I see the lobbies light once in a while, I cant imagine nobody in the world is online right now, and dont forget you cant see races in progress. However check the pcars forum because there is something going around where some people cant see all the rooms
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Yes, it has a future. And no, all the empty lobbies are not a sign of anything sinister. Ever since the last patch (or was it the one before?) people have been hosting dedicated servers and just leaving them there, which makes it look like there's a big problem, when there really isn't.
The game has a future. I know a lot of people are awaiting the next DLC and free car. One of them is the Mazda Drift Car, which should send frosty into hysterics. Even then, it's all just road courses. And then there's oval racing, which should come out sometime soon.
Besides, if you don't see anything in the server, that would be the perfect time to start up your own. People flock to the "clanAOD.net" server. They love that we do clean racing. Pick your favorite car / class, your favorite track, and start up a server! Give it 15 minutes practice, 15 qual (or just 30 qual), and I bet that thing will fill up in a few minutes.
Someone wise once told someone wise who told me, "Things don't just happen, you make them happen."
God damned speed traps.
Keep in mind you can't see races that are in progress. Could have just been a bad time to look for a race. Sometimes just refreshing and checking again 5 mins later will reload the server browser with more populated games.
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I was online last night. I feel it's a server search bug. I have to go in and out of the online UI to have more to show up. It's frustrating
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Both Dann & Venom make good points. However, I think the best way to judge the state of a game is to judge it against its competitors. iRacing is still drawing multi-split events (and growing) with each event we enter. Honestly, I've wondered the same thing Rami has for some time now. I think project cars and hype/community is all we have to hope eSports and PCars 2 can keep everything afloat.
"Every race can be won in Turn 1." - Pastor Maldonado
Most racing titles go through this sort of multiplayer up/down syndrome. And you'll definitely see fluctuation between content release periods as many people not involved in organized racing groups will drift towards other things. I see this all the time in Rfactor 2 and Game Stock Car. But like Dan said, just fire up a lobby and there's a pretty good chance you'll get something going fairly quick. Lots of people just wait around for someone to get something organized going, one of the principle reasons for Iracing's success. As long as the devs continue to support the title, I would say it'll be fine.
It must be a search bug as for the past days I can see maximum 2 rooms with people in it, all the others ones are empty dedicated servers.
Tried iRacing for a month, got to my D-license and was 2 races away from being promoted to C-license but gave up as I had to
go either with the Spec Racer or the Cadillac. Found them both incredibly difficult to drive.
The thing that bothers me the most though is the penalty system for going off track or touching another car. I try to drive as safe as possible
which usually puts me at the back of the field because I'm being so careful not to get a bad safety rating that I let everyone pass me
because you get too scared that in the next corner the other idiot hits you and you pay for it with your safety rating.
Also the price of course, if I put all tracks and car necessary to run for example a season in the KIA Optima in the shopping cart, that would cost me almost 100€.
That is insane.
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
fyi - youre not the only one with the lobby bugs
I wonder what the fluctuation of racers are relating to school dates. More people online in summer?
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