Do you ever step back from a situation and realize that you're prematurely reacting (overreacting) to something? Give it a week or two to see how things play out. If it goes badly, I have little doubt that it will be tailored to suit the community.
We've all gotten the fact that you're vehemently opposed to this change. No need to continue spamming that fact.
Just because someone doesn't vote for cockpit view, does not mean he does not use cockpit view. I will only use cockpit view, but couldn't care less what others use as there is more handicaps using wheels/chase view than benefits.
And I can't vote in the poll. Like I said, I couldn't care less what view you use, thus couldn't care less if the option is there or not. I use cockpit view, thus it won't affect me either way.
Oh, and those who use other views will probably try cockpit view now and see the benefits of the "look to apex" and "g-force head movement" options that help in understanding more what the car is doing compared to a static view of the wheels or chase cam.
Many people doesn`t write that much, but they writes when something comes up that they like to discuss about, like on this case.
And beside, he has been member for over a year, so he isn`t exactly completely new to the forum.
I don't drive anything with a roof or a centre console. I ride a bike, where I'm central and have no dashboard in front of my face, which is how I like to drive on LFS. Having a bit empty area ahead and to the left confuses the bejeezus out of me and disorientates me quite a bit. Being slap bang in the centre of the car (But, the bonnet cam eliminates all the "Waaah, waaah, you can see the wheels!" moaning people are doing) helps because it's what I'm used to.
You people who actually drive will be used to cockpit view in one way or another, but I'd imagine there's a few more people like me who feel in more control and more at home with their view in the centre of the car.
That's 100% correct. If there is 6 servers that are using forced cockpit view, I always have the freedom to ignore them and go race on the servers with 1-2 other players.
What all you guys are demanding is that since you think that your view is so uber realistic, that is the only view that you want to use. But since others are using a custom view, they "might" get an advantage over you and thus, 30% of all racers must drive the view you like.
Basically what this means is that you don't want to use the cockpit view and you want to stop everyone else from using it. That's pretty arrogant and self-centered.
This "you can go to another server, if you want" is total BS and you all know it. We only have 5-6 servers with normal amount of cars running.
Yeah, how would you feel if I told you that Scawen just implemented the option for servers to force GTA1 type view AND 68% of all racers are voting that everybody be forced to use this view. Suddenly you see a very big chance the only game you play might change totally to a different type and you don't want it to. DAMN RIGHT YOU WOULD FEEL UPSET AND WORRIED. You'd be shooting out ten posts a day in this thread.
the problem i have for some reason is that with my monitor which is a 28in widescreen, is that from the cockpit i have no mirrors. and don't say use the virtual mirror because that wouldn't be realistic.
so i use this custom view. which is not that bad me thinks.
How can people argue that the cockpit view is best because it is more realistic? Do you drive your car by looking at a 19" lcd screen that is 3 feet in front of you, no you don't, so there will NEVER BE A WAY for the view in LFS to be absolutely realistic. So limiting it to just the cockpit view doesn't make any sense when being allowed to adjust your viewpoint can allow you to better take advantage of the limited ability to view things through your screen.
That's not an argument saying chase cam should be allowed for all servers, or the other views that give a possible advantage, I usually only ever use the chase view when watching another car and want to better see what lines they are taking. But taking away the option to do that on a server is just annoying.
I highlighted the important word above. Note that "more" doesn't mean "most possible under any circumstances". You cannot ever say that floating magically behind your virtual car WHILST looking through a 19" LCD screen 3 feet away is MORE realistic than cockpit?
You mean like a racing driver in a race car?
With all this moaning over realistic things it's higly unlikely we will ever get engine failures ("i hate you scawen, i played 2 years with unbreakable engine, now i have to learn again, remove it") brake and water heating, etc...
It wouldn't surprise me if NO reset would be canceled in next patch..
As I understand the polls, 68% of people are most definitely NOT voting that everyone be forced to use the in-car view. They are voting that the OPTION should be present for server admins to determine what view their drivers use. That's a very different thing.