ZakStunts rules for 2016
Changes or additions from 2015 are highlighted in bold.
If you read this you are ready to race, please read at least once:
- Register yourself online. Please use a valid email address, so I can contact you if any problems occur.
- Download the current track and race on it with your favourite car.
- Use Stunts Broderbund 1.1 version for racing.
- You can leave the road or make shortcuts, but beware of penalty time!
- Depending on your chosen car you will get bonus/penalty time as a percentage of your finishing time. You can always find the bonus percentages (the amount which will be subtracted from your time) on the cars page.
- Discover and use Stunts "Replay Handling"! It'll save you a lot of time and improve your results. Learn about it in the Driving School.
- When you have completed your lap, save your replay and send it from the web form. Your time will automatically appear on the scoreboard.
- You can send as many replays as you want.
- Any modification to the car, track or replay is strictly forbidden.
- Contact other racers (most of them don't bite :) ) if you want to improve your skills.
- The best place for questions and answers is the forum.
Read them at your own risk, but don't complain to me if you haven't done it :)
- Modification of the rules is not likely to happen during the season and it can occur only after a vote/opinion asked in the forum.
- If anything is unclear, ask the race administrator.
- The season lasts for one year, and consists of 12 races.
- All times and dates on the site are relative to GMT+1, which is the official time zone of the competition :)
- Every track lasts for four weeks and unless announced otherwise, it ends on a Saturday evening. The new track should be available on Sunday. Exact starting and ending dates are always announced on the site.
- The last two days of each track is called quiet days. No updates are made to the scoreboard during this period.
- Track deadline is midnight on the last day of the track. Replays received after that time are invalid.
- Leading time calculation starts only on the fourth day of each race. If the track is available earlier, leading time is not calculated.
- Leading-time calculation lasts until the start of the quiet days.
A major change from earlier seasons is, that subject to conditions described below, submitted replays are immediately made available for public download. Replays can take the following states:
- PUBLISHED - The submitted replay immediately appears on the scoreboard.
- NOT PUBLISHED - The submitted replay does not immediately appear on the scoreboard.
- ACCESSIBLE - The submitted replay is immediately available for all racers to download.
- NOT ACCESSIBLE - The submitted replay is not available for others to download.
Based on the above states, during the course of a race the state of sent replays is set as follows:
- Replays sent during the first half of each race (the first two weeks) are PUBLISHED and ACCESSIBLE
- Replays sent during the second half of each race (the last two weeks excluding quiet days) are PUBLISHED and NOT ACCESSIBLE.
- Replays sent during quiet days are NOT PUBLISHED and NOT ACCESSIBLE.
You may override this behavior to a positive direction (e.g. make your PUBLISHED even when sent during quiet days.)
- Every racer should send his own replays using the web form after he has registered.
- The current scoreboard is updated automatically every time you check it.
- Seasonal scores are refreshed each time a new replay is submitted.
- After checking the replay, the admin can change your submitted result
at any time if you have been cheating or violating the rules.
- Any form of system abuse results in the banning from the competition.
It's highly recommended for you to join or form a team. It greatly improves your racing skills, and your motivation to race.
- Teams consist of minimum 2, maximum 4 racers.
- You can join any team if allowed, but if you joined one, you can't leave it through the year, only with losing all your team points.
- When you join a team, and you didn't have one before all your previous results count as the team's too.
- If you form a new team, every member must send me a confirmation email, the new team's name, and possibly a team logo.
- Team members may share their knowledge or replays, but it's forbidden to race in the name of another teammate, or to use a part of your mate's replay for continuing.
- I gladly host any team headquarter site on the server, if there's a need for it.
Scoring and Bonuses
Scoring follows the table below on each and every track through the whole season:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Points 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Racers below the 12th place receive point fractions in order to have rankings between them too.
- Newbie racers also receive points in the newbie league the same way.
Leading Time Bonus (LTB)
The system tracks how long you stay at the top of the scoreboard.
- The racer with most hours gets +2 bonus points, the second one gets +1 bonus point each month.
- To earn a bonus point you must have at least 24 hours leading time; if you have fewer hours you won't get any points.
Your result sent will be always multiplied by the car's bonus coefficient. A +10% bonus means if you submit a replay with 1:00.00 driven time (60 seconds), you get 6 seconds bonus, and your result used to calculate your position will be 60 seconds - 6 seconds = 54 seconds. A negative bonus works similarly in the other direction, making your actual time worse than your driven time. This system is implemented to let slower cars compete with faster cars on the same track. Car coefficients vary over time:
- Coefficients do not change while a track is active.
- Negative bonuses are also possible.
- If a car was not used in a race by drivers finished in the top 6 (in the final classification), its coefficient is raised by +3%.
All the distributed positive bonuses are summed together, and are used to reduce the winning cars' coefficients. The amount is distributed between the winning cars the following way:
Winner car 50% Second on podium 30% Third on podium 20%
The designer of the competition track used for each actual race can distribute at most +10 and -10 coefficient points amongst the cars to adjust the power of the cars to the specific track design. The value of distributed positive and negative points must be equal. The track designer may also decide not to modify bonuses at all.
- Extra modifications can be made by the competition manager during the first week of the race, if the balance of the cars is broken. Modifications can't affect the leading position.
- Your seasonal score is the sum of the points you earned on the tracks, plus any bonuses.
- Your three worst results don't count for the season's rankings.
- In case of a draw, the racer with the most victories / best position / number of best positions is announced as the winner.
The Most Important Rule
Enjoy racing! ;)
Page last updated: 2016.01.16