ACC RaceOnOz ACC [PC] Season 5 Round 10 [Imola] Enduro 100min

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  1. krunch

    krunch ACC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    RaceOnOz Monday Night ACC League Season 5 - GT Challenge
    Admin team: @Flamebadger, @krunch, @SteveDrivingSlowly, @nanlatt

    Round 10 - ENDURO - Imola 2020
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    5th April 2021 at 8:00pm
    (AEST - click for time zone info)


    REMINDER: NO CUSTOM PAINTED SKINS ALLOWED DUE TO JOIN LAG! PENALTIES MAY APPLY
    We recommend completely uninstalling custom painted skins from your ACC folders to avoid the excessive join lag issue.

    DRIVER BRIEFING NOTES
    • Daylight saving ends the day before this race and as an Enduro we are starting 15 mins earlier at 8pm AEST, so make sure you take that into account if you are not in a DST State.
    • Final round of Season 5! - Here's hoping we all have a great final race to finish off the season! Also don't eat too many chocolate eggs over Easter or your driving will suffer :).
    GENERAL INFO
    • Redressing is a thing - It's important to redress when you have caused another car to lose position. This may reduce any potential post race penalty but more importantly it is a sign of respect to the other driver which means far more than a simple apology. This league prides itself on respectful, enjoyable race events and most drivers get more out of that than pure results. We suggest that after your apology you announce that you are redressing in case the other driver decides to let you continue without redressing. We ask that drivers read "The Rooz Guide to Courteous Driving" again to be sure of understanding the ROOZ racing philosophies (if you haven't read it yet then you've been naughty!)
    • Start Formation - Please respect other drivers and stay in your grid position. Do not stay 'ghosted' within any other car especially in the final phase of the formation lap. It is not acceptable to take another car's position before the start. If ACC fails to give a penalty for being out of position then the Admin team will issue a post race penalty. Driver's need to be side by side with their row partner and must maintain a reasonable gap to the cars ahead prior to the lights going green. The Kunos start system isn't perfect and still allows cars to be a fair way out of place by the time the lights go green so we will continue to review starts as a matter of procedure. We will issue warnings or penalties to drivers that we believe are gaining an unfair advantage or disadvantaging other drivers by being out of position. We'd also like drivers to stop all weaving and brake warming as soon as the double file segment begins. These sorts of sloppy grid formations can lead to major crashes in the first few corners so we'd like to clean that up.
    • Avoiding Lap 0 and Lap 1 Carnage! - Take extra care as the lights go green as all cars will be in a tight, accelerating pack:
      • Expect cars to be much closer to you and varying in speed due to all the others around so try to leave a tad more space.
      • Assume there are cars in your blind spots and and on the other side of visible cars until the pack spreads out more.
      • In braking zones you must brake SIGNIFICANTLY earlier than you would in general racing.
      • Avoid sudden direction changes unless you are sure you are well clear.
      • If on a straight section don't drift - stay straight.
      • Approach each situation with caution but execute your driving with intelligence.
      • If you need to redress in this tight pack situation keep going until you can move out of the traffic safely before slowing down
    • Discord voice chat rules and etiquette:
      • if you intend to chat you MUST use push-to-talk. No-none wants to hear your gear clicks, heavy breathing or barking dog in the background.
      • non-excessive chat and banter is OK in Practice sessions.
      • There should be minimal chat in Qualifying sessions - essential questions, statements, apologies etc. only.
      • There should be minimal chat in Race sessions - essential questions, statements, apologies etc. only.
      • If you become frustrated or angry at yourself or another driver DO NOT PUSH YOUR TALK BUTTON. Keep it private!
      • DO NOT CONDUCT ARGUMENTS OVER VOICE CHAT. Sort it out later!
      • ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. There's no place for that stuff at Rooz!
      • Please wait until ALL drivers have completed the final lap of a race before discussing your race.
      • Admins may speak at any time in any session for obvious reasons.
    • Optional use of indicators - Should drivers wish to use indicators to assist with managing lapped traffic, they are to be used as they are used on the road - i.e. you should indicate which way you are going - if you indicate left, you go left. REMEMBER TO TURN THEM OFF AGAIN.
    • All drivers should read the "Rooz Etiquette guide' and "Rules & Regs" linked below before the start of Round 1.
    • Enjoy the battles with others and yourself :)

    SERVER INFO *precautionary changes have been made!
    Race & Prac Server Name: "RaceOnOz.com 01 ROOZ [AUS:AEST] PRAC/RACE S5 Rnd10 100min of Imola [race session locked]
    • This server will kick over to official practice at 8:00pm AEST every night of the week including Monday
    • The server has a locked entry list and will only allow those who have signed up for the event to join it.
    • Qualifying and Practice sessions are open for joining but the race sessions will be locked.
    • The server won't show in the multiplayer lobby so you will need to search for "raceonoz" or "rooz"
    • PASSWORD: season5
    Backup Server Name: "RaceOnOz.com 02 ROOZ [AUS:AEST] PRAC/RACE S5 Rnd10 100min of Imola [race session locked]"
    • This server can also be used for practice - race sessions are unlocked too.
    • This server can be used for the race if server 01 has problems
    • This server will kick over to official practice at 8:05pm AEST every night of the week including Monday
    • The server has a locked entry list and will only allow those who have signed up for the season to join it.
    • All sessions are open for joining.
    • The server won't show in the multiplayer lobby so you will need to search for "raceonoz" or "rooz".
    • All conditions are set to match those that will be used for the race server.
    • PASSWORD: season5
    NOTE: Wacky Wednesday League Practice - Every Wednesday night we host a semi-closed race practice evening ahead of the upcoming Season 5 championship round. These are very informal and chilled out practice sessions where you can come in and try out set-ups, chat and have some fun racing without worrying about your championship points (this is separate to the 24/7 practice server which is always available). Importantly you can practice close racing moves with far less pressure and less consequence than Monday nights and we particularly encourage those newer to sim racing to join in. There are often excellent tips from some of our top pro drivers too.
    Whacky Wednesday Forum Thread

    RACE & SESSION INFO
    This round is an ENDURO:
    • 100 min race.
    • 1 mandatory pitstop for tyres.
    • Fuel mandatory, fill time NOT fixed.
    • Full formation lap with UI gizmo and car ghosting on. Getting too far out of position can result in being penalised.
    • Server time scale multiplier set at 2x for this round.
    • SESSIONS:
      • Official Practice, 45 mins (in game Friday 10am) - OPEN for joining
      • Qualifying, 15 mins (in game Saturday 12pm) - OPEN for joining
      • Race, 60 mins (in game Sunday 10am) - LOCKED no joining
    • Weather: "ambientTemp": 21, "cloudLevel": 0.15, "rain": 0.1, "weatherRandomness": 4

    CAR CHOICE
    Season 5 is a fixed car per driver championship. Whichever car you start your first official round in will be the car you use for the rest of the season.

    MORE INFO

    DISCORD & VOICE
    All important information for racing is available on our forums, however we strongly advise drivers to join our Discord server for for voice and text chat. Sometimes critical information such as server issues, race delays, last minute race format changes, instructions to a specific driver, etc. will be relayed only through the Discord voice channel and text chat. There is also a healthy dose of banter that just makes the round more fun :). Once you sign up for any Season at Rooz you'll be given extra Discord permissions for text chat.

    Discord voice chat rules and etiquette:
    • if you intend to chat you MUST use push-to-talk. No-none wants to hear your gear clicks, heavy breathing or barking dog in the background.
    • non-excessive chat and banter is OK in Practice sessions.
    • There should be minimal chat in Qualifying sessions - essential questions, statements, apologies etc. only.
    • There should be minimal chat in Race sessions - essential questions, statements, apologies etc. only.
    • If you become frustrated or angry at yourself or another driver DO NOT PUSH YOUR TALK BUTTON. Keep it private!
    • DO NOT CONDUCT ARGUMENTS OVER VOICE CHAT. Sort it out later!
    • ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. There's no place for that stuff at Rooz!
    • Please wait until ALL drivers have completed the final lap of a race before discussing your race.
    • Admins may speak at any time in any session for obvious reasons.
    • Feel free to hang around in chat after the race. Many of us like to have a laugh about things that may have happened in the race and it can be a nice wind-down :)

    CUSTOM PAINTED SKINS
    Unfortunately due to the serious "join freeze" or "join lag" issue we are currently not allowing the use of custom painted skins for Season 5. Specifically we are talking about skins painted externally and saved as PNG files that are added to ACC.

    We love the idea of custom painted skins and would dearly love to add this rich feature to our league but ultimately the quality of the racing must come first. We have discussed at length a number of ideas and methodologies to try to overcome the problem but these involve arrangements which add complexity for the admin team as well as all drivers involved in the season and still may not result in overcoming the problem. If the situation improves significantly either through better support within ACC or through the community arriving at workable solutions then we will certainly look at allowing custom painted skins into our Monday night league racing.

    If you also love custom painted skins then please help us out by searching high and low for real solutions, and by all means feel free to do some testing on our servers including during our Wednesday fun practice nights.

    At this stage we are not restricting the use of the in-game editor for creating custom colour schemes. This may change if we find that even that system causes serious join lag issues.

    NOTE: As we cannot block the use of skins at the server level we strongly suggest all drivers who sign up to Season 4 remove all custom painted skins from their game installation folders as a precaution. If a custom painted skin has been accidentally left selected on a driver's car when they enter the S4 server during a qualifying session causing join lag they will be immediately disqualified from the round. Any driver that has a copy of that joining driver's selected skin will experience a large join lag as that image is loaded into memory. Every other driver on the server may experience some level of 'join lag' even if they have zero customs skins in their game.

    Thanks for racing at RaceOnOz
    :)
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2021
  2. krunch

    krunch ACC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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  3. TomHanks

    TomHanks Rookie

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    Can't make this one :(
    GL to all
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  4. tezpez85

    tezpez85 Team Driver Gold Member

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  5. krunch

    krunch ACC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Hi all. We've made some changes to the server setup as a precautionary measure for this round. No race conditions have changed. In the event of problems with server 01 on Monday night all drivers can jump across to server 02.

    In short Server 02 is now a backup server for the race and can be used for practice. All settings (except for locked race sessions) are identical to server 01. Feel free to practice on either server and be aware that server 02's race sessions are NOT locked.

    Please check the "SERVER INFO" tab in the OP above for more info.
  6. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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    It's very likely they'll be no admins around?
  7. krunch

    krunch ACC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    At this stage both Nando & myself are away. It's possible Steve or Flamebadger may be able to jump on but they can't confirm it yet.

    Matt Frost will be able to use admin server commands if needed.
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  8. anton_Chez

    anton_Chez New Recruit

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    I'll probably jump in for this one guys. Should be still part of the sprint series in the Huracan Evo, I'll try join a server and make sure I've still got access.
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  9. tezpez85

    tezpez85 Team Driver Gold Member

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    Massive thanks to the admin squad @steve, @krunch, @nanlatt, @Flamebadger (and anyone else involved with running the series). The organisation gets better every season alongside the competition.

    This was one of my most consistent seasons at Rooz so far (except for wet Bathurst, which like, c'mon... it's wet Bathurst o_O). Thanks to the stiff competition too, especially Hendo with whom I had some good battles with and @Andy for continuing to be the benchmark.

    As for the race itself, it was an interesting start, but from then on Andy just skipped away a few tenths per lap. Frosty was super consistent and fast behind and looked like he might be closing after my incident with Pete, but thankfully another trio of blue flag cars helped me to the 2nd step of the podium.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
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  10. Mael

    Mael Professional

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  11. Nick Firth

    Nick Firth Rookie

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    I really enjoyed my first season with ROOZ. Thanks to all involved, especially those who put in the hard yards behind the scenes.

    Being fairly new to sim racing I was a little anxious at first, having only raced socially and in a casual league. From Round 1 at Silverstone where I was blown away by the amazing pace of the entire field, to the final Round at Imola tussling bumper to bumper with other drivers, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

    Imola was a tough race. Racing amongst Read, Masterson and Dominiak was the highlight with great respect shown from the group, even when we were shown blue flags to make way for the always speedy O'Hara and Rayton.

    Apologies to Robertshaw for the touch early on in the race, I thought I was safe up the inside but alas, it wasn't to be.

    Fingers crossed I'll be back for next Season. Until next time, happy racing!
  12. MatthewMarshHK

    MatthewMarshHK New Recruit

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    Seconding comments from Mr Firth. I've thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When does the next season start?!
  13. krunch

    krunch ACC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Results posted in 2nd post above. The league table is processing the updated results now.

    Well done to all who made the final race!

    I love Imola and so would have loved to have been on track last night. Instead I had my own endurance event today called the "Eight hours of Blue Mountains Crossing (with bonus yellow storm)" :cry: having already had to do the "Six hours to Bathurst" qualifying event last Friday :eek:. Peeling my hands off the wheel earlier was quite the operation - my kids had to help lol! Safe to say I'll be stuck in the driving position as I sleep tonight.

    We'll wrap up everything tomorrow and start looking at the options for fun runs and season 6! :)