ACC [PC] Season 7 - Round 8 [Paul Ricard 2020 - 60min] Sprint

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  1. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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    RaceOnOz Monday Night ACC League Season 7 - GT3 Spring Cup
    Admin team: @krunch, @nanlatt, @CornfordCaster, @SteveDrivingSlowly, @Flamebadger

    Round 8 - Sprint - Paul Ricard 2020
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    29th November 2021 at 8:15pm AEDT
    (AEDT - 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.

    GENERAL NOTES
    • Redressing is a thing - It's important to redress when you have caused another car to lose a position. More info here
    • Start Formation - 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 causing a disadvantage to other drivers by being out of position.
      • 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
      • Drivers should stop all weaving and brake warming as soon as the double file segment begins
      • Penalties WILL NOT BE CLEARED even if it seems to be a glitch - just take more care!
    • Avoiding pre-start 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 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
    • The Admins will review the race starts - To ensure that everyone is racing safely, the admins will review from the start of the race until the end of the first lap and may issue warnings or penalties if deemed necessary regardless of if an incident that occurred was reported or not.
    • 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.
    SERVER INFO
    Race Server Name: RaceOnOz.com ROOZ [AUS:AEDT] SVR01 [PRAC/RACE] S7 R8 [Paul Ricard 2020 - 60min]
    Server Password: season7
    • This server is available for practice in the week prior to Monday's race.
    • The server will reset for official practice at 8:15pm (AEDT) on Monday night.
    • 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".
    'Whacky' Wednesday Server Name: RaceOnOz.com ROOZ [AUS:AEDT] SVR02 [WHACKY WED] S7 R7 [Paul Ricard 2020 - 2x30min]
    Server Password: season7
    • This server is both for season 7 practice and for others wishing to try out racing at ROOZ.
    • The server runs as a Super Sprint with 2x30min races and no pitstops.
    • The server will kick over to first practice at 8:15pm (AEDT) on Wednesday night.
    • The server has an open entry list with an SA rating of 60.
    • 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".
    • more info: Whacky Wednesday Forum Thread

    RACE & SESSION INFO
    This round is a Sprint:
    • 1 x 60 min race.
    • Pitstop Rules:
      • Tyres Mandatory (No tyre set restrictions)
      • Refuelling is Not Mandatory (Fill time not fixed)
      • No Pit Window
      • No Stint Limit
    • Full formation lap with UI gizmo and car ghosting on. Getting too far out of position can result in being auto-sent to the pits for the start.
    • Server time scale multiplier set at 1x for this round.
    • SESSIONS:
      • Official Practice, 45 mins (in game Friday 7pm) - OPEN for joining
      • Qualifying, 15 mins (in game Saturday 6pm) - OPEN for joining
      • Race, 60 mins (in game Sunday 7pm) - OPEN for joining
    • Weather: "ambientTemp": 21, "cloudLevel": 0.30, "rain": 0.20, "weatherRandomness": 3
    (Weather and session settings may be changed at any time at the admins discretion)

    CAR CHOICE
    This season 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.

    >> ROOZ Discord Server <<

    Discord voice chat rules and etiquette:
    • if you intend to chat you MUST use push-to-talk. No-one 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 please do not push your talk button. Keep it private!
    • Please 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 :)

    WHY NO 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 this season. 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 the season 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 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 custom skins in their game.

    Thanks for racing at RaceOnOz
    :)
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  2. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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    Special additional information for those of you who come in here and read all of the information on the forums!

    CornfordCaster's Cornforecast:

    Moderate chance of rain
    Based on the current weather settings in the OP there is a 23% chance of any session having some level of rain during that session, this does not indicate the intensity of the rain. This was determined by advancing the sessions and 'simulating' 10 race weekends, out of the 30 sessions 7 had some level of rain. Out the 7 wet sessions, 4 were light rain and 3 were medium rain.
  4. Max Gassit

    Max Gassit Team Driver Gold Member

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    Howdy, picked up my new pc and loaded ACC. Is it possible to jump in for a run with you gentlemen. I'm pretty sure I'll be sitting towards the back and as my hopes of a championship are buggered, I'm sure I can jump out of the way when needed. If it is preferable to not enter at this late stage, that's understandable. Cheers
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  5. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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    http://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/pc-season-7-info-race-schedule-sign-up.4561/ Follow the steps in here for getting signed up and you should be good to run!
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  6. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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    Please note that based on current knowledge this track will now be based on the 2021/Open Series BOP
  7. Mael

    Mael Professional

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    Any update on the weather forecast? :D
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  8. Wally

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    My tale of woe: I was in 14th, but then a car lost control in the wet behind me and ploughed into the back of my car and broke my diffuser (after my stop). My car kept trying to kill me mid-corner after that, and on the second last lap I was so f-f-f-f-flatspotted that I got a puncture :cry:
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    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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  10. Cokko Bill

    Cokko Bill Rookie

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    The wet was exciting and fun but destroyed my plans!!! LOL Also i think after these updates the cars seems more slippery,but then its only my feeling.But for sure is always fun racing with you guys.
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  11. Mael

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    That was a disaster, completely messed up a good qualification.

    Looped the car in the first corner. Happened so quickly i had no hope of catching the car.If is was all my own doing then I'm expecting a big penalty :thumbsdown:, if it was assisted then someone else get the penalty :thumbsup:.

    From there I really struggled to get through the field, especially with some driver braking extremely & unexpectedly early for corners which caused chaos. And I am not the only one caught out by it as the rear of my Honda got a lot more damage than the front :cry:.

    Pitted as soon as the rain started but the 30 seconds additional stationary time to stretch the Honda back to its original length put paid to any chance of a good result. From there tried to keep it steady, sadly turned another driver around (sorry!), did some synchronous spinning with Rice. Basically just drove around feeling sorry for myself. UNTIL WALLY HAD TO PIT!! SUCCESS! No more points lost to Wally :p

    I did like the updates. The curbs felt more detailed driving over them. The dry lines was actually visible to me, cancelled out by the spray removing all visibility. And the handling felt bit more predictable.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2021 at 4:35 PM
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  12. CornfordCaster

    CornfordCaster Team Driver Gold Member

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    Should we put you and Wally in your own 1v1 championship as well as the main one?
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  13. Paulfaus

    Paulfaus Rookie

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    Yes that was all my fault. I hit the kerb under braking and was just a passenger. I hate causing damage like that, nothing to do with you at all.

    The track limits around that turn 4/5 area were brutal. That incident cause me three (!) warnings which meant a drive through after another mistake. A couple of laps later I spun again and got another drive through. That’s one way to teach you to keep it between the lines…..

    Paul.
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  14. Wally

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    It's interesting to watch the top guys' pedal inputs in the replay. We all know the theory... smooth inputs yada yada. But you can see in the replay how well the top guys do it. The thing that really stands out when you watch a top guy and then a tail ender is how slowly and smoothly the aliens come off the brake. S-l-o-w-l-y. The tail enders are all over the shop with their pedal inputs. "Jump off the brake. Sh_t, I'm still going too fast. More brake. Maybe another stab of throttle..."
    Now to put that into practice....
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  15. Wally

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    I thought this was always all about the Mael v Wally show? :laugh:
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  16. Cokko Bill

    Cokko Bill Rookie

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    Yes Mael,i had some spare time today around lunch,and i did few laps at SPA. You right i like the update as well.....is noice!!!
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