The race runs from Tuesday February 7th to Thursday February 9th 3303.
New to racing?
Please refer to the following instructional video, generously commissioned by Anthony and Enoch Lonnegan:
[size=+2]RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS[/size]
- Start at Forward Horizons on Orrere 2 D.
- Retrieve cargo from the Crashed Ship POI at 43.82, -173.97 on Orrere 2 B.
- Finish at Guin Survey on Orrere 2 B.
Play your single-use Joker card to earn a time bonus of up to 20 seconds.
The crashed Anaconda appears as a static POI and is visible in the navigation panel when you are within 1000Ls.
You won't be able to see the POI until you land and scan the ship data core at the site. After that it will show up in the navigation panel.
The ship spawns with a number of cargo canisters and materials; you can collect any one of them. The items usually only appear on the target panel of a small ship or SRV so you will probably need to deploy a vehicle, collect the cargo and transfer it to your large ship. However, landing and deploying your SRV is optional as long as you scoop up at least one object.
A competitor must declare his intention to play the joker within 24 hours of starting his race run. Declarations made after this time will be rejected; the joker card may be retained for later use. Note: Evidence of completing the race may be submitted at any time up to and including the deadline for submissions; only the intention to play the joker must be made within 24 hours.
The joker card may only be used when a competitor meets all of the following conditions:
- His ship is fitted with Lightweight Alloys with no engineer modifications.
- His ship is not fitted with any Hull Reinforcement Packages.
- His ship is not fitted with any Module Reinforcement Packages.
- His ship is not fitted with a Shield Generator.
Valid use of the joker card entitles the competitor to reduce his final time by 1 second per 5% hull remaining (rounded down) at the end of the race, up to a maximum of 20 seconds. For instance if he finishes the race with 86% hull strength he will receive a 17 second bonus.
|R||S||E||CMDR name||Forum name||Ship name||Ship type||Callsign||Bonus||Raced||Total|
|1||1||j,t||cookiehole||cookiehole||Momentum Conservation||Eagle||[size=-2]Core Dynamics Charlie Oscar Oscar[/size]||00:00:18||00:04:52||00:04:34|
|2||1||t||Aken B.||AkenBosch||Spirit Of Shenanigan||Viper Mk III||[size=-2]DeLacy Alpha Kilo Echo[/size]||00:05:01||00:05:01|
|3||2||t||Samwell Drakhyr||drakhyr||al-Rassan||Viper Mk III||[size=-2]DeLacy Sierra Alpha Mike[/size]||00:05:08||00:05:08|
|4||2||j,t||Markzx59||racer1||Screech||Eagle||[size=-2]Core Dynamics Mike Alpha Romeo[/size]||00:00:02||00:05:39||00:05:37|
|5||1||j,t||Brother Sabathius||Wolverine||Glint Of The Voids Eye||Sidewinder||[size=-2]DeLacy Beta Romeo Oscar[/size]||00:00:19||00:06:00||00:05:41|
|6||1||t||Alec Turner||Alec Turner||Sans Serif||Imperial Courier||[size=-2]Gutamaya Alpha Lima Echo[/size]||00:05:57||00:05:57|
|7||2||t||Cheetah||Cheetah||Solaris||Imperial Courier||[size=-2]Gutamaya Charlie Hotel Echo[/size]||00:06:35||00:06:35|
|8||3||t||Bruski||Bruski||Varangian Lightning||Imperial Courier||[size=-2]Gutamaya Beta Romeo Uniform[/size]||00:06:40||00:06:40|
|9||4||Polly||Polly||Dirigentes Stella||Imperial Courier||[size=-2]Gutamaya Papa Oscar Lima[/size]||00:06:41||00:06:41|
|10||3||t||<-LightSpeed->||superflyguy||Home In Time For Tea||Viper Mk III||[size=-2]DeLacy Lima India Golf[/size]||00:07:27||00:07:27|
|11||1||t||MrDragonRaaar||mrdragonraaaar||Old Faithful||Asp Explorer||[size=-2]Lakon Mike Romeo Delta[/size]||00:07:49||00:07:49|
|12||1||t||Stern Winter||Stern Winter||The Slow Coach||Imperial Eagle||[size=-2]Gutamaya Sierra Tango Echo[/size]||00:08:44||00:08:44|
See How to enter on the Buckyball Racing Club homepage for general details on entering the race.
Entries may be posted to this thread, sent by forum private message to furrycat or emailed to furrycat <symbol: commercial at> buckyballracing <symbol: dot> org <symbol: dot> uk.
Only entries made wholly within the period 3303-02-07 00:00:00 to 3303-02-09 23:59:59 server time will be accepted.
Only entries made in Open play will be eligible for the race leaderboard.
Entries must include:
- Your CMDR name.
- Your forum name if not the same as your CMDR name.
- Your ship type.
- Your ship name.
- Game mode (Open, Solo, Private Group).
- A declaration or one or more screenshots showing any engineering modifications to your ship. Enhanced Performance Thrusters count as engineering.
- A screenshot of your ship on the pad at Forward Horizons showing the station clock. The time shown will be your start time for the entry.
- A screenshot of your ship or SRV collecting cargo at the Crashed Ship POI on Orrere 2 B showing the HUD clock.
- A screenshot of your ship on the pad at Guin Survey showing the station clock. The time shown will be your finish time for the entry.
Video entries will also be accepted as substitutes for screenshots.
Your screenshot for the cargo collection stage should show the CARGO ACQUIRED message at the left of the HUD:
Screenshots may be taken using the in-game screenshot function (F10 key) or your choice of third-party software. If you are recording a video of your entry you can submit snapshots of individual frames showing each checkpoint.
You may also submit an entry with a video. You may edit your video down to a shorter running time as long as the takeoff, scooping and landing are shown.
This forum has direct support for Youtube videos. To post your video in this thread, use the [video=youtube] tag with your video's Youtube ID, for example [video=youtube;6Pk5rjMu11Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pk5rjMu11Q[/video].
You are of course free to use a video host other than Youtube.
Do I have to post an intent to race before competing?
Not if you don't want to. It's cool if you do, so other racers can look out for you on the course, but it's optional.
I can't find the crashed ship!
It's at 43.82, -173.97. Fly there once and deploy your SRV. Then you can scan the ship data core. After that the POI will always be visible within 1000Ls.
Are Engineer modifications allowed in this race?
Yes. However in order to be eligible to use the "Win it or bin it" joker card you may not fit any modification which increases your hull strength or resistances.
Is synthesis allowed in this race?
Yes. It won't help very much but you can use it.
I refuse to play in Open
You are welcome to run the course in Private Group or Solo mode and submit an entry. Your attempt will appear on the leaderboard as an exhibition run and be excluded from ranking but you will still be able to compare your efforts to others'.
The joker doesn't offer a very large bonus
It is expected that the best pilots will fly this course very quickly and even 20 seconds will be a significant margin at the top of the leaderboard.