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I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



Minimaul posted:

I'm only level 104 now. Think my highest Affinity is 28 or so. I've slowed down a lot on playing, now that I've beaten the world tour. Spend most of my time building cars for the GTCC and some random races and hotlapping.

I need to get into more goon racing, I really love racing with you guys. There was actually two days I didn't play at all because of Skyrim.

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MalleusDei
Mar 21, 2007



Lanth posted:



Look Ma, two crowns!

I blame it on the current server shenanigans.

Edit: Just for clarification, I don't actually know if this means something, but I am back to one crown again. So it probably doesn't.

I've seen this when I'm test driving cars, and pausing a lot to tweak the tune. It doubles up on the Club tag as well.

einTier
Sep 25, 2003

Charming, friendly, and possessed by demons.
Approach with caution.


Cannot Find Server posted:

That Track Days rivals event on Nurburgring had me just about throwing my loving controller. And then I finally finished my clean lap, only to have been beaten by a whole two motherfucking seconds by someone else in my club. TWO. loving. SECONDS. That's a single inattentive AI driver holding me up for one cuntfisting corner around a track that takes 8.5+ minutes to get around. And you know what? Every loving time I had to restart that event, it was because a loving SUV WOULD HIT ME. WHY THE gently caress ARE THERE SUV'S ON THE loving RING!? I tiptoed around those assholes so much when I finally ran a clean lap because they hosed me up so many times before, and they still manage to gently caress me up by holding me back just enough so that I can't even brag about my lap.

And then there's a loving Fujimi Track Days event that can go gently caress itself. PRIUS'? REALLY!?

Actually, I didn't have much problems with the Mercedes SUVs. I ran that race so many times (good payouts even for a very careful tiptoe around the ring) that I started to get a feel for the personalities of the drivers.

The Mercedes SUVs were slow and wouldn't see you until you pulled alongside. Once you were there though, they would always see you and give you room. The Lotus drivers were the absolute best at seeing you and taking care not to hit you. The BMW drivers were aggressive, and you had to be careful that you weren't fighting them for lines or corners. But it was the two door and four door shitbox drivers that were the worst. I had more Renaults hit me than any other car. They were timid, poo poo drivers who couldn't stick to a line, didn't know where they should be, and drove right down the middle of the track, making passing difficult. Worst, they wouldn't even see you when you were ahead of them and if you didn't give them enough room, they'd run right into your back quarter panel.

I loved the challenge, but man, gently caress those guys.

jadebullet
Mar 25, 2011



By the way, I have no IRC ability on this computer. Any chance that someone who is doing the E36 race can friend me so that I can get in, or at least tell me where to find it myself.

GT: Atticus Eisherr

Hello Spaceman
Jan 18, 2005

time to kick ass and chew gum



DrPain posted:

They could release Track Days Rivals as a standalone game and I would still play it forever. I just love weaving through slower traffic and cursing their existence when I gently caress up a lap. I literary experience the entire emotional spectrum on a butthole-clenching clean lap.

Also, voted for Sunday Punch because of the three wheel motion and beautiful composition.

I honestly thought, from all the pre-release hype, that the Trackday feature was going to be a standalone thing you could do. Like in freerun. Competing for glory is fun and all, but it ruins my vibe when I have some rival ghost taunting me

And I know what you mean with the joy you get from weaving through traffic. It's the same reason I loved the first Test Drive Unlimited. High speed highway driving is really thrilling. Burnout games, too.

Flint Ironstag
Apr 2, 2004

Bob Johnson...oh, wait

jadebullet posted:

By the way, I have no IRC ability on this computer. Any chance that someone who is doing the E36 race can friend me so that I can get in, or at least tell me where to find it myself.

GT: Atticus Eisherr

I just sent you a FR, my GT is Crow T Macbot.

On the off chance I don't get off of work in time for the race (might happen), look on my friend list for JabsTheGoon, he'll be hosting.

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002


OK, this is the list I have so far, been sick all day today and was playing Saint's Row all day yesterday.

1. Kilonum (Kilonum) | Ford GT40 MK II | Polychromatic Purple/Black | 82
2. TannhauserGate (calderracrusade) | Chevrolet Corvette C1 | Red/White | 13
3. Torn Quad Jones (zombi3lick3r) | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Pink/White | 56
4. ANAmal.net (gregchiasson) | Shelby Daytona Coupe | blue | 29
5. Logue (Logue 1) | Dodge Charger Daytona | Orange | 71
6. Jingle Bells (PSBonnett) | Jaguar E-Type |British Racing Green | 84
7. pyxlwyz | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Turquoise | 67
8. Asmodai_00 (Asmodai 00) | Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona | Grey | 00
9. VikingSkull (IBurtIReynoldsI) | Chevy Corvette C2 | Black/Gold | 7
10. yes we nyan (azunyan) | Ford GT40 MK II | ??? | 48
11.
12. der juicen (Im A GPS Facial) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Metallic Maroon w/ Yellow Stripe | 8
13. Puddin (Puddin23) | Ford GT40 MK II | Light Blue | 23
14. Jarf (Jarf) | Jaguar D-Type | Grey | 4
15.
16.

DrPain
Apr 29, 2004

Purrfectly priceless
items here.


Hello Spaceman posted:

I honestly thought, from all the pre-release hype, that the Trackday feature was going to be a standalone thing you could do. Like in freerun. Competing for glory is fun and all, but it ruins my vibe when I have some rival ghost taunting me

And I know what you mean with the joy you get from weaving through traffic. It's the same reason I loved the first Test Drive Unlimited. High speed highway driving is really thrilling. Burnout games, too.

The ghost car is just part of the experience for me. As if a Miata camping my line around a particularly nasty corner wasn't enough, the ghost car blows my doors off in the process and I utter roar a particularly spiteful "AND THIS MOTHER FUCKER RIGHT HERE!!!"

It's brilliantly infuriating.

Three Abbo Eskie, I'm looking at you.

edit- I'm p sure there are track days on the events list where it counts the number of cars passed instead of (concurrent to?) time, if you really don't like rivals.

DrPain fucked around with this message at Nov 16, 2011 around 19:25

SirViver
Oct 22, 2008


einTier posted:

Actually, I didn't have much problems with the Mercedes SUVs. I ran that race so many times (good payouts even for a very careful tiptoe around the ring) that I started to get a feel for the personalities of the drivers.
That's funny, I completed my rather slow 9:18 nearly two weeks ago and couldn't recall there being Mercedes' or BMWs on the track if you didn't mention them just now, but I sure as hell didn't forget these chucklefucks in their goddamn Lotuses ruining more laps than I care to remember. They were always the ones passing at the most inopportune times, or outright sideswiping me while I was clearly alongside them for quite a while. They even backended me a few times when I was stuck in traffic and couldn't possibly have moved any faster - and no, that was not in a braking zone, it was on the long uphill straight at around near the Angstkurve, where the AI seemed to be literally making GBS threads its virtual pants.

Getting a fast time on trackday events, or a clean lap at all for that matter, seems to be very much down to luck in general, but doubly so on the Ring. Most "normal" tracks have rather clear defined corners and are much wider to begin with, so the AI is generally rather predictable on where it's going to be most of the time. On the Ring, however, there are so many flowing bends that the AI basically ends up swiping left-right constantly, or just stays in the middle not giving a flying gently caress at all. All you can do is hope that you'll catch the AI at just the right moment where it's either inside or outside of the turn and that you carry enough speed that you can pass before it runs into you. Being caught behind a car then passing it can be a very risky situation, because even the S class can't accelerate quick enough to get away in a safe manner.

I just wish the trackday AI would behave a bit more like drivers on actual trackdays, i.e. using their mirrors and actively, predictably sticking to a side when a clearly faster car approaches. It's still a lot of fun, though. What helped a lot in the end was using a souped-up Datsun 510 instead of a Viper, simply by virtue of being a smaller car with better visibility.

Kenny Rogers
Sep 7, 2007

Chapter One:
When I first saw Sparky, he reminded me of my favorite comb. He was missing a lot of teeth.


Boaz - the race is an open (and open ended, at this point) series, and I've decided to go with 10 bonus points each week for two categories, so as to give slower/shittier/unlucky/crashing/newer drivers a shot at "not last!" bragging rights.
"Best Paint" - Does your car look like a race car with sponsor stickers and some sort of theme to the paint?
"Most Creative Paint" - Go Hog Wild!

ISCI - Love to have you in the Spec Series Tonight!

I think it's going to be at Silverstone GP (the long one). I don't much like Silverstone, but it's not, like, Motegi.

Jadebullet - Shoot me (JabsTheGoon) a friend request.

Irish Legend
Aug 12, 2011


Just to make sure I am on the list for tonight, I am replying again. Ill have to build the car this afternoon and get some testing in, and try and make some sort of respectably paint theme. I might go all Irish alchohal like my Camaro from FM3, but who knows.

Bentai
Jul 8, 2004


Has anyone gotten other goodies from the FM4 pre-order thing aside from the Spirit R for FM3?

treetheheavy
Mar 28, 2005



I usually love it when the AI crashes, but this really screwed me over.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbP7jvX1Gug

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



Jabs posted:

ISCI - Love to have you in the Spec Series Tonight!

I built my car for this, just now. Hopefully I followed the instructions correctly!

Boaz MacPhereson
Jul 11, 2006

I'm the monster in the closet.

Jabs posted:

Boaz - the race is an open (and open ended, at this point) series, and I've decided to go with 10 bonus points each week for two categories, so as to give slower/shittier/unlucky/crashing/newer drivers a shot at "not last!" bragging rights.
"Best Paint" - Does your car look like a race car with sponsor stickers and some sort of theme to the paint?
"Most Creative Paint" - Go Hog Wild!

ISCI - Love to have you in the Spec Series Tonight!

I think it's going to be at Silverstone GP (the long one). I don't much like Silverstone, but it's not, like, Motegi.

Jadebullet - Shoot me (JabsTheGoon) a friend request.

Awesome. I used to run with some guys with Spec Miata in FM3, but I haven't seen them around much. It'll be nice to get into some races with people that I know aren't super-douches.

TravBot
Oct 10, 2004

If we can hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards Checkmate


treetheheavy posted:

I usually love it when the AI crashes, but this really screwed me over.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbP7jvX1Gug

I had one race where I decided to do a 15-lap oval race at R1 in World Tour. The easy part was getting into first. The hard part was not hitting the randomly distributed R1 cars stuck on their sides anywhere and everywhere on the track. It was one of the most frustrating races I've had yet.

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


Hey jabs, sent you a message in XBL. Count me in on the BMW race tonight!

T-Square
May 14, 2009


Jabs posted:

I think it's going to be at Silverstone GP (the long one). I don't much like Silverstone, but it's not, like, Motegi.


Sweet, I like Silverstone I'll be on.

Edit: I can't tune this car for poo poo. Can I blame it on the sport tires, or do I just suck? Lotsa lift-off oversteer.

T-Square fucked around with this message at Nov 16, 2011 around 23:30

Irish Legend
Aug 12, 2011


T-Square posted:

Sweet, I like Silverstone I'll be on.

Edit: I can't tune this car for poo poo. Can I blame it on the sport tires, or do I just suck? Lotsa lift-off oversteer.

Same here square, I cannot figure the thing out. I was around 2:11 lap times, but I had to pay attention at almost all times driving the thing.

Logue
Nov 16, 2005


T-Square posted:

Sweet, I like Silverstone I'll be on.

Edit: I can't tune this car for poo poo. Can I blame it on the sport tires, or do I just suck? Lotsa lift-off oversteer.
I had a bitch of a time getting it to behave but I think I may have cracked it. I got it pretty stable, and when it does decide to slide, its very controllable. I was able to get a 2:10.3 (admittedly with the braking line turned on. I'm not familiar enough with Silverstone to hot lap it at full speed).

I may end up racing with GTCC tonight, so I'm gonna throw my E36 tune up into my storefront if anyone wants it (GT: Logue 1).

jadebullet
Mar 25, 2011



Sent a friend request to the host of tonights race, but it hasn't been accepted yet.

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



jadebullet posted:

Sent a friend request to the host of tonights race, but it hasn't been accepted yet.

I don't think it starts for another hour, so there's still time.

jadebullet
Mar 25, 2011



Yeah, but wasn't there supposed to be some sort of practice/qualifying session beforehand?

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


I thought so? He's in the tuning shop at the moment.

edit: I give up on fixing the oversteer. Logue's tune is really solid.

FreelanceSocialist fucked around with this message at Nov 17, 2011 around 02:25

jadebullet
Mar 25, 2011



I am so loving pissed right now. I wait for a loving week, looking forward to this drat spec race, and what happens? I get loving disconnected from the game on lap motherfucking 2.

Fake edit: and while watching the race, it looks like another person has been disconnected from the game. What type of BS is this Microsoft!

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


Yeah, 3 dropped I think. And then I DNF'd like 2 laps down from the leaders. Had a good time though. Till next week!

General Probe
Dec 28, 2004
Has this been done before?

Goddamn you Logue you couldn't let me have the best LLJK time on the FWD Time Attack rivals for one day? At least I still have the top drag racing time...ugh.

j3rkstore
Jan 28, 2009

L'esprit d'escalier

Kilonum posted:

OK, this is the list I have so far, been sick all day today and was playing Saint's Row all day yesterday.

1. Kilonum (Kilonum) | Ford GT40 MK II | Polychromatic Purple/Black | 82
2. TannhauserGate (calderracrusade) | Chevrolet Corvette C1 | Red/White | 13
3. Torn Quad Jones (zombi3lick3r) | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Pink/White | 56
4. ANAmal.net (gregchiasson) | Shelby Daytona Coupe | blue | 29
5. Logue (Logue 1) | Dodge Charger Daytona | Orange | 71
6. Jingle Bells (PSBonnett) | Jaguar E-Type |British Racing Green | 84
7. pyxlwyz | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Turquoise | 67
8. Asmodai_00 (Asmodai 00) | Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona | Grey | 00
9. VikingSkull (IBurtIReynoldsI) | Chevy Corvette C2 | Black/Gold | 7
10. yes we nyan (azunyan) | Ford GT40 MK II | ??? | 48
11. j3rkstore (j3rkstore) | Ford GT40 MK II | Yellow | 22
12. der juicen (Im A GPS Facial) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Metallic Maroon w/ Yellow Stripe | 8
13. Puddin (Puddin23) | Ford GT40 MK II | Light Blue | 23
14. Jarf (Jarf) | Jaguar D-Type | Grey | 4
15.
16.

I might be able to make dis poo poo.

T-Square
May 14, 2009


jadebullet posted:

I am so loving pissed right now. I wait for a loving week, looking forward to this drat spec race, and what happens? I get loving disconnected from the game on lap motherfucking 2.

Fake edit: and while watching the race, it looks like another person has been disconnected from the game. What type of BS is this Microsoft!

That would be me. I was starting to get all excited what with just starting to battle with irishledgend and thinking about when I should pit, then I get dropped halfway through the second lap

Kenny Rogers
Sep 7, 2007

Chapter One:
When I first saw Sparky, he reminded me of my favorite comb. He was missing a lot of teeth.


Yeah, that was...rough.

The funny thing is that I drive the sedan version as my daily driver, and it's nowhere NEAR as terrible as that.

I'll update the standings here in a little bit.
Also, it kicked me out before I could save the replay, so I didn't get a chance to look at anyone's paint. :grr*
If you're interested in the bonus points, post it up in your storefront, I'll DL it and have a look.

Tonight's Results
code:
16 Irish Legend
12 Boaz McPherson 
10 JabsTheGoon DNF
 9 Crow T Macbot DNF
 8 Freelance Socialist DNF
 7 I Said Come In! DNF
 5 Turb0Snail DNF
Season Standings
code:
17 Turb0Snail
17 JabsTheGoon
16 Irish Legend
15 Crow T Macbot
15 Logue 1
12 Boaz McPherson
10 Krautastic
 9 Matybara
 8 Freelance Socialist
 8 Fryskate
 7 I Said Come In!
 5 Asmodai 0

Kenny Rogers fucked around with this message at Nov 17, 2011 around 04:36

speedtek
Nov 26, 2004

Let's make it out, baby.


Kilonum posted:

OK, this is the list I have so far, been sick all day today and was playing Saint's Row all day yesterday.

1. Kilonum (Kilonum) | Ford GT40 MK II | Polychromatic Purple/Black | 82
2. TannhauserGate (calderracrusade) | Chevrolet Corvette C1 | Red/White | 13
3. Torn Quad Jones (zombi3lick3r) | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Pink/White | 56
4. ANAmal.net (gregchiasson) | Shelby Daytona Coupe | blue | 29
5. Logue (Logue 1) | Dodge Charger Daytona | Orange | 71
6. Jingle Bells (PSBonnett) | Jaguar E-Type |British Racing Green | 84
7. pyxlwyz | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Turquoise | 67
8. Asmodai_00 (Asmodai 00) | Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona | Grey | 00
9. VikingSkull (IBurtIReynoldsI) | Chevy Corvette C2 | Black/Gold | 7
10. yes we nyan (azunyan) | Ford GT40 MK II | ??? | 48
11.
12. der juicen (Im A GPS Facial) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Metallic Maroon w/ Yellow Stripe | 8
13. Puddin (Puddin23) | Ford GT40 MK II | Light Blue | 23
14. Jarf (Jarf) | Jaguar D-Type | Grey | 4
15.
16.

You missed me!

speedtek posted:

Looks like I can race in Goon Mans (that's this Saturday, right?)

speedtek (N1CK S0APD1SH) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Red | 15



Logue
Nov 16, 2005


General Probe posted:

Goddamn you Logue you couldn't let me have the best LLJK time on the FWD Time Attack rivals for one day? At least I still have the top drag racing time...ugh.

You picked my favorite class/drivetrain combination, so no

code:
1. Kilonum (Kilonum) | Ford GT40 MK II | Polychromatic Purple/Black | 82
2. TannhauserGate (calderracrusade) | Chevrolet Corvette C1 | Red/White | 13
3. Torn Quad Jones (zombi3lick3r) | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Pink/White | 56
4. ANAmal.net (gregchiasson) | Shelby Daytona Coupe | blue | 29
5. Logue (Logue 1) | Dodge Charger Daytona | Orange | 71
6. Jingle Bells (PSBonnett) | Jaguar E-Type |British Racing Green | 84
7. pyxlwyz | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Turquoise | 67
8. Asmodai_00 (Asmodai 00) | Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona | Grey | 00
9. VikingSkull (IBurtIReynoldsI) | Chevy Corvette C2 | Black/Gold | 7
10. yes we nyan (azunyan) | Ford GT40 MK II | ??? | 48
11. j3rkstore (j3rkstore) | Ford GT40 MK II | Yellow | 22
12. der juicen (Im A GPS Facial) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Metallic Maroon w/ Yellow Stripe | 8
13. Puddin (Puddin23) | Ford GT40 MK II | Light Blue | 23
14. Jarf (Jarf) | Jaguar D-Type | Grey | 4
15. speedtek (N1CK S0APD1SH) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Red | 15
16.
One slot left! This is gonna be fun, provided we make it through the first few corners without a MASSIVE accident.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006

THE CLAMPS!
or clamp like device


I think there was a problem with lobbies tonight. I know we almost weren't able to do the last GTCC race because game lobbies wouldn't work.

Vagina Jones
Aug 22, 2006
That's my ball, cuntface!

Logue posted:

You picked my favorite class/drivetrain combination, so no

code:
1. Kilonum (Kilonum) | Ford GT40 MK II | Polychromatic Purple/Black | 82
2. TannhauserGate (calderracrusade) | Chevrolet Corvette C1 | Red/White | 13
3. Torn Quad Jones (zombi3lick3r) | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Pink/White | 56
4. ANAmal.net (gregchiasson) | Shelby Daytona Coupe | blue | 29
5. Logue (Logue 1) | Dodge Charger Daytona | Orange | 71
6. Jingle Bells (PSBonnett) | Jaguar E-Type |British Racing Green | 84
7. pyxlwyz | Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Turquoise | 67
8. Asmodai_00 (Asmodai 00) | Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona | Grey | 00
9. VikingSkull (IBurtIReynoldsI) | Chevy Corvette C2 | Black/Gold | 7
10. yes we nyan (azunyan) | Ford GT40 MK II | ??? | 48
11. j3rkstore (j3rkstore) | Ford GT40 MK II | Yellow | 22
12. der juicen (Im A GPS Facial) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Metallic Maroon w/ Yellow Stripe | 8
13. Puddin (Puddin23) | Ford GT40 MK II | Light Blue | 23
14. Jarf (Jarf) | Jaguar D-Type | Grey | 4
15. speedtek (N1CK S0APD1SH) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Red | 15
16. Vagina Jones (rige1seven) | Ferrari 330 P4 | Black/Blue | 86
One slot left! This is gonna be fun, provided we make it through the first few corners without a MASSIVE accident.

I'll take it!! (put details in final spot).

Vagina Jones
Aug 22, 2006
That's my ball, cuntface!

Also, are their any rules regarding driver aids etc?

Logue
Nov 16, 2005


Cojawfee posted:

I think there was a problem with lobbies tonight. I know we almost weren't able to do the last GTCC race because game lobbies wouldn't work.

Wait, the last race actually happened?? I quit early because I thought it wasn't happening. Blarg.

Logue fucked around with this message at Nov 17, 2011 around 05:25

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006

THE CLAMPS!
or clamp like device


It did, I was looking at replays and then I was invited to a race. I joined just to see if it would work and it did. Fat lot of good that was though, I came in tenth when someone failed to brake for that sharp corner on catalunya.

Flint Ironstag
Apr 2, 2004

Bob Johnson...oh, wait

Cojawfee posted:

I think there was a problem with lobbies tonight. I know we almost weren't able to do the last GTCC race because game lobbies wouldn't work.

I took several of us a couple of tries just to get into the JSCC (Jabs Spec Car Championship) lobby, then we lost a bunch early in the race. There were only 5 cars for most of it.

jadebullet
Mar 25, 2011



Hey Jabs, you forgot about me, who was dropped on lap 2 due to servers being poo poo.

GT Atticus Eisherr.

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speedtek
Nov 26, 2004

Let's make it out, baby.


What are your guys' approximate lap times in your Goon Mans cars? I just want to make sure I'm in the ballpark, and further tune if necessary...

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