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Nathaniel Essex
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#1

Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:53 AM

Where are all these custom races everyone is saposedlly hosting. Everytime I join a race I end up in either jumps jumps jumps, criminal records, the commute, or down the drain. I though I was going to see new races(essentially, new content) everytime I joined a race but nope. The complete opposite is happening.

 

I've tried hosting my own races and bookmarked races from social club but no one ever joins. The other day I sat and watched an entire movie while waiting for someone to join. One person joined and quit before I could start the race. 

 

So is anyone else having this problem?


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:56 AM

Yup.

I tried hosting so many times but matchmaking is such a pain. Could be because my main is too high level, I dont know.

All I can say is staring at an empty lobby waiting for people to join can be pretty soul-destroying.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

most GTA "racers" aren't actually racers, just grinders with fancy supercars trying to unlock mods for other supercars

 

that's the main problem.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:39 AM

I made a race near FZ, its awesome :)

no jumps around (other than the natural ones that is optional) http://socialclub.ro...OA?platformId=2 its really better when you play alone.....I screwed in making the finish line :(


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:42 AM

^a race alone is no race at all.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:44 AM

well you do can play more than one, just for practicing the roads. after getting the hang, you can play around with friends too. that was my point


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:45 AM

i just linked the cool ones from socialpage

 

then host them the startup is quite lame, with just me and 3 friends, but it fills up

because ppl stay because i quote : "GODDAMNNN I DIDNT KNOW GTA ONLINE WAS ACTUALLY FUN"

 

its a good time when you fill a lobby and just go from custom race to custom race

 

even had a 8 ppl bare knuckle fight up high for 30mins , wich was balls out funny


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

I try hosting mine all the time but no one ever joins after inviting all from session, all skill matched and then auto-invite too. Really annoying because my best race is only good with loads of people, but I'm lucky to get one or two lol.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

It's extremely hard getting players to play the user created content. Rockstar should add a player created content pool with voting screen for players to use and find both new content and players that like to try new content.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

I made a poorly designed Battlefield like map, it requires 10-16 players to play and it can only play TDM. Now, it seems that that no matter what (it only takes like 5 minutes to get it full) one team ends up with the tank and we can't destroy it. Even though I put a ton of rocket launchers out for everyone. 


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

I made a poorly designed Battlefield like map, it requires 10-16 players to play and it can only play TDM. Now, it seems that that no matter what (it only takes like 5 minutes to get it full) one team ends up with the tank and we can't destroy it. Even though I put a ton of rocket launchers out for everyone.


Yet you dont go back and resolve the issue in the editor? <sigh>
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:50 PM

I normally get a fair few join my first hosted session of the day then yeah just 1 or 2 people join.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:46 AM

So it's fair to say that this is an actual issue with gtao. I'm still having no luck in finding custom races or getting people to join ones I host. That stupid jumps jumps jumps race has no problem filling up with 16 people.

 

I see people complaining about custom races and I just think to myself, "Damn, I wish I could play those crappy races." Everytime I see a rockstar or rockstar verified race it feels like something dies in side my chest.

 

I know I'm being overly dramatic but custom races is the only enjoyment I can get out of gtao. Pretty much everthing else involves shooting and nobody plays anything but free-roam in free-aim so I have to switch over to auto-aim lobbies to do races but nobody plays anything except jumps jumps jumps and criminal records.  


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

Ive made 8 races, some have zero plays and some a little more popular.

Its very hard to make popular ones, they just need that bit of magic to work well.

I looked through loads on the social club and there are literally hundreds with little or no plays.

 

This is my most popular one, and every time I host it I get racers join, and nearly every time they go for a repeat race too!
Its got what I believe is needed for a successful race;

 

Not too long distance wise

Not too long time wise

No badly placed checkpoints

No jump props

 

The only key is needing to use a Sandking or Messa jeep. Ive seen one person finish it in a Bifta, but its very hard due to deep water

 

http://socialclub.ro...rg?platformId=2

 

The creator takes some getting used to, and needs a few races to be made before you really get the hang of it to make something worthwhile


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

funny as how mine is a ground race, if you select GTA race, you can steal the Lazer and race around! :D

just make sure you're playing alone. its a real hell to make the plane to actually hit the checkpoints. also, just make sure you're close to them, but not too close to the ground. putting down the landing gear ALL THE TIME helps a lot. ;)


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:53 AM

I get stuck in them all the time.  Just did one with bicycles that some idiot made.  At first it was ok, but there was one part where you had to keep biking across a river, and for the most part it was doable here as well.  Until you got to the final part where you needed to cross the river one last time.  Too deep to bike across, yet there was a checkpoint right in the middle you needed to get.  I ended up having to build speed, jump, and get the checkpoint, let my guy fall off his bike/drown, and then bike up and around a side of a mountain to pass the part and get back on track.  Even the creator kept drowning, looks like he didn't test it first.  So trust me, you're not missing much by not getting these abysmal races.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:04 AM

When playing GTAO without the crew I'll always hit Quick Join Race. I've done all sorts of weird and poorly constructed races.

 

Normally with just one other person.... 9 times out of 10 the original creator. I'll end up racing off ahead, missing some jump that was necessary to hit at an exact speed, end up in a ditch or tumbling down a mountain.

 

Then, when I eventually manage to finish I get greeted by the Bird...

 

Dislike, exit lobby, rinse and repeat.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

I get stuck in them all the time.  Just did one with bicycles that some idiot made.  At first it was ok, but there was one part where you had to keep biking across a river, and for the most part it was doable here as well.  Until you got to the final part where you needed to cross the river one last time.  Too deep to bike across, yet there was a checkpoint right in the middle you needed to get.  I ended up having to build speed, jump, and get the checkpoint, let my guy fall off his bike/drown, and then bike up and around a side of a mountain to pass the part and get back on track.  Even the creator kept drowning, looks like he didn't test it first.  So trust me, you're not missing much by not getting these abysmal races.

that's why I'm always away from bike races. bicycles races are really bad unless you have 100% stamina, while the motorbike races? no problem unless its a mountain.....


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:35 PM Edited by DrAtomic, 22 January 2014 - 02:37 PM.

Ive made 8 races, some have zero plays

Which means that you took all that time to create the job but spend no time at all playing it after it was finished. You can give your own jobs 1 play and 1 vote, simply by playing it alone, just once, after publishing it. You spend no time hosting your job, I spend no time trying yours as I (most of the times rightfully so) have to assume it's junk.
 

The only key is needing to use a Sandking or Messa jeep. Ive seen one person finish it in a Bifta, but its very hard due to deep water

You know this, but you don't go back into the editor and fix your job by limiting the vehicle choice to Sandking, Mesa or Rebel? You rather take the negative votes from frustrated people that drown over and over? Testing your job also involves testing it out in all the vehicles you have left players to choose from. Players should be able to trust a content creator to have done the testing for them so they can enjoy racing.




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