why do people with controllers even bother?

Discussion in 'GT5 Drifting' started by timacks, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. timacks

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    Im curious why people with controllers even play?
    how can that be fun?
     
  2. nk4e

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    At the time, I couldn't afford a wheel. Some people do better than Wheel users.
    Edit: Drifting with the controller is very sensitive. Its fun to find new lines on courses and to see at what angle you can get your car at.
     
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  3. RufusGonePunk

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    Precisely, I have neither the funds nor space for a wheel at the moment. Does that mean I'm not gonna drift? Of course not.
     
  4. Hayden

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    I have a wheel but controller is fun too
     
  5. OrdinaryBrennan

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    Look at it this way. I can't drift with my wheel unless I'm in a 4WD car. When I use my controller, I can drift any car BUT 4WD cars.
     
  6. MONSTAR-1

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    Ive got a wheel but cant drift with it. Ive tried but cant do it as good as a controller. Cant be bothered with patients.
     
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    Longtime fans of the GT series all started out with sticks (GT1).
     
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  8. brandon6i

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    If the game came with a wheel then you might have a valid question... but it doesn't and you don't. ;)

    $60 for the game is enough to spend. I'm interested in getting a wheel and Kaz even understands that people still use controllers. It was stated by him during a DFGT promotional video that he still adds pad configurations. Obviously, he understands that not everyone will blow an additional ~$150+ turning a $60 game into a $200+ investment. Then you have to think about how to plant the wheel, and what chair/seat you'll use it in... and why not spend an additional $200 for surround while we're at it?

    Its not everyone's prerogative to invest so much into a video game. That's your simple answer.
     
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    How can you say that? The only reason you all buy wheels is because you cant use controllers ... I dont have a wheel and can drift all day if i wanted too ... The vettel challenge done after about 5 attempts and people are on here saying how you need a wheel to do everything .... LIESS :)
     
  10. Jesus

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    Because I can't afford one, yet with my controller I have managed to create a very successful drift team and I believe I am an experienced drifter who can go round a few corners sideways and still have fun. So my question to you is; Why do use a wheel and how is it fun? :tup:
     
  11. Sluffer

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    I used a wheel a few years ago on GT2 and I thought it was ****, so I've stuck with the controllers, Used them for many years and it's what I'm comfortable with.
     
  12. jimy281090

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    Why do people bother Drifting with controllers..

    My DFGT has jammed Forc Feedback.

    I came 4th in the GTPlanet H2H Drifting competition with a Dualshock 3.. Ermmmmm, yeah it's pointless ;)
     
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    :tup: Jimmy, you did great mate :tup:
    As for the OP, there are various reasons one may use a controller and not a wheel, it may be...
    -cost of wheels make then inexcessible
    -wheel may be damaged
    -ones legs/arms may not be compatible with a wheel (due to injurys or disablement)
    -one may not want a wheel, as they simply don't want one
    -some may think that a wheel makes the game to punishing, and that a controller better suits them
    -skill may dictate that one simply can't drift with a wheel
    -one may see a wheel as too much hassle
    -one may prefer the feel and control a controller gives
    -one may be more acustomed to a controller and are reluctant to spend time they could be drifting with, on learning how to use a wheel
    -one may not like wheels
    -one might not be able to use a wheel with noisy FFB in there current situation
    -other

    I think I just answered the OP's question, yes?

    EDIT: I use a wheel, but not at night as it could lead to a weird argument with ones parents
     
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  14. RufusGonePunk

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    One thinks you summed it up nicely ;)
     
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    One does believe so also :)
     
  16. monsterGAUZ

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    i'm thinking the same way like you. i wouldn't have any fun without a wheel. even a crappy old DFP makes the driving 1000 times better :)
     
  17. eXJaGGeD

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    Wheel = Faster Lap Times

    Controller = Drifting

    Why make myself rage while using my wheel when I can use my controller to have fun. I'm decent with my wheel, but I prefer insane entrys which would take months of practice on a wheel to do.
     
  18. saleenf5

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    I simply dont want a wheel. They cost a nice amount of money, to much for me to spend on a game accessory. And they are very loud, an since I usually play at night my family would be furious.
     
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    Saleen applys to more then one of my suggested reasons, good job saleen :tup: there is so many reasons to not use a wheel, especially for drifting. The technique takes a long time to perfect and many people can't be bothered with investing time and I understand why
     
  20. Foglight

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    I'm just curious. Do you mean you've done gold with a controller or just bronze? I don't see a trophy for the X1 challenge either way though?

    Also on topic, I would play with a controller but don't think I'd play very long. The reply value would fade quickly for me.
     
  21. mcnultycop

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    I've actually taken the steering wheel and pedals out of my car and installed a PS3 controller instead. Not only is it perfectly safe and efficient but it frees up more space in the cabin.
     
  22. Knight Spirit

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    This is going to be 'one of those threads' isn't it?... :(
     
  23. Mopatop

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    Has anyone noticed that in the drifting seasonals, everyone uses a controller? I suspect it's a lot easier.
     
  24. I feel the wheel is a lot more fun after the initial steep learning curve. After playing on a wheel i just can't go back. No offense to controller drifters but i can't stand watching replays and seeing that annoying "front wheel flick". It just kills it for me, even if the guy has insane angle and what not.
     
  25. Callum B

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    i want a wheel, buuuuuuut i would only use it in very competetive enviroments online, i find that i can drift and have ALOT of fun with my trusty sixaxis dualshock, plus through my experiences they're virtually indestructable :) (btw sorry if i spelt competetive wrong)
     
  26. Mopatop

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    Having a wheel revolutionised my racing. It's just more fun with the wheel, I couldn't think of using a controller. It is much harder though - a completely different level.
     
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    Maybe you had the wrong wheel. since gt2 there was a big development on both wheels and gt itself. i can´t even imagine to go back and play with pad again since i have my (awesome) g27 setup :)

    check out a friends setup if you have the chance and you´ll see that driving with a wheel is much more fun than with the ds3.

    no offense of course, that´s just my opinion. i know not everyone can afford a wheel + rig, or simply doesn´t want to.
     
  28. VerschooF

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    i got to admit. with the wheel i can do my races really good, and enjoy myself for hours,
    only when it comes top drifting,, i just have'nt got the skills yet,, so i'm sticking with the controller for drifting for now and i'll just see when i'll learn with the wheel.. anyways i love it eitherway,
     
  29. im_remi

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    My G25 is broken, you have a problem with that? I was one of the best drifters with it in LFS, but DS3 owns too.

    Lemme ask you a question..

    Why do you bother having a dick that you dont wank for 24/7?
     
  30. elmoigstreets3

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    its all down to personally preference really, you cant say why do people with controllers bother because of the fun factor, thats stupid...... i use a controller and i have insane fun, although i havent really tried drifting yet
     
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