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How many hours/day do you drive?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Mika Pyhäjärvi, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Hi! I´m new to racing sims(owned GTRe for 2 weeks now) and Im wonderin how much I should practice. I have wife and daughter so I cant play so much than I want. I really want to go online but my lap times are far away from top times so I NEED practice!! Now Im driwing WTCC season at PRO and 90% difficulty. I´ve drove Curitiba and Zandvoort and easy win from both. I know real opponents gonna be much harder...
  2. Hehe i have exacly the same situation , a wife and a daughter.
    I am now driving Online on with Rfactor , but i intend to bcome a member of RD now. i just became a member a couple of minutes ago :).
    Off cource you need practice , but also read about techniques. I learned i can improve laptime by reading about braking, steering and Accelerating techniques. Also setups , how do you make those , that kind a thing.

    Hope you improve you laptimes soon , and i hope to get access to the servers soon.
  3. Always to little time infront of the game, its fun though in the beginning since I impove a lot in the beginning of my carrer...
  4. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    Welcome to RaceDepartment guys :)

    Same situation here, family business.
    I drive normally only 2 nights a week (sometimes an extra night).

    For us as RaceDepartment it does not matter how fast you are. Only thing that matters is driving fair and having fun.

    Hope to see you on track with us soon!
  6. i am very very for fair driving, it happend to me to often that i was in a good position in a race , and some nooob comes driving in wrong direction , or what happened to me not long ago , that a guy (or girl for that matter) terrorized a server by parking the car in the middle of corners all the time ...

    I cannot understand the fun they get out of it ...
  7. ... heh heh ... I was thinking the other night that we should maybe have a poll with this same question :wink:

    Likewise, I have a wife, 3.5 yr old and 1.5 yr old, and there just are not enough hours in the day for driving ... at least not when I have any mental energy or reactions left :rolleyes:

    Lately I have been a bit excessive trying to improve and catch up a bit to the front guys (usually driving late at night or early hours of the morning) ... but I would say "normally" I manage a couple of hours, ~3 times per week.

    Maybe we should start a "parents of young kids only league" then we dads (& mums?) might feel a bit more competitive :D
  8. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Or maybe an over 45's (or even over 50's) League. The Masters League. :D
  9. LOL was thinking of you when I wrote my post ... hence the "young kids" ... you are fast enough already mate without needing compensations :p :D
  10. Thank god I`m not alone! =)
    I´m trying for >6h / week. I agree that driving fair and having fun are VERY important things!
  11. I probably play for about 5/6 hours a week, depending really on what I am doing but I tend to race offline a lot of the time as I share the computer with my 2 brothers (they have their own laptops but they tend to use my computer to play games), so quite often I can't always be on at the time of online races and also my connection is quite slow so I can't race online whilst other people are using the internet in the evenings.

    I don't have a wife or kids so I don't have as many commitments as most people do so I am able to spend a lot of time racing offline. I think with the winter coming up as well, I'll probably spend more time on RACE 07 as the weather gets colder and darker.
  12. With a family in tow I get 2 or 3 nights a week after wife has gone to bed, so about 5 hours a week. I wish it was more.

    All other gaming has ceased.
  13. Start a poll :)
  14. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    I wouldn't worry about that too much Mika. If you're looking at the Hotlaps records, most of them are qualifying laps, and the setups used to set them would probably eat the tyres and be too twitchy for use in a race on a crowded track.

    A more reasonable target would be consistently 3-4 seconds off the hotlap pace while retaining full control and manoeuverability, IMO.

    I initally thought the same as you, but after talking to a few people, they confirmed my theory above.
  15. Being busy at work I rarely get time to practise so I turn up to an event 'cold'.

    When I used to play a little offline I ran 105% AI but still found it a bit boring and sometimes easy.

    Personally I don't think you can beat organised online events such as those here at RD! :)
  16. 1 hour a week....
  17. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Selli is a busy man :)

    About 6,7 hours here...
  18. I try to practice every day 1 hour or more when i have permition of my wife :evil:
  19. Busy here too ! A wife and 2 kids ( 11 and 4 years old ) and work 7 days a week ( own a store ) i can manage to practice 2 or 3 hours a week :wink: always at night of course .
  20. Maybe on average 2hours a week...