I think by now everyone is very much aware that our testing of the HP loss at altitude by the NA cars has been foudn to be correct. Our testing and questioning of it in the official forum led to the Dev team looking into it and acknowledging that there was in fact an issue which they intend to correct in the next patch. Unfortunately, if the patch scehdule is anything like the last one was, I don't expect the patch to arrive until very close to the end of our current season.
Several members, in every class, have already decided to make the switch from a normally aspirated car to a turbo charged car. At the moment, I have not yet deducted the normal 10 point penalty.
A big part of me feels that allowing a "free" change from an NA car to a Turbo car is the right thing to do in light of a confirmed game bug that no one was aware of prior to the start of the season. Had drivers known about this issue, it may have affected their car choice.
Ordinarily this would be a Panel decision, however, given that 2 affected drivers are part of the panel we have decided that it should be an open member vote in order to avoid any perceived bias/impropriety.
So with that said, please use the poll question to indicate your preference in this decision.
If the membership decides to approve this, it will ONLY apply to drivers changing from an NA car to a Turbo one. It will NOT apply across the board. Also, if the motion is approved, we will allow this change for ANY driver wishing to switch from a NA car to a Turbo car.
For anyone not fully up to date on the issue, you can find my thread on the official forum at this link:
This link will take you directly to the post from Doug914, where he confirms that there is in fact an issue in the game that will be addressed in the future.
I vote no.
~Driver of an NA GT3 car
Cut off for thsi poll will be Friday, Dec. 22nd.
That will allow me ot incorporate the final decision into the next points update cycle.
Those two just don't want me in the Ferrari, that's all.Lessen
You in a Ferrari would be a lot of fun. I support increased competition.
Personally, I'm not in it for the points. Missing races cannot be helped most of the time and the penalty for missing is so severe, it has all but eliminated me from competing for the points title anyway. But I don't think it should be "free" for anyone to switch cars. I think a major aspect of what we do is maximizing a car's potential, whatever that may be. If a car is a dog and is 5 seconds back, so long as there is someone, somewhere in the field for that driver to compete with, I don't think they should switch cars. If a car is 5 seconds back and there is no competition for that driver in the class, then, by all means, switch.
Speaking of points... I know I should probably read through the rules as it's likely stated there, but does this league run the points straight up like in real life? As much as I appreciate much of the authenticity here, I feel not having "drops" actually takes away from the competitive nature of things because as seriously as guys take their racing, it's still a hobby for all of us and life does sometimes take priority. I don't think the mental drive for a championship position should be decided because somebody went to go see their daughter dance or something. Just my two cents.Lessen
If my memory serves correctly, we had drops last season, but it was deemed unfair to those who competed in all the events. And, on the whole of it, I agree with that. If you allow drops, by consequence, you penalize the driver who completes every event.
Lesson, I'd love to see you at a sea level race to see how exactly you stack up now, that statement may very well be true. "I vote lesson into Ferrari!!"Kaladin
Hell..... Lesson for President!
I voted yes.... not that I will change from the Lambo, but if there are some people it is impacting their results because of no reason other then bad game balance why not? I for one cannot claim that poor game balance is impacting my results..... as much as I'd like yo use it as an excuse.