Just came from a race with Lucian Cimpean - that guy is seriously too fast around LS. After lap 1 he dipped into 1.49's once, and from then on he only drove low 1.48's, with the fastest lap a 1.48.092. I couldn't drive that fast even if there were a hundred horny supermodels waiting for me at the finish-line...
2nd place, but I claim victory over the other Earthlings, and he can take the trophy home to Zeta Reticuli or wherever his mothership docks
Currently only fov is adjustable in the game. It would be nice if you could adjust the seating position forwards and backwards without altering fov and so have some people suggested. Whether it will come is currently unsure, but I would hope so.
You can drive whatever you own offline in testing sessions, afaik. But all online events are offlimits, I think.
Yeah, I'm laughing my ass off here. While we are at it let's make fun of all the other people that we cannot understand too. Let's send all the gays to play iRacing!? Seriously, I've had enough of the cruisers/drifters bashing. And if you want, you can continue, but I warn you it will be met with hostility. P.S. I don't cruise and drift - this is for everyone who can't think further than they can throw.
Yes. Any car or track that you purchase can be used in offline test sessions at any time. To do online practice sessions with other racers though, you need to be eligible for the series the car competes in.
Yes, this is true for "remote" driver replays that you watch in-game. However, "local" replays (replays of one's own car) are accurate, and videos posted by the drivers themselves therefore have the correct gears, braking points etc.
I couldn't resist and bought the skippy last weekend (after chaining myself to iRacing for a whole year :schwitz, but didn't have much time to give it a proper try. I did take a few laps around LRP, though, and found it a blast to drive! It's very, very adjustable on the throttle, displaying a huge amount of lift-off oversteer if you're not careful. But it's predictable on the limit and relatively easy to catch.
I'm sure it'll be even more fun once I'm actually driving it fast.
Yes, that guy is no joke, and neither are his last 8 race results :P
More or less all of them were won by at least 10-15 seconds.
Actually, yesterday the guy did 6 races and won all of them, so on top of being ungodly fast, he doesn't need to sleep. Maybe it's the Stig?
Also, yesterday I 'patiently' tried to learn a new car and a new track at the same time:
VIR in combination with the Skippy can serious go die somewhere in a gutter, it's as if every single tiny dust-speck on the track will cause the car to go ass-first into a cow somewhere, and the slides seem to be absolutely uncontrollable. Right now I'd feel more comfortable driving a 1000bhp car with no bodywork around the Nurburgring...while blindfolded with my closest friends and relatives on the backseat.
What steering locks are you guys running? I have a DFP with 540 lock, which works great for the solstice, but it seems so sensitive for the Skippy - is that just the car?
Edit: Alright, I set the lock to 900 and the car is much, much, much easier to drive. I drove a 3.09 on my first incident-free lap. There are still some turns though, especially the last or second to last corner, where the slightest lock on the wheel will cause the entire world come crashing down, but it can be managed.
I didn't like how I had to struggle to get a 1.50 on LS with the Solstice though, but a couple of laps later I had a mid 1.49 with a fairly rough lap, so I guess the 900 degrees do help a bit in the fast turns.
Anyone know what the state of play is with regards to when they'll be handing out the next wave of invites ? I've been signed up with them for an age and a half now and not received one chuffin email from them. Seems like pretty poor customer support if you ask me, and it's starting to p*ss me off to be honest !