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Would you be interested in having teams within HSO ?
Yes, I would like to be part of a team
47%
 47% [ 21 ]
Yes, I would like to create a team
18%
 18% [ 8 ]
No, I have no interest in joining a team
35%
 35% [ 16 ]
Total Votes : 45
 

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Frank Verplanken
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PostSubject: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:04

Hi fellow simracers :hello:

We were wondering if there would be enough interest among our members for us to include the presence of teams within HSO. The concept we are thinking of would include a dozen teams, with a limited number of drivers per team and a Team Manager having the responsibility of each team (recruiting, interaction with HSO admins, ...etc.).

If it wishes so, a team could have its dedicated private sub-forum at HSO to discuss team matters such as sharing setups, driving tips, setting up collective training sessions and so on.

Teams could be newly created ones especially for the occasion, but we would also allow teams already existing and racing in other leagues to join us. However, any team wanting to join would have to meet the HSO standards regarding its name/logo/colours, i.e. have an historic flavour to it and most of all be on the classy side of taste - 'humorous' team names such "Beer Loving Simracers" or "Soggy Bottom Laggers" would be discarded, as would any team that would come up with eye-hurting logos/colours.

The good sides to having teams are numerous, but as we all know from our racing experience in other leagues it has its bad sides too. Excessive partisianism or unsportsmanlike team strategies are among the most obvious flaws to such systems, but it is our belief that we can avoid such problems given the fact that the overwhelming majority of our members are thorough gentlemen drivers  Cool . And in any case if this project goes on, the slighest bit of misconduct will be dealt with swiftly and will result in the banning of the incriminated teams and/or drivers  Twisted Evil .

To help promote a sane and competitive team spirit we would also create a yearly competition for the teams, one taking into account all the race results of the HSO season, most likely along the lines of our newly created HSO Gold Star, i.e. with a sliding points scale depending on the importance of the race.

Several graphic add-ons can also be added to the field of cars we run, anything from a distinctive helmet design for each team to a full custom skin depending on the series.

Please also note that if we ever go forward with this, being part of a team would not be mandatory and those not wanting to join a team won't have to. Similarly, the presence of teams would not in any way modifiy car selection for the drivers - no team or its members would be restricted to a particular class or model of cars.

So, please give us your thoughts on this and vote in the poll. If there is enough interest we will go forward with the project and will draft a submission form for those wishing to submit a candidate team.

Thank you.

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:09

A Team Corsica would certainly help me forgetting that flag next to my name on the HSO site :jp:

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:17

Les Belges? Ca vous tente? Ecurie Francorchamps me parait un bon nom et... historique Smile

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:21

Hehe JP I knew you were gonna say that :D

Yes Timo that's the spirit :clap: :top: !

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:38

Can I vote for 2 options? In case I can't do one then I can do the other.

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:39

Yes multi-option is enabled, you can also change your mind and modify your vote Smile

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:41

J'ai rien compris alors j'ai voté non. :frank:

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:47

I was just in the process of setting up a team for an other League so i would like to have it (although i'm probably going to be the only driver for a long time Wink )
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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:48

Teams can be interesting to learn about setups and overall race strategy. It would be a nice addition to the leagues you guys promote.

I am curious though, the team manager can be one of the drivers too? Does it really need to be, or he can be just someone who never takes part in races, but focusing only in the visual aspect of things? (creating skins, logos, etc) ?

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 13:52

Yes the TM can be a driver in his own team too. But he doesn't have to be a driver if doesn't want to either, and can only focus on the TM duties if he wants Smile .

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 14:10

So this is not allowed as a team logo that sucks.lol!    Just kidding Razz :langue:  



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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 14:15

Austin Johnson wrote:
So this is not allowed as a team logo that sucks.lol!    Just kidding Razz  :langue:  



Creating an American Stereotype 101 people! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 14:19

No but try something with a girl with little clothing and it can be considered :jp:

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 14:21

LOL i know right. I found that on the net. I thought it was extremely funny. I had to post it as an example of what not to do :top: :rigol:

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 14:26

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 15:15

oh well... if we can create custom skins i'm already all in Very Happy!

for me as not a particular fast driver it's all about styling/appearance Wink

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 15:24

I don't think there will be custom skins, or maybe limited to some championships like Caterham we had last year.
If we have custom skins, I think we should do a trip to Nice to see if it's really Frank behind this account.

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 15:28

Of course no custom skins, that will remain the general rule Smile

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 15:31

JP Campmajo wrote:
I think we should do a trip to Nice to see if it's really Frank behind this account.
I Strongly agree
When would you like us to Arrive Frank lol!

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 15:34

I suggest during the Monaco ePrix in May.
If he agrees to go there, it's definitely not Frank.

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 15:36

lol! I'd be willing to go if it's to paint "F1 Sux" or "Bernie Go Home" on the track the night before the race :D !

Like Martin said there will of course never be any custom skins for our regular championships and Opens, as they would be nothing short of a blasphemy, but we might allow them for series similar to the Caterham Cup of 2013 (which I administrated so you see I'm not such an integrist after all :D ). We might also do a special event or mini-series for those teams only, in which custom skins will be allowed and even encouraged.

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 15:43

Even our admins get older and softer in the heart, who would have said it some years ago :D drunken

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 9th 2015, 21:12

In my case I'm allready a long-time member of a Sim-Racing Team (Optimum SimRacing), of which 2 mates could be seen driving with me at Bathurst in the HSO Bathurst 1000 a few weeks ago Smile

I know that both me and Dave has raced here before (the BTCC '88 championship) and Jonathan enjoyed himself overall and Maté has also found his way here so... If it does come to fruition, we might consider coming over here with all members if they would want to Smile

For now, let's see what happens and let's continue to have fun, that's the main part of what we're doing after all (in my view) :drink:

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 10th 2015, 08:02

Jonatan Acerclinth wrote:
In my case I'm allready a long-time member of a Sim-Racing Team (Optimum SimRacing)

The name and the team seem familiar:



Don't want to make any advertisement btw Wink

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PostSubject: Re: HSO Teams   February 10th 2015, 08:18

Frank Verplanken wrote:
Excessive partisianism or unsportsmanlike team strategies are among the most obvious flaws to such systems
Tout à fait, c'est bien ce qui a pourri pas mal de ligues.
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Mais heureusement, nous avons la solution !

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