Right now that I am back in internet land, it's time to sort this out. I am going to go through the whole of race nights, so be warned it's going to be a massive post.
As I said earlier, it's been taken off for a week to sort out the problems and some people agreed with this. Since I haven't seen SDM for a while, I have asked Strong Bad (who SDM did ask to help out with the ranking cards) to also help with the organising of race nights and he said yes. So thank you SB :)
For starters, people really need to back off on the whole ‘you need to participate’ or ‘the higher ups should participate’ thing. The whole reason for race nights, was for the community to get together to have fun. You can do this by either racing or having fun watching people stream the race. It doesn’t matter either way. As for me and the higher ups, Umbreon said he doesn’t want to race because he doesn’t like it. I have no problems with this, I don’t want people being forced to race if they don’t like it. Thorn can’t make it because of work, which sucks. No idea about the other admins, but as for me I did explain in IRC why I couldn’t participate for what feels like the billionth time and I rather not explain it again in here >_>
Right I know some people have said to me that they couldn’t make it because of the time and/or day wasn’t right for them. So I would like to know what times and days are suitable for you guys. For example we could race on a Sunday 10am EDT 3pm BST/ 12am AEST. Be aware I can’t find a time suitable for everyone, but I will try my best to accommodate most people.
Game and goals
Umbreon mentioned being more spontaneous with the races with game choosing. I did start to think that maybe the planning was too strict. I am for the idea of giving the racers the choice to choose their own goal. So that way you guys can either have longer or shorter goals and compromise for people who might be interested in racing. As for choosing your own game, we are still going to do alternate 2D/3D week. Just not sure on whether to keep polling for the game you want or not. I can see where Umbreon is coming from, but if a game is chosen and people don’t want to race in it, they might leave the channel instead of sticking around and watching the stream maybe.
I know someone mentioned ranking cards. The reason there was no sign up sheet for heroes, was because there were no ranking cards in the ftp folder that SDM set up for me and SB. So nothing we could’ve done there. Results of the race will still be posted to the forum if anyone is interested.
Lastly, I saw that some people didn’t realise that the race was on. So we might have to make a post on the front page of TSC or something. Since S3&K was announced and not heroes and had more racers than heroes. Also people outside of TSC are welcome to join us in the races.