GlebVolkov wrote:Why not made a "Champ Signup" of 25$ and a " 1 Round Signup" at something like 2$ (the prize of each track i guess)? Because i want race rF, but i probably cant race all rounds, and i dont want put 25$, even if its cheap, to not race all the rounds...
I know that has been under consideration, but the amount of time it would take just to manage everything is just ridiculous. Having to check wheels paypal, compare to licenses, compare to bans and everything, just taking too much time to be wort it. Better to have a 12$ entry fee for round 7 and later or something imo, for those who couldn't/didn't want to race in the beginning.
i wish you all the best with the new system, now the guys who deserve something will have something.
I might be able to race some of them
Totally down with Tizz here!
checkerz wrote:*Prizes are subject to change or be completely removed at any time without notice under the discretion of rF Gaming*
It's much better to make that disclaimer in the beginning. For the EMF SX season, we had Motosport as our sponsor. According to them, their cut budget meant that we wouldn't get the sponsorship we were meant to have. Things can change and Checkz and RF luckily enough told us day 1 that it may be that way. So we just felt lucky the we never changed "Prizes: Coming soon...." on EMF as that'd been very discouraging to remove prices, instead of not adding.
mack| spokes wrote:There is next to no reassurance on to what happens someone who pays $25 could have a computer malfunction or the tracks might not be able to run on there PC.
By signing up you should be aware of the risk, also they've said there are no refunds. It's all up to the buyer.
mack| spokes wrote:Where is all the money going? Just to people like yourself who I have barely thought you had ANYTHING to do with hosting.... more text
When a project this big comes around, there are multiple things that are happening, also multiple costs and multiple people doing things. We assume here that rF does not generate any income on regular bases, so the expenses have to be paid privately by someone, perhaps Wheels? Costs are:
- Having the website up and running. You need to pay a yearly fee for your domain name and your web storage, unless you have your own web storage in your basement, which I doubt rF uses.
- Most people in rF are grown up and are working. They doesn't have all the time in the world to goof around and do what they want. Some are married and have kids, which takes time.
Then I would guess the money is divided to the following:
- RF to pay fees, as I mentioned above
- Website administrators - It takes time and effort to maintain, develop and run a website.
- Track builders - Making tracks this high quality takes an immense amount of time, paying this is more or less a steal considering the time everyone puts in.
- Hosters - People have to host the event(s). Takes time to set up, prepare etc.
- Livestream - Livestreaming does at least take as long as the event itself. Also it is not the most fun to do, if you run into the case that there are no battles on the track. I promise you that having 25m to go is not fun then.
- Referee/Judges - Reviewing protests and discussing them takes time too.
Usually I'm not promoting paying in video games, but I think RF did it right. They tell you what you get and can expect. They tell you disclaimers as there are no refunds. The tracks are always high quality, and I do hope that the races will have the same quality as the tracks from now on, as it's more salty to be banned once you've paid 25$. I am going to sign up for this season and trying my luck in pro's. We'll have to wait and see how that goes. Thanks rF for everything, finally it feels like you get what you've deserved for many years.