Thread of moderate smugness and self congratulation

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by Renrag39, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Browny

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    Smugness mode = tongue in cheek, love this thread
    Level = 50
    Driver rating = B, Sportsmanship Rating = S
    Campaign = 100%
    Every car available, each with the same, self styled custom livery
    Full £20,000,000 credits
    Full 99,999 mileage points
    16 out of 20 achievements, (log ons, poles, wins and fastest laps still to fully complete)
    This game has taken over my life... This is probably the best/furthest I have ever got in a GT game. And there's more to come.
    To all my fellow racers, clean racing and peace.
    p.s. I've had a drink!
     
  2. Renrag39

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    Quick, look! Before it's gone! Because it will be! :D
    Top 10 in Asia, US and EU :sly:

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  3. GT5 Level 41

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    First the 330 P4 ‘67, now this as daily prize cars.
     
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  4. D1RTIEST

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    Currently in the best form of my GT career!

    Last 6 races I finished 1st, fastest lap and clean race each time. Never started from pole.

    Dragon Trail Gr.4 daily race, last 3 races I met the same person in the top 3 each time. On the final race at the last corner I drafted him then outbraked to take the lead. He lost his temper and tried to barge me out of the way, and ended up giving himself a penalty and spinning out. From 1st to 2nd to last, karma!
     
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  5. Winnie847

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    My first post in here a few weeks ago was about my first win after 57 races, which was a big deal to me, lol. Yesterday was the first time I raced in Sport Mode since then and I picked up 2 more wins at Dragon Trail Gr.4 Race B!

    5 races there yesterday. 2 wins, 2 second place and one 10th place on my last race of the night which was the only one I messed up bad on (bus stop). Hopefully it didn’t hurt my DR as much as the others helped! (edit: I only lost a little over 100 DR for the 10th place finish!)
     
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  6. monoha

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    Finished all the ingame achievements yesterday!

    The only ones I really grinded was drift, photos and clean races. The rest came by playing the game. The last I got was number of days logged on.
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  7. Winnie847

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    I entered Race C the other day which was Gr.1 at Maggiorre GP, and for some reason I got placed in a room that was around half A & A+ drivers, and I'm a mid-level B/S driver at the moment. I qualified 11th and finished 8th, which I wasn't too excited about, but when I checked the stats site I still gained 807 points I'm assuming because of the strength of the other drivers in the lobby.

    This was awesome and I'm still congratulating myself, lol.
     
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  8. Blacki2k2

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    I did my very first top 10 time today. Ok, it is 10... but im in there :D Yeah! xD

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  9. Sarkazmo

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    The good: Today I made level 40, got my 50th (and 51st) Fastest Laps, my 30th Pole Position, and 47th win, in 432 races over 94 days logged in. The black lining to the cloud of happiness? I got cheated out of two wins by drivers that repeatedly bashed into me and one purposely ran me into the pit wall at the finish to make me get a penalty and the system dropped my Sportsmanship rating to C due to absolutely no fault of my own other than going wide on one turn and incurring a time penalty.
     
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  10. Nuschel01

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    I just beat alien TRL_AUGH in a Lobby one make R8 LMS race :dopey: He spun out like 5 times after running away :boggled:
     
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  11. Renrag39

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    Yesterday was a very good day. Just checking my stats before the daily race refresh. Still top 10 in the RCZ on Alsace! Booyah!

    Plus went back to DR A, up 5k to 33k.

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  12. TheGeologist

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    Interlagos continues to love me as much as I love it. Got four poles and two wins last night to put my win total at 26 and put my poles up to 16.

    Of my 26 sport mode wins, 18 have come at Interlagos. (69.23% of my total wins).

    Interlagos Wins

    Gr1 - 2
    Gr2 - 0
    Gr3 - 7
    Gr4 - 7
    GrB - N/A (There hasn't been an event for this yet)
    GrX one make races - 2
    GrN one make races - 0

    So far we have only seen Gr2 in a FiA race. Hoping it will be a daily race soon so I can extend my different group wins.

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    Overall wins

    Gr1 - 3
    Gr2 - 1
    Gr3 - 10
    Gr4 - 8
    GrB - 0
    GrX - 2
    GrN - 2
     
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  13. DriftMethod

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    After losing a total of 2185 DR points during 2 FIA races, I won 4 daily races in a row at Interlagos and made back 268 DR points. So, yay for me?
     
  14. KONTRAone

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    LOL the struggle is real my friend...
     
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  15. Draggon

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    I was extremely pleased ( and surprised ) to get a win with the super-slippery Porsche over the weekend. First place was clearly faster than me, but fell to the pressure I was applying. He went off course, I passed him, and then he started making a bunch of errors. Not an easy win, but I did end up with a cushion of about 7 seconds. I think he was angry, he left as soon as the race was over.

    Seriously though, whose idea was it to have this car on SH tires?

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  16. YRS2703

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    Went full ham and clocked a sub-1 minute at both Interlagos and Dragon Trail Gardens II with the Tomahawk X in GT League
    Exact lap time at Interlagos was 59.537, while the optimal was a 58.9xx
    Dragon Trail time I can't remember
     
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  17. DriftMethod

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    I finally got 15 clean races in a row! So I don't have to be nice anymore, right? :lol:
     
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  18. Ofuscor

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    Pulled a magical qualy time yesterday between races and took 8th at the end of the day in daily B in the America region. Also took 2nd in daily A on monday.

    Both came as a surprise, looks like I ve been getting better:D
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  19. TheGeologist

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    I just checked off a big personal goal of mine. Winning a damn race at Blue Moon Bay Infield A! Finally! I love this track, but I could never win.

    Career win #31 at a track not named Interlagos for once!

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  20. Krypton78

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    Well, this will be a different kind of self- congratulation:

    I finally did it!

    I think I'm the first player who INTENTIONALLY destroyed his DR from 56k to 15k!!! (It took me almost 3 hours by the way)

    Why?

    - I'm tired of giving so much effort into qualy time before start racing. In the top lobbys you need to get about a top 50 EU time to have a decent starting position. Sometimes it took me over 60 min to get there. But now I want just jump into the races.

    - I gained that much DR with assists on. I want to drive from now on without them. No matter how you look at it, its kind of cheating. Not to others, but to yourself.

    And because this points would lead me to ending in last positions at A+ level, I chosed to start again in sport mode and this time without stupid DR pressuring myself
     
  21. Draggon

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    I held the #1 qualifying spot in the C race at Tokyo Central Outer Loop for over an hour last Thursday. I entered the race with a nice 2 second gap to second place. Then that server bug hit me and I got disconnected. I felt a little better about it 24 hours later when I realized I was 39th overall in the Americas. Best qualifying result ever, for me. Pay no attention to the other results in this pic. :lol: And yes, I love having many many windows open at the same time.

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  22. sturk0167

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    Finally got to my 100 win total. It took me 800+ races, to get there. I'd say that probably two thirds of my wins came at the daily A One Make race. Not sure what that says.
    Anyways, what I'm most proud of is that I did it using just two thumbs. No wheel. No triggers. Just the old X and square buttons. My point is that you can have a decent amount of success on a budget.
     
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  23. Ofuscor

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    Congratulations! :cheers:

    Winning mostly in daily A means you are most likely better at managing the car weight transfer and smoother. Also you may struggle adapting to faster cars and corner entry/exits speeds. That is what I can read out of it without knowing you, just because that is what it is needed to be fast in N cars. Hope it helps :D
     
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  24. sturk0167

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    Thank you for your input. I think what you're saying is very accurate. I've always been very good at detecting the slightest yaw movement, and making quick adjustments. You're also right that I struggle with corner entry in cars faster that GR3. Good analysis. :tup:
     
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  25. TheGeologist

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    Congratulations! I'm hopeful to be there someday:gtpflag:

    Currently at 33 so I'm about a third of the way there!
     
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  26. darth_tails

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    Not far behind you, I have 31 wins and my post of self congratulation today is my last race on Blue Moon Bay yesterday.

    Started 8th on the grid in a Love Live livery Lancer and it was mixed rank lobby of all grades and managed to complete the race without any penalties incurred and stole win 31 on the start/finish straight drag having worked up to 3rd place.

    Will be a win I remember for some time.
     
  27. AlexDB9

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    My 2nd win, in 15 races, came today in the Mount Panorama Daily race! :cheers:

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    Started at pole, using the racing Lancer Evo, and defended it till the end, plus a fastest lap.


    Here is the first lap from my POV and occasionally from the second driver's POV.
     
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