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Racing: 1 Minute to Start
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    Thread created on 20:25:58 - 21/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    Last replied 14:59:26 - 23/03/15 (7 years ago)
    Change the setup for Official Races: IF the minimum number of cars/drivers have entered the race starts immediately, and does not wait for the countdown to finish.
    • Change Racing Countdown?
    • Yes, if 6 cars are entered
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    • No, it should stay like it is
      15.38% (2 votes)
    Total number of votes: 13
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    Posted on 20:31:18 - 21/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    Been suggested before and was mostly ignored, but personally, I agree. Why wait when everyone is already there?

    Please support my suggestion to refine the revive system here

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    Posted on 20:34:06 - 21/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    But what if someone wants to leave?

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they keep laughing, then they start choking on their laughter, and then they go and catch their breath. Then they start laughing even more.

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    Posted on 23:00:29 - 21/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    TheDarkLegacy [1712562]

    But what if someone wants to leave?
    Indeed - in addition jumping straight to the 1 minute countdown would prevent some players from changing cars as well.

    It's fine the way it is - not keen on any new short cuts which allow players to grind through races faster, and I've obviously had to do so myself over several thousand races so I'm not biased here.
    Last edited by Butters on 23:01:29 - 21/03/15

    I like apples doo doo doo...

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    Posted on 23:47:36 - 21/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    TheDarkLegacy [1712562]

    But what if someone wants to leave?
    If you leave an official race, you're not allowed to join another race for a while...not sure how long
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    Posted on 23:53:05 - 21/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    To get the merit for winning 250 races in the same car,... 250 races x 55min wait time ea. is 13,750 minutes total minutes + the actual race time...

    That is 229.167 hours of racing... no traveling, no flower running, etc...

    If you have no life, stay logged in for all 229.1667 hours,... that's 9.55 days of solid racing...

    But wait, there's more... My racing class is D, my racing skill is 1.74... I've raced 38 times and only won 5 total races...

    Why are these merits so difficult to get?

    As it stands now, with the 55min wait time for a race to start, the most dedicated racer will probably spend 2 years earning this one merit :( Not the most fun of merits to earn...
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    Posted on 00:18:03 - 22/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    So it's an achievement you actually have to work a bit for - not such a bad thing imo.  It's not like you have to actually be "active" for the waiting time (or even during the race) now is it.

    (of course you could also just spam one-lap custom races to get there quicker but we wont worry about that)
    Last edited by Butters on 00:19:11 - 22/03/15

    I like apples doo doo doo...

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    Posted on 00:18:08 - 22/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    Education courses take 5+ years to complete, should they make them instant too because "Why the wait"?
    It's an achievement that can take a bit of a time yes, but I don't see why it shouldn't.

    Also you're going for that merit in a totally wrong way. Custom races, well.. Can be customized, you don't have to win 250 Official races with the same car. And with custom races you don't have to wait 55mins for a race to start.

    Upgrade your car to win races more often and advance through classes, worry about the 250 wins later. Not a good idea to try to get those with a class D car.
    Last edited by Yaz on 00:20:30 - 22/03/15
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    Posted on 01:33:53 - 22/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    Butters [34298]

    So it's an achievement you actually have to work a bit for - not such a bad thing imo. It's not like you have to actually be "active" for the waiting time (or even during the race) now is it.

    (of course you could also just spam one-lap custom races to get there quicker but we wont worry about that)
    ...I've created custom races and spent hours waiting on some one else to join and no one ever has...
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    Posted on 01:34:28 - 22/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    Racing isn't very popular... if my idea is made into a new change, maybe racing will more popular
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    Posted on 01:40:58 - 22/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    I'm sure if you created 1 lap races with no waiting time and 2 racers minimum to start then you would get a fair bit of traffic.

    Your idea isn't suddenly going to make racing more "popular" - it's just going to give newer racers a bit of a shortcut to getting racing points and driving exp a bit quicker instead of having to grind like everyone else has.

    I like apples doo doo doo...

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    Posted on 15:54:35 - 22/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    This wait is stupid in my eyes, full support. It would increase racing traffic as you don't have to focus all your time on Racing just to race.

    Please support my suggestion to refine the revive system here

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    Posted on 12:14:37 - 23/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    Daneel_Olivaw [1736842]

    Racing isn't very popular... if my idea is made into a new change, maybe racing will more popular
    Or people would get the merits and quit racing. I like the suggestion because I want to be done with it. But I doubt it will make racing more popular.

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    Posted on 14:59:26 - 23/03/15 (7 years ago)
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    If the racing timer reduces to say 5-10 minutes , instead of 1 minute or the full 45+ minutes, that would be great. 10 minutes isn't that long. 

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