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[SCRAPPED] Lights Out And Away We Groan!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:59 pm
by Imperial States of Duotona
Notice: This idea has been scrapped due to similarities between it and Issue #1061. Do not give any more feedback as it will not be responded to.

This is my first time writing an issue. Please give any advice below, but edits and replies will probably be made in batches, since timezones and school exist. Issue is loosely based on what is happening at Laguna Seca right now.

Title: Lights Out And Away We Groan!

Validity: Issue invalid for nations with the "No Automobiles" policy, chose Option 2 for Issue 569.

Description: After striking a deal with FeAR, the @@NATIONALDEMONYM@@ Raceway has started holding F1 races in @@CAPITAL@@. However, with more and more complaints and protests caused by the noise that events cause on a regular basis, the future of the track is majorly contested. Disgruntled residents of the area and petrolheads have now raced to your office so you can decide it's fate.

Option 1: "These hooligans are ruining our sleep!" says @@RANDOMNAME@@, head of the @@CAPITAL@@ Neighbourhood Association. "We need to prevent stunts like this from happening to this degree ever again! Force every participant to install a muffler. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get some beauty sleep." @@SHE@@ says, whilst putting on a sleep mask.

Outcome: People crowd next to busy circuits just to hear an engine note.

Option 2: "That would cost an absurd amount of money." whispers your Minister of Sports, trying not to upset the crowd any further. "Why don't we just give everyone at races a pair of earmuffs, and make the race organisers insulate the track so little sound comes out? That way, the races are still enjoyed and people don't complain anymore." @@HE@@ then sneaks out of your office, with nobody really paying attention.

Outcome: Everyone within a 15 mile radius of a race track conveniently has earplugs.

Option 3: "Why would you want to tamper with the key part of our sport?" says @@RANDOMNAME@@, owner of @@NATIONALDEMONYM@@ Raceway. "Just tell these people to disperse like a group of @@ANIMAL@@s, and just make them put up with the noise for now." @@HE@@ pulls something out of his pocket. "I may give you tickets if you give me leverage."

Outcome: @@LEADER@@ is a regular attendee of many automotive events.

Option 4: "I may have just the solution for you, dear leader!" says @@RANDOMNAME@@, CEO of Volt Motors. "We are developing a new, cutting edge electric car that produces little to no noise, even when at full throttle. All we ask from you is a little funding in order to get off the ground and the next generation of motorsport will solve this problem in no time. Just ignore the fact we haven't produced any prototypes yet."

Outcome: New start-up companies regularly get investors by just revealing their logo.

Option 5: "Who cares about some darn idiots driving around in circles?" says @@RANDOMMALENAME@@, whilst shaking his cane at you. "Back in my day we had to walk everywhere and we never had any issue with that! Ban cars altogether and make people learn the benefits of getting on their feet!"

Outcome: Marathons in @@NAME@@ have just the same excitement value as endurance races.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:00 pm
by Imperial States of Duotona
Title: Lights Out And Away We Groan!

Validity: Issue invalid for nations with the "No Automobiles" policy.

Description: For years, the @@NATIONALDEMONYM@@ Raceway has held races in @@CAPITAL@@. However, with more and more complaints and protests caused by the noise that events cause on a regular basis, the future of the track is majorly contested. Disgruntled residents of the area and petrolheads have now raced to your office so you can decide it's fate.

Option 1: "These hooligans are ruining our sleep!" says @@RANDOMNAME@@, head of the @@CAPITAL@@ Neighbourhood Association. "We need to prevent stunts like this from happening to this degree ever again! Force every participant to install a muffler. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get some beauty sleep." @@SHE@@ says, whilst putting on a sleep mask.

Outcome: People crowd next to busy circuits just to hear an engine note.

Option 2: "That would cost an absurd amount of money." whispers your Minister of Sports, trying not to upset the crowd any further. "Why don't we just give everyone at races a pair of earmuffs, and make the race organisers insulate the track so little sound comes out? That way, the races are still enjoyed and people don't complain anymore." @@HE@@ then sneaks out of your office, with nobody really paying attention.

Outcome: Everyone within a 15 mile radius of a race track conveniently has earplugs.

Option 3: "Why would you want to tamper with the key part of our sport?" says @@RANDOMNAME@@, owner of @@NATIONALDEMONYM@@ Raceway. "Just tell these people to disperse like a group of @@ANIMAL@@s, and just make them put up with the noise for now." @@HE@@ pulls something out of his pocket. "I may give you tickets if you give me leverage."

Outcome: @@LEADER@@ is a regular attendee of many automotive events.

Option 4: "I may have just the solution for you, dear leader!" says @@RANDOMNAME@@, CEO of Volt Motors. "We are developing a new, cutting edge electric car that produces little to no noise, even when at full throttle. All we ask from you is a little funding in order to get off the ground and the next generation of motorsport will solve this problem in no time. Just ignore the fact we haven't produced any prototypes yet."

Outcome: New start-up companies regularly get investors by just revealing their logo.

Option 5: "Who cares about some darn idiots driving around in circles?" says @@RANDOMMALENAME@@, whilst shaking his cane at you. "Back in my day we had to walk everywhere and we never had any issue with that! Ban cars altogether and make people learn the benefits of getting on their feet!"

Outcome: Marathons in @@NAME@@ have just the same excitement value as endurance races.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:05 pm
by Outer Sparta
This sounds very similar to a previous issue: @@NAME@@'s Racers Growing Fast And Furious

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:10 am
by Imperial States of Duotona
Outer Sparta wrote:This sounds very similar to a previous issue: @@NAME@@'s Racers Growing Fast And Furious

That relates to street racing. This is more in the vain of already legally sanctioned racing that has people around the facility wanting it to be less noisy.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:11 am
by Outer Sparta
Imperial States of Duotona wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:This sounds very similar to a previous issue: @@NAME@@'s Racers Growing Fast And Furious

That relates to street racing. This is more in the vain of already legally sanctioned racing that has people around the facility wanting it to be less noisy.

There's also another issue about building a new racetrack, so maybe you could do it as a follow-up to that. Or you could do it as a follow-up to choosing option 1 with the issue I already mentioned.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:36 am
by Imperial States of Duotona
Outer Sparta wrote:
Imperial States of Duotona wrote:That relates to street racing. This is more in the vain of already legally sanctioned racing that has people around the facility wanting it to be less noisy.

There's also another issue about building a new racetrack, so maybe you could do it as a follow-up to that. Or you could do it as a follow-up to choosing option 1 with the issue I already mentioned.

Possibly. I may consider adding that on to the validity in the next draft I do. I'll wait for more ideas though.

Edit: Done.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:25 pm
by Krusavich
This is very similar to Issue #1061: Every Day I'm Muffling. Down to having almost identical options.

Think you might need to take this a different direction.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:01 am
by Imperial States of Duotona
Krusavich wrote:This is very similar to Issue #1061: Every Day I'm Muffling. Down to having almost identical options.

Think you might need to take this a different direction.

Yeah, I missed that one. I might scrap this idea altogether and try something new when I come up with it.