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LEAGUE INFORMATION - AOR F1 Leagues - Season 9


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AOR F1 Leagues - Season 9
X360/PS3/PC - League Information



UPDATE NOVEMBER 2015: The contents of this thread was made for Season 9 of the AOR leagues on F1 2014, so bear in mind that certain parts will be outdated at this point.

This thread contains general information about the AOR F1 Leagues on all platforms (X360, PS3 and PC), such as league structure, assist restrictions and lobby settings.

General information:
League setup: Each platform runs a set amount of leagues, depending on the amount of drivers signing up at the start of the season. The leagues are tiered, with the faster drivers in the higher leagues and the slower drivers in the lower leagues.
Race days: The X360 and PC leagues run on Sundays. The PS3 leagues mainly run on Thursdays, but also offer the possibility of racing on Sundays.
Race times: 8:00pm (UK time) is the general race time of our leagues. Individual leagues can make minor modifications to the race time if necessary.
Race format: Each league event features a 15-minute qualifying session followed by a 50% distance race.
Drivers/Teams: Each league contains 16 drivers, spread across 8 different cars as picked at the start of the season, with the drivers in the same car listed as team mates.

Important Links:
League Rules
Race Calendar
Sign Up: X360 - PS3 - PC

Detailed information:
Below you will find more detailed info about the leagues. Click the links below or scroll down to get to a specific part of the thread.

League Overview
● Xbox 360 Leagues
● PS3 Leagues
● PC Leagues

Setting up the Leagues
● Driver placement
● Joining mid-season
● Reserve drivers
● Mid-season driver moves

Car and Team Selection
● How cars and teams are decided within each league

Assist Restrictions
● Overview of what assists are available to use

Lobby Settings
● Overview of the settings that will be applied for the league races

Race Classification
● Points system
● DNF / DSC / DSQ / DNS
● Disconnections
● Championship standings

Who to contact
● Overview of the members involved with running the leagues
 
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League Overview:

Each platform are running a set amount of leagues, depending on how many drivers sign up at the start of the season. More info will come when the leagues have been set up.

Within each platform, the leagues are ordered in a tier system, with each tier representing how highly the league is rated. We aim to ensure close and competitive leagues by placing faster drivers in the top leagues and slower drivers in the bottom leagues.

Xbox 360 Leagues

X360 league overview coming soon.

PS3 Leagues

PS3 league overview coming soon.

PC Leagues

PC league overview coming soon.
 

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Setting up the Leagues:

Driver placement

When setting up the leagues for a new season, we always aim to make the leagues as close and competitive as possible, by placing drivers where they best fit into the league structure in relation to their pace. The basis for how drivers' pace are judged differ slightly between the platforms, as you can see below.

Xbox 360

Placement of existing drivers into new leagues are to a large extent based on their final championship position, results and pace shown in the previous season. This will be used as a main guideline for where drivers are placed, however we will also use our general knowledge about each driver when deciding their placement. So if you want to move up in the league structure, you need to perform well in your league and show the F1 Team that your pace warrants a higher league spot!

New drivers are placed into a league based largely on the pace shown in the required social races they complete during the sign-up process. It is therefore important that new drivers submit proper social race reports after the races. More information on this process can be found in the Xbox 360 sign-up thread.

PS3

Placement of existing drivers into new leagues will to an extent be based on their final championship position and results from the previous season. This will be used as a main guideline for where drivers are placed, however we will also use our general knowledge about each driver when deciding their placement.

New drivers will be placed into an appropriate league based on their apparent pace. The pace of new drivers will be judged on their time trial times submitted, and also on their performance in the required social race, as part of the sign-up process. More information on this process can be found in the PS3 sign-up thread.

PC

Both existing and new drivers will be placed in leagues based on the time trial times they submit as part of the sign-up process. More information on this process can be found in the PC sign-up thread.

Joining mid-season

Drivers who sign up to the leagues while the season is ongoing will also have to complete the sign-up process, and placed into an appropriate league based on pace in a similar way to drivers who sign up before the season starts. However, drivers will only be able join mid-season if there is a space in an appropriate league available. If there isn't, they will be placed into a league as a reserve driver - or on the waiting list - until a space opens.

Reserve drivers

Drivers who are assigned to a league as a reserve driver will not have a guaranteed spot in the league races, but will be able to step in to race in place of any no-showers.

Due to table limitations, reserve drivers will not be visibly listed in the league standings. However, the table keeps record of their points in the background, so that if they later get promoted to a main race seat (if one of the main drivers drops out or is removed), points scored during the reserve driver period will be added to their total points count.

When racing as a reserve driver, you can choose to race with any of the cars that are not actively part of the league's team championship. The points scored by reserve drivers do not count towards the points of a specific team.

As a reserve driver, you are not required to be online at the time of the races, but this is obviously appreciated. It is a good idea to keep an eye on the forum before the races to see if any no-showers are announced.

If a main driver spot opens up within a league, that league's reserve driver(s) will be first in line to fill that spot.

Mid-season driver moves

Drivers may be moved between leagues while the season is ongoing if it's clear that they have been misplaced. This could be that they are clearly too fast for their league, or that they are unable to experience competitive racing due to being too slow.

If a certain league ends up in a situation of severely lacking driver numbers, appropriate drivers from the league(s) below may be asked to move up to balance the numbers.
 

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Car and Team Selection:

Cars and teams will be decided individually within each league at the start of the season.

The order in which the drivers will pick their cars is decided based on the below priority list:

1. Drivers who were part of a league at the end of the previous season (sorted by what league they were in, and their championship position within that league, from the previous season).
2. Drivers who were not part of a league at the end of the previous season, but who have previously taken part in the leagues (sorted by the order in which they signed up).
3. New drivers (sorted by the order in which they signed up).

The drivers who end up in the same car will form a team mate pairing and represent their team in the constructors' championship.

When the car selection begins, a thread will be created within each league's subforum with more detailed information on how the process is carried out.

When the car selection process has been completed, and the season has started, drivers are locked into their car choices for the duration of the season. Intentionally using the wrong car in a race in an attempt to benefit yourself or others will see you disqualified from the results of that race.

If a new driver joins the league at a later stage of the season, they may pick from any of the available seats in an already active constructor.
 
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Assist Restrictions:

The AOR leagues will continue to favour drivers who race without assists enabled. You need to be able to drive without Traction Control and ABS in order to race in our leagues.

The tables below demonstrate what assists are banned in the leagues on each platform.

Xbox 360


X = Banned, = Optional

PS3

The below is a placeholder table from season 8 to give you an idea of how it might look like.

WILL BE UPDATED WHEN WE KNOW HOW MANY LEAGUES WE GET FOR SEASON 9!


X = Banned, = Optional

PC

For all leagues:

Braking Assist: Banned
Steering Assist: Banned
ABS: Banned
Traction Control: Banned
Racing Line: Allowed
Auto Gears: Allowed
Pit Assist: Banned
 
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Lobby Settings:

The following lobby settings will be applied for the league races.

Car Performance: Equal
Race Distance: 50%
Weather: Clear*
Parc Ferme: On
Collisions: Full
Car Damage: Full
Tyre Wear: On
Fuel Load Simulation: On
Rules/Flags: Reduced
Car Setups: Allowed
Safety Car: On

*Due to the traction inequality between the different controller inputs (wheel & pad) on F1 2014, the weather will be locked to Clear for leagues that include both wheel and pad drivers. This is in order to limit this traction inequality, which is exaggerated massively in wet weather. Any league with only one type of controller input across all drivers in the league will be able to use Dynamic.
 
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Race Classification:

Points system:
1st = 25 pts, 2nd = 18 pts, 3rd = 15 pts, 4th = 12 pts, 5th = 10 pts, 6th = 8 pts, 7th = 6 pts, 8th = 4 pts, 9th = 2 pts, 10th = 1 pt, 11th-16th = 0 pts.

Note: There will not be double points for the final race.

DNF:
● Drivers who accidentally crashes out of a race, or retires for a good reason, will be classified as a DNF in the results. If a driver is classified as DNF within a points scoring position, they will be awarded full points for that position regardless of race distance completed.

DSC:
● Drivers who gets disconnected from a race will be classified as a DSC in the results. If a driver is classified as DSC within a points scoring position, they will be awarded full points for that position regardless of race distance completed.

DSQ:
● Drivers who gets disqualified from a race - whether this be due to an in-game penalty, post-race disqualification or rage-quitting - will be classified as a DSQ in the results and moved below all drivers classified as DNF or DSC. If a driver is classified as DSQ within a points scoring position, they will be awarded no points for that position regardless of race distance completed.

DNS:
● Active league drivers who did not attend the race will be classified as DNS, and will not score any points.

Disconnections:
● If a driver loses connection from a race, that is tough luck, and unfortunately nothing can be done about that.
● If a driver loses connection during qualifying, they will be invited back into the lobby in order to start the race from the back of the grid.
● We do our best to ensure that the best available connection in the lobby acts as the lobby host, so any connection issues are normally a result of a fault on the disconnecting driver's end. Please ensure that your internet connection is fine, and that your NAT is open, before entering the race lobby.

Mass disconnections:
● The below rules apply from the end of qualifying until the end of the race.
● If half, or more, of the drivers in the session lose connection at the same time, or over a short period of time, that counts as a mass disconnection.
● If less than 50% of the race was completed at the time of the mass disconnection, the race will be restarted immediately, preferably with a new lobby host. If several drivers are unable to restart the race at that time, the race will be rescheduled for a later date.
● If more than 50% of the race was completed at the time of the mass disconnection, the race will end, and the race order from the time of the first disconnection becomes the final result. Half points are awarded to all drivers.
● If more than 90% of the race was completed at the time of the mass disconnection, the race will end, and the race order from the time of the first disconnection becomes the final result. Full points are awarded to all drivers.

Championship standings:
● Drivers and constructors are ranked in the standings based on how many points they've scored over the course of the season.
● If two or more drivers or constructors are tied on points, the higher place in the standings will be awarded to the holder of most first places. If the number of first places is the same, the holder of most second places, then third places, and so on until a winner emerges.
 
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Who to contact:

For league related enquiries or questions, your first point of contact should be a staff member within the league you are assigned to - preferably the League Coordinator. Upon joining a league, it will be made clear who your League Coordinator is.

Example reasons to contact them could be:

To inform them that you're missing a race
To get information about your league
If you are unhappy about something, either with regards to a race or on the forums

If you have an issue with your League Coordinator and would rather discuss the issue with someone else, then seek out another person from the below list and address the issue to them. Our Coordinators and Moderators are expected to remain completely unbiased, and as long as you address the situation sensibly and maturely they will be happy to discuss any issues no matter who it is with.

The following members are currently part of the team running the AOR F1 Leagues:

Xbox 360 Team
FisiFan91 (Admin)
Rug (Super Mod)
Du7cH (Super Mod)
DC MagiK (Moderator)
Blue Inquisitor (Moderator)

League Coordinators TBD

PS3 Team
elite_sultan (Super Mod)
The Real Moaner (Super Mod)
AlphaDelta (Moderator)
xGATECRASHERx (Moderator)
Prehn (Moderator)

League Coordinators TBD

PC Team
Beyond (Moderator)
AJ (Moderator)

League Coordinators TBD
 
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