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Post by STATIC TREMOR on Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 10:03

Gamertag: STATIC TREMOR
Age: 38
Location: Melbourne, Australia (GMT +10)

I heard about TORA via Rear View Mirror on FM.net and liked the sound of it.
Also loved the 24 Heures Du Mans teaser trailer, a simple idea perfectly executed - and no strobing lights and dubstep!

Expectations: I'm just looking for some good clean racing with folks who don't try to win at the first turn - my experience with FM4 on XBL is generally a bunch of cliquey kids who drive aggressively and ram anyone who isn't in their club, so I tend to stick to Rivals/Time Attack. I'm hoping TORA can get me hooked up with some people who seek the same thing as me Very Happy

Experience: Virtual racing only unless you count karts. Owned all the Forzas, lost months of my life to GT on the PSOne, even sunk hundreds into the old Hard Drivin' coin-op (remember that thing?). I'm usually good for top 1-5% on FM4 leaderboards, but rarely make the top 1000.

See you guys out there and bravo on the site - keep it up!


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Re: Hey guys

Post by sbiggs on Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 10:23

Hi Rage Reset! Hello

Glad to have you join up, make yourself at home, and feel free to take part in anything you want.

If you have any questions, do shoot them over at the community, everyones very helpful here!


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Post by ErebusV8 on Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 10:43

ANOTHER AUSSIE!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY Very Happy Very Happy I thought I'd be the only one, we have to do some racing some time and chat, sorry but if you can't tell im excited to finally have another Aussie at TORA, this'll be great, oh right: welcome to TORA, hope you enjoy it which you should cos the guys here are great, enjoy your time and the racing excperience this place brings


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Post by Richy59 on Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 10:44

Hey Rage, and welcome to TORA cheers

I'm glad we could make a good first impression, hopefully we can continue with it!

I think you may be the second Australian member we have had, how does the timing work out for you and races that take place in the UK timezone?




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Post by sbiggs on Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 10:51

Normal races nights at 8pm BST, which is 5am pale

The endurance races would work quite well though, especially the 24 hours... cos its 24 hours! Suits every time zone!


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Post by ErebusV8 on Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 11:07

Richy59 wrote:Hey Rage, and welcome to TORA cheers

I'm glad we could make a good first impression, hopefully we can continue with it!

I think you may be the second Australian member we have had, how does the timing work out for you and races that take place in the UK timezone?
that first one would be me, and the timezone at the moment is +9 GMT, which is why i couldn't race in the prevvius GT or ISCC races cos it was 6 am monday morning, now its 5 am :s but that gives me more time before school to race...


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Post by Duke of Bruno on Tue 12 Jun 2012 - 15:28

Welcome to TORA Rage!

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Re: Hey guys

Post by STATIC TREMOR on Wed 13 Jun 2012 - 7:48

Thanks for the welcome, lads. Much appreciated.

Yeah, the time difference is gonna be a drag but if I can race on weekends it's not so bad. I work in construction, so a 5am start isn't really a big deal provided it's on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

I think it's important to support initiatives like this one - who knows, Turn 10 could incorporate separate hoppers in conjunction with you guys for Forza 5. I'm sure most of your regulars would fork out a subscription fee for access to a hopper with properly-organised races as opposed to mixing it with the masses. I know I would. Smile

For now though, I need to learn how to tune. I like that I can't use Forza tunes for TORA races due to the specific restrictions - it's forced me to learn a new skill.


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Post by STATIC TREMOR on Sun 17 Jun 2012 - 10:18

Hmm.. hate to bump my own thread but wasn't sure where else to post this.

I've made two decisions this weekend. One is to build a Simul8r-style PVC rig for Forza and the other is to hold off entering any TORA races until I've completed it. I've gone as far as I can go steering with the left stick, and the fear of my thumb slipping off halfway through a corner and knocking another TORA racer (not to mention my reputation) into the scenery is more than I can cope with.. silent

As such, I've researched the Fanatec gear I want, secured a car seat and started assembling the rig. I reckon the project should be complete and running in about a month-ish.

Bottom line: I do intend to use my TORA race number and don't want admin thinking I'm one of those people who register, tie up a race number and never come back. Number 303 will not be going to waste!

Here's a crap pic of the rig progress so far. Only the front is glued, the other braces are just there to hold it square and so the kid doesn't use them as a trumpet.. Sorry image is so huge, I shrunk it twice and it's only 51k but the forum insists on making it this big.


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Post by Richy59 on Sun 17 Jun 2012 - 10:48

At least your making an effort in going DIY, I just bought mine Razz

Regarding your CSR purchase, I would highly highly recommend saving up and getting a CSR Elite and the Elite pedals are a must. I tried out a standard CSR a few weeks ago and compared to my Elite it's like driving with an old MS Wireless wheel. The Elite truly is worth every penny.




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Post by BG Beanz on Sun 17 Jun 2012 - 11:01

Hello Rage!

I've been thinking about building my own rig like that (i've downloaded the Simul8r instructions), but sadly I just don't have the space at the moment Sad

Good luck with your build, and keep up the good work! cheers

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Post by STATIC TREMOR on Mon 18 Jun 2012 - 11:37

Richy - I'd love a CSR Elite wheel, but sadly I'll have to settle for the CSR with Elite pedals.. just can't justify the extra $500 right now.

Still, who knows - I've got a 7 year-old son who loves his Forza, he already drives manual/no TCS/no rewind so I'm sure at some point down the road we're gonna need a second wheel... Twisted Evil

Beanz - I don't have room either really, the rig is just gonna have to live in a corner of the lounge room or be carried into the garage. A man's gotta do, etc..

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Post by KaneGR4 on Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 0:57

When I was 7 I was chasing clouds...

If he was a bit older you could form a father/son team. Now that is a hobby I'd love to share with my dad! I've been looking into Fanatec wheels myself but don't have the financial support for it Sad

If you race/raced Karts than you should have a chinwag with AudiSport Louis & BuckeyeBullet. They are the established 'Kart Racers' around here

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Post by BG Hainesy on Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 1:26

STATIC TREMOR wrote:
Experience: Virtual racing only unless you count karts. Owned all the Forzas, lost months of my life to GT on the PSOne, even sunk hundreds into the old Hard Drivin' coin-op (remember that thing?).
Hard Drivin, hah, I remember that bad boy. Must of spent a small fortune on it myself in the very early 90's trying to get that loop-the-loop right, think it was the first driving game that used a clutch as well. Very Happy

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Post by Radiation Louis on Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 3:36

<----- Karts!?!? no that doesn't count as experience at all! lol! and yes that is me in my profile pic. welcome to tora dude



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Post by nickyf1 on Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 14:03

Welcome!

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Post by STATIC TREMOR on Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 21:06

Thanks guys. Smile

Karts was a while back now, sadly. Someone mentioned a father/son TORA team which may be on the cards. Also considering buying the kid a kart in a few years so who knows.. just as easy to tow two as it is one!

Yep, Hard Drivin' was the first co-op to offer a clutch. I basically learned the basics of how to drive a car from that game. Good times.

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