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    Penalties for full lobby - I won :(

    A bizarre twist of events last night racing Spa in an open GT3 lobby.

    In the last lap of a seven lap race all players were given 30 - 45 second penalties all at once (except myself and one other racer).
    There were apprx 10 players in the lobby. Because of this I finished last and was credited with winning. Not the way I wanted to win a race.

    The race started with a few punts. I was victim and got back up in the mix around lap 4. At this point only a couple racers had 1 sec penalties. By this point there were only 8 racers in race. I was over driving and ended up back in 7th. A few turns into the final lap I look u and I see 30 sec and 40 second penalties filling the relative. I kept driving then I got an off track slow down (I was too busy looking at the penalties instead of racing). I slowed to a crawl to serve my penalty, but it would not go away. The poor driver in 8 came behind and had a hard time getting around me as I served my penalty (sorry about that). No matter what I did I could not get the slowdown to disappear. By this time I was in last place at Blanchimont. I looked up and the penalties were going up and up for the drivers who finished ahead of me and I had a 1 second penalty. I limped across the line and somehow was awarded first place.

    At the beginning of the race I had a green and yellow connection with all racers except one. With this person I had a red ping. This one person that had the red ping was in fact the driver who passed me on the last lap while I was serving my penalty. They were lagging pretty bad, jumping forward and backwards in track position as they passed me. I can't remember if the person with red ping was the host or not.

    Has this ever happened to one or some of you?
    I find it hard to believe that 7 other drivers were cutting the course on the last lap to warrant this amount penalties. Something seems fishy.

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    Heave never seen anything like that in more than 1000 online races. Most probably a one time thing, maybe the race got completely desynched due to bad pings and all hell broke loose...

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    A slight guess, if the other player was winning, parked on the track and stopped, and all the others went off-track to avoid hitting them, then they would all have got 30s penalties for gaining a position off-track.

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    maybe all got a drive through but this was disabled. Then at the end of the race they were presented the bills
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewy32 View Post
    A slight guess, if the other player was winning, parked on the track and stopped, and all the others went off-track to avoid hitting them, then they would all have got 30s penalties for gaining a position off-track.
    I thought about that too.
    Seems plausible.
    Wish I would have saved the replay- then I could've seen what happened.
    I was also thinking that the person with the red ping had messed up the cpu clock (even if it was on xbox and not pc). But your theory sounds a lot more simple and plausible.
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