If you say so
It would be hilarious if this whole line appears in the actual tire update because you got so used to copy-pasting this line (as we are of skimming over it)
Regarding the new curbs, while technically more challenging they are a step backward in terms of safety during race. I am speaking about those three in chicane but it applies to the one in right-hand turn after downhill.
Right now the physics will simply bump the whole car outwards if the curb is caught slightly by side of the tire. It will bump it just enough for two cars driving side-by-side in those areas to touch and the latency will do the rest. If the curb is caught full-on it will slow the car just enough for the one close behind to not be able to respond quickly enough and will hit it. Latency would also make it worse (any contact between two cars for that matter). From my long experience on BL This will happen quite a lot.
There is no real gain or challenge from them. Previously you also had to be very accurate there to get the most out of the corner but without the added risk. If you made a mistake there it would not affect the people around you.
There are reasons why it's not the same as on Rockingham chicane (it works there) but I won't go into it right now. Simply put, the conditions and environment before the two chicanes are vastly different.
What I'd like to see is something similar to what has been there previously but with filled up gap between the curb and that green bump. Mostly to avoid unpredictable physics behavior when side of tire touches curb wall. Maybe Eric made the changes driving on the new but unfinished model (yeah, we remember!), indicating the problem is gone? Exciting thought.
That said, the updates look fantastic. It's my favorite one (BL1) ever since I started demo 10 years ago, with most quirks, (sadly some of them got fixed long time ago, lol) and I am exited to drive the living sheet out of it again!
Small question: is the track map of this new Blackwood going to be updated on LFS Remote after the official patch has been released regardless if the server is using this new Blackwood or the old Blackwood at the moment? Or is it already released on this test patch and it can be displayed, but only if the server is using a new Blackwood as a track?
All servers which are connected to LFS Remote and are using Blackwood as a track are displaying the old Blackwood as a track map, but I'm assuming that they all are still using the old Blackwood.
Omg this update was so nice! I wanna thank you on the behalf of the drifting community. 30 pluss people on server all night and old members i havent seen in years coming back! Adjustable boost on xrt now to atleast 320ish hp and we will have problems running enough server for all the people lol. Awesome work guys!
Feels spot on! Blackwood is amazing. The textures and pitted years of abuse make the track feel very realistic. The 45 degrees angle really make for some beautiful drifting, and all in all we are very excited to see what else is in store for LFS!