SNAIL Index Racing - One Night Only

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  1. JLBowler

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    @JLBowler i will sit out for this event. I’ve had lots of issues with my pedals and according to my fed ex tracking my new setup will be here on Friday and my plan will be to play with that for a while along with trying to hit up some sport races to promote. Enjoy the event!!
     
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    1:59.000 for the Nürburgring, right? :D
     
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    I will be testing tonight to set lap 1 index times. If you want to help out, post here and let me know you're available and what time would be good. I do not want a repeat of last week when only one other person showed up. I'll be available from 8 ET to midnight ET. I would prefer to set the times online but if it has to be done offline, then so be it.
     
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    I cannot commit 100%, but I am 80% sure I can make it for around 9ET, if work doesn't change things for me......
     
  6. Rob Brown

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    JL knows what follows but I’ll write it for others and JL will set any detail straight.

    If you set first lap too short (time wise) then some will be tempted to index to that first lap time and sandbag the actual index time. (BTW good luck on that strategy!) So I’m thinking that you’ll try to set it as tight as possible to discourage that feeble tactic and encourage the intent of the event. If the first lap time is too long, then some percentage get penalized for coming too close to perfection.
    I am so looking forward to this event that I may have to cut back expectations to not be let down. Ought to be a blast!!
     
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    Work just changed my plans for this evening so I will either be testing later than stated here or tomorrow evening. If it's later tonight, I'll post the room number and give it a few minutes for someone to show up.
     
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    Ready and willing!
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    Not going to make it tonight. I did a quick session and I think 5 to 5.5 seconds is about right to add to lap 1.

    If any of you guys get a chance to do any testing of it, let me know what you find out. I will attempt another room tomorrow night. This was my Monday at work this week so tomorrow should be more predictable.
     
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    Edit: First lap index times are set. They are tentative for now. I will be attempting another test session tonight when I get home from work. I'll know more about time later in the day.
     
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    I dont see anything mentioned about starting grid order. How will that be done?

    I dont remember how we did it in GT6. We could technically qualify, with person closest to index time without going under would be pole sitter and go down from there. Anyone who breaks out during qually gets put in the back. The more you break out the further back on the grid you start.

    If you back out during qually and specate youll be able to see everyones laptimes.

    I've done some testing throughout the week with Rob, Bass and HB and I've got my 3 cars pretty much dialed in. With nitrous no longer being available to us, I've found a "poor man's" nitro button. If I find myself needing to catch up to my target time, I'll simply activate #shiftgate which will gain a few tenths in each sector. Also changing BB to its optimal setting will also help gain some time.

    For the rest of the time I'll just use paddle shifting and leave BB alone, knowing that my laptimes will be right on the money and not needing to catch up or make up any ground.
     
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    Starting grid for the first race will be determined by a random draw and the host setting the grid. The second and third races will be reverse grid. I haven't figured out how to show the random draw so for a one off event, you're just going to have to trust me for that one race.

    What have you discovered about first lap times?
     
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    I was so concentrated on flying laps that I didnt even think about the first lap times. I might be on later after FIA to try it out
     
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    Room up for Nurb testing. Maybe other tracks if there is demand:

    Room closed

    Thanks @Rob Brown and @Whitey093 Lap one index time for Nurb has been updated.
     
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    It just occurred to me that the weird thing about Nurb is that the start line is at the middle of the straight and finish line is closer to last turn. This will reduce the first lap time. Based on the 2 lappers we did, I would have broke out if first lap index is 2:01.0, however, my second lap was 1:59.051 which is begging for trouble on race night.
     
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    There isn't much difference at Nurb between lap 1 and lap 2. That Ford broke out for me on lap 1 and I missed the last turn. I'll be putting that car away and maybe going back to the Mitsubishi I had in the first race. I think it might be a little too quick as well though.
     
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    You can always add some ballast to be safe or turn the power down to give yourself some leeway. I got the group 3 Mclaren to be pretty consistent at 2:00 laps and then added some some extra ballast to be safe because I generally get faster and faster throughout a race. One second can be found in one turn if you all of a sudden find that sweet spot.
     
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    in my case i dont know why every lap i am slower and slowwer....... :(
     
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    Maybe it’s a focus thing. I don’t have time to practice much so I am usually learning the combo during the race. For instance, on Sunday nights I typically qualify in the back and then am running laps on par with pole by the end of the combo. You should be able to learn the limits during the race and identify the best braking/turn in points thus making you faster as the race progresses. And I’ve said this before but if you are really interested in getting faster, watch your replays and and put the camera on someone who is faster than you and see what they do and what lines they take. Do this often and it will sink in. If you can make Thursday practice and then watch the replay from samhain’s pov or anyone else who is putting down faster laps you will see what they are doing that you’ve been missing.
     
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    great advise, i will follow it, hope see you today at practice....
     
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    Oh yeah!.....The cars are locked and loaded! (Confirmed)
     
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    I'll jump in. I usually get home late on Thursdays and don't have time to run the official night anyway.
     
  24. Alex ONeill

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    I will be there.
     
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  25. JLBowler

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    The room tonight will be a lot like the room last night. Get at least two guys in and run a couple of 2 lap races to see the difference between lap 1 and lap 2.
     
  26. SAMHAIN85

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    In like flynn. I really enjoyed this the last time we ran this in GT6. These were my wacky cars from the first event:

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    Nissan tricycle (I forget the name)
     
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    I'll be there.
     
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  28. Nick Cannella

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    I'm a maybe at this point...wife has something in the plans for tomorrow night.
     
  29. Whitey093

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    I am in
     
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  30. Rob Brown

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    I’m all in.
     
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