Gran Turismo Sport

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  1. Felix

    Felix Addicted to Grunge

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    I was just wondering if anyone else has bought the game?

    I also got Project Cars 2, but find GT-Sport a more enjoyable game, even if it is so light on content next to PC2.
     
  2. DrHankWanfordSnr

    DrHankWanfordSnr That's not new, its always been there.

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    I'm going to get it (and project cars2) eventually.

    I shall wave as you drive past :)
     
  3. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett I am the projectionist.

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    Did I hear correctly that there's no single player mode?
     
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    DrHankWanfordSnr That's not new, its always been there.

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    There is - but (from what I've read) it more about licence tests,
    Felix will be along presently with a more informative answer.
     
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    Nothing other than the old style licence tests. You basically level up your driving level, race rating and safety rating by doing the GT Sport Online races and championships. The matchmaking works by putting the slower drivers together, which are then split by slow and clean drivers and slow and accident/dirty prone drivers together. It seems to be working out now the online races have been going on for a month.

    One annoyance I have is the lack of well known tracks. They don't even have Le Mans or Silverstone for Christ's sake!

    The "small" number of cars they have are really fun, the Group 4 (GT4) Group 3 (GT3) are by far the most fun to race and the daily races feature these groups. There is a higher group which is GT1 or LMP1 cars.
     
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    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”

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    It sounds like Gran Turismo has turned into an iRacing clone.
     
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    DrHankWanfordSnr That's not new, its always been there.

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    Meanwhile, GT6 is a joy* of familiar tracks and races against AI I can beat with money and 'not observing track limits'



    *other than the awful universal "impact between two objects' bonk sound
     
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    Roberto, you're very correct in saying that. With GT Sport, there is now an official FIA licence and racing championships, so there were a lot of things they needed to add to the online/e-sports aspect. I took part in one of the test races in a championship and people behave much better than with the normal day to day online racing.

    I'm lucky that I have the Thrustmaster RS300 wheelbase and I bought the high end pedals found with the RS500 base. It's made racing much more enjoyable for me and really does make you faster than using the PS4 Dual shock controller.

    Tony,

    GT5 was the last one I owned and I really enjoyed the online racing with that. GT-Sport has really taken things to a whole new level. I want to get the PS4 Pro so I can get the full use out of the game graphics and a rock solid 60fps with a 4K TV.

    The penalty system in a race is good, you need to keep two wheels on the rack otherwise you get a time penalty. You can either slow down or get the time added on at the end.

    Some of the tracks are really good racing with the GT4 and Gt3 level cars, but only handful suit the LMP1 cars. I hope they add many more in the near future.
     
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    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”

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    I have been considering getting back into sim racing, though I am cognizant that driving virtually may prevent me from driving actually.
     
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    I have Gran Turismo and I love it. They released story mode just before xmas but as i got the game after xmas there was no waiting time :alien:
     
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    Is the story mode good?
     
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    I wont lie dude, its easy if you are good at driving games. So much so that you have to be rank 30 to unlock endurance mode which is the last section of story mode and I got through it all and was a rank 26 if I remember cirrectly. Currently level 29 so we will see haha.

    I do love the car editing tho, you can upload images to the server and create your own cars.

    Here are a couple I made:

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    The single player stuff is very half assed. Between now and March, there is meant to be a load of tracks being added for free to the game.
     
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    My Thrustmaster T300RS base decided to die on me at the start of June. It was a common problem to do with the calibration sensor going. Sadly the wheel was just past it warranty, so I ended up buying a replacement base unit. I have the premium pedal set for this series of wheels (which are just amazing), which meant I didn't want to change to a different brand of wheel.

    I got myself a replacement unit direct from Thrustmaster and this is where the nightmare all started. I had got the base and in less than 30 mins, the unit failed with the exact same issue as my old one. As I mentioned, this issue to really well known, so right away I knew there was not a chance that it could be sorted out by me. I got in touch with customer support, which is only possible via email. They take on average a day to answer to each email I sent. They wanted me to provide a copy of the units invoice, a video showing the fault happening (when turned on, the wheel would just keep spinning to the right really fast, hitting the bump stop and spinning back to repeat the process), photos of the serial number etc.

    After a few days, they finally agreed to sort it out, but I had to sent my broken unit back to them. The problem is, they are based in France, so it takes a "few" days to get to them. I was emailed a PDF with a shipping label and I only needed to drop it off at the post office. On the UK leg, the postage is done by Parcelforce and once in France a different company took over. They managed to loose track of my parcel 3 fucking times, before it finally got to Thrustmaster a whole frigging week later. During this time I was emailing them daily, trying to get an update on what the fuck was going on. They couldn't even be bothered to tell me about the delays, so I was left fuming about the whole situation.

    Once it was with them, they had to test the unit to work out the fault (I had told them at the beginning what it was, which they darn well knew, due to how often this part fails). They then would either repair the unit or send out a new one. At this point I was so pissed off, I demanded compensation from them, as I was loosing Playstation Plus subscription time as Gran Turismo Sport is the only online game I play that requires it. (Final Fantasy 14 has it's own subscription fees to I am not required to have PS+ to go online), also from this being the 2nd base I had bought of theirs, it made me mad as hell to have happen so quikly with the replacement. This magically got me a lot of responses really quickly from customer support, which lead to my unit being prioritised over all of jobs for their techs. They ended up replacing not just the faulty sensor, but put in a new motor, shaft and internals. Once they did the work, they tested the wheel for 24hours straight, before sending it back out to me.

    Rather than using the express delivery service with FedEx, they used their standard level of delivery, which added on another 5 days of waiting. I finally got the unit back on Tuesday afternoon and was so paranoid when I plugged it in. Everything seemed fine, until I noticed the Force Feedback would change during any 15-20 min race. Usually this is a sign of the base failing again. Dreading the worst, I unplugged and plugged the unit and it went through it's calibration perfectly. What I didn't know at the time, was the latest patch Sony had done, meant their were updates regarding Force Feedback wheels, espcally the 2 main Thrustmaster units, the T500RS (the unit the T300RS replaced) and T300RS. Reading posts on the gaming forum I use for online racing, I learnt that was happening to most of their premium wheels. So just to be safe, I loaded up Project Cars 2, due to it having the best FFB support and programming. I was relieved to discover, that my wheel was actually way more powerful than my old unit and I didn't have one bit of fade!

    Since I had my back op in May, I have been working really hard on improving my fitness and weight. Thanks to the work I have put in, I can sit in my chair much more often and for longer stints. Before the op, I could only do around 15 mins before my back got really uncomfortable, but now I have been able to do a good 45mins before I need to stop. The Brucey bonus now being the fact I can go back on within 90mins. Thanks to this, I have been racing a heck of a lot more than previous. Each day, GT-Sport records the distance you've driven. Previously this number would be about 30 miles. Since Tuesday, I have been doing around 130-150 miles per day!

    The normal daily race events only start about twice an hour, so after doing the three of them I had to go into public lobbies. Unlike the 3 daily races, you don't gain or lose any of your driver rank (S to E, S being the best rank) or any of your sportsmanship points, which allows clean racer to avoid too many fuckwits who keep crashing and ramming. I had some really enjoyable races that were clean and competitive. As soon as I started a race on a public lobby, I had to deal with some utter scumbags, who either didn't give a shit about hitting people off track or out of their way, or they were just really bad at the game. It only took one race before I went back to the 3 daily races. Thankfully, the track and car class (ie LMP1 is GR1 , GT3 is GR3 and JSGT is GR2) rotates every 24 hours.

    I'm currently looking at joining an online race series, so I can get some really good quality racing and race against faster drivers, so I can learn to race more competitively from the experience. Only Final Fantasy 14 has more online game time on my PSN ID. It's been years since I've done any large amounts of online racing (GT5) , but I am now matching it with just GT-Sport alone, let alone on the other racing games I own. Before the end of the year, I plan to build a new gaming PC, as the online racing scene is massive and usually has adults racing, who more often than not race clean. I will most likely get the PC version of Forza, as it looks almost as good as GT-Sport, but has higher frame rate and has so much more content than GT-Sport.


    I'm hoping there are a few of us on here, up for racing together sometime?
     
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