Nice apex, I'll take it!
- May 2, 2010
What is Forum Racing?
Forum Racing is the simple act of "finishing" races started by the moderator. The moderator (@Jimlaad43) will make a post in the thread telling everyone the race has started. The winner is the first person to post "Finish" after it, or complete the sequence in a Feature race.
How do I join?
Simply state that you would like to become a racer in the thread, and choose a team to join. Read the instructions, work out which race is next and be ready.
What are the rules?
The moderator posts a "Sprint Race started" post. Competitors must post "Finish" as soon as possible. Points will be given out in the order that the finish posts are written. Races are open until either everyone finishes, or 48 hours have elapsed since the last person posted.
The moderator posts a "Feature Race started" post. Competitors must post "Start" as soon as possible. They must then wait 1 Hour and 1 Minute before posting "Pit", and then a further 1 Hour and 1 Minute before posting "Finish". Points are awarded to the order people finish. There are no penalties for taking too long to post, but every minute early you post is a 30 minute time penalty. First person to post Start also gains bonus points for Pole Position.
What other rules are there?
Not that many. Penalties are only applied to timing infringements or misconduct in the thread.
After you post, you are not allowed to edit that post for 5 minutes. If you post early, you cannot re-post that same order, you must carry on from there and accept the penalty. This also applies to posting the wrong thing, where you must wait 5 minutes and post the correct thing. Your time will be counted from the correction from then onwards. After posting one of the components of a race, if the same one is posted soon after, it will be classed as a correction. This means that times will be counted from that post. Penalties can still be given out for double posting within 5 minutes.
In a change from previous seasons, Team Radio has been returned to the game. You may now Tag your team mate in the thread to try and coax them to post sooner. This has been banned for a while, but the ban has now been lifted. Team orders and time checks are allowed, but please keep these to a Private Conversation between you and your team mate.
In order to keep the game fun and interesting for everyone, you shouldn't set up email alerts for new replies in this thread. Past events have shown that it isn't healthy for the game itself, and that's it's more enjoyable for all participants if they're not used.
9th onwards: 1
Pole Position (Pole sitter wins): 1
Pole Position (Pole sitter doesn't win): 2
Pole Position is only awarded in Feature races.
Start times used to be split up into time blocks. I cannot guarantee I'll be able to spread the race starts out throughout the day effectively, so there is no set start times, they will be done at random and on the moderator's whim. Don't bother recording start times for simpleness sake.
Teams this season can hold up to 3 drivers, in a change to the usual. Feel free to create a band of three team mates. If you sign-up and there are teams without enough drivers, feel free to join that team, or create another team on your own. When signing up, please give a name you would like to be known as. If it is your real name, fine, but if you don't want to use it, please try to come up with a name that suits your username (Jimlaad43 becomes Jimmy Laad for example).
All drivers are also required to pick a driver number. This will represent them throughout all races, similar to the numbers F1 drivers pick.
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, I will get on with the results. 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. Drivers will be ignored after their 3rd unaccounted for cumulative DNF (accounted for DNFs are ones where I’m told of people being on holiday, in hospital etc BEFORE the race), and will be kicked after their 5th cumulative DNF.