It's the fashionable thing to say you cant have good races at the ring. It is of course complete nonsense. Had some great racing there in other sims. You do need two things to make it a successfully event though... talent and patience.
Anyhow, it's romping away in the lead of the poll. I bet all the hipsters that think its cool to call it overrated and rubbish to race at will whip out their credit cards to buy it the moment its released.
I don't agree, the best races I've had at the ring have been with no more than 3-4 players and most often with slow stock cars like AE86. From what I've seen with RF, high player counts often just lead to messy races, as you have people driving who haven't bothered learning the track before racing there, and that's where the ring differs to other tracks. Anyone can race at shorter tracks as they're quick and easy to learn, but the ring requires time and practice before you can race on it without being a hazard to everyone else.
Like Moose said, the track requires patience, if the drivers know their stuff (both driving and track wise) then the racing is also very good.
It's a nice flowing track, but nothing special F1 Onboard - 1997 Michael Schumacher A1-Ring
Voted for the 'mighty ring' No other track in the list even compares. The 'rush' it can make when attacking it with some seriously powerful car (60'-70' CanAm) + bias ply tyres, going uphill full throttle at 'Kesselchen' or taking that blind downhill corner 'Antonius Buche - Tiergarten' @ 300km/h+
Well as long street cars is a really big fun in AC, I say yes for Nordshleife, otherwise I would say NO, because of the case TVE mentioned. It's just overrated track, fun for hotlapping, but nothing else.
I don't get why anyone for whom the idea of a close "battle" with a few other cars in a race appeals would not enjoy that at the Nordschleife. For me it's not the track particularly, but that style of confined narrow constantly twisting track that is so much more excting in sim racing than the Tilke style long straight-hairpin-chicane stuff with barriers half a mile away.
Oulton Park should have been on the list.
There is nothing wrong with the track, its who is driving it.. If you have 4 good drivers its going to be far better racing than 20 shit players.. So it doesnt matter how many people are on the track, all that matters is how good they are.
I used to race gt5 with 8/10 ppl on nubby and only 2 people used to finish.. You litterally got round the first section ok and then people just stoped being able to drive.
I cant say ive ever enjoyed a race ive done on nubby just because ive never really played anyone good enough to keep it on the track..
Indeed, I second this - I have no idea why it's not an appealing track to race on, that makes no sense. If the track is too long for remembering () then treat it like a point to point race - which people have been asking for on this forum forever.
No reason at all not to include it - the more diversity the better!
EDIT: Also the first time in forum history that I've disagreed with Tristan and Shot in one thread I think
Well to an extent that's true but if you honestly picture the nordschleife and do a lap in your head I garentee you'll miss a few corners out.
That's teh beauty of the Nordschleife. You do know the track, when on track you know whats coming next, but you couldn't possibly remember all 140~ corners by memory in the correct order. It's just not really possible for the human brain to do it.
Imo, tracks like the Nordschleife and Bathurst are a no-brainer, and they're not much more "one-line" that some others. The close scenery provides a great sense of speed. Coupled with interesting and challenging corners in a simulator thats actually fun to drive - must have.
Are you serious? You're saying that even professional racing drivers and development drivers who have done literally thousands or tens of thousands of laps there don't remember exactly what's coming next? Also, if you think remembering a race track is impossible for the human brain then you really need to take a look at some serious feats of memory recall.