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02 Jun 2012
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It would be interesting to know what the leading drivers do for a living as the US 2011 winner was unemployed! I can't see how anyone with a family and full time job can get into the top 10. Seems a bit of an unfair advantage if you are unemployed?
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Skill shines through, you could achieve decent times with a few hours play a week at most, sounds like an excuse for lack of motivation.

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I take it you're in full time employment, have kids and a wife? Are you in the top 10?
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Just do your best.

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mox1978 wrote:
It would be interesting to know what the leading drivers do for a living as the US 2011 winner was unemployed! I can't see how anyone with a family and full time job can get into the top 10. Seems a bit of an unfair advantage if you are unemployed?


What would you suggest?

Ban people who don't have a job?

Perhaps the eligibility criteria should include a min. number of kids?

 

Because we all know that unemployed people with no kids excell at GT5.:Stupid:

And that's just unfair.:xCry:

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The top players in the world can put in top times within 5 minutes of playing. As an example the videos I'll link below most of the times were gained within half an hour (With 6-1, and 6-4 between 5-10 minutes) of playing. Last GT academy I was a student and had tons of times, this time I'm fully employed as a systems analyst and do over 2 hours of commuting plus over an hour of exercising a day, plus making videos which leaves about an hour generally to play GT5. Admittedly I have saved up some flexy, and the first week of GT Academy I had booked of work, but it's for something I enjoy so I'd happily do that again if needs be, but the needs to play for hours on end to win is not true at all.

 

Round 6 Videos for your enjoyment :). There's 2 of Round 6-3 because I do use the full limits of the track if not penalised so both just the track and the concrete version is available. 6-5 is without hitting cars and still maintains a high position on leaderboards with a 1:04.767. Enjoy!

 

Round 6-1 (16.542): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c2iuqsA-3Q

Round 6-2 (25.728): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0RvyaMB3so

Round 6-3 - Within track limits (16.002): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_SygbjsvvU

Round 6-3 Full Limits (15.820): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KLp2kcJns8

Round 6-4 (21.745): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DNzW8YPJkE

Round 6-5 (1:04.767): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChOgpYriWzY

 

Just to add some additional things with regards to me at the moment;

- Apologies for the delay of Round 6!
- Now aiming for rank 1 in the UK on total times as done in this leaderboard (http://www.mygranturismo.net/rankings.php?sec=1) which means new best time videos will be being uploaded over the next week :D!
- Any questions feel free to give me a shout!

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Good post Tidgney. Seen your name in the rankings quite a bit. But you obviously had gained your experience when you did have a lot of time to play. At the moment I'm just flying the rounds to get golds (which doesn't take long- 1hour and a bit for each set of 2 rounds) and when I do have another hour or so to spare I try and get the fastest time in the last round. I take my hat hat off to you though coa you do put in some excellent times!!!
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mox1978 wrote:
Good post Tidgney. Seen your name in the rankings quite a bit. But you obviously had gained your experience when you did have a lot of time to play. At the moment I'm just flying the rounds to get golds (which doesn't take long- 1hour and a bit for each set of 2 rounds) and when I do have another hour or so to spare I try and get the fastest time in the last round. I take my hat hat off to you though coa you do put in some excellent times!!!

 

Cheers :),

 

I've always been good with any form of driving game if I'm honest not just GT (And also driving in real life, but I won't go into details there, but i was doing 4-6 hour lessons all in 1 hour :D). I mean before I hosted a stig competition at work I didn't play for 3 months I came on and can still compete at a very fast pace. Honestly the fast will be fast. That being said having more time will just mean you can perfect thousandths, but the tenths that the leaders are ahead is generally normal pace. 

 

The best thing to do, is when you get 30 minutes just focus on the task at hand, look at every aspect of the time your trying to get, but only focus on perfecting 1 aspect. Each round generally promotes something different to focus on but still allows different driving styles to compete (You'll notice in alot of my videos my driving style is generally the same, but different to other peoples). 

 

But on that note I'm also bringing out a top tips video before the final 2 rounds to help with improving times :)!

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GTP_Tidgney wrote:

 

But on that note I'm also bringing out a top tips video before the final 2 rounds to help with improving times :)!



Hey,

it's about time a few tips from a clean driver got spread around. It took me about 90 hours of driving to figure out late apex's work wonders for my driving style. With a bit of luck you'll save me careering around for another  90 hours in the dark.... :lol:

 

PS - I prefer my wheel now thanks to you and a few others, cheers!  :)

 

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GTP_Tidgney wrote:

 

But on that note I'm also bringing out a top tips video before the final 2 rounds to help with improving times :)!



Hey,

it's about time a few tips from a clean driver got spread around. It took me about 90 hours of driving to figure out late apex's work wonders for my driving style. With a bit of luck you'll save me careering around for another  90 hours in the dark.... :lol:

 

PS - I prefer my wheel now thanks to you and a few others, cheers!  :)

 


 

Wahey :), glad your wheel has become priority, you'll be getting quick in no time :)! If you do have any questions or want some tips feel free to ask by the way, I'm always happy to help that's one thing I don't stop doing :D! But the video will hopefully bring some nice tips to some people, and somethings people might not have realised including alien drivers (This might backfire on me but I don't mind lol!)

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Wahey :), glad your wheel has become priority, you'll be getting quick in no time :)



:lol: ATM I'm just happy to have more control over which direction I'm pointing in general and to no longer be slithering all over the shop from, momentarily, letting off the D-Pad steering.  I'm not going to get fast until I can figure out how to 4-Wheel slide through a corner, like you so skillfully do, while still going more forward as opposed to mostly sideways in my case!  Daft really, I live in 'Roundabout City' Buckinghamshire, and IRL have no problem using brakes,steering, and throttle to speed my way to work each morning.  Gonna be another 90 hours practice I suppose....  :D

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I know some of last year's top contenders who ended up in the finals and, yes, they were ready and willing to put everything in their life on hold to be able to continue, if they won. At least one was a late-teen student and he would have had more trouble doing that.

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Hey all,

 

Some updated times for you, with rounds 1 and 2. I know 1-4 has already been uploaded but listed the first 2 rounds again with all improvements and current best times! This puts me upto #1 in the UK on total time again on these 2 rounds(http://www.mygranturismo.net/rankings.php?sub=overallTop5000_1&start=0), I'm not putting hours on end in here though, just enough to keep that spot :). Currently working on Rounds 4,5 and 6!

 

As always any questions feel free to ask!

 

Round 1-1 (30.370): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0SvReBd2pg
Round 1-2 (29.662): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS0nsRcZbOk
Round 1-3 (27.849): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YejorsqpCgw
Round 1-4 (28.268): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trpOlzJF1UQ
Round 1-5 (37.468): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Byu_JUqSR0

 

Round 2-1 (53.682): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJmDWRtjzEQ
Round 2-2 (26.059): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twe63jQdms8
Round 2-3 (24.494): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whI9bDsK6LA
Round 2-4 (31.442): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek4MhWi2dcE
Round 2-5 (38.753): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiHl0HhTjVc

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Hey guys,

 

Some more updated times :) with round 3s times. Bet you wondered why I never mentioned that round in the previous update :), these had been done just needed recording and uploading so that's done now!!

 

This weekend there will be a fair few videos coming up including a Top tips video so do look out for that video, it will help you improve I'm sure of it if you apply some of the tips I give in that video! Anyhow enjoy the 5 videos of round 3 below;

 

Round 3-1 (16.363): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZex0Of_22k
Round 3-2 (30.566): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzf_PBFzPEA
Round 3-3 (33.202): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSvUlsZVtQk
Round 3-4 (17.469): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_7J64lioT4
Round 3-5 (43.937): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv8ZNO9Q-Ec

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I just got my hands onto the GT Academy (released for the Finnish people) and I'm all glad if I can set the Gold time needed in each event, so far I needed only 1 attempt / challenge to do so. I know I could be alot more faster if I'd ever go on actually giving my best shot, been racing in real life but have never been a true champ so far, even I'm a fast around the tracks, depending on the car though.

 

To me it doesnt seem unfair if some people has more time to play games than I do, I work full time and on the spare time I tend to use alot of time to improve my cars I am about to use in racing all around the Finland.

 

PS. I was at Spa several weeks back with an Alfa Romeo GTAm and it was pure joy.

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Well today has been so long I left the house at 8:30 and I've gotten back at 21:45, im shattered so the tutorial video may be delayed a day or so! Apologies!

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GTP_Tidgney wrote:

Well today has been so long I left the house at 8:30 and I've gotten back at 21:45, im shattered so the tutorial video may be delayed a day or so! Apologies!



LOL - now what did I post to you yesterday on YouTube? :lol:

 

Anyway, I can wait for 'that' video and I'm sure I'll appreciate the tips. I hope today went well for you  :)

 

 

 

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Lol! Suppose the kids part is a bit of a silly comment but the unemployed part has got to have some kind of unfairness. I know that if I was unemployed I would definitely have a very good chance of winning.
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