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It is only a few weeks until D4 launches, so I wanted to reserve a Thread for the community rally league and successor of the DRC.
The DiRT 4 Rally Championship - D4RC
This is an open-for-all, Rally-only, international League in DiRT 4. The goal is to create a series of equally structured Seasons to offer a global Championship for the DiRT 4 community equivalent to real-world fia championships. This offers a way to find not the single-stage most fastest, but the most consistently fast drivers and offer a way to immerse the hobby of virtual Rally-driving even more. The League, Season and Event structure is as follows:
Anybody can join, but you have to follow these rules:
- Every Season will consist of over 10 Rallies.
- Every Rally will last for exactly 72 hours.
- Every Rally will consist of 7 Stages and 2 Service Parks.
- The Service Parks will chunk the Rally into bits of 1, 2 and 4 stages ( =7 ) with the 4 stages being in the middle.
- Most stages will be at maximum length.
- Points will be awarded to each driver according to their time after every Rally.
- The Season-Champion is the driver with the most Points.
- Between Seasons is a cool-down period of undefined time for awarding the winners and setting up the following Season. This will mostly be about 3 days.
- No second tries. Once a stage is attempted it has to be finished. Circumventing this in any way will result in a league-ban.
- One Team, One Car. You are free to join a running Season anytime, but the car you pick for your first Season-Rally has to be the same for all following Season-Rallies.
- The Season Champion is allowed to pick the vehicle class(es) for the following season.
- (Waiting for release... Some stuff with picking iconic stages in locations)
- All ingame vehicle classes plus the following
- Full Group B (AWD+RWD)
- Millenium (Group A + Focus '01 + Impreza '01)
- Late 00s (Focus '07)
- Multiclass Setups. (Wouldn't guarantee competitiveness for every car)
Notice: With the event structure and duration you will need roughly 1 hour of playtime every 3 days, or 2.3 hours of playtime per week to be able to participate in every event of this league. If you can't commit this time, you are of course still welcome to participate, but be aware that 'winning' might be out of reach without entering every rally.
The eagle-eyed have noticed the "over 10 Rallies" despite only 5 locations ingame. Every Location ingame will be the host to two rallies, seperated by a different style and local location for the stages. In the following I will describe every Rally as a quick overview. In brackets () is listed the ingame location to create this Rally with:
The Season Calendar:
Counterpart: WRC Rally Norway
Snow-covered Trees and mostly icy and snow-covered roads. Stages are very technical, narrow and with many corners with some fast straights in between. More stages during night than Sweden.
Counterpart: WRC Rally Sweden
Wet muddy-snow roads. A lot faster than Norway with more jumps and less twisty.
Counterpart: ARC Rally Tanzania
Sandy, twisty roads through mostly rain-forest. Soaked wet sand and chance of rain high.
Counterpart: WRC Rally Spain
Flowing but twisty tarmac roads through hills and small villages. Open, dry areas. Chance of rain very low. Mixed event with two gravel stages made with Australia.
Counterpart: WRC Rally Finland
Roads through dense forest. Fast straights and not very complex, but a lot of crests. Mostly sunny and dry, chance of rain low.
Counterpart: WRC Rally Poland
Similar to Michigan but narrower and with more open fields.
Counterpart: WRC Rally Wales/GB
Complex roads winding through forests as well as open fields. Road mostly wet and moist, chance of rain very high.
Counterpart: planned WRC Rally China
Winding roads through forested hill-sides, no villages. More twisted than Spain. Chance of wet and rain very likely.
Counterpart: Rally America Lake Superior Performance Rally
roads through red/brown-forests, with little complexity and little
elevation change. More night stages than usual. Normally dry and chance
of rain low.
Counterpart: WRC Rally Australia
Red dry sandy roads through open outback with just occasional forest. Chance of rain extremely low.
Currently the planned order is as depicted above, beginning with Norway.
Every Rally is depicted after a real-world rally run currently or in the past in a FIA International Championship, namely the WRC, ERC, ARC and APRC.
Currently this is only to reserve the Thread-spot in the forum and to announce the upcoming league to every interested party. Not really much to see here right now. But if wished, feel free to comment on the event and season structure and the plan of creating two events per location.
P.S. for more car and road related stuff visit my tribe: https://drivetribe.com/t/H5iwb8HwSy-iEYmrPYKFeQ?iid=OP_VBq6GTDaqrMqcb0D0_g