2013 RD MINI Challenge

Discussion in 'RD MINI Challenge by Extreme Simracing' started by Bram Hengeveld, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. Marco Bijl

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    Bradley,
    As explained right after the test event last week, the warmup was not set for that race. Anyone who was on TS, has heard that I checked, and confirmed that.
    Therefore, nobody knew that the warmup was overlapped be longrunning qualifiers.

    As the race started 4 minutes late already, and returning in sessions it is not possible in the game, a restart of the race or weekend is all that can be done, We choose not to, as we never restart. Things don't restart in the real world either.
     
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  2. Marco Bijl

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    Broadcast was cancelled by SimRace.tv. Was out of our hands, and done on the last moment. We could not setup or arrange anything else. We are gutted about that as well.....
     
  3. Marco Bijl

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    Toby Davis,
    I am not going to reply to all your complaints in detail, but after reading the post several times, I have to conclude that you are overreacting.
    The info thread was in place all the time. The questions you had where, as far as the answer was related to practice, answered really quick. All information was supplied in the briefing, except for the missing warmup.

    Yes, that was a fault. We had no warmup set (not intentional) during the test race. Then we would have known.
    So hereby a public sorry to all who where affected by this. We did not know, and had not anticipated this. Sorry.
     
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  4. Lee Palmer

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    But what about the people who were doing laps for those 10 minutes getting the most out of the session? Who were planning on getting a break during those warmup. You can't argue that the race went 'to schedule', the schedule says there is a 10 minute warmup....
     
  5. Bram Hengeveld

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    The schedule also said the race would start at 19 which it did. Not saying it went flawlessly as all the bad things always come at once. If one driver crossed the line three seconds later you would have had a perfect warmup session. Just bad luck really and for next time if people don't know the game that well we surely will emphasize on it.

    But thats not the point really. The point is that people go beserk with a minor setback and start to use their own rules and therefor messing it up for all the others as well.

    No typed chat means no typed chat. We are all in TS for a reason and I am pretty much open to any discussion before, during and after the race. If people want to discuss racing issues they know the door is always open. But i don't want to read and respond to some things posted here and in the chat as its sad to see the secondary emotions deliberately put in a post.
     
  6. Bradley Vanian

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    Name one other community/league/series/race which has automatically skipped a session, without letting anyone know, to get on the schedule...
     
  7. Kevin McDonald

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    They haven't actually skipped a session, the time that was used after the end of qualifying was taken out of the warm-up to ensure the race started at 19:00.
     
  8. Bradley Vanian

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    ..and no-one was told... no-one knew...
     
  9. Kevin McDonald

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    That wasn't RD's fault it was a server mistake.
     
  10. Marco Bijl

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    What do you want? Me going on my knees, begging for forgiveness? Come on Bradley :).
     
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  11. Bradley Vanian

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    Marco Bijl I really respect you for saying sorry, even though there was nothing you could do. However there were other people that haven't said anything and could of sorted this out.
     
  12. Marco Bijl

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    There is no need for other people to say sorry Bradley. I am organizing this event. It's my responsibility.

    I said sorry, and therewith, it's done.
     
  13. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    i actually had fun,even do i crashed several times,had nice fights and hard concentrating to bring down the gaps i had, it was a test for me and for the team and we are glad that we did decent.
    Congrats to the flawless guys on the podium and congrats to everyone that finished.
    I need to say sorry to mr. Garry Lenon as it seems i closed/cut across him on the second corner first lap,i could not see him at all with my bonnet cam,i am really sorry and i will take any penalty that i deserve.
    To the guys with the complains if all the people tried not to cross the line for a "hotlap" when there is less then 1min,so the game has to wait for them ,it's logical that those 10min can't be compressed in time and space to have them so the race will start at the mentioned hour.And when it changes session it clearly says RACE.well we will always have "them"
    Thank you RD for great work,to bad for the broadcast
     
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  14. Bram Hengeveld

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    We didnt skip any session Bradley. Please read what is explained above.
     
  15. Bradley Vanian

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    I wasn't saying that you did, probably badly worded from myself, I said automatically meaning the game. I was more saying about the lack of communication.
     
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  17. Dinca Andrei

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    Congrats for the win and well done podium.:thumbsup:
    I also feel sorry for this mess since it was put so much hard work in it from organizers and drivers....This must be redone as a bonus race after the end of the season,who can also count as points.We can do this again,if organizers agree.:coffee:
    This time there will be no misunderstandings.
    Thanks to C.Bogdan for inviting me in to the team,great boys,also thanks to everyone involved in this event.:)
     
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  18. Craig Booth

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    Had a last second control config' and set 'request pit' to my 4th gear. So the entire race had no 4th gear. It was a long and lonely race :(
     
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  19. Xavier de Carvalho

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    Thank you to everyone who showed up, and thank you to the organizers. It was good fun despite the mix up at the start. Can't believe i actually finished lol, tyres were shredded at the end, despite making 2 pit stops lol. Had some nice CLEAN battles with some of you, appreciate the friendliness/competitiveness. Hope we get to do this again :) Thank you to Kevin McDonald for teaming up with me, had good fun racing with you over the past few weeks. See you guys next time out:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Kevin McDonald

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    Right back at you Xavier :D
     
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