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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:17 pm
by Diarcesia
Former Citizens of the Nimbus System wrote:
Diarcesia wrote:
Seconded. I'm at 997 words with the practice and qualifying posts. I'm assuming it resets after the cutoff from the race itself.

These interpretations are correct; the word limit is per raceweek and thus resets after each race cutoff.

Thanks!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:48 am
by Valentine Z
After many delays and "Eh, I will do it later"... I finally posted! :3

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:22 am
by Somehow Related to Rarity
Aight it's time to post a question of my concern.
Knowing that I'll be changing RP scopes after this WGP2 season, will I still be able to continue Carmi's legacy, but in human form instead?
I'd find it a waste if I can't, but I guess it's my fault for changing in the first place.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:53 pm
by Recuecn
Somehow Related to Rarity wrote:Aight it's time to post a question of my concern.
Knowing that I'll be changing RP scopes after this WGP2 season, will I still be able to continue Carmi's legacy, but in human form instead?
I'd find it a waste if I can't, but I guess it's my fault for changing in the first place.

I'd think it should be fine. It might be tricky to rp around, but I don't think an in-context decision like that could possibly be grounds for an out-of-context decision to not let you participate.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:02 pm
by Recuecn
WGPC wrote:
Former Citizens of the Nimbus System wrote:Hello! I am interested in participating; I would like to inquire, however, about the existence of two things before I get started:

1. Any technological limit (my nation in universe is slightly more technologically advanced than first-world nations today).
2. Use of extra-natural (magical and pseudo-magical) processes/technologies.


Hi people-not-in-Nimbus-anymore.

You're free to roleplay your car as being powered by whatever you like, as long as you can also explain why it is that, despite the magic/futuristic technology, your cars are no faster or slower than the rest of the field. The car has to look like an open-wheel F1-style racecar (one seat, open cockpit, four to six wheels that are open to the elements and have rubber (or similar synthetic material) tyres, no weapons, not remote controlled, within reasonable weight restrictions) such as we've seen in real life since the late 1960s and/or such as we may see in the foreseeable future.

The only real limitation is 'don't be really awkward on purpose' and 'don't get in the way of other people's fun'.

Throwback to that time Audio told Nimbus that cars couldn't have more than six wheels (although apparently five was ok; I'm surprised Nimbus didn't take advantage of that loophole :D). All it took was Nimbus sticking around for three years, becoming one of the most successful rpers in the sport, and hosting the competition, in order to finally be allowed to break the rules. :P

It's fun reading old posts though. It's hard for me to imagine that Nimbus used to be a newb.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:53 am
by Savojarna
Recuecn wrote:
WGPC wrote:Hi people-not-in-Nimbus-anymore.

You're free to roleplay your car as being powered by whatever you like, as long as you can also explain why it is that, despite the magic/futuristic technology, your cars are no faster or slower than the rest of the field. The car has to look like an open-wheel F1-style racecar (one seat, open cockpit, four to six wheels that are open to the elements and have rubber (or similar synthetic material) tyres, no weapons, not remote controlled, within reasonable weight restrictions) such as we've seen in real life since the late 1960s and/or such as we may see in the foreseeable future.

The only real limitation is 'don't be really awkward on purpose' and 'don't get in the way of other people's fun'.

Throwback to that time Audio told Nimbus that cars couldn't have more than six wheels (although apparently five was ok; I'm surprised Nimbus didn't take advantage of that loophole :D). All it took was Nimbus sticking around for three years, becoming one of the most successful rpers in the sport, and hosting the competition, in order to finally be allowed to break the rules. :P

It's fun reading old posts though. It's hard for me to imagine that Nimbus used to be a newb.


In similar fashion: I find the "no slower" part interesting - wouldn't it be possible (at least under SQ rules) to give your cars lower stats on purpose and RP them as being slow because of inferior technology?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:29 pm
by Former Citizens of the Nimbus System
Recuecn wrote:
WGPC wrote:
Hi people-not-in-Nimbus-anymore.

You're free to roleplay your car as being powered by whatever you like, as long as you can also explain why it is that, despite the magic/futuristic technology, your cars are no faster or slower than the rest of the field. The car has to look like an open-wheel F1-style racecar (one seat, open cockpit, four to six wheels that are open to the elements and have rubber (or similar synthetic material) tyres, no weapons, not remote controlled, within reasonable weight restrictions) such as we've seen in real life since the late 1960s and/or such as we may see in the foreseeable future.

The only real limitation is 'don't be really awkward on purpose' and 'don't get in the way of other people's fun'.

Throwback to that time Audio told Nimbus that cars couldn't have more than six wheels (although apparently five was ok; I'm surprised Nimbus didn't take advantage of that loophole :D). All it took was Nimbus sticking around for three years, becoming one of the most successful rpers in the sport, and hosting the competition, in order to finally be allowed to break the rules. :P

It's fun reading old posts though. It's hard for me to imagine that Nimbus used to be a newb.

In my defence, those rules have changed. Currently, the rule that pertains to car form is 'WGPC cars must be similar in size and shape to RL formula one cars. The definition of 'formula one car' is a vehicle that competed in RL Formula One any time after 1970.' And, ah...

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I'm just taking inspiration from different cars, that's all!

(Okay, so the Williams didn't race in anything, but it did plenty of testing and forced the other teams into getting it banned - that's certainly 'competition'!)

But seriously, those days were good. Everyone starts somewhere and it's only because I was able to do well from the beginning if I worked hard enough and because I encountered such a welcoming community that I stayed. If I can offer that to other people, then this season will have done its job admirably.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:09 pm
by Nekoni
Considering how the rules specifically said "ground effects are fine", I think a couple of extra wheels isn't going to upset the boat.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:07 pm
by Recuecn
Former Citizens of the Nimbus System wrote:In my defence, those rules have changed.

You don't need to defend yourself for anything! I think the UHSGV-2 is a great example of thinking outside the box to bring a fun new rp angle everybody can participate in. (No one can resist commenting on an eight-wheeled car. It's not even bending the rules, per se, but it is something new and different, which is exciting, and makes for good rp.

I just thought it was funny to see Audio's old post now in hindsight.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:13 pm
by Diarcesia
Recuecn wrote:
Former Citizens of the Nimbus System wrote:In my defence, those rules have changed.

You don't need to defend yourself for anything! I think the UHSGV-2 is a great example of thinking outside the box to bring a fun new rp angle everybody can participate in. (No one can resist commenting on an eight-wheeled car. It's not even bending the rules, per se, but it is something new and different, which is exciting, and makes for good rp.

I just thought it was funny to see Audio's old post now in hindsight.

No Nemomobile references, anyone? Seriously? :p

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:48 pm
by Aboveland
Good Lord, last to last!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:31 am
by Valentine Z
595+240 so... 835 words this time for the previous two races. ^^

Excluding the header, and the [pre] tag standings.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:01 pm
by Recuecn
Just so everyone's on the same page, I missed the race cutoff last week and the qualifying cutoff this week so I've wound up with 3, rather than two posts inside the normal period for the word limit. I've asked Nimbus not to count (or even bother to read) my second post this week.

My apologies for bending the rules here. I still wanted to post what I'd written despite missing the cutoff, even if it won't count.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:23 pm
by Diarcesia
I thought the Filindostan GP already was a spectacle. Golly, the DNFs.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:59 am
by Auruna
Now I see the similarities between Viska and RBR. I was thinking of Marussia at first but then stuff happened. Now to wait for the race results.

Anyway, some random question stuck in my head since last week:
Is there any chance that there will be an Endurance or Rally championship? I'm thinking of trying to rp other motorsports.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:05 pm
by Abanhfleft
Of course, the one time I decide not to RP is the first time both my drivers actually get on the podium... oh Margaret.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:41 pm
by The Sherpa Empire
Auruna wrote:Anyway, some random question stuck in my head since last week:
Is there any chance that there will be an Endurance or Rally championship? I'm thinking of trying to rp other motorsports.


We have NSSCRA for stock cars. WGP and NSSCRA are the main racing series, but you can try hosting your own tournament in any style of motorsports.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:14 am
by Savojarna
The Sherpa Empire wrote:
Auruna wrote:Anyway, some random question stuck in my head since last week:
Is there any chance that there will be an Endurance or Rally championship? I'm thinking of trying to rp other motorsports.


We have NSSCRA for stock cars. WGP and NSSCRA are the main racing series, but you can try hosting your own tournament in any style of motorsports.


IC'ly rallye is the number one motorsport in Savojarna, so if there were to be a rallye circuit, we'd definitely contribute one or two races.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:09 am
by Auruna
I might try soon, but I should prepare first. I have experience with hosting RPs but not like this style. I need to get my hands on a scorinator first, practice with it, then plan.

I already have something in mind, a rally championship similar to the WRC.

Or maybe two because I also have an endurance championship in mind.

I can't decide.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:52 am
by Aboveland
Auruna wrote:I might try soon, but I should prepare first. I have experience with hosting RPs but not like this style. I need to get my hands on a scorinator first, practice with it, then plan.

I already have something in mind, a rally championship similar to the WRC.

Or maybe two because I also have an endurance championship in mind.

I can't decide.

I've always wanted a rally competition but the tricky bit is finding a scorinator made for that. I scratch the itch with Hodori's domestic rally championship but there's not much in the way of RP there.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:02 am
by Auruna
Aboveland wrote:I've always wanted a rally competition but the tricky bit is finding a scorinator made for that. I scratch the itch with Hodori's domestic rally championship but there's not much in the way of RP there.


I think I can manage with the scorinators currently available. After a few hours messing about with the Racing Scorinator, I managed to convert it to rally-spec.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:01 pm
by Valentine Z
Also of note that Eastfield Lodge and I have cleared each other on using my character - Jolyn Caulfield, involved in a small little crash and accident.

So... yeah, I will be writing my part hopefully soon! ^^

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:24 pm
by Valentine Z
Valentine Z wrote:Also of note that Eastfield Lodge and I have cleared each other on using my character - Jolyn Caulfield, involved in a small little crash and accident.

So... yeah, I will be writing my part hopefully soon! ^^

Posted, but there is going to be another shorter post to talk about the Incident in Tropicorp.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:18 am
by Former Citizens of the Nimbus System
Hi, all!

I've realised I accidentally messed up the race calendar - there's currently one too many events for the weeks we have left for the season. To minimise disruption, I'm going to run the race with a grid determined by the season's current standings now and then proceed as normal. Apologies for the confusion!

Nimbus

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:21 am
by Auruna
Former Citizens of the Nimbus System wrote:Hi, all!

I've realised I accidentally messed up the race calendar - there's currently one too many events for the weeks we have left for the season. To minimise disruption, I'm going to run the race with a grid determined by the season's current standings now and then proceed as normal. Apologies for the confusion!

Nimbus


Oh wow, lol.

I thought something's wrong at first and I remembered the current date then I got a bit confused.