So, I still don't understand the point of having a 1 hour rule were you cant unregister before the race?
Here at race2play we want the biggest fields as possible, well it seems to that ever since that rule was put into effect that the fields have gotten smaller. (To a sense)
I have seen a few races were 36 people are allowed in and only 19 - 22 show up. that is far from good. The problem is what if someone gets home from work late, or someone is practicing and an emergency comes up 50 minutes before the race. Well they cant unregister and allow someone else that wants to race to race.
I know for a fact that people that are on the "red light" practice because I always race with one, and I always see them being asked to leave the server when only 12 people are there.
If you would like to explain to me the point of it I would love to be informed.
|Posted by Rich Dozier at 11:31 AM on Jul 01, 2012||Comment #7|
For all the fun I have here, less than 20$ a month is cheap!
|Posted by Race2Play Staff at 10:20 PM on Jun 29, 2012||Comment #6|
Thank you for your opinion David, but how the system is working today is exactly as it is intended and we do not foresee any reduction in that 1-hour block in the near future.
|Posted by David Nannen at 10:16 PM on Jun 29, 2012||Comment #5|
well thats just the thing, 3/4ths of the events here arnt ever full, I just looked at the PSC, 18 people are there, 36 spots available. I dont think it would have hurt to allow 3 red lights to race.
I understand that it would be harder to do it.
I still think if there is a time before a race that people cant unregister, 1 hour is just a little to long. 20 to 30 minutes sounds good to me but that just my opinion.
|Posted by Race2Play Staff at 10:11 PM on Jun 29, 2012||Comment #4|
If the server is filled with Red-Light drivers, the Green-light drivers are unable to show up as the server can be full. In the past, Red-Light (or Waiting List) drivers were allowed to come in but that became a real problem, including Red-Light members preventing supporting members from racing at times.
To avoid that issue, as well as any confusion, Red-Light drivers are not allowed to participate at all... without exception.
Again, a supporting membership will rememdy the situation if racing in these big-field events is that important. You may continue to race as a Guest, but please accept that you are not guaranteed a spot in any field and can even be bumped out of that field in the closing seconds before the scheduled time. While we can appreciate that someone may not be able to afford a premium package the Basic package is priced at roughly a single fast-food meal each month and will ensure the ability to race in our events.
It makes no difference if the server is full or empty; Red-Light = no race, no exception.
|Posted by David Nannen at 10:09 PM on Jun 29, 2012||Comment #3|
I am lucky enough to have a membership, It just sucks for people that actually just cant get the extra money to pay for this, There arnt many places on rfactor that race any series you want and have good fields.
|Posted by James Cassoday at 09:58 PM on Jun 29, 2012||Comment #2|
What I do not get is why kick out the "red light" drivers when most of the field hasn't shown up yet?
I'm not trying to start an argument I just want to understand.
|Posted by Race2Play Staff at 09:53 PM on Jun 29, 2012||Comment #1|
There are a few reasons drivers end up as 'Red Light' event status:
The 1-hour cutoff to unregister is working as designed. Those that end up as Red-Light status is because of the reasons listed above. Any can choose to become a supporting member to remedy the situation at any time.