GT5 B-Spec .... someone care to explain it to me in simple terms?

#1 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

First off, perhaps it would be beneficial if you assume I know nothing about B-Spec. Frankly it is true, sort of.

I admit my shame here. I have played all 5 GT games and not once have I ever played B-Spec. Right now, I have no idea when they started it. I looked at it certainly on 4 and now 5, but today I actually attempted to understand it. I am now aware you creat a driver, which I did and then watch him race. This seems very odd to me, especially on a long race - I entered a 25 minute Seasonal race and walked away to come back to 12th place. I have done most of the Beginners and my driver is level 16 and apparently I can do this all over again with 4 drivers.

What exactly is the point of this? I am serious. Yes, I am aware that what you do does affect the outcome of the race (unless your car is so powerful it will win no matter what), but sitting watching a race seems ........ boring. Am I missing the big picture gere? Sure, I could try to research it, but I am sure you can explain it qickly and efficiently. Thanks.

#2 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (983 posts) -

Its for people that wanted to be a manager of there own race team, but i find it very boring. Other then money i see no real point in using it. Obviously you can let them win races and earn cash while you do something else, or if you have friends that do B-spec they can race your drivers and earn you money even when you are not playing.

#3 Posted by onarum (2016 posts) -

Yeah its pretty much worthless, if GT5's AI was any good then maybe it would be a bit enjoyable to watch, but as it stands you're just watching a bunch of AI driving around in a line, the formula is this:
 
Give your driver a faster car = you win.
 
You can give some commands like increase pace, maintain pace and take over, but seriously, just give your driver a faster car than anyone else, start the race and watch him win.

#4 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Lego_My_Eggo said:

Its for people that wanted to be a manager of there own race team, but i find it very boring. Other then money i see no real point in using it. Obviously you can let them win races and earn cash while you do something else, or if you have friends that do B-spec they can race your drivers and earn you money even when you are not playing.

@onarum said:

Yeah its pretty much worthless, if GT5's AI was any good then maybe it would be a bit enjoyable to watch, but as it stands you're just watching a bunch of AI driving around in a line, the formula is this: Give your driver a faster car = you win. You can give some commands like increase pace, maintain pace and take over, but seriously, just give your driver a faster car than anyone else, start the race and watch him win.

That pretty much sums it up for me then. I had no idea about your friends racing them, but what are the odds of having a friend who actually wants to do it? The Seasonal races available at the moment really do level your driver up fast, even if you come 12th, plus, they are $2mio events, so you still get good dollars for it. I can't see myself maintaining any level of motivation to keep doing it though. Thanks for that.

#5 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

Remote racing is a good way to get money if you have someone to share your drivers with. other than that its pretty pointless.

#6 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Devil240Z said:

Remote racing is a good way to get money if you have someone to share your drivers with. other than that its pretty pointless.

With 200% bonus (being online), it certainly brings in the credits. I have over 950 cars now thanks to that. I just set it up and come back every 20 minutes. Once I have every car (I can get), it will game over I suppose.

#7 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

@Contrarian: Are you using an alt account so you can run all your drivers at once?

#8 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Devil240Z said:

@Contrarian: Are you using an alt account so you can run all your drivers at once?

No. Thought never occurred to me. I just use the last championship of the Extreme series and that requires 3 drivers. Repeated racing brings them up quickly. My overall level is 40 and my 5 drivers are at levels 40, 36,35,32 & 31. I just play another system or watch television while it happens.

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