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The 'What Are You Currently Doing in AMS2?' Thread (Discussion of Most Fun Ways to Play AMS2)

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by Chip, Feb 7, 2023.

  1. Chip

    Chip Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    With the vast range of content, and almost limitless ways to customize races, I think it would be great if people were willing to share what they are currently enjoying the most in AMS2, and update this thread as they experience and discover new fun ways to play. Feel free to make your posts as detailed or general as you'd like. Are you racing using a third-party career mode apps such as Abesto's Career Site or Racing Life App? Are you setting up historical races? If so, which ones? Are you trying to beat time trial records? If so, which tracks/cars? Are you a multiplayer addict? If so, how are you finding lobbies? Even if you only have time to share the car/s you are currently driving the most, please take a moment to share!
     
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  2. Marius H

    Marius H Internal Beta Tester Staff Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Just MP racing, and laughing whenever I start last in a non-ranked lobby and see the grid crash, or swear when it happens to me in a ranked-lobby while I am at Pole or so, hehehe. Fun games! <3
     
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  3. BrunoB

    BrunoB TT mode tifosi BANNED

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    Solely TTstuff.
    Because of things like mentioned in the post above :D
    And ofcourse because of the tecnical state of MP in AMS2:rolleyes:
     
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  4. Wilfred de Ruijter

    Wilfred de Ruijter Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    After 2500 hours in AMS2 I bought finally a VR headset and currently I am looking for the right settings. If the settings are good it's really next level. So much more consistency to drive a lap in 3D! In 2D I hardly did any open wheelers, but in VR open wheelers are so much fun. But as I said, still puzzling with the settings.
     
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  5. BrunoB

    BrunoB TT mode tifosi BANNED

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    What headset?
    Because Im still sitting on the sidefence waiting for next gen VR kits.
    Hehe and a modern PC:p
     
  6. Wilfred de Ruijter

    Wilfred de Ruijter Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    The Pico 4. Since it is new there are quite some things to find out. But it's light and it has the same resolution as the HP Reverb G2 and inside out tracking. So you don't need a base station (or lighthouse).
     
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  7. Scar666

    Scar666 Zum Glück bin ich verrückt

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    After taking a deep dive into the AI and what they are capable of I've switched to being an alpha tester for the MP experience but I tend to steer clear of the boring servers... Aids, default set ups, no damage, AI...

    Really getting into the Group A and Prototype experience in AMS2... The Prototype classes aren't balanced at all but damn they are fun... Of course my regular diet of GT1s, Group C and JCW Minis get their fair share of run anytime I see a server with them...
     
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  8. BrunoB

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    Thanks.
    I just checked the price out - pretty reasonable(IMO).
    I have been tempted to take the plunge since the start of commercial VR sets.
    But its not until recently the resolution (taken from reviews) is close to my personal minimum.
    Im watching the progres of the Pimax Crystal but because of the Pimax company I dont really know if I dare to get onboard such a lousy company :rolleyes:
    But among other things the FOV and resolution of the Crystal sounds pretty reasonable.
     
  9. bobbie424242

    bobbie424242 Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Mostly one-off 30 mins races with time acceleration (usually x5 or x10 with matching fuel consumption acceleration), a few weather slots, full damage, varied dates of year and time of day. I'm slowly moving into a bit longer races and varied reasons to do pitstops.
    And experimenting with settings I did not try before. Recently: historic weather, mandatory pit stops, fuel consumption acceleration, race starting at night and extending to the morning or starting late in the afternoon and extending to night.
    AMS2 is a huge sandbox with zillion combinations possible.
    For example some slower single seaters (such as P4) are really fun on short circuit layouts variants (especially at night) people probably rarely use.
    There is a lot of experimentation possible but it requires a bit of special mindset.
     
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  10. Wilfred de Ruijter

    Wilfred de Ruijter Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    I was also watching at Pimax for it's FOV. The Pico has 104 degrees and it's a lot less than triple monitors! I used to see every car coming from behind, but with VR I really need CrewChief and the radar. But racing in 3D is worth it, although it feels like you are racing through binoculairs:).
     
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  11. Gabriel "Pai" Legnini

    Gabriel "Pai" Legnini Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Setting up a DTM league that starts this Saturday, crossing fingers that we won't find too serious issues.
     
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  12. Scar666

    Scar666 Zum Glück bin ich verrückt

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    Are you talking Group A?

    If so, I'm definitely keen!
     
  13. Chip

    Chip Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    How are you finding the AI behavior given the time acceleration paired with multiple weather spots? In the past, I found they are pretty quick to switch tires back and forth quickly at the first sight of rain, resulting in many pit stops when none were really required.
     
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    Gabriel "Pai" Legnini Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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  15. Scar666

    Scar666 Zum Glück bin ich verrückt

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    Gabriel "Pai" Legnini Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Check your PMs :)
     
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  17. Coldsalmon

    Coldsalmon Member AMS2 Club Member

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    I like doing multiclass races with cars I think look cool. I was recently using this setup:
    P1, P4, GT3/4, M1, GT Classics, Copa Classics FL, Copa Fusca or Opala 79

    I can set the AI a bit too fast for me to keep up, because they are not very good at overtaking slower cars. So the races end up being very dramatic with me overtaking in traffic, and then having to fight to keep my position, and often losing it, when the track opens up.
     
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  18. Chip

    Chip Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Bump for hopefully more responses! What is the most fun thing you've done recently in AMS2?
     
  19. Coldsalmon

    Coldsalmon Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Lately I'm racing on racecraft.online. It's fun because there are races every 30 minutes, it fills out the grid with AI, and it tracks all of your stats and has competitive series standings. It's great for working on clean racing because it has an automated safety rating system and there are no restarts.
     
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  20. Scar666

    Scar666 Zum Glück bin ich verrückt

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    Bathurst 1983... In ANYTHING!!!

    But mainly still catching out a lot of bugs in the MP and having the fun inbetween that can be had...

    I've also been testing some mods and poking around to see what is possible within the engine...
     
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