- Russian Federation
Well sorry to jump on this discussion but here's how I see it:
1- First this is a game that is nearly dead and that nobody plays. Everyone is obsessed with their codemasters rally games in the rally world...
2- Therefore we (or I) are (or am) very thankful and happy that still few people play it.
3- Since it's nearly dead, and since most if not all, are already occupied by other games (me with AC, PC2, RDR2, BF5 etc...), the championship was agreed upon to be very friendly and honor based.
4- Honor meaning that you vow to do only one shot/try of each rally without any restarts or trickery; just as it would happen in real life. And since the game doesn't have a built-in system that can control that (unlike dirt rally or dirt 4), we had to resort to such honor gentlemen agreement.
5- For all of the above reasons, and since the game doesn't have a built-in system that can control date and duration of the rally (again unlike dirt rally or dirt 4), and since we're here for fun and just cheerful about the fact that few still play it, we can easily wait for each other and agree to extend for whatever amount of time until everyone has done the rally.
It's not eSports here in this thread.
You know, I dont think that SLRE is "nearly dead". For me its absolutly live, I played 500 hours this year and I shall continue play, may be, 10 years more, like with RBR. Its beautiful - and by this reason immortal! Its still challenging - and produce endless enjoyment!
And what is really "nearly dead" - its just rally community. This year I passed a season in Colin-04 Rally. It was massive game! Everybody played! I didnt play online there, but even in 2009, after 5 years, i entered multiplayer - and servers were overfulled in deepest (Europe) night!
And it was TRUE RALLY GAME! I feel myself well there! Its, may be, simplified, but its the same basically physics model as in SLRE, WRC5, V-Rally 4!
But what in this time do "rally world?" You seats in unbelevably ugly and unnatural fake "simulators". I launched DR these days and entered career championship I started 3 years ago with the same, as if, Impreza 95. Hmm, with MK4 I was even top 10 in June, 2015 mobthly championship, but now... what a hell! I turn wheel slightly - and in the same moment car turns just for the same angle! All driving consist from somewhat idiotis convulsoins, insulting your physical intuition! Not enjoyment - but self-persecution! I see, modern community play just for somewhat masochistic feelings, produced by this castrated physics, which demand to keep continuous strain and make these shooting-game-type jerks.
Its just why I dont like, when SLRE championship became turned into somewhat hospice! You everybody has a room for improvenent - for true progress, creative self-development! No such room in DR with railway tracks - but here it would be the work not wearisome, but producing increasing enjoyment and pleasure!
So, in this case it would be better allow work each stage - but for limited time, like in WRC last years competitions. In Wensday organizer announce rally location - and in Sunday you have result. Show what you really can do! Although, better it would be from Saturday...
So, its really what worth of. Otherwise it looks like attempts to make excuse for yourself, recieve pardon for soul saling to the devil of ugly super-arcade playing.