A step by step guide to hosting

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by Forgetful, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Forgetful

    Forgetful Licensed Racer

    If you are a certified host, or confident you can host 10 drivers and operate the grid staging procedure and would like to earn your hosting certificate, please indicate that you are willing to host an event when you submit your Qualifying time for an event.

    1. Shortly after the close of qualifying check the event post for division splits. Gather the list of drivers qualified to be in the division you are hosting. Note any spectators requesting to watch.

    2. Check your PSN friends and send a request to any drivers not on your list already.

    3. Open a PSN Text Chat. Name it 'TPRA Div #'. Invite all of the drivers in your division to the text chat. The chat should be open, and all drivers invited, before or exactly at the time listed as the opening of the Drivers Meeting.

    4. Wait in the text chat until the time listed as the close of the Drivers Meeting, or the arrival of all qualified drivers, whichever comes first. Make note of how many drivers are present (and any spectators)

    5. Create an Open Lobby for the number of drivers (and spectators) present. Name it the same as the Text Chat. Do not leave room for uninvited people to enter the room. Announce in the text chat that the room is open.

    6. While the drivers gather, set the PP to 250 so that no one can enter the course. Watch for uninvited people and kick them from the room.

    If the event is a simple PP cap, skip to step 11.

    7. With all drivers present set the correct hp and minimum weight restrictions.

    8. Instruct all drivers to verify their hp, kg and PP values in the tuning menu.

    9. Instruct all drivers to enter the pits and not to start driving.

    10. Once all cars are in the pits back out and change the weight and hp restrictions to 0, then set the proper Performance Points restriction.

    11. With all driver in the pits, instruct all cars to take to the track and form the grid in qualifying order somewhere around turn 1 or 2.

    12. Verify that the grid listing on the right side of the screen matches the qualifying order, make any necessary corrections, and then start the countdown to start the race.

    13. Upon completion of the race record the finishing order and save the replay.

    If no max weight check is required, skip step 14.

    14. Perform the Max Weight Check by way of a post-race inspection, if required by the event. Immediately after the race call all drivers back in to the pits and on to the track in free run. Inform the drivers that no one is allowed to access the tuning menu before entering the max weight check and note anyone that does. Anyone that leaves before the max weight check is complete receives a DQ. With all cars on the track, remove all hp and PP restrictions and set the weight restriction to 1kg over the legal maximum weight. All cars that within the legal weight window will be kicked from the course. Note any drivers that remain on track after the change as they exceed the maximum legal weight.

    15. Upload the replay
    As a host you will need a way to upload the replay so that it can be shared. We recommend having a Google or Gmail account and using their file hosting tools found in Google Documents.

    16. Post the results in the event thread with a link to the replay you just uploaded. Bellow the results, note any Did Not Finishes (DNF) and Did Not Starts (DNS), including the number of laps run by a driver who DNFs. Please use this format for posting the results:
    Finish Position - PSN ID - Qualifying Position
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  2. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    Never been in a room where step 10 has happened before where we all get intentionly kicked from the pits. Usually we just go to the pits and the host does step 11 onwards.

    Thanks anyway Forgetful for a handy post! :)
     
  3. DUNTOV3030

    DUNTOV3030 Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    What's the reason for step 10?
     
  4. clacksman

    clacksman Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    Keep cars on near the same weight (and therefore power) because some tracks reward adding weight to have extra power.
     
  5. Forgetful

    Forgetful Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    Updated step 10.
     
  6. HWKII

    HWKII Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    I dutifully perform step 10 every race since it's been implemented,Cal. Looks like you'll just have to slow down and race in my rooms!:sHa_hehe::sSig_jk:

    This is also good for non-Hosts to read, as it helps to understand exactly how the event start is going to progress. It should make it more clear to the people who've had questions when Step 10 rolls around.
     
  7. DUNTOV3030

    DUNTOV3030 Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    Understand. Thanks.
     
  8. SpecMiata_JSW

    SpecMiata_JSW Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    Is there a way to "kick a driver from the room" other than asking them to leave?
     
  9. Forgetful

    Forgetful Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    Yes, a host cam kick people by selecting their name from the lobby list.
     
  10. SpecMiata_JSW

    SpecMiata_JSW Licensed Racer

    Re: A step by step guide to hosting.

    Cool, I never knew that. Thanks!
     

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