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#1 Edited by Trace (3574 posts) -

iRacing is a super-realistic sim racer. Giant Bomb is a website about video games that doesn't take itself too seriously. Naturally, they're a perfect fit for each other. That's why we have a league over 65 members strong ready to race anything whenever it's convenient.

If you like the idea of iRacing and can afford it, you should join us.

To Join:

  1. Have a giantbomb.com account. Post in this thread to let me know you're interested. You don't need to divulge any info here other than your interest, it's just to confirm you have an account for the next steps.
  2. Fill out our extended application on Google Forms right here. It's quite a few questions, and you don't have to answer them all, but a standardized response sheet beats "I'm basically available anytime" when trying to judge what time's best for setting up races. No offense intended towards any of you that said that.
  3. Apply to the league on iRacing.com. I'll see you applied, find your response in the extended application, and let you in. Easy!

NOTE: If you send an application on iRacing.com and don't post in here or fill out the extended app, your application will likely be ignored, and I'll ask you to complete the whole sign-up process via a PM on iRacing. Once you've completed the process, I'll let you into the league.

Rules:

  • Don't be a jerk. Just like on Giant Bomb. Try to race clean in any races that aren't intentionally set up to be full-contact, and be nice to one another.
  • Don't be an elitist jerk, seriously. Everybody has to start somewhere to get into racing. Don't be an ass or look down on someone just because they're making rookie mistakes. Being helpful's a lot more...helpful, and we're not exactly a sim racing community. It's better to be all-inclusive to all cool duders.
  • Follow iRacing's rules. This isn't so much my thing, but I don't want anyone banned because someone started cursing too often over voice chat and found themselves muted somehow. Don't do anything that would get you suspended or banned.

Aside from that, I'm excited to welcome all interested Giant Bomb users to the league, and welcome any suggestions. Here's the league!

(Thanks to B0nd07 for our awesome logo!)

#2 Edited by Trace (3574 posts) -

WE HAVE A POST-SEASON SURVEY, PLEASE TAKE IT

We need your input for the league to survive. If you're a league member, please give us your input here! It is highly valued, trust me.

UPCOMING RACES

Visit the league page for full schedules and up-to-date details on upcoming races.

Major races will be streamed on twitch.tv/pseg, technology and schedule permitting.

BOMBCAR

BOMBCAR S1 Champion: Slowbird

(Thanks to B0nd07 for the awesome BOMBCAR logo!)

Formula Duder

Formula Duder S2 Champion: Khann

(Thanks to aurahack for our excellent Formula Duder logo!)

Giant Bomb GT

GBGT S1 Champion: Khann

(Thanks again to B0nd07 for the great GBGT logo!)

#3 Edited by Dark (390 posts) -

As stated earlier, I am defiantly interested. Doing the google form thing now.

#4 Posted by marcmann2 (24 posts) -

In and done

#5 Edited by slowbird (1735 posts) -
#6 Posted by IroN1c (528 posts) -

Done!

And btw, I wasn't so sure about the "How long do you want the races to be?" question. I'd prefer 30 minutes just because it might be pretty late in the day for my timezone, but I'd actually be okay with up to an hour too if that should be the preferred answer. So I answered 30min, but an hour would be okay as well.

#7 Edited by sharkeh (71 posts) -

Interested!

#8 Posted by nakke (64 posts) -

postin'

#9 Posted by DandyShlongLegs (17 posts) -

CARS

#10 Posted by TheDew (118 posts) -

I am in good sir

#11 Posted by csl316 (8972 posts) -

I'm not in but this seems super cool. And serious.

#12 Posted by fleabeard (195 posts) -

Well since I've been putting off signing up for iRacing for months now, I'll go ahead and buy a subscription. Then fill out all the paperwork. This looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.

#13 Edited by IroN1c (528 posts) -

@fleabeard said:

Well since I've been putting off signing up for iRacing for months now, I'll go ahead and buy a subscription. Then fill out all the paperwork. This looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.

If it's not already too late, this will give you a 3-month subscription + some paid content to keep for FREE: https://cadillaccupracing.com/

#14 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (957 posts) -

Request submitted! This sounds like a great way for me to actually start using my 3 years of iRacing I bought on a whim :|

#15 Posted by fleabeard (195 posts) -

@iron1c: It was too late but thanks anyways!

#16 Posted by SamuraiGarrin (77 posts) -

Sounds good! I'm interested.

#17 Edited by incandenza137 (17 posts) -

Signing up now, thanks!

#18 Posted by Bucknloco (4 posts) -

I am interested, thanks!

#19 Edited by Trace (3574 posts) -

OK, new rule coming up here for getting in, and I'll edit this into the original post. This is as a result of the application area being buggy and causing me to accept applications for the wrong users, letting in people who I'm not sure are actually Giant Bomb users.

  • If you apply to the league and I don't see a filled-out extended application or post in this thread, your application will be ignored. Once this information appears, I'll either accept the previously ignored app or send out an invite.

I know this might be annoying, especially to the lurkers, but I want to make sure the Giant Bomb Racing League is full of people who use and enjoy this website/community and its style, not people who just think the name is cool or applied to every league they could find.

#20 Posted by slowbird (1735 posts) -

@pseg: a good rule. Although with how convoluted iRacing's league page is, I don't think too many people will stumble on it by accident lol.

#21 Edited by Khann (2885 posts) -

Seems I just lost the post I submitted.

Anyway, count me in. Have been simracing for 8ish years or so. Haven't raced much iRacing though. I usually lap within about 2-3% of WR times depending on the track, so not super quick, but quick enough. I don't get mad at slower racers ;) (because I'm not a crazy person)

Would love some crazy racing shenanigans with the GB folk.

#22 Edited by beepmachine (618 posts) -

Would this be something you guys would consider streaming? I don't have any intention of playing this game but it's really fun to watch and I'd love to tune in.

#23 Posted by Jams (2962 posts) -

@pseg: I can't wait for the oculus rift anymore. I just bought 3 months of iracing. gonna play a little bit then fill out that form to join the league. Got my G27 in front of me, can't wait to get started.

#24 Posted by fleabeard (195 posts) -

@dennisthemennis: I can stream from my POV if it doesn't lag too badly for me. I haven't looked into any spectator controls yet but I could definitely stream that if I'm not racing.

#25 Posted by datarez (558 posts) -

I just got the racing rig set back up and signed up on the form and the group. I voted Sun, Mon & Tues since I've usually gotten racing done for the week and it's just practice time for the next week on those days for me.

#26 Edited by maxx77 (239 posts) -

Sign me up! Thanks for putting this together PsEG. I was really hoping to get to play with other bombers when I subscribed to iracing last week. Glad to see someone is making that happen.

#27 Edited by Khann (2885 posts) -

Been using my old Logitech MOMO (sold my G25 a while back). Not cutting it. Gonna have to grab a G27 on pay day.

#28 Edited by riddles (42 posts) -

I'm definitely interested too - thanks for organising.

And just to confirm, the cadillac cup racing 3 months free promotion linked on this thread still works even though the website says it expired in may. :)

#29 Posted by emergency (1193 posts) -

Showing my interest.

#30 Edited by Jackel2072 (2269 posts) -

I am interested vary interested

#31 Posted by Costello (84 posts) -

I'd like to join, please.

#32 Posted by Davvyk (694 posts) -

Hi, Id love to join. Ive applied in iRacing and ill complete the google form later today as my work internet doesn't let me access google apps.

Can't wait to get involved.

#33 Posted by codesmagodes (2 posts) -

super interested

#34 Posted by captainduncan (28 posts) -

Just applied, man. Let us know when you get set up and such.

#35 Posted by Trace (3574 posts) -

Our league numbers are way higher than I expected at this point! Let's begin testing race sessions, shall we?

The Race to Raise Rabies Awareness

The rabies virus may already be inside you. Let's race until it's gone!

Saturday, August 10th from 9-11 PM EDT

  • 40 minutes practice
  • 20 minutes qualifying
  • 22 lap race (60 minute time limit)

Car: Mazda MX-5s, stock setup

Track: Laguna Seca

We'll see how this works out and adjust accordingly. Do note that no actual seasons will begin until PAX Prime is over, so it'll probably be this and one more test session until then.

Also, if anybody wants to host a race (or has a great idea for a race/series), let me know. I can help you admin it up or whatever you need done to get the event rolling!

#36 Posted by Jams (2962 posts) -

Had a terrible race experience on an oval track. I'm pretty sure I didn't hit anyone but definately got hit and over braked a couple of times. I lost .05 on my safety rating and I feel like ass shit now. I think iRacing might be too stressful for me.

#37 Posted by datarez (558 posts) -

@pseg: Sweet! On my calendar now.

I wonder if you put it on the league calendar does it show when I go to Events>Calendar on the iRacing site?

#38 Edited by Trace (3574 posts) -

@datarez: I'm not seeing a way to put the race on the calendar, unfortunately -- I wonder if that functionality is limited to seasons only (if that's the case, I'm just going to throw all future races into a season).

Kind of thought that would be an automatic by iRacing to put any league-specific hosted events on the calendar. Real shame, that.

#39 Posted by Gregounech (2 posts) -

I'm interested !

#40 Edited by Khann (2885 posts) -

@pseg: Hoping my G27 will be here in time for this! Otherwise I'll have to use my MOMO :(

Also, there is a really handy tool here that you can use to automatically convert the time to other peoples' timezones. Like so.

#41 Edited by riddles (42 posts) -

@jams said:

Had a terrible race experience on an oval track. I'm pretty sure I didn't hit anyone but definately got hit and over braked a couple of times. I lost .05 on my safety rating and I feel like ass shit now. I think iRacing might be too stressful for me.

I think only losing 0.05 SR counts as a a good rookie oval race! Especially this week when its the really small oval. I got stressed at first too though, but you soon get used to it :)

#42 Posted by IroN1c (528 posts) -

Aww, damn that's 3AM in my timezone. Have fun guys!

#43 Edited by datarez (558 posts) -

Yeah if we have a number of Europeans it may be best to do them during the day US time. Usually noon or 1 are the hot times US eastern for maximum participation on the weekend.

I'll also recommend http://everytimezone.com/

#44 Posted by Gregounech (2 posts) -

Same here 3am, probably not going to play it :)

#45 Edited by Khann (2885 posts) -

Just to help with time choosing, this time is actually ideal for us Aus/NZ folk. It's right around noon/early afternoon.

Hard to please everyone with these things unfortunately.

#46 Posted by Jams (2962 posts) -

@riddles said:

@jams said:

Had a terrible race experience on an oval track. I'm pretty sure I didn't hit anyone but definately got hit and over braked a couple of times. I lost .05 on my safety rating and I feel like ass shit now. I think iRacing might be too stressful for me.

I think only losing 0.05 SR counts as a a good rookie oval race! Especially this week when its the really small oval. I got stressed at first too though, but you soon get used to it :)

Thanks. That actually makes me feel better. There were some real aggressive drivers on that course that I had enough trouble just staying on the track and letting them pass (so that they wouldn't slam into me). I did over brake coming in and out turns twice that caused me to spin out but nobody ran into me. The worst part was somebody in the chat saying, "Yeah #15 ran into me to" When I clearly never ran into anybody but was only ever ran into from behind.

#47 Edited by Sinkjaer (32 posts) -

Hi

I would like to go racing with you guys.

I have applied to the league and filled out the form.

#48 Posted by monkey523 (177 posts) -

I'm in for some racing! Filling out the forms now.

#49 Posted by AndrewPerkins (18 posts) -

@pseg Thanks for putting this together. I'm really looking forward to racing in the league!

#50 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (957 posts) -

Be there saturday - I'm stoked!