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Was leading after SS6 by over 1 minute 30 seconds.

Then the typical POS RaceNet-Servers kicked in, took me ages to upload my time, but there was no way to continue, so I had to go back to main menu.
Started the last stage completely out of flow and fell off the cliff, terminal damage.

I was pretty close to throw my controller to the wall and breaking the disc in many pieces.
I'm so frustrated right now, finally a really good looking run for me and then this typical weekend server BS happens again.

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Had a bit of a wild ride in Monte Carlo. Sudden blackout in SS1 - turns out my younger daughter had just started a game on her pc, with my steam account. After she shut it down, I was able to continue (phew!), but was out of sync and got one of those annoying resets (8s) for breaking a wooden barrier. SS2 was free of dramas, in SS3 I destroyed a wheel near the end.

Being behind anyway, I thought I might gamble a bit and start the next three stages on softs. Let's just say that it was very entertaining, but I doubt it's the better choice. At least I could avoid a real accident and climbed the standings due to the problems of others. SS7 I was of course back on winter tyres and happy with my time.

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On 3/6/2021 at 11:47 AM, UnderclassGDfan said:

Was leading after SS6 by over 1 minute 30 seconds.

Then the typical POS RaceNet-Servers kicked in, took me ages to upload my time, but there was no way to continue, so I had to go back to main menu.
Started the last stage completely out of flow and fell off the cliff, terminal damage.

I was pretty close to throw my controller to the wall and breaking the disc in many pieces.
I'm so frustrated right now, finally a really good looking run for me and then this typical weekend server BS happens again.

Same thing happened to me in Wales did the first 3 Stages and I was doing ok, then after Service RaceNet Servers let me down again and I got a DNF for Stage 4 (Should be DNStart). The same thing happened yesterday competing in The Welsh Rally Club after completing 9 Stages the Servers would not connect to Clubs so I could not complete the 10th and last stage.:classic_angry:

I am investing a lot of emotional effort and time into these competitions, so it's very disappointing when all that effort is wiped out Server side.

No more Clubs for me until RaceNet Servers are more robust.

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@Dunoon1956 Yeah, they are more unstable than usual, really annoying lately.

I hope the devs think of some sort of a backup function for the next game, so if the servers are shi**y again, we can save the times locally and upload them later. Could be at least an option for small clubs like ours.
I don't think any of us has ambitions to manipulate the times.

It really kills the motivation to participate further.
With 17 points behind realistic chances on the title are gone already.
*puts sugar in @Janneman60's C3 R5 petrol tank*

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Had a few problems of my own. Racenet wouldn't upload the result after SS2, so I had to wait a bit and try a few times. After SS3, the game crashed while I was in service, so luckily I could continue.

The rally itself went quite well, apart from SS5, where two crashes - one with a reset penalty - ended the fight with @denim398. Recovered and managed to stay ahead of @UnderclassGDfan and @baunau. So, not so bad after all.

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A rally with a lot of problems. At the shakedown the engine let go. The crew replaced it and noticed some sticky stuff in the fuel tank. So they had to clean that and the fuel lines as wel. Rumours said some crewmembers of @UnderclassGDfan were near the car but well, rumours.

Then the rally itself, I lost a bit in ss1. Ss2 I was going faster untill I hit a pile of wood halfway the stage. The flat tire let me drop down to 8th place. I was mad at myself and choosed to go flat out from there.

That went realy well. From 8th to 6th to 5th and in the end back to 3th place. Not that bad.

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This is for me a busy week, and then away for a weekend holiday 😉

So I drove New Zealand already. As always this is my most difficult rally, so not sure if my speed was any good. In any case I didn't make major mistakes.

Good luck to all.

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Half time report - sort of. SS1 was reasonably fast with only one mistake, SS2 started good and of course just when I felt comfortable, I left the road in a slow and tight left and had to reset. Then I made the classic error in trying to catch up. Soon enough, I had a major crash, followed by an enormous penalty. I didn't see the time, but it had to be about one minute, because at the next split, I was already about 2 minutes down. Is that possible? Anyway, I limped home on three tyres, my codriver repeatedly asking, if we might be down on power. We surely were, as in the next stage, I lost another 2 minutes just crawling through the stage, going ever slower.

Maybe I'll try to finish tomorrow and salvage some points, today I really haven't got the patience for it.😣

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Rally Australia started very well and after ss3 I had a decent lead of over 20 seconds. I won ss4, but halfway ss5 on a fast section the dog barked. Distracted for a moment I hit something and the car rolled into the trees, terminal damage . Damn.

I think I take the dog for a walk now, not mad at him. 🦮

 

 

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Decent pace for me in Australia, but was really hard to get the suspension good for the space star. Such a slim margin until it overloads and all hell breaks loose 😛

Had two offs, one which I had to reset. Not horrible... but then I managed to get a puncture on SS6, lost me a lot of time.

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Australia - same procedure as every year... A spin in SS1, a good SS2 and then a small mistake in SS3, just as I felt really fast. Touched a bank at high speed, spun and suddenly both left tyres were gone. Radiator and engine were of course damaged, too, so I decided to spare me another agony like in NZ. There, I tried to go on, but in SS4, the car was going ever slower and finally just stopped on a uphill passage. Down under wasn't kind to me this time.

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Went to greece, thought "Hey, my wales setup usually go well as a base for greece"... But I had forgot how bad wales went for me. Changed to my USA setup for SS7, which was much better. After the rally I deleted my wales and greece setups, since they were complete **** 😛

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When I have a look at the standings, my biggest opponent seems @denim398. So after some practise my goal was to beat him.

But disaster already in ss1, I had a lot of trouble with my VR, somewhile had to drive almost blind and lost 20 seconds...

I could repair it and after that drove almost the same stagetimes. After ss7 the difference was... 20 seconds.

OK let it be decided in the last round 😀

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A nice dutch duel we have here... As for most of the season, I couldn't keep up with the fastest times. Greece is usually one of my better rallies, but I just keep overdriving the car. Two stages were clean, in the others I had small spins, a blown tyre, one reset. Very inconsistent.

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It was evident that to win this championship I had to finish. So I started carefull and tried to stay in reach of @denim398. The first 3 stages that worked very well. By keeping out of trouble I was second at that moment.

After ss4 I was a bit more behind. Because it was going very well I thought to be a bit faster, and won ss5 and ss6. Now I had a small lead, made no mistake in ss7 and am now leading.

Probably Snoopy smashes my time but the championship is mine 🍻

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Had a super frustrating rally.
Puncture without a spare on SS1, a good SS4 and a super crazy crash in SS5 (car went crazy on landing and rolled around 10-15 times).
After that I had 2 punctures, broken steering and radiator/engine-damage, so no point in continuing the rally.

Well I hoped to keep 3rd place, but seeing the results in the championship standings, it got worse with every rally 😅

Don't know what the problems really was, I was motivated, car felt well and was fun to drive.
Maybe since the car was mostly easy to drive I just went over my limit too many times, had several times a good pace, but ruined it at some point with a crash.

Well, well...

What's next?
Hopefully not R5 again.
Some RWD-action maybe?
 

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Heyho, I still need the votes from you for the next season.
Would be cool to get them until saturday, so I can set it up on sunday.

1st: @Janneman60 voted already for NR4/R4, both cars allowed.
2nd: @denim398 I need the calendar.
3rd: @Dytut I need the excluded rally. Please not argentina again, would be the 3rd time in a row.
4th: This n00b will decide the safary rally last minute as a surprise.
5th: @Snoopy43 I need the weather rally.

For information what the vote means, look at the first page.


Please do me all a favour and take the SUBARU, so...I can use the Evo and win!
😃
 

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7 hours ago, UnderclassGDfan said:

Heyho, I still need the votes from you for the next season.
Would be cool to get them until saturday, so I can set it up on sunday.

1st: @Janneman60 voted already for NR4/R4, both cars allowed.
2nd: @denim398 I need the calendar.
3rd: @Dytut I need the excluded rally. Please not argentina again, would be the 3rd time in a row.
4th: This n00b will decide the safary rally last minute as a surprise.
5th: @Snoopy43 I need the weather rally.

For information what the vote means, look at the first page.


Please do me all a favour and take the SUBARU, so...I can use the Evo and win!
😃
 

Ok then... let's skip the US this time around.

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On 4/22/2021 at 1:11 AM, UnderclassGDfan said:

Heyho, I still need the votes from you for the next season.
Would be cool to get them until saturday, so I can set it up on sunday.

1st: @Janneman60 voted already for NR4/R4, both cars allowed.
2nd: @denim398 I need the calendar.
3rd: @Dytut I need the excluded rally. Please not argentina again, would be the 3rd time in a row.
4th: This n00b will decide the safary rally last minute as a surprise.
5th: @Snoopy43 I need the weather rally.

For information what the vote means, look at the first page.


Please do me all a favour and take the SUBARU, so...I can use the Evo and win!
😃
 

Hi!

Sorry not to answer, but I was at Croatia Rally and I just came back home. Maybe next time I will have chance to select 😉 I think if I will start in this Championship, I will take Subaru because it is LHD and it is not possible for me to drive EVO with cockpit camera with steering wheel on the wrong side... 😉

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Speaking of stupid... I decided to test snow versus soft tyres in Monte Carlo. SS 1 to 3, it was softs. For three or four glorious sectors, I was ahead of the field, then winter was coming. Sort of. Let's just say it was difficult. Especially in downhill hairpins, the cumbersome car just didn't want to stop, resulting in time loss and one reset. Then there were those spins and one puncture. Things didn't get much better in SS 4-6, as my driving wasn't very precise. I stopped counting the spins at six or seven, there was another puncture and another reset. To top it off, in SS7 I left the road and got terminal damage.

It's hard to compare because I made so many mistakes and had to drive with a damaged car in SS 3 to 6, but I think snow tyres are faster (not by so much, maybe 5 to 10 seconds) in the long stages and of course the safer choice. But, it was nice to see those green sectors. There were just not enough of them.

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On 4/28/2021 at 10:20 PM, Janneman60 said:

The shifting in the Subaru is like if you're driving your grandparents to church on sunday. Shift at 5000 rpm or earlier. Well the handling of the Sub is very good and easy. Let's see if my time is any good.

Weird. I tried to really go for low revs in sweden, and it seems to actually work. No idea if @baunau had a particularly bad run, but I kept pretty much even pace with him in the evo, and he usually has the edge on me on Sweden. But really weird to drive like that, felt like I pretty much started, went up to 5th, then stayed there for the entire stage.

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I had a good run for 5 stages, with only one roll in SS2 that didn't cost much. Then I had to take a break and when I continued with SS6, the car suddenly felt completely different. Maybe it was the worn out tyres, maybe just me being out of sync, I don't know. It felt weird, the grip was gone and so was my precision. I tried to keep up the speed, but had a spin and shortly afterwards a big crash with reset. Another spin in SS7 followed. A pity, for a short while I really thought I might score a podium here.

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46 minutes ago, Janneman60 said:

I tried to fight with @Dunoon1956 but I was overdriving the car or/and myself and soon was way behind. After that lesson I drove my own steady pace and managed to just pip @Dytut for second place. Not my best driving and it shows that on fast rally's the Sub is not good enough.

Well played, sir, well played 😄

I fiddled a bit with the car for Scotland, hope I can give you a good challenge there for top scooby 😄 It's still fast, so think it'll be a tall order to beat the Evos there though.

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59 minutes ago, Peter Mathen said:

So jumped in for the Rally in Sweden. I had a few mis-shifts with the H-shifter but a lot of fun.

Are you guys go fully manual with H-Shifter or are you "cheating" with paddle shifters and auto clutch?

Some of us don't even drive with a wheel, so I think there's no consensus 😛

But I personally drive with full manual clutch, H-shifter and full rotation (soft locked). Heel-toe for victory!

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I have a thrustmasters pedal set. But because of a bad back/hip I can't use the middle pedal as brake because I have to sit straight. So I've set the left pedal as brake pedal and the left flipper on the wheel is my clutch. The right flipper is the handbrake.

I also have a thrustmaster shifter. After a while I stopped rebuilding it from h-pattern to sequential, so now it's always sequential.

My wheel rotation is set to a very nervous 200 degrees. Also to prevent backpain by to much arm movements.

Sighh now I sound like a handicapt old man. As long as I can move around I'm not 😀 

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I use the left pedal as brake, too, because the middle pedal is just too close to the gas. And no, I don't have gigantic feet, just a G27 set. Wheel rotation is somewhere between 300 and 360 I guess. Really don't know the exact number. And paddle shifters for me. Cheat shmeat.

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I fully expected to be far behind in Scotland and tried to be conservative, but was still shocked about my times, especially compared to @Dunoon1956. When I tried to push a bit more after the first two stages, I was appalled by the lack of grip and the terrible understeer. Maybe I forgot to change the tyres? Happened to me before. Anyway, I was slow and then had some crashes in SS4 and SS5, which left the car seriously crippled for the last two stages. That was endurance indeed. Glad to have made it to the end.

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I was going ok until a puncture and a reset on stage 5 spoiled things, I have learned not to go at 'angry speed' after incidents such as this and made it to the end ok.

Like @Janneman60 I have a bad back, which isn't helped by sitting on a kitchen chair playing this game, so I don't use pedals at all. I have mapped the Thrustmaster T150 so that right paddle is throttle, left Paddle is brake, gear up and down are the top buttons, handbrake is circle button. I have to cadence brake and accelerate, since using the paddles means the brakes and throttle are either fully on or fully off.

 

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35 minutes ago, Dunoon1956 said:

I was going ok until a puncture and a reset on stage 5 spoiled things, I have learned not to go at 'angry speed' after incidents such as this and made it to the end ok.

Like @Janneman60 I have a bad back, which isn't helped by sitting on a kitchen chair playing this game, so I don't use pedals at all. I have mapped the Thrustmaster T150 so that right paddle is throttle, left Paddle is brake, gear up and down are the top buttons, handbrake is circle button. I have to cadence brake and accelerate, since using the paddles means the brakes and throttle are either fully on or fully off.

 

After the children left the house I made myself a mancave with a good playseat (from UGX). Sitting there is just good and can easily last 2 hours. But you need to have the space for a playseat.

Scotland is a rally I like but somehow I am not very fast there. I steady did my own race. 6 stages with ni problems, but a spin in ss7 without damage. With more risk maybe I could have been 1 place better but top spot was never in sight.

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The big and heavy Subaru is definitely a handful in Argentina, especially in the wet. Sometimes the road seems just too narrow and it's nearly impossible not to hit some rocks. Luckily, I was able to avoid any punctures, on the other hand I rolled once, had a few spins and left the road on several occasions. A 7 out of 10 drive, maybe.

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