Special Events

Discussion in 'Esports' started by Robert Wiesenmüller, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Member

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    Oh yes completely, of course setup is important as I said. But there is more to a quick lap, I think some drivers get hung up on not having a perfect setup where actually its other aspects of driving that can be improved. I cant remember the time, it was GT3s at Spa and he was in a Porsche. He may not have been alien fast but he was certainly a lot quicker than anyone else that session.
     
  2. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Oh and another question will there be a mandatory pit stop?
     
  3. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    There will be no mandatory pitstop.

    Was it a smart idea in Macau? Probably not. But the real race in Macau is not a smart idea either so it fits the theme.
     
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  4. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Thx for the answer :)
    How about the possibility of a youtube stream?
     
  5. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    Today is the last chance to join the special event. And we will just stream it on Twitch this time.
     
  6. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    I see.. thanks for the answer again :D
     
  7. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Still havent joined because of the starting time for server 1. I could just about make it work for server 2 tho. Would it be unfair to purposely drive a slower lap on the leaderboard but then have the risk of winning the server 2 race?
     
  8. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    It's against the spirit, but at the end of the day, there is nothing that can be done about it, you would still receive the password.
     
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  9. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Then ill pass on macau and see what the next events hold
     
  10. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    Passwords for special event have been sent. Please check spam filter if it did not arrive!
     
  11. GooseCreature

    GooseCreature Well-Known Member

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    2 passwords, 2 events, same start times, on same day. Which should one attend as one didn't bloody realise they were to be run at exactly the same time, doh!
     
  12. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    They are not run at the same time. It's only the practice session that is on for the same time. You can do the FR3 race and then join the GT3 race with a few minutes of practice to go.
     
  13. rad

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    Whoa, it's today. Don't know why I thought it's on Sunday :D Would have missed it.

    So good luck and see you there
     
  14. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    We will stream here at 18:15 GMT (19:15 EU):
    https://www.twitch.tv/raceroomracingexperience
    The friendly Mike Bell will join in as a co commentator.

    You can also watch the replay afterwards (it will be in the top right corner).
     
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    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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  16. Dariusz Wielgosz

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    Macau is so much fun to drive. Love this crazy track.

    Shame about the race. Lasted only 500 metres as Gemeinhardt took me out in Mandarin. Hopefully these events become a regular feature. Definitely will enter if a fun track car combo comes along.
     
  17. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller RaceRoom Events Developer Beta tester

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    Results: http://game.raceroom.com/championships/21#results_round
    Stream replay: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/336676976##

    Thx to everyone who raced! We had some fun on commentary!

    Bit disappointed in the attendance. The big problem with the normal Esports system is that when you are slower, you have almost no chance to qualify, and I also have to send hundreds of invitations with no response. I thought if you pay a small amount (we tried to find an amount that doesn't really hurt anyone, but you only pay if you want to drive), we will have not so many drivers but those drivers who sign up are more likely to actually take it serious, prepare and show up.. But when I see the attendance in lower divisions, it's hard to justify running such a format... and that sucks so much more for those drivers who DO take it seriously.
     
  18. NL-Jos

    NL-Jos Well-Known Member

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    Have patience please, give it a chance:)
     
  19. SaschaG

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    It was real fun!

    But one word to Dariusz: Yes I hit you, but after you hit Feher in front of you, so there was no chance for me to brake. I think you should not blame me for this accident, it was bad luck that Feher in front of you was sliding and lifted the throttle.
     
  20. ravey1981

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    Please do not give up on the concept just yet, sometimes it takes time for something to become established and then will attract more committed drivers. I think perhaps Macau was such a hard track for the first event that many people decided they could not race competitively even after entering? I for one did not enter as I knew I can not race around that track in a safe manner.

    I think the idea of official raceroom races where all can compete is a good one and is certainly something that could attract new users to the game. I understand that having to set all this up manually must be a chore, I wonder if there could be some collaboration with the SRS platform to automate the process to some extent?
     
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