- Oct 27, 2014
Welcome everyone to the 25th season of Race Department's Forum Racing, with last season being dominated by Xen Foro. Will he be dominant again or will we be seeing someone else taking over his glory. Guess the only was to find out is to get racing.
Joining is quick and simple. If you see a team you like, or maybe a livery, or you know you want to be in a team, just post your preference and you're in. For those people who like a bit of control, then why not make your own team? The latest version of the template is available here, but don't worry if you're not artistic, there are members who are happy to take requests.
This is the most important part of the game. After the moderator has made the post "GOGOGO", you have to post a certain word depending on the type of race. This season sees the return of Medium races.
This is considered as the easiest race. After the post "GOGOGO" you simply only have to post "Finish". First one who posts, wins.
Making a return this season. After the post "GOGOGO" you have to post "Start", then wait 1hr and 1 minute and then post "Finish". First one who posts, wins.
This race will take the longest though it's quite similar to medium races. After the post "GOGOGO" you have to post "Start", then wait 1hr and 1 minute, then post "Pit", wait another 1hr and 1 minute and then post "Finish".
This is a one-timer taking place at the Circuit de la Sarthe. After the post "GOGOGO" you have to post "Start", then wait 1 day and 1 minute and then post "Finish".
1st - 30 pts
2nd - 26 pts
3rd - 23 pts
4th - 20 pts
5th - 18 pts
6th - 16 pts
7th - 14 pts
8th - 12 pts
9th - 10 pts
10th - 8 pts
11th - 6 pts
12th - 5 pts
13th - 4 pts
14th - 3 pts
15th - 2 pts
All others who finish - 1 pt
DNF - 0 pts
Pole Position - 3 pts
With 16 races being on the calendar this year, that does mean 8 hours of the day will miss out. This also means 6 days will have 2 races and 1 day has 3 races. Also, a race can't start on the same hour. The race times will be based on GMT. So for example: Race 1 starts on 18:13 GMT, this means a race can't start from 18:00 GMT till 18:59 GMT anymore.
These won't be awarded during sprint races, though they will be during the other 3 race types. With each minute posting early you will recieve a "30 minutes" time penalty.
Tagging your teammate during races to make them post earlier isn't allowed as well. If you tag your teammate the tagger will recieve a "1 hour" penalty and the person tagged will get "30 minutes" added up to their time. If you tag someone from outside your team, you'll get a "2 hour" penalty and the person tagged doesn't get one.
If you post the wrong thing for example posting "Finish" on a medium race you can't edit the post for 5 minutes and you may not edit the original post in which you posted "Finish". So if we take the example above you must wait 5 minutes and then post "Start" in a different post. If you fail to do these you'll be awarded a "30 minutes" time penalty for every failed requirement.
If you don't finish lots of races in succession, two things will happen. Firstly, you will lose the right to be waited for in the results, so if everyone else has finished the results will be done. If it carries on, your team mate is allowed to replace you with a new driver if one appears. If the booted out driver does finish, they must choose a new team to join.