My little cousin relishes the fact that he's got me beat on a large number of tracks in Rival Mode and in the Hotlaps under Freeplay. So, all in all, he's legitimately faster than I am according to the unspoken rules of the game. He's rubbed my face in it for a number of weeks now too, LOL, the little punk. My thing is this, if he were to drive without assists he wouldn't be anywhere close to being as fast as his times show. Nowhere as fast as me for that matter either. Worst of all, this past weekend I brought my favorite Pontiac to the line and he edged me out 3 races in a row. I thought my ears would fall off with all the, "you're too old..." and "... you're as slow as your cars" and blah, blah, blah. LOL He layed it on pretty thick. Anyhow, he got under my skin. I felt like slapping him upside his head but instead I mearly challenged him to race me without his precious, race saving assists. He wouldn't have any of it though. Go figure.... damn teenagers are too smart to get suckered into making a losing bet these days, LOL. Good for him.... but still. I know I'm faster than he is. I race on a totally different level than he does. Granted, I've been racing on games like this since Gran Tourismo 1 for the PS1 so my experience level is leaps and bounds above his, but therein lies the rub.... if I'm racing on such a level with no assists why are my times even being compared to those that do?? It almost feels like I'm being cheated..... almost. I'm well aware that using assists is legit.
I think what I'm going to do is challenge my cousin on his terms. I'll turn my assists on and show him what's really up. After driving without them for so long, it'll be like these cars are driving themselves. The little **** won't even see my gray dot on his minimap 'cause I'm gonna blow his doors off!!
How do you guys feel about the leaderboards? Think they legitimately compare equal times with equal skill levels by massing them all together the way they do?