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R3E – 50% Discount This Weekend

Simbin is having a special sale this weekend, lowering the prices of content for their free-to-play RaceRoom Racing Experience title.

Simbin is having a special sale this weekend, lowering the prices of content for their free-to-play RaceRoom Racing Experience title.

Running until MMonday September 30 at 0700 GMT/0900 CEST, the promotion cuts all prices in the title’s content store in half.

The promo includes all cars, tracks and liveries available for the game, the title’s content store can be found here.

  • Moura

    its not a F2P its P2P – Pay to Play

    • Marco Hooghuis

      There is free stuff, and therefore F2P.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Since Netkar Pro has a free demo does that make it a F2P title as well?
        I think that free to play means that with enough grinding all content can be had for free, with people paying for the content to get it instantly instead of slowly working towards it…Pay to play means that content is constantly added and the only way to access it is to pay for it….which of these describes R3E?

      • Marco Hooghuis

        Pay to play means you have to pay to get access. With free to play the base is free, so everybody can get in, and you can purchase additional content. A demo does not make a title free to play, since it doesn’t contain the complete base of the title.

  • Realkman666

    Good luck, Simbin. ;_;

    • Anonymous

      Well if SimBin was or is truly hurting I am almost compelled to buy in since I would rather waste my money than see them disappear. Like you I also say Good Luck to them.

      • Realkman666

        I never waste my money, because it sends the wrong message.

  • Mario Strada

    Not a good sign, is it?

    • GamerMuscle

      I don’t think you understand how digital content works.

      Having said that Not sure why anyone would play R3E over GTRE.

      • Yabba

        Having played TF2 for several years I can see how it works, yes.

        I look at Simbin’s game if I want to see it not working 🙂

        Pretty much every mistake they could have made developing a F2P game they’ve done, imo. Perhaps added a few of their own.

        Not the least of which, introducing a fake ‘vrp’ currency, which meant I just clicked the link to see these “half price” offers and though “How much am I paying?” “wtf is a vrp?” and closed it again.

        If they’d written a decent, more complete game and sat and thought about imaginative ways to monetize it, I’m sure it would have had the potential to be hugely successful.

        OTOH, perhaps they should have just written a decent game and sold it on steam, like assetto corsa and project cars.
        If they’d done that 5 years ago instead of trying to sell race 07 over and over, they’d have had a head start on the other two.

        But this is badly thought out. The game is less feature complete than some titles written by one guy in his bedroom. It doesn’t have nearly enough f2p content to entice anyone to keep playing it long enough to get his credit card out. The paid content is overpriced.

        The only thing this “50% off” will achieve is to show the few people who paid full price for the content what mugs they were for paying full price.

        They’ve effectively stuck a big middle finger up to the people who had already given them money.

      • Anonymous

        How funny the community is? This post is pretty negative even though it was well thought when written and all up votes including one from me but I in not so many words post something similar about rF2 it gets jumped on like a pack of wolves.

    • StarFoxySxv550

      I guess all the games on steam are in trouble too?

      • Anonymous

        How so ?, please do explain.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        It’s weird how people were saying there if there were bundles they would be more likely to jump in, and now effectively the entire content is a bundle, but now simbin is doomed, DOoOMED I say.

        If this had been on steam, not an eyelid battered.

      • João Dário

        this is not a steam sale …. its a discount from simbin.

      • kenpat .

        The difference is, that Steam is a growing market. Whereas RRE is not. That’s why some people are suspicious of Simbins motivation. I hope it is a marketing tool to attract more customers.
        If they had put it as a Steam sale I would have probably jumped in.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        So sims aren’t a growing market? That sucks

      • kenpat .

        That is probably part of RREs problem. There is a growing number of sims coming onto the market and for me Simbin is just not competitive enough.

  • StarFoxySxv550

    Probably should get in on this before the multiplayer gets here.

  • Ricoo

    I understand nothing to the prices… so pass.

  • http://www.molio.be/ Olivier D’Aubioul

    So I spent €17 and got 5 tracks & 7 cars, wich is an ok price.
    imho they should lower the price 50% permanently, and they’ll start seeying some more sales.

    • Realkman666

      Without a game to use all that in, I don’t see the point.

  • Paul Thompson

    I do hope this is to entice new membership and not to save a sinking ship. I also suspect that what was once the new GTR 3 sim will now be an added feature to raceroom racing experience content.

    • Marco Hooghuis

      There is no GTR3, all that you’ve seen before in information and screenshots was for R3E.

      • Paul Thompson

        Well that’s surely a positive thing for R3E then 😀 as it will only be a matter of time before we have an A.I. update 😀

  • Petros

    Still no GTR3? 🙁 I’m sorry Simbin, I’m still not interested. 🙁

    • Marco Hooghuis

      R3E=GTR3

      • gt3rsr

        🙁

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Having to pay extra to turn off the driving aids (and not even all of them) has absolutely nothing to do with the GTR series…This is a money grab thrown together by a skeleton crew, nothing more….Hope I get proved very wrong someday but for right now that is what R3E is.

  • kenpat .

    I’m almost tempted, but like Yabba I’m wary of the VRP. Yes you can work out a cash equivalent, but it would have been better if they just gave a price. Even Microsoft is giving up XP points and reverting to proper currency.
    GamerMuscle, think you’re spot on re Evo or any of the Race 07 titles.

  • Kris Baxter

    Until they add AI then I ain’t buying a thing, sick of hotlapping and want some proper races.

    • http://zerez86.blogspot.com/ zerez86

      there is a adaptive ai included

      • Kris Baxter

        really? i better check it out then, last time I played (28/8) there wasn’t any.

    • Anonymous

      yeh you get proper races with AI don’t you……………………(being 100% sarcastic)

      • Kris Baxter

        why the sarcasm? better than no AI, and 90% of the time better than multiplayer when dicks do the same thing the AI do, atleast with the AI it is expected and a programming error, with people its just munters not caring about ruining someone else’s race, I gave up on online about 4 years ago because of that.

  • Guest

    As much as I don’t like R3E’s concept, this is quite tempting.

  • eifionevans

    Im tempted to buy a couple of older cars but I have no idea how much it costs or how much I’m saving since its all listed in disneyland money.

    • http://zerez86.blogspot.com/ zerez86

      it’s (nearly) euros 😉

    • Marco Hooghuis

      Oh come on, it’s not brain surgery. 500 credits is €5, 2000 is €17 and 5000 is €40. Nothing difficult about it.

      • eifionevans

        ok ingame I could see how much vrp costs but nowhere do I see it mentioned in the linked store page.

  • mhth

    Even if it were free, there isn’t anything there to keep my attention for more than a couple hours here and there!

  • Paul Thompson

    Well I bit the bullet and paid out £16.79, and for that I got a whole host of tracks and cars. So I’ve sat here all afternoon in my cockpit playing R3E, and a lot of fun it was. Yes it was hot lapping with A.I. on track, but realistically the outlay was no more than a pub meal and a pint 😀

  • Anonymous

    I was gonna purchase every piece of available content offered which since I own none of it that would be everything on sale and the price resembles that of buying a whole boxed title game for less than $65.00. Whole problem is going through steam to make the purchase is WHACK!! If I could go directly through PayPal this would have been done instead of going through Steam Guard to add money to my wallet and then have to do the whole thing again to add the smaller amount needed to reach the needed balance just to turn around and have to then go buy each piece of content. That is effin Lame I don’t like hoops to jump through! However I may calm myself and try again cause still you are SimBin!

    • Anonymous

      Anyway I did it I added the needed funds to my wallet then bought the VRP money and made my purchases Like I said ALL the content together equals about $65.00 USD very close to what you would pay for a standard AAA game

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm I feel good that I went and purchased all the content for R3E because unlike some of you out there I appreciate what SimBin has done in the past for me and I have quoted I would not turn my back on them now can some of you say the same do you appreciate what simbin has done for you will you put your money where your mouths are and do your part to help support this team that has done so much for us. Even if my content sits on my PC I still will have done more than those coming here and Whining over this that and the other thing you don’t like.
    I won’t get upset if you don’t take me serious but still I am trying to make a point. I would do the same for ISI if they were in tough shape even if I just gave them a slap upside the head. 🙂

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      I supported them by buying all the expansion packs for the GTR series…I only throw money at something that I will get satisfaction from. I supported them when they actually made sims that tried to be realistic….I will not support them when R3E is about as close to reality as Mario Kart but with alot less features.

      • Anonymous

        Well is good you did not take me serious enough to get bent out of shape over it. With that said now I had some issues and think there are some game design flaws in the user interface and core settings. I found that setting the game graphics seems a design flaw and all the menus were off because of it and the active tabs out of place when not in sync with the system resolution. Then I found more of a buggy experience with issues with controller setup and not recognizing my CSP’s plus setting wheel rotation and calibration is at Sub Milestone levels. Big parts of this game need to be redone so they are usable and promote a better in game experience. Once I got on track while I think it could be better with better controller setup options or at least easier to use if I missed something. I get the impression this game could be very good but think this with some re-workings of certain elements it could be a very good game driving wise. and then the features could be finalized.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        I think if this game had been made by unknown devs instead of a few members of a once prominent team they would have been run out of town by now….This product screams of a money grab and I hate to see a loyal sim-racer throw away their hard earned money just to feel like they are doing good by supporting the community….not bent out of shape at all by the way, thanks for caring though.

      • Anonymous

        I would rather not see SimBin disappear I think that would be bad for our industry and would call into question the state of our genre as a whole. So no I did not waste my money or throw it away.

      • kenpat .

        I think it’s fair to say that this is not Simbin as we knew it. It’s good that you felt able to support them financially, but some of us aren’t in that position. Having said that, if after trying the game I thought that it was heading in the right direction I would have bought into it. I have pCars , have preordered GSC 2013 and will do the same for AC, I will get rF2 soon as well. I have some Simraceway paid for content as well. So I’m not against new financing methods,
        I just think at the moment their pricing and gameplay strategy is not for me.
        Harry I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I don’t hate it, probably just a bit disappointed.

      • Anonymous

        Well ya let them learn a hard lesson but let them live to continue to develop another day!

    • Realkman666

      I turned my back on them as soon as I felt the terrible handling in Raceroom and saw the ridiculous fake currency and prices for everything in a game you can barely play.

      • Anonymous

        While I don’t have things setup perfectly and question if getting to that point is possible with the state of the game the way it is. I was able to go out and run laps on the track and while I was not completely happy with the way the steering felt I seem to think that is where the problem lays and not so much in the physics. I am finding it impossible to sync my wheel rotation with that in game so I really cannot expect the car to drive as it should with an out of sync wheel setup. I think they get this problem fixed if it is by some reason just not me doing something wrong I actually think this will be really good but I do think there is a big reason why R3E was released prematurely why the content is 50% off and why Klaus is now CEO. I hope things work out for them.

      • Realkman666

        I also felt like it was impossible to have a feel of how much I was turning in both the closed and open beta, and that the smallest of slides turned into a lateral hovercraft fest. It reminded of the very light cars in old Codemasters games or Shift 2. I have no doubt that the physics data is complex (as was Shift 2’s), but it’s so poorly calibrated that it feels way off.
        You don’t have a problem with the way the tail just likes to slide out when you want to turn? Last time I played, it felt like one of these old and cheap “pivot point” racing games.

        I understand your willingness to support Simbin, but companies change, people leave, decisions are made, and gold turns to crap. I used to love Squaresoft, and now it’s a big sushi mess, for example.

      • Anonymous

        Yes I have made Shift type comments with regards to R3E and the waggy rear end of the cars but I think it’s fixable did not Sift have a community patch that fixed some of it’s FFB and wheel setting issues? All I am saying that if the right stuff is injected into this game to fix those woes it stands a chance to be very good. As far as the hovercraft slides I question what tire Simbin is using. if it’s a tweaked version of ISI’s tire or something else? Would explain a lot in that area. I don’t think we should give up on this title quite yet but if things continue with no real results those of you I indirectly blasted will be off the hook.

      • Realkman666

        The only footage I’ve seen of the fixed Shift handling still had random sliding. The only thing that truly worked was limiting the steering angle, but then you had to handbrake around hairpins. 😀
        I’ve never seen any comment from Simbin regarding physics, only about why the Disneyland arrows are good and how much content will come out. That’s why I don’t believe things will change.
        Besides, if a core physics engine could be tweaked so much, Test Drive Ferrari wouldn’t have been as ridiculous as Shift 2. I want to believe that they can go in deep and change a few things (like moving forward the “pivot point”, or whatever they use for steering), but I’ve never seen it happen!
        I really wanted to be positive when I was sampling Bathurst and Zandvoort, but I haven’t had any reason to change my mind since January.

        This looks nice, though.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbUYw95CP6g

      • Anonymous

        With Work TDFRL could be as good as pCARS and even continue to improve from there

    • Walter

      Sorry to say it but you wont get a medal for being so wonderful.

  • Harry Tulloch

    why are people hating on this game its a very good game

    • Anonymous

      I think it has the potential to be a very good game but some things need to be fixed to get there!

      • Harry Tulloch

        Well its still a WIP game nothing can be 100% from day 1

      • Anonymous

        I come from a time when games were released as a complete product virtually bug free. So yes things can be and have been 100% from day one in the past.

      • David Wright

        In those days publishers paid developers to produce finished games. There were milestones laid down and the developer wasn’t paid until the publisher was satisfied the milestone was reached.

        Now developers publish their own games. It does give them more freedom to create what they want but the discipline of meeting deadlines and finishing the product has gone. The lack of publisher funding may also mean developers are under-resourced compared to the old days.

      • Marco Hooghuis

        It’s not day 1, it has been out since februari.
        What we as customers must do is not accepting to pay for an unfinished product, free to play or not. If the basic content that can be expected from a title isn’t there it’s not finished and therefore should not receive any money yet.

        What we’re dealing with here is a developer who doesn’t expand the functionality but introduces only content that can be sold inside a base that’s unfinished. So R3E becomes this hollow shell of a product. On the surface it appears to have great content, but once looked beyond the surface it’s quite empty.

        Signed, a person who owns every single pc-based Simbin title to date.

  • Anonymous

    Well I own all the content except two of the newer cars. All tracks and all cars to date (-2 cars). For me this is very disappointing sure I support Simbin, Sure it’s great they are looking to offer all the content for 50% off…. but why not offer the vRP’s at 50% so folks who have already supported you since Day 1 have a chance top save a few bucks on the new material not yet released.

    So I’ve already spent more than 100US closer to 125US and now they offer discounts to new comers and not they’re loyal supporters. 50% off vRP’s or Dbl vRP’s for the same price would have offered a 50% discount to everyone…. not just the non-believers Simbin… WTH are you thinking…LOL!

  • Jim. C

    Not sure how much I would play this even if the content was free. R3E isn’t much of a sim in my opinion. Very underwhelming.

    • Anonymous

      I think there are some issues with the controller set and if they could find a way to work these things out I think it could be really good. Yes something is missing but I do not think it is extremely major to get it right .

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