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[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« on: August 11, 2008, 08:50:28 pm »
Current Account Status: Don't Renew
Account Valid Until: 2008-09-07

Your account is currently set to 'Don't Renew' and will be NOT be re-billed. You will be able to use the service until 2008-09-07 at which point your access will be removed. If you wish to re-enable this account for re-billing on your currently selected subscription plan please click the "Renew Auto-Billing" button.

 





 

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 09:01:13 pm »
Im gonna pay for a year as soon as i have money for it. :)

Hawkeye

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 12:35:04 pm »
I will be getting  a year when I have the funds also. Month to month will have to do for now.

[SJ]Jett

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 02:43:58 pm »
Paid for a year already and will pay for another year as soon as the option is available.

[SJ]MBMAC

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008, 03:03:56 pm »
nope...i'm the same a gogs, don't know if it's the scotsman in me...but i just won't pay for this :nope:



luckily in that pic there are 11 people online to play normally it is most likely empty and only if ya go online at 3am you will  see people and get a race. i start work at 8am  :jawdrop:

tbh...i don't really like it, just seems to easy to play, it doesn't challenge me...but it does bore me...and trying to find a race. Jesus  :rivet:

so it is being uninstalled from my system...i'm sure i will find something more challenging  :hats off:

i know others enjoy it...and thats good, it may be that a little futher down the line it will get a bit better for me and i will come back to it, but as it is now. NO!!!

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2008, 03:06:12 pm »

luckily in that pic there are 11 people online to play normally it is most likely empty and only if ya go online at 3am you will  see people and get a race. i start work at 8am


Thats bollox, that pic tells nothing of the real situation. Ive been racing around the clock for several days ive seen every possible time in the day and not even once ive yet been without a race to race if i felt doing one.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008, 03:08:17 pm »
i'm sure i will find something more challenging


Im really surprised if its easy, because i dont recall seeing your times up there  :?:
wouldnt that be the case if there was no challenge at all? Winning it easy?

EDIT:Also the cars youve driven? Legends and Solstice? Hardly the whole picture.
Its ok that you dont like it, just claiming things that are clearly not the truth is not too fair.
Try to push a 1.49 at Laguna with solstice, should be enough challenge.

[SJ]OldGreazy

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008, 03:09:30 pm »
Been signed up for a year for a while now :yep: Hope to learn how to be a better driver over the year thumbs up Having problems getting into the top five in anything but I love a good challenge. :yep:

Always had plenty of drivers in attendance by race time for me. Seems like some wait until just before race time to join in but that's Ok.

Some will like this concept and some won't and that's Ok with me. :salute:

[SJ]GPI Steve

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2008, 03:20:47 pm »
my rating score or whateva you calls it is down to 2.39... i'll be the 1st driver to be disqualified at this rate and i haven't even raced yet  :nope:  rofl
I cant get to grips with the solstice at all its too real. gonna continue though on a monthly subscription. Theres tonnes of stuff i dont like and tonnes i do like. but its still in beta i believe so it can only get better.. right  :?:

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 03:24:42 pm »

luckily in that pic there are 11 people online to play normally it is most likely empty and only if ya go online at 3am you will  see people and get a race. i start work at 8am


Thats bollox, that pic tells nothing of the real situation. Ive been racing around the clock for several days ive seen every possible time in the day and not even once ive yet been without a race to race if i felt doing one.


I have to agree with Jarkko here, never had a race with less than 10 people, whatever the time was. I dare you to find a decent public race in GTL, Race07, rF or GTR2 at no matter what time of the day...  :think: indeed lol, you won't be that lucky as in iRacing. Instead of you saying it's a weak point, it's in fact the very opposit...

Don't get me wrong, not everything about iRacing is good imo, but the thruth has to be told.

Marcus

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2008, 03:25:05 pm »
Steve all you need is one good race to recover your SR.  Good luck mate, you'll get it!

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2008, 03:25:17 pm »
but its still in beta i believe so it can only get better.. right  :?:


True, i read yesterday about a saloon type of UK based car they are making for the game + so many features to be installed etc.
I believe it will develope nicely and we get more content, when the time comes that these things arent happening, i propably quit
playing it. Enjoying it enormously atm. (and like you theres plenty i dont like too.. but all good adds up even now to a very fun concept and game)

EDIT:Goddamn, just saw the time of this news.. the car is discontinued, so maybe we dont see it in the game after all.. Theyd better give us some tin tops though, the cars arent enough.. the whole tin top type of career is missing.

http://www.iracing.com/newsEvents/article.php?id=10
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[SJ]MBMAC

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2008, 03:57:02 pm »
jesus...don't get all upset children  rofl

i call the game as i see it...and my previous post is how i see it, to be told that i am not telling the truth and not being fair, is however a bit diappointing.

i suppose this picture ain't telling the truth either eh!!!  :yep: :nope: :?: :jawdrop: lol if you guys can play at all times of day...good, i can't and this is what i see  thumbs down



if you guys are enjoying the game...thats good, i have no prob with that..i'm glad you found something new that you like, thats what we all after, however...i dont like it  :can of worms:

i did say it was easy and not challenging...i never claimed to be a speed freak or top of the rankings, which i would never be anyway...but if you are telling me that is how it feels to drive a pontiac solstice round lime rock...all i can say is JESUS :zzz:

now children people don't get all upset...this is just MY opinion, it should not stop all of you from enjoying the game.  :nope:


:sorry: but if ya don't like my opinion of the game...tough, i am entitled to it  :dunno:

L8RZ

MB  :hats off:

Marcus

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2008, 04:03:48 pm »
The picture isn't a fair representation because the races are two hours apart.  That picture wasn't even taken an hour after the last race had ended.  So it's normal that nobody is racing in that series at the moment.  They probably jumped in another series so they could race that hour.  We are not accusing you of lying.  :)  There is a good explanation behind it, that's all.  One thing I haven't had in iRacing is trouble finding a full grid.


[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2008, 04:06:52 pm »
jesus...don't get all upset children  rofl


Nice one m8, im sure that sorta comment will do you lot of good around here.

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2008, 04:06:56 pm »
The screenshot is telling nothing as the race session isn't available for subscription atm you've taking the pic lol... Just checked and there were 50 guys subscribed at the Pontiac Solstice Rookie race at 16:00 GMT

I'm not upset, but like I said before the game sure has it bad points, like for example lack of content (give us European cars/tracks please). However the availibility of racers is just a good point so far as I've played to game...


[SJ]MBMAC

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2008, 05:18:56 pm »
yea jarkko...i am sure i enjoyed this comment too:

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Its ok that you dont like it, just claiming things that are clearly not the truth is not too fair.

  thumbs down

at the end of the day it don't work for me and it does for you...so enjoy it  :yep:

for some reason people get upset when i am critical about iRacing...please remember this is only a game(that you rent, not own) not real life and i am certainly not having a go at people that are enjoying it. it is after all only my opinion, my view, my money(that i will keep for GTR evo)  :yep:

so iRacing people enjoy your game  :salute:

L8RZ

MB  :hats off:

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2008, 05:23:42 pm »
Well, it clearly wasnt true. :)
Sometimes you have to wait a while for a race, but surely theres always someone to race with, so its simply completely not true that theres no one to race except on certain hours.
And as you can see i also said its ok if you dont like the game, but giving others clearly false information is something i didnt like.
Going personal on the other hand is completely different matter, calling several of the members "children", especially seeing many of them handle it very maturely.

[SJ]DucmanS2R

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2008, 06:04:51 pm »
Lack of people online is due to it being limited access invite only at the present.  Now if one were to complain about paying full subscription price to beta test their server stability and last minute bugs then I'd agree.   :can of worms:

I'll be waiting for it to be publicly released for at least 30 days before joining in.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2008, 06:06:52 pm »
Lack of people online is due to it being limited access invite only at the present.  Now if one were to complain about paying full subscription price to beta test their server stability and last minute bugs then I'd agree.   :can of worms:

I'll be waiting for it to be publicly released for at least 30 days before joining in.


but there aint a lack of people online, thats the thing. :)

[SJ]MBMAC

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2008, 06:17:30 pm »
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Well, it clearly wasnt true.
Sometimes you have to wait a while for a race, but surely theres always someone to race with, so its simply completely not true that theres no one to race except on certain hours.
And as you can see i also said its ok if you dont like the game, but giving others clearly false information is something i didnt like.
Going personal on the other hand is completely different matter, calling several of the members "children", especially seeing many of them handle it very maturely.


Again you think i am a liar and now you are in the business of telling what MY experience of iRacing is??

do i come and tell you that you are not telling the truth about iRacing being so great??...no i don't that is your opinion and experience of the game...and i respect that  :salute:

the "children" comment was maybe not to your taste but it is harmless and if you take offence to it...then i am sorry. obviously you don't have the same sense of humour i have  :nope:

as critical comments concerning iRacing are not allowed welcome i will now refrain from posting about it. i really hope that you enjoy your game

L8RZ

MB  :hats off:

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2008, 06:34:25 pm »
lol
nothing bad in negative comments, its just that theres always someone to race, always!
Maybe i just dont understand how your experience is the way it is, maybe you have only limited your driving to one series? Nevermind, if its your experience then it is, i guess i have no say to say you are lying.

Marcus

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2008, 06:57:48 pm »
Negative comments are certainly allowed.  I'll pitch in a few.

1.  I hate the cost.
2. There is no league structure, so racing with all my SJ mates is out of the question.
3.  The forums are disorganized.
4.  I've bought the Radcial.  And I wont be able to race it against live people for at least three months.
5.  Like Duc said.  We are paying to help them test their software, and servers.

However I have never had any trouble finding people to race with.  The trouble it seems is bad timing.  Because the races are only every two hours.  On the same hand though, every two hours is pretty frequent compared to what a league can do. 

Even in Beta it's still the best driving I've felt from anything but a car.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2008, 08:25:04 pm »
Lets call it even...


The I-racing mist has struck!  rofl   

It's mark's opinion.. so he missed the timetable!?  doesn't explain that he doesn't "feel it" like most of you do..




and i know by posting i'm an a**hole, but then again.. i was that before I-racing as well.. so who cares. :innocent:
I'm just "loving"  :nope: this attack of anyone who is against it... i hope you guys get to read the comments in retrospect when you've sobered up a bit... almost feels like gogs and mark are beeing hung in the highest tree... i just sence an absolute addiction in this thread, just wonder when the first i-meeting will be:  Hello i'm this&that, i'm 31`and i'm addicted to i-racing ***croud cheers***


I just hate where this game is ripping ppl apart because of having an opinion... wonder when the hate-pm's  will start arriving.


Woof ~ Woof

and yes.. i've had it with this shit! oh wait.. small irritationsthread...

Hawkeye

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2008, 08:25:36 pm »
I respect the fact that you dont like the software, not everyone will and that is perfectly normal.  Everyone has different preferences.
   If you are a second late to join the server will definately show 0 drivers and could be what your screenshot demonstrates. I only race at 9:15 pm (LM)and 10:15 (Skippy)pm eastern and we usually have from 50 to 70 drivers registered.
Anyway,the new GTR2 expansion is coming soon and you may really like that thumbs up

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2008, 08:32:31 pm »
I respect the fact that you dont like the software, not everyone will and that is perfectly normal.  Everyone has different preferences.
   If you are a second late to join the server will definately show 0 drivers and could be what your screenshot demonstrates. I only race at 9:15 pm (LM)and 10:15 (Skippy)pm eastern and we usually have from 50 to 70 drivers registered.
Anyway,the new GTR2 expansion is coming soon and you may really like that thumbs up


What he said. :)

(and dont understand the purpose of Franks post)

EDIT:I must add that i felt bit bad about someone saying "the game is too easy" after working my ass off to get to some speed and get proper control of the cars.. enough challenge for me!
So sorry Mac about that.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2008, 09:00:53 pm by [SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki »

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2008, 10:07:17 pm »
here is a post from another site i made, it's a bit OTT but it says how i feel in part, please note i had another go at the solstic at laguna, man it does my head in.  i'll see what the legends are like with a road setup for the road tracks with no mad offsets.

i'm f***ing very sorry, but i'm not going to even give any of my time to prove to some automatic w*** points system that i can drive.

that american bit of s*** car the solstic or something omfg, come to europe and driver like a car to go shopping in, it has more steering load, man it's like got a parking button in a fiat or something. i'm not doing another mile in that rubbish car it kills me to drive it.

i see no need to defend a game, like it was a holy war or something.

now i ride bikes and i don't need to get on some fagot ****** to tell you that it's a gutless peice of s***, with no brakes, so i don't think that iRacing should be that same, give us a car that moves on the throttle like the legend on a real track , f*** me where do people get off on ovals.

please note i'm over 40 years old and also didn't get the PS2 stuff, but i can tell you all about the way the games have been constructed to make you want to be the best with the rank systems. some people just can't help it. in fact you could make a science out of the positive reward thing, sort of like training a dog.

man that was like heavy shit, roflmao

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2008, 11:12:33 pm »
Positive:
Tracks are high quality, very realistic.
Cars behave pretty realtistic imo
Penalty system discourages wrecking, cutting, ...
You pay as long as you're satisfied with the service (if you don't renew after one month it will only cost you 20 dollars and not 60-70 dollars like full games costs) Because of this, the makers will more likely fix bugs, improve tracks/cars, ...
The rating/licence system makes this game very addictive
There are always people to race against at any time  lol

Negative:
Penalty system is far from perfect, if there is contact, both offender as victim get negative points...
The game needs more content, especially European or Asian cars & tracks would be more than welcome.
Lack of (advanced) controller settings (like clutch/brake pedal sensitivity)
Prices for additional cars and tracks are pretty expensive

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: Current Account Status: Don't Renew
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2008, 04:52:06 pm »
Well at the moment I will not continue my subscruption.

I love the solstice and the legends cars, but that's really the only ones that appeal to me. I don't care much for openwheelers and would love to see more tin tops introduced (sports car, alms, anything!) That and some more diversity of tracks would be nice. The problem is that in cars I want to drive, there are only a handful of tracks I can drive on. I wanna race the solstice on the half courses of VIR etc. Hope they get some better cars out soon (not that the skippy and mazda aren't good, but they don't really do it for me) For now I will just enjoy the rest of my month and then keep an eye out for updates. :)

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2008, 05:24:18 pm »
ok, man laguna s*cks so much in solstice i'm not joking it's suicide stuff.

laguna, they should move the off track triggers about 25cm further away from the track or even 1/2 a metre more away from the track a the exit to corner, if you've gone that wide your not coming back anyway.

the Solstice is a totally different machine at lime rock, fun in a way worth driving.

but before you bin iRAcing, buy the radical it's a total RIOT on any track including laguna and on all layout of birmingham.

i'm still not going to renew 

 

 

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2008, 05:29:24 pm »
Solstice @ Laguna is indeed challenging, but thats one big part of the fun in game for me.. challenge!
Whether it comes from laptimes, or mastering a vehicle.
:)

[SJ]GPI Steve

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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2008, 05:41:11 pm »
Decided i'm gonna continue my subscription even though i am really really struggling with the solstice... i dont even think ive done a clean lap around laguna in it... i just cant master it AT ALL. I know i can drive... i just cant put my finger on it. I got the mazda and im brilliant in that... but i cant drive it in a race... cos im a rookie. That part sucks for me. Maybe im just cack in a slow crap car. I'll stick with it though  :think:

Edit.. forgot to say i am probably struggling so bad with the solstice because its so realistic, which isnt such a bad thing really
« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 05:48:36 pm by [SJ]GPI Steve »

[SJ]OldGreazy

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« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2008, 06:57:38 pm »
Just be patient Steve. The Solstice is very hard to master for sure but just try to do your best without doing more than you can. Get the SR up there and move on to better rides thumbs up

[SJ]AlarmedBread

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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2008, 09:37:55 pm »

but before you bin iRAcing, buy the radical it's a total RIOT on any track including laguna and on all layout of birmingham.



Well I don't really have any intention to buy anything I can't race online with.  rofl

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2008, 09:42:38 pm »
Same here.. in fact i dont have intention to buy anything until i see if they release something in the near future that i can race..

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2008, 02:26:11 am »
Im starting to change my mind.. Only combo ive actually purely enjoyed was Skip Barber @ VIR, simple dont seem like worth the money atm, i have barely touched the game for 2-3 days and frankly dont feel too tempted to do so.. Im thinking.. maybe i should look at this again when theres actually some interesting content.. as you really cant say how long it takes for them to move to European tracks or interesting cars.. So yeah.. im really undecided, propably will continue one month forward, and decide during that one.. unless i allready made my mind before the renewal time.

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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2008, 02:28:59 am »
My first month expired this week.  Due to the upcoming move money is tighter than ever.  I'm waiting for the public release because I should have money by then.  I'm hoping some updates will be released then. 

I'm going to keep at it.  I'm going to need SOMETHING to do while I am living alone in a new State. 

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2008, 02:42:18 am »
I guess i will go month at a time until i dont play it at all or they make it worth yearly subscription.
(also not gonna buy new content for now since i wouldnt drive it anyway)

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2008, 07:22:19 am »
i'm interested to find out what will happen when my subscription runs out.

i think my login and password will work, so i can re-tick the re-subscription box
 

but what will i see if i look for races,

will it let me look and see all the races that are being raced in every class and all skill levels

or

will it say, no active racing account you can't look at the races.


if it's the second answer, than i'm not likely to re-sign up incase there is nobody racing anything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 

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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2008, 08:17:02 am »
I think I'm going to be buying a year.  $156 ($13/month) isn't bad when compared to a lot of other things...Cigarettes ($6.50/pack)...Gas ($4.00/gallon)...Dinner for two at BURGER KING  lol ($15-$20)...

However, the thought of investing even more money on additional cars and tracks still bothers me. I just checked the prices and found that all tracks are $25 or less, and most cars are $15. Those prices don't seem too bad either, except that investing in them is like leasing a car.

When you lease a car, you have nothing to show for your money at the end of the lease. If at some time in the future I discontinue my subscription, any money spent on additional cars and tracks is lost and there is nothing to show for it. $15 here, $20 there...It adds up fast and potentially becomes a lot of money thrown away.

But, I guess that isn't so unlike a lot of other things.  (The 12 pack of beer I bought today is half gone)  lol  I'll just have to resist the urge to buy too many extras right away.

 :think: Yea...I'm gonna get a one year subscription.  :)

[SJ]GT_Raycer

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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2008, 08:28:26 am »
I almost forgot...Steve, there is post on the iRacing forum that has recommended settings for the G25 (in Windows Control Panel).  Maybe they'll help.

Wheel Rotation: 900 degrees

Force Feedback Strength: 101%
Spring Strength: 0%
Spring Damping: 0%

Wheel Centering Spring: 0%

At least, I think that's what they were. I use some wheel centering spring cuz it feels more natural to me. And I'm tweaking the spring damping a bit to keep the effects from being too jarring.

I'm not very fast, but here's what I've found with the Solstice...If I use very light braking just as I start my turn in, it gets the car rotating just enough, and I can get bact on the throttle from the apex through the exit. I'm generally able to hold my speed in the turns better with that technique.

I hope this helps.  thumbs up

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2008, 09:02:09 am »
I'm not very fast, but here's what I've found with the Solstice...If I use very light braking just as I start my turn in, it gets the car rotating just enough, and I can get bact on the throttle from the apex through the exit. I'm generally able to hold my speed in the turns better with that technique.


Brake into the apex, then smoothly on the throttle.. theres a name for that.. trailbraking. ;)

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2008, 10:28:19 am »
i like to do other things at the same corners, depending on what the car is doing, for hot laps (something i can't do anyway) there might only be one way (sort of) but for racing you need a few more tools, limerock T4 the right hander is a great example of a corner that you can use a different techniques on when racing.

better start racing before it runs out.


try 400 degrees Ray

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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2008, 11:16:49 am »
i would say that 900 degrees is the ONLY way in iRacing, but matter of taste maybe.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2008, 05:55:51 pm »
i would say that 900 degrees is the ONLY way in iRacing, but matter of taste maybe.


Well, you can of course use less if you want non-linear steering and unoptimised way to do it.  :biggrin:

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« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2008, 08:31:07 pm »
« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 08:36:44 pm by [SJ]dirtyvfr »

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2008, 11:25:30 pm »
Say whatever you say, but put anything but 900 degrees and its not linear steering, never said it was real, just that the game makes the steering non-linear whenever you use different rotation.
 :punk:

Have i ever driven a car? plenty.
Have you ever communicated with other people? Or understood what you read?
lol

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« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2008, 01:08:24 am »
Thanks for the driving terms lesson, Jarkko.  lol ;)

Marcus

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« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2008, 01:14:47 am »
Since I'm going to be all alone for a month or two, I decided to take the plunge.  I'm in for a year.  :gtg:

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« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2008, 06:26:54 am »
same went for the year, the 75$ bonus money was too hard to give up

so now im set, loving the stats

as im a stat whore

wow man, oval racing is nutty i dont think i can do it.... freaking intense and i cant conserve my tires lol

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2008, 07:25:24 am »
i did read the readme about the 900 and did try it, but there was something in the back of my mind when driving on 900, but i'll give it another go Jarkko

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2008, 07:36:09 am »
Yeah its a good idea.. hmm about the FFB issues, i wonder if you have something wrong in the settings and dont know it, as especially the skippy can break an arm hitting a bump when its set to 10% strength in the game.. Someone thought the game had really soft FFB but there was something wrong, just cant remember who it was and what was wrong.

Marcus

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« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2008, 02:08:42 pm »
I know I had to turn my in game feedback to 10 percent, the damn wheel was going to shred my desk.  lol

Hope you get it worked out gogs

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« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2008, 02:49:08 pm »
as any real racer will only train in a real car.


Motor sports giants like mclaren and williams have spent millions on simulators for there drivers to train.

http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-drivers-look-for-simulator-edge-in-valencia/

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« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2008, 04:23:16 pm »
Yeah its a good idea.. hmm about the FFB issues, i wonder if you have something wrong in the settings and dont know it, as especially the skippy can break an arm hitting a bump when its set to 10% strength in the game.. Someone thought the game had really soft FFB but there was something wrong, just cant remember who it was and what was wrong.


Yeah, there is however a big difference in between the solstice and the skippy... I had it set to 18 in game (and 101% in windows) and that was good for the solstice, but just like Marcus said, for the skippy it was clearly too much. I think I'm using 12 right now.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2008, 11:12:36 pm »
Heres my experiences and reason why i didnt continue iRacing at this time.

iRacing:

1/8 of a bottle of very expensive quality whiskey, which you will enjoy with some strangers, without music, only bit of formal chatter and strict rules when to have a sip.. if you dont feel like having a sip, you still need to pour it to the ground.

rFactor/GTR2/Race07 and GTR Evolution etc:

Several bottles of decently good whiskey, enjoyed with your friends, lots of music and chatter and fun. You can drink as bloody much as you like, and if you dont wanna have some for a while you lose nothing.

Surely i know which one ill pick.

[SJ]Pierre61

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« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2008, 11:18:30 pm »
Very nicely put Jarkks .. that's my kind of analysis :)

[SJ]Dammit

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« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2008, 12:01:43 am »
Yeah great analysis Jarkko, and exactly the same reasons I haven't renewed :yep:

The whole thing just feels a bit too serious for my liking

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« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2008, 12:04:09 am »
I'm in for a year.  Haven't raced in weeks though.   thumbs down

Excellent way of putting it Jarkko. 

Do you guys remember when Jarkks was shy about his English skills?  lol  Long gone are those days.  Now he speaks it with more authority than me!

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2008, 12:08:02 am »
Do you guys remember when Jarkks was shy about his English skills?  lol  Long gone are those days.  Now he speaks it with more authority than me!


Ive had the best teachers. :)

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« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2008, 12:38:29 am »
I agree Jarkko. iRacing is great, the best tracks, and great driving feel (probably closest to the real thing imo). But, and its a big but, its too expensive for me and I feel like there is really no point sometimes. I Feel like I am just racing driving to get my safety rating to go up, but then what. I can't set up my own race with my prefrences, I have to do races that iRacing is hosting. I can't have a private server that only my buddies can join. Don't get me wrong though, iRacing is very fun and I enjoy it, its just simply not for me. I subscribed only for 1 month and I won't renew, until I either have more money to throw at it, or something great comes out that I would like to drive. I say to everyone, that if you have $20.00 to spare, then get it for 1 month, to try it out. I think that it is definitely worth it. :)

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[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2008, 05:46:08 pm »
I've renewed for 3 months and if they don't add any European(/Asian) content and some of the missing features (save replays for instance) than I won't renew again.
I'm probably going to combine iRacing with a Simbin sim (probably GTL or GTR2) for the reasons Jarkko has put forward  ;)