SlideFX -- We're recruiting. The requirements? Hands and eyeballs.

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  1. SFX_Adavicro

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    Welcome to the SlideFX Headquarters

    Established 1-15-2010

    Our team colors are Baby Seal Tears with Unicorn Fart Metallic colored wheels.

    We here at Slide Effects are a close-knit group of friends that share a passion for cars, drifting, and motorsports in general. The team started on Forza 3, forged from individuals that found commonality in going sideways, and soon solidified itself as a respected team. Our team did not earn respect through battling and personal records, but instead from being involved in the community, helping others, and keeping clear of drama. We dont like to take things too seriously, either, we're always up for a good laugh and it definitely shows when we get together for a slide. We will continue on in Forza 3 as that's where it all started, but there's nothing wrong with being multi-platform. Regardless, we're making a partial move over to Gran Turismo 5 and this will be the place where we have general discussions, share photos, organize sessions, and more. Feel free to stop by and get involved, meet the team and hopefully have a cheap laugh or two! See you on the track!​

    We are recruiting by invite only.




    Roster:


    SFX Adavicro
    Team Leader
    Name: Adam
    Age: 24
    Location: Arkansas, USA
    PSN ID: SFX_Adavicro
    ALT ID: Adavicro
    XBL GT: SFX Adavicro
    GTP: Adavicro
    Favorite Track: Toscana
    Favorite Section: Circuito de Madrid Reverse
    Weapon of Choice: 1970 Dodge Challenger RM
    Sidearm: Nissan Silvia S13 / Sprinter Trueno AE86
    Wheel or Controller?: Wheel
    Fun Fact: I merge without looking.
    Quote: "Hey Canada, got a mic?"


    SFX Pwner
    Co-Leader
    Name: Jeremy
    Age: 25
    Location: New York, USA
    PSN ID: SFX_Pwner
    ALT ID: CurrentlyFapping
    XBL GT: I RagingPwner I
    GTP: RagingPwner
    Favorite Track: Tsukuba
    Favorite Section: Undetermined
    Weapon of Choice: Corvette ZR1
    Sidearm: 1969 Camaro RM
    Wheel or Controller?: Controller
    Fun Fact: I sound like I'm 10 years old.
    Quote: "I'm boring so I don't have a quote."


    SFX Fadam
    Member
    Name: Adam
    Age: 21
    Location: England, UK
    PSN ID: SFX_Fadz
    ALT ID: Fadam23
    XBL GT: SFX Fadam
    GTP: Fadam
    Favorite Track: Toscana
    Favorite Section: Undetermined
    Weapon of Choice: BMW M3 E92
    Sidearm: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
    Wheel or Controller?: Wheel
    Fun Fact: I solve problems by shouting.
    Quote: "Niceeeeee"


    SFX Dcube
    Member
    Name: Jason
    Age: 30
    Location: New York, USA
    PSN ID: SFX_Cubekiller
    ALT ID: DCUBEx
    XBL GT: SFX Dcube
    GTP: dcube
    Favorite Track: Autumn Ring Mini Reverse
    Favorite Section: Undetermined
    Weapon of Choice: Maserati GranTurismo
    Sidearm: Some Random Race Car
    Wheel or Controller?: Wheel
    Fun Fact: I hate everyone.
    Quote: "Christopher, I'm going to kill you."


    SFX CircuitHero
    Member
    Name: Andy
    Age: 20
    Location: New York, USA
    PSN ID: SFX_CircuitHero
    ALT ID: DC2CircuitHero
    XBL GT: SJD Blu3diamond
    GTP: DC2CircuitHero
    Favorite Track: Autumn Ring Mini Reverse
    Favorite Section: Undetermined
    Weapon of Choice: Mecedes C63
    Sidearm: Nissan S14
    Wheel or Controller?: Wheel
    Fun Fact: I only know 2 facts about ducks and they're both wrong.
    Quote: "Word!"


    SFX Kustomz
    Member
    Name: Matt
    Age: 25
    Location: Michigan, USA
    PSN ID: SFX_Kustomz
    ALT ID: BS_Kustomz
    XBL GT: LumpyTunic
    GTP: BS_Kustomz
    Favorite Track: Special Route Stage 5
    Favorite Section: Circuito de Madrid Reverse
    Weapon of Choice: Sprinter Trueno AE86
    Sidearm: Renault 5 Turbo
    Wheel or Controller?: Wheel
    Fun Fact: I am ranked #287 in the world on the Monza drift sector in a VW Beetle.
    Quote: "I have a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it."


    SFX BkS
    Member
    Name: Baljit
    Age: 17
    Location: Scotland, UK
    PSN ID: SFX_BkS
    ALT ID: BkS-y0
    XBL GT: SFX-BkS
    GTP: BkS
    Favorite Track: Nurburgring 24 Hours
    Favorite Section: Suzuka
    Weapon of Choice: BMW E85 Z4.
    Sidearm: Jaguar S-Type R
    Wheel or Controller?: Wheel
    Fun Fact: I shout a lot at my wee brother.
    Quote: "Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer!"


    SFX Nightpyre
    Member
    Name: David
    Age: 33
    Location: Virginia, USA
    PSN ID: SFX_Nightpyre
    ALT ID: Nightpyre-
    GTP: Nightpyre
    Favorite Track: Circuito de Madrid Reverse
    Favorite Section: Circuito de Madrid Reverse
    Weapon of Choice: RX-7 Spirit R
    Sidearm: Nismo 380RS Super Leggera
    Wheel or Controller?: Controller
    Fun Fact: I've raced in the real world.
    Quote: "Blame Canada!"




    About the SlideFX lobbies:



    General Info:
    Typical Maximum Players Allowed: 5-12
    Times that you may see the lobby online: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM CST or 6:00 PM GMT - 6:00 AM GMT

    Our team hosts regular drifting lobbies on nearly a daily basis and everyone is welcome. We drift, we cruise, we chill and just generally try to have fun. For anyone who wants to practice, learn, or just have some tandems with randoms feel free to come by and hopefully you'll have a good time. Below is general information about the lobby we host in hopes it will be of use.

    Also, it should be noted that you won't see a "normal" track rotation filled with your usual Tsukuba, Suzuka then Fuji and back again, but a more varied selection. Sure we visit those tracks, but with over 60+ custom layouts there's always something new going on. From sprawling Toscana tracks to tight kart layouts there's a little bit of everything. We might even slide around on some snow or gravel in our FR drifters just for fun. Some well known and also underground sections from the regular GT5 track list will also show their ugly faces often, with sections from Madrid Reverse, Deep Forest, Grand Valley, Cape Ring and many, many others.

    Lobby Notes:*
    • RWD Only
    • FR Layout Preferred
    • Unlimited Horsepower
    • Comfort Medium/Comfort Hard Only
    • All Assists Off, ABS is allowed
    • Grip/Track Edge set to Real
    • Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption Off
    • Damage is Off
    • Mic is preferred, but not necessary
    • Use Common Sense
    • Have Fun



    Common Courtesy:*
    I really shouldn't have to put this here, but it's just a heads up for anyone that would like to know good drifting etiquette as far as being respectful on the track is concerned.

    • The No Overtaking Policy -- It's common sense really, don't overtake unless it's necessary. When drifting with other people, the goal should be to try to follow their line to the best of your abilities, not try to grip up and time attack through the inside. So please, try to hold a tandem line for as long as possible. Sometimes it is okay to overtake the car in front of you, like when they are spinning out, or taking a painfully wide and slow line. As above, use common sense.
    • Hey, wait up dude! -- Seriously, wait on people that are looking to tandem, especially newer drifters. It can be on the straights, or wherever there is a break in the action, but show some courtesy and wait up for people that fall behind. We all join online lobbies to drift near other people, right?
    • Bumps and Bruises -- There are going to be crashes, and scrapes, that's part of drifting. Just don't go all Rambo on everyone and start crashing for no reason. Simple.
    • Wow, Stay Still -- When you spin in front of other people, especially on a tight track, try to stay put. Let other drivers pass before you pull out in front of everyone, I don't know how many awesome trains have been ruined by people being careless.
    • Finally... Don't take it too serious -- Although there are these "rules" and "courtesy tips" that doesn't mean they're written in stone. For the most part, the lobby is laid back and we have fun, most of the time its a lot of random good times. When things do get serious business, though, it's nice to have some order. Just use your brain and all will be gravy.

    * These rules apply when we are drifting. For cruising, touge, etc. some things may be changed.
     
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    Time Attack:


    This started as something to do as a team while PSN went offline, and since then it has taken shape and become a bit more organized. We are a drift team, and this is a drifting thread, but to pass the time we will have routine competitions for the fun of it. Everyone is welcome to participate.

    Since this is an offline thing, it has to be based on an honor system. Play fair, there's no sense cheating to try to gain e-glory. The time that you post should be honest, a quick picture or screenshot of your TV would be nice but not necessary. We will have a leaderboard that is open to all who wish to do a bit of time attack and see how they stack up.

    Current Event: None, because we're all too busy drifting.

    Leaderboard:
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    Rules and Regulations:
    • All Assists Off, No Driving Line
    • ABS is allowed
    • Grip/Track Edge set to Real
    • Damage is Off
    • Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption Off
    • Be honest and don't cheat
    • Double check to make sure your car meets the requirements


    As of right now, we have four different time attack classes, each with their own unique restrictions. The horsepower and tire limit cap applies to all drivetrains, but weight min/max restrictions may change depending on the car layout. Below are the four classes and their limitations for the RWD format, which is the most common time attack we will run. For AWD, the weight cap may be a bit higher, and FWD a bit lower. The RWD class restrictions are as follows.

    Street: 350hp cap, 1300kg weight cap, Comfort Soft tires, no RM vehicles
    ProStreet: 475hp cap, 1200kg weight cap, Sports Hard tires, no RM vehicles
    Tuner: 650hp cap, 1100kg weight cap, Sports Soft tires
    Unlimited: No Restrictions





    Touge:

    Coming soon.





    News:


    2-23-11: We are now recruiting by invite only, so send me a message here on the forums or on the PS3 if you are interested. You wont be required to tryout in the literal sense, but just come hang out for a while and if we seem to get along than I will ask if you want to join the team.

    3-10-11: Berry has been added to the team after a good while of being in the nightly lobbies, congrats and welcome. Spazzy, Pwner and Cookie have effectively joined the GT5 side of our team after being awesome teammates on Forza. We have a few more spots for some new members, theres a few people that may be asked to join in the coming days. I figure Ill max out the roster at 10 or 12 members but we will see how it goes. Dont hesitate to add any of us for some drifting, at least one of us should be in a lobby at any given time.

    3-19-11: I finally put CircuitHero on the roster so make sure you add him and vice versa. The lobbies have been good lately, and even though we are recruiting, just by taking out that litle bit of information from the title has made the rooms a lot less chaotic. Ive also reduced the size of the lobbies since Im learning on the wheel and dont want to be crashed into repeatedly. If you would like to come chill send out some friend requests. In regard to recruitment, we will be taking on a few more members but they will only be the most dedicated and chill people I can find, Im really pushing for a few people from timezones outside the US to vary things up a bit. Stay tuned.

    4-3-11: The team is starting to get settled now and I'm happy with the way things are going. We have a solid roster of really cool people that each bring something different to the table. Right now we have nine members, and thats plenty in my opinion. Thats not to say we wont recruit anyone else, but now we only want highly skilled drifters. The person's personality has been and always will be our number one priority, but its time to get some beasts. From here on I would really like to pick up only people who drift the wheel, but that isn't to say we wont recruit someone thats great on controller. Like I said, a person's character is most important but we are only going to be interested in drifters that have a qualified skillset going forward. Shoot either Fadam or myself a friend request and we can hang out and see what's up.

    4-11-11: Pictures have finally been added to the media section. If you would like yours added, PM about five of your best drifting pictures and I'll put them up. CookieNinja has also been put under the inactive list. We're still recruiting talented, down to earth drifters so feel free to come drift with us anytime, who knows what will happen.

    4-20-11: Lobby information added, don't hesitate to add anyone from SFX for some drifting, anyone is welcome to come chill. Just shoot us a message.

    4-23-11: CookieNinja has been removed from the roster due to inactivity. This is a team where there are little rules, and the rules that we do have should be obvious enough that I don't have to put them anywhere, let alone tell anyone about them. With that in mind, if anyone goes inactive for more than four weeks without reason or without trying to contact the team, you will be removed from the roster. That should be simple enough.

    5-7-11: The OP has had a massive overhaul. Changes include but are not limited to: Favorite standard car in driver profiles, time attack information added including leaderboard, a thorough edit to lobby information and a lot more.

    5-31-11: Berry and Spazzy have been removed from the team due to inactivity. BS_Kustomz and CommdorePuddles have effectively joined. We are still recruiting wheel drifters by invite only so come join the lobby and maybe we will be future teammates.

    7-12-11: Commodore has been removed from the roster, BkS and Nightpyre have been added.
     
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    SFX Adavicro, SFX Fadam -- taken by SFX Adavicro

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    The names of the drivers are in order as they appear in the photo going left to right, followed by the name of who took the picture.
     
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  4. SFX Squirrel

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    This right here, is what i am talking about!
     
  5. KSL

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    sage
     
  6. Marley-Touge

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    Looking forward to see what's going on here!

    What kind of drifting you getting upto?

    *Edit - Just noticed your from Scotland?! Hit me up for some twin!

    Marley-TougeHero <- Thats the psn man
     
  7. Chapman

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    can i haz tryoutz pl0x?

    Lol :sly:
     
  8. SFX Squirrel

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    What do you mean what kind of drifting?

    And for sure man i will add you tomorrow when my PS3 arrives with GT5. :)

    And basically what will go on in this thread, is we will talk nonsense to each other all day, thats what happened on forza. our thread has 16000 replies on there lol
     
  9. Chapman

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    16000 replies, with the occasional serious business lol.
    If anyone's on tomorrow, hit me up, I've hardly played GT5 due to schoolwork etc, but I've got a good chance tomorrow :p
     
  10. Fadam

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    We're more tandem kind of drifters more then anything else
     
  11. KSL

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    I think he means if its show drift or speed drift. I assume everyone on this board knows how to do both.
     
  12. SFX Squirrel

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    We just tandem with each other :p some people on the team are slow, some are fast, some are indifferent :)
     
  13. SFX_Adavicro

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    I think we're a little bit of both ;)...

    OP done for now.
     
  14. BkS

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    Well what's goin on here then ae ;)?

    Had this account for ages, never used it though >_<

    Also Cro, you got my PSN wrong :p its BkS-y0 ;)
     
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  15. Marley-Touge

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    Thats good, as long as you guys are down for fun :) I wasnt really asking what technically you were like drifting, just if you competed or just drift for fun. But now the original post has been edited i see!

    Sure, would be fun to drift with some fellow Scots! If you need any cars to get started with i can gift some over.


    Tandem's are fun, but just mucking about together is the best :) trying out new things and talking **** haha :D
     
  16. SFX_Adavicro

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    Fixing, I knew it was somethin along those lines :)
     
  17. Fadam

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    I think i best show myself here
     
  18. BkS

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    xD at least you attempted it :p!
     
  19. SFX_Adavicro

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    You best.

    OP fixed, media rearranged and adding a "News" section now.
     
  20. SFX_Adavicro

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    That's what it's all about :D

    Also, news added. :tup:
     
  21. Fadam

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    Thread looks sexy sauce now
     
  22. SFX Frankkkk

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    Well, I won't be posting much here seeing as new users are moderated and it seems like my previous post wasn't approved, but well you guys have fun with GT5.
     
  23. SFX_Adavicro

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    Good, good. I would have to agree, although I'm biased :)

    Edit: Also, Bk, if you have nothing to do and want a little creative project work on a new banner for the thread. Something similar to what we have now but your own flare on it would be sick. Let me know.
     
  24. Fadam

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    Right, i decided, i'm going to make another account, but it won't be my main account untill i got as far as i am in GT Life now then ill switch over proper
     
  25. SFX_Adavicro

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    Awesome. What level are you?
     
  26. Fadam

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    Just got to level 22 with 45% completion, lol

    Moar new pictures

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    Rest are on my Flickr
     
  27. BkS

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    I'll see what I can do. Not been to the 'shop in ages :O.
     
  28. SFX_Adavicro

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    Added a few more of your pictures Adam, and Bk that sounds good. You're a beast in PS so I'm sure you can whip somethin up easily.

    If anyone else has any photos they've taken post em up. I think I've seen Chapman/Cookie post a few on the forza forum...
     
  29. BkS

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    You think i'd drive round him? I'd drive over the retard
     
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