Just a fun idea that crossed my mind after I discovered the existence of team speak (TS, for the enlightened). Simraceway has been putting focus on teams recently and I like the idea of team speak. But I believe we could do more with it than just a regular voice chat.
As an oval racing fan, I'd like to see more IndyCar or stock car or Asphalt Modified championships/events. But from my experience in road course races so far, it's sometimes hard to have clean races. Accidents happen, mistakes are made, etc. And I would expect an instant mayhem for a race on oval... I don't want Coss to have a seizure after a gazillionth restart
Virtual mirrors for the cockpit view have already been discussed in this forum and I won't add anything about it. But if realism is so important, we could find an obvious work-around: let's add spotters!
Two players could share one car: a driver and a spotter. The driver chooses a TV or cockpit/first-person view, while the spotter gets a larger picture, from the outside -like the exterior view. The latter could look ahead, behind or on the sides, using pre-set keys. He could even get the HUD with tire wear, brake temperatures, damages, laptimes, ... so the driver can get rid of them on his screen and only focus on racing.
Then, obviously, the two would communicate via team speak. It wouldn't be just about having teams and private events, SRW would become a real co-op game!
Of course, one of them wouldn't be driving but being a spotter would still be a challenging job and a position of responsability. I'd love to do it for someone else!
Do you like the idea? What's your take? I'd be curious to get a SRW staff member's opinion about this.