|Posted by Charlie Parker at 03:10 AM on Aug 07, 2012||Post #16|
Using a different car each week would present a major problem. We all know how hard it was for Ray Nelson to get his MX5 painted, I just can't see him painting a different car each week. :D
|Posted by Matthew Overton at 03:51 AM on Aug 07, 2012||Post #17|
Having just jumped into racing with you guys, have hung back on commenting, however....
Sun to Thurs is good for me, though I would like to keep Mondays clear for Norm and MNRL. 8 or 9 pm start times are good for my work schedule - earlier is harder to manage and I could stretch it to 10 pm (EST that is....)
I'm game to race anything, but would like to keep it consistent in the series rather than changing each week. Free content is good for me for the moment, having taken advantage of the Caddy offer, would like to try out the majority of what came with the package (if only once) before branching out - realize that this might be a bit of a yawner for the more experienced iRacers. If there are track packages that would really expand the flexibility and make sense, I could go for that.
That being said, I'm just happy to be racing and will take what comes! Oh, and I've figured out how to paint the cars, so I won't be so obviously newbie next time LOL - but not yet so flash as some of you out there!
|Posted by Ray Nelson at 03:52 AM on Aug 07, 2012||Post #18|
I have a service contract with the Maytag repairman and painting is covered.....
|Posted by Pierre Romon at 12:52 AM on Aug 08, 2012||Post #19|
The Spec Racer Ford is great on the new tires. I've got a bunch of 'extra' tracks but we could rotate all the free tracks that came with the subscription. Why not try them on ovals also? Might as well use all the free stuff.
|Posted by Kane Lasky at 03:28 AM on Aug 08, 2012||Post #20|
I have to say I was a bit by the iRacing bug! The free promo and the first race here with LMP and I was hooked. I haven't spent much time here or done any races except for the MNRL since. I may take a break from iRacing for a bit as to be truly competitive in Division I you will need to put in your due amount of practice. I generally like the idea of private leagues with the iRacing platform through the Race2Play model.
In the future I would be interested in multiclass endurance racing with races up to two hours in length including pitstops of course, with a team's championship included in the series/league.
For now either the Spec Racer Ford or the Caddy are fine with me. Using the free content is fine for a while to attract new drivers but I think eventually we will need to add some more spice to make it last. I personally spent $110 after the free promo. With the 20% discount I was able to get three additional cars and seven more racetracks. For those sitting on the fence about iRacing I say take advantage of the six-month promo and check it out! I am really enjoying driving the Skip Barber car!
Whatever car you choose making the weekly schedule coincide with the iRacing season schedule at least for the free content weeks may increase participation.
The timeslot/day is fine with me. To have a really good iRacing platform league here at Race2Play people will need to invest a bit to get more content, that said, IRacing has the quality content(cars and tracks) to have an awesome series!
|Posted by Tom Gradwell at 11:10 PM on Aug 13, 2012||Post #21|
My 2c (as a very occasional racer)...
I'd back a few of the suggestions here.
1) I'm not a fan of multiclass racing in this sort of gathering where we have hotshots and newbies on the track.
2) Stick to the free stuff and thus allow as many to participate as possible while we're "starting up".
3) How about 40 min races and mandate a pitstop for fuel (can limit the tank-fill in iRacing)?
4) Use the wt penalties? / or we could just put the Brazilian Women's Volleyball Team in Eduardo's car: that should slow him down (or at least distract him) :)
And if we're discussing timing for future series:- I can run every 2=3rd Thursday night / could run every Tuesday...
|Posted by Alvin Nieves at 12:13 AM on Aug 14, 2012||Post #22|
For me I have no problem racing, but unexpected things happened to me that made me drop from the Thursday series. One thing that we will need for the future is to venture off the free comtent and into paid content. I know it may sound ridiculous for some to pay forthis type of content, but lets not forget the work that is put on it. Real people going to real tracks and making sure every track detail is recorded costs money.
But like I read on another thread, we will only know the people that will stick after the free period ends.