that he just released a secret menu unlocker and no more than that (I dont think thats going to happen). Some people can be right, as well as they can be wrong, when they say that hybrids destroys other people experience. But there is no way the Opponent selector, and maybe all the feature of the secret menu, harm or affect anybody else then its own user. Even if someone appears with the intention of destroying others people experience with the secret menu, it cant be done. Just imagine how stupid would be someone who tried to do it. "Hey, lets pick up some opponents selection and then go to the online room make some guys depressed" would be laughable. But "Hey, lets pick up our 2000 HP Civic and then go to the online room make some guys upset" would be bad.
If Gran Turismo became an online-only game I would never purchase another copy. I've only been playing Gran Turismo since I bought a copy of GT6 in mid December 2013. In 9+ months of very faithful playing, I have probably spent a total of maybe 5% of my time in the online rooms section. And of that 5% of my total time in an online room, I've probably dedicated 90% of that time to driving in a Public Free Run/Cruise room where I'm just doing solo laps on Nordschleife testing out some tunes I applied or personal modifications I'm trying out.If Polyphony Digital really does plan to take Gran Turismo in the Online-only direction, I'm out. I believe that most players are with me in this regard, and it would seal the fate of this once-great franchise. Are they not aware (man it seems like I ask that a lot ) of the loud reaction to the infamous Xbone announcement of going exclusively online at that game show last year??
This is simply not true. Many games do this, on several platforms. All it requires is a separation of the offline and the online part of your profile. Offline part is stored locally on your machine and the online part is kept on SEN.because there's no sure-fire way to separate offline from online.
Good old Game Shark, hit the boost & send the other cars careening off the corners. It seemed to boost all the cars, always good for a laugh. Maxed out credits & all cars 1 credit, never drive a car more than once. I think you could set no wear for your tires & unlimited fuel too. Didn't cause a problem as it didn't affect anyone but you.
Now you kids get off of my lawn...
This is simply not true. Many games do this, on several platforms. All it requires is a separation of the offline and the online part of your profile. Offline part is stored locally on your machine and the online part is kept on SEN.
Illegal means violating a law or statute. Terms of service is a contract between you and another party as in, I provide this service and you agree to do this and not this. Contracts can and are routinely broken without breaking any laws or statutes.
The whole point, is that it's not illegal.but hacking is violating the Terms of service. so could argue and say it is but i understand what you mean.