Chris said he'll be in and out tomorrow because he has some real life things to deal with, and I'm going to help out with running the event.
Just a reminder, the server will be 'Team Enginuity' tomorrow. Its up and running for practice. Half an hour before the event, the password will be set to 'ntcc'. I'll send a message and at this time please make sure you're using your real name and I'll kick anyone that isn't to get rid of people that aren't in the league, if there are any.
That could actually end up working against you twofold, especially on BL with the long straight. I'm going to go ahead and guess the record laptimes are going to be set on a day with a strong tailwind.
I think I thought the same thing as Mike -- you get points for the race results, period, and additional points for your best (or average?) laptime. So here's my suggestion (though now that the system is live it might be a bit late..)
Points are based on finishing position, number of cars and number of laps. Multiplier for being 105%ish within the fastest lap of that race. Additional points for being within 106% of record time, with maybe a max of 10 points.
It also seemed like longer races gave you too many points (or in my case, short races were too few ) I probably got at least 80% of my points on endurance days. Maybe take the square root of number of laps instead of scaling linearly.
I didn't realize how dependent on laptimes the points system was. Does this take in to account the weather? We raced on BL with crazy wind in race 1 the other day, with a top speed on the straight just above 90mph and I couldn't get within 3 seconds of my PB.
Every time Becky mentions the features in X, she also talks about events, which aren't complete yet. I've seen events talked about over and over but never an explanation as to what the event system is. Can someone fill me in?
These aren't season points, going head to head agains't other racers -- they are license points. I'm slow but I raced clean for a few hours the other night and ended up with 8 points. I raced reasonably well and got next to nothing for it. There were 3 or 4 platinum guys on the entire time, virtually eliminating any chance of anyone else getting points. That doesn't make sense.
I say make the license version a list instead of a dropdown menu, so you can ctrl-click and display whatever you want. I went the entire CTRA beta test period without seeing the one server everyone was on in BFS because I assumed when I selected S2, it was going to show S1 like LFS does.