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    Just bought iRacing

    yo guys, i just bought iracing a couple of days ago. I was wondering if any of you guys would wanna play and teach me abit? xd

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    i also bought the v8 and bathurst

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    Don't think you'll get much responce here mate, unless you got a batmobile or 007's Aston Martin, fully laden with weapons/ammo and ready to perform some ritual of senceless violence. I'd go get a G27 wheel/pedal/ shifter combo, jump in the Mazda MX5 and hit the tracks. The ford V8 is a very tricky character, and may frustrate you initially. Jump in the MX5, learn a track/track's, and then join a practice session. Be courteous to faster drivers, take your time initially, and stay on the track. You can join a live race as a ghost car (they won't know your there) great practice for the real thing. There a serious bunch, just be courteous, join the chat, and you'll find some real helpfully drivers. Good luck.

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    All of what Rotowash mentioned is spot on. The good thing with Iracing, apart from the realism, is the Isafety. This system rewards the safe drivers, which results in safe racers and safe passing. It's tough at first in the Rookie league, but once you advance, you get good enjoyable racing. No false AI to contend with, it's all on-line racers, which includes professional racers from real life.



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    ive already lost some safety rating, not my fault though. Some guy pulled right infront of me and slid out, i had to hit him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caino View Post
    ive already lost some safety rating, not my fault though. Some guy pulled right infront of me and slid out, i had to hit him
    Lol, brakes are your greatest assets, learn them well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caino View Post
    ive already lost some safety rating, not my fault though. Some guy pulled right infront of me and slid out, i had to hit him
    That will happen a lot to start with, you end up driving quite defensively! Once you are out of the rookie series it gets better!


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    Pleasantly surprised, few more guys, be enough to arrange a session perhaps. May have to reinstall.

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    could be good, have not raced for a while!


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    Does iRacing require a subscription? I was looking at their site and it says like membership subscriptions, is there a free version or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinInATuxedo View Post
    Does iRacing require a subscription? I was looking at their site and it says like membership subscriptions, is there a free version or something?
    Yer it was on sale for $6 a month, idk if its still up. iRacing is sorta expensive but worth it if u like it. You get like 5 tracks and 5 cars when u start. Each car costs like $10 and track. There are seasons and you compete against other racers. You can get in some really good battles. Ive only had the game for like 3 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caino View Post
    Yer it was on sale for $6 a month, idk if its still up. iRacing is sorta expensive but worth it if u like it. You get like 5 tracks and 5 cars when u start. Each car costs like $10 and track. There are seasons and you compete against other racers. You can get in some really good battles. Ive only had the game for like 3 days
    OK thanks I don't think I would be up for paying monthly and not sure i like the little amount of cars either, Wish it was a one off fee then you can just buy more cars, I would be much more willing to get it to have a play and maybe get into it. I always enjoyed the race sims although I mainly played Forza which most of you guys probably consider for plebs.

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    I watched just 5 minutes of one of those videos, and have to resist the urge to return to online racing. I miss so many tracks dearly, but especially the Nurburgring.

    GPL, plus mods later --> N2003 plus mods --> GTR plus mods --> GTR2 plus mods... was my progression, over many years. Tried most sims that were out there, although I'd retired before iRacing was around (racing friends did, though, and were impressed with it). I'm like Penguin, not a fan of subscription-based games.

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    Since they improved the tyre model, its gotta be one of the most realistic racing sims I've tried. The FPS are normally in the region of 200!

    For $99 you get 2 years - 7 cars and 10 tracks.

    Yes there are extra tracks at $14.95 and extra cool cars for $11.95 but the quality and time put into this is good. Just think how much you may have invested in other games over the years.



    BTW, you will need a wheel and pedals for this.

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    As Matt said, there is really no comparison for realism, all my other racing games gather dust and destined for the garbage. At 14 cents a day, I have no issues with subscription, I used to spend $25 a day on cigarettes for god sake. You can race with a joystick or controller, but will not gain full potential without a wheel combo. I own other cars and tracks but generally only drive the MX5 Roadster on only a few tracks. This car and few tracks has kept me well occupied for a good 12 months. This sim is more about quality then quantity, learn every lump and bump in the laser scanned tracks to gain time and compete. If you tired of being used as a pinball in the usual racing games and wish to compete with other courteous drivers in a simulated environment, then iracing is for you. Enjoy.

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    if your interested in v8sc's, iracing has alot of people who race v8's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caino View Post
    if your interested in v8sc's, iracing has alot of people who race v8's.
    Simply, it has to much power for me and I don't like shifters. It's a great and well modeled car, I'm old school, and like the conventional h pattern. I like the MX5 because it doesn't go sideways easily, you have to manage it very differently to many other cars, though it's just as challenging.

    I may give it another go when the Holden gets released, the Ford that is
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    Quote Originally Posted by RotorWash View Post
    Simply, it has to much power for me and I don't like shifters. It's a great and well modeled car, I'm old school, and like the conventional h pattern. I like the MX5 because it doesn't go sideways easily, you have to manage it very differently to many other cars, though it's just as challenging.

    I may give it another go when the Holden gets released, the Ford that is
    Thats the challenge. You can drive a gt car and easily do a lap. But u get into a v8 and its so hard to drive. Eventually it gets better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotorWash View Post
    I like the MX5 because it doesn't go sideways easily, you have to manage it very differently to many other cars, though it's just as challenging.
    You had better tell my mx5 to behave then, as it goes sideways all the time in game ;-)

    Wouldn't be my driving doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDog-IC View Post
    You had better tell my mx5 to behave then, as it goes sideways all the time in game ;-)

    Wouldn't be my driving doing it.
    Lol, controlled not uncontrolled sideways M/D

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    Cool to see some guys on I racing! Add me if you wish

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    What are you guys racing ?

    I've just got Donnington over the last few days. Cool they release new content every 12 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    What are you guys racing ?
    I got the v8 ford and Philip Island but only driving the Mx5 Roadster on the default circuits at the moment (that's challenging enough for this rookie). Best lap time at present at Limerock is 1.02.400, avg 1.04.200, still got a long way to go. Don't mind being the lapped car if someone wishes to arrange a session some time ? Know a couple of other rookies who would also like to participate and fill a couple of slots at the back of the grid (courteous drivers also). Perhaps Mez could provide a bit of guidance :-).

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    I'm in the middle of repairing my G27 but hopefully its ready for the weekend! I'd be more than happy to give some pointers and guidance.

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    Nice one Rotorwash, I've done a 1.02.794 at Lime in the Mazda. I did a bit of Skippy and RUF last season, but now probably try Star Mazda and GT3 for next season.

    Have you guys tried the 24Hrs Fun races yet? It doesn't affect your licence or safety rating. They are a bit crazy, but fast and fun. You don't have to worry about anyone crashing into you, I guess that must be the 'Fun' part of week 13. The Mazda has been put with 3 other cars, the spec racer, Pontiac, and some crazy fast van in fields of 46. The last few days I've been doing 24 Hrs Fun 2 with the McLaren at Donnington, with some wild races.

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    latest Empty Box Video on the new stuff released a few days ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    What are you guys racing ?

    I've just got Donnington over the last few days. Cool they release new content every 12 weeks.
    Donnington looks pretty cool, I'm particularly interested on Oulton Park, as I drove my Ford Escort around the circuit on a couple of there open days (many years ago). One step at a time, i still have 2 secs to squeeze out of LimeRock in the MX5, though age may get the better of me :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotorWash View Post
    Donnington looks pretty cool, I'm particularly interested on Oulton Park, as I drove my Ford Escort around the circuit on a couple of there open days (many years ago). One step at a time, i still have 2 secs to squeeze out of LimeRock in the MX5, though age may get the better of me :-)
    You should be able to pull out a 58 at LRP in the MX5 Best I've done is a 59.547

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezevenf View Post
    You should be able to pull out a 58 at LRP in the MX5 Best I've done is a 59.547
    Yes, I'm aware 58 is achievable, but beyond my capability me thinks. Gonna concentrate on my average, strategy, if I can hold 1.02, I can at least avoid being lapped in a twenty lap race. Of course, unless someone is capable of 58 as an average. May have to arrange a geriatrics season lol

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