Shadaza wrote:Mind if I ask a few questions?
First what is the average length of a typical rally stage? Is 1.45 a target for example?
I ask this because my brother isn't very consistent at TM to say the least and after a few hours practice he isn't really ready to submit a replay yet.
Secondly I see you have your rallies set to themes, with the opening being Monte Carlo. From the prologue it seems this rally is mainly (about 90:10) a gravel stage, is this representative of the rally roughly, and what sort of variety can we expect in further rallies?
And finally, though a commentary rather then a question, it is very nervy attempting this with no clue on the level of your opponents (well besides a faint clue as to the speed of Kostas!) I don't want to be miles off the pace thats for sure, I think I have a reasonable lap so far but looking at the "lines driver" thread it seems some people here are very very competetive! I hope loads of people attempt this, I think the rookie championship extra is a great idea.
All stages will be around or under two minutes, with the exception of Rally Safari, which will be brutal and have stages at least 5 minutes long!
Not all stages will be the same mix, but because I don't really have time to create 60 stages on my own so I've recycled maps from old Trackmania contests. This means Monte Carlo, against tradition, is almost exclusively gravel. There is no such thing as snow in TM, but Rally Norway will run a gravel rally with a winter skin applied.
Rally Qatar is a mixture of short and long stages, some are less than 1 minute, others are almsot two. I am going to try and make ADAC Rally Deutschland and Tour De Corse 100% asphalt, but I haven't started assembling the map pack for either event yet. New Zealand and Japan will probably be the most similar to this prologue stage.
As for not knowing the level of your opponent, that's what makes it so exciting I guess? All you can do is push to 100% and hope that it is enough. And yes, I was also hoping a few more people would sign up, with the JRRC I was hoping to attract more newbies to the championship and give them something to compete for if they can't quite get the hang of it like it sounds as if Jack O Melley did.