Got some rage after a race?
Are you mad to someone?
Want to put your anger on someone to see his car upside down?
Want to release some steam while racing?
Or you are just naturally aggressive driver but all events too soft for you?
Well,here is your solution,because
This is CRASHMAAAS !!!
the X-mas derby event 2015
Saturday, 26th december, 18:00 UTC / 19:00 CET / 20:00 EET
Another year comes to an end,just one thing is missing - the icing on the cake. How about a visit at Fern Bay for some action and contact filled racing? If so - Race [un]Green Events presents: the chance to take your 140 horsepower rear wheel drive XR GT and don't feel sorry if you happen to destroy it - because this is an event where you have a risk to get your car finished before crossing the finish line. The event will have only few basic rules regarding behaviour on track,otherwise - feel free to impress your opponents physically,divebombing and P.I.T. maneuvers more than welcome! Event will consist from different parts - qualifying,where each driver just sets his laptimes to decide starting places,heats,where the fight starts to get physical for the chance for final,the final,where best will be decided and a bonus run,where everyone will get a final chance to let out rage on masses!
The event starts 18:00 UTC / 19:00 CET / 20:00 EET with hotlap qualifying,everyone who wants to take part,should be in server before the start of it,but arrival deadline is 20 minutes after start of qualifying (it's the minimum lenght of it),everyone who comes later will be able just to watch and take part only in bonus run - noone without qualifying will be allowed to take part in main event.
After LFS getting few handy updates,the Fern Bay Bullring has also been updated to v3 - not much has changed as track layout is exactly the same,but thanks to customisable grid and pitlane,the long drive from original pitlane and the time consuming gridding has been eliminated - Bullring v3 features 40 slot grid and pit start points just outside the actual track:
(click to see bigger image)
The track surface is 99% grass (not that the 1% of tarmac would make much difference anyway),one lap is 330 meters long and width variates from 10 to 20 meters and it even has a slight elevation! Layout file can be found as attachment to this post and in server,feel free to have practice runs to be familiar with track or just store the layout for own needs.
Now some information about the parts of this event:
The hotlap qualifying will be used here. Every driver will have 1 outlap and 2 timed hotlaps,the best lap counts as per standart LFS qualifying. The order will be decided by connection list - from top to bottom,late joiners will have a chance for their run after initial order. Each driver will receive 2 simple commands from race administration:
[drivername] - join - driver joins and stops his car right before entry of track (right before the yellow line)
[drivername] - go! - driver enters the track for his qualifying run
Everyone else is expected to stay in spectators until called for his run!
Qualifying will determine starting order for most of runs!
Heats will be 10 laps long and will be used to determine drivers eligible for the final. Heat run amount and levels (as semifinal or quarterfinal) will depend from number of drivers taking part,but every heat will be run with no more than 8 drivers,best 2 finishers atomatically qualifies for next level (final or semifinal),except the last chance run where more drivers could start if needed and it will be just 6 laps long!
For example - if there are 13-24 drivers,all will be divided into 3 heats (from qualifying results - 1st in heat 1,2nd - heat 2,3rd - heat 3,4th - heat 3,5th - heat 2,6th - heat 1,7th - heat 1,etc). Best 2 from each heat qualifies for final,the rest will run in last chance run for remaining 4 postions in final.
If there are more than 24 drivers,the first round of heats will determine best 18 to take part in semifinal heats which will be run just like in example.
The final is the run where the event official winner will be decided - it will be 20 laps long and only best 10 drivers through qualifying and heats will be able to fight for bragging rights! The starting order will be decided partially from heats and qualifying - for example if there were 3 heats,all 3 heat winners will start from top 3 places,order for that will be determined by qualifying results,all 3 heat 2nd place finishers will take 4th-6th places on start with same ordering,last chance run qualifyers will be ordered just by qualifying results.
The Bonus run:
It's the ultimate carnage - everyone in server will be able to take part in this 20 lap run,the best part - starting order will be random,so you could only blame LFS randomizer for a bad starting position. And yes,there will be again some surprise additions to layout,what and where - you will see just before the run start!
Even this is a almost rule-free event on track while racing,the event format asks some tough admining,so everyone is expected to behave in server and follow admin's instuctions and these guide lines:
Starting of a run:
...was a quite tricky stuff in earlier events,but since LFS v0.6H there is an option to create custom grid. This means everyone will be simply gridded in default formation - 1st position is on left side,2nd in middle and 3rd - on right side of each row.
Make sure you don't jump the start as LFS will either give you DT/SG penalty or even spectate you - penalty will be replaced by 1 lap penalty,while spectate will mean that your heat is over!
Everyone is expected to follow clean racing rules... Yeah,right... This is crashmaaas! There are only these basic rules:
1. No wrong way driving - just anti-clockwise direction on track! In case you get spun heading wrong way,driver is expected to turn his car to right direction on full steering lock or reverse and make the J-turn.
2. No standing on track or massive slowing down - exept the car is in undrivable condition/position,in that case feel free to leave your car as an extra obstacle for others and hope for someone's help.
3. No disturbing on non-finished drivers after finishing himself.
4. No rejoining during run - if the car is undriveable,rolled or outside the track,the run is over!
5. Have fun! (also a mandatory rule )
Server behaviour rules:
- follow the instructions of admins
- no spamming in chat (few last year's spammers might be quickly kicked if they don't behave)
- no insulting others in any way (other than crashing them while in a official run)
- join only when allowed
- no voting for restart/end/qualification
> > > Server name: This is Crashmaaas !!! Password: 5mashIT
For refference how everything looked in previous events,here are links to threads and videos from previous years:
2011 - winner: Keff`s
2012 - winner: CG™» Litrololol
2013 - winner: K.Jaunzemis#11
2014 - winner: *‹[TC]›Pete‹
(video made by Litro)
(video made by Gutholz)
(video made by Litro)
The event will not require any sign-ups,but everyone joining server will be expected to have red the rules and information about event format above and follow them!
Feel free to post your interest to take part in this so everyone will know how many drivers (or even - if between them personal rivals) can be expected!
See you on track and have fun!