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Gravit8
21-10-2015, 22:37
I recently just started a career campaign. Went with formula rookie to start.
After the initial UK championship, it's all invitationals right now.
While I am enjoying the two historic tc2 cars
Escort and 190 evo
I kind of feel like my career was hijacked by these and I want to get back to my formula rookie stuff.

But there's no events for that for months. And I can't enter them without completing the invitationals that are highlighted on my calendar? It seems?
Are you committed to finish it once you register?

Just seems kind of odd that you only have three or four rookie races.
Then 4 or more invitationals.
I assume I don't have to do these and there's some way you can skip them, (anyone confirm?), but since I unlocked it. I just want to do it while it's there and available to me. More than likely.

Becomes like a season unto itself, instead of an invitational.

Must say I have enjoyed all of them so far. And the AI is spectacular to race against. From 65-100
Are the AI less aggressive in invitationals? Cause that makes sense.
Kudos AI guy.
It is annoying having to rebuild each tracks tune frim scratch though. Or having to load old tracks to screen shot my own custom setup.
I know the save to all track function is there, but I don't trust it for good reasons I've seen posted around here.
My one attempt at car setup for all didn't work. So I'll leave it alone.

SUBGTRACER
21-10-2015, 22:44
You can skip them bud , just navigate your calendar to the next race you are interested in doing .

Schnizz58
21-10-2015, 23:06
Yeah that's what I do. I'll come back to them eventually but for now I want to concentrate on the career events. I might run one or two invitationals between one season and the next but I just skip over most of them for now.



Are the AI less aggressive in invitationals?
If anything, they're even worse.

Gravit8
21-10-2015, 23:26
You can skip them bud , just navigate your calendar to the next race you are interested in doing .


Ok thanks. See that now. Just some confusion because It skipped all of March and April and most of May. Got an invite for late May. After late February was my UK rookie final.
Also skipped the formula rookie euro trophy. Which I wonder why?
I see the world championship at the end of June now.
Do invitationals stay at one series per season. Or can you see multiple tiers of invites within same season?

Gravit8
21-10-2015, 23:31
Yeah that's what I do. I'll come back to them eventually but for now I want to concentrate on the career events. I might run one or two invitationals between one season and the next but I just skip over most of them for now.


If anything, they're even worse.

Love the Sig. Hate the SEC. Same could be said for almost every team in that conference.
And the QB play is atrocious. Over rated vs pac12
Without cash and southern belle girls to entice athletes. That conference would have nothing.
Yes I realize you likely have a sec team.
No they aren't as good as everyone pretends they are.


Go pac12
All in good fun

Schnizz58
21-10-2015, 23:31
Ok thanks. See that now. Just some confusion because It skipped all of March and April and most of May. Got an invite for late May. After late February was my UK rookie final.
Also skipped the formula rookie euro trophy. Which I wonder why?
I see the championship at the end now.
Do invitationals stay at one series per season. Or can you see multiple tiers of invites within same season?
The invites are triggered by certain milestones like 10 podium finishes or 125 career laps or winning career series. So you can easily get multiple invites in a season. Once you get the invitation, it will last forever so if you don't race in the invitational one season, you can catch it in a future season.

Let's see....Utah is leading the Pac at the moment so over-rated probably isn't the word you're looking for with regards to the SEC.

Gravit8
21-10-2015, 23:45
Meh. Utah is legit. Them all playing each other is legit.
The SEC is a scam. They set their schedules up to avoid each other from year to year.
Meanwhile, all the big boys on the west coast are playing a legit season against all comers.
USC, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, and now Utah and the cult of Mormon money that is Utah.
I'm not surprised a 500 million dollar religious institute can support BYU and UTAH both.
Both Arizona schools are pretty damn good too.

Sec is good I'm sure. They are just chickens in the way they go about chasing a title. Compared to the way west coast all play each other.

When's the last time you saw the SEC mix in Notre dame? Or BYU? Or cal. Or anyone other than "Central Valley ymca" crap schools in their non conference schedule. Never!
And they don't play each other for SEC rights until end. Bogus

Gravit8
21-10-2015, 23:57
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Last years stats. So..........umm ya. Over rated I think
Who knows about this year.
I just watch the schedules for upsets when they play nobody's all the time.
They schedule like wusses that's for sure.

Schnizz58
22-10-2015, 01:21
I'm getting trolled and this is getting off topic but I can't resist. :)

Meh. Utah is legit. Them all playing each other is legit.
Utah is legit but they play nobody the rest of the season. They'll have to play Stanford in the championship so that will sort it out.


The SEC is a scam. They set their schedules up to avoid each other from year to year.
Please educate yourself. The SEC does it just like every other conference. The only difference is that we have this ridiculous idea of permanent cross-divisional opponents. This is so Alabama can play Tennessee every year. Of course the other schools get screwed by this policy. For example, LSU's permanent rival is Florida. You think we liked playing Spurrier and Meyer for all those years? And they're looking pretty legit again this year.



Meanwhile, all the big boys on the west coast are playing a legit season against all comers.
That's just it. There aren't any big boys on the west coast. Utah, Stanford, maybe ASU. That's it.


Sec is good I'm sure. They are just chickens in the way they go about chasing a title. Compared to the way west coast all play each other. When's the last time you saw the SEC mix in Notre dame? Or BYU? Or cal. Or anyone other than "Central Valley ymca" crap schools in their non conference schedule. Never!
And they don't play each other for SEC rights until end.
That's inaccurate on many levels. First of all, SEC schedule just as many good teams as anybody else. We opened against Oregon a few years ago; we've played West Va.; we opened with Wisky last year and will do so again next year. UF plays FSU every single year. Not only that we get beat up plenty just playing each other. Lastly the Pac don't all play each other either. They can't because there are too many teams, just like in the ACC, the SEC and the B1G.

Now if you want to talk over-rated we can go on and on about the Big 12. But I'm not gonna. This is too off-topic and I've had my say. So no more on this from me.

Kingdeuce86
22-10-2015, 01:52
To try and steer this thread at least partly back on topic (and for an excuse for a fairly awful pun), I should also point out that for the invitational events that are more than one race in length, once you start the first race, you are committed to finishing the series, you can't back out halfway through.

dbo35
22-10-2015, 04:15
Love the Sig. Hate the SEC. Same could be said for almost every team in that conference.
And the QB play is atrocious. Over rated vs pac12
Without cash and southern belle girls to entice athletes. That conference would have nothing.
Yes I realize you likely have a sec team.
No they aren't as good as everyone pretends they are.


Go pac12
All in good fun

now THAT is funny.

thanks for giving me a chuckle after racing in the snow with the aston martin GTE.

side note - your post was a joke, right?

Gravit8
23-10-2015, 21:52
now THAT is funny.

thanks for giving me a chuckle after racing in the snow with the aston martin GTE.

side note - your post was a joke, right?

No, I really do detest the way the SEC Gos about its business. And the good old boy network behind it.
The east coast bias is real.
I will enjoy the few big games they play.
Miami vs Florida.
Bama vs lsu

Bama or lsu or florida is not going to have to beat Miami ANDTennessee this year though are they? Plus each other?
The SEC only plays two or three big games a year. It's dumb

Gravit8
23-10-2015, 22:04
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This crappy ass schedule. Florida plays two games all year.
Miami and you can barely call Georgia tech a real test.
So maybe one game.
This is nonsense scheduling.

Gravit8
23-10-2015, 22:06
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Lsu's is a lot more legit
But schedules like Florida states are what I'm talking about on the east coast.

Schnizz58
23-10-2015, 22:11
It's not UF's fault that the East sucks this year. USC, UGA, LSU & FSU should all be legit games. But USC is having a bad year and Spurrier bailed on them, Georgia started out looking good but then Chubb got hurt. Normally they play a pretty demanding schedule.

Schnizz58
23-10-2015, 22:13
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This crappy ass schedule. Florida plays two games all year.
Miami and you can barely call Georgia tech a real test.
So maybe one game.
This is nonsense scheduling.
You do realize that FSU isn't in the SEC right?

Gravit8
24-10-2015, 06:31
You do realize that FSU isn't in the SEC right?


Ahem. Cough. No, not really. Haha.
Are they ACC?
Florida is SEC though then right? Other heavy hitter are bama, lsu and Miami?
Plus auburn, but they are down this year?

Dresden
24-10-2015, 06:54
Career invitationals are not the only things hijacking this thread....

I always play the proper career racers at 100% race distance while leave the invitationals at quick 2 or 3 lap races. That way it still feels very different from the main career.

mkstatto
24-10-2015, 12:15
To try and steer this thread at least partly back on topic (and for an excuse for a fairly awful pun), I should also point out that for the invitational events that are more than one race in length, once you start the first race, you are committed to finishing the series, you can't back out halfway through.

I tried successfully to skip to my career event after completing 1 round of 4 in invitational. It doesn't work with the button skip but if you navigate to the event you want to do next in career and select the item 'Simulate to event' it has worked for me.

Schnizz58
24-10-2015, 15:07
Ahem. Cough. No, not really. Haha.
Are they ACC?
Florida is SEC though then right? Other heavy hitter are bama, lsu and Miami?
Plus auburn, but they are down this year?
LOL...yes, FSU and Miami are in the ACC. FSU used to be independent but then started making noises that they wanted to join a conference. SEC courted them but Bowden decided the competition in the SEC was too stiff. He'd never win a championship that way (pre-BCS). So they hopped into the ACC instead, a traditional basketball conference. They utterly dominated for a few years and won their natty but then the rest of the league started to improve and they lost their advantage. The joke going around that year was Why does the chicken cross the road? To join the ACC.


It appears to be coming down to LSU & Bama this year in the west with probably Florida in the east. A&M has a good offense but no defense. Ole Miss started out good, beat Bama but hasn't looked good since. Auburn is down, yes.

Bealdor
26-10-2015, 06:13
I tried successfully to skip to my career event after completing 1 round of 4 in invitational. It doesn't work with the button skip but if you navigate to the event you want to do next in career and select the item 'Simulate to event' it has worked for me.

That's a known bug. You shouldn't be able to skip the second invitational event if you already participated in the first one.

mkstatto
26-10-2015, 09:31
That's a known bug. You shouldn't be able to skip the second invitational event if you already participated in the first one.

I don't skip to the second invitational event, I skip forward to my next career event, thus abandoning the invitational rounds all together. For me this is quite helpful if I find I'm not too enamored with the car in the invitational.

Schnizz58
26-10-2015, 14:21
Career invitationals are not the only things hijacking this thread....
I felt bad at first but I realized that if he wants to threadjack his own thread, who am I to stop him.


I always play the proper career racers at 100% race distance while leave the invitationals at quick 2 or 3 lap races. That way it still feels very different from the main career.
I do the invitationals at 100% too because they're already much shorter for the most part.

To bring this thread back around to invitationals, I really had a lot of fun over the weekend with the Caterham Academy invitational. I've been working through the Formula B season. Usually I skip invitationals that come in the middle of a career series but after Azure, where I didn't do so well, I needed a change of pace. So I decided to jump into the Caterham Academy, a series of 4 races: Snetterton, Donington, Oulton & Silverstone in the Caterham Seven Classic. I've never particularly liked this car when I've driven it in the past. It wants to oversteer on corner entry and there aren't enough tunable components to tune that behavior entirely out of the car. I jumped into the practice session of the first event and my early lap times were way off the pace relative to the AI (I think I'm on 75% difficulty atm) - like 4-5 seconds off the pace. This was very frustrating because I felt like I was driving on the limit and was expecting to at least be in the mix. In a rare display of open-mindedness, I decided to let the car tell me the best way to drive it instead of trying to force it to do something it can't.

What I found was that if I let the car do what it wants to do, it's much faster that way. The car wants to oversteer but it's a very gradual and predictable behavior so you can use that to your advantage. I softened the springs in the back all the way so that it will squat when I step on the gas and also softened them some in the front. This makes the car very sluggish so everything you do, you have to do a little sooner. But on the plus side, the car will go whichever way it's pointed when you accelerate. So going into a corner, I turn in, feel the back starting to step out and when the car is pointed in the right direction for exit, I step on it and power out of the corner. Well, power as much as the Seven is capable of. :) My lap times dropped dramatically and I was able to take pole in 3 out of the 4 races. I made some mistakes during the races and only won one of them but was able to finish first in the series. It really was tremendous fun and a stark contrast to Formula B. I wanted a change of pace and I got it.