I'll tell you my idea now.dede wrote:jay, keep standings separated, no coefficient! ill tell you who should be excluded from rookie standings after each race
So like Whiplash said - 2 races, one competition.
As far as I know, 1st 15 will have spot in Race at 21h.
Others will have to drive this "Rookie race" at 19h, and top 5 will go to "Pro race".
That means that 5th place in "Rookie race" is kinda equal to 20th place in "Pro race".
5th place worths 16pts, and 20th place is 1pt.
That means that Rookie race can give you 16x less points then "Pro race".
And that is what I ment. 1pt/16pts is 0.0625 (I'll call that "Rookie race factor"). "Rookie race" will have same point system as "Pro race". That means that for example, 8th place in "Rookie" will be around 0.81pts in Overall standings (8th place = 13pts*0.0625 = 0.8125, we can round that to 0.81, two digits). That means that if Jaykoq is 8th in Rookie race, he will get 13pts in Rookie standings, and 0.81 in Overall standings (I'll explain all few lines under).
I can do Rookie race standins by itself, and overall standings like Official thing. Same best 8 of 10 rule is on, and everything. But I can skip that part since we all will get some points. This "Rookie race standings could be interesting to new players, they could feel excitement to hunt 1st place among "slower" and "new" players.
The system I have on mind is like this.
Qualies (example will be in brackets)
We have some (36) players subscribed and ready for driving.
Top 15 has their spot in "Pro race".
Others (that is 20 of others who join sever 'til 19h) will have to drive "Rookie race".
After the race, we will know their standings.
Top 5 will be able to join "Pro race", but also, there yould be some extra spots if someone doesn't show up (this is point for discussion).
6th to 20th place will get their points immediately.
On table for "Rookie race", this 20 drivers will get Points for their positions (25-22-20-18-etc)
On table for "Overall standings" 5th to 20th drivers wil get Points for their positions * "Rookie race factor" (0.94-0.88-0.81-'0.75 etc.). Top 5 from "Rookie race" will fight for their points in "Overall standings" at 21h.
So - we know who was 21th, 22nd, etc to 35th place. And they all get some points for that.
Top5 from "Rookie race" and Top15 from Qualies drive race at 21h.
After race, we know who won, who is 2nd, etc.
They get points for their success.
Due to their sucess in "Pro race" we know 1st to 20th driver for that race.
And that's it.
Hope it is understandeable and quite fair and competitive to everyone.
I'll make example in excel now, and I'll upload screenshot for you, maybe you will have a better image of what I thought.
Edit post in about 15mins.
Example on link: http://i.imgur.com/XMlMQ.png
I'm sorry if my idea is stupid :/