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2016-05-30, 02:35
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2016 KTX Race Contest

Quakecon is coming up. Pass the time while improving your movement and have some casual fun with KTX races. No waiting for other players to show up and no ping drama.

This contest has two aspects. First and foremost, it is about finding the best overall racers and the best individual race times. Alternatively, I (bogojoker) personally want to see new world records, so there will be bonus prizes if new world records are made!


Prizes

First Place: $100
Second Place: $50
Third Place: $25

Bonuses:
New World Record: $??? (To Be Determined)

Prize payment will be distributed via Paypal.


Contest Duration

The contest runs from now until end of day Sunday, July 4rd, 2016.

That gives you 4+ weeks to leisurely work through the 10 different races to get great times and a reasonable chance at breaking world record times.


Scoreboard

Scoreboard
World Records

Prizes go to the participants that score the best on the scoreboard (previous winners excluded).

Scores are dynamic based on the world record time. A player's score for a particular race is compared to the world record for that race. This means, if a world record changes your score will change.

Player Score = (World Record time / Player Time) * 100


Add the player's per-race score up for all 10 races and you get the player's total combined score.

The spreadsheet handles this all automatically, so if you just give me your times I'll plug it in.


Races

1. dm6 - Race #1 (GA -> RA)
2. dm6 - Race #2 (MH -> RA -> GL -> RA) no weapons
3. dm2 - Race #1 (High RL -> Path -> RA/MH) no weapons
4. dm2 - Race #2 (NG -> Big -> Low RL -> NG -> Tele)
5. dm3 - Race #1 (Pent MH -> RA)
6. dm3 - Race #2 (RL -> Hill -> RA) no weapons
7. dm3 - Race #3 (RL -> YA -> Quad -> SNG MH -> RA)
8. dm4 - Race #1 (YA -> Quad spawn) no weapons
9. dm4 - Race #2 (YA -> SSG -> Mega) no weapons
10. dm4 - Race #3 (YA -> SSG -> LG -> Quad -> YA-tele) no weapons

Rules

- Don't cheat (to be determined by admin, ask if you questions).
- Use public ktx servers so your times can be verified and the ktx version if needed. I am lenient if you want to use a local server. Just record demos.
- Submit your times to admin at any time. Post here, or email. Include the server (for verification), your quakeworld alias, and times broken down per race.
- New World Records MUST have a qwd demo for bonus prize. Record the demo during the countdown, and stop the demo at the end. One round only in the demo, if its longer then 20s you've done something wrong.
- cl_iDrive is allowed.The spreadsheets show world record times with and without iDrive, so please let me know if you have it enabled or not. This only really matters for world records anyways.


Admin

bogojoker


Racing Tips

Here are some racing tips:

To get a KTX server in race mode:
- /race - to switch to race mode (/race again to turn off the mode)
- /ready - to enter the race lineup
- /break - to leave the race lineup
- /kill - to quickly restart the race if you messed up (great to bind to a key)
- /race_route_switch - to change the race route on the current map (must leave lineup first)
- /race_show_top_tiimes - to view the top times for the current race on the current server

To record a demo:
- /record demoname - to start the recording
- /stop - to end the recording
- it is easy to bind this to a key and start the recording during the countdown
- be careful you don't record over a record!

The world record demos are all posted at the above links if you want to see the existing world record routes for inspiration.
2016-05-31, 05:18
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I populated the spreadsheet with the top times on all public servers. Good job to feari and pengu, for each improving a number of their times since the last contest (2014).

Since the last contest ended in July 2014, 7 of the 10 world records were improved! So, there is certainly more room for improvement. Probably some easy money for some of you out there.

Finally, props to pvh, who has a time on all 10 races. If anyone has contact information for pvh, please let me know!
2016-05-31, 11:07
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BogoJoker wrote:
I populated the spreadsheet with the top times on all public servers. Good job to feari and pengu, for each improving a number of their times since the last contest (2014).

Since the last contest ended in July 2014, 7 of the 10 world records were improved! So, there is certainly more room for improvement. Probably some easy money for some of you out there.

Finally, props to pvh, who has a time on all 10 races. If anyone has contact information for pvh, please let me know!

Hey I'm here! Not sure where my race times came from but cool!
2016-06-01, 06:30
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povohat wrote:
Hey I'm here! Not sure where my race times came from but cool!


I just populated all the times from all the servers I've seen have players in the last year. You had a complete set of race times on the Sydney and Melbourne servers. The times are actually very decent as well! I'll consider your times entries for this year's contest (they may have pre-existed, but since they weren't submitted to the last contest, they can count as submissions to this years).

If last contest's lack luster participation is any indication of this years, then you've already won a chunk of cash =). I will ping you when the contest ends.
2016-06-02, 09:37
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Ah yea, I did go through a bit of a race phase a few months back, but mostly on slide maps. This might be good inspiration to have a look at it again!
2016-06-02, 20:17
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Allowing idrive is bullshit. It's literally just letting people get away with sloppy input that can be improved with practice and is a large part of the skill of bhopping.
2016-06-03, 06:32
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VY wrote:
Allowing idrive is bullshit. It's literally just letting people get away with sloppy input that can be improved with practice and is a large part of the skill of bhopping.


Since iDrive only matters if you make a world record time or not, I don't see it being a problem.

As I've stated in the past, I believe iDrive helps work around poor hardware, which I feel is a valid reason to allow it. Also, I'd rather see the best possible time on a race; to me it is still a human player executing their intent. I still categorize iDrive differently because some people feel strongly that it is cheating. There could equally be a tool assisted world record category.
2016-06-04, 17:50
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It matters because someone might get money with idrive that they otherwise wouldn't, to the detriment of people not using idrive. Just to show how dumb this is, I just broke your wr on dm4 in 3 mins with idrive.
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