So used to normal gta races where people ram each other and my first thought was to squeeze in and get ahead. My mistake... and I apologize.
Wanted to try out something new because grinding cars and bunker all day is getting tedious... I mean, here's my earnings (not updated) if anyone wants to see how much i grinded: imgur.com/a/J1Xjr I spent hundred and hundreds of hours grinding... and it's getting really boring.
Just wanted to try something new because I'm starting to lose interest in the game. That was a mistake, should have just stuck to shooting, or played another game.
try joining the daily playlist instead. its a bit more relaxed and casual, you'll probably find some other people that are about your pace and its just a way better way of getting involved here than just jumping into an event
Post by positivetension on Feb 9, 2018 23:59:08 GMT
At the end of the race I think you mentioned that you had done 40 or 50 races, most of the people in that event will have done at least a thousand races and additionally most of the drivers will have practiced in those cars on the event tracks to find the best lines, breaking points and parts of the track to be careful. Essentially it takes time to get good at something or at least passable at it.
As OfMikeAndMen said the daily playlist would be a better place to start as the races are shorter and more casual.
I wouldn't give up just yet, someone who's new to racing is going to struggle at first. Casual races and playlists are a good place to be right now. I notice you're a PC player so I assume you're on Teamspeak, so I'd recommend just jumping on anything casual that happens there. Plenty of guys here can give out tips when they aren't doing a serious race.
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If you havent reached a high level of racing before it's understandable that you might feel discouraged to keep going. Everyone has to start somewhere and something has to be your first. And as with most things starting from the bottom can be rough, but that's just how it is. Keep trying and race with people in smaller/more casual lobbies and you'll improve soon enough.
For example my learning curve could be compared to a staircase; I learn something new, then feel like I'm stuck until one day everything clicks, get stuck again for a while until the next click, repeat. Everyone learns in different ways and at different rates, so you gotta give it time. Looking at how people around me drive, see what they do different compared to me, is the best way I learn.
In short it's gonna be rough, it may take time, but keep going at it and you'll improve. Be patient, be persistent.
krazypotato I thought I was a somewhat decent racer but last night I was spanked, eaten alive and spit out by Chilli, getting outpaced even on clean laps where my pothead reactions didn't let me drive directly into barriers and stuff. There is only one way to react to things like that: blame everything on the fps-rate! Embrace the defeat and use it for motivation. I'm pretty sure your first Heist runs weren't "Top 1%" runs, right? If you want to try something new than welcome to racing in GTA, it has a long long learning curve (that gets very steep towards the end ...) that can keep you motivated for a long time. And, if I might add, you just had the best possible way to start your "racing career": a crushing defeat. "Whatever happens, never forget this pain." (Vegeta voice)
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That is a difficult corner. You're carrying a ton of speed on a downslope into a turn that is sharper than it first appears. First race I ever did in that section, I sent Mya over the guardrail because I didn't brake early enough. :derp:
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When I joined Nodo I had a similar experience, I was racing in an often futile attempt to simply not DNF or get lapped.
A year and a half later, I'm still doing the same thing. I have improved somewhat, I dont cause anywhere near as many issues, but I am just not on pace with the best of Nodo. HOWEVER, I have lost count of the number of new players who have joined, that I have been able to race alongside on the same pace, and who have, over time surpassed me and joined the pace of the rest of the crew.
TL:DR Sure, some people are just not as good at racing (myself included) but most who join NODO soon catch up to the others.
Warning: May contrain traces of sarcasm. (and nuts)
I recall a month or so after joining Nodo that I had established enough connections to be apart of one of the Multi-Class Endurance Championship races for XB1... through filling for a missing driver. Oh what a race that was for me to be there, reminds me of this in a way. I had been practicing almost daily to try and improve my lines and overall driving for the Olympic Grand Prix. I had just wanted to get better on that track and many others. It was only very last minute that I knew I had a shot at racing on the track that I had been practicing on. Barely changed car specifications in time for the event. Long story short I got to pit once, was in the middle of Gt3 throughout, and halfway through the race lagged out in the offramp of one of the final turns. It was a great time while it lasted, felt it sorta deserved to be here except for mine had no brutal crashing, was definitely a first.
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