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#1 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:54

What I'm gonna be talking about has happened several times to me during my F1 racing games but recently I was playing a non F1 racing game and it happened exactly the same so I thought it might be interesting to share it with you gamers.

 

The thing is, I always choose inferior cars to drive no matter which racing game I play because for me it feels better to overdrive a car and be able to match front runners and mix it up with faster cars. More often than not the pace is as fast or faster than the midfield and usually not enough to match front runners

 

But

 

Sometimes I would say there is an extra step that I seamlessly take while racing simulators (without being aware) which I reckon is completely different than usual. To describe it more efficiently, with that extra step I easily pull clear of the midfield and I become able to surpass front runners and it feels like getting extra dimensions of concentration that normally you don't have it while driving racing simulators.

 

Has this happened to you so far while playing racing simulators? or Am I the chosen one?  :D



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#2 messy

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 15:23

A Senna Monaco '88 moment!! 

 

Yeah, there have been times where I've amazed myself with a laptime from nowhere or willing my way to the front. Most recently was playing Project CARS 2 at both Elkhart Lake and Watkins Glen, where I did a Schumacher and just nailed five quali laps one after the other mid race to vault up into the lead around the pitstops. I remember being quite pleased with myself. 

 

I suppose it's like anything really, whether you're in the middle of the 1998 Hungarian GP in real life, trying to nail the apexes on your local kart track or sitting on your sofa at home. Sometimes you manage to unlock a slightly better, more focused you, for a little while. 



#3 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:16

A Senna Monaco '88 moment!! 

 

Yeah, there have been times where I've amazed myself with a laptime from nowhere or willing my way to the front. Most recently was playing Project CARS 2 at both Elkhart Lake and Watkins Glen, where I did a Schumacher and just nailed five quali laps one after the other mid race to vault up into the lead around the pitstops. I remember being quite pleased with myself. 

 

I suppose it's like anything really, whether you're in the middle of the 1998 Hungarian GP in real life, trying to nail the apexes on your local kart track or sitting on your sofa at home. Sometimes you manage to unlock a slightly better, more focused you, for a little while. 

That Exactly  :D



#4 MLC

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 20:57

The Zone!



#5 messy

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 12:05

I think rally games are especially good for getting in ‘the zone’ as there’s so much to think about. When you get to the point where you’re flowing from corner to corner, pushing right on the limit, it feels amazing.

And “rewind” options are the absolute sworn enemy of it.

Oddly, when I used to race for real (for several years up to a decent enough level), I never once really felt “in the zone”. I don’t recall it anyway. Always thinking, thinking, thinking. Initially thinking about apexes, braking points, gears and so on, then after a lap or so thinking “f**king hell why are they getting away from me, I’m so crap” and beating myself up. Maybe that’s why I didn’t get so far.

Edited by messy, 03 January 2020 - 12:10.