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  1. #1471 for the FUTURE MR2 Fan's Avatar
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    Jan 2014
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    If anyone cares, the new GR86 is in GT Sport now

  2. #1472
    Junior Potato
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    Jan 2014
    GT7 comes out in less that a week (can you believe it?) so I decided to unpack my PS4 and get it ready in anticipation of the new game coming out. GT Sport was still in the disc drive so what better chance to play that for a bit one last time? It's been a year since I signed up to iRacing and rocked my own world, and longer still since I last played GTS. I dutifully updated all my software and removed the USB cable for my Fanatec gear from my PC and sent it across to the PS4.

    For shits and giggles I entered a daily race in the Gr.3 cars, an intense four-lapper around Dragon Trail Seaside. I thought to myself that having a year of iRacing under my belt would serve me very well and I'd easily win a race, because these PlayStation n00bs don't know a thing about how to handle a race car. Boy was I wrong. What I encountered was a field of players who've played nothing but GT Sport for the whole time I was away and knew how to handle a race car. A GT Sport race car.

    GT Sport race cars feel different to iRacing race cars. The FFB is mush and the handling is... OK at best. There is no doubt some magic under the bonnet that I haven't been able to tap into since getting so used to iRacing that any other game feels weird. But the arcadeyness kills me! Rather than being left frustrated by my lack of skill I was left giggling after seeing how collisions affect each car and the weirdness of what happens when someone finally convinces the physics engine that they should spin out. I watched a man squeeze the hell out of another car against a grassy verge (a reportable intentional wreck in iRacing). It took about 150 meters, but that other car eventually spun out and turned into a ghost, then I drove through it to take the spot, then it managed to right itself and the driver passed me back on the very same lap.

    On the last lap my Honda NSX GT3 was punted by a guy driving a Volkswagen Beetle when he used his front bumper to lean against my rear wheel while entering a fast kink (another reportable incident in iRacing) rather than waiting for the next hairpin to make an easy clean pass for 14th place. I spun then got magically reset onto the track just in time for the Corvette GT3 in last place to freak out and dodge my ghostly apparition and hit a wall himself. Nearing the end of the lap I overcooked the infamous Chicane of Death and smashed into the wall. Rather than having the left side of my car destroyed I merely bounced off it and lost my exit speed, and old mate in his Corvette took advantage to take my spot.

    I finished last. After that I did a few AI races on the two little oval tracks included in the game and decided that I am OK with people - other people - playing GT Sport if they want to. I am sure GT7 will be great but I won't be playing that in any serious way on the internet!

  3. #1473
    Expert daydreamer SkylineObsession's Avatar
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    Jan 2014
    New Zealand
    Here's my absolute favourite sections of the Nordschleife. When you're in the right car, like this Porsche, and can nail most of the corner apexes right while going full bore and staying relatively/mostly on the track while using the whole track, it gives a great feeling of satisfaction. I also love this section because of all the bumps too, and how it can unsettle the cars.

    Of course, i had to ruin that momentum eventually, watch the whole vid. I'm a bit rusty, as only did this the other day and haven't driven this Porsche for a good year or so prior.

    I'll also take this moment to reiterate, that i'm so glad they bought back and massively improved all the backfire pops and bangs and other such racecar-ey sounds.

    Last edited by SkylineObsession; April 11th, 2022 at 12:03 AM.

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