on 25-06-2012 01:37 AM
Hi Guys firstly sorry if ive posted this in the wrong place....
but i am shorty collecting a PS3 and GT5 and just wondered what advice you may have for someone whos new to the game.....i am not new to racing games i have come from 360 (if im allowed to say that haha) and have played a host of games including F1 and Forza, just wondered if theres any advice youd give to anyone whos starting out......thanks guys
on 25-06-2012 03:25 AM
Firstly, welcome to the world of GT and our little forum!
Since you know sim racing, once you get some cars, and can feel your way around in the dark, why not go on-line and race with members of this forum? SFS (Sucker Free Sundays) are a great introduction, they race cleanly, and they can lend you some cars (if you need special ones) and help you get up to speed quickly.
It usually is a good idea to keep FORZA comments muted because they can cause heckles, but keep it mature and things work out.
I am sure you will enjoy racing with GT.
on 25-06-2012 03:53 PM
Dont worry Forza comments are non existent, im looking foward to the aspecs of GT that will be new to me such as changing weather conditions and night driving and the fact that cars have serviceable lives (require oil changes etc) and decent tyre smoke!!! all of which i think should be standard for a racing game!!
there are things im likely to miss from fm4 but im sure i'll live, at least now i can have a virtual RS6 Avant
couple questions, does ps3 now support private chats (like party) or is it only game chat and how long am i likely to be waiting (putting the game in for the 1st time) for updates to install.....
25-06-2012 04:26 PM - edited 25-06-2012 04:28 PM
Voice chat is available in GT5, text chat elsewhere.
You will be able to go on a small vacation by the time the original install disc finishes updating (make sure updating a few gigabytes worth won't exceed your monthly bandwidth cap, too), unless you got the XL release. Also, after doing all updates, you still have to determine if all of the updates installed correctly, so cross your fingers. It is a very long, complicated process and things can happen.
on 25-06-2012 06:15 PM
Welcome to the forum.
As far as tips go, I think the best 3 I would give are these.
1) Shouldn't be a problem for you given you've played other racing games but the sooner you can minimize using the driving aids, ABS, Traction Control, Active Steering and Active Stability Management the better, as rather then helping you nine times out of ten they actually slow you down!!! (As a rule I run ABS 1, TC 1, Active Steering Off and Active Stability Off, and I couldn't get Golds in the Licenses [See below] until I ran that way but that could just be me and my driving style! )
2) Crack into the Driving Licenses (and Challenges as your Experience allows) and the sooner the better. While they are not essential to your progress, it helps twofold, it helps build up your experience and it gives you cars to race with rather then having to decide what car you want to spend your 20k starter money on.
3) Seasonal Championships, what can I say, a great way to build fast money and pretty good Experience too.
While not essential, another good idea is to log on to PSN each time you play, daily if poss. as each consecutive day you do your prize increases by the factor you've built up, up to a maximum of 200% (you have to be online to get the bonus, and the bonus drops each day you don't go online), a good way of helping boost money and experience. I THINK although I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong the steps are Day 1 130%, Day 2 150%, Day 3 170% and Day 4 200%
I hope those tips help in some way, and enjoy the experience of GT 5.
on 27-06-2012 05:44 PM
See the first events "Typical opponents", and then buy the car to match those cars, you'll complete that event relativly easy and soon start to gain cars and credits little by little. After that, once you are familiar with the feeling of driving then special events, license tests etc.
Notice that car that is driven huge amounts has lost its best edge, try to go for car with less than 3000km if you are after used car (better PP/credit value)
Dont go anywhere with poor attitude ("i just gonna test this", or "gonna win this quickly"), it just doesnt work. i did that with B-spec, soon after it didnt go too well and i was dissapointed with AI drivers, so i left B-Spec for months, only after completeing pritty much all in elsewhere except B-spec i did retunr with full focus and did start to like it after some while
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