Archive for December, 2010
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Gamespot has come out with their annual “Best of” list, and the game of the year is a multiplatformer, Red Dead Redemption. The previous two years, 2009 and 2008, PS3 exclusives Demon’s souls and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots took home the top prize.
The GT5 tournament has been delayed until further notice, since my PS3 decided to YLOD today. With that said, I will get it repaired as soon as possible (by way of Gophermods’ re-balling service, whenever that becomes available). Along with that delay, I decided that the tournament is open for more entrants until further notice. If you’re interested in participating (be sure to read the rules in the tab), feel free to sign up by replying below.
The rules and everything are the same, as well as the prizes. If we can get Sony to get us a download code for a rare car to use as a prize car, we’ll throw that in as well (and that is being worked on). Sorry folks. I will also PM those of you who are currently signed up to participate.
Hopefully we can get a few more entrants and have two rounds of racing, since a few of you might have gotten the game as a gift. I will post the new date when I know for sure when it will be.
(subject to change)
- 500 Points plus the ’09 Corvette ZR1
- 400 Points
- 300 Points
- 200 Points
- 100 Points
Tournament will also have a lot of restrictions in the interest of fairness. For starters, the image above is an exact representation of the car you guys will be racing. So, we will start with the car requirements:
- 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR (30,000 Credits at Mitsubishi dealership)
- Horsepower is limited to 355
- Weight is limited to 1220kg
- Tires limited to Sports Soft
- Suspension and drivetrain upgrades are open
Car was chosen because it’s relatively inexpensive. Suspension/transmission/etc are open because I can’t track those anyway. Given that fact, I would recommend getting a racing suspension and transmission, as others will likely do the same.
There will be a total of 5 races. In the event participation exceeds the 10 entrants mark, we will have to set up two different groups and basically have a semi-final and a final (which will result in 10 races total). I don’t really expect to see more than 20 entrants, but if it happens, it happens and I will make adjustments accordingly.
As for advancement, that will have to be determined after we have a confirmed driver list. but here is how point standings will go for each place:
After each race, these race points will be applied to the drivers. The driver with the highest accumulation of points will either advance to the next round, or win the tournament (depending on number of racers). Here are the tracks we will be using (at 5 laps a piece):
- Fuji Speedway F
- Trial Mountain
- Laguna Seca
- Cape Ring Peripherary
- Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 (with weather and time change)
In the event we need more than one round, the first round will be these following tracks (with 5 laps each):
- Deep Forest Raceway
- Cote d’ Azur
- Special Stage Route 5
- Suzuka Circuit
- Autumn Ring
Now, for some other special rules. First, all assists will be turned off. Grip reduction will be set to realistic. Penalties will be set to strong. After the first initial races, race grids will be set to the slowest person first.
I will not be participating in the race itself, but I am hosting it, and will spectate the race(s), as well as track winners myself and everything. In order to do this, you need to add me to PSN. My PSN ID is JimmyMagnum. In order for me to know who you are, and for you to be entered into the tournament, just send me a friend request and tell me your member name on this site, as well as leave a reply here with your PSN ID, too.
If we do need more than one round, I will let you guys know via PSN Message when your round is ready to begin so you can start joining in.
A week or so ago, we received an e-mail that the Community Forums were going to be overhauled and it seems like that day is today. I was eager to hit click the image and get to the new forums and see what they did with the design and if it’s actually going to be better than the old design. Honestly in my opinion I think the new design looks a hundred times better than the old design. It just seems like it a lot cleaner and more pleasing on the eyes.
I was surprised to see so many people bashing the new design. According to some of the members there have been a bunch of features taken out, like editing your own posts which I agree should return. One of the mods there named Mohawktown is extremely unhelpful and sarcastic which I think should be looked into. You don’t go to a forum for help to have a moderator make you feel like an idiot. I saw comments about that moderator from several people not just one. Also according to the new TOS you are not supposed to show or talk about any material from any other region. If you’d like to check all of this out please go to the feedback page.
Do any of you visit the official forums on a regular basis? If so how do you feel about the new design and new ideas?