Sounds neat. I have often wondered about convoys. I have been in a few but nothing really happened. A few head-to-head races or a co-op race or two.
So without sounding disrespectful, what exactly is the benefit of a convoy? Is it just so you have enough people for an event? Or similar driving level as opposed to random get-what-you-get?
I have finished all the normal races, done most all of the challenges (grinding through drifting right now, ugh), and am getting into my own blueprints…so looking for the next thing to do in FH4. Thank you.
You’re right, I should give more explanation on the advantages or “the spirit” of convoys.
I personally used to play Forza in two different ways:
Classic mode: I play the different races and tests proposed in the game: Seasonal events, Road racing series, Dirt racing series, Showcase events, Speed zones, Danger signs… This part of the game is a bit arcade. The driving is not very realistic (compared to Forza Motorsport) but the game is very fun and I love it!
Cruising mode: Forza horizon 4 is an incredible game. the graphics of the landscapes and the modeling of the cars is excellent. The four seasons and the effects of the weather are impressive. Even if Forza is not a simulation, the differences between vehicles are well transcribed. As a car enthusiast, I really like to ride more realistically in the game. Personally I desactivate all assistance, except the clutch, and I use the hood view. I focus on having a clean ride, good braking, nice trajectory, using cars with very different characteristics.
I like the cruising mode but it’s not great if I’m alone. I often drive on the Horizon map and meet other players to ride together. Some players are cruising in the same spirit as me and we have a good time together but it is not always easy to understand each other concerning the organization:
When I choose a vehicle from a manufacturer, other players often choose the same manufacturer. But if I choose a type of vehicle, the other players have trouble understanding what they should select…
Most of the time, players choose vehicles of class S1 or S2 to avoid having a much less powerful vehicule than the others. Then, the cruise sessions are always in S1 or S2…
Not everyone has a large garage, so sometimes other players cannot select the desired vehicle because they couldn’t buy it in advance…
When I drive behind another player, it is not always easy to follow him if he doesn’t know his route. When the organizer of the convoy doesn’t know his route in advance, he tends to make sudden changes of directions … it is much easier to follow an organizer knowing his route in advance, especially if he indicates changes of direction using the message “turn!”, this allows a much cleaner driving, to take care of braking and trajectories (especially without assistance).
Itineraries proposed by the players do not generally use the whole map and are only composed of classic route (no offroad).
When I go for a ride with other players, we manage to form a group of 4 or 5 cars but it is difficult to gather more people without organization.
These are the reasons that made me want to create a system to better manage meetings and convoys.
Sorry if my explanation is a bit long, i will say in summary:
The idea of the site is to offer convoys for car enthusiasts: - who like clean driving - who like to feel the difference between a retro car, rear-wheel-drive in class A and a Hypercars, 4 wheel drive in class S2 - who want to ride between enthusiasts without having a feeling of competition, just for the pleasure of riding between enthusiasts
This idea is based on my own way of playing but maybe we are very few in this case!
The site has only been online since last week. I called the site “racermeeting” and not “racerconvoy” because I think that there are other types of meetings to create in the future.
I am very open to proposals from the community to develop the site. Maybe meetings for drift fans? (even if I am very bad in this discipline!)
Thank you for your comments, I will probably modified the home page to explain a little more the spirit (or benefit) of convoys