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Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:28 pm

What are your choices?


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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:29 pm

Mine is already done lol Wink

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Mauni on Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:42 am

Maybe one day option is missing Cool

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by atomant on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:41 am

Voted yes, plan to join Oct 10, mow I just have to figure out what is the mos cost efficient, what say you lake...a I month to try it or a 3 month to get the hang of it.

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:18 pm

Due to the time to understand a bit the system, cars,etc..., 3 will be better.

Depend on the cost.

If 3 months are really much better than one than go for 3, otherwise 1 is fine to have an idea.

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:19 pm

Mauni wrote:Maybe one day option is missing Cool

You got it Wink

Now i know who Smile

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by atomant on Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:10 am

No demo out there....just I'll use crappy youtube videos to see what it's like.

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Mauni on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:35 am

Lake wrote:
Mauni wrote:Maybe one day option is missing Cool

You got it Wink

Now i know who Smile

Thanks! The option could have also been "probably" Wink

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Colt on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:39 pm

There is no 'i already enjoy it' choice clown
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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Mauni on Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:26 pm

How many new cars and tracks are there for purchase?

I'm more into road car racing, so rather no formulas or cars with wings. Are there some counter parts for like LXs or FZ50 in LFS? I know there's VW Jetta, but I'm not too excited about that Very Happy

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:53 pm

You have more or less 20 cars (10 or 12 road cars).

The Formula 1 will come in november with Spa track.

There is also around 40 tracks with different settings in each tracks.

There is ovals in those 40 tracks, so its not necessary to buy it if you dont like ovals.

Here on that link you will have an idea of tracks and cars.

The website is in french but in calendar you will see without speaking or reading french.

http://cct.aidemac.net/iracing/calendar.htm.

At the beginning, its better trying the Solstice, skip barber (open wheel), spec Ford.

After you will have more experience and get higher licences you can try Corvette, Riley,Radical, Ford Mustang (not the Ford V8) and Dallara (open wheel)etc...
There is some cars i dont practice a lot cos i dont like it as :Lotus, Ford V8.

Remember that when you start Iracing you cant drive all cars.
You need to get some licences to drive them.

To resume, when you start my choice will be for cars :

-Solstice (you got it by default when you get Iracing)
-Spec Ford (i think its the same as Solstice by default, im not sure)
-Skip Barber

With those 3 cars you will have work and going to learn Iracing world.

About tracks ;

- Laguna Seca
- Lime Rock
- Watkins Glen
- Mid Ohio
- Mosport
- Summit Point
- Road America
- Road Atlanta
- Virginia International Raceway (VIR)
- Zandvoort


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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:05 pm

On the link i gave you, you have combos on the series with number of laps.

Example : for Solstice, there is only 2 tracks available with this car.
Laguna Seca and Lime Rock.

Tracks are changing every weeks, so one week you driving on Laguna, the week after Lime Rock, etc...

On Laguna, you drive 11 laps, on Lime rock 20 laps.

Races lenght With rookie cars (as Solstice and Spec Ford) are about 25 minutes.

You have races every hours on Solstice and between that you have qualification session.

Example : at 9h30 qualifications for 30 minutes and at 10h00 you can subscribe to race, etc...

For some other cars as Skip Barber, you only have races every 2 hours.

For Pro series, sometimes only one race a week or a month (but there is a lot of road before going there).

There is only 350 Pro licence in Iracing (im in Wink )and for the moment i dont participate at Pro series cos it need a lot of time to practice, etc...

Remeber that in Iracing, when your going into an official session as qual or races, every mistakes you make has an influence on your statistics on what they call SR (Safety Rating).

This system help people to be clean and push people to be consistent and not bumping others.

If you're going to practice session, then you can make all mistakes you want, it doesnt count on the SR.

So, the best thing to do first is to go to practice sessions where you will meet other guys and you will try to improve your driving skills

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Rookie41 on Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:28 am

Voted Yes since I already tried it for 1 month.

It was enough for me to try the game and decide if I wanted to pay for it every month or not.
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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:01 am

Rookie41 wrote:Voted Yes since I already tried it for 1 month.

It was enough for me to try the game and decide if I wanted to pay for it every month or not.

And what are your toughts about it?

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Mauni on Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:55 am

Lake wrote:There is only 350 Pro licence in Iracing (im in Wink )

How come I'm not surprised Very Happy

Lots of info there, thanks! Racing system looks good at least in LFS I like servers with combo changing once a week.

Lake wrote:Remember that when you start Iracing you cant drive all cars.
You need to get some licences to drive them.

This doesn't sound good especially since you have to pay separate fees for the content. And I guess it's not a weeks job to achieve higher licences...

I think I may have to at least try iR some day. ATM I'm luckily too busy to do that (now my wallet thanks me) pig

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:08 pm

Lake wrote:Remember that when you start Iracing you cant drive all cars.
You need to get some licences to drive them.

Mauni wrote:This doesn't sound good especially since you have to pay separate fees for the content. And I guess it's not a weeks job to achieve higher licences...

I think I may have to at least try iR some day. ATM I'm luckily too busy to do that (now my wallet thanks me) pig

You can get higher licences only driving rookies cars.

If you drive properly, then make some results, you will have your chance.

I've passed most of my licences with the Solstice.

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Rookie41 on Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:42 am

Lake wrote:And what are your toughts about it?

iRacing is a great game.

For myself it was a bit too much "race sim" to just log into and burn some rubber.
I found that if you go over the limit you end up spinning off the track really easy and mostly crashing it bigtime,
unlike LFS where you can recover the car more easy ( I bet this is cause LFS has crazy grip and iRacing is more realistic).

I drove offline for a while, having a hard time improving my laptimes, I just couldn't find where I was losing time.
The default rookie car has no changeable setup so you can't stuff it up (good thing to start imo)
It was either a great lap (for my standards), an OK lap where you miss the corner a little or completely off-road.
The times where I was able to get the car under control during a spin were non existent, once its spinning you're gone.

I drove some online practice sessions (none Safety Rating), it wasn't much different from offline practice.
Then I decided to do a rated race (I was nervous as hell, you know my T1 fear).
Had a decent qualify, started halfway on the grid.
The start and first corners were VERY nerve wrecking as all you can think of is losing Rating and stuffing it up.
It keeps you on edge cause at any time during the race you can easily make a simple mistake and put it in the wall.


I find LFS more relaxing as there is less pressure on you, if you crash you crash .. you're done for the race and don't get permanent punishment.
LFS is old, seems outdated and is in desperate need for a HUGE update.

iRacing is very realistic and if you spend a lot more time on it and get good at it you will get more in return than from LFS.
Lacks FWD cars imo (only has 1 which I couldn't try during my 1 month test).


That's about it,
I think I could like iRacing more if I had the money and time for it.

For me LFS = log on, chose server and cruise around a bit, get a good combo and race properly.
iRacing felt like I was trying out for a real racing career and was pressured to drive good and make no mistakes.

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:55 pm

Yes you're right.

Just think to take your time in Iracing.

Dont need to hurry.

More you practice, more you learn.

Its interesting having discussions about how to take turns or gear on a track.

If needed, i can send you one of my hotlap (replays) with Solstice at Laguna or Lime Rock.

I always learn by watching other people and i always record PB's i make on each tracks.

Iracing need patience and then you will get bloody pleasure.

For example, since couple of days im practising Skip Barber and doing some races.

I feel more confortable and i did a very tough race tonight.

Starting from 4th place and finished 2nd, it was so hot.

But my main objective was not making any mistakes cos with PRO license any mistakes cost a lot.

Objective done (for tonight)

Starting 4th, finished 2nd, no mistakes and bloody good stressing race.

Lot of fun. Wink

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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by Rookie41 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:49 am

One thing I noticed with Iracing, people don't seem to lag anything like they do in LFS...

LFS has huge lag issues .. Iracing had none in the limited time I tried it.
Or was I just lucky?
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Re: Do you expect trying Iracing ?

Post by lake on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:43 pm

No, the netcode is the best i ve seen.

LFS was good, but Iracing is really over.

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