Welcome to the 34th season of Race Department Forum Racing! After a year where Jimmy Laad conquered his third title, we're back with yet another season. Will anyone be able to challenge the triple champ or will this be yet another season where the Brit shines?
Joining is quick and simple. Just make a post stating your interest to join, naming a team (F1, team and year) you'd like to sign up for.
A team can have a maximum of 2 drivers.
The most important part of the game. A race consists of the moderator making a post containing the words GOGOGO. After this, you must make specific posts in a certain order and time span as quickly as possible, depending on the type of race. A race will end when every contender finishes, or when 24 hours (or more, depending on availability of the moderator) have passed since the last finisher.
As soon as a sprint race has started, you have to post "Finish". The one to post first wins.
When a feature race has started, you have to post "Start", then you have to wait 1h1min before posting "Pit", and after another 1h1min you must post "Finish". If you pit early, the hour and a minute is counted from the pitting, but penalties will still be applied. Times are based on the time stamp of your post (top left in the blue post-ribbon, hover your cursor over it to see the time).
1st - 10
2nd - 8
3rd - 6
4th - 5
5th - 4
6th - 3
7th - 2
8th - 1
All others who finish - 1
DNF - 0
Pole Position (Feature races) - 2
The start times will be spread like following:
- A race can't start on the same hour, and;
- Every day will contain two races, making a total of 14 races this season.
The exact start times won't be given of course. It's the player's responsibility to keep track.
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.
You can't get a penalty for timing infringements in a sprint race. In the feature race, each minute you post a section of the race early will earn you a 30 minute penalty to your race time.
Tagging your team mate/other drivers during the race to get them to finish sooner is allowed.
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 onwards. After posting one of the components of a race (Start, Pit, Finish), 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.
If you don't finish several races in succession, you will no longer be waited for regarding results. Furthermore, your seat can be taken by a new sign-up. If you finish again after having lost your seat, you'll have to join a new team.