Online Shuffle Mode For User Created Public & Private Lobbies
For those of you who don't know what Shuffle Race mode was in GT5, simply put the game randomly chose a car which it loaned you for the race (see gif). All you had to do was join a Shuffle lobby & click "Go To Track", simples. It made racing in online lobbies fast & hassle free as you didn't have to spend ages in your garage finding a car, or tuning it either (all races were Tuning Prohibited). Couple that with the fact that most lobbies ran sprint races with Reverse Grids, & it became the crack cocaine of online racing with races happening every few minutes. After many years of hosting & racing in online Shuffle rooms in GT5, here's what I'd like to see in implemented in GT Sport.
GT Sport Shuffle Mode Ideas 💡
Hosts can set the room to Road Cars, Race Cars, or Mixed Cars. *
Hosts have the option to enable or disable BoP while in Shuffle Mode.
Hosts have the option to enable or disable every single available track via a tick box.
Hosts have the option to enable or disable every single available car class via a tick box. *
Hosts have the option to shuffle both tracks or car classes, & either or neither via a tickbox.
Hosts have the option to enable or disable every single available car in each class via a tick box.
Hosts have the option to enable a one-make race, & then Shuffle mode chooses a car at random from the selected class.
Room participants can vote for track &/or car class depending on what Shuffle options have been chosen by the host.
Quitters from the previous race start from the very back of the grid, even when the room is set to Reverse Grid.
Racers new to the room will start from the back of the grid for their first race, but in front of any quitters.
You don't need to own any of the cars for Shuffle racing, as the Shuffle Mode provides them all.
All Shuffle Mode races are Tuning Prohibited, just like they were in Gran Turismo 5.
Filters for Race, Road, & Mixed are available when searching for lobbies. *
Tyres are fixed like in GT5, Shuffle is not for the Racing Soft Brigade!
Question: How popular was Shuffle racing in GT5?
Answer: follow this link to find out.
Because hosts in GT5 named their rooms either "Clean Shuffle", "Shuffle" or "Dirty Shuffle", the races were very clean in the Clean Shuffle rooms as a result because most of the dirty drivers chose to drive in the dirty rooms instead (see video of a typical clean public lobby below). If only the same principle was applied to Sport Mode...
Other threads about Shuffle racing
Really enjoyed watching Trial Mountain again. Was going... Brake, brake brake, wait for it, wait for it, Go go go... Like I was playing it myself. Still looks great.
Oh aye, shuffle races... Absolutely. 👍