Manager Handbook (Division Managers MUST READ) May 16, 2013 16:58:27 GMT -5
Post by XreignZ on May 16, 2013 16:58:27 GMT -5
Manager HandbookThis post is designed to guide division managers in their managing ways of managing. If you are not a manager you do not need to read this post, however it will help if you understand the contents of this post.
Once you have been assigned to your series and you know what day it is on, send a message that includes the follow:
-Notify them that you are their race manager.
-Notify them of the exact date and time the season is going to start.
-Remind them to visit OutlawRacingLeague for information.
Here are the general rules for being a manager:
1. You are to send drivers their first wave of invites at least 15 minutes before race time, and another wave of invites every 5 minutes thereafter. We are not wasting any time waiting on people this season. So if everything is organized and the race is able to start exactly on time, then start it.
2. The method of inviting drivers is the first lobby will invite all of the odd number drivers on the standings (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc) and the second lobby will invite all the even numbers (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc). If the one lobby ends up with two or more drivers than the other lobby, it is up to the managers to decide who swaps lobbies. Obviously if there 10 or less people total the lobbies will be combined and go straight to the main event.
3. MX/SX races will be started with via starting gate, all other races are to bestarted via sticky det, however there will be no countdowns. Simply place your sticky det, say “ready... set...”, and then after a random amount of seconds (1-20), say “GO!” and simultaneously blow up the sticky det.
4. Be unbiased in your managing. If you are found to be biased you will most likely not be asked to manage in the next season.
5. Make sure your voice is always loud and clear when relaying race information. Don’t be afraid to firmly tell drivers to shut it.
6. If someone notifies you that they may be late, do not wait more than 15 minutes for them.
7. Your race results and standings must be updated with 24 hours after the race has ended. Make sure that DQ's and DNF's are always listed as they are just as important as people who finished, even thought they do not get points. Also please use a calculator when calculating your standings to avoid simple errors. (trust me they happen)
8. When a driver is brought in from the backup list, their finish on any race they missed is to be considered tenth place (7 points). This will give them a good shot at being competitive in the season, since they can replace up to three of those finishes, but not give them an easy time either. This is to be added to their standings in the form of bonus points. For example, if romansoldier35 joins the season after 3 races have already been done, and earns 13 points in his first race, his standings should look like this:
romansoldier35 - 34pts (21bp)
9. Bonus points will NOT be given past the point of the driver completing their first race.
10. A driver may not rely on their bonus points to bring their score up. Meaning that if a driver has eight or more races completed, all of their bonus points are taken away.
11. All race films must be saved.
12. At the end of the season everyone's points will be reviewed. If someone has more than 8 finishes, their worst finishes will be removed from their points until they have only their 8 best finishes remaining.
Disqualifications/Did Not Finishes
13. When disqualifying a driver, do not kick them from the game, ask them to pull off track and wait there until the race ends. This is done to prevent black screen during races. If they refuse to pull off the track and wait, then you can kick them.
14. If complaints about the track or any other issue are becoming excessive, tell the driver to shut it. If they continue, give them a "complaint warning" (separate to troll warnings). If they continue again, disqualify them. (make it clear that they are getting this warning because they may not know what it is)
15. If you see an overly aggressive wreck (aka troll), give the suspect a "troll warning" (separate to complaint warnings). If they troll again, they are disqualified from the race. You may choose to bypass a warning in the case of an extreme wreck. In GP races, accidentally disabling someone elses mongoose with your plasma pistol while taking a pit stop is grounds for a troll warning or a DQ if it was their second offence.
16. If you did not catch a "troll", but a victim is upset and claims that there was trolling intent, review it in theater using your own unbiased film. If said troll was bad enough that they directly caused the trollee to lose a position, disqualify the troller.
17. Don't forget about Flagrant DQ's in the case of EXTREME trolling. Going backwards on the track, interfering with the race, etc etc. A flagrant DQ includes a disqualification and a permanent minus sixteen points from their season total.
18. If a driver does not finish their heat race they may race in the LCQ.
19. If a driver does not finish their LCQ or Main Event race, they will be given last place points for that race.
Have fun managing!