There is a difference between being built from the ground up with driver swaps to trying to retrofit it into what seems like a very difficult engine. To be honest I can't believe they are carrying on with it considering the amount of work it's taking, it's another one of those features that everybody cries for and then it hardly ever gets used. It's going to be practically impossible to include it in official racing, so it's pretty much going to be the odd endurance league event.
Re: the new build, the V5 cars drive very well indeed, I'm very impressed especially with the C6R and the Radical SR8. The RUF gearbox is garbage but it's the same as the Macca so I guess I'll be putting up with it. I have to say that right now iRacing is #1 in my head ahead of AC, the tyres feel very good now, the engine is still getting me 124fps locked on triple screens with everything turned on, silky smooth and sharp looking, whereas AC runs like a dog with all the settings turned off and looks worse for it. The only time I've noticed it dipping below 120fps was at the start of the 2.4, on an admittedly graphically intensive night track with 40+ cars all around me, and even then it was back up to 120+ after T1. If I'm on track myself and spin the tyres up in AC too much and make a bit of smoke it drops way way down and starts looking like a slideshow.
I forgot they were doing the team stuff too, being able to officially join a team through the member-site then joining an endurance event as a team should work well actually, but again it's going to be limited to the few endurance races, 24 Daytona, Sebring, Spa, Silverstone, Petit, maybe even le Mans one day. I might need to find a team which will take me when it does get included though, can't imagine anything better than doing a virtual 24 hour race with a couple of other guys, as long as they don't crash it!
The problem is how damage repair will be. They need to fix it so even if it takes 15-20 minutes to repair a wheel/suspension, at least it'll actually be repaired. LFS was popular because it was too easy to neglect the damage until it was severe. Severe damage in LFS is just minor in iRacing, so the damage repair system needs to be improved a bit before I see the whole endurance thing as functional.
I agree, even if it was something along the lines of 20 or 30 minutes for a new car just so it can be implemented easily. It's not too outrageous, unless the car has engine damage or is bent/twisted with chassis damage or the like, I reckon most of the Le Mans crews could pretty much spit out a new car in 30 minutes / 1 hour if they had all the bits lying around.
There I was praising iRacing too and the membersite has been down for at least the last hour and a half. I'm itching to do some driving, I reckon the next big project should be overhauling the piece of shit member-site and getting rid of all the bloat.
I've never experienced it in RUF nor McLaren. Maybe you're releasing the paddle to fast - after the gear disengages but before it engages next gear? There are definitely people who doesn't experience the problem so it's down to their inputs.
There are a shit-load of people who all get the neutral problem too, mostly the fast guys, and I deliberately make myself wait before the next shift just to give it a chance. It is literally impossible for a fully automatic sequential to go into Neutral from 4th so clearly something is ****ed.
I wondered how long before you started your shit again, when was the last time iRacing was down? It's a glitch in the servers, it happens, even companies like Google, Facebook etc don't have 100% uptime, shit happens in IT and we need to deal with it. Yes, that $0.10 i've lost by not being able to do a couple of races in the last couple of days is going to kill me.
They thought they had it fixed, turns out they hadn't. They're communicating the problems, and I'm sure they're not sitting in Boston having a right good laugh about the member-site being down.
if you follow your logic i assume you've never had a relationship with another human being because when it ends all your times been wasted, important question though, is your inflatable love life puncture proof ?
actually i stand by one of my earlier points, just as the majority of homophobes have strong latent homosexual feelings, does the fact that you make such a pont of publicly being an iracingphobe mean you're really desperate to get into it but are scared of coming out ?
only reason i ask is that you seem to be obsessed with something you claim to not like
At the same time though, we can't be naive. It's honestly been going from one problem to the next since 2011 or so. I know they can't make everyone happy, but the directions they go at times make me wonder who they are even trying to please.