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Thread: Buckyball Racing Club Extended MWM: The Swift-Walker Econ Sprint (19th - 25th April)

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    Buckyball Racing Club Extended MWM: The Swift-Walker Econ Sprint (19th - 25th April)

    THE SWIFT-WALKER ECON SPRINT











    An easy-to-run, very fast race to keep racers occupied while waiting for the Kessel Run Episode II!

    Start at either station (see chart below) and navigate to the other using Economical Routes. Make as many attempts as possible until you achieve the perfect run!

    This race can be completed in well under 5 minutes, so every second counts! The organizers expect it to be a photo-finish! So make sure to:


    • Select a Fast Ship;
    • Use A-Rated Thrusters and Power Distributor;
    • Launch from an Optimally Located Pad;
    • Avoid Slow Downs near Asteroid Clusters;
    • Take Advantage of Planetary & Shield Braking Techniques.

    Because of the great likelihood for a tie, this race includes a tie-breaker mechanic. Each race must be started with a full fuel tank and reservoir, and the winner will be whichever vehicle has the emptiest tank and reservoir.

    You must provide standard screenshots for all systems visited, as described in the How to Enter section of the Buckyball Racing Club website. Those systems will be:


    Start
    System

    1st Jump
    System

    2nd Jump
    Sytem

    Finish
    System

    Longest
    Jump
    Swift Port
    To
    Walker Ring

    Tatil

    Maujinagoto

    NLTT 53889

    Yarigui

    10.0 LYs
    Walker Ring
    To
    Swift Port

    Yarigui

    NLTT 53889

    LTT 16523

    Tatil

    11.7 LYs

    It is worth noting that if your ship's jump range is between 10.0 and 11.7 LYs, when you run the course from Walker Ring to Swift Port, you will follow the Swift Port to Walker Ring route in reverse, which is acceptable.

    Additional screenshots must be submitted of the Station Services screen prior to launch and after landing. The pre-launch shot must show a full fuel tank and reservoir, and the refuel info in the post-landing shot will be used for any tie-breakers.

    Submit all screenshots and other required info for your race attempt to this thread, via forum private message to Seneh, or emailed to jhyrryl <symbol: commercial at> buckyballracing <symbol: dot> org <symbol: dot> uk.

    Ideally, your screenshots will be collected into an Imgur album and appropriately sorted. If you record your attempt with video, please extract screenshots with readable timestamps from the recording.

    Submitted evidence must include:


    • Your CMDR name.
    • Your forum name if not the same as your CMDR name.
    • Your ship's name and type.
    • Game mode (Open, Solo, Private Group)
    • Pre-launch Station Services screenshot.
    • Race Start, Station Pad screenshot.
    • 2 System Waypoint screenshots.
    • Race End, Station Pad screenshot.
    • Post-landing, Station Services screenshot.
    • The time of your run.

    All submitted runs must take place entirely during the days of 19 April 3302 through 25 April 3302.

    EDIT!: It appears that my econ route testing was insufficiently thorough. I will accept any econ route, if your evidence includes a pre-launch screenshot of that route.

    The following video demonstrates where and when to take screenshots during an un-optimized run.


    Good luck, and fly fast, CMDRs!


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    I expect to be entering this race, not just entering it mind you, competing to win (assuming I'm allowed this time ).


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    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    I expect to be entering this race, not just entering it mind you, competing to win (assuming I'm allowed this time ).
    You are, indeed, allowed. Go forth and win, to the best of your ability.

    p.s., And have fun, regardless!


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    A less than five minutes race. I foresee lots of this happening:


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    I'm just looking forward to the shenanigans near the end of the race, when people stop trying to improve their times, and instead try increasing their fuel consumption.

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    I wasn't expecting this to go on until the 25th - I might actually be able to enter! \o/
    With such a short race duration I might end up trying quite a few ships, if I have time. I suspect the Imperial Eagle could be the one to beat, here - it would be a first for the BRC if one did win, I think. Looking forward to it!

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    Love the demonstration video - nice job!


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    This looks like a job...

    *puts on sunglasses*

    ...for the Orca!

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    Interesting...
    *Subs to thread*

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    You know, I was intending to be back in the bubble before the CGs ended on Thursday.
    Now, I read this, which sounds just like my kind of race.

    Which naturally, is exactly why my PC chose late last night as the perfect time to cease functioning.

    I'm around 20k from Sol, so not only does my participation require heading home rapidly enough, it now also depends on my hardware troubleshooting abilities and almost certainly the speed of Scan and DPD. Wish me luck!


    Wait, now I think about it... Where did that BRC beer mat next to my tower come from, that wasn't here when I left earlier... Sabotage!
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    ahhh shucks! this looks like a real blast! pretty sure i won't make the required 60+kylies in time

    i'll keep up with the times and hopefully a few more videos.

    *i like the economical routing

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    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Love the demonstration video - nice job!
    Thanks!

    Originally Posted by Chris Simon View Post (Source)
    This looks like a job...

    *puts on sunglasses*

    ...for the Orca!
    Excellent! Maybe I should have a leaderboard for each ship size.

    Originally Posted by Esvandiary View Post (Source)
    You know, I was intending to be back in the bubble before the CGs ended on Thursday.
    Now, I read this, which sounds just like my kind of race.

    Which naturally, is exactly why my PC chose late last night as the perfect time to cease functioning.

    I'm around 20k from Sol, so not only does my participation require heading home rapidly enough, it now also depends on my hardware troubleshooting abilities and almost certainly the speed of Scan and DPD. Wish me luck!


    Wait, now I think about it... Where did that BRC beer mat next to my tower come from, that wasn't here when I left earlier... Sabotage!
    Here's wishing you luck, getting on the circuit (and circuit board)!

    Originally Posted by superflyguy View Post (Source)
    ahhh shucks! this looks like a real blast! pretty sure i won't make the required 60+kylies in time

    i'll keep up with the times and hopefully a few more videos.

    *i like the economical routing

    fly reckless CMDRs
    <-lightspeed->
    Maybe next time. This is the kind of event that can be squeezed in whenever...and there are lots of Swift/Fast/Quick/Walker stations, so I can change things up each time! They aren't likely to all be this short though...some will be outright marathons requiring dozens of jumps.


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    Originally Posted by Seneh View Post (Source)
    Excellent! Maybe I should have a leaderboard for each ship size.
    Well, if I'm alone in Big ships category, I might even end up on some decent place. Like fourth, or fifth.

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    I've added a note to the original post regarding a 3rd valid route. I'll also note that if you want to run a ship configuration that gives less than a 10 LY jump range, and which therefore routes through different system, I'll accept it with the provision that your submitted evidence must include an Outfitting screenshot so that I can confirm the configuration / route.


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    This sounds like a really interesting race, I look forward to watching the jostling on the leaderboard. I've just reached Beagle Crossing and even though I'm in a 34-35Ly jump range Asp I cannot find my way across the void Some evasive manoeuvres are called for adding more unnecessary time to my run, hopefully this thread will keep me entertained.

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