Special Events

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  1. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    Welcome to a new format: Special Events!

    We start off with a true classic: We will head for Macau for a race with FR3 and GTR3 on 16.11.2018, just like the real drivers do on the same weekend.

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    In our Esports championships, we received some complaints that drivers want to drive a structured organized multiplayer race with stream, but it was too hard to qualify and you could never plan if you actually have a race or not. So now we have this new format, in which every leaderboard entrant will qualify for the multiplayer race. Yes, indeed. Every driver will qualify for the multiplayer race on 16.11.2018. The passwords will be sent to you via e-Mail.

    30 drivers will participate in each server. If the last server has 6 or less entries, the grid of the second lowest server will be extended to up to 36 cars.
    Entrance for either the FR3 race or the GTR3 race costs 200 vRP, and you have to own the content. You can enter both races if you like.

    In both FR3 and GTR3, the top server and one randomly drawn server (between server 2, 3, 4 or 5) will be streamed live on RaceRoom Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/raceroomracingexperience

    Depending on if you like it or not, we might run more of these in the future.

    More about the first event:
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  2. NL-Jos

    NL-Jos Well-Known Member

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    Realy great idea
    Unfortunately, I already have a race scheduled for that date
    Hope to join some other time
     
  3. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Sounds nice
    Can the 200vrp be paid through the steam wallet as well? And just to be sure 19:00 gmt would be 20:00 german time right? And can you also stream it on youtube or will it be exclusively on twitch?
     
  4. ravey1981

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    Seems like a great idea, lots of scope for other events 2.4 hours of spa etc. Not even bothered about the streaming, just some decent organised multiplayer would be good. Recently restarted my iracing account in the hope of some multiplayer but you have to spend ridiculous amounts to own enough content to even race regularly. R3E pricing structure is much better, and the FFB on R3E is second to none.
     
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    NL-Jos Well-Known Member

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    EDIT
    Is Macau the right choice to start with this new idea?
    Just my opinion
     
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  6. thebaz

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    I hope this will be just a start for something more complex (like iRacing)
     
  7. Tyger

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    I'm in. My time however, is shocking! Macu........................... hmmmm..............
     
  8. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Does your lap get invalidated the moment you touch a wall or can you get through with a couple of lost mirrors? :D
     
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  9. Tyger

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    I'm going s fast as i can mate and still just touch 1:16. Some others are much much faster. Would appreciate perhaps some advice regarding setup?

    To be clear, I've entered this (as will other speedy-wings members) to support S3S and the initiative. Not to win. Doesn;t stop me wanting to win and be competitive but, i know my limits.
     
  10. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    1:16 doesnt sound too bad if you ask me. About a minute faster than the rest of the guys :D
    Im not sure i could help you with a setup tbh :D
    Ill try to get my question answered :D did you pay attention to how much wall contact is needed for a lap to get invalidated? Cuz that would be a rather important thing for me to know before making my decision whether or not ill enter
     
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  11. Tyger

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    oh yes, sorry - my bad.

    Seems San fran hill is fine, watch maternity bend! a tiny touch on the Donna Maria & Melco hairpin will invalidate the whole lap. Turn in on the arrow at Melco!

    The rest is fine - normal.

    So, in summary for me i would say the danger areas are Donna Maria and Melco. Just one tiny touch is all that is required to ruin the lap - utterly unrealistic of course, but...................... thar ya go. Hope that helps?
     
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  12. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that helps thanks :)
     
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    Practice going well :D
     
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    Moritz Löhner Well-Known Member

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    This is my lap with which I’m currently first on the leaderboard.
     
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  15. Tyger

    Tyger New Member

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    Awesome - well done and thanks for sharing.
     
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    wow nice 1 do you have a setup ?
     
  17. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Nah mate im sure he did it with the default one :D
    Id be interested in getting the setup too tho ;D
     
  18. Moritz Löhner

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    Top secret setup ;)
     
  19. ravey1981

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    Its interesting that people always mention setup as if its a magical way to get a quick lap. Getting a generally good setup is important so the car will turn in and can be powered out but it wont make you fast. The quick drivers always do one thing....they use ALL the track. Its precision on taking the perfect line through corners and maintaining as much momentum as possible that ultimately leads to a quick lap. I watched a quick driver on multiplayer the other day (he was 4s faster than anyone else on the server) and by using some of his lines gained 2s a lap instantly. Its to easy to say..."I cant be fast because that driver has a better setup"....often its not the case.
     
  20. Nico Kunze

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    Of course it wont magically turn you into an alien but it sure as hell doesnt hurt having a great setup. In the amg gt3 georg ortner gained almost 2 seconds through setup yesterday and im not even sure that setup was perfectly optimised for macau. At least jardier drove it in a league race on motegi the night before.
    Just out of interest what times was said driver doing on what car/track combo?