I forgot about this topic. Oops. It's cool to see so many people from this board in iracing. I just don't understand why in the motor sport offseason people are so interested.
For me, I fanatically follow F1 in the season, and once the season is over need a detox from it and follow basketball (NBA) and vice versa. It's hard to find the motivation to drive right now. This is the downside of iracing to me, because you pay for a yearly subscription for example, but some months out of a year might not want to race.
I think I need to try the Indy Cars because I enjoyed the Solstice alot but hated the skippy and never have raced it. It felt like an F1 car that is on 3 cylinders with it's rear wing fallen off (everything I drive is compared to F1 or DTM/V8's, because these are the cars I love
). Can't fault the iracing system or the tracks, everything is what you could expect for the money. It delivers really well. It's just that it doesn't have what I crave. It feels a little bit like being with a blonde, because the girl you really want to be with is also a blonde. Maybe once I try Indycars and Mazda's or even the Corvette it will feel more right.
There is another issue . I read on the forum the official rules state you have to follow American racing rules with blocking/defending. Which means you can't change your line. Firstly, when I raced lots of people did this when I was behind them in the actual races, but to me that's just what racing is about. I hadn't read the forum at this time but there was some great fights and side by sides going into turn 1 on Lime Rock or Laguna. This would be against the rules but how many people report it? It just frustrates me that not only do Americans have this silly rule, but we in iracing have to follow it. I don't know how hard it's policed though.
Alot of people see Webber or Alonso or Lewis or whoever defend hard and say it's dirty. It's a fine line sometimes but that's what racing is about. Managing the risks, pushing the limits and not giving anyone anything for free (unless they are alot quicker then you and fighting will slow you both down too much). When you do it properly, it's very rewarding and leads to some epic battles. Obviously weaving left, then right, then left is wrong, but the way they do it in F1 is the way it should be done IMO. I saw on the forum that people said the way they do it in F1 is "illegal" by iracing rules. I don't know how hard they police it, especially in the higher series, but the thought of it is a bit of a downer.
Edited by HoldenRT, 06 December 2009 - 14:56.