Giant Bomb Forza Race Night: Thursdays, 10:30 PM ET

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#1851 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -

@pseg: Sent you the replays of the heats. I thought this internet thing is supposed to get faster over time...

#1852 Posted by Trace (3549 posts) -

Round 1 results are official. I think we'll go seven rounds, but as you may notice, I'm playing a little close to the chest with the schedule. Your next round's Suzuka, by the way.

Heat 2 and 3 were especially exciting. I'm sad my connection was unwilling to cooperate, but you put on a hell of a show. It certainly justifies this idea.

Standings After One Round

DriverPoints
SushiXXX16
Dethfish7715
Keval N9
Wormious7
mfpantst6
Hay Four Zee1

Pretty close at the top!

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#1853 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

I made another Furai video you guys. It's been sitting around half done forever now it seems and I've just been too lazy to finish it. Do you realize we've been driving the Furai fairly regularly for quite a while now? I think some of these clips are from December.

I want to make another video after all these hyper series races are done too, so could someone be sure to save and send me the replays if I can't make it, or if I'm lagging horribly?

@pseg: Are you even sure that these connection problems aren't just the games fault? It seems weird that it would work fine one week and be totally busted the next.

#1854 Edited by beef_daddy (97 posts) -

Hey Racenighters! Been a while but came across this video and it seems like some good laughs can be had. I will try to make next weeks race as well.

#1855 Posted by Falconer (1681 posts) -

@pseg: Maybe you should send out a PM or something for this stuff? Hell, I didn't even know this was a thing. I almost never check this thread ever since boards were removed from the front page. Sure, I should be making more of an effort to come to Race Night anyway, but rather than going to bed early I'll definitely jump on when there's an event going if I know it's a thing.

#1856 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -

@falconer: we actually talked about the front page lacking boards affecting us lol.

those jelly cars look pretty fun actually.

#1857 Edited by Grnd_Lb_Knt (179 posts) -

PANOZ!

#1858 Posted by Trace (3549 posts) -

Oh, right, results from last week! Here you go.

Round 2 Overall:

DriverPoints
SushiXXX14
Peace Egg12
Keval N10
Dethfish779
Wormious3

Overall Standings:

DriverTOTAL
SushiXXX30
Dethfish7724
Keval N19
Peace Egg12
Wormious10
mfpantst6
Hay Four Zee1

Not surprising! Remember, tomorrow is three heats of three laps at Road America. Wash your Panozes, but bring your Furais. We're racing Furais in the Hyper Series, after all. I just want to make sure your Panoz is clean.

A clean Panoz is a happy Panoz.

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#1859 Edited by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

I'll be there tonight sorry for missing last week I think I got home from work after race night started. anyways I'll be there but my panoz is dirty. fun fact swift key wants to correct panoz to pants

#1860 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

@mfpantst: @grnd_lb_knt: @sushix: There may have been very few of us, but we managed to make the most of it and still have a very fun race night. Good races you guys.

#1861 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -

Connection issues continues....

Dethfish and I also had an issue with forgetting to save the replay for the first race for Road America, not sure if @mfpantst or Wormius did either. Dethfish won the race with me coming 2nd, but not sure what the rest was if @dethfish or whoever can chime in lol.

Besides that, race 2 and 3 replays were sent to @pseg. Rest of the night was spent realizing "pro" A.I. make good obstacles.

#1862 Edited by Grnd_Lb_Knt (179 posts) -

Twas a good night.

Cue the cat...

Nope. Wildcard B*******

    • Super Series
      • Was great
      • I picked the right car after some help from Sushi.
      • I consistently placed Third.
      • Less than a second between 1st and 2nd in the last heat
      • We ordered the cars wrong after each heat. We compensated by lagging at the start.
      • Redwine didn't make it in time. But he spectated wonderfully.
    • Sushi likes 5+ laps for his races
    • Sushi also likes to hit the B button - he backed us out of the lobby
    • We raced 1k+ HP around Speedway test - it was as dumb as expected
    • Smarts around TopGear with Stock Pro AI - AI caused some wrecksWeird A Class (Cuda, Wrangler, ...) around Tsukuba with Easy AI - One AI did not finish with 3 minute EOR Timer
    • German S Class around Hockenheim with Pro AI - Due to Deathfish being kicked for some reason, and Sushi being playful and messing up a turn and a drift

I WON MY FIRST RACE NIGHT RACE. So I'm done with race night right?

  • A suggestion was brought up that Laz should, for Race Night, set up a 3G/4G hotspot in his house. We've seen some latency issues. I don't think it would be too much of an issue.

Forza announced for new XBOX. Now, more than ever is the time to come to Race Night.

#1863 Edited by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

I thought that Tsukuba race was pretty great.

#1864 Edited by SushiX (137 posts) -

@dethfish: looks like something out of a Top Gear episode lolz

#1865 Edited by slowbird (1634 posts) -

connection issues make a slow bird sad.

#1866 Edited by Trace (3549 posts) -

If the first race result is the same as race 2 and 3 last week, Sushi and Dethfish are tied in points. Next round is Bernese Alps, full course, standard direction, 3 lap heats. Not much to add beyond that regarding the Hyper Series.

At this point, it's been almost five months since this connection issue started up, and I'm no closer to solving it, despite numerous changes. I'll look into options as I can, but a 3G hotspot (no reasonable 4G option here) would not be good enough. Even if I could connect, I would be unable to tolerate the latency or putting anyone else through that lagginess.

@sushix: You've had the most consistent connection and attendance since this problem started up. If you want to start taking over primary hosting duties at any point, it's yours to take. That includes if you want to make a thread of your own to control (I'd then lock this and sticky the new one) and any other changes. At this point, I'd rather Race Night continue on under someone else than die under me...and given the way things have been going, there's a good chance it will die before the next Forza title if we're trying to rely on my connection.

Besides, Race Night wasn't mine originally, anyways. Pax started it and handed it off to me. There's no need for me to keep a death grip on its control when this is being done for the whole Giant Bomb community.

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#1867 Edited by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -

So I figure it's pretty late to be buying an Xbox 360, just for Forza. While I do miss you guys, and all the fun we had, I'm probably gonna wait to see what next gen brings.
If there's a Forza 5, and a GB club and race night.. I'll buy a next genbox perhaps.

A new console for Forza and GTA(if it doesn't launch on PC) isn't silly, right?

#1868 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -

@pseg: I'll attempt to take over the hosting duties while your connection issue remains, no need to start a new thread probably. I wonder if it's some issue with the game code itself(maybe you should try reinstalling the game?).

@randomhero666: I think I heard Forza is a launch title for the next XBox.

#1869 Edited by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

@sushix said:

@pseg:

I'll attempt to take over the hosting duties while your connection issue remains, no need to start a new thread probably. I wonder if it's some issue with the game code itself(maybe you should try reinstalling the game?).

Or maybe he could try hosting a lobby in different game and see if the same kind of problems still happen.

#1870 Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt (179 posts) -

Short night last night.

We got the ordering wrong again.

  • HyperSeries
    • Heat 1: Dethfish, Sushi, Keval, Wormious, Redwine
    • Heat 2: See Heat 1
    • Heat 3: Sushi, Wormious, RedWine, Dethfish, Keval (There was some accidents)

Raced at Catalyuna in B, Hockenheim in E

Not much interesting. Redwine commented on the lack of noise and @slowbird

Then we called it a night by 11:30 ET

#1871 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

@grnd_lb_knt: Heat 3 was pretty good for the first half or so. Almost all of us were in a tight group, but then we got too tight.

#1872 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -

I did send the Alps replays to @pseg, though I feel bad his participation has been reduced to scorekeeper...

A few prototype jelly cars have been built(they're quite fun), so you can expect some of that next Thursday.

And I also find @slowbird's attendance...

#1873 Edited by Grnd_Lb_Knt (179 posts) -

@pseg Where's the Hyper Series Race this week for Round 5? Hockenheim?

#1874 Posted by Trace (3549 posts) -

@grnd_lb_knt: Ah, crap, I didn't grab a track from my list, sorry about that.

...you know, this is a good time for it. Hockenheim's indeed next. Full circuit, three lap heats should suffice.

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#1875 Edited by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

I was bored and made this Hyper Series logo. I went into it hoping to make something wipeout inspired. Turns out I'm not buzz_clik so I just couldn't get it looking good and in the end it turned out looking more like a metal band logo, which is something I'm a little better at making.

#1876 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -

@dethfish: send it over to me and I'll put it to use

#1877 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -
#1878 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

Warning: Contains High Levels of Wubness

#1879 Posted by slowbird (1634 posts) -

Hey guys, guess what!

I sleep a lot. And also I hate lag.

Maybe I'll try to return this week though. You guys should pester me to make it happen.

#1880 Edited by Falconer (1681 posts) -
#1881 Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt (179 posts) -

@pseg What track tonight? How many more races?

#1882 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

@grnd_lb_knt: I thought it was Nurburgring GP, or at least I hope so since that's what I practiced on.

#1883 Posted by Trace (3549 posts) -

Oh, that's right, I did say Nurburgring GP. We'll do that.

Two more races, then. Haven't had a good chance to score our past races yet during the week. Will try to get to it this weekend.

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#1886 Posted by slowbird (1634 posts) -

Okay Giant Bomb forum: fuck you for screwing up my posts and causing a double post, and then deleting both posts instead of just one. Let's try again.

Slowbird's Impromptu Off-Brand Race Notes:

U jelly?

Jeeps make great sprint cars.

Tsukuba is the Daytona of Japan.

You're an inversion joke!

#1887 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

Here's another really dumb jelly car video. I spent my day off making it. Probably should have used that time for something more important.

#1888 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

That soccer game was exhausting. We gave it all we had, but in the end it wasn't enough.

#1889 Posted by beef_daddy (97 posts) -

@dethfish Great videos, wish I could have been there for those Jelly Races, however I broke the stand to my MS wheel, and then decided to by a Logitech G27. Someday I hope I can make it back to race night, but I just cannot use a controller anymore and the MS wheel is discontinued.

So to anyone getting Grid 2 for the PC hit me up on steam! ID= Beef Daddy.

#1890 Edited by IroN1c (432 posts) -

For you guys using a wheel: Which one´s the best to buy right now?

#1891 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -
#1892 Edited by slowbird (1634 posts) -

@iron1c: this might be a bad time to buy a wheel, because there's a strong chance whatever you buy won't work for the Xbox One. If you're dead-set on buying one for the 360, check out the Fanatec Forza CSR wheel because it's awesome and the other wheels for the 360 are old and hard to find.

#1893 Posted by Dethfish (3627 posts) -

Did anyone see this finish? I can't say I normally watch the Indy Lights series, but I'm glad I did today.

#1894 Posted by Falconer (1681 posts) -

Alternatively, watch something fuckin' hu-larious.

#1895 Posted by SushiX (137 posts) -
#1896 Posted by Coldfront (256 posts) -

So I think I may pop in for some race night this fine evening. Is there any special stupidity that I should be sure to purchase in advance. It has been far too long.

#1897 Edited by SushiX (137 posts) -

@coldfront: Get all the free DLC cars and if you have the Benchmark Test Track that's a bonus.

#1898 Edited by Coldfront (256 posts) -

My NAT is so bad and I hate it. Sorry it couldn't work guys.

#1899 Edited by SushiX (137 posts) -

@coldfront: Don't worry, the Forza 4 connections hasn't been great for the past little while - we occasionally have trouble with only a few people.

#1900 Posted by slowbird (1634 posts) -

This looks familar...Van vs. Wagon:

Oh and hey, supercharge your car with leaf blowers:

Oh yeah, and here's a really cool physics model for some future video game:

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