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Messages - killagorilla
« on: Today at 12:18:05 AM »
The Nissan was fun on this track. I think I lost quite a bit through the chicane before start-finish...especially Wally, but a few others as well were so much faster there.
I think a few battles for position in race one caused some off-tracks and that got me in trouble eventually with a 10s penalty.
Wally as putting a lot of pressure on me...I think it was race 2...well, till Bird solved this problem for me. So I was a bit lucky with the finishes in race 2 and 3.
I'm looking forward trying out the Abarth and see if it's faster for me at the next race...I can just buy it
I watched quite a few reviews on the Pimax and can't really remember that wear comfort was criticised. The trouble users now have seem to be pretty serious though.
The StarVR would be expensive anyway and on top of that you'd need the best graphics card available which means more $$ to be spent.
It seems triples are still a good investment...and monitors are getting cheaper and cheaper anyway.
The Pimax is out and being used now. I went through forums to get an idea about it. Plenty of diy mods to make it more comfortable...there are even guys wanting to sell and going back to the rift. Guess it needs more time. I had StarVR on my radar as well, but the Starbreeze side of it is sorting out financial issues at the moment...well, see how they go with it and what ACER is doing. Guess this one needs times as well.
So I just ordered 3 curved 27" screens to replace my 24" ones.
A major concern in regard to these VR goggles is the climate up here in Brissie...so it looks like I'll stick with monitors for some more time.
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:14:22 AM »
Done a few laps in the Nissan last night and figured the front left tire suffers really badly.
I've got the problem that the tire engineer is not showing up at some tracks. Next time different track it's usually there again without me doing anything.
It's activated of course. Is there something you can do to fix this?
« on: March 22, 2019, 04:37:45 PM »
Must be really hard racing with just one screen.
However, I think it's important to have a set of basic rules (like Wally) and apply them when judging an incident. Otherwise chances are good you get lost in details and it can be too hard to weigh up different aspects.
I guess I deserved my penalties so far
Russ running into me at the first turn in race 2 is maybe not a bad example. I was surprised by how slow the Abarth right in front of me went into the right-hand turn and got really close and probably touched him slightly. Because of that I slowed down even more and you can maybe say that this caught then Russ by surprise...and he messed up my hopes for a good finish...again.
So, how can we expect Wally to judge something like that? How often is he supposed to watch a replay to finally come to a decision? In my opinion it's the best to just say, if you run into someone on lap one and you shoot him off you get a penalty. Everyone knows it and that's the only thing you can do to get people not to try too hard to win the race on lap one.
This incident between Bird and AB is a bit difficult to judge considering Bird's limited FOV. Looks a bit like he could have left AB a bit of space there, but if he was on the limit there's not much you can do. I guess it shouldn't have happened with triples...but that doesn't help, I know.
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:54:16 AM »
Another mediocre performance there and I may be able to get the Abarth. However, I'm not sure if this guy is really giving you an advantage on a faster track...seems to lack top speed a bit.
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:17:13 PM »
Race 2 ... Later in the race I was turned around by killer at the 3rd last corner and then finished several seconds behind him.Hmm...I was on the inside next to you the turn before which changed to the outside at the entry of the turn you're talking about. It's a left hand turn and I was on the kerb with my right wheels (and I didn't move left towards you). You had a better exit from the turn before and then went onto my line. Again, I couldn't go any further to the right.
It seems to me you should have stayed further left on the inside to avoid contact...sorry, but it seemed to be self-inflicted.
It unsettled your car a little bit, but, having watched the replay, I don't understand what you mean by "turned around".
Of course you wanted to take the best line for you. The problem was just that I was there and the line you wanted to take wasn't available.
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:49:43 PM »
Rob missed the apex and drove into the side of Killagorilla spinning him - $300 penalty.
That's ok Rob...shit happens. Lap one was ruined anyway...and I made it to the very end of the field again ;-)
Bueller, that was me at the start of race 2. There is blame on my side as well. I was hoping the both of us make it through the middle there. I had a better start than you, knew I either gotta start slow (which get's me in trouble with the boys behind me) or just try to pass this little Fiat in front of me. I tried to stay as close as possible to the right, but it's easy to misjudge...so you get a sorry anyway.
So race two was just bad result-wise, but fun to drive if you forget about points and the standings.
Had a good start in race 3, but couldn't manage keeping a couple of the Abarth's behind me.
So there was contact with Freezer and Dave O which were similar. It seemed you guys were just able to go different lines through turns. Sorry to turn you around, but I don't really see myself at fault, as there was enough space for you at the outside and I just couldn't do these turns as you did (based on my judgement at the time of contact...however, I can be wrong...didn't watch the replay).
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:25:45 PM »
I thought you wouldn't have made any extra money being at the very top end of the field, but, anyway, you got me wrong, I was just thinking you drive this thing for real.I'm not sure yet. I might try to build up a little cash for future rounds.Haha...was actually hoping to be able to get into the Abarth for the next race, but figured last night I'm still way off. So I'll have to stick with the Nissan for a while, which is probably what Wally has in his garage judging by the way he performsMy season is screwed so far anyway...starting the first race of the night from the very end doesn't really get me a lot of pointsBut it does give you cash . .
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:53:11 AM »
Haha...was actually hoping to be able to get into the Abarth for the next race, but figured last night I'm still way off. So I'll have to stick with the Nissan for a while, which is probably what Wally has in his garage judging by the way he performsMy season is screwed so far anyway...starting the first race of the night from the very end doesn't really get me a lot of pointsBut it does give you cash . .
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:21:55 PM »
Thanks Russ for turning me around in race 3...you could/should have redressed...you know that, don't you?Hi killa,
Yeah, as I was on the inside my line just didn't allow any more speed considering my maybe not so great driving skills ;-) I watched the replay and because of the better line you're on and on top of that your shortcut through the green there's excess speed on your side of course.
I can understand what you say about redressing...dunno, may have done the same. The decision has to be made quickly and a 'f** it...others don't give a sh** so why should I?' popping up in a situation like that is understandable I guess.
My season is screwed so far anyway...starting the first race of the night from the very end doesn't really get me a lot of points
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:32:33 PM »
Sorry Mael...lost it and was a bit of a passenger when getting in your way.
Thanks Russ for turning me around in race 3...you could/should have redressed...you know that, don't you?
Otherwise some good close action.
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:00:11 PM »
It's a tricky one. Guess I'd do better in a race with the Mustang because the higher top-speed would make it harder for others to pass me, but it is just not really fun to drive...hmm