2012 Racing

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  1. duncfunk

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    Alright chaps it's time to get some life into the GT5 section for 2012. After some awesome championships and race nights last year I'm definitely wanting to get some organised in the next couple of weeks.

    Whilst the championships were pretty immense it is quite difficult to nail people down over a number of weeks so I'm proposing a mixture of 1 night events and 2 week championships. A short 2 week event should be much easier to stay full but would still keep the excitement of having to wait for the next round.

    Now personally I work on Monday night which is what kept me out of loads of race nights last year. Obviously it's a popular night for racing but I'd like to see some action on other nights of the week too :D Maybe resurrect the Friday Drink and Drive sessions too?

    So basically fill your boots and come up with suggestions of championships or themed racing nights (the more variety the better) and lets start putting a calendar together. Also if the active racers post in this thread (with an indication of availability) we can make a list of who's up for a bit of quality racing again. I'll reserve the second post for the calendar and in the meantime get thinking of some ideas. Lets not forget that while many of us haven't played in a while, online racing with friends is what really makes this game :smashin:
     
  2. duncfunk

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    Reserved for calendar
     
  3. glennbob

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    Hi Dunc. Might be hard to get back to the same level of interest for races the game had last year as many people have moved on to other games/other commitments taken priority etc. That said there are still a few people active on this forum and i'm sure a few more that will join in for the odd race night. Probably be a lot more interest if we get some new tracks in the next DLC.

    Anyway, I should be able to make some races. Monday, Wednesday or Friday would be the most agreeable for me.

    The Race modded cars have always been popular when we've raced them in the past so that could be a good place to start.
     
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    Im up for it if we get enough people - Any night for me
     
  5. andyshez

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    I'm up for it dunc and can do most nights if planned in advance :smashin:
     
  6. duncfunk

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    Good stuff guys :smashin:

    I'm sure most of the other regulars will check the forum this week otherwise we could send a few PM's out. I reckon we only need 7/8 of us to have a quality race but hopefully we can get everyone back into it.
     
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    I'm up for it too, and can generally manage Mon-Thurs.
     
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    Yep always around, most nights good for me. :)
     
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    Hi mate, I'm certainly up for some racing in 2012! Unfortunately my Clubsport pedals have developed a fault so I can't commit to anything until they have been repaired/replaced.

    I've subscribed to the thread though, so I'll keep an eye on it and join any upcoming race events as soon as I can.

    Cheers:thumbsup:
     
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    I would be up for a few fun one night races, the championships never really took off as numbers dwindled near the end, so I wouldn't waste your time on it.

    What I wouldn't mind as a race night is the shuffle option, so we will all be driving different standard cars with some comfort soft tyres its good fun.

    I will keep a eye on this thread, as for days monday to thursday are the best for me.

    Cheers.
     
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    I'll keep tabs on this forum. Obviously I'm more active over at the 'darkside' these days but I wouldn't mind dropping in for the odd race here and there (providing I'm not working nights).

    Something like a SuperGT mini championship would go down a treat. I love those cars!
     
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    yep, stick me down, I want another session on spa.
     
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    Sounds like a great plan I'm in too
     
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    Count me in, I'm free pretty much any night for the next couple of months

    Have only played single player on this is the online a good experience?
     
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    It's like single player but 20 times better when racing against other people in really competitive races :smashin:

    We've got enough of us for racing now so how about a drink and drive session on Friday to ease ourselves back in gently? Say starting at around 8:30?
     
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    Is this wednesday any good for anyone?
     
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    Whoops. Posted that at exactly the same time Dunc posted his message. Yes Friday would be ok for me too.
     
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    Friday is good for me mate.
     
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    About 3+ months dust accumulated on dfgt.....:blush: fridays good though
     
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    I should be ok after i get back the gym BOOOSSSSHHH

    I did turn it on over weekend but there was a update to do so if you aint ben on for a while makesure you do that.
     
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    Friday at 8.30 sounds like a plan :smashin:
     
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    I'm struggling to imagine the response I'd get if I suggested my race night on Friday was more important than her Celebrity Big Brother final. Have fun, and think of me. :(
     
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    Any thoughts on what cars people want to race?

    Also dunc - have you got Spa? :D
     
  24. Sebastalona

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    Kubelwagens on Test Route X?
     
  25. steve6684

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    Apart from michael madsen there are celebs in there????? :laugh: you have my sympathy dude :thumbsdow
     
  26. andyshez

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    OK seb but you should do a 10 lap test beforehand to check tyre wear etc ;)
     
  27. Sebastalona

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    Fo Sho! I'll test it with the canvas roof rolled down as well as up for drag......don't want to be there ALL night ;)
     
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    I'll try and be on for Friday night guys, go easy on me though :p, what's the most popular type of cars etc. you guys do?
     
  29. duncfunk

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    Shall we give the shuffle mode a go? I'm up for keeping it simple for this one and not having to do setups and stuff. One make races with a good mixture of cars and tyres.

    I haven't got Spa yet but if everyone who is racing has it then I'll pick it up before Friday. Just realised I have to do another 2 and a half hours of the Nurburgring endurance before Friday night otherwise I'll lose my save, better get cracking :cool:
     
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    Have you got a PC monitor to run the PS3 through? I just set mine up on the fire guard next to the tv so the wife can get on with watching her usual rubbish :D
     

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