How to Improve and Maintain a Good Sportsmanship Rating in GT Sport

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Jump_Ace

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    Awesome write up. Makes me think of:




    Jerome
     
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  3. VanessaMagick

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    An excellent primer for newer players, although a lot of it is common sense.

    A few more 'advanced' tricks that helped me gain SR:

    1) Pit early.
    Just like in real motorsports, one of the advantages you can gain from pitting 'out of turn' is having a clear track. On an 8-lap race where just about everybody is going to make a pit, the vast majority of players are going to pit after Lap 4 or Lap 5. Pitting on Lap 3 might cause you to lose time to tyre wear right near the end of the race, but you might more than make up for it by having a lap or two sitting comfortably behind the pack where you can drive as fast and free as you like without worrying about collisions.

    2) Qualify late.
    In FIA races, you also gain/lose SR during the qualifier. When you exit the pits to begin qualifying is entirely up to you! By just sitting and chilling in the pits for a minute or two, you can exit the pits at your leisure when you see an open stretch of track. Not only will this, like the first trick, give you more freedom to race without worrying about contact, you'll probably find yourself getting better qualifiers as well. If somebody exits the pits at about the same time as you, you might even consider slowing down during the out-lap to let them pass.

    3) Game the system... a little.
    The SR system seems to put a bit more weight onto you when you're close to other racers. It doesn't seem to be a huge difference, but you'll gain more SR by driving clean in or near the pack than when you're all by your lonesome. This is something that can be useful. If you're making a good pace, you can race as conservatively as possible by staying juust behind the pack - near enough that you'll be close on the corners, but far enough that you're still relatively safe from collisions. You'll find yourself earning more SR if you stay consistent.

    4) Let people overtake you cleanly.
    Similar to the previous point, the game will also reward you for being overtaken without contact. There's a fine line to cross between 'defensive driving' and 'blocking' - when in doubt, you could probably benefit from just letting them overtake, even if you think you can probably defend your position. Clean attacking/defending is the whole fun of competitive racing, of course, but if you want to see that SR go up, the game will notice you letting other players through.

    5) Don't play Tokyo races.
    What are you, insane?
     
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  4. Blacki2k2

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    Haha, nice post vanessa, especially point five. Just posted this tokyo race in another thread, but it fits here to your fifth point very well :D
     

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  5. user3392345

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    Also very useful, even if u not a noob, worth to watch!
     
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  6. PSN:And-War

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    did the daily GT3 race today tokyo Street race, it was like bumper cars I was punted to the back, but at the end of the race I had not penalties and got 4th! still something doesn need to be done
     
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  7. VanessaMagick

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    Yeaaah, Tokyo races are a hilarious exercise in horror.
     
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  8. potvinsuks

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    My favorite Driving Tip was number #9 - Cockpit Mode Only :).
     
  9. Vader86

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    Easy to move up in SR, stay on track, don't hit anybody, you'll move up.
     
  10. Jamie Bbbbb

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    Am I the only one who thinks people pay too much attention to SR? At the end of the day, the less you crash, the better you will do (generally speaking), and so the higher your DR will be and the better racing you will have. I want a good SR but it should not stop one from racing hard and fast.
     
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  11. Lord Protector

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    I've never ever experienced that somebody who overshoots a corner actually runs off track rather than divebombs into me.

    I on the other hand always do it.
     
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  12. SavageEvil

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    Good set of statues to go by, also when braking from high speeds always take note of what's happening in the rear view when you brake and line up your corner attack, I have caught many dive bombers trying to use me and I just hold straight as their calculations goes out the window as I'm not where they expected me to be and I safely drive past their rubble. This doesn't work when there are too many cars behind as one of them can get plowed into and you can do nothing about any of that, but when it's one of two cars you can clearly see, you can make adjustments to prepare for the vaunted online idiot.
     
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  13. MikeV27

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    Don't move around in the braking zone unless you want to get hit. Willing to bet 99% of people who constantly complain about bad driving are in fact playing a part in these incidents.
     
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    First you have to realize that many people have no idea what a "braking zone" even is, some folks don't even try to anticipate the car ahead braking point would be different from their own or the driver themselves has their own braking lines. I had a great race for 5th place with another race I was in a Viper and he a Beetle GR.3 and his braking points were vastly different from mine on Tokyo but we never collided I we were sometimes nose to tail, I would let off the gas when I got too close before the braking zone, his braking point was far deeper than mine but coming out of the corner we ended up nose to tail again. We drove like this for 3 of 4 laps, I would always pass him on the straight without slip streaming, the Viper has a slightly higher top end and acceleration but the Beetle holds corners like a pro.
     
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    We're missing one very important point.

    6) Don't be an :censored:
    Seriously. Don't be that person. Looking at you last place drivers who dump the leader trying to pass them.
     
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    I don't pay it any attention and never let it dictate how I race but it's glaringly obvious seeing a lot of people going over the top to protect their high SR.

    I can only guess they've had a bad experience (or two) from other S ranks but don't let it temper how you drive. You've got to trust the other driver until they prove otherwise.
     
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    I don't think anybody who needs that advice particularly cares about improving their SR.
     
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    Most of the people here do race clean, its the rammers at corners that have ruined gt sport for me, im still learning to be a fast racer , its hard with idiots on track.
     
  19. vonMarshall

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    I only ever damage my SR when I ignore my 2 cardinal rules.

    Spend time qualifying. Know the track well enough to put 10+ laps in qualifying all within a second of each other (and coincidentally I normally qualify 5th or higher)

    Only run in the 8+ lap races.

    I always seem to maintain or improve my SR like this .

    The moment I think “let’s try that 4 lap race” I trash my SR
     
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    Some of the people i came up against in SR B could really do with some more lessons in respect i think (it was only the Nurburgring GP races i ran in as they were 8 laps)
     
  21. VFOURMAX1

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    This attitude is exactly what the designs of the system is trying to accomplish, go out and race how you race and the system will place you in the ranking level with other racers that are looking for or a driving in a manner similar to yours.:tup:

    If you are a rubbing is racing racer then SR B is probably a better fit for your race style and other racers will not be as upset with some contact as those in SR S are looking for no or very minimal contact type of racing.

    Again the rankings are not a bar measuring advancement but rather to place you with similar skilled and like minded opponents within the Sport races. Nothing less or nothing more.
     
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    I just want to get down to SR.B so matchmaking has more choice and stops putting rabbits up front. I only managed to get down to 96 after 5 Tokyo races. Perhaps I'll go bump drafting on Bluemoon bay later. SR.S is all red at the end of the race as well on Tokyo, might as well go to SR.B
     
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    That is due as much or more to the design of the "track" than a racers SR rating. That circuit should have never been considered a proper venue for online sport races.
     
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    I'm SRS which never seems to change but I really don't mind contact either. We all make mistakes from time to time.
     
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    I’m tired of the ones who have to bump the side of your car in the corners and down the straightaway to pass. More times than not I’ve been pushed off track because someone wants to use my car as a guardrail so they can pass me. I have an A-S rating and I’ve been in races where even S-S drivers drive like this. Faster or not you still have to have manners while racing.
     
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    I thought Vanessa was a girls name.

     
  27. Sven Jurgens

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    You can't cut corners and apparently people can't overtake without cutting the corner or simply stay within track boundaries. And of course it's too easy for the one being overtaken to push the other car into the wall. It's not the track's fault, just what happens when there are actual physical track boundaries. Same stuff happens on Bathurst, or in the Dragontrail chicane.

    The track is prone to the pinball effect though. One bad apple can create maximum chaos. Perhaps a sudden death challenge mode would work. Touch a wall or push/punt somebody into a wall and DQ. Perhaps that will teach people to respect track boundaries :) Might be very lonely races.
     
  28. K1LLD0z3R

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    Drive clean and forget about your DR.
     
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    I do feel that to some extent that he view or camera you choose would affect hitting other drivers as I believe that some simply can't see you such as in bonnet view or cockpit view which hinders vision depending of what car is being used
     
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  30. kilesa4568

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    I dread to think how competitive the top classes are... Further down the rankings you see plenty of mistakes for passes but if nobody is making a mistake in your group, impatience rears its ugly head.

    I could probably reach A with a bit of dedication but I can't help thinking I'll be way out of my depth. So much so that I'll keep it relaxed and stay in B.:lol:

    As for Tokyo. Boycott the bugger. If nobody races on it, they'll hopefully get the message and not run the dailies there any more.
     
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