I see "bending a car to my will" and "taming it" as the same thing. But I'm pragmatic about it and feel that racing is 95% preparation so the taming is done before you hit the track.And that's great, I'm genuinely glad you're happy. I don't inherently dislike time trials myself but I'm not sure why that means there can't be a variety of events though. That would make well, more people happy with no real effort on their part. They have a framework for multiple event styles (as evidenced by the career) so why not use them?
To be honest with time-trials they don't even need to have multiple events to satisfy more people. Just have a more indexed leader board that allows me to define what I see, stock/modified and each aid on/off would be great for example.
And that's a shame you don't like it... but I'll probably love it, because it will teach me something that hopefully will make me a better driver (I need it!).
Sometimes I don't want to bend a car to my will. Sometimes I want it to try and kill me. I want to tame it. You know?
On a different note, with the multiple lap thing comment, you may have misunderstood what I was saying, I meant multiple round events, akin to a rally style timed event. Specific multiple lap time trial events would be fun as well though now you say it.
With racing I'm starting to learn that consistency is maybe as valuable as outright pace over one lap.
As someone who does tune their cars Sander, do you mind if I ask a question about camber and toe and their relationship with speed vs tyre wear? I've been trying to learn to tune by driving NASCAR online, it's a consistent track and car time and time again so it seems like the best place to learn the basics.
I've slowly got to the point where I have a car that can vaguely keep up with the pack and sometimes the leaders (I'm now trying a three gear transmission with a fourth only for fuel saving) but I can't get the tyres to wear evenly. I either end up running out of front right or rear right (sometimes on the same setup!!) and I can't really work out why or find a happy medium. Any ideas Sander, or indeed anyone?
find it more exciting to drive a car to the limit rather than wrestling with its weaknesses and inadequacies.
But I do see your point about the seasonals. Right now I do find them more to be a means to an end[cash and paint colours] but if they did have those things from single player it would be more fun. I'm just automatically jaded by now so I just want them over and done as fast possible so I can get back to having fun.
As for the Nascar thing, I think it's impossible to get even tire wear because you'll invariably have more of one turn than another since you're racing on a circuit. Never mind if it's an oval. Having said that, I would aim for toe in your rears and perhaps toe out on your fronts to reduce friction on the tires with the most load if it's an oval.