- Jan 14, 2014
You mean the game itself, right? :rofl:Can we petetition to get this monstrosity off the calendar?
Bloody hell the lag was really bad if @Maurizio Vettel_89_ was racing. He hasn't raced with us since Bahrain!!Qualifying
Thought my first lap was an okay initial lap which I improved on the next time around and still knew I had time to gain. Then I saw @InFinityzzHD set a 17.3... A whole second faster than me! Nice job on that one! Seems like I was losing most of the time in the middle sector as a few people were 3-6 tenths faster there!
Went out towards the end and I only bloody cut a corner on my out lap didn't I? Resulting in not only invalidating that out lap, but my NEXT LAP AS WELL! What the hell... So around I go again to finally start a flying lap to set a time on now worn tyres instead of a new set... I messed up here and there but ultimately improved my time by 3 tenths and ended up jumping from 10th to a whopping... 9th... Brilliant session haha...
What an absolute mess! So much lag in this race.
@Rabid_Donkey96 jumped the start who was ghosting his way through the pack until all of a sudden he lagged to the right and came swerving across to the left and took out @KaneIyanda right in front of me. Luckily I got away unscathed! Managed to pass @Maurizio Vettel_89_ at T1 and my teammate @Tigerkart_22 at T2 to put me in 6th place. Not a bad start! I managed to keep up with the pack ahead while I also noticed a gap building behind me, which I'm not sure if TigerKart had damage? Assuming that due to him pitting on the first lap. (After looking at the T1 incident again, I think he got the damage there.)
Then the lag arrived... First appearing on Lap 3 at the chicane where I all of a sudden tilted sideways! Thankfully it didn't take me out or cause any damage but I was pretty concerned about how the race was going to unfold... It got worse. The lag returned near the end of the middle sector on Lap 5 where everyone was teleporting back and forth which I think was what caused @Roadhouse in 4th to spin who I swerved to avoid hitting. The lag carried on, even letting me appear in a ghosted @InFinityzzHD who was ahead of me. Then as we get to T1 I all of a sudden do a quick bunnyhop! Thankfully again no damage but I thought it might be safe to just stay back or if I had the knowledge, consider a different strategy to keep me away from cars. A few corners later at T5 I see @MattDavies2511 at the side of the road, I presumed due to the lag but he may have slid off the track, which gave me P4! Regardless of the lag and my concern for it, I can't deny things were going well for me!
Until Lap 8 that is, where going through the middle sector, the first three all of a sudden pull to the side of the road and park up as if they had all pressed to retire from the race at the exact same time! I was able to quickly look at the map to notice others had stopped too before I got the message “The session no longer exists.”
Well great. I thought this may have been a mass DSC due to how much lag there was but I'm guessing not! I didn't see any messages in the group chat so I guess it was just me. I tried rejoining but I kept receiving the message, “The session no longer exists.” Brilliant I thought, thinking I'd have to result in a DNF, but I tried restarting the game and rejoining again and it worked this time! I retake control of my car, finding that the AI must have been driving so damn slow for me to be so far behind, down in 10th, as well as have pitted for Mediums. Speaking of which, the Mediums were absolutely awful to drive on at first, leading me to think the game had glitched and I was actually still on my worn Super Softs haha! I even paused and checked the Race Director just to check it listed me as having pitted haha. It had and eventually, I was able to get pace with them. Anyway, after rejoining it wasn't too long until I had @Rabid_Donkey96 and @Prehn all over the back of me. I noticed RabidDonkey lost his position to Prehn even though he was right behind me, so I'm not sure if that was lag related, but I do know that on the final corner, Prehn teleported next to me and when I looked behind, I saw him sliding. Nothing I could do due to the lag causing it but I'm sorry still Prehn. =(
Lap 15 at T5 I got on the inside curb and went for a slide, dropping me to 13 seconds behind @Rabid_Donkey96. It didn't look like I had much to fight for with me being in 11th place and even considered pitting just so I could try and get the fastest lap haha. I didn't though, but it was a pretty lonely race after that but eventually, luck came my way! I was gaining on RabidDonkey a couple of tenths each lap until he pitted on Lap 22! (Had a lag moment at the beginning of Lap 22 where it showed RabidDonkey behind me for a couple of seconds for some reason.) At the same time though, all of a sudden @Maurizio Vettel_89_ retired! Which I guess was due to lag as on the map you can see the cars teleport for a second. So now I was up into 9th! @ColonelGaddafi pitted Lap 25 but remained ahead of me. Shortly after I all of a sudden get the message saying I got a penalty! I had no idea what for but considered if it was for RabidDonkey behind me who went off the track which I assumed was down to lag but I thought maybe the game thought we had collided but it wasn't, turned out I had just cut the corner slightly but strangely I got no notification at all! (Didn't even get one for the winner at the end! Haha.) So another glitch I guess either from rejoining or the lag. @Rabid_Donkey96 was soon right up behind me and made a brilliant pass around the outside at the final corner! Nice one! =)
I had no chance to attempt a pass down at T1 though as he was lagging left and right. So now I'm down in 10th as I watch him drive into the sunset, but I thought at least I'll be getting a point from this ridiculous race! Then I get more luck as Lap 28 I all of a sudden catch up with him! Due to how slow he was going I was honestly expecting to DSC again haha, but I didn't and he ended up pitting again! I think he went off the track into a barrier based on the map. Now I'm in 9th again but then Lap 31 @InFinityzzHD retires! Giving me 8th place which is where I ended up finishing with my tyres at 78%! Good job I didn't DSC a lap earlier!
So yeah, an absolute mess of a race which unfortunately won't be rerun, so I guess the positive thing about the result is the fact that I managed to come away from it with at least some points! It wasn't looking too bad at first, considering my lack of practice due to my terrible week, but then the lag and DSC completely ruined it. Roll on Belgium where hopefully things won't be as ridiculously laggy!
TL;DR – Feel free to just watch the video below where I threw a few things together haha. =P
Damn it I knew that wasn't the right tag! But I put it based on what it said in the Main Thread and that was the account listed for him. :rofl::rofl: (@DON SILVA)
I've gotta say that was a nice barrel role tbh hahahQualifying: P8
A decent lap to start with but I had lots of time to find. Cut a corner in the first sector of my out-lap for my second run which the game of course decides it must invalidate the next lap for and didn't have the fuel to go for another. P8 is fine though.
Decided to abandon the idea of taking T1 with any speed as I had just been traumatised by watching the murder of @KaneIyanda at the hands of @Rabid_Donkey96 before my very eyes. Meant I dropped to P9. Followed behind the ghosted @DON SILVA and @Tigerkart_22 fora lap which made for very confusing racing. Got past @ii_Deccaaaaa_ii with a decent move round the outside at T1 on lap 4. He span out though so I'm guessing it lagged for him.
Now in P7 and alone, I just decided to be as consistent as possible, which for this race was all you really needed because people were being lagged off the track like no tomorrow. Found myself in P5 by lap 6 due to a crashed out @MattDavies2511 who made quick work of me nonetheless. Pitted on lap 14 from the lead I had inherited due to everyone else ahead of me pitting and came out 7th. Caught up with the Soft starters @Tigerkart_22 and @ColonelGaddafi quite quickly but just waited behind them until they pitted so as to avoid any potential lag incident. By lap 20 I was in 5th again.
For some reason I started making really stupid mistakes, just missing apex's like crazy, and @Roadhouse caught me very quickly. Lap 22, @MattDavies2511 joined our two man train after spinning out ahead of us (he'll say it was lag but we all know it was his inferior abilities). However this allowed @Roadhouse through and I found myself in 6th.
Lap 23. It happened. Never have I been victim to such an injustice in all my days on this Earth. @JohnnyR95 joins our three man battle in the long right-hander that follows the super quick left turn. Promotes me back up to 5th... for about 10 seconds. I take the chicane beautifully, but someone appears to place a springboard on the apex of the left turn part of it, propelling me through the air and into the barrier, removing my wheel, ending my race.
You can find the incident below as well as my brutal crash in qualifying that gave me terminal damage.
LAG CRASH LAP 23: