AMR DANI3L COMMUNITY SIM RACER WEEKLY BLOG #13

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Hello ladies and gentlemen of the sim racing world. Welcome to blog number thirteen (hopefully this won’t be unlucky! Ha!) that I’ve produced for SimRace247.com in 2022. I hope that you’re all feeling very well and keeping safe?

Compared to my previous blog, this will have a different tone and narrative to it, because there won’t be any racing action to talk about. Considering that I’ve taken a bit of time to reflect from finishing my last ever live stream on Youtube, I’ve spent parts of this past week trying to chill, even though it’s been very strange to not be as productive as I’m usually am during a typical week that I have. Also, I’ve been updating my Twitch channel with a new banner and provided a little bit of info in the “About” section, including a link for my channel supporter SimRace247 (of course!). For someone who’s not very artistic in anyway, shape or form, it doesn’t look too shabby (I hope! Ha Ha!).

In terms of my plans of how I’m going to get started with the Twitch platform, I will make my first official streaming debut on the platform on Monday 18th April, but I will be doing 2 test streams on Friday 15th at 2pm BST/3pm CEST, and also at 8pm BST/9pm CEST, just to make sure that I get the hang of Twitch and Streamlabs OBS which I’ll be using for the first time.

In a way, I am feeling nervous about venturing onto a new platform, considering that I will be more or less starting from scratch once again, just like I did with my Youtube channel back in 2019. But by the same token, I’m very motivated and highly anticipating this new challenge in my sim racing journey.
I haven’t even officially started broadcasting yet, and I’m already blown away by the 36 followers that I have so far. Thanks so much to everyone who’s been kind enough to follow me on the platform. I hope to do the best job possible for you all.

If you want to follow me on Twitch, you can find a link for my channel at the bottom of this blog. Here is also the schedule of which I plan to stream for the week starting Monday 18th April.

Something that I had completely missed out on from my first introductory blog which I can take this opportunity to discuss on, which I’m also long overdue to create a video on, is my sim rig setup! I can briefly talk about everything that I currently possess.

The first place I could discuss is of course, the gaming PC. As I mentioned in the first blog, I decided to take the plunge and have a go at building my very own PC from scratch. It was very daunting because this was my first and so far, only PC build to date. It’s gone through a couple of updates since, including a change of graphics card. It used to house a Gigabyte GTX 1080ti GPU, but this has since been upgraded. I assembled my PC back in 2019, but here’s the full list of parts which are included in the build itself:

*Corsair 270R ATX Mid Tower Case
*MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard
*Intel i9 9900k processor
*ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3060ti GPU
*Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 Memory
*Western Digital Blue 2TB HDD Drive
*Samsung 860 EVO 1TB Solid State Drive
*Samsung 860 EVO 500GB Solid State Drive
*Corsair HXi 850W Power Supply
*Corsair H100i V2 Liquid CPU Cooler
*Corsair HD120 120mm Fans (3pk)

At this present time, this is the only PC I have for gaming and streaming. It’s my ambition in the future to not only replace this with an upgrade, but also invest in a second PC for the purposes of streaming, so I’m not putting too much stress on one system. But unfortunately, I don’t have much in terms of funds to make any of this possible. Hopefully one day, I will be able to turn these dreams into reality. But we’ll see what happens.

About 2 months after I completed the PC build, I was finally able to purchase the last piece of sim racing equipment I needed in order to finally get going with my sim racing & content creating venture. To begin with, I only had this gear to get me started:

*Fanatec ClubSport V3 Pedals
*Fanatec McLaren GT3 V1 Rim
*Fanatec CSL Elite V1.1 Wheelbase

A vast amount isn’t it? But yep! This was all that I had to start out with in 2019.

As soon as I acquired all of my equipment and built the PC, the first race I ever entered was in iRacing with the MX-5 Cup event around Charlotte Motor Speedway. This video is in fact that very race, the first time I entered any sim racing event with my new equipment. And WOW! How I’ve evolved so much as a content creator. I feel really embarrassed now about sharing this clip, but this was exactly how it all started out for me back in June 2019.

(FIRST EVENT IN iRacing VIDEO)

One fact that you might not know about, was that I used my TV as a monitor because I couldn’t afford to invest in a gaming monitor at the time. So, I had to put up with horrendous amounts of input lag which affected my performances a little bit. So, I was very surprised to have been successful straight away in my very first event.

Since then, over a period of 2 years, I’ve been able to buy other pieces of equipment for sim racing, as well replace my wheelbase from a belt driven system to a direct drive. The list of my sim equipment include:

*AOC CQ31G1 Gaming Monitor
*Phillips Monitor (for OBS & reading live stream chat)
*GT Omega Racing Titan Cockpit & RS9 Seat
*Trakracer Monitor Stand
*Fanatec CSL DD wheelbase
*Fanatec ClubSport V3 Pedals
*Fanatec McLaren GT3 V1 Rim
*Fanatec CSL WRC Rally Rim
*Fanatec ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5
*Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake V1.5

During my absence, the third event of my DiRT Rally 2.0 community series had come to its conclusion. So, I thought it would be an idea to quickly showcase the results of rally New Zealand in the Historic H3 rally vehicles. My huge thanks to everyone who had participated in the rally. I hope you all had immense fun throughout.

So, here’s the results of Rally new Zealand. Taking victory once again was the every consistent and reliable PeeEss. Many congratulations on claiming another rally series win. Thoroughly deserved once more.
Finishing in second place has been the real sensation of this year’s rally series. Anna a.k.a Annalise Riot, has improved immensely and has clinched second place overall. Will a victory be on the cards this year? Congratulations Anna on another brilliant performance!
Clinching the final step of the podium and beating me by a minute & ten seconds (darn it!!) was Donny MacGarry. Well done Donny!

Event number 4 is well underway with the tarmac stages of Germany in the monstrous Group B 4WD cars. The rally finishes at the end of April, so if you want to join in and participate with our community, you can find a link to my rally club at the end of this blog. It will be awesome to see you participate with us in the series.

To complete this week’s blog, I thought I would briefly mention about what I have lined up for my live streams over on Twitch.

After the huge enjoyment and success of the first “What If Multi-Multiclass Racing Competed Here?” series, there will be a second series with an entirely different discipline of vehicle. I won’t reveal anything yet. All will become clear when I go live with the first episode on Twitch.

There will be some competitive racing action as well in Assetto Corsa Competizione. Although, this won’t be a weekly championship. The series I’ve signed up for is with an organisation called Rapid Drivers Club (whom I’ve raced with in the past). The championship is called “2point4 World Tour”. There will be 5 rounds in total with race lengths being 144 minutes. I’ve not entered any solo races of that length for some time, so it will be intriguing to see how this championship pans out.

Just because I’ve switched platforms for streaming, doesn’t mean that rallying will be dropped. That will never happen. I always love my rallying, even if I have a tendency to wind up in accidents quite frequently. I know secretly everyone watches my rally streams for the crashes! Ha Ha! I’m only kidding. There will be plenty of action in DiRT Rally 2.0 and WRC 10. I do hope to venture into other titles as well including Richard Burns Rally. Only if I can find a decent downloadable version of the game.

Friday Nights on Forza Horizon will make a full time return as I plan to host weekly community convoys in the game. I hope to see you good folks join in for some chilled out and fun times together.

I don’t want to reveal anything else just yet, but I am working on plenty more ideas for the future. But I cannot wait to return to streaming and seeing where this venture takes us on Twitch.

That’s about wraps things up for this week’s blog. If you want to, please be sure to follow me on Twitch for my live streams as well as subscribe to my Youtube channel for future video projects. You can also join our DiRT Rally 2.0 club for fun, monthly rally events and see how you fair against other members of the community.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. Take care, stay safe & happy sim racing!!

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