- Oct 26, 2013
Not that long ago, I wouldn't have believed I would be saying this, but tire compounds are a WAY more compelling addition to the sim than pressures/temps.Also curious ;-)
What's in beta is tire compounds. Going to have to clean up the test team again I guess. Someone can't even leak stuff right...
As I said in more detail over on the Sector3 forums (https://forum.sector3studios.com/in...you-drive-multiplayer.8624/page-5#post-126279), I've taken the time to "master" setting pressures in both AC and AMS. It's an absolute thrill the first few time you do it as you watch your laptimes drop massively...by the 4th or 5th time, it's a mundane clicking exercise.
(By the way, I still love AC and AMS - don't take my comment above as a critique of those sims...take it as a statement of personal opinion that being able to dial in correct tire pressures is routine to the point of boredom once you have it down)
Personally, I would rather just have everyone in an online race automagically running "ideal" pressures to level the playing field (and in my opinion, this is actually *more* realistic, as in real life in high-level racing, most drivers have very little knowledge/opinion on tire pressures/temps - they are counting on their engineers to do their jobs).
Many sim racers (in my experience, even ones who purport to have mastered more complex chassis setup options) lack either the knowledge or motivation to mess with pressures. I think you can make a case for permanently leaving them out - let's race (and let the advanced guys tinker with more interesting/subjective setup options if they want).