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02 May 2012
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Welcome to the GT Academy 2012 thread for the first 2 rounds. Here you can discuss all things related to the first and second rounds of this years GT Academy 2012, offer tips and tricks and post screen shots of your fastest times for each section.

 

 

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I don't suppose by any chance any of you have managed to get to the top 250 on any of the sections yet?
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Luckily we don't have to, just drive quick enough to qualify, saving my tyres and fuel for round 8 as that is the one that matters. :Winner:

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I don't suppose by any chance any of you have managed to get to the top 250 on any of the sections yet?

 

Didn't spend that much time trying last night, just golded all events with my first efforts & ranked within the top 1000 (that may have changed by now LOL).

 

I'll revisit all the events again but more to challenge myself against my friends times.

 

Are you taking part in this event Bambaroo? Have any spaces on your friends list? Wouldn't mind comparing/challenging event times.

 

Edit - Important Tip - Driving settings all revert to default with every event change. So if you drive with TCS off, you need to set this before every event.

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Had a go just now. Managed to get in the top 200 on 2 of them. The rest, im a bit behind. Will have a proper go when friends start setting their times, and my foot is a bit better.

 

Enjoying the challenges though. Just like the license tests. Only thing I don't like is the custom made tracks. Always felt there is less grip on them.

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Just got 38th in 2-1 ,hang on just dropped to 40.  53.701     no where near in first round.

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Really enjoyed playing through Rounds 1 & 2 today. I have even achieved a 3rd place in Round 2-1, the Large Banked Curve one, shocked myself in all honesty. I should become a NASCAR driver with those banked curve skills *sarcasm*

 

I have never liked the custom tracks, they just don't feel right to drive on, compared to other tracks. Not sure what it is, I just have never ever liked them and can't seem to adjust.

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Congratulations on that 3rd andy , im well pleased just to be in top 50
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Hard stuff shaving off the seconds. :O
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Golded all the events, didn't spend much time on it but I'll try and make some improvements later!
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Driving tests with online enabled score board. Thats all this is for me.

Its nice that they enabled it for casual players that way, instead of just releasing Stage 8 on its own. 

 

The Leaf was a nice intro for players incase they don't own a GT game, removes, H shift gear change timing and Engine braking and makes it all about driving line. You can tell some friends were not used to doing that instantly.

 

Its Nice to see the Traffic cones as non drivable apexes showing up on custom tracks. 

I still have not learned how much you can drive on the grass with out the Off track kick out showing.

 

Ive now gone from Pad to steering wheel but the enforced driver aids on Pad allowed for lots of mistakes that im not correcting for on steering wheel. Now I keep clipping walls with the back end when I. was driving clean before. 

 

The AI hitting you is still a random kick out. Had the lightest touch and got kicked. then on the ring got pushed in to a drift/slide and was able to finish and set a time. lol.

 

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When is Round 3 open?
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When is Round 3 open?



Round 1 and 2:1/5 (Tue) 17.00BST – 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST
Round 3 and 4:14/5 (Mon) 00:00 - 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST
Round 5 and 6:28/5 (Mon) 00:00 - 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST
Round 7 and 8 (ROUND 8 IS FINAL/QUALIFICATION EVENT):11/6 (Mon) 00:00 - 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST

 

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im 0.040 out and im rank 4500th gutted cant pull it back.  how do you go through to next round is it top scores on each event or all togethe 

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ozz1243 wrote:

im 0.040 out and im rank 4500th gutted cant pull it back.  how do you go through to next round is it top scores on each event or all togethe 


Nothing, rounds 1-7 don't matter ZIP beyond getting gold.

PD released the rounds 1-7 in GT academy this way for their CASUAL gamer market, that GT5 has been for all the time.

Only round 8 times will matter if you actualy want to enter for the Nissan Drive..,

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what modes you guys using im using just amatuer for the gt academy but professinal for the actually gt5 game. i improved my times a bit but i noticed a slight difference in the modes. do you also get more bhp out your car if you keep retiring the same event for about an hour?.
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GraphiteGB wrote:

ozz1243 wrote:

im 0.040 out and im rank 4500th gutted cant pull it back.  how do you go through to next round is it top scores on each event or all togethe 


Nothing, rounds 1-7 don't matter ZIP beyond getting gold.

PD released the rounds 1-7 in GT academy this way for their CASUAL gamer market, that GT5 has been for all the time.

Only round 8 times will matter if you actualy want to enter for the Nissan Drive..,


 

I think its only 8-5 rather then the entire round 8

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bambaroo wrote:
I don't suppose by any chance any of you have managed to get to the top 250 on any of the sections yet?

 

Erm, not even close, :smileyembarrassed:, too be honest right now I'd be happy to get into the top 1000 of a section.

 

That being said, I do have all Golds in round 1 & 2 so I have at least 2 new cars coming at some point.

 

To me it says alot about who you are about against when you very easily get a Gold and still only rank in the 8000's, but I'd be lying if I said I expected to get into the highest times, especially using a DS3.

 

I'm using this as a chance to have some fun, improve my skills, get some extra goodies and anything else that comes along is a bonus. :smileywink:

 

Good luck to everyone who enters, I hope you all do as well you aim to do.

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Im new to this I'd really like to at least be a challenge anyone have any advice how I can rank high and is it advisable to use a normal control or an actual steering wheel?
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I'm aiming for at least top 100 worldwide on all events and top 25 on the more skill based tests.... I spent 2 hours on round 1-1 tonight to get back into the top 100 lol :P.

 

If you need any help or fancy viewing this while at work check out my videos of my first night on the Academy;

 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57BA6A76D2CE6FDD&feature=view_all

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