Yep, engine just went off and couldn't get moving again.
Hehee, just had a Rookie Solstice race, haven't driven that thing since I got into Skippy. Was pretty fun, like beautiful chaos with cars going all over the place. Managed to finish 4th with slow 1:05 laptimes.
Thats what I do. I dont worry to much about racing for position. Im just trying to maintain a decent SR so I can progress at the end of the season. Plus Im trying to get it above 4.0 so I can run the Late Model series. Lots of people I have spoke with have the same approach.
i've given up on the solstice, realised that because i havent been using it enough i was behind the curve on both the basic and advanced so i've jumped to the skippy as if i'm having to (re)learn from scratch i may aswell be in a class that's a step further towards the mazda
Just be aware of that most of the guys in Skippy series have atleast a month of iRacing experience advantage over you. No one is giving away positions or holding back and you should be well prepared by doing solo practise before joining a race.
i'm not really liking the whole "sign up and wait 20min to race" system... hopefully there will be a CTRA-like system in the future, i really enjoy the ability to log on whenever and have people to race... besides that, the game has a great feel to it, the cars are a lot more unforgiving then LFS. I'm gonna be playing it for the next month until my CTRA ban is removed. 30 days for removing idiots that don't know how to click ready from the starting grid is a bit excessive
I don't think that's going to change, it's how it was designed to work. Rookie races are rather short so that "20min wait" happens but at longer races you can basically race non-stop with couple minute intervals for quick bathroom run.
Is there any way to record replays other than fraps? I'd like to sit back and watch my racing and others, but the replay function seems to be unavailable. at least the ability to save replays... Its strange how little things like that are missing.
Nice pass. T1 is kinda the only place you can pass cleanly. the left hander after the double right at the begining also but it's risky to go 2 wide through there. Nice pass, good to see the guy still put up a fight while you were passing. With me it seems that if I outbrake them and end up side by side they slow down and get behind me before the second right hander... :S I've had 1 good race fun, full of action race so far but I won due to the leader spinning while I was chasing him. I'm hoping to get my SR up and maybe get better races..
This Solstice definitely feels more.. on the ground, and subject to gravity... than the cars in LFS, that's for sure.
Down to 1:03.6 at Limerock and (not so down) to 1:52.2 at Laguna. I also re-calibrated my pedals very slowly like some have mentioned in the iracing forum and the brake isn't nearly as touchy as it was before. Makes life a little easier...
also if you have to wait for a race, it adds to the preassure not to do something totally insane at the first bend, theres none of the "get over it, it doesn't matter as there's another race in 10 mins you get on some LFS servers
crommi - don't worry, i'm praticing for next week and i'll be doing my usual stay out of the way routine its something i'm really good at being as slow as i am
wish we had a car soemwhere between the skippy and the mazda, about 200 bhp but with proper downforce rather than cosmetic wings
I'd say it's pretty much the same amount of cleanliness that we have in LFS online racing outside the notorious de_dust combos. I've been taken out many times in iRacing by dumbasses not bothering to look first on their side before making a move.
Got a second victory last night. Very easy race and pulled a hefty 30 sec gap to 2nd. Dunno how.
Couple of questions:
I noticed the wheel isn't anywhere near linear unless I set rotation lock at 900 degrees. Does to Solstice really have that much steering rotation?
Trail braking feels really effective in the Solstice! By far more stable and willing to turn into the corner than anything in LFS. Maybe it's because there are no tyre temp overlays so I'm not afraid to put flatspots and surface temps into red in iRacing.
Also, I guess I'm a dumbass too for driving with full H-gate and clutch pedal setup? I recall there's no clutch damage and I'm handicapping myself with slower shifts?