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« on: March 03, 2019, 12:14:48 PM »
Hey, looks like my (our---my wife's schedule, I mean) is pretty tricky these weeks. I missed last two Tuesdays and will surely miss next. I may jump in mid-season for a few races if it looks reasonable, but otherwise I guess I am off at least half the weeks in March/April.
Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Fun run Feb 19 - a bunch of cars at Brands Hatch« on: February 19, 2019, 06:55:53 PM »
Sorry guys: will have to miss tonight. I'll be on a "maybe" schedule for the next few weeks, but usually in.
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:05:27 PM »
Results are up top.maaaaaan! I don't even win the round,... after all that work!
Wally: you should think about the scoring system---seems like if you have the slower car there is really nothing you can do, as even if you don't let them pass, they'll still score the fastest lap
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:50:12 AM »
Ahahahah. It does not matter, I guess. I mean: I have not checked whether I am close to be able to buy a better car, as it all depends on that...Yes, I think you got the 4th cut (and hence the penalty) after the race end. It's not supposed to do that... I'll have to investigate.Hi Wally: question---strictly only for curiosity. Doesn't the cut penalty kick in at the 4th cut? I have 3 cuts and a penalty in race 3.Yes. I was running around on 3 warnings in one race, for example. I noticed your penalty came up very late in the race. Maybe the last cut was after the race finished? I'll have to check the server log file.
But yes, I confirm that I did cut the chicane in the cool-down lap. I'll try not to do it in the future to avoid this issue.
« on: February 03, 2019, 05:43:31 PM »
Ehm...., I know, Wally. I was... sarcastic, I guess.That's because even in the cheaper cars, you've still managed to sit in 3rd place in the season standings, so you don't "need" a faster car. Similarly, killagorilla is only 3 pts further back in 5th, so has been doing well in the Carrera.I've done a few laps in the Carrera S and the Cayman GT4 last night and figured I'm way behind the faster cars.I crashed into nobody and I still can only afford a Carrera S or a Cayman Gt4. And I even tried to keep driving the normal cayman for two rounds to "make" some money. I am not sure I see what is demoralising you.
Killa: basically---the poorer your performance, the better the car you get.
PS: monza is tough if your car is so obviously slower
« on: February 03, 2019, 12:36:31 PM »
I've done a few laps in the Carrera S and the Cayman GT4 last night and figured I'm way behind the faster cars.I crashed into nobody and I still can only afford a Carrera S or a Cayman Gt4. And I even tried to keep driving the normal cayman for two rounds to "make" some money. I am not sure I see what is demoralising you.
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:21:35 AM »
« on: January 23, 2019, 04:39:03 PM »
Guys---let's just think about what the possible aims are here.
I don't think the idea can be to even all things out perfectly. Hell, to make somebody in a 918 go as slow as another in a boxter you would need the first one to drive like a lunatic, and there would be no fun anyway that way.
I also don't think the idea can be to just create a weird system one may decide to game just to win a race with zero effort---i.e., last for 3/4 races, then win at half throttle in a 918.
The most we can achieve is to create a bit of extra spiciness in seasons that are less "pro" (e.g., street cars, mixed bags, and so one) and have some of us battling with drivers that normally sit in a different pack (which, indirectly, is a learning experience for both). In this sense, the experiment as it is sounds mostly fine as long as the season is short enough to avoid it being "gamed" and long enough to give a chance to those who choose to start in a slower car to maybe take a revenge in the last 2 races.
I also see it playing well when there are two cars mostly the same but one being a tuned version of the first---this would allow us to avoid large ballasts and restrictors, which are often annoying and unbalance the car too much. Yes, I know---if the difference is not big enough, then we would not "balance" things out perfectly. But really---I already know I can beat whoever if I have an F1 and he has a beetle. I don't need the experience. Instead, it could be fun to battle with a GB by just having those 30 or whatever extra hp or maybe trofeo tyres instead of standard semi-slick. Stuff like that can work and make sense with a money story---you get money, you pay for new tyres or extra tuning. This stuff can work well and add a little fun. My 2 cents.
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:18:33 PM »
Bacchulum clipped Grat, but it looked like a fairly unavoidable, slow impact in a congested corner.Agree. I could have left him half a meter more---it's just that corner-combination is quite difficult to navigate in two.
Instead: I may need to offer my apologies to RussG in mid-race 3. I thought he turned in early at T1, but on replay I think I just lost the rear a bit on braking and ended up moving a little to the left closing his space that tiny bit enough to cause us to touch. Sorry mate.
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:05:08 AM »
Fantastic. Thank you.Qually is at 8:45pm Eastern (to allow for daylight saving).Nice time in the Cayman, Grat. Mixing it with the Carreras.Thanks. I did not expect so much difference between the cars, actually. It may be fun.
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:45:16 PM »
Nice time in the Cayman, Grat. Mixing it with the Carreras.Thanks. I did not expect so much difference between the cars, actually. It may be fun.
When is starting time tomorrow?
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:04:10 PM »
Next Tuesday! It's not a real serious season, but more a test of the car dealer system, looking for bugs, seeing how it works out moneywise, etc.If it goes on the Tuesday statistics page then it serious.
« on: January 18, 2019, 07:23:17 AM »
Hey Wally, I am away until 26th so can't do the sign up without my guid. When does the season kick off and can i join in late if required?Similar question: when does the season start? I am back, but I have not tested or registered for the car dealer yet
« on: December 20, 2018, 08:25:16 AM »
Merry Christmas and happy new year to all.
Sorry I have been absent most of the time in the last 6 months. I should be regularly in from mid-January, though... so start working on reinforcing those rear bumpers!