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teltow

What's with the races?

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teltow

I really love the custom races in GTAO but am a bit disappointed about the horse races in RDO.

 

In every %/!"**% race in RDO you can shoot or somehow attack your competitors. It's NOT racing, it's just another %/!"**% Showdown mode. Every %/!"**% race in RDO is a GTA race.

 

Where's the non-contact option? Or at least one %/!"**% race without %/!"**% guns? Why can't I select a specific race and have to hop on a %/!"**% series? Why can't I race alone to practice the track? Why can't I start a lobby and only invite friends or crew? Why am I thrown through the air like a bouncy ball and "die" instantly if I slightly collide with another player? That's an oxymoron for armed PVP races where you can hit and shoot other players, isn't it?

 

Where's endurance racing? Where's jumping? Cross Country? Why not relay horse racing? Or dexterity? These existing racing modes are all the same and not different to a Showdown shootout. That's really lame. The R* GTAO races are really boring, but this is a new low.

 

I also loved (custom) playlists in GTAO. With races, LTS etc. But ofc you can't do them in RDO bc you can't select specific maps and open up an own lobby. My only hope is that R* has to change this, if they implement the announced Creator. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to play custom maps. Sadly I have no hope for an improvement of the racing modes in RDO and it's a %/!"**% shame. So much potential lost...

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Lonely-Martin

They're pathetic!

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Gawddog

I love the racing, or shall we say, "would" love the racing if it weren't for the one or two idiots in every session that decide they are going to ruin it for everyone by trying to kill or shoot everyone they can. Also really love the ones that try to collide with you on purpose. I can see having modes where this is a thing, but we should have modes without it. I used to race a lot when I first started playing, not anymore, it got old quick. Now only if it's a daily. 🙄

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1898

They're a waste.

 

I'd like to see an endurance race, say from Saint Denis to Tumbleweed or just a simple oval, all weapons locked in both cases.

 

IOW  a "race".

 

Also add carts and wagons to the mix.

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AmyStone

Races are the worse thing in RDO. I only do them when I have a daily.

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rusbeckia
2 hours ago, teltow said:

bc you can't select specific maps and open up an own lobby

If they do that, rdo missions would be the same crap waiting-room-play as whole gta online is. Thanks but no thanks. 

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teltow
51 minutes ago, rusbeckia said:

If they do that, rdo missions would be the same crap waiting-room-play as whole gta online is. Thanks but no thanks. 

I got in contact with racing & crator crews in GTAO and it was never a problem to fill up lobbies. Same with playlist groups (+lts, dm, captures) or even small crews which did custom playlists regularly (I was in two such crews and had the gaming time of my life).

This is what kept me playing GTAO for so long basically. It was a question of how much effort you personally would invest to play these things with others in GTAO. If you just came online to look for some nice racing it was difficult, I'll give you that. Same with heists or anything else. Try finish CM in a random heisting group or even one complete heist... Personally, I wouldn't wait but look for like minded ppl. Same as most ppl did with heists.

 

AND! R* doesn't have to bin the (bloody) series thing. I know there must be ppl out there who like this and I don't want to take it away from them. But they could ALSO in addition implement own lobbies with selected races and such, couldn't they? There's no conflict in that.

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IamCourtney

Between the mandatory shooting and the barely worth mentioning differences between one horse and another, RDO racing has been dead to me since day one.

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éX-Driver

I’d like to see them add a horse track. Just some simple 1 mile oval with some tall hedges around the outside of the track to hide the fact that there’s nothing but blue hell beyond them. Also have a hurdle variant for hurdle racing. An 8 furlong track is long enough that you have to manage a horse’s stamina but not so long as to be a bore. No weapons. There, horse racing problem solved.

Could even make an update themed around it, with period-correct racing saddles and jockey uniforms. Along with bringing back the Quarter Horse breed and some new coats for the Araban, Standardbred, and Thoroughbred.

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ThaBirdCoot

Should do cannonball run like GTA IV. Could be fun

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ALifeOfMisery

As others have said, races in RDO are a waste of time. An almost pointless, garbage game mode.

 

I don't even take part for Daily Challenges, I don't want to give R* any encouragement whatsoever to waste time adding more to the game.

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AmyStone
2 hours ago, ALifeOfMisery said:

I don't even take part for Daily Challenges, I don't want to give R* any encouragement whatsoever to waste time adding more to the game.

That's starting to be the same for me. I didn't bother with the race a few days ago. It's really not worth the the stress. Why can't they include optional non-contact races? I'm sure if they did they would find the contact lobbies completely empty.

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ALifeOfMisery
8 hours ago, AmyStone said:

That's starting to be the same for me. I didn't bother with the race a few days ago. It's really not worth the the stress. Why can't they include optional non-contact races? I'm sure if they did they would find the contact lobbies completely empty.

If they had non contact I might do them for dailies, as it's the constant PIB use is one of the most annoying aspects of racing in RDO. But, because there's so little difference in horse speeds I'd find non contact races just as uninteresting as regular races, just for different reasons.

 

Even if R* changed speed and acceleration so there was differences between breeds, we'd just end up with races where everyone uses the same horses few horses and saddles, pretty much the same as it is now.

 

It's a flawed concept. R* have used combat to try and make races interesting and it's failed miserably. 

 

I wish R* would remove them TBH. Just look at how cluttered GTAO is, with all the Adversary Modes that are rated below 50%, which no one plays unless they are featured in a bonus week and even then they take their double money and downvote it for being sh*t. I don't want RDO to have 50 options on the home screen in a couple of years time, if players don't like a game mode, don't leave it there to rot and clutter, just remove it.

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Coleco

Races are complete garbage, I gave up on them months ago. Another lazy addition that with a bit more effort and thought could have actually been a lot of fun (I'd play @1898's suggestion of endurance races over the current ones any day)... and if there was ever a game mode that should never have included weapons, this is it.

 

Insta-kill collisions are complete BS too

 

 

 

 

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DarksunDaFirst

I want to know what the f*ck is up with the races being mixed into the Shootout rotations again - there is a reason why I select “Shootout” over “Race”

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AmyStone
21 hours ago, ALifeOfMisery said:

If they had non contact I might do them for dailies, as it's the constant PIB use is one of the most annoying aspects of racing in RDO. But, because there's so little difference in horse speeds I'd find non contact races just as uninteresting as regular races, just for different reasons.

 

Even if R* changed speed and acceleration so there was differences between breeds, we'd just end up with races where everyone uses the same horses few horses and saddles, pretty much the same as it is now.

 

It's a flawed concept. R* have used combat to try and make races interesting and it's failed miserably. 

I think the way Rockstar have chosen to do races it flawed. There's no reason why you can't make them challenging with all of the horses being the same. A non-contact open race would take some skill and learning the best route through the course. They could add races that force you to make jumps or navigate through narrow or awkward terrain. It doesn't have to be about who can kick the best.

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Foxwolfe

I don't even need non contact personally, just disable weapon use it's so stupid, same thing with master archer.

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DarksunDaFirst
18 hours ago, Foxwolfe said:

I don't even need non contact personally, just disable weapon use it's so stupid, same thing with master archer.

Master Archer is a strategy game - especially if you’re running low on arrows. If you’re on top and out of arrows, you only option is to defend your position.  
 

Plus I like the fact that I can defend myself with a gun if someone is aiming for me with their bow.  I always load my repeater and revolver with explosive rounds prior to match start - just in case.

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Foxwolfe

It's cool that you decide to look at it that way, I respect that, but it's not like that's the description or anything. I'd still prefer if there was no other weapons involved, competitions like that shouldn't involve fighting as well imo.

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