A Race Every 25 mins!

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  1. Paul McC

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    I don't know why but there are hardly and pickup and play race's online which sucks cause I love this sim and am fed up of having to go through another sim which i dont find as satisfying just to have a quick race with some humans! Having said that I find the A.I. in this sim Fecking fantastic!

    Maybe its because folks just give up for the hassle of endless downloads every time you join a server and not having the content, then if you do get in its just A.I. and then hours of practice and no racing.

    So im gunna run a server when Ive set up to be easily accessible to everyone. Official content only, no D/L's and a race every 25 mins. I will run 10mins for Quali & a 15 min race, no practice or warm up, reason for this is I don't want endless practice hotlap & Setup tweeking sessions I want racing!

    I'll start off today with Nissan 350'z at short tracks such as Lime Rock, Silverstone National, Toban Short and such like. Not too many corners to remember, and tracks change each race, so its not about being super familiar with one track all day, just pure racing fun. I will start off with some A.I. to race with until folks start joining in then we can lose the A.I. altogether and hopefully fill it up with Humans!

    The server will be called: A Race Every 25 mins!

    If you see it in the server list and wanna race for fun, please jump in, look forward to racing with you!
     
  2. Paul McC

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    Now running with No A.I. as theres been quite a bit of interest today but some drop outs cause I guess they dont like A.I. Also now running 15 mins quali and 10 mins race to give a longer chance to join

    Server name is now: A Race Every 25mins No A.I
     
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  3. shovas

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    I like this idea! I will check this out!

    I wish all sims realized, even iRacing, any series needs to do *at least* hourly races if not quicker.
     
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  4. shovas

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    Any thoughts on running that server with "some" AI? Can rF2 "fill up as needed" if there are less than the max human players?

    I ask because I think in different timezones it appears completely empty and it would be nice to race some other cars even if they are AI.
     
  5. Paul McC

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    Ok will add some!
     
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    Very nice, I Will find some time for it. I was waiting for that for a long time.
     
  7. Emery

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    Good grief. 10 minutes is not a race.
     
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  8. Paul McC

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    Yeah! Get online and prove it then!
     
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    nice initiative mate
     
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    I've looked numerous times but have never seen the server. :(
    Yes, I've had my spectactles on! :cool:
     
  11. Brack Jabham

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    I can't see it either. I can advise there are other league servers that don't have passwords until race day that can be used for this. My league allows it, but you have to organize the people.
     
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  12. Emery

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    Where's your server?
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    Anyway, you won't see me race online because I live in a rural location and a satellite connection is all that's currently available(*). Check my ping in the right hand column and you'll understand ;)

    Back in the rF1 days, I ran a 24/7 server with 10 minute qualify and 20 minute races. Used to draw fields of up to 20 racers on the weekends.

    (*) Technically I have a 4G cellular connection, too, but when Verizon eliminated 3G connections last year, I had to toss the cellular modem we had because it no longer worked for phone calls. We switched to iPhones, but they only have a one-bar 4G signal in my fringe area and that's not enough to have a feasible internet connection.

    This is how rural my area is, looking down on my house from about a half mile away:
    Thimbleberry Woods A.jpg
     
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  13. Normark

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    Fantastic place though Emery :)
     
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    Wow I thought I lived in the countryside, you win Emery :)
     
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    Same here, last two weekends...
     
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    I saw the server once and haven't seen it since...
     
  18. Paul McC

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    Sorry folks, it has ran for several hours on several days but shortly after I posted this thread a family problem occured and then a computer problem occured all at same time, i won't go in to it but it put the brakes on things. Might get the time to run it every now and then but until i get issues sorted out nothing regular, its not a dedicated you see its run off my main machine. Nice digs btw Emery!
     
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  19. Corti

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    I do not want to remove protagonism Paul :rolleyes:, if you comment on the mod and the tracks that may interest us we can prepare a dedicated mod with that name in the IsR ;)
     
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  20. Paul McC

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    Hi Corti. I was talkinging about stock content, no mods, so its easy for anyone to join without downloads to worry about. What is your idea exactly?
     
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