As some of you may remember I left this site for reasons I don't want to divulge into but that's old news and I was reminded of PSGL so I thought I'd pop in and get to know you guys all over again.
I may jump straight back into racing with a league but I know you guys have already started them and I've only just returned so I'll have to consider my options first. But if F4 or F5 (can't do Sundays) want to take me I'll appreciate it.
Now to see who actually knows me and a chance to get to know many of the new faces of this cool site.
1.1 - Our staff past and present have worked hard to make the PSGL F1 Leagues the very best on the web. Our league structure gives everyone, regardless of ability, the chance to race in a fun, competitive environment.
We are all about respect, both on and off the track and encourage everyone to engage with the community as much as possible.
2 - Pre Race
2.1 – Race Thread - At some point in the few days before the race, the league admin will open a race thread in your league forum. This will contain a circuit map and any other useful race information such as key corners, as well as some questions to answer. Please use this thread to discuss the upcoming race.
2.2 – Absence - If you cannot make the race, please let your league admin know as soon as possible. Missing 3 consecutive races without explanation may result in your removal from the league.
2.3 – Race Cancellation - A race could be cancelled or postponed if less than 6 drivers show up for a race. This is at the discretion of the league admin.
3 – Race Day
3.1 - The Lobby - The Race lobby will open at 7.50pm, and will be hosted by your league admin, unless it has been agreed to let someone else host. The session will start at 8.05pm at the earliest and 8:15pm at the latest. Please be on time or the session may start without you.
Any driver who has a prior commitment (eg work) should contact the league admin to make special arrangements if possible. Any decision to delay the race session will be made by the respective league admin.
3.2 – Car Selection - It is up to each member to make sure they are in the right car. Failure to start the session the right car will lead to a penalty after the race.
3.3 - Chat Room – The League admin will also set up and invite all drivers to a text/voice chat. Please join as it may be used to relay important information to drivers.
3.4 – Race Format - All PSGL F1 races run a short qualifying session of 15 minutes, followed by a race of 50% distance, with the weather set to dynamic. Vehicle Damage will be set to full.
3.5 - Headsets – Sensible use of the microphone is permitted during qualifying and the race, but please be aware that drivers are trying to concentrate and do not use offensive language. Any instances of abuse will result in a punishment (eg a race ban)
4 - Qualifying
4.1 – In/Out laps - Try and stay off the racing line when on in/out laps. Blocking another driver may result in a penalty.
4.2 – Setting a time - It is not mandatory to set a valid lap time. All drivers who qualify outside the Top 10 have a free choice of tyres for the start of the race. All drivers inside the top 10 who have set a time must start the race on the set of tyres they set their best lap time on.
4.3 – Retirement - You can retire on track but do so in a safe place so you don't obstruct another car. You MUST NOT deliberately destroy your car in order to retire. Doing so may result in a penalty.
4.4 – Parc Ferme – is set to on for all PSGL league races, meaning you cannot change your car setup between qualifying and the race.
5 – Disconnects
5.1 – During Qualifying - If someone disconnects before 5 minutes of Qualifying has gone, the League admins will set up a new lobby immediately so the qualifying Session can be restarted.
If someone disconnects after 5 minutes they will carry on until the end of Qualifying. After that the League Admins will set up a new lobby to perform a Safety car restart. If the person who has disconnected has already set a time it does not count.
5.2 – After Qualifying – If someone disconnects in between qualifying and the race, the League Admins will set up a new lobby to perform a Safety car restart. Qualifying results will stand.
5.3 - Disconnection Weather Settings - Weather settings for the new race lobby will be based on the original race conditions:
- If the original race was 100% dry then the room shall be set to dry. - If the original race was 100% rain then the room shall be set to heavy rain. - Anything in between and the room will be set to dynamic.
5.4- Safety Car Restarts – When a SC Restart is required, every driver is expected to get into their grid positions gained through the qualifying session on the first lap. Any driver who disconnected before the end of qualifying will start from the back of the grid. All drivers must use the same compound tyre they qualified on - starting on a different tyre than you qualified on will lead to a penalty.
The session will be restarted a maximum of 3 times.
5.5 – During the race – If you DC after 50% distance, you will be classified and receive the points as per your position on the results screen at the end of the race. If you DC before 50% or quit deliberately at any time you will receive no points.
5.6 - Lobby Collapse/Split Lobby - In the event of a mass disconnection or the lobby splitting in two, you should continue to race and await further instruction from your league admin. It is at their discretion to decide what to do.
6 – The Race
6.1 – Going to Track - Please do not press go to track, this is the responsibility of the host. Please wait for the signal from the Admins to go to track.
6.2 – Tyres - During a dry race, all drivers are required to use both the “Option” & the “Prime” tyre at some point. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. If wet tyres are required during a race, this rule no longer applies.
6.3 – Race Start/First Lap – Drivers are requested to take extra care to avoid contact on the first lap of the race and avoid sudden movements.
6.4 – Driving – Drivers are expected to drive in a sensible manner with good racing etiquette and respect for their fellow competitors at all times.
6.5 – Corner Cutting/Track Extending - All cars must keep two wheels within the track limits at all times. The Boundaries are clearly marked by the white lines. This also applies to pit lane entry & exit at every circuit. Consistently breaking track limits could result in a penalty.
6.7 - Retirements - If you wish to retire from the race, you should find a safe place to pause the game and retire from the session (eg the pits). You MUST NOT deliberately destroy your car in order to retire. Doing so may result in a penalty.
7 – Post Race
7.1 – Race Results – The league admin will post the race results after the race. Points will then be added then be added to the Drivers & Constructors Championship standings.
7.2 - Classification/Points System – All drivers who completed 90% of the racing laps (or disconnected after 50% distance as stated above) will be classified.
8.1 – Calendar – The Championship Calendar is published before the season, and can be found in the “Race Calendar & Results” Section of your league forum
8.2 - Champions/Trophies – The drivers/teams that accumulate the most points over the season are declared Champions. PSGL Trophies are also awarded for 2nd & 3rd place.
8.3 - Level points - If there is a dead heat at the end of the season the championship will be decided on “countback”. Ie the Driver/team with the most race wins will be declared Champion. If that is equal the driver/team with the most 2nd places will be the winner etc.
As said in the F1 2010 thread I was hoping to have a one a week casual game night where we get together to basically have a laugh. I choose friday as that seems to be a free day where no league stuff happens, if that changes I'll try and reorganise.
As for what games, I'm going to shortlist some that I'll think would be good and let everyone vote on what they want, obviously not everyone will have every game but that's just the way it maybe and as said before this will hopefully become a regular thing so it's likey you'll be able to take part later on.
Having had the game since Friday I can say it's an absolute blast. The real meat of the game is in the multiplayer so that's why I made this thread so I can get a few more playmates to have a smashing good time.