29.07.2013 13 comments Category: Event publications
Report by Donald Stark (VRC race reporter)
Dynamic Racing Community
VRC world has a message board that is active 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Users offer suggestions and input concerning upcoming releases and race format. Users are encouraged to voice their opinions; the developers are always looking for ways to improve the SIM. One improvement soon to release is the 3D suspension (3DS) that will debut on the short course trucks.
Get Your Glasses, 3D Coming Soon!
It’s not your grandmothers 3D, you don’t need special glasses or a new video card. This 3D is about how the chassis reacts in the virtual world. Just as your real cars react to physical properties of inertia, force and friction based on the track and speed traveled so will the 3D car react in the virtual world. The new chassis has 76 animated suspension and steering parts. The 'Todd' has been locked away in a MAN CAVE with nothing more than Dr. Pepper, skittles ... read more
29.07.2013 32 comments Category: Site news
We have decided to postpone the release of the new 3D Suspension system (3DS) after we ran into a few unexpected bugs during our final 'release candidate' test last week. These issues are not directly related to the 3DS system and physics themselves, but the new system is having some unexpected impact on deeper collision and turn-marshaling structures which need to be resolved before we can release this to you.
We are very sorry about this delay but we hope that you will understand that we can't release a new development to you if we can't be 100% confident that the new development will meet your (high) expectations. We will try to release the 3DS update later this week before the start of Round 3 of the 2013 Season 3 short course truck event at Silver Dollar Raceway. If for some reason we will not be able to release before this event we will move it forward until after the finish of Round 3.
Thanks for your understanding,
18.07.2013 6 comments Category: Site news
A full line-up of ThunderPower Z3R motors is released to underline Thunderpower's commitment to support the fast growing VRC Pro platform. Motors range from 17.5T and 13.5T Stock and 7.5T and 8.5T modified Short Course truck, 13.5T Spec till 4.5T modified for 1:10 scale electric touring cars, and from 10.5T Blinky till 4.5T modified for 1:12 electric sportscars. Earlier 1 and 2 cell Thunderpower LiPo batteries were already added to the VRC pro collection of branded products.
Check out ThunderPower's full line-up.
We thank ThunderPower and Jim Skinner for their support.
18.07.2013 3 comments Category: Event publications
Report by Donald Stark (VRC race reporter)
Asynchronous vs Synchronus R/C racing
There are two forms of electronic communication, Synchronous and Asynchronous. We have more ways to connect than ever before. News travels at the speed of light and more and more people have access to technology. Why is it so difficult to meet and race in a multiplayer event on VRC? The answer to that question is simple; VRC is best suited to Asynchronous RC Racing. Live multiplayer racing is very fun. Time zones and busy schedules keep many from that type of competition in the Virtual world.
Synchronous communication requires two parties to be present at the same time in a prompt and response style communication in real time, such as speaking on the phone or on skype. Asynchronous communication is the preferred form of communication now; this requires less commitment to time and allows the parties involved time to respond when it is convenient.
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10.07.2013 2 comments Category: Site news
We have an excellent summer offer for you! This month you get 50 vEuros at a massive -30% discount, and if you buy THIS WEEK you even get +5 vEuros extra! So order now and have plenty vEuros ready for when Buggy comes out!
This special offer will add 50 virtual euros + 5 extra virtual euros to your VRC Pro account. Virtual euros are vCash and can be used to purchase extra cars, components, tracks and accessories in the game or on the website.
You can check out the special offer here:
This special offer ends July 31.
+5 extra vEuros offer ends THIS WEEK on Sunday July 14
Enjoy your SUMMER offer!
02.07.2013 30 comments Category: Site news
As previously announced, the event structure has been updated with 'racer classes' Club, Sport and Pro. All the official events will automatically be split up in these 3 classes. The current VRC Pro members will be assigned to a racer class which corresponds to their skill level. The skill level is something we measure in the background, but basically it is a system that compares you to with other racers participating in an event who have the same skill level, if you do better than average your skill level increases, if you don't your skill level decreases. There is quite a bit of margin in the skill levels, so you don't jump from one level to another and back easily. The way we calculate the skill level is much more sophisticated and elaborate than we can explain here but trust me that we have thought about this deeply and that it is fair.
The purpose of introducing the racer classes is clear: provide fair racing to all our racers on 3 different levels. Not everyone is a Pro or aspi... read more
01.07.2013 14 comments Category: Site news
Season 3 is just a few days away, the racing calender is now published and so you can check out the Series pages and find out which tracks will be visited in Season 3 with your favorite class(es).
In on-road 4 new tracks are planned to be visited. Boss Speed in Tokyo, Melzo in Italy, Lloret de Mar in Spain and Cincinnatti in the US. For the short course series the 2013 lay-out at RC Excitement will be added to the list of off-road tracks. Other releases will be postponed until 1:8 nitro buggies will be released.
Changes in Season 3
We have implemented some significant changes for Season 3. The most important one is the introduction of 3 racer classes: Club, Sports and Pro. The class you race in will be based on the skill level we measure during all your racing activities. When you do better than average compared to other racers with the same skill level your rating goes up, when you perform less your rating goes down. Of course you will s... read more