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Dogfight / Overtaking Server Idea

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by skynet83, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. skynet83



    I just wanted to run the beginnings of an idea by here to see what people think. Sorry if this is lame or has already been done.

    The idea is to setup a server with a minimum lap race (2 i think) with no practice, quali or warmup (if possible) that repeats constantly, so you get as much focused practice as possible at race starts going wheel to wheel with other drivers in a tight pack and aggressive overtaking.

    The idea is that those that participate regularly in this focused kind of practice can eventually become monster starters with great racecraft and will be completley comfortable and in control in the most dangerous phase of a race. With so much experience to be gained from this kind of practice i think you can become so familiar with it that you will anticipate everything that unfolds instead of relying on reaction. With a track like Lime rock for example you could get 30 mini races per hour. In 3 hours racing you could get 90 starts under your belt and X amount of overtakes.

    it could just be a major crash fest and put drivers off . Having said that, avoiding crash's that happen in front of you is something worth practicing too. I think there is no room for emotion only focus and composure and quick thinking for those that thrive in the intensity of the start, that is what this training aspires to. In this quick fire racing format crashes should be briefly analized for learning purposes but not dwelled on or argued over. After all there is not much time until the next start.

    I have done this practice with AI and it is good up to a point and i have made progress but the problem is the AI doesnt behave exactly like a human driver.

    I got the idea after playing a bit of counter strike last year and i was amazed at how through focused practice and by isolating skills on (head shot only) servers, (1v1 Arena) (knife only), (surf) etc, CS players where able to aquire some seriously freakish skills. I even surprised myself and got toward the top of the leader boards occasionally. I proved to myself and believe that this kind of practice works, i hope others would want to join in so we can all improve together.

    A few questions...

    Anyone else think this is a good idea?
    How can driving standards be regulated?
    How could this work and avoid being a total crash fest?
    How many driver slots on the grid?
    which car / track? (i like USF200 and Skippy)
    cycle car/tracks? how often?
    Is there any way to have a leaderboard for most positions gained, also a record of contact with other cars.?
    Any other Ideas?
    Have i missed anything?
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017