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Ok everyone.. 2 days to go.
Just to announce that a new calendar has been added to page 1 of this thread with dates of the races. The first race of the season will be the Australian GP so if we could all meet up around 7.20pm with a view of starting qualifying around 7.30pm please. Could you please confirm your entry for this race event. This is so we are not waiting around in the lobby expecting others to join.
A few other things. If you disagree with any of the following then please let me know:
1) The Procedure
I or the host for the event will create a Xbox party 10 minutes before the event. Everyone will be invited to this. After qualifying, there will be a 2 minute wait to allow drivers to prepare for the race, during which time no one is to select ‘Go to Race’ on the menu screen. The host will ask you all for confirmation that you are ready to proceed before beginning the countdown to the start of the race. There will only be one attempt at each race, no restarts.
2) Headset usage
If you have a microphone, you’re welcome to use it but please keep keep comments to a minimum.
3) Note regarding Connection Issues
If a third or more of the field drops out in the first 5 minutes of qualifying, the session is restarted. If the host is having connection problems or if there is significant lag, a new host can be tried for the restart. This can only happen once per race.
If there is a mass disconnection (a third or more of the field) before 75% distance, the race can be restarted as though there was a red flag. We will start another race in a new lobby (with the distance set to roughly how long the race had left to run), and on Lap 1, we all get ourselves into the race order at the red flag point, with the leader acting as the Safety Car. On Lap 2, we continue racing. If anyone can’t make it (time-wise or is having trouble connecting), then the race will be ended and points awarded for however far the race has progressed, ie, half points for under 75%, full points for over. If anyone fails to comply to getting into the correct order, they will disqualified and given a race ban.
4) Note regarding absences
Races can only be moved to a different date or time if everyone agrees. If the host cannot make it or is not online at the race time, then a substitute will host the race and it will go ahead as usual. No individual is bigger than the series.
Drivers unable to make a round of the championship will not be penalised if they notify the others of their absence prior to that Round taking place. Drivers who do not turn up to multiple races without notifying in advance may have their place in the Championship offered to a reserve.
5) Having looked at the settings within the in game menu there seems to be an option to set the cars to ‘equal’ or to ’2011 season form’. If equal then Force India will be at the same pace as McLaren etc. Using a majority to decide – what would people like?
I will attempt to publish the results on here and on our wiki page.
@kvothe could you try to record the results at the end of the race just in case I run out of time or my iphone camera does not work. This way at least one of us will have the results on record.
With thanks to the F1F PS3 championship for some of the ideas I have suggested above.
LETS GO RACING!!!