Discussion in 'Copa De Marcas 2020 Closed' started by Ken Jagger, Nov 23, 2019.
This will be fun, assume the races are according to posts in thread, not as in banner above
Do we need to select skin?
Either way I will use Ford Focus #99
Thanks for highlighting the banner error Jens, it has now been corrected to match the series schedule.
With AMS not attracting a big entry usually, I've left car choice/skin free, but by all means we can use this thread to announce which car we intent to use.
I'll use Honda Civic #2 - Ricardo Mauricio.
I'll be running the Renault Fluence #2 (Car #83) like in the banner above.
#26 Focus for me
Noted there was a little chat regarding the limited number of tyre sets and leaving the server for new ones was not how it was intended
(@Paul Anstey and @Ken Jagger ?).
I like the concept of limited sets (and uses it when I run AMS offline as well) but as AMS do not save your current usage it
do fall a bit flat in my opinion and also acts a bit against the server being used for practice during race day.
There could be several legit reasons why one might need to leave the server, personally my AMS have an tendency to freeze both
during alt-tab and to often when I return to pit from track (mostly in qualy session). My only solution then is to reboot the computer.
Therefor I almost always exit the server if I need to change or check anything.
How AMS now (and will most likely not change) handles tyre set and reset the count, makes it kind of difficult to implement in MP.
Who will monitor this and judge if leaving the server was legit?
But I think it is very good it's enabled as then you can return to pit and continue on your existing tyre set if you like.
Normally 10 sets is more than enough, but I had also the idea that leaving server for new tyres was ok,
as that is how AMS have implemented the functionality (your best time on other hand, is kept).
For clarity's sake, with the server set to allow a maximum of 10 tyre sets to be used in P, Q & R I would like to think that everybody would adhere to this voluntarily once they join the server for final practice, qual and the race. The number of occasions where somebody actually has to leave the server and rejoin after qualifying is finished, should lets face it, be pretty rare.
Sorry Ken this is a nice idea but simply will not work. There is no way to police this and its very unfair to those drivers who are on the server an hours before Q. If we start insisting on people not leaving the server or being giving penalties because they did then I for one will not be joining the server until 1 minute to Q. Therefore I get 10 fresh sets to play with during Q and the race as opposed to joining an hour before and only having no fresh sets for the race. It is a great idea to have limited sets especially when they are so fragile but I simply don't see how its going to be policed. OK we can manage our tyre use better during practice or we can trust each other to not disconnect from the server but that still leaves those joining an hour before Q at a big disadvantage to those joining later. If tyres sets got reset going into Q and you only had 2 or 3 sets to play with and disconnecting during warmup meant you lost your Q time and started from the back of the grid or the server remembered how many tyres sets you'd used it in Q it would be different, but AMS doesn't have that yet. But drivers cannot be asked to start Q and the race where some are at a big disadvantage to others like I was last week when I discovered I had no fresh tyres to use. It's simply unfair. So don't expect to see me until a few minutes to Q this evening.
My practice usually consists of trying to find a decent balance for the race after the initial 2-3 laps benefit of new tyres wears off. I'm not interested in burning out tyres to get a PB, when it has little benefit other than grid position. I never suggested going forwards that any penalty would be applied for leaving the server after Qual.