Welcome to new drivers (to C1 this season) Mike P, Fabio P. Bruce R. and Cody K. !
I will be running a fairly strict schedule, with plots due Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 5 PM ET (US) unless I say otherwise. Plots that are late will not be accepted unless you can show it was actually sent before the deadline. I will respond to every build/bid/plot, usually with a terse “Got it” or something similar. I know some drivers like to add commentary/thoughts to their plots, and I do enjoy reading them, but usually I don’t comment so as to make sure I don’t give something away. If you have sent in your plot but have not received an acknowledgement from me, and the deadline is closing in, send it again. Don’t assume that I got it! Also, even if your plot seems obvious to you, and you plan to use the default, please send one anyway. If I have all plots in early, I will process the turn early, which will help us stay on target for the inevitable delays at times. I will *try* to send out reminders, but I often don’t have the time to do so - do not rely on me reminding you!
Note that in addition to plots being mailed out, all plots will be available at Redscape at posting.php?mode=post&f=235 , so if you think you are missing a post you should always check there (I post to the web site before mailing out).
If I don’t receive a plot on time, I will use the guidelines set out by Redscape at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vuC ... obilebasic to move your car. This plot is designed so that you will spend minimal wear all the way around the track. You may not enjoy where you end up with one of these plots. Om addition, there are a series of penalties for late/missing plots described in those rules. The first instance is a warnin; after that you will start losing wear and could be disqualified from the race. If you have not read that document, I urge you to do so.
There are a series of defaults for how I will process your plot. You can override these defaults on a given turn by letting me know what you would like (such as “if line blocked, spend more wear and go inside, get me through corner”, etc.).
When plotting, please take into account that you may not be able to get the line/lane/space you are shooting for and have a backup plot listed if possible. Otherwise I will use the defaults and best judgement.
If you have a question about whether or not something is allowed, please feel free to ask. I cannot offer advice, but I will help you with the rules. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot do, please ask rather than assume.
Please know now that I *will* make mistakes - moving cars to the wrong place, mis-interpreting your plot, forgetting to take wear/skill (or taking too much). Please AUDIT what I have done with your car and let me know as soon as possible about any potential issues! The sooner I know about them the easier they are to fix. If you tell me 6 turns later that you should have been one space further up, it’s probably too late to fix.
We have 13 drivers for this season. We normally only have 12 maximum, but one driver initially was going to drop, then later was able to stay, but by then promotion/demotion numbers had been given out, so rather than penalize anyone we decided to allow 13 in C1. It *will* make for a crowded track at times, so take that into account!
Attached is a list of drivers from last season with their assigned cars, as well as the 4 open cars. For you drivers just entering C1, please select an open car. I would prefer that the existing C1 drivers retain their cars, but if you really feel a need to change, please select a new car and let me know. If two drivers are amenable trades are also possible, but I need and email from each driver stating such. Cars are first come, first served, so get your requests in soon!
The first race will be at Imola.Attached is the track map. Please use this to build your cars. The Car Set-up Table can be found at http://www.lucidphoenix.com/sc/rules/core/setup.asp . You have a TOTAL of 2 points to build your car. Note that you are building your car for this race only; you will start from scratch for subsequent races. If you can’t see the attachment please let me know as soon as possible!
After building, I will send out all the car builds and we will bid for pole.
Car builds are due MONDAY, 1 June @ 5 PM ET (US). If I don’t get a build from you, you might not participate in this race, so please send me your builds. Don’t wait until Monday to start on it. Bids will be due Wednesday, 3 June @ 5 PM, and the starting lights will go out (first plot due(Friday, 5 June @ 5 PM).