Basic question, Are you ok with people doing the P.I.T. maneuver online or do you like good clean racing?
Here is how I look at both sides. You'll see I heavily favor one side....
It is good to have a clean race where nobody wipes out anyone else on purpose... that way you actually get a more accurate result of who the 'better' racer is (I put better in quotes because we have to remember this is a video game). um... I got nothing else....umm, maybe so then nobody gets their feelings hurt? when they get wiped out? idk.
Here is why I think it's ok to wipe people out....
First and most important point: It's Grand Theft Auto. If you want clean racing, go play Nascar or Gran Turismo. There is suppose to be 'dirty' racing in GTA (duh, thought this would have been obvious)
Second: what else are you suppose to do? Even with 'catch up' turned off, as soon as you pass someone they're just going to pass you right back because of the slip streaming.... and who knows, maybe wipe you out?? So why not wipe them out first and not even give them a chance?
Here is how I try to race (during long races). I try to get into 2nd place and slip stream the guy in first, bumping him square on in the back to give him a boost of speed and then continue to slip stream. Doing this allows him and me to pull away from everyone else in the race. Then I stay behind the guy looking for the right moment to either pass him (when we're almost at the finish line) or I'll wipe him out if I see a good opportunity to do so and then take the lead.
During short races, you just have to hope you don't get caught up in that mess that happens at the start of every single race online with 5 or more racers.
This next point is the second most important point: I would probably have a problem with people wiping out other people if it was impossible to defend against. But guess what? All you people out there complaining about getting wipe out, it's because you aren't good racers.... at least, not yet.
If you know or think someone is going to wipe you out, let off the gas and lightly hit your brakes (now obviously this isn't going to work at the start of a race, there are too many cars and jamming going on), the person will either go past you and pull in front of you, in which case you slip stream and wipe them out. Or they will slam in the side of you. I've actually has in some cases where they wipe themselves out because they completely miss me while trying to slam into me. But anyway, once they slam into you.. that is a perfect opportunity to wipe them out because they are still going full speed while you let off the gas and hit your brakes lightly and are under more control than them.
If it wasn't for the above paragraph that I just wrote, then I would totally be against wiping people out.
It actually takes more 'skill' (remember, it's just a video game, not much skill involved) to be a racer who wipes other racers out and even more 'skill' to defend against the P.I.T.. Now I'm not talking about slamming people, or doing crazy crap at the start of a race. It's easy to just drive up behind someone, slip stream them and then pass them (yawn).
Or how bout when you're going down the straight away toward the finish line and the guy behind you is on the other side of the track flying up on you about to pass you (thanks catch up) and he wasn't even slip streaming you?? You're just suppose to let him pass? Or pull in front of him?? Yeah, that's what I thought.
I have more respect for someone who can handle a P.I.T. maneuver and dish it out, more than someone who just happens to slip stream past the guy in 1st place because the video game assists him.
My questions are rhetorical, since I am right about my points. The only argument someone can have against me is this "You are mean (or calls me a bad word)". My questions are also rhetorical because I am not coming back to this thread to read any replies (since like I said above, I am right) (unless you're someone who gets their feelings hurt when they lose racing on GTA).
I am right. Please be sure to reply to my thread to keep bumping it
At least until it gets lock