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  1. There are people in the twitch chat saying things like "I don't want or need one, I'm just queuing cos I like to keep an eye on these things". I mean, what?
  2. I'm gonna stay in the queue until the little guy gets to the end of his walk. At least one of us will have achieved something today... Edit: He got to the end, bless 'im
  3. Loved the racing last night. We had 21 racers on track across the 2 lobbies for the Le Mans race, which is fantastic. Being 0.2s off the win after 33 minutes of racing is pretty amazing and from the finishing times it looks like there were decent fights going on all through the field. Love it. Congrats on the win @Junker, but you really must stop going past me on the last lap - it's getting old . As it was I fuel saving like someone who pays for their own fuel on the last couple of laps, and still ran out just before the line... curses! Commiserations to @davadvice1 and @Batmobi
  4. Moot point as I can’t get mine to import into the bloomin’ game anyway. Bah.
  5. Nice Suitably inspired (and learning how this vector drawing tool works...) I've gone a bit more, erm, BBC friendly Now we just need to have a chat about whether it's "RACE" or "RACING" CLUB
  6. Exactly. And people said Stadia was a crap launch. They’d have my money already if they just went for the old-fashioned approach of letting me pay for one and agreed to send me one once my order got to the front of the queue - is it really that difficult?
  7. You're right, but free practice kind of behaves like qualifying for the dailies - I could compare my time against Nobloski last night. Not sure what it ends up doing with those times - does it use them in the matchmaking for the race?
  8. Yup - 10x tyre wear. 4x fuel consumption. You must use all 3 tyre compounds in the race. https://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/gtsport/news/00_5391168.html (I know, I know, I'm taking a lot of interest in something I'm unlikely to be able to race in. Can still use it as a TT though, right? )
  9. Yes and yes! Send PSN Friend Requests to @McSpeed (PSN = Joe_McSpeed), @GT3Will (PSN = GT3_Will) and @Junker (PSN = JUNKERDENB). The first two usually provide hosting duties on Monday nights, and Junker collates the time trial leaderboards. We use the in-game Daily Races as unofficial TTs - go to 'Race' and then choose one of the dailies (Race A, B or C) and set a qualifying time. You can see your friends' times, and Junker usually posts his leaderboard as the results. They're called "Daily" races, but they only change once a week, on Monday mornings, so you have a
  10. Just waiting for another Gr2 endurance at Fuji so you can scamper off into the distance again, yeah? Completely get it - my gaming hours are so antisocial the leaderboards and dailies are what keep me busy 6 nights a week.
  11. Yet somehow very little on a Monday night - something we said?
  12. Hah - my son just chanced upon the YouTube video of Mr Noble beating Hamilton in that Pro/Am event from a while back. "Ooh, I've beaten him", I say, "...and he beats Hamilton in this race... so that can only mean your old dad's faster than Lewis Hamilton, right?" Dammit, even at 12 he sees the flaw in my logic.
  13. I snuck in a few laps after lunch with my G29 wheel and pedals and..... no difference whatsoever. The game shows I'm braking fully by the time the pedal touches the rubber stopper thingie at about 70% travel. So no trail-braking improvements, but no sailing off into the scenery at every turn either...
  14. Gah! I'll give it a go later. I hope it's a good thing in the long run as more travel should make trail braking a bit more precise as you mentioned in chat a couple of races ago, but change is always a bit jarring... Maybe they're just trying to make my "should I get a new wheel/pedal set now that I don't need a PS5 till next year" decision a bit easier...
  15. Hmm - the game treats the G923 and G29 as the same thing (they're under one option in the control settings menu). I wonder if this will 'fix' the way my brake pedal seems to go to full brakes at about 70% of the travel? Not sure how I feel about that! I'm very used to how it works now! Good, I think. Though it does mean fuel & tyre-saving maestros like Mr Noble get more gains out of their driving style, doesn't it? When I've tried that strategy in the past I've always been disappointed by how little time the "soft tyres and multiple stops" guys spent in the pits.
  16. Slacker / No commitment / Whaddyamean you've got a 'real life'?
  17. https://www.wrapup.playstation.com/ As someone who clearly doesn't understand pointed out, I logged 22 days. I think this stat is fairly common around here:
  18. Am I right in thinking you have a PlaySeat Challenge? If so, me too. I'm carrying a few "lockdown layers", so it's a bit snug around the thighs but not too bad. If you've got the same one, have you moved the plate the wheel attached to to its furthest position? It attaches to the frame with a few hex bolts I think, and it's got 3 possible positions, and ships in the middle one. I also played with the velcro straps at the side to recline a bit more than how it came, but had to find a sweet stop between having enough space for my arms and feeling like I was lying on the floor. O
  19. Well it might do, but not for a while... https://www.ign.com/articles/gran-turismo-7-delayed-into-2022 Edit - it's all in the timing! Damn you all
  20. @Junker you need to do the whole obnoxious "Hey guys! Like, comment and subscribe!!!" thing if you're gonna make it as a YouTuber... I was really lagging all over the shop - sorry :/ I particularly enjoyed our fight in the MX-5s:
  21. Thanks for the races last night everyone. Sorry if my connection issues affected anyone - annoyingly I’d run a cat5 cable from PS4 to router, but had forgotten to tell the PS4 to use it instead of the dodgy WiFi* (assumed it would do so by default tbh...) The MX5s were brilliant as always. I’ll reserve judgement on the M3s as it was a laggy mess for me. The RS01 race at Goodwood was really good - nice fast but challenging track for those cars. I particularly enjoyed watching @Junker “explore track limits”... * everyone around here seems to be on a BT home hub. The “smar
  22. Who knows? Their site says "If you register your interest now, you will be notified if and when more consoles become available", but who know what that actually means. Optimistically, I was hoping that it meant that they'd let all of their interested people know before putting it up on the website (and maybe just allow one console per penny 'pre-order'), but I strongly suspect they'll just send an email and put it online at the same time, sell out in 5 minutes (probably before all the emails even get sent), and happily tell their penny-pre-orderers "Sorry, we're out of stock now,
  23. And any day except Friday - similar reasons as @Ry (With my missus, obviously )
  24. I didn’t quite understand the lobby thing either. E.g. If mexos and I were in a team (sorry, mexos) would that mean we’d never be in the same race? I was looking forward to some slick team tactics, you know, things like mexos yelling “out of the way, idiot, I’m faster than you!!! We wouldn’t need to ditch Gr4 entirely, just have half the races in one and half in the other. Would be interesting to have our own mini manufacturers series.
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