QT3 BatRacer league
BatRacer is a free web-based racing management simulator. A few of us have started a QT3 league, but it seems they've changed the requirements to start a league to 8 players minimum. If you'd like to join, the game can be found here:
League password is koontz
We're currently racing British Tourers, and already have 4 drivers in the league.
I'm in but am an easy beat - I haven't played for more than a year and then managed to crash my car in the first practice session.
Only 3 more needed and we can start right away.
I've never done this before. I don't mind being the laughing stock of all other players, but I'd hate it if I lessened the experience for the seasoned players.
Can I join?
Edit: I looked at the website, and it seems I've got to get "Academy points" first. Is that like a tutorial which I should do ASAP, or is it unnecessary for a private league?
It's been a while since I last played, but what the hell, in as Ridge Ricers.
Edit: And Sten, you couldn't possibly suck any more than I did in my practice session. I completely forgot about checking the engineer's advice first.
Last edited by Fugitive; 04-13-2011 at 07:31 AM.
Sten: that shouldn't be necessary to do private races, since Jenn hopped right into our league after signing up.
Edit: We only need 2 more spots filled to start.
Last edited by Cerebral Ballsy; 04-13-2011 at 11:56 AM.
8 spots filled, I'll be starting the league later this evening.
There's some confusion about tuning in IRC so here's my quick and dirty guide:
The first thing you want to look at is the engineer's advice for the track. This can be accessed from the car setup page, at GARAGE > Car Setup. It's just above the "recent laps" box. This link should work for the current race http://batracer.com/-ce?60011&0&4 These will inform your car's starting slider positions for practice and warmup.
Now go back to the Tuning page (GARAGE > Car Setup)
As a general rule, I start with my sliders set at 50 when advised medium/balanced, 35 for soft/loose/safe/short, and 65 for the others. Note that this is only your starting setup!
There are two other items of note on the slider page. The first is the experimentation slider. I usually run at about 70-75 unless my driver has one of the experimentation traits. The other is the tyre dropdown. You have a limited amount of tyres depending on the class and race. It is a good idea to alternate between the tyres for each test session to get them out of Green to at least Heat Cycled. Also, remember that the tyres will default to whatever you used last, if the weather changes before a session, you will need to switch the tyres to match manually.
Now it's simple. Click the Test button. Your driver and engineers will make suggestions. I generally adjust by 10 on the first suggestion and 5 (or split the difference) on subsequent adjustments.
There are 3 other pages that are important: Driving Style, Qualification Strategy, and Race Strategy. These basically control how your driver reacts in various situations. You can't just set them all at max and win everything, you'll just crash entertainingly :)
Again you'll need to set tyres here for the race, as it will not default to wets in rain.
First race is in and I didn't finish last! A small mercy :)
Newbies need to take note that the next qualifying session will be taking place under drizzly track conditions.
Any spots left?
I haven't played since they removed all the real world cars, but I'm game.
I don't think you can join mid-season for private games, but you're welcome to try
Sorry I missed the start. I'll try to watch this thread and join if you do another one.