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iRacing

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Gimpymoo, 15 Jan 2012.

  1. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2005

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    Location: Nottingham

    Current Promotion:

    Half Off New Memberships

    http://www.iracing.com/half-off//




    1 Month - $6
    3 Months - $15
    1 Year - $49.50
    2 Years - $89.50

    I have been dubious, but at that price, rude not to :)

    Oddly, I was looking at this early this morning and nearly subbed at the normal $12 for one month fee - lol

    Anyone up for a "noob" OcUK iRacing Series :)
     
    Last edited: 24 Oct 2012
  2. Wynthorpe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,487

    No need to be dubious of iRacing, its simply the best there is, nothing esle comes close to what they provide for the subs (and the rest of the content).
     
  3. NZXT30

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    subscription + micro-transactions do not go well together. i will never pay for both
     
  4. d_brennen

    Capodecina

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    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Is it a major disadvantage not to play with a wheel and pedals? Might take a look for 12 dolla but only have access to a analog pad

    Holy cow, 30k members @ $12/m = £360,000. A month!
     
  5. Gimpymoo

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    I dont have my wheel setup at the moment so will be using a 360 pad.

    http://www.iracing.com/membership/system-requirements/

    They mention a 360 pad there.
     
  6. marc1024

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    Location: Scotland, My home.

    Hmm, i dont really wanna pay to play. Sorry sticking to rfactor 2s lifetime subscription :)
     
  7. Wynthorpe

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    Then you're losing out! Once you try iRacing you will think rF2 sucks pretty much in every aspect.
     
  8. Wynthorpe

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    Works brilliantly, they supply the best looking and feeling content there is, and that cost a lot of money, the scanners they use to scan tracks are £120,000 each!
     
  9. steve45

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,094

    Location: Catterick/Dundee

    i agree, if they are going to charge that much for subscription, there is no hope in hell i would pay more on top of that to unlock cars and tracks.
    if it was just the subscription alone, or you got the basic sim on its own with a few cars and tracks for a flat one of price, then had to pay to unlock better cars etc then i would possibly consider, but Subs + Micro transaction, sorry but they can shove the 3 for 1 month deal! I love sim racing, but not that much.

    they are asking far too much!
    cant even try it out before you put your money down:mad:.
     
  10. GraveYard

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    Location: up north

    it does look good but, i told my self i will never pay a sub to play a game ill stick to rfactor...

    not really into any of the cars they have on there either id spend all my time in that williams f1 car...
     
  11. SKILL

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,936

    Location: Melksham

    Not sure if that 30k figure is active members or not but it doesn't quite work out like that, most of the active members will have a yearly sub for $99, and then you can earn back upto $40 ingame credits, 'kinda' making it $59 for a year (assuming you'd be buying the content/hosted sessions for the $40 anyway...)

    That's basically what these offers are, and they're pretty much constant, $12 is a nothing and gives you the basic package for plenty of time to see if it's for you or not.


    Ultimately it is what it is, even with the release of CARS and rFactor2 it is, imo, still the best sim out there, needs some work in some areas, and missing some features, but it's constantly developed (one thing the sub goes on is the quarterly dev cycle) and the tracks in particular are stunning due to the laser scanning.

    The main bit though is the online system/competitions, and SR/iRating that makes it a much better place to race online than 'normal' (eg non-league) races in other sims.

    I've been a member constantly since 2008 at the last invitation stage, and been at 100% content (eg lots of monies) for a couple of years or so, and it's been worth every penny.
     
  12. Marshstyles

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Dec 2008

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    iracing annoys me. I have never driven a real life car where i cant see the bonnet/front of the bonnet.

    I just dont know where the wheels are half the time. This makes me very inconsistent and normally result in me bouncing over kurbs :/

    The tracks however are perfect.
     
  13. GraveYard

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    i cant see the bonnet in most if not all the cars i have drove..

    not a hope can you see the bonnet in my civic type r ep3...
     
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2012
  14. Marshstyles

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    Short arse :)
     
  15. GraveYard

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    pmsl i know you do have a point never really thought about height, im 5.10 so not that short...
     
  16. Gimpymoo

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    Just had a blast with the G25 and I have to say, it felt very organic if that makes sense?

    Very natural.
     
  17. GraveYard

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    so i would have to pay the monthly sub, then i would have to pay for each car and track i wanted???
     
  18. Gimpymoo

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    Yes. You do get a bunch of stuff from the off though.

    To be fair, the assets I have seen seem very well done.

    The idea I guess is to master what you have or buy a track if you really like it.

    For example, I will be buying Brands Hatch as I LOVE the track. You do get both the regualr and GP versions.

    Either way, if your a Sim racing fan, $12 for 3 months is a no brainer.
     
  19. GraveYard

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    yeah thats not bad to try it, but i dont like any of the cars it offers to start with and the only track i like is laguna seca.

    so id have to buy stuff right away...

    im still tempted tho.

    is it web based or is there some downloading involved?
     
  20. Gimpymoo

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    Client is downloaded via the website once you login.

    The Main UI is web based and you launch the game from within the browser. All seems very well polished though and not "cheap" looking and is very quick.

    The game/community is very stats driven from what I can tell so a web based UI makes sense.

    I only tried it after seeing the developer is the guy who was the lead developer on Grand Prix Legends - lol, well, not just that, the game does have a good rep with those who play.
     
    Last edited: 16 Jan 2012