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Preseason Testing

Discussion in 'Xbox One | NASCAR Friday Night Heat Series' started by Michael Watts, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400
    Chicagoland Speedway
    25% Race Distance
    8pm EST 9-23-16

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    We'll be testing tonight if you want to come out and drive with friends.
    I need everyone who has not Friended me to Friend me on Xbox so I can send you an invite to our Private Lobby. Some names I wasn't able to just copy and paste on XboxLive.
    On a normal race week, we will sign up for individual races as to who can make it and who can't.
    Using NASCAR's point system if you miss a race you may be eligible for minimum points if you make 75% of the races.
    Also I will institute a Competition Yellow at the start of the race since we can not have custom setups online. This will allow you to adjust Air Pressures, Wedge, and Tape.
    As of now we have 16 drivers signed up Probably not as many will show up to Testing but we will utilize Party Chat until we have a better alternative.
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  2. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

  3. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    I'm out of this one tonight. I'm buying the game next month. I simply don't have money to buy it now.
     
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  4. I'm in for this race #20 Tide car. Aww yeah nascar
     
  5. If you guys will be racing later tonight like in about 2 or 3 hours, I can race with ya. If not, I'll see you at Loudon next friday
     
  6. Rob

    Rob
    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    Between Assetto and F1 2016, and pCARS, and DiRT, I just can't get this right now, considering the reviews. No damage in MP? Bad physics? No controller options? Awful sound? Bad spotter? No real lobby options at start? So many others. Hope they can patch some of this stuff, as I was hoping for more. Codemasters seems on a real roll now. Too bad DiRT has no had more league interest.
     
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  7. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    Yeah only about 3 people showed up. But I was able to confirm my suspicions. Even in Sim mode the wheel is slower than controller by about a 3-5 tenths a lap. :(
     
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  8. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    Rob I think there are some guys running a Dirt league at TheDSRL.com...a good bunch of guys mostly Brits.
     
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  9. We raced there for a short while in the F3' s a while back. Most are decent enough but it can get a bit public lobby like at times.
     
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  10. Rob

    Rob
    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    I think people are too shy of the RallyCross side, which is the only option for simultaneous play. It's not that popular on the TV, which hurts. But the driving in car, on DiRT, is spectacular. In my opinion, Ekstrom (DTM, F3, WRX) and Loeb (GT3, 9 time WRC Champ, WRX, etc., etc., etc.) are the two best drivers in the world right now (even better than Raikkonen), and they are both in WRX. Ekstrom is not only competitive in the DTM this year, but leading the WRX standings.


    P.S. OH MY GOD those Spanish girls are hot...
     
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  11. yeah but the rallycross gets awfully repetitive and the physics feel a bit off compared to the rally cars imo. Just not great for a championship. Leagues won't fully work on dirt rally until they add online rally stages I've concluded. The online detached leagues are ok but missing the interactive community element that was superior even in Dirt 3.you should sign up for the DSRL events though Rob, we're currently running the Escort in Finland lol
     
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  12. Rob

    Rob
    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    I'd have to disagree. But clearly I'm in the minority, again. You can save your wheel settings, which are quite intricate, and if you get it right, Rally Cross feels just as good as Rally. It's a bit foreign to most, I think, because those cars, in reality, are beasts. The torque is ungodly. They can out accelerate an F1 car from 0-100.

    Crossover drivers, like Loeb, Ekstrom, and Scott Speed all say that RallyCross is 1000x more violent than Road Racing, and even more violent than Rally. Rally cars are, as the game presents, much more manageable.

    I will grant you that it is repetitive, but until you can beat the highest setting A.I., you have room to learn.
     
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  13. Is anyone racing tonight?
     
  14. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    Had a good run with Colin at New Hampshire. Very close finish.
     
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  15. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    Will be running tonight at 8pm if anyone wants to join in a Private Sim Lobby. Will be running multiple tracks just to get a feel for the custom setups.
     
  16. Are we racing Friday night?
     
  17. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    We can if you like, I haven't been able to get any one to show up to these though. So it may just be a couple of people. I cannot change the race length between sessions unless someone knows something I don't.
     
  18. I'll be there Friday I enjoy racing with real people. Tired of racing against the A.I
     
  19. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    I figured out how to adjust session options. Must be Private Lobby, All Tracks. Hopefully we can get some good racing in.
     
  20. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    AAA Texas 500
    Texas Motor Speedway
    25% Race Length
    8pm EST 11-4-2016

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    We'll be testing tonight if you want to come out and drive with friends.
    I need everyone who has not Friended me to Friend me on Xbox so I can send you an invite to our Private Lobby. Some names I wasn't able to just copy and paste on XboxLive.
    On a normal race week, we will sign up for individual races as to who can make it and who can't.
    Using NASCAR's point system if you miss a race you may be eligible for minimum points if you make 75% of the races.
    We can now use Custom Setups, and Sim Only in a Private lobby. We can also change the Length of the Race so we will have a Qualifying Session of approx 10 laps (3%) Then a 25% race with 2x Wear.
    On a normal Race Weekend we will use the same 3% for qualifying and 50% for Race. Wear will be determined by the drivers showing up for the Test Sessions.
    Cautions will be called by Drivers.
    Message me if interested in Joining.
    Attention:
    @macrae2129 ; @Greg Snelgrove ; @Cubansandwich45 ; @Rebel Whitey; @Dalai toma ; @Ironfist8976 ; @Lucas Gortman ; @Lorenzo Bonder; @Rob ; @2pfspiff ; @CKxWhalefan26 ; @Asphalt_Life ; @Lumpyj816 ; @Colin Pappas ; @meowmix