Why does everyone call it 303 etc??

red23red23 Posts: 35 ✭✭
edited April 2018 in General Discussion

Simple noob question but why when discussion levels of car do people say 303 033, instead of 323, 233?

Always bugged me  :#
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  • CharlieRCharlieR Posts: 498 ✭✭✭✭
    Dr. 43MK4
  • daGmandaGman Posts: 934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Another advantage, all of the tunes will sound like Porsche model numbers
    You just unlocked the secret of how they came up with their names  :o:o:o
  • hillclimberhillclimber Posts: 2,246 ✭✭✭✭✭
    43MK4 said:)
    303 033 method refers to final 3rd tier of tuning level. Because of that it also makes it possible to describe "exotic" tunes like for example 321 meaning 3.3 3.2 3.1.
    323 method on the other hand can only be used on tunes that are maxed but in a non exotic way. It's advantage is that it can describe not fully maxed cars like 313.

    in order to combine benefits of both systems I was thinking of a new one could be introduced, also a simple 3 digit version.

    for example:
    969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. 
    btw, have those exotic tunes ever been any help to you?
  • 43MK443MK4 Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    43MK4 said:)
    303 033 method refers to final 3rd tier of tuning level. Because of that it also makes it possible to describe "exotic" tunes like for example 321 meaning 3.3 3.2 3.1.
    323 method on the other hand can only be used on tunes that are maxed but in a non exotic way. It's advantage is that it can describe not fully maxed cars like 313.

    in order to combine benefits of both systems I was thinking of a new one could be introduced, also a simple 3 digit version.

    for example:
    969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. 
    btw, have those exotic tunes ever been any help to you?
    I have actually never used them. No resources to experiment as a f2p. Also haven't heard about any "must have" exotic tunes after latest big update.
  • daGmandaGman Posts: 934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    43MK4 said:)
    303 033 method refers to final 3rd tier of tuning level. Because of that it also makes it possible to describe "exotic" tunes like for example 321 meaning 3.3 3.2 3.1.
    323 method on the other hand can only be used on tunes that are maxed but in a non exotic way. It's advantage is that it can describe not fully maxed cars like 313.

    in order to combine benefits of both systems I was thinking of a new one could be introduced, also a simple 3 digit version.

    for example:
    969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. 
    btw, have those exotic tunes ever been any help to you?
    I have a Datsun that i did an “exotic” tune in. Can’t remember what exactly but it wins on snow slaloms, so it’s nice to bring out of the bag every once in a while. But it looses just about everywhere else
  • Dale96Dale96 Posts: 210 ✭✭✭
    I still call it 233 or 323 hate it been called 033
  • AJTheCaveManAJTheCaveMan Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2018
    I tend to call it 323 on the IG forums sometimes. But I was always 303 because I lurked here a long time before I knew about the IG forums.
      
    @43MK4, thats a really cool alternative.

    Exotic tunes? Undecided, but very curious.
    My 969 'Lotus' got beaten on twisty road by an 888 in a recent event.
    Post edited by AJTheCaveMan on
  • HeissRodHeissRod Posts: 7,327 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Another advantage, all of the tunes will sound like Porsche model numbers
    YASSSS!  This is emtremely relevant, since I just picked up a 997 last weekend.  :D
  • RobGripesRobGripes Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What the heck is an 888?

    I don't understand the tuning system either. I just go with the forum standard.
  • AJTheCaveManAJTheCaveMan Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @RobGripes: It's just counting the total number of upgrades applied to each of the 3 categories, for accuracys sake. 3.3 equalling 9 upgrades, 2.2 being 5, 1.2 being 2, etc. So the 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus that beat mine would be 888. Capisce?

    Via, @43MK4:
    "969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. "

    It won't catch on, but i prefer it. 
  • TD42792TD42792 Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I really like it too, cool. Might start using it :)
    Although really there is no point doing any tune less than max, so 303 etc. convention is really the most useful.
    There are a few useful exotic tunes, but these are the best kept secrets!
  • jczerojczero Posts: 653 ✭✭✭✭
    @RobGripes: It's just counting the total number of upgrades applied to each of the 3 categories, for accuracys sake. 3.3 equalling 9 upgrades, 2.2 being 5, 1.2 being 2, etc. So the 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus that beat mine would be 888. Capisce?

    Via, @43MK4:
    "969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. "

    It won't catch on, but i prefer it. 
    Are you playing the catchy game? I bet you put that 2.2 being 5 on purpose for me to find it. So what’s my prize? :lol:
  • RobGripesRobGripes Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Actually as a system this makes more sense.

    I wonder though, with special tunes like an 888 now seemingly obsolete is it worth trying to implement
  • 43MK443MK4 Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Haven't been much in forums in last 24h, so I just saw it now. Thx for a positive feedback to the new system idea guys! I have even already seen ppl started to use it in other threads on this forum, nice!
  • milewski1015milewski1015 Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @RobGripes: It's just counting the total number of upgrades applied to each of the 3 categories, for accuracys sake. 3.3 equalling 9 upgrades, 2.2 being 5, 1.2 being 2, etc. So the 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus that beat mine would be 888. Capisce?

    Via, @43MK4:
    "969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. "

    It won't catch on, but i prefer it. 
    Wouldn’t a 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus be a 555? An 888 would be a 3.2/3.2/3.2.
  • 43MK443MK4 Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @RobGripes: It's just counting the total number of upgrades applied to each of the 3 categories, for accuracys sake. 3.3 equalling 9 upgrades, 2.2 being 5, 1.2 being 2, etc. So the 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus that beat mine would be 888. Capisce?

    Via, @43MK4:
    "969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. "

    It won't catch on, but i prefer it. 
    Wouldn’t a 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus be a 555? An 888 would be a 3.2/3.2/3.2.
    @milewski1015 that is correct.
  • AJTheCaveManAJTheCaveMan Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭✭✭
    milewski1015 said: I
    @RobGripes: It's just counting the total number of upgrades applied to each of the 3 categories, for accuracys sake. 3.3 equalling 9 upgrades, 2.2 being 5, 1.2 being 2, etc. So the 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus that beat mine would be 888. Capisce?

    Via, @43MK4:
    "969 is 3.3 2.3 3.3
    333 is 1.3 1.3 1.3
    987 is 3.3 3.2 3.1

    3 digits describing any kind of a tune. "

    It won't catch on, but i prefer it. 
    Wouldn’t a 2.2/2.2/2.2 Lotus be a 555? An 888 would be a 3.2/3.2/3.2.
    Apologies, too many numbers that day! I meant to type 3.2/3.2/3.2, so Hopefully people picked up on that.
     
    BTW, kudos to whomever gave me a 'Disagree' for an obvious mistake made in my attempt to help others. 

    I'm not sure how applicable 888 is as a third, or fourth tune.. But the reason I did use it as an example is that one of the Lotus' of that variety beat my 969 on twisty road the previous day, and I found it interesting.

    I have only tested it since then on my three Honda Beats (699 vs 969 vs 888), and found the 888 to have better times than one or the other on several tracks.
  • RobGripesRobGripes Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd really like to know if my 888 elise 135 is useful anymore. 

    I only have one so i won't sell it but now that it isn't the king of slaloms it does seem obsolete
  • bantel_catbantel_cat Posts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bubblegum said:
    Pros & Cons

    Natural System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 323)
    Pros: Understood naturally by new comers as evidenced by in-game forum.
    Cons: Only could describe 3 different tunes.

    Expert (Classical) System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 303)
    Pros: "0" is magical in demarcating max tunes yet allow the sophistication for fabled magic tunes. (222, 123, 312,  etc.)
    Cons: Suitable for either the rich / experienced" where cars are deployed only when max from F to S. What other tunes!
    Oh, and you have a problem in excel where 033 becomes 33 if you didn't set cell to text. Was it 330 or 033 when you came back. Darn it!

    New Age System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 969)
    Pros: All permutations supported. Useful for S class references where its more rare to get max tunes.
    Cons: When you are speed flipping cards (or recording timing) like an expert, these 936936939... are seriously strenuous to the eyes, or was it 8 or 7 you thought.
    I'm all in favour of the 'New Age System' as it covers all bases.
    Sure, it will take a bit of getting used to.

    I've always used the 'Expert' system as more often than not we are talking max tunes and it handles the exotics. If something less than maxed then fully qualify it.

    Natural system doesn't make much sense. Why 323? The 2 has to refer the first digit, i.e 2.3 so presumably the 3's do as well.
    So for it to be a 969 we are assuming maxed. As Bubblegum says it only covers three tunes, pointless, less flexible than 'Expert'.
  • TGPDTGPD Posts: 6,067 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you don't use the 369 system, then you could just put down the tunes for the non-maxed cars in full, like
    1.3 2.3 2.3 or something like that
  • TGPDTGPD Posts: 6,067 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bubblegum said:
    Pros & Cons

    Natural System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 323)
    Pros: Understood naturally by new comers as evidenced by in-game forum.
    Cons: Only could describe 3 different tunes.

    Expert (Classical) System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 303)
    Pros: "0" is magical in demarcating max tunes yet allow the sophistication for fabled magic tunes. (222, 123, 312,  etc.)
    Cons: Suitable for either the rich / experienced" where cars are deployed only when max from F to S. What other tunes!
    Oh, and you have a problem in excel where 033 becomes 33 if you didn't set cell to text. Was it 330 or 033 when you came back. Darn it!

    New Age System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 969)
    Pros: All permutations supported. Useful for S class references where its more rare to get max tunes.
    Cons: When you are speed flipping cards (or recording timing) like an expert, these 936936939... are seriously strenuous to the eyes, or was it 8 or 7 you thought.
    Can Hutch put down a poll about who prefers which system? We need a general consensus. I'm in favour of the "Classical" system more.
    Also, just saying, the New Age system is just a little confusing. Why would you refer 2.2 as 5? Why would you refer 3.1 as 7?
  • AJTheCaveManAJTheCaveMan Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RobGripes said:
    I'd really like to know if my 888 elise 135 is useful anymore. 

    I only have one so i won't sell it but now that it isn't the king of slaloms it does seem obsolete
    The 888 that beat my 969 recently, wasn't the 135.. But I'm definitely curious on the current 888 times for her!

    If you want to PM me (or post) a few times for your 888, and where I can find those tracks? I will gladly run both (969 & 699) and give you the results personally. That would be interesting. 
  • 43MK443MK4 Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TGPD said:
    Bubblegum said:
    Pros & Cons

    Natural System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 323)
    Pros: Understood naturally by new comers as evidenced by in-game forum.
    Cons: Only could describe 3 different tunes.

    Expert (Classical) System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 303)
    Pros: "0" is magical in demarcating max tunes yet allow the sophistication for fabled magic tunes. (222, 123, 312,  etc.)
    Cons: Suitable for either the rich / experienced" where cars are deployed only when max from F to S. What other tunes!
    Oh, and you have a problem in excel where 033 becomes 33 if you didn't set cell to text. Was it 330 or 033 when you came back. Darn it!

    New Age System (e.g. Max/2.3/Max = 969)
    Pros: All permutations supported. Useful for S class references where its more rare to get max tunes.
    Cons: When you are speed flipping cards (or recording timing) like an expert, these 936936939... are seriously strenuous to the eyes, or was it 8 or 7 you thought.
    Can Hutch put down a poll about who prefers which system? We need a general consensus. I'm in favour of the "Classical" system more.
    Also, just saying, the New Age system is just a little confusing. Why would you refer 2.2 as 5? Why would you refer 3.1 as 7?
    @TGPD the new system is actually very simple.
    in order to reach a tune called 2.2, u need to make 5 upgrades. That's why it's called 5.
    To reach 3.1, u need to make 7 upgrades.

    the new system indicates how many upgrades has been made to engine, weight or handling.
  • TGPDTGPD Posts: 6,067 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's just confusing. I'll just stick with the 0s and the 3s. Specify the tune when it's not maxed...
  • JacoJaco Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭✭✭
     
    BTW, kudos to whomever gave me a 'Disagree' for an obvious mistake made in my attempt to help others. 



    You know when you read the forum in desktop you can actually see who disagrees, agrees, like or give you a LOL??
  • 43MK443MK4 Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Old system - based on 2 digits to describe maxed cars: 3 and 0
    New system - based on 2 digits to describe maxed cars: 9 and 6

    Both systems make it possible to describe exotic tunes by using 123 or 789 combinations respectivly.

    as a big advantage the new system makes it possible to describe any other tun combination using 3 digits. This was also how I stared using it in my own notes some time ago when I had to describe my non maxed epics or legendaries. 

    And honestly speaking if I put 9 upgrades into the engine, why would I call it 3? Much more obvious to actually call it 9.
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