GT Sport World Tour 2020 Sydney

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  1. 05XR8

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    The World Tours are nearly F1 types of events. In that, the same driver's drive around in the series. Only a couple get switched around. I'd rather there be all new players each time. Just seems the same players are nearly celebrity status(in the GT World anyway).

    If that's the point Kaz and team want to make, fine. I just feel it should be one event and done. Next all new line up.
     
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  2. bduddy

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    So you'd rather get worse and worse players each event instead of the ones that consistently do well?
     
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  3. 05XR8

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    The whole Gran Turismo planet and you think it'll get worse and worse?

    You do know there are players other than the ones featured all the time, that are pretty good drivers.
     
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  4. GTPorsche

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    It's not about the pretty good drivers, it's about who the best drivers are. This isn't a participation championship.
     
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  5. 05XR8

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    That's what the whole thing is about. There all players of Gran Turismo. The same way GT Academy was. You got different driver's each time.

    It's cool that PD have this World Tour. However, there is room for drivers to be changed each event.
     
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  6. GTPorsche

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    That's not the point. If drivers want to unseat others, then they're gonna have to step up and earn the spots. This FIA Championship is not about giving everyone a chance at the world events.
     
  7. 05XR8

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    However, one believes races would be worse and worse. When the ones that did consistently well we're blocking and punting players off.

    My point is, we could still see good racing from other participants.
     
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  8. R1600Turbo

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    Not allowing drivers to participate in both Nations and Manufacturers would be a good start.
     
  9. theschledy

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    I dunno this live event sounds like a participation championship to me.

    I'm not saying you're wrong about the drivers, but some variety would be nice. Personally I think the pretty good drivers can put on just as good a show as the top splitters.

    I don't want to say the quickest drivers should be excluded, but it would be nice if they could open things up a little bit. The reality is the FIAs in their current format are a waste of time for 98% of the people that take part. If I (A mid-level A ranked driver) had a slight chance at making a live event I'd be way more invested in it. I remember at one of the last events the guy who qualified couldn't make it(I think it was Hyundai?), and their replacement was someone who I had raced against quite a few times. I was way more interested in cheering them on than the rest of the event.

    That's just me, I understand not everybody would want that scenario. But it just feels like we're watching the same thing over and over.
     
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  10. GTPorsche

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    I guess we should be demanding that top tier motorsport replace their drivers each race.

    "Sorry Lewis, you're leading the championship after one race, but we've got to get someone else in the car instead."
     
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  11. 05XR8

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    When GT Sport players start getting paid, then, we'll have that to look at. As it is, players off the street(or in their homes) is where players come from.
    How about, "Good job, Igor. Thank you for participating. We hope you will keep watching as we bring in the next wave of players"?
     
  12. theschledy

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    Lol I would love to know how you got to this conclusion after reading my post.

    Just a simple suggestion for making the FIAs a little more relevant, that's all.
     
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  13. GTPorsche

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    If you guys want something different, eSports is not where that's gonna be. Players being paid or not, it's still going to be the best of the best. That's just how it is.
     
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    I mean GT Academy finalists weren't allowed to participate again. Not sure how this is any different.
     
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  15. theschledy

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    Well the two previous FIA champions won't be at this live event. So this isn't really watching the 'best of the best'.
     
  16. GTPorsche

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    This doesn't have a real world racing seat lined up as a prize, nor does it have a reality show attached.
     
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    Point one taken but I doubt the show had anything to do with it.
     
  18. GTPorsche

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    Probably not, just saying.
    They skipped events last year when they were safe for the final event. As it is, this first event doesn't even have FIA season results attached to it so it's all invite only, instead of invite based on season standings. Still, it's going to be those that have been to events previously I would assume.
     
  19. theschledy

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    I don't recall Lewis Hamilton doing anything like that. Maybe eSports and F1 aren't the same.
     
  20. 05XR8

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    It's not absolute. Things can change. I don't know what PD plan for the future.
     
  21. CLowndes888

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    An international event, or a world event in this case, means that more than one country is competing. Say, a soccer game between the UK and Spain is international, as it's contest by two nations. It's called the GT Sport World Tour because people from nations all over the world are competing. Doesn't mean every country on Earth mate.
     
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    If we can get some drivers from Mars or Jupiter, PD can even call it the GT Sport Galaxy tour. Or wait...... there are some alien drivers already.:p
     
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    So Australia gets a world tour stop and all this salt comes out? When a band goes on a world tour do they visit every single country?

    Pretty sure the original quote was about not all countries eligible to have participants, which is correct but most countries with the majority of the GT player pool are eligible to participate and it's good enough to call it a world championship
     
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  24. watto79

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    Speaking of which, what's with the Miss Universe competition? Doesn't seem right.
     
  25. Loverson

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    Want to say that i understand the thought of fresh drivers but gotta remind that is not that simple:
    For once, the quality of driving can change drastically.
    Second, availability of a player. There has been moments where they had to change driver and was problematic. (I remember there was a time an A+ player had to be switched with a B player and he was one of the top of a manufacturer team so imagine).
    Third, the rankings with online play a lot in factor. .. So not another easy one.

    I think the Pro-Am race and other events try to balance out on those, at least my opinion
     
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  26. stpatty

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    I'd just like to say the eyelashes in particular are much worse in person.
     
  27. sparkytooth

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    I for one can't wait for the Antarctica round of the real FIA GT World Tour. Whoever dies of hypothermia first gets a 10 second penalty and gets switched out for a D class driver for the next round in Syria.
     
  28. Oberdan

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    I Want one world tour ot Brazil
    it would be cool to solve some things around here.
     
  29. Dimitri

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    They are relevant.

    As far as I know, any player over 18 with enough talent and perseverance could out qualify the Lightning’s, Cody’s and Fraga’s if they do better in FIA and get their spot in the next WC. As long as the top guys keep qualifying well, they’ll be invited. If someone better comes along, some of the current best would have to stay at home.
     
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  30. theschledy

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    Forza has a competition in Toronto that has a 20k grand prize (I think the organizers put on a GT tourney in Canada a few years ago). That's more than anything GT can offer me right now. I'm probably not quick enough to actually win that, but I'd much rather take part in that, instead of competing for some random FIA points. But that's just me.