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GT5 Leagues - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Ross Garland, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Ross Garland

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    As I have mentioned a couple of times recently, a new official RD league for GT5 has been on the cards for a while now. With the Racing Club being handed over to the community it means that the league would be my primary focus. However, before I go to the effort of getting something like this organised, I would like to know how much interest there is within the community.

    The cars / tracks the league will use will be stock content, so you will not need any DLCs. The exact dates it will run have yet to be decided, though I am looking at a start of early next year (Jan/Feb). Rounds will be run once per week at the usual time (20:00 GMT), probably on the weekends. They would involve both a practice and dedicated qualifying session, which means people will be expected to follow the rules to the letter. (If they don't, the qualifying session will not work.)

    All licenced members will be welcome regardless of their experience and driving ability. However, it should be noted that there will be limited places available due to GT5's relatively small lobbies. Registration will likely be done on a first come, first served basis, though previous participation in other RD leagues may be taken into account. (eg, if your attendance was bad or you were given a lot of penalties in other leagues, you may not be accepted in the GT5 league.)

    At this stage all I am looking for is how many people would be interested. If you are then please make sure you post here, because I cannot read minds! The number of people that reply to this thread will determine whether or not the league goes ahead.

    Thanks guys and gals.
     
  2. Bradley Vanian

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    Yeah :D
     
  3. Bram

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    Yes :)
     
  4. Stuart Pocock

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    A huge Yes!! No complaints from me :)
     
  5. Markus Hakamo

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    Definitely!
     
  6. Ilija Prentovski

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    Yes, I am interested too. Providing I could join the room :)
    After so many futile attempts in our GT5 Club races, I just stopped trying.
     
  7. Ross Garland

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    I'm expect that problem may rear it's ugly head again for some. There will be pre-league shakedowns for those taking part to try and resolve any issues.
     
  8. Paulo Ribeiro

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    Sure I'm up for it with, however it depends of the cars/tracks combo and I'm only able to race at week days.
     
  9. Bradley Vanian

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    8 Yes Votes in only a couple of days :D. And we can also let other users know about a league that is made to try and get about close to 16 drivers.
     
  10. Ross Garland

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    Yep, looking good so far. RD should have a new frontpage for displaying news and articles soon, so that should help to get the word out about a GT5 league.
     
  11. Stuart Pocock

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    Oh yeah, cant complain about the amount of votes so far
     
  12. Ross Garland

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    Nine votes then. Admittedly not as many as I'd hoped for, though I suppose it's enough to make a start. The frontpage is now in place so an article will hopefully generate a bit more interest once the league details have been finalised.
     
  13. Stuart Pocock

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    I have to admit I was expecting less
     
  14. Ross Garland

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    Care to tell us why?

    This is an example of why it is so hard to get feedback around here. The few comments people do occasionally make have no reasoning to back them up. What can I do with that?
     
  15. Stuart Pocock

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    Mainly because of the recent decline of interest in GT5. admittly it might pick up after the Christmas period
     
  16. Ross Garland

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    The decline in interest isn't due to Christmas. That was a peak period for GT5 last year, partly because it was released in mid-November but also because people were off work / school for the Christmas period.

    It should also be noted that the aborted GT5 league which was due to run in June got far more interest from the RD community than the Club racing did during the same period.
     
  17. Stuart Pocock

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    right, now I understand why you expecting more interest
     
  18. Ross Garland

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    To be honest, that's one thing I didn't really understand... why more interest in the league than in the club? We even had people that had never posted on the forums or raced in the club signing up. The game was still very popular back in June, the event format was pretty much identical for both club and league, the rules were very similar, and as with most of RD's leagues there was no prize for winning. The league wasn't even running a car which was universally liked. Yet the interest was greater.

    My only suspicion was that people didn't trust the club to provide clean and fair racing (the stigma of being a console game), whereas a properly run league would. Perhaps that was indeed the case and will be again. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
     
  19. Peter Eriksson

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    I gt5 league would be great, if the times fit i will be the first one to sign up :D
     
  20. Ross Garland

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    Thank you to those that took the time to vote and post, much appreciated. I think there's enough initial interest to warrant organising a league, and with a little promotion we will hopefully get a few more drivers to join us.

    As stated above, we're looking at a start early next year. It'll likely be late January or early February, giving plenty of time to organise, promote, and get people signed up. Full details have yet to be decided with regards to format and calendar, but the car has been confirmed. It's fast, it's powerful, it's fun to drive and it looks the bee's knees. What is it?

    Stay tuned...