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What has happened to online driving standards?

Discussion in 'Project CARS' started by Steve Bird, May 7, 2015.

  1. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird
    Racing Since 1978 Premium Member

    After having the privilege in being part of the WMD community and playing this with the rest of the community in closed alpha/beta it appears that in a single day it's gone from pretty respectable racing community to a "Crash into every opponent at every opportunity" community since release. I've just been in a GT3 race at Imola and I can say, with hand on heart, that it was the worst multiplayer session I've ever had the misfortune to be part off. People purposely trying to trash each other and having zero respect for other players. Shocking.

    Edit : Thanks to whoever re-titled this post by the way.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2015
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  2. Coennos

    Coennos
    Green green green

    Thats the moment when Racedepartment is a good place to be:)
     
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  3. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird
    Racing Since 1978 Premium Member

    Indeed Gents :)
     
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  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Day 1 release with many first time racers joining online without having any experience. Result: mayhem. Tried 2 online races and was taken out within a few seconds after the start. After that I asked myself what I was doing there :)

    Once we have the dedicated server working that problem is solved at least.
     
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  6. Bjorn de Haas

    Bjorn de Haas
    Premium Member

    Ahhhh bram you will race???? I will take out the kaassoufle and race you :D
     
  7. I was lucky enough to enter a server last night by a guy named Outbreak who had practice and qualify enabled. He was a very good driver and we both qualified at least 5 seconds faster than the hoodlums and we both were lucky enough to not to get rammed on the first corner and had some good battles for 3 races.

    The servers that went straight to the race were the usual noob nightmare.
     
  8. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
    I'm just here for the snacks Premium Member

    Well, yeah. First off, you were originally racing with people who were likely pretty serious about sim racing and thus raced with some sort of manners. Now you're racing with with a multitude of people, some who take it seriously and some who are casual about it and some who are trying it for the first time and are obviously going to be crap. Some of this will improve over time, some of it won't. Secondly, new people haven't had time to adapt to the physics/ffb or get their settings dialed in so they're probably not driving at their top level just yet. This will partly improve over time, but not fully.

    Basically, up until today you were racing with one giant club of like-minded racers with is a bit of an anomaly, so the "online driving standards" were artificially high. Now it's like someone left the gates open and all the riff-raff found their way in so driving standards are lower than average. Eventually this will regress to the mean and you'll have the typical somewhat crappy/somewhat decent online driving standards that are the norm.
     
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  9. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird
    Racing Since 1978 Premium Member

    I agree with what your saying but when you approach a corner you don't nail the throttle, speed up and take 5 people who are mid corner. It was happening on every corner by multiple idiots. I suppose your right that we have to let it calm down a few days and when RD gets a league and server going then we will be fine.
     
  10. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
    I'm just here for the snacks Premium Member

    Just remember that some of these people will be freshly graduated Gran Turismo racers and that game teaches you to plow through turns and force your way to the front. It takes a while to unlearn those bad habits. :laugh:
     
  11. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    Lets just say that in 75% of the ongoing races right now have a good portion of the drivers going with one of my motoring masters mentality (AS SEEN IN MY SIGNATURE BELOW): "In case of doubt, flat out". So, go flat out every curve and screw the rest ^^
     
  12. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
    I'm just here for the snacks Premium Member

    Isn't there some kind of ranking system that will eventually sort some of these problems out (in theory, anyway)?
     
  13. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #forçaChape Staff

    It will, I believe it will roll soon as the dedicated servers start to come up. But basically all incidents you have in the game now a days, such as hitting in purpose other people, taking corner cuts are already being taken into notice, I guess. That's the idea for the clean driving system that SMS had in mind.
     
  14. What is the proper etiquette for setting up some informal racing with fellow RD folks?

    I want to avoid what Steve is describing but also run a race that is a little longer than your typical wrecker is going to be interested in. Something like: 25 lap, Formula B, no assists, in the rain at Catalunya. :)
     
  15. You can always use password protected lobbies. Share the password here or by PM, and you should be able to have some proper races.
     
  16. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    See the sticky in the racing club forum :)