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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Noticed different design for cards, social button instead of only search back in the race screen (and not only on the home screen) and now it seems the first race where you only can enter if you pony up real money. Finally made it almost through the doldrums. What a mess.
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Following the procession
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The inside route was also there yesterday. At that time it was even inside the buoy
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Boats which first went North are now in the lead overall. The sunny days for the rhumbline huggers or shortest distance runners are over. Fascinating how fast 1,000NM distance evaporates.
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Avoiding the atoll
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    A lot of reefs and islands ahead and a challenge in little over 24 hours.
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Usually i don't have to log in/sign in with the EMail on the the PC or the tablet. It only occurs very seldom and i suspect it's after i used another device the time before. And yes, the settings including tutorial/sound/music are always gone with the new sign in. Did maybe some privacy settings (cookies) change for your browser? I also can confirm the clicking issue with the latest version on both PC and tablet. Changing the zoom level helps to make those boats clickable but it's still annoying. Your connection should be fast enough. I have "only" twice your speed since several months and before had the same so i feel your pain.
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Found the parking lot
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Pretty interesting route of the boat in the West in the screenshot as well:
  10. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Yes, to a certain degree. The weather updates (see qoute below) can change the line. For example my line predicted me to stay clear of an island 3 hours ahead but wind changes lifted my boat North just a bit and i hit the island.
  11. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    So after the one day plunge my rank is back up to over 45000 and the DTL is back up to over 800NM. Strange measuring by VR.
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Going along the rhumbline, are we?
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    If you mean with predicted distance the dotted line: Could the wind direction along the set heading become unsuitable for the heavy genaker and that sail thereby becoming ineffective or even useless? i guess more details to answer correctly are needed: Which heading, which wind direction, TWA un-/locked ...? maybe just post your current location and the heading you wanted to go.
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Don't like the frigate coming up to the North. Meanwhile the overall leaders head for the eye of the cyclone.
  15. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The riskiest card in my opinion. Makes only sense on a course with shifting winds and can bite you with unnecessary sail changes and raking up speed penalties. I usually try to avoid this card and rather go 0.2 kts slower with the wrong sail.