Season 17: No Halo's Here!!

Discussion in 'ACLOZ Past Seasons' started by Anon666, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Godzilla

    Godzilla Team Driver

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    Think some people will be in for a nasty shock at how harsh the walls are here.
    Shame we haven’t had many people this season as the racing with the two different cars has been great, hopefully get a bigger field for next season
  2. Anon666

    Anon666 Destitute Gentleman Driver Team Raceonoz Super ROOZ

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    I'll be there and am fully expecting it to be a nightmare.
  3. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    Havent had a chance to test it this week, and I ended up waking up with a whitetail spider this morning, he died not long after I saw it but seems it had fun with my hands and feet so Im a bit sore and not really up for a race tonight. :eek:
  4. Godzilla

    Godzilla Team Driver

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    That sounds like fun, dangerous little bastards they are
  5. jlynn777

    jlynn777 Team Driver

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    Looking forward to seeing who comes away with second place!!
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  6. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    Luckily their actual danger is massively over stated, it just gave a goose bump type rash and is itchy AF. Saw a doc as I saw the online horror stories too but she said its kind of like most Aussie myths to keep Pommie tourists numbers in check. :D The flesh eating type infection has never been linked to these, but viraly spreads like most bs.

    But its fairly irritating on feet and hands which us all you use in a sim rig.
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  7. tezpez85

    tezpez85 Rookie Gold Member

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    Yarr, can't make it tonight. Have fun lads!
  8. jlynn777

    jlynn777 Team Driver

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    Some say andy doesn't....

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  9. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    As if the Andy bot needs a stupid human in the loop. :alien:
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  10. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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  11. jlynn777

    jlynn777 Team Driver

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    Geez my two worst races back to back.
    Disappointing thing is my setup felt great, on my last flying lap in qual I was 0.5 sec up so would of been close to 3rd but encountered traffic 3rd last corner.
    Had a ball tearer of a start but I forgot to change my brake balance combined with over-driving...clipped the wall top of the hill and put me 2nd last.
    Then I was trying so hard to catch up with damage I lost the rear t1 and flew into the middle of the track.
    That was end of everything as I reset back to the pits, then I did it again at least once more for other reasons so was 3 laps down by the time I calmed down.
    Icing on the cake was being disqualified for not pitting even though I was in the pits at least twice and did a tyre change...suppose it makes sense though.

    Anyway super bummed to finish like that as I really liked the track and the car. Was a really fun season despite the lower turnout.
    Thanks for organizing it.
    Have a good Christmas and new years!!
  12. jlynn777

    jlynn777 Team Driver

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  13. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    You almost can imagine the jaws theme song here... I can't help but chuckle watching this... BL @Godzilla
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  14. Bogor

    Bogor Rookie Gold Member

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    Oh Dear!, that was terrible for @Godzilla
    This track was fun, however it did have it's issues.
    I knew I was not going to be fast, however I knew I was in for a top 10, well everyone was, we only had 10 racers for the last race of the season. I hope we have a bigger field next season. The car was difficult, however not that hard once you learnt to drive it.
    This race I knew I just had to stay between the white lines and I had a good chance of getting in the mid field when the checkered flag finally waved us to the end of the season.
    I was happy with Qually, I was in P7 when I ran out of fuel and was just pipped at the end by Mael, putting me into P8 for a start.
    I had a bad start (Or good depending on how you look at it) and was in last place coming around T2.
    I was happy then to just put down consistent clean laps for the next 31 laps. I was not interested in battling anyone this race as the track would eat us all up if we had any sort of incident and touched the walls.
    I thought, I'll just let the others battle and crash out and I can just cruise on past while being handed a few places.
    This seemed to work out well for me as I saw car after car returning to pits or retiring.
    I only had one slight screw up on the double right hander as I forgot to change down a gear and ended up doing a slide across the grass and back onto the tarmac. Lucky I missed the walls.
    So a fairly clean race, last of those that managed to stay on track however 6th overall.
    Thanks to @Rolz for getting the servers up each week for us, and also to everyone who signed up each week and had fun racing.
    Now the Fun Run season, I do enjoy those.
    Also don't forget to vote on next season. I think if there is not a car on the list you like then speak up in the thread and maybe that can get added as a vote item as well.
    I want to see big participation like in the F1 2004 and V8SC seasons, they were great races.
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  15. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Thanks to all for a great season!
    *sigh* last night... Once I had the mind lock on "must stay off walls" I just kept on being attracted to them... easier to just retire that cause additional dramas nad become a track shark like @Anon666 car was lol (dun dun, dun dun) :roflmao::cry:

    WD @andyo450 on a stellar season... again... hope it's not too boring all the way up the front all the time, you certainly get me to push harder and I've improved my driving! Now jumping on random pub servers and seeing you there now doesn't quite fill me with dread... I'm excited there is at least someone there to really race with :) Thanks!
    Thnx for a great battle for 2nd @Godzilla and @Parkour was fun! Also thoroughly enjoyed it!

    This time of year is a bigger break between seasons due to xmas/nye and all the rest...
    I plan on getting some fun runs going with the cars in the voting for s18 so ppl can get a real taste...
    It would be nice to get great participation like we had with the F1 and v8sc, but those cars are hugely popular and some simracers just specialise in them and not really branch out so I doubt we'll get anything similar to that level.
    (Maybe at GT3 class we could, but since ACC is just around the corner I'd suggest we don't run that, but will still put into the vote of course)
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  16. mesafto

    mesafto Rookie

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    I think anything reasonably modern, in terms of a racing series will be a more 'popular' choice as we have seen in F2004 and V8SC.
    For example this could extend to MX5 Cup, DTM, Fomula Renault, LMP, Brittish Touring Car, Porsche Carrera Cup, Super GT.

    Rolz, is it the main objective of ROZ AC to always choose a car we have not done before to provide variety for the grid? i.e we wont see V8SC or F2004 at ROZ again?
  17. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Oh I'd certainly like to see those cars again!! Just working out when is the tricky part...
    There are others (Such as DTM's, Escorts, MX5's, RX7, Porsche Cup) that we've done and I'd love, no crave... to do again :D it's just a matter of working out how long we wait before we do them... Is it 6, 12, 18months?
    I try to leave general "what we run" decision making to other ppl and just try to make sure the server works (servers don't get pissed off if I make a wrong choice... they just don't work ;))

    I've just taken the voting up to be proactive because I love AC and just wanna race! :D

    So please please put some suggestions up!! I've got a few more in mind ready for Thursday when Vote 1 finishes, so I can put them into Vote 3? :thumbsup: We've got quite a few weeks to really put a lot into the mix to vote on.
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  18. andyo450

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    Bwoah that's pretty nasty. Bad luck @Godzilla. I never saw any of that during any of the practice laps I did. I thought the walls were just a bit sticky.

    My night was better than expected. Felt like :poop:. I was all over the place in practice but managed to figure it out midway through qually and got 2 good laps in. I thought I might have pole by 5-6 tenths but GZ had a pretty good qually lap as well by the looks of it.

    I decided to start from the pits for the race. I wasn't really confident I could keep the car off the walls with a charging pack behind and I didn't really want to screw the fight for 2nd up for someone. I figured I would do a few laps on the hards and then pit when I started to catch the guys ahead, just trying to keep on a clear bit of racetrack. I pitted ~L8 for softs and was watching my delta time get lower and lower. That got the better of me and I couldn't resist the urge to start pushing :ninja:. Made two small errors along the way but luckily for me they were in the hairpin, about the only corner you can run wide on and get away with it. My tyres ran out with about 2 laps to go so I backed off a bit then.

    I had no idea starting from the pits would work out that way. I was content just making up the numbers for this one. It feels a bit hollow knowing what happened to GZ. Pretty certain he had it in the bag. Still it was a fun track, any version of Imola is. Aqua Minerale has gotta be one of the greatest corners on the planet.

    Well done @TheStig13 and @Parkour. Also thanks to @Rolz, @KoAStR and @Anon666 for all the organising and stuff (and anyone else who I might've forgotten).

    Cheer fellas for another fun season.

    I haven't got a preference for next seasons cars. I'll race anything.
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  19. Godzilla

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    Well done @andyo450 on another dominant season.
    Though I had a good run at a win this race with andy having issues (doing a Webber and throwing up in his helmet I can only assume). Took off from the start and built a nice 12 seconds or so gap and held it there trying not to make mistakes, was all prey smooth but on lap 18 had an unfortunate run in with @Anon666 who had a spin at the double right set of corners, not a lot of damage there but cut my lead down to 2 seconds. From there just tried to get on the pace a bit again and managed to pull away a little, wasn't sure where andy or @Rolz was but was starting to think that a win was very possible. Pit stop went well and pace was ok again on the hard's. Then on lap 25, flying through T1 the fin of the @krunch shark cruised across the track, the impact was big and the result not pretty, I got stuck sideways in the air with no controls and after what seemed like forever got teleported back to pits. Smashed the throttle to try to recover something but the teleport back also reset my fuel load to starting fuel so I had 71Ltr for the next 6 laps, at least running out wasn't going to happen... Had a good little battle with @Mael at the end but he was just that bit too fast down the straights and a bit too good defending that last lap or two, almost had you at the end down the straight :) only if there were a few more meters to the line...
    P2 gives me my best ROOZ season result so overall quiet happy :)
    Thanks Rolz for running the servers and @KoAStR for the result charts as well as everyone who raced. Hopefully get a bigger field next season.
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  20. Anon666

    Anon666 Destitute Gentleman Driver Team Raceonoz Super ROOZ

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    There is no rules on picking cars, just to try and have some community involvement. Obviously picking a car that is rubbish because we've never used it is silly, but if we did V8's every second season we'd have complaints as well. With ACC coming out and there will only be a small variety of cars there it seems, I would like to run things that we won't see in that game. I used to really enjoy our multi car seasons (but it does seem I was the only one) because we could experience different cars and use low power, low grip one week and high power, less low grip the next. Great challenge and never boring!

    Next season may be the last of AC for a bit, who knows, so if you have a car preference make it known. I never go to a pub and tell the bartender I don't like midori. Firstly because it's not that bad, secondly I want a beer so I tell him, and thirdly they'll smile politely and have me kicked out....again?!! So guys don't be shy, tell us what you want, cars, tracks, no. of races, etc., vote in the polls and do some laps on the servers to help sort out the data.

    Big thanks to Rolz and Marty for the hard work this season, we wouldn't be racing without you guys.
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