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Iracing Player Count.

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by gilles13, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Hi all.

    I'm recently restarted playing iracing again.

    I got online and i noticed that there were hardly any people doing races. maybe 30 people registered over all total series.

    And if i watch the Iracing trailer they say and i quote. "Over 50.000 active members" ........

    So am i missing something?
    I'm from Europe btw :)
  2. burrito

    It's an opinion, nothing more, nothing less. Premium Member

    What time of day?

    And thats a very biased number so ignore it. It's just a statistic that has been skewed for marketing.
  3. Doesnt really matter. Same thing whole the day around.
  4. burrito

    It's an opinion, nothing more, nothing less. Premium Member

    I doubt that. GT3 and FR2.0 always draw a big crowd as long as they are reasonable times of day.

    If you are talking about the last few days then apparently the service got hit with a DDOS attack so that could be why.

    But honestly on a Friday/Saturday I would expect high participation so it must be the DDOS attack...
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  5. disagree as well, been running the gt3 all season and i cannot remember a thursday to sunday night when we were not three grids deep. also played the renault 2.0 and the indycar fixed and always had full grids there, too. however, the niche series may have become more niche as more and more casual players get frustrated running against a small group of experts who know "their" virtual car inside out and upside down so you have little chance to ever get close to them.

    i think they count you as "active" if you did just one race in this or the last season, read that somewhere, maybe just a guess by someone else, though.
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  6. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    I agree on both the F-R 2.0, GT3 have big crowds. The Cadillac Cup has good numbers from time to time, but I know that iRacing excells in the oval category, so you get lots of people there.
  7. Hmm okay thank you all.. onto the next vital questions now, Which tracks to buy? ive got a fair bit of cars but not that many tracks 4 or 5 payed tracks. which ones are used often?
  8. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    Hell, depends on what you want to drive and what license you are currently right now.
  9. D Almost C, I mainly drive Touring (MX5) and Skip barber, but i want to see how P and GT is to be honest
  10. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    Heck, if you're going to C I need to check the calendar for all seasons. Luckily, if you're in Europe you might get races with a good field of cars and SOF for the Multiclass races (Proto GT - HPD + GT2 + GT1) and for the Blancpain Endurance you need a team to perform in such races. Other than that the RUF GT3 Cup is an alternative but I hate the RUF this badly I won't mention it.
  11. other than lorenzo, i rather like the ruf, after all you get four cars for the price of one (to be fair, only two of these appear in any series, atm only one of them, the Cup version).
    As for tracks: check out the new schedule for the season beginning in two weeks closely and pick three tracks which will you let you participate in a lot of series. remember: you need to participate in 8 out of 12 events to finish a series, so really no need to buy all tracks atm.


    If you finish three series, you will be elligible for 10 iRacing dollars, almost enough to buy one more track next season.
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  12. I usually have a chance to run an event on the weekend or one or two weeknights from the East coast of the U.S.A. When I go in there are usually 2,000+ people racing on weekend. Lowest I have seen on weeknight of ~500. Next time you see only 30 members racing grab a screenshot!