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#1 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 5:02:31 AM(UTC)


Here are this week's League Hoppers. Feel free to share your best tips, car suggestions and experiences.

Ghost League
  • Class: R/900
  • Car Choice: Any except 1970s Grand Prix (Ineligible Cars)
  • Tuning: Allowed
  • Collisions: Off


Classic Compact League
  • Class: B/600
  • Car Choice: Classic Compact (Eligible Cars)
  • Tuning: Allowed
  • Collisions: On


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Edited by user Monday, November 16, 2015 3:06:39 AM(UTC)  | Reason: .

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#2 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 5:04:28 AM(UTC)


These are the restrictions for the R/900 Ghost League. It is not currently known whether or not 1970s Grand Prix cars can be used in this event but if we are to take the Event Restrictions at face value, then they will be eligible for use.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 5:06:05 AM(UTC)
Classic Compact League's eligible cars:

Quote:

1980 Abarth Fiat 131
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster
1970 Datsun 510
1975 FIAT X1/9
1977 Ford Escort RS1800
1973 Ford Capri RS3100
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
1977 Holden Torana A9X
1968 Lancia Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.6 HF
1971 Lotus Elan Sprint
1973 Mazda RX-3
1972 Mazda Cosmo 110S Series II
1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
1974 Toyota Celica GT
1969 Toyota 2000GT
1967 Volvo 123GT
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#4 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:44:40 AM(UTC)
It seems 70s f1 is not included which is a good move. So far a good variety of cars and intense racing. 6 laps of spa was full on. Top three separated by under a second.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:47:28 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ELITE UCCIO Go to Quoted Post
It seems 70s f1 is not included which is a good move.


If that's the case it should say it in the event restrictions as right now the game implies that they're legal.

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Just checked the R League and you cannot select the F1 cars. Looking at the lobby settings there is nothing there that would prohibit them, so it's basically a hidden switch in the backend that has blocked those cars from online play.

I am okay with those cars being blocked on principle, but would prefer if people knew about the restriction in-game before they make the decision to buy one of those cars (which is more important now that the Token system is in place). Right now somebody could be fooled into buying a car because they think it is eligible, and then forced out of that car when they try to race online.

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One of the Turn 10 team was in the Compacts Hopper this evening and he shed some light on why ineligible cars are not shown.

It turns out that when creating the lobby settings for a Hopper, Turn 10 have an additional menu where they can "blacklist" or "whitelist" additional cars. With some events if every black/whitelisted car was shown in the Event Restrictions, the list could be very long, which is why the list is not shown. I suggested that a list of eligible/ineligible cars could be posted online by Turn 10 when a League starts and the Turn 10 member seemed receptive to that idea.

As the 70s Grand Prix cars dominate the Leaderboards, they were marked as ineligible for the League. I'll update the opening post tomorrow when I'm on a desktop PC.

Edited by user Sunday, November 15, 2015 3:22:01 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Additional comments.

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#6 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 10:45:00 AM(UTC)
Currently doing my first R/900 run before the Compact League opens, and am doing reasonably well with the #31 Lancia Turbo. The #007 Aston Martin DBR9 seems to be a popular pick for most circuits with the Ultima GTR being the top straight-line speed car.
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#7 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:12:12 PM(UTC)
Zonda c is very capable in r class, the henessey venom is not too bad for speed tracks.

It's nice to beat the proper race cars using a road car :-)
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#8 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:26:41 PM(UTC)
I've been using the la ferrari and the performance is amazing. Nice to be able to use a variety. The Ferrari competition cars are a handful though.
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#9 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 3:14:46 PM(UTC)
The Compacts League is pretty well-balanced, almost every car in the category is competitive. Had some large, clean races in Pinnacle while trying out a bunch of cars.
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#10 Posted : Sunday, November 15, 2015 6:20:24 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PJTierney Go to Quoted Post
The Compacts League is pretty well-balanced, almost every car in the category is competitive. Had some large, clean races in Pinnacle while trying out a bunch of cars.


There pretty much all LB cars. Most will have the 1.6 or 5.7 in them. It would be more intresting if they ban engine conversion, atleast from a tuners point a view.
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#11 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 12:38:12 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: AKRA1X Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PJTierney Go to Quoted Post
The Compacts League is pretty well-balanced, almost every car in the category is competitive. Had some large, clean races in Pinnacle while trying out a bunch of cars.


There pretty much all LB cars. Most will have the 1.6 or 5.7 in them. It would be more intresting if they ban engine conversion, atleast from a tuners point a view.


Some of the cars can also use the Rally engine, giving a big acceleration boost. It's a little tricky to handle in these however as they're so lightweight and the boost can kick you sideways if it comes in at the wrong time.
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#12 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 1:47:22 AM(UTC)
R class was enjoyable for the races that didn't crash out.

Hopefully fewer disconnects tonight.
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#13 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 4:27:49 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PJTierney Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: AKRA1X Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PJTierney Go to Quoted Post
The Compacts League is pretty well-balanced, almost every car in the category is competitive. Had some large, clean races in Pinnacle while trying out a bunch of cars.


There pretty much all LB cars. Most will have the 1.6 or 5.7 in them. It would be more intresting if they ban engine conversion, atleast from a tuners point a view.


Some of the cars can also use the Rally engine, giving a big acceleration boost. It's a little tricky to handle in these however as they're so lightweight and the boost can kick you sideways if it comes in at the wrong time.


Rally =1.6.
Your right, this is a very strong Class of cars. I have a PB best in every one of these cars.
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#14 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 6:12:58 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PTG Claret Go to Quoted Post
R class was enjoyable for the races that didn't crash out.

Hopefully fewer disconnects tonight.


Ya, everyone getting disconnected every other race got very annoying, but the few races we finished were really good. I'm sure I got disconnected from as many races as I finished last night. Finally gave up and watched some TV.
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#15 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 9:25:27 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ELITE UCCIO Go to Quoted Post
Zonda c is very capable in r class, the henessey venom is not too bad for speed tracks.

It's nice to beat the proper race cars using a road car :-)


I always enjoy beating the road cars with a proper race car. (that's how I think it should be in R class)

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#16 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 9:36:31 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Outlier Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: ELITE UCCIO Go to Quoted Post
Zonda c is very capable in r class, the henessey venom is not too bad for speed tracks.

It's nice to beat the proper race cars using a road car :-)


I always enjoy beating the road cars with a proper race car. (that's how I think it should be in R class)



That is true, is love to be able to use my Maserati trofeo as the noise it makes is amazing, unfortunately it is four seconds a lap slower than my zonda round nurb gp so I'm sticking to the road cars. Plus I do love the looks of the zonda.

So far it's a great league.
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#17 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 10:18:04 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: L0CK3D Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PTG Claret Go to Quoted Post
R class was enjoyable for the races that didn't crash out.

Hopefully fewer disconnects tonight.


Ya, everyone getting disconnected every other race got very annoying, but the few races we finished were really good. I'm sure I got disconnected from as many races as I finished last night. Finally gave up and watched some TV.

I put close to half an hour in trying to race - closest I got was a start at SPA and was disconnected before 1st turn. And rejoining and seeing half the lobby I was just in -meant it wasn't my internet connection.

Hopefully it will be better toward week end when I can get on again.


Thanks PJ this is very helpful - though have to admit - I spend a lot of time getting 1970 F1 cars ready - to find that they weren't eligible. (Not your fault - Kind of weird that wasn't stated by T10 earlier in the restrictions. I understand why and I'm not begrudging them being left out. Just wish I knew it ahead of time as I spend a bunch of time in the ghost leagues now and Its nice to try and be competitive.
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#18 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 10:40:49 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PervasiveFall8 Go to Quoted Post

Thanks PJ this is very helpful - though have to admit - I spend a lot of time getting 1970 F1 cars ready - to find that they weren't eligible. (Not your fault - Kind of weird that wasn't stated by T10 earlier in the restrictions. I understand why and I'm not begrudging them being left out. Just wish I knew it ahead of time as I spend a bunch of time in the ghost leagues now and Its nice to try and be competitive.


Heheh, ya, I saw that R would be the next ghost league, so early Sunday afternoon I started going through the LBs looking for cars/tunes. Bought a Ferrari 312 and the Lotus and did some rivals to get used to them before the league started. Then when the league opened, I joined and found they couldn't be used. lol. Oh well. $3.4 mil. lesson learned. :P The old weird looking McLaren race car isn't that much slower anyway.
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#19 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 11:00:11 AM(UTC)
I bought the f1 car aswell then realised. I've been disconnected every third race in the ghost league at least.
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#20 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 2:07:21 PM(UTC)
Had the most fun in Leagues tonight ever. My first time in League's toninght ( could never connect before ) and did 15 races in total. Did 3, got disconnected, gone straight back and did 12 races without any hassle or disconnect. AND won a few too and a few podiums. Yes the "ghost league" might not be "real" as some say, but certainly light years better than the crashcars in the public hoppers and certainly very very much fun. BIG thanks T10 and whoever helps with it.

And to the guys I raced with, big thanks for some close racing. Was really big fun and surely hope to find you online again. Dont worry, I'll make sure I get to know the RIO track. LOL..

Cheers

FA

Edited by user Monday, November 16, 2015 2:09:14 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified


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#21 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2015 2:58:37 PM(UTC)
I did about 20 races in the Compacts, some very good racing to be had with at least 4 different cars capable of winning.
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:37:22 AM(UTC)
Yeah the compacts are a lot of fun. Fast enough buy also easy to control so people much less collisions. Also the small group I was in yesterday everyone was doing their best not to collide which was nice.
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#23 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:29:27 PM(UTC)
I did two races last night in the compact league and had a good time. I just wish the leagues were open for the same time/duration they used to be, I'm never on (or near) my Xbox when this league is open. As much as I want to play leagues, the times just don't work for me (and many on the east coast I'd imagine, as the league closes late afternoon, and only reopens late at night).

And I'm still waiting for another simulation league....
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:00:43 PM(UTC)
Dear T10,

Please come up with a way to control the massive amount of GOON driving going on on the the league races. Cutting tracks, crashing and shunting people off the track under braking etc.

One more reason to bring Clubs into FM6.


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#25 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:57:41 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Liam286 Go to Quoted Post
Dear T10,

Please come up with a way to control the massive amount of GOON driving going on on the the league races. Cutting tracks, crashing and shunting people off the track under braking etc.

One more reason to bring Clubs into FM6.




T10 has no intrest in making better racing.
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