Snopro704 wrote:Atom6246 wrote:Snopro704 wrote:All it takes is one miracle send lap in this game
I can't believe how lucky the top 10, maybe even top 20 450 riders are. They've been doing it for 9 rounds already! Eventually their luck will run out tho....
I'm talking the guys who are 25-45th every week.
Tonight further proved the lack of professionalism with the site being down and times locking in closer to 8:40. When it comes down to tenths of a second and people are getting bumped who would normally have gotten in then it's time to revisit the current format. 450 guys don't have to deal with TWENTY FIVE people in a server, and I think numbers have a lot to do with this problem being worsened. But it's not working, I can add Jeremy's own screenshotted words where he says times locked late, but then moves on as if I don't have the right to be peeved...?
If you've ever put effort into the pro scene you know how much of a motivation killer it is when you qualify but technical stuff on their end knocks out 5 or so deserving people who ran their lap in an hour unlike those who's servers restarted after 8:30. I started a thread awhile back trying to get clarification on when times locked, and tonight proves why they never answered me and still clearly don't have it under control.
My 2 pennies from someone who has been on the inside at rF before...
Could the times posting/website be improved? Yes
Do the times lock at the same time for everyone? Yes
Are you only upset because you aren't placing high enough to qualify? Yes
While updating the site/qualifying should be a priority (it actually is when I peaked into a place I still have access to); in it's current state it is doing it's job. Updating it mid-season is extremely risky because it's technology and not bulletproof. It is very easy to cause a bug that could completely cause things to not work at all properly and really mess up an event. Trust me, I've been part of that scenario and it isn't pretty. So while it isn't perfect right now, it's functional and that update in my opinion would be something to focus on between seasons when you can test it properly with an off season type event.
Just trying to share some insight from a different angle than you may have looked at it before.