Final Leader board.
The Buckyball Racing Club is pleased to present the first warm up race of the season.
'THE PLEIADES HIP HOP' 1st August 3301, 00.00GMT to 9th August, 23:59 GMT
OPEN UNLIMITED ( any ship piloted in open )
SOLO UNLIMITED ( any ship piloted in solo )
Two racers in the Ohm Horizons bar at HIP 29312 bet each other they could visit the Seven Sisters
and be back at the station before the bar closed in 30 minutes - the Pleiades Hip Hop was born!
HOW TO TAKE PART:-
START AT OHM HORIZONS HIP 29312 (take screen shot of time before launch)
visit:- (in any order, taking 1 screenshot of time and current location in galmap of each star, NOT system map)
ATLAS (why is this sister a brother?)
FINISH LANDED AT OHM HORIZONS HIP 29312 (take your last screenshot of the time)
Send a link or zip of your 9 screenshots and your pilot name, class (open or solo), ship name and time,
under the subject BRCWUR01 to :-
before the end of the race date.
you can use http://www.timeanddate.com/date/timeduration.html# to calculate your time.
What's going on?
The Buckyball Racing Club warm ups are a chance to tweak your load outs or smash yourself into the toaster rack
and generally practice for the main BRC events in short races.
All pilots are welcome and the BRC strives to remain neutral in the galaxy and focuses on racing.
Races are individual timed races that a pilot can run multiple times during the race shedule (usually a week) to get the best time.
All submitted pilot times are then collated on a board and at the end of the race the winner is the pilot with the best time.
Do I need to register?
For normal BRC events you are asked to post an intent to run and that puts you on the starting grid.
For the warm ups you can just turn up and race and send a time.
When is the race running?
The race will be open for pilots from 1st August 2015, 00.00GMT to 9th August, 23:59 GMT.
Only times submitted within this duration are eligible for the board.
How long will this take?
You should be able to complete the race in under 30 minutes. but it doesn't really matter if you don't, take your time,
take a fully loaded type 9 just for the giggles.
The fastest pilot in a particular ship type usually gets a mention.
Ohm horizons is a High tech station, it doesn't have everything but you should be able to fit small ships there if not big ones.
What am I doing again?
Fly your chosen race ship to Ohm Horizons in Hip 29312. Dock up, make a cup of tea and
plot a course to one of the Seven Sisters (the big blue stars in the Pleiades nebula)
Then take a screenshot showing the time and launch... fly as quickly as you can to your first sister,
then when you've got there open up the galmap and take a screenshot
(making sure the screenshot shows both your current location and the time)
Now plot your next jump to another sister, repeat until you've visited (and taken screenshots at) all 7.
Now plot a course back to HIP 29312 and land at Ohm Horizons,
as you touch down and the time comes up take your last screenshot,
congratulations you've just completed the Pleiades Hip Hop, let's hope the bar is still open!
So I can fly any ship in open or solo?
Yes, you can fly one or the other or both, but you'll need to submit times for each class you enter.
What screenshots do I need?
shots like this so I can verify you were in the system please.
So once i have the screenshots i zip them and send them to the email, what about a video?
You can convert your images to jpgs if sending a zip of bmps is to big.
or you can use imgur or some other site you can upload pics too.
and a link to any video you make rather than the video.
What's to stop me cheating?
Nothing.. but if you're going to fake times you have to get to the start grid anyway...
so why not just put the effort in to making a run?
You're so clever with all your image manipulation skills you'd make a good racer,
just have a go - it's not about the winning.
What is this farce?... I demand to speak to Bucky!
You're right of course, and we hope the Buckyball Run will return, but Bucky's not here at the moment...
we have a Buckybot and he just says one thing: 'Shut up and race!'