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Messages - Luponius

Off Topic / Re: Racing in your country
December 21, 2017, 01:13:08 PM
In Malta it's the same, a track is non existent and we're a tiny 27km by 14km island meaning anyone who fancies a track day has to ferry his arse off to Sicily.  No room for regular practice and obviously it's not supported in any way by the government.  A track has been promised of late but promises can be quite hollow when it comes to elections since more often than not they're just words meant to translate into electoral votes, not actual action.

I am still holding out some hope, but as it stands if you want to give it the beans, you have about 3 relatively short roads you could go for, while risking traffic smashing you into puree or sliding off into the railing and getting sliced in half (both cases having happened before, more than once).  The rest of the roads are either not twisty or interesting enough, or completely messed up, with potholes large enough to bend your rims if you absent mindedly ride into them.

Then again, if you have big enough balls and a small enough brain, anything will do, even a pot hole riddled, traffic drowned, straight piece of crap road leading you into oblivion.
Off Topic / Re: Cryptocurrency
December 21, 2017, 11:26:04 AM
Have a few colleagues going on about it, it's honestly interesting to hear about, but I'm not really financially able to get involved into this as it stands.  If I was I'd toss half a grand into it and either I lose it or I don't, wouldn't care either way, that's the right approach for these volatile type of investments I think.
General Discussion / Re: GP Bikes beta12b
December 20, 2017, 01:30:09 PM
Game updates might require mod updates as well.  You can just use SyncBack Free to keep everything on point, works well and is effortless :)
Congratz Wimp, still mind boggling how you did it.  I was never able to go sub 37 again btw, that 36 was some sort of trance I put myself into just that one time haha :P

And hope the next event comes out soon, they're really fun :)
Off Topic / Re: A week old... Now what?
December 20, 2017, 01:26:28 PM
Quote from: KG13 on December 20, 2017, 09:22:07 AM
Exactly. Lupo is right. Just when you see someone is coming do not come into line on purpouse. Crashes by mistake happens and do one is angry about this more over sometimes due to lag its impossible to avoid collision. So dont hesitate and join online lobbies for practice. Ah and also remember that if you reconnect to lobby it also causes big lag or game freeze for most of the players. So I only suggest not to rejoin lobby many times in short time.

Yeah, it's recommended to first try a bike and track combination offline first to make sure they load correctly before popping online.  Also patience is key, let it start connecting and don't touch it until it loads.  It takes a while, even with an SSD.
General Discussion / Re: GPB/WRS Handling on Kerbs
December 20, 2017, 09:00:20 AM
So when can we hit that track?  ;D ;D
Looks real neat!  8)
Off Topic / Re: A week old... Now what?
December 20, 2017, 08:30:59 AM
You probably shouldn't worry about being a threat, pop in online races and practice over there, sure you'll be a bit all over the place for the first couple hours but that's how everyone is.  If people want best lap times, they know to do them offline right now.  I still always race online because it's more enjoyable to have other bikes zipping past you :)
Racing / Re: CAWS | Servers
December 20, 2017, 08:23:58 AM
The ones I know of are the consistent disqualifs which don't let you blink , and a nice long game freeze upon someone joining which basically ruins your current lap.  I've been able to ride around with no more than 4 other peeps and saw some occasional bounciness and rubber bending happening.  I suppose those are the main issues.
Italian Mod Team / Re: [Release] WorldSBK 17 (beta 12b)
December 18, 2017, 12:36:49 PM
Very happy with what there is already, can't say I've gotten around to riding even a quarter of them yet!  Keep up the great work  ;D
General Discussion / Re: GP Bikes beta12b
December 18, 2017, 12:29:56 PM
Quote from: IronHorse on December 18, 2017, 12:09:28 AM
im not sure why but the game crashes when i load a bike mod  :o

That's mod-related, and it could be due to missing tyre files, that was the cause in my case as well.  Do all categories fail or just a specific group?
Racing / Re: CAWS | Servers
December 18, 2017, 12:22:21 PM
Sad to see them go, but understandable.  Hope to still see you around, maybe do a few races in the near future :)
Media / Re: Gpbikes videos ;)
December 17, 2017, 12:04:10 AM
I figure this might belong here.  Might want to disable audio cause had Khaled in the background whining on Hot Ones.  The comments were mostly to ask for some advice.  Have yet to match that time though, been fooling around recently  ::)

Quote from: Wimp #97 on December 16, 2017, 09:58:00 AM
Quote from: Luponius on December 16, 2017, 12:46:11 AM

Haha pretty much what I was thinking at that moment, but no point in hard feelings, we all bikers! ;D ;D

UPDATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNyydp5gvvA (1'36) with my comments, maybe can confirm or amend some?

Sweet Lupo, looking pretty good right now. The main problem i see for you is stability on direction changes on the brakes. With these bikes i have to admit these are pretty unstable on direction changes with the front brakes applied. How I do it is kinda go hard on the brakes under lean angle (as much as possible), because i'm leaning the rear won't steop out or start dancing around as easy. Then when I switch side to side i release the front brake a bit to prevent the rear from lifting and stepping out. Then once i'm leaned to the other side i brake a bit harder again with the front.  The key to late braking and a good line is keeping the bike steady in the switching sides/tipping in points while braking. But the more you practice the easier it gets. Also playing around with where to downshift can also help a lot in stability.
Once you get the stability right, you'll be able to brake later and have a much better/ tighter line. The rest seems pretty good just some small missing apexes but that will improve with practice for sure.

Cheers on the braking tips, I'm definitely still struggling there.  I think I know what you're talking about and it will be worth trying out over the next few weeks.  I have been mucking about so far and am just getting a bit more used to the bike's turning radius and how far I can stretch it without going over the curbing.
Off Topic / Re: eDucati
December 16, 2017, 09:59:03 AM
As someone said in some YouTube comments, motoGP will at some point realize they can talk shit during races, we'll have them all equipped with in-helmet mics and get to follow not just the race but the drama that ensues.