IMHO given sim-racing's multiplayer nature, a lot of the product's value is in its userbase. If the pricing turns off most racers then the product itself becomes devalued, regardless of how good it is.
Maybe it will sustain itself on oval fans (given what a killer sim they all thought NR2003 was [I've never tried it myself and I'm not an oval fan]), but I think with the launch content they've got and the money they're asking it might turn out to be a very difficult sell to the wider market.
Actually, lots of people are - I guess you're just not in the right circles
edit: I thought he said "playing", not "paying"
Last I heard was a 45+ player race that had ZERO lag / warping (!!!), of which 12 players finished and my source finished 7th. Last I also heard was that the tires were night unto perfect at first glance, and the graphics were very very good. It is in fact beginning to look like 5 years of millions of dollars with the right focus does in fact make a difference.
Indeed, but people playing the thing isn't rumours; it's fact.
Heh, might seem so, and might be. Remains to be seen. All I've heard so far, even from the eurofellows is that they love Leguna Seca and that the tires are night unto perfect, the sounds are great even being sample, the graphics are great and the netcode is unheard of. You take your suspicion, and I'll take my informed facts from testing . No offence intended, I'm just stated facts.
All things aside, you have to give the iRacing some credit for having the balls to put the pricing scheme as it is looking to be. Simracing world is not as big as the RPG one, and imo if they get around 40 000 ppl to get involved in there on a regular basis it is going to be a success for them. Afterall it is "meant" to be serious sim, and i cant imagine some 13 y old kids to have some real interest in it. But it all speculating, i am eager to see how it is going to be like, but at the back of my head something smells real bad. But kudos to them for having the balls.
Mine are 20.1" HP LP2065 before they did the bait and switch. They're good enough for me - I just use them for software dev. hmmm... I happen to have a nice 19" trinitron monitor here I'll sell you for $1000+shipping lol.
it does since windows afaik cant use different profiles for each monitor whereas using a linear profile with the monitor doing all the necessary corrections on its own will give you the same colour across all of the monitors you connect
trouble is hardware calibrateable monitors are as youve said prohbitively expensive unless youre using the to do print work