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Re: Cars and rules for 2020
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2020, 11:44:46 AM »
Let's say you got 239 hours last race, you get 241 hours this race, does that mean you only get 1 point from this race and no leftover hours?

Uh? I think you would get 2 points, and with zero hours left. Let's try with an example:

A. Always carry over
Race 1: (0 from previous) + 239 hours --> no points, all 239 carried over
Race 2: 239 + 400 = 639 --> 2 points, 159 carried over
Race 3: 159 + 200 = 359 --> 1 point, 119 carried over
Race 4: 119 + 50 = 169 --> 0 points, 169 carried over

B. Carry over unless you get points
Race 1: (0 from previous) + 239 hours --> no points, all 239 carried over
Race 2: 239 + 400 = 639 --> 2 points, 159 carried over reset!
Race 3: 0 + 200 = 200 --> 0 points, 200 carried over
Race 4: 200 + 50 = 250 --> 1 point, 10 carried over reset!

I think this would make things more difficult for those who stay in the lead for longer; in particular, it would decrease the incentive to keep the top position in the last third of the race, leading to more uncertain finales.

Might be completely wrong though :P

Carrying over, as you pointed out, means that LTB goes from being a "race score" to a "season score". We could just sum up all the leading hours and assign floor(hours / 240) points at the end of the year. I don't know if I like that :\
« Last Edit: February 09, 2020, 11:53:40 AM by dreadnaut »

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Re: Cars and rules for 2020
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2020, 01:50:48 AM »
So the new system is already running, with CTG and Seeker having gotten floor(356/240) = floor(255/240) = 1 LTB point in Z223. Not sure what to make of it, so I'll wait and watch. The LTB denial playbook will certainly be turned on its head  :D