Over the course of the last five years, Racing Rivals has grown into one of the most hardcore racing games in the world. This loyal community has spent countless hours competing in millions of races in “winner take all” fashion – all in the name of Turf Wars and pink slips.

However, all good things must come to an end… After spending time evaluating Rivals and its future – we’ve decided that it’s time to move on. Simply put, the revenue generated from Racing Rivals unfortunately no longer covers the cost of operations. This was not an easy decision to make.

On March 31st, 2019 – Rivals will be racing off into the sunset, and will be permanently shut down. Current players have until this date to utilize any accumulated virtual currency. We’ll be offering some massive reductions in the cost of crates, installs and repairs in addition to a reduction on timers as you race your way into the history books. Effective immediately, no new in-app purchases will be permitted.

In closing, a resounding and sincere THANK YOU to our extremely driven fans for your loyalty and dedication over the years – we hope you’ve enjoyed playing Racing Rivals as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.

A suggestion for dealing with piggybackers

crazyjrcrazyjr Registered Users 547 Posts
I realize that you allow piggybacking, since you claim you can't control it. Or lack the balls, to lock the lobby's. I have a possible solution. for the situation, Treat it like bracket races. I look at each lobby like a bracket, Example 1630 lobby (1626-1630) is the 12.5-11.85 (best unboosted ET i've seen), 1635 would be 12.00 to 11.35. I propose a stagger start, in accordance to the lobby the car belongs. For instance, there is roughly .5 second difference between the 1630 and 35 lobby's the racers would get the light based on their cars rating. This would allow piggybackers, to play as they want. But also provide a more fair racing experience, for all racers. This, as well as the coding problems with the Hacks/cheaters, is stopping me from spending any money in this game. To be honest, I'm stuck at level 250 now anyways, so probably won't invest anyways. But would give a fairer fight, than currently available.

BTW my definition of piggybacker, is Weak players with maxxed cars, that can't compete in the proper lobby
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