These theoretic thoughts about blocking and pushing should be actually in a new topic
To collect opinions about this topic...what you mean?
(and the same goes with if you notice that a likely rammer is driving in back of you - doing a surprise maneuver in some curve / corner, kind of predicting what's the most usual way to try to ram your car -> as a result it's a "hit and miss", where you continue on unharmed, and the rammer crashes offroad ... again) ...
Indeed, this kind of maneuvers to avoid beeing blocked or pushed its one special part of Turbo Sliders nonghost races, i actually like also very much
(so far i am not in a very good lap there
Example: Track: Hughes. Players: riQ and me
I start at first (right side, as i remember), he started left behind me...
Start, 1st curve: i drive at the ride side, riQ is coming inside, few 1/10 sec behind me...
Now, it was no "quick lap" (where i often just try to hold my line to get a good lap and hope, i won't be pushed out or be blocked..), so i watched that riQ tried to push me, when i would get in the corner...
A typical scene and Swos would agree that this would be a kind of pro-video
Now i just stop accelerating and let riQ drive into the grass in front of me, while i drive a slower wide curve than normal, but at last, i protected to be pushed.
This part of tactical driving by both (trying to push and avoiding to push) can actually be tolerated, as long as the other drivers are tolerating this OR the server / serveradmin allows this kind of rough/rude driving (style(s)).
My suggestion (to all the players, which like to drive like they want (so long they don't drive backwards
Create a dedicated server with for example the serverinfo "Tactical Racing Server". Before each race the server gives a information (Begin Cup /say <information>...End <- in Macros.ini) like:
This is a tactical racing server. Tactical Blocking and Pushing is allowed (including tactical racing for teammembers).
If the serveradmin would also allow backward driving or not...then he should mention this of course, like:
"Backward Drivers can be kicked or banned by admins...".
In Comparison to a "tactical racing server" there might be a normal slider server or gentlemen server
My opinion about general online games is:
if there is a possibility to achieve the goal of the game, by its coded rules, but this possibility is an unmoralic way...then, if you have something like "honor", you would loose (a part of) it concerning fairplay...
So, when there would be a server, where blocking and pushing is allowed, i would also play there, because that might be the ultimate _Racing_ fun (if you aren't about driving lap records
) and don't get worry, when you loose, although you should have won actually in fair conditions.
But actually, like Swos, Newton and other lovely AntiSliders, they love driving like in Formula 1 Races. And there, the moralic fairness is necessary for us. And in my opinion, driving/playing fair should be the "default" behaviour of each player. So, as long an extra information or something like that isn't agreeing to allow a kind of unfair playing, then a player should try to race fair.
And please, i saw this so often, don't think, if other players drive unfair, you may do it also. It might be okay to drive unfair against the player, who drove unfair too - when he is fine with this kind of revenge act.
Argh, thinking about this topic makes me a bit sad :-S
Finally, i (hope) to keep beeing a gentleman driver, but on the other hand driving in tactical racing servers would make also much fun
Lately these kind of servers would be more about achieving a good place than getting the fastest lap and that is the usual "racing" actually also about (achieving the 1st place), isn't it
(ok, for players like me, it's not really the aim in most races these days)
And there will be sometimes much skill needed to get 1st, when there are others trying to push you out