- Jun 13, 2022
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I know this is a very late reply but i only recently found this thread and I love talking about this stuff so again sorry for the conversation disruption-Time for some more fun questions:
- How do you guys decide which team(s), car(s), driver(s) become part time or share a seat in your series? Especially if your series is fictional so you are not going off of any real life series or drivers.
- Do you guys create rivals by random accidents drivers have on track (or if you are driving when a car hits you) or do you pre-plan some of the 'drama'
- How do you decide when its time to 'retire' a fictional driver? Personally I have a hard time with this becasue I make such iconic diver names associated with a brand I don't want to let go even if the amount of years going by would be more realsitic to have them pass the torch soon lol
- Do you guys have any drivers sit time out due to injuries (or even deaths) depending on how bad a wreck was?
- For drivers who have bad ratings to you eventually adjust them or have a method that decides if they 'get better' or 'worse'?
- What about 'cheating' or 'controversies'? Do you have teams that get docked points for cheating or something else on-track related that could cause points/race suspensions? How do you/would you find a team cheating or determine if one was? We know in any form or racing the grey line is always pushed to the limit. Would be interesting if you noticed a car was doing too well in a race you could 'inspect' it and find out if its car ratings were higher than the default ones. Only way I could think of this happening was you created a 'cheater' car file with the cheat ratings with a random file copy command could add that car file to your roster at a very very low chance or something (or maybe there is another way to do it). Then if that driver happened to be cheatign you'd have to notice as the race control too so sometimes a driver/team could get away with it lol
1 - The series I used to run was based out of an app called Amino, and due to that the way we decided teams and drivers were full-time, shared seats, part-time, etc. was how active they were on the app. If they were a very active member they had a secured seat in the series and wouldn't really lose it for a long time, but would see a decline in performance if they became less active.
2 - I did a mix of this, such as with the "War At Daytona"(Season Opener) I had a lucky thing happen where the leader never slowed down for the caution and finished the race 1 lap ahead of everyone for some reason which made it a "driver" v "field" drama, as they were them promptly DQ'd, along with this we would commentate the races and point out the little scuffles to where we had rivalries start in the series, along with rivalries that carried over from the other Misc. League series(s) on the amino(misc. leagues were run on NR) so for instance there was crossover drama from the Truck series(my series) and the Cup series. Along with this right before Youtube took down the original channel with my series on it due to copyright issues(its a long story but i got fucked over pretty bad) there was a plan to have a big safety scandal where the Series Director named "Bob Jackowski" was going to get injured in a testing accident as he was a former driver himself and it was going to be a whole thing.
3 - Now I didnt get to do this in the CSTS due to it being a short run for the series but in my mock series i have run, I usually decide when to retire a driver through a combo of old age, lack of performance, and things like sponsors and funding. For instance one driver i've always had a hard time with decided if he should be retired or not is a driver that has been in every single one of my series that have made, "Sid Allen" who is actually my late father which is probably the reason why its so hard but anyways i've always had a hard time with it and usually I have him retire from full time competition like Mark Martin.
4 - We had this happen in the CSTS where a driver got a pretty bad injury after having a Dale Earnhardt Esc. wall hit at Coca-Cola, and due to this the majority of the time afterwards his truck was being driven by fill ins.
5 - Depending on the driver and what series it is I do adjust them, for instance with every one of the Field Filler sets ive done i always run a full season for that year with the period correct tracks and then rate all of the cars using NRatings and stuff to give it accuracy. Usually what i'll do is most cars stay the same but some cars that are doing especially bad? If they get more sponsors of funding behind it, or become a car thats higher up the totem pole on the team or affiliate ladder I bump up the rankings a bit to reflect that and vice versa.
6 - Yes! but sadly the finish to the CSTS war at daytona is about all i've done, but if I ever make an offline series i've always planned on doing that for some cars that run oddly well and such, and if I can get that sort of random "cheater car" thing to work on one of my series I would jump on that as that would be cool as hell.
sorry for the text bomb and late response-