Special Events

Discussion in 'Esports' started by Robert Wiesenmüller, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Adrian Storr

    Adrian Storr New Member

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    Build it and they will come!

    Thank you guys for all the effort you put in to it.
    Although i did manage 3rd on server 3, it was a very hard unforgiving track. I agree with ravey1981. It was maybe not the best choice of circuit to get people to join in and maybe if it had been at one of the more "famous" circuits maybe there would have been more participation but we live and learn. Please don't give up yet. I for one am looking forwards to the next one as i was really impressed with the way it ran. You guys done a fantastic job.
    Thank You.
     
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  2. DerBassistent 2

    DerBassistent 2 New Member

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    Yeeeeehhhaw what an intense race for me!
    thanks to the topspeed i could regain some places after the pileup at the beginning!
    and screwed it in the last 2 corners!-(
    That was fun and felt like flying through a tunnel!

    Formula3
    Stefan Fritsch
    Retrolux-Racing
     
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  3. Dirk Knatz

    Dirk Knatz Active Member

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    Hi guys,
    to be part of the first Special Event in Macau was great fun, and make it to server1 was absolutly a surprise.
    Cause first time driving gt3 cars and not knowing how to Setup theese cars, except the Porsche.

    In case of knowing not to have the pace of the frontrunners, so my choice was the BMW M6, and stay out of trouble
    after the start. It works and put me to p14, but after melco hairpin i got a Little touch from behind, at the same time
    my back was loose. Thats racing, so i pushed the reset button cause it was still a Long way to go.
    In the end it was p15, maybe some Drivers had damage or fuel Problems?
    It doesnt matter, p15 was my Goal.

    Hope more Special Events to come, i am shure that there will be more Drivers on the grid, cause Raceroom
    put it on a high Level and everyone has the Chance to participate.

    Thanks to everyone who`s involved in this Event and a big Hand to Rob and Mike,
    its allways a profesionell comantary.

    KEEP RACIN
     
  4. jo_siffert

    jo_siffert Member

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    @Robert Wiesenmüller
    Why not limit the entries to (an example) 25 laps with the stock setup?

    Just to make sure no one can do 500 laps fine tuning his setup to crash out the first lap because someone had the same borderline setup and missed the break point by 5m...

    It may be a step into more real racing.

    And aliens will always be aliens, also with limited time.

    Greets
    Jo
     
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  5. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    Limited time or laps for competitions? This has been brought up a few times, also within RaceRoom, but personally I do not like it, sorry.
    Right now, you can simply go to single player leaderboard and practice as much as you want. So it wouldn't change much except that you have higher pressure for those 25 laps that count, and people that enter the 25-lap-competition early without knowing they can practice elsewhere will be frustrated. Unless of course you could buy a new session, right? :D That's more like real motorsports where the rich guys win!
    And if that issue is solved somehow that you can't practice elsewhere - it would mean drivers do 25 laps practice at best. I don't think this will help the racing quality.

    Stock setup? I think that could work. I guess it would take away a bit the long term motivation, but make it easier for newcomers and more casual racers.
    I come from league racing in communities like Virtual Racing and TouringProSeries and there it was just "part of the game" to change your setup, so it was never really considered so far, but I am actually not so sure where the community stands on this question.
     
  6. SaschaG

    SaschaG Member

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    In my opinion tweaking a car's setup is an important part of racing.

    BUT: You have to know how accurate the physics are. Probably it could be helpful to get a short intro into setting up different cars in general (the favorite ones - GTR3, WTCR, DTM ...) with some hints where physics are not as they are in real life. So let Alex Hodgkinson and an alien like Tim Heinemann post some videos about setup and physics. So it will be more transparent for all users.

    One of the most important things you have to know as a race driver/engineer is the tyre behavior and aero mapping. Then you are able to make the right decisions for your setup. Maybe you can provide this information in a way that every serious racer can understand it and learn how to take this information into account when it comes to tweak the car's setup.
     
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  7. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    With the Bathurst 12hr event just over a month away are there any plans to hold a special event in honour of it? The Bathurst 1.2 hours would work well!
     
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  8. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    Yeah, why not? Let's do it.
     
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  9. rad

    rad Well-Known Member

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    There is also Daytona 24h and not one but 2 events on Sebring - 1000 Miles and 12h

    Just saying :p
     
  10. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Maybe even make bathurst multiclass with gt3 and gt4
     
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  11. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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  12. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    What a great idea!
     
  13. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    I wonder who came up with it ;D
     
  14. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    Yup 100% stolen from this thread :) But when there are already good ideas, why not just implement them?
     
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  15. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Agree. Just found it funny how excited ravey got about it and conveying the impression (to me at least) that hed never thought of anything like that :D
     
  16. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    Haha was just having a laugh really. I really like the idea of running these alongside real life events though...hopefully will get plenty of interest. Lots of scope for future events, particularly endurance type races.
     
  17. rad

    rad Well-Known Member

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    I allow you to steal my ideas - 2.4h Daytona and 1.2h Sebring :)
     
  18. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    I can see 2 issues right away....
     
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  19. Racki

    Racki Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    if we continue the list with LeMans Robert will go mad :p
     
  20. rad

    rad Well-Known Member

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    Well, those issues can be fixed. And there is time for Le Mans :p