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Pro Server Weekend

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Bram Hengeveld, May 26, 2007.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    As you might have noticed already. The RPMnet RACE servers are set on full race weekend distances with changeable weather, forced cockpit view and no automatic gears allowed.
    Tested it myself the last two hours and noticed, even in een public room, the rammers stay out and i got fair races with good drivers.
    Whats your opinion about it?
     
  2. James Johnson

    James Johnson
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    KEEEP!!! about time the rammers stayed out :D:eek:
     
  3. Dominic Finders

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    forced cockpit view sucks donkeyballs... avoiding rpm server this weekend/...
     
  4. James Johnson

    James Johnson
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    already won a race on the pro server :D
     
  5. Warren Dawes

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    Worth a try I suppose. I'm also not a great fan of forced cockpit view, so it will probably keep me off for the weekend as well. I was hoping to do some practicing at Oschers.
    Might have been a good idea to keep at least one server open for the Racing Club.
    But, lets see how it works out.
     
  6. Lars Gerrit Korb

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    Skip the forced cockpitview please.

    I think that'll be the significant reason for peeps to stay off the server.

    my personal reason for that: I hate to look over two steering wheels that don't turn synchronally.
    And the sideview in comparison to hoodview decreases the possibility to detect
    cars on your height.


    Full race length is great.
    Changeble weather...hmm...never tried it :) why not?
     
  7. Dominic Finders

    Dominic Finders

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    wel the changeable weather is always fun,... full racelenghts are cool 2.. but i just cannot have any fun in the cockview.. i aint a cocklover :p
     
  8. Mehmet Arikan

    Mehmet Arikan
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    i agree with lars & shivan
    cockpit view only in cinema or with high end beamer :)
     
  9. Jacco Cornelissen

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    wheather change is fine but no forced cockpitview please.
     
  10. Kent Karlén

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    I tried 2 laps and it was enough for me...
    Never more in that view.
     
  11. Marko Hartikainen

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    Have to say I'm absolutely stunned by the amount of non cockpit users, never using anything else myself:)

    Of course everyone is allowed to use what they feel is best
     
  12. Neil Tennant

    Neil Tennant
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    all is fine apart from the cockpit view, and 14 laps make me bored very quickly
     
  13. Jeff Leroux

    Jeff Leroux

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    Very nice this view ( real view : simulation realy )
    if only one it's this view : inside
     
  14. Maik Peters

    Maik Peters

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    TIP: You can remove the Wheel in you cockpit.
    TIP2: Practise with cockpit view it will help you later on ;)
    TIP3: see tip1 and tip2 :)

    Have a nice weekend!!
     
  15. Hackett

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    Sounds awesome. Tried the same sort of thing when I first got hold of RACE, but the online interest was non existent.

    "No Cockpit View!!!" Now I know why folks get consistently insane lap times and high finishing positions. (That plus some excellent setups.)

    I only drive with "Pit" on, and for any serious virtual driver out there, it should be the only way to drive.
    One could could almost forgive open wheelers for driving on the bonnet, but these are Tin-Tops. you can't do that. It's akin to cheating in my opinion.

    Each to their own on public servers, but for RPM I would expect more discipline. Not a slur, just an opinion.

    Brad.
     
  16. Jacco Cornelissen

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    No more cockpitview for me either.
     
  17. Warren Dawes

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    I think "Cheating" is a bit rough. :( I can (and have) drive in either view, but much prefer bonnet view because:
    Better / safer view to see and avoid other cars
    Better fps on my system
    I get sea sick from the rolling of the camera in corners if I use cockpit view (maybe I need to fiddle with options some more)
    Some cars have better cockpit views than others

    With a bit of practice, my times aren't that much different, but as a courtesy to my fellow competitors, I "prefer" the safer (for me anyway) bonnet view (set as far back as possible).

    I'm willing to bet that the "folks with insane laptimes" get pretty much the same results in either view. :)
     
  18. Ivan Novi

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    I have to agree with Warren...
    I also think its alot safer to race with bonnet view. You can se more of the surroundings. Its easier to see how close you are to the car infront.
    And the "racing line" is more vissible.
     
  19. Marcel Hulsbergen

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    As this is a simulation i love a forced cockpit view. I always drive cockpit view, it is more difficult but adds a lot to the realism.

    Almost all pro leagues have a forced cockpit view.

    Besides i never saw a real race with the driver on the roof or running behind the car.
     
  20. Dominic Finders

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    i never saw a real race with 2 steeringwheels and 2 sets of arms infront of me either...
    this is a simulation dont mean i have to roleplay as tho i'm ina car... i play it for fun instead :p

    i get alot more fun out of the nose view.. and i got the entire view in my monitor to see whats going on instead of this tiny bit of window.....