On Line Practice
Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:45 PM
I have learned the most when I came back to GPL when I trained online against Alex and Killer. And I don't know if this works the same for you guys, but as soon as somebody joins me online my motivation goes through the roof and I usually am able to push harder and get better quicker.
So, in short, I hope to see more of you online in the near future!
Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:02 PM
Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:24 PM
Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:30 PM
It would be a cool idea to hook up a few people and arrange to practice together at a date/time, get on the oAo Discord server and voice chat away in the process.
- Based on a quote of Harry Schell
Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:30 PM
Posted 08 September 2019 - 06:28 PM
I will try the server once or twice as race day approaches, just to test for connectivity and stability ... or as in the case of Reims, to make sure that the pit stop patch works properly. If there happen to be other cars on track and we just happen to be there at the end of qualifying, then I'm also happy to get an additional race start practice.
Posted 09 September 2019 - 01:59 AM
Personally also don't practise that much anymore, because I don't need or want it anymore. I'm making a theoretic setup (fine)tuning from a base, or a previous version for that track. Then do some short quali sim runs. Then some more finetuning. After that doing some racefuel runs (only 5-10 laps a few times), practise some starts, and that's it. Also nowadays want to peak in the event, and experienced when I practise (too) much, I peak earlier in the week. Apart from that I have 3 online races 1 week, and none the other week, since calenders collide.
So basically I am doing the most work offline, and only little testing online.
Edited by Robert Fleurke, 09 September 2019 - 08:29 AM.
Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:41 AM
I try to spend as much time on line in the week leading up to the race though but usually find myself running alone. Having said that if I do drop in it's usually the same people I find on the server.
Like ZZ I feel that the experience is different on line compared to off line. I can't quite work out how or why but it definitely feels different to me.
I spent a few evenings last week on with Pelle and Greg which definitely helped me get my gearing right in the event I was able to find a tow during the race.
Also like Michi said quite often I'll find myself with 30 minutes to spare but the server only has 7-8 minutes left and if I wait until it resets I've lost probably 15 minutes. (Can't really do anything about that I guess unless there is a way drivers can force a quick reset to avoid the wait).
I'm almost always on line on the Friday evening before the race but I guess that's because I'm a boring old fart and everyone else is out enjoying their Friday night.
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:15 AM
Robert also raises a good point regarding over training. It is possible to train too much and peak too early. By the time I would be ready to practice on the server, I am already beginning to trail off in my training. I might want only 15-30 minutes per evening by then.
Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:47 PM
Yannick, say when...
btw, I should be able to host when needed
Posted 09 September 2019 - 06:19 PM
Posted 15 September 2019 - 04:11 PM
I prefer online because offline the car is a bit different ( mainly the steering) .
And it's more fun to compete !
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:26 PM
Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:25 AM