How about a TimeTrial mode?

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  1. slatanek

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    So I was thinking... I often find myself not having time to setup a race or race a league race. But I often have a couple minutes to just lap a track without any obligation.

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a TimeTrial mode just like Automobilista has? Online leaderboard is a no brainer. Starting a flying lap and having the tyres pre-heated with no wear would be appreciated IMHO. No need to go to the garage (bar setup adjustments), just pure balls-to-the-walls action.

    What are your thoughts guys?
     
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    I like it :)
     
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  3. Gonzo

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    considering the most wanted features list this might be better done by plugin. Should not be too hard.
    i d like to see this, too.
     
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    +1 - with the option of loading any ghost from the leaderboard.
     
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    I think implementing this should be simple enough to include it in the game. Plugins are okay, but it would be another hassle which honestly rFactor 2 should avoid at this point since ease of use is not its strongest suit and it's something that can put people off. I think rFactor 2 should focus on expanding the user base, so the more fleshed out the base game is the better. As it is now it's like a collection of a bunch of mods and a bunch of plugins (half of those don't work anyways) and it just has to stop. It's not that difficult to design a proper HUD or UX.
    EDIT: another problem with plugins is this: when s397 changes something in the structure of the game we would have to rely on someone making the plugin to rewrite the plugin every time. Not ideal.
     
  6. Gonzo

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    Not that difficult? Its at least A LOT OF WORK to keep it synched and make tons of dynamic options available. So easy, no.

    A solid plugin running custom sessions on the server. It all depends on a good api.
     
  7. slatanek

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    if you limit the user to car and track selection with fixed weather it shouldn't be that work intensive especially when you have source code access.
     
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    With the upcoming competition system, this should not be too hard.
     
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    Leaderboard for each track different cars would been amazing! Nords with leaderboard saved yes plz:)
     

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