- Your FOUR worst results don't count, as opposed to the TWO worst as until now. We all have less time to race.
- To compensate the above change, bonus points are awarded to frequent pipsqueaks. This is called EB, "Endurance Bonus" After replays were submitted for 8 tracks during a season, participation on each additional track attacts bonus points. Just as LTB, these points accumulate, do not affect the track scoreboards or team scores, but are included in the seasonal scores:
- 9. track = +1 point
- 10. track = +2 points
- 11. track = +3 points
- 12. track = +6 points
This is way too strong and overcompensating - and completely kills the idea of the "4 worst results don't count" rule, as even one missed race DOES count, quite a lot due to the endurance bonus.
For example: Aburaf has missed one race in February. I did not.
He had much better performance than I did, and has 56 points. I have 48. Now if we maintain about the same performance, but during the last two races I manage to close up 3 points on him, that would mean I am still behind by 5 points. Not with the EB: I get 1+2+3+6=12 from EB, while he gets only 1+2+3=6, meaning I gain 6 more points over him (just because he did not join in Feb!!!) and end up above in the classification. The EB is not a bad idea, but the bonus must be linear and with lesser impact
This is a very uneven and unfair rule in its current form. Very much.
I hate changing rules during the season, especially without asking your opinion, but this rule was not thought over well and MUST be adjusted. I intend change the EB to +1 point for each of the last 4 races in a linear fashion and the bonuses for the current round were assigned as such already.
If anyone has objections or feels a significant negative impact, please let me know and we can discuss and adjust. I was thinking in the concept of fairness and also to prevent draining all of your motivation during the last races.
For a clear view:
pipsqueaks with significant negative impact expected due to this correction (no missed races):
pipsqueaks with less negative impact expected due to this correction (one missed race):
pipsqueaks with major positive impact expected due to this correction (several missed races and in good overall position):