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Better online races now server has ban option?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Bram, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    Is it just me or are the rammers really turning into racers now on the public servers :)
    The last nights i had some really good fights on the public servers without being rammed of at the start!
  2. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    about time :D
  3. Christopher Aponte

    Christopher Aponte
    Premium Member

    i guess they realized that they can be banned from the servers:)
  4. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff Member

    Well not all of them are. I met a guy yesterday on OSchersleben that took joy out of hitting everyone on th starting grid. But maybe people are getting better. That woudl be nice anyhow.
  5. What was his name :)
    What time was it ? Was it race/quali/practise1??
  6. Cannot confirm that generally, Stig.

    Tyro, David and me had at least 2 rammers/blockers on a mini-race last night on Netika. (dont remember the names - they left as fast as they came...as usual)

    But i share the opinion that it is getting better ;)

  7. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    ofcourse there are still some n00bs out there that try to hit everyone off, but i was talking in general. the level is going up, rammers are going down :)
  8. I accidentally hit Kubica on our servers one time. I just want to make it clear that I had no intention of doing so and that I'm sorry for bumping you off, we were in 1st and 2nd respectively when it happened so I feel extra bad about it.
  9. Tja sometimes it happens but don't worry i think kubica and you talked already about it :)

    Keep on happy & fair racing :D
  10. A few days ago I had fun on public servers. Just a few races. The first few ones (under RPMNet) were fun. Cat 320's on Monza, Valencia...

    Then I accidentally pressed the escape key on the starting grid because I forgot to check my fuel. I went out, saw that it doesn't allow joining during races so I joined a different server...

    ... I'm not sure if it's intentional but same car (Alfa Romeo), must be as fast (or as slow) as me because I've raced him side-by-side on the 2nd laps of both races on Valencia. Racing with him is fun until I got ahead of him.

    First incident was I got him on my outside on the last turn on second lap. So it was like a drag race. I gave him space so I stayed on the left side. Pretty huge space really. When I was getting ahead due to better exit speed he tapped my rear. So I went outside but I thought "it's just an incident".

    Second race, saw a red alfa jiggling left and right while defending his position. That seems ok. It might be his style of defending himself. I thought all that jiggling will cost him speed so I'll just wait for an opening, and I did. Overtook him without incident on some corner, got a bit of breathing space, had a couple corners then I committed a mistake and went too wide on a right hander corner.

    Thing is, I was expecting people behind me to go capitalize on my mistake so I just tried to settle my car on the green padding before going back in, careful not to ruin other people's races. But, BAM! Red alfa pushed my rear and did a NFS hot pursuit maneuver. What the heck?!? I'm already out, slow, just did a mistake, alfa's got the whole wide road ahead of him yet he went to the green padding only to pop me out?!?

    Crazy guy, really. Too bad I'm too noobish online that I couldn't identify who he was. Tsk. Is the NFS maneuver legal in WTCC? I mean tapping or bumping rears or wherever to lose an opponent?
  11. Nope. Bad move by that driver. Clean races are always without any contact :).

    EIDT: Wait a second. Did you park on that green stuff? It belongs to the track so maybe it could've been your fault...
  12. I didn't park of course, hahaha. I just eased off the throttle to settle the car because the car was already plowing forward towards the grass. But really, unless he committed the same mistake I did or he's out for my blood he shouldn't be on my back because the track was really wide open.

    Would I be able to see names on the replays? Are multiplayer matches recorded?
  13. you can always switch on the replays to the in-car view of any car, then you see the name as well
  14. Just did. Well, I was right, same guy. But after watching it I won't hold any remorse because the replays were inconclusive. We were trading paint a bit, I did some mistakes too (missed braking point, went in too hot, inaccuracy, etc.), he could've done a mistake. I would just conclude that I still need to learn more, and do more online races.

    ... I think the guy swerves a lot even on the straights so I thought he could be using a joystick, or worse: a keyboard. Must be really hard for him.

    Anyway, no more ranting from me. :)
  15. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller
    The one and only Premium Member

    Joystick driving is not hard :D
  16. Do you use Joystick? I do, but had to remove FF.