Very keen to join

Discussion in 'Join OLDr' started by cam13bfc3, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. cam13bfc3

    cam13bfc3 OLDr

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    Hi guys, I'm very keen to join the club. I am a avid sim racer and car enthusiast (hence my user name, hehe I have an RX-7). I've always loved racing games from a young age, I spent hours playing Microprose F1 Grand Prix by the great Geoff Crammond on the trusty Amiga 500, who can remember those fond memories? Currently I play Assetto Corsa and Raceroom, and will have a go at iRacing when my skills are improved. I have a G25 and Rseat gaming rig. The thrill of racing online is the best experience and seeing you guys on AC is awesome, your server always has good numbers and a great ping, I really wish to be able to join yas for some fun racing action! I hope to be hitting the high RPMs with you all soon.
    cheers!
    Cameron
     
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  2. Wyspr

    Wyspr OLDr

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    Hi Cam, have a read of the T&C and CoC which you will need to agree to, also state your age (or that you are over 21). One of the admins will be along soonish to fix you up.

    Goldleader will likely pop in to tell you about the AC server, I don't pls it as yet so I glaze over when ever it's mentioned.
     
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  3. cam13bfc3

    cam13bfc3 OLDr

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    Hi Wysper, Oh yes sorry forgot to mention that. I have read all TCs and Code of Conducts, I agree to all requirements. I am 39 years of age.
    Thanks.
     
  4. CFodder
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    CFodder Site Annihilator

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    Hi mate, welcome to the loony bin ... have made you a member so have a look around, Nurse Whack will be along shortly to administer your shock therapy :eek:.
     
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  5. Wyspr

    Wyspr OLDr

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    Is that what we're calling it now?
     
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  6. Goldleader
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    Goldleader OLDr

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    Hi cam, welcome aboard, hope to see you on track soon. :)
    as Wyspr mentioned, sadly the number of drivers shown on the AC Server is fallacious, because the servers have two modes:


    Booking mode
    in Booking mode to avoid people joining mid session and causing a brief slowdown of the server, potentially causing the player to go off road, crash, loose time/places, they have made it so you can only join during the booking session, unless you have your player details in the entry list, then you can join at anytime.
    Because we have a number of members with info in the entry list file, the server shows as having that number of players in the server at all time, even when the server is actually empty, this is because the players cars are all preloaded when you join the server, this way the players in the entry list joining does not cause any lag.
    Yes it is a flawed system. :( and now they have removed the track rotation from booking mode it seems redundant except with booking mode each time the server drops into booking mode you can change car if you wish.

    Pickup mode
    in Pickup mode you have a load of preloaded cars in the entry list without any players allocated to the cars, and anyone can join in any of the allocated cars at any point, the main failing of pickup mode previously was that in pickup mode unlike booking mode you could not change track, which was why we decided to stick to booking mode, now the flaw with pickup mode is that if there are 4 different types if car and 24 slots, that would give you 6 of each model car if you have an even number of each, this means if there are 10 players who all decide to jump into the server on Sunday and drive the same car, only the first 6 will be in the same car and the others will have to choose one of the other available models, not ideal, and as we like to drive particular car classes generally, this is not an ideal option for us, I have tried in the past to get people to tell me which car they prefer in a class, but most don't bother and just drive the car they are given, don't like it and then do not say anything!

    Also to make matters more problematic we had a spate of new members joining recently who got themselves added to the entry list for both servers, but then due to RL constraints or other issues did not come along on a Sunday and so we had more members in the entry list than we had pit slots on the server, you cannot have more players than pit slots, so I had to go through and remove some of the players who had not been present so there were still some unallocated slots for any non OLDr Members who decided to join us.

    Kunos really need to sort something out with this as there has been a fair amount of dissension on the AC Forums about the servers, and Kunos' response has pretty much been, well if you want it to do that write a plugin for it! Not Ideal :(

    We run our Lay-z-boy server in pickup mode with a selection of 4 cars in the entry list as it is kind of a jump for a quick session kinda server, Coffee Table is the server we use for our Sunday Racing sessions and is in Booking mode with members allocated cars in the entry list.
    We run ACTrack Cycle to get around the problem of Track Rotation.

    Clear as mud! :)
     
  7. wantok
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    wantok The 'Speshul' One

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    So, hurry up and write one!

    Hi cam13bfc3cam13bfc3 and welcome to the asylum.
     
  8. CFodder
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    Kunos ... only one letter away what some think of them with their latest update and the server debacle!
    Well if I told him what it really was he's run screaming ... and we don't want that ... yet! :mask:
     
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    I thought you were doing it ;)
     
  10. Wyspr

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    Damn, wish there was a "wall of text" warning, at least I read it this time. On the plus side, now that there are so many AC players here maybe we can actually keep the servers full :)
     
  11. cam13bfc3

    cam13bfc3 OLDr

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    Cheers guys, thankyou Cfodder, look forward to racing! 10-4 Goldleader thanks for the info. Will have a go at joining AC server tonight. :)
     
  12. wantok
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    wantok The 'Speshul' One

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    What time is it in Singapore? Or, better still, what GMT zone are you in?

    I'll try and jump onto the server tonight but will see how I go.
     
  13. cam13bfc3

    cam13bfc3 OLDr

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    Hey ya wantok, im in Auckland, New Zealand. 7.30pm at the moe... cool might see ya!
     
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  14. wantok
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    wantok The 'Speshul' One

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    Oh, cool. Your flag/location was different when I posted my reply. Well, unless I've gone insane again :(

    Edit: Ok, you're about 2hrs ahead of me. I'm from Gold Coast (basically), QLD, Australia.
     
  15. wantok
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    wantok The 'Speshul' One

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    If you told me what you need maybe I would! haha

    My github profile: https://github.com/Zeno- (no Python there but that doesn't matter)
     
  16. cam13bfc3

    cam13bfc3 OLDr

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    cool I'll be on between 10pm-1130pm. gaming most week nights at that time. I'll be one for the Sunday race too :)
     
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    Chunktvitas OLDr

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    Welcome Cam,
    Brace yourself , that's all I'll say.;):cool:
     
  18. Casper

    Casper OLDr

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    Welcome cam, hopefully I don't pass your Ferrari next time we race. :)
     
  19. cam13bfc3

    cam13bfc3 OLDr

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    hehe, yeh shes pretty sketchy the ol F40. Look forward to good times on the track with you all.
     
  20. WhaCk
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    WhaCk Retired GC

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    Hi Cam welcome to OLDr :)
    you'll find me mostly on R3E atm decided to give AC a miss for a while
     

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