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MrFlibble81
15-06-2015, 00:23
This is probably posted in the wrong place and I tried searching but couldn't find anything, so mods, feel free to move this.

Anyway, I'm a relatively new dad (my son will be 6 months old on the 31st) so I don't have a lot of time to play games online. I really only get weekends and evening after he's asleep so I was kinda looking for some people (maybe new dads or expectant dads) to race against. Also it would be nice to get together with other dads to talk about the trials and tribulations of being a dad and immense amount of joy and lack of sleep that goes with it.

So yeah, us there already something similar going ygst I could join or would it be easy enough to make some kind of website or something for this. Sorry, I don't know how to really do that kind of thing.

Umer Ahmad
15-06-2015, 00:31
You've come the RIGHT place my friend!

No time to play: check
Sleep deprived: check
Wife doesn't "trust" you anymore: check

What time zone are you in?

With the reduced "practice time" you're gonna have to invest wisely, focus on just 1 car in most the categories (GT3, GT4, LMP2, GroupA...) and really spend more time learning the popular tracks (Spa, Monza, Silervstone, Watkins, Brno, Road America, Bathurst). This will allow you to just jump into an online session and get a good race, then logoff and handle baby/family stuff.

MrFlibble81
15-06-2015, 00:59
You've come the RIGHT place my friend!

No time to play: check
Sleep deprived: check
Wife doesn't "trust" you anymore: check

What time zone are you in?

With the reduced "practice time" you're gonna have to invest wisely, focus on just 1 car in most the categories (GT3, GT4, LMP2, GroupA...) and really spend more time learning the popular tracks (Spa, Monza, Silervstone, Watkins, Brno, Road America, Bathurst). This will allow you to just jump into an online session and get a good race, then logoff and handle baby/family stuff.

I'm on central time. Yeah I've been using just one car for a while now just really trying to learn it so I can get a good setup and consistent lap times and mostly racing around implants and monza and I think I'm getting somewhere! Lol

I've been using the Aston Martin v12 vantage all day (I love Aston Martin's! I gotta support the Brits, its where I'm originally from!)

What I was really looking for though was some kind of racing community I could join made up of parents where we could all just race and talk about being parents. Anything like that exist?

ChrisK
15-06-2015, 01:23
joy and immense amount of lack of sleep that goes with it.

Fixed.:cool:

MrFlibble81
15-06-2015, 01:33
Fixed.:cool:


Thanks! You see what happens after months of not much sleep!! Lol.

jason
15-06-2015, 01:58
The problem is everything starts a little later after putting my boy in bed , drinking starts a little later , gaming a little later , sex we wont go there pCars you have a lot to answer for.

MrFlibble81
15-06-2015, 02:20
The problem is everything starts a little later after putting my boy in bed , drinking starts a little later , gaming a little later , sex we wont go there pCars you have a lot to answer for.

Right!! Dam you project cars!! The reasons you mentioned are the reasons I want to join/start a racing group where parents who understand that everything starts later when you have kids and you might not get long to play. If I was to start a website where pparents could meet up and arrange races together in a place where everyone knows that sometimes when you have kids, things come up and you have to leave --. Baby starts crying for no reason, exploded diaper (not nice by the way) so yeah, I think I might start a website and see what happens!

arthurino
15-06-2015, 06:17
Congrats on the journey of fatherhood. I have a 3 and 6 year old myself and I sometimes get a race in while they are still up...hearing them chant "Go Daddy! Go!" is without equal. Point being it gets easier once they become little people with personalities and the sleeplessness pays off and becomes a distant memory in no time.

FA RACING 01
15-06-2015, 06:32
Congrats on the journey of fatherhood. I have a 3 and 6 year old myself and I sometimes get a race in while they are still up...hearing them chant "Go Daddy! Go!" is without equal. Point being it gets easier once they become little people with personalities and the sleeplessness pays off and becomes a distant memory in no time.

It does get easier mate, but to be honest I miss the toddler stage. Next stage is where they play with you and challenge you which is priceless as dad/child time. ;) Then follows the stage where they want "console time" on their own. And then the bad stage - where they start beating you. It kills me :apologetic:

Invincible
15-06-2015, 07:13
<< Dad too. Timezone CEST+2.

Yesterday my daughter (8 years) took her first laps in the Frookie... wreckfest. But funny to watch. It took her quite some time to manage the braking (always kept the gas pedal on full throttle) but after ~45 min, it got better.
A little later the unbelievable happened... I changed the car to Formula A to spook her off (bed time). Five minutes later she drove a clean lap around Monza without TC or SC (ABS was on)!! It took her 2 min 27 sec, but still - I was speechless.

She wants to become a race driver now (she watched some 24h of Le Mans with me).

justonce68
15-06-2015, 07:17
My 3 daughters are all teens and older, they just comment how sad I look, pretending to drive in my cockpit...........They've changed!

FA RACING 01
15-06-2015, 07:39
<< Dad too. Timezone CEST+2.

Yesterday my daughter (8 years) took her first laps in the Frookie... wreckfest. But funny to watch. It took her quite some time to manage the braking (always kept the gas pedal on full throttle) but after ~45 min, it got better.
A little later the unbelievable happened... I changed the car to Formula A to spook her off (bed time). Five minutes later she drove a clean lap around Monza without TC or SC (ABS was on)!! It took her 2 min 27 sec, but still - I was speechless.

She wants to become a race driver now (she watched some 24h of Le Mans with me).

That's priceless.

MrFlibble81
15-06-2015, 15:00
My 3 daughters are all teens and older, they just comment how sad I look, pretending to drive in my cockpit...........They've changed!

Pffffttt, What do they know!! lol

LADY GEMMA JANE
15-06-2015, 15:09
My dad best keep his hands off my xbox (

ToOSk3tChY
15-06-2015, 15:22
Great thread,

Evenings and weekend are exactly when I can get on to the box. Mostly Evening to Night at the weekends is most common. Add me GT: ToOSk3tChY.

I also run digital time attack and you'll find most of these events run around 10pm on a saturday night.

EDIT: I live in the UK and have 3 girls an 8 year old, 2 and 1. They're poorly right now. My girlfriend hates my website as well.

jgaganas
15-06-2015, 15:26
Married, two little girls. The only family member which is actually interessed in racing, is the cat (jumps on the wheel from time to time).

The kids just want to watch/play "Splatoon" (they call it "let's throw colors") :P

MrFlibble81
15-06-2015, 15:47
I'm just going to add that if anybody out there wants to add me, my PSN is - MrFlibble81

Like I said before I mostly get on in the evenings and weekends (more often that not though it's the weekend) and I'm in Texas so I'm 6 hours behind all you UK folk but add me anyway!

RomKnight
15-06-2015, 17:01
My 3 daughters are all teens and older, they just comment how sad I look, pretending to drive in my cockpit...........They've changed!

I have 2 of them. the 3rd... lets just say "one mother to rul'em all" (tm) :D

One just doesn't care, the other is too young but already asks if i'm going to race and if so gives me the goodnight kiss so not to bother me midrace (genius) :D and the mother is always complaining...

Family life FTW :D Mostly because i'm behaving not buying another "thing" to the rig :P

DragonSyr
15-06-2015, 17:04
3 month dad here !!

saturdays and sundays is ok for me also :) timezone +2 (+3 summer)

agentbeef
15-06-2015, 18:25
It does get easier mate, but to be honest I miss the toddler stage. Next stage is where they play with you and challenge you which is priceless as dad/child time. ;) Then follows the stage where they want "console time" on their own. And then the bad stage - where they start beating you. It kills me :apologetic:

I hear that recently my 11 yr old beat my lap time on mariokart time trials and I could not keep up with her ghost glad she is not into pcars yet, will get the lap on Mario back while she is at school upside of being an adult with no job if there is one.

Umer Ahmad
15-06-2015, 18:34
It does get easier mate, but to be honest I miss the toddler stage. Next stage is where they play with you and challenge you which is priceless as dad/child time. ;) Then follows the stage where they want "console time" on their own. And then the bad stage - where they start beating you. It kills me :apologetic:

Toddlers suck, had 2 already and now I got 1 remaining. Every kid should be born potty-trained and have all their teeth and at least a 100-word vocabulary.