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GT5 Racing Club - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Stuart Pocock, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm starting to do events for GT5 and I'm struggling for ideas on what would get the community on GT5. Are there any suggestions?

    sorry for thread typo: it was supposed to say what do you want
  2. What about a race at Spa ? Many people might not have had a race at Spa because it is DLC but I know you can put DLC Tracks on a private lounge for Non-DLC Racers to race on.
  3. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
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    I know i've been doing races with my mates on spa the same day the dlc came out, i dont believe im on your friends list
  4. My PSN is MrBv256 if you want to add me.
  5. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
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  6. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
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    After a few races and few minutes of head scratching and 10 million credits later, i've come up with a few ideas which could get the ball rolling. In the next week or so keep a eye on the GT5 racing club as there will be events going on
  7. Good luck getting feedback. If you get some let me know, as I'd love to know the secret of getting the GT5 community talking.

    After ten months I all but exhausted most of the well matched cars. Perhaps unfair matches are the way to go? Tried a race at Spa and no-one signed up.
  8. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
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    I will Ross :)

    But doesn't that ruin racing a bit?
  9. Sarcasm, my friend.
  10. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
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    Thats what they call it :)
  11. The point I was trying (and apparently failing) to make with my sarcastic remark is that the events I posted were all fully tested for a considerable period before being posted. This was to ensure the cars were well matched, putting people on a level playing field and maximising the chances for close and exciting racing. You can not rely on the game's useless PP system or the power/weight restrictions to provide this kind of racing... it can only be ensured by extensive manual testing by a human being. Of course it didn't always work out perfectly in practice due to the wide ranging levels of driving ability by RD members, but at least the events were fair for all.

    And for me, that was always the key... fairness. If people want makeshift races with loose restrictions that allow badly matched cars to be pitted against each other, then they can get it from public lobbies. If they want races with no supervision and no incentives (namely, penalties) to stick to a simple set of rules, then they can get that from public lobbies too. However, it is my opinion that RD should be offering more than that. It's why people come here in the first place, to get away from crappy public-style racing.

    It is my personal opinion that a community run club won't offer the kind of quality racing that most RD members want and expect. But maybe I'm wrong. Time will tell.
  12. i cant seem to find when the next gt5 races are taking place.

    also is there or will there be a season for gt500 or gt300 class? i would love to take part of those
  13. Lack of Interest and GT5 has many Online Issues which make it very hard to hold a league.
  14. We don't organise anything for GT5 anymore because, as Bradley said, the interest just isn't there. You can see for yourself just how dead the forums have been for months. This is partially because of the constant online issues the game has suffered since release, but also because there is already a very large online community dedicated solely to the Gran Turismo series. That's probably the best place to start if you're looking for GT5 racing and leagues.
  15. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    I can't believe there are still online issues! that is so disappointing to hear. Since the demise of my PS I haven't kept up with GT5 but I would of thought that by now online issues would of been improved.

    Don't tell me PD is still working vigously to add more Skylines to the game?

    Lmao! sorry just kidding around, had to throw that in.
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  16. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I dont understand why people just dont setup a thread with some event details and organize things themselves :) Just show some initiative and don't wait for us to set it up :p
  17. Bram, we tried. But the interest wasn't there. Not enough people are inerested in GT5 Races at RD and even if people were, we wouldn't be able to race because of online problems.

    The problems with RD GT5 is nothing to do with what you said.
  18. That's not a joke since it's almost true. They're still working hard adding more vehicles to the 1000 car line-up with paid DLCs, but are ignoring various issues that have hampered the game since the day of release. If it was anything else then you might be able to put up with it, but since online racing is the only thing worth doing in GT5 it's unacceptable.
  19. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
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    Can i say one thing regarding connection issues, I was taking part in a 4 hour online endurance which I won :). During the 4 hours of racing there was no connection issues. There two factors with online issues is PD server's are rubbish and secondly the host, In all the lobbies i have in, hosts who have a poor internet connection tend to have the most issues.
  20. It would take more than one event to convince me that GT5 was worth playing online again. I've had perfect races too, but just as many crap ones.

    The host thing goes without saying, but I've raced on both public and private servers hosted by people with 20mb+ connections which have been absolutely abysmal.