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ScowVegas

Volvo Ocean Race Game

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So am I missing something - Don;t we get to "build" our boats like before?

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I just created my account, I doesn't appear that you have any options like that at least for the Beta version.

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How am I going to spend a bunch of extra money to ensure I have a faster boat? Doesn't seem like realistic yacht racing to me ...

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17 Hours and 59 minutes til race start and I don't have a boat, crew, better sails, or an App for my Android so I can tack and jibe while I'm driving down Lake Shore Drive at 70mph ... Seriously Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ?

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Not a chance. That stupid race ate up far too much of my life the last time.

 

MS

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Tell me if I'm retarded and not following things here...I signed up, get the email saying congrats etc, go here to sign in and start. Click the sign in section on the website and it boots me back to the same front page...? Or can you only log in and start doing things when the race starts in 15hrs?

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Not a chance. That stupid race ate up far too much of my life the last time.

 

MS

 

I know what you mean - Between drinking, porn and facebook, I donlt know when I'll find the time for work and VORG ~

 

Ohh well I've been meaning to get on unemployment anyway ...

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I'll be back, boat name will be same at SA handle. Likely skipping the beta because, well, I just don't want to play with the beta.

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It does seem to consume all your free time... I think in order to keep up front and stay off the rocks, you need team members in time zones 12hr different from you... need to set up a watch system and hand off control.

 

Both times I jumped hot, and then by 6 weks in to it, I was very burned out and quit...

 

Not a chance. That stupid race ate up far too much of my life the last time.

 

MS

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Tell me if I'm retarded and not following things here...I signed up, get the email saying congrats etc, go here to sign in and start. Click the sign in section on the website and it boots me back to the same front page...? Or can you only log in and start doing things when the race starts in 15hrs?

Same

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Vegas../.thanks for the heads up. I signed up for the beta alerts...musta missed it in my e-mail.

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So it starts at 6am PST tomorrow morning. I may start, but cannot do much more tomorrow morning. I will be on as Dixie, and perhaps will have a D2 to try other courses, but not for the beta.

 

If I recall correctly, I moved boats for MSG and Sol when they couldn't, and vice versa the last time around. Will we see a GoTheCatherine boat this time around?

 

Team work is certainly key.

 

I'm guessing the beta is as much for the VORG guys as it is for us. I'm sure they've made tweaks that haven't been tested by the masses.

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Tell me if I'm retarded and not following things here...I signed up, get the email saying congrats etc, go here to sign in and start. Click the sign in section on the website and it boots me back to the same front page...? Or can you only log in and start doing things when the race starts in 15hrs?

Same

 

Same

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I got the email 2hrs ago, shame that it's currently CET 1.52am Friday, registration was required Thursday by 5pm, apparantly.Can't access the site at work damnit, it's not like it's porn .......

 

 

Edited - finally got there Registered then nothing

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One little tip I discovered is your 'sign in' is your e-mail address, not your 'boat name'. Otherwise, it just does nothing.

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Free pro sails? I'll take what I can get

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One little tip I discovered is your 'sign in' is your e-mail address, not your 'boat name'. Otherwise, it just does nothing.

 

thanks, needed that

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Is anyone having issues with the 12 and 24hr location thingy showing up?

 

Yep, haven't seen any such display even after toggling it a few times.

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Is anyone having issues with the 12 and 24hr location thingy showing up?

 

Yep, haven't seen any such display even after toggling it a few times.

I toggled it off then on again and it showed up for a moment then dissapeared

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I love that Ken Read chimed in on the Facebook group for the race.

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Friggen game looks to be a BIG money grab. At least its free for the beta. Got to store bought everything on the site. The hull thing COULD BE A PROBLEM for my fondness of skimming beaches.

Whats a VO 70 Beta bot boat hull go for these days? B)

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I will never pay a dime & race stock fer sure. I am GRINDER. Friend me, bitches!

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I made it through the first four legs in 2008 before I stupidly also started a Vendee Globe virtual game and burned out on both. Wound up aground in Antarctica both times.

 

I'm back again this year and I'm looking forward to doing the race. The boat's name is "wbemus" and I I spent most of my 1000 credits on sails and auto angle/sail. We'll see how it goes!

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Yep another bug .... new year same problems

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Doing 15 knots and not getting any closer to the finish, WTF???

Ive got the same, been doing 15 knots for 4 hours and havent got any closer to the finish and ranking hasnt changed.

AutoSail doesnt seem to work either, it keeps defaulting to medium spinnaker, no matter the conditions.

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Doing 15 knots and not getting any closer to the finish, WTF???

Ive got the same, been doing 15 knots for 4 hours and havent got any closer to the finish and ranking hasnt changed.

AutoSail doesnt seem to work either, it keeps defaulting to medium spinnaker, no matter the conditions.

 

DTF seems fixed mate.

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At least the site administrators are conversing about what is happening over there. As far as specifics, I don't know, probably have to work out their stupid feedback form

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Same procedure as every VOR I guess :ph34r: Amazing that they can't be more ready this close to the race start.

 

Also, I wonder if they plan to do support, Q&A, FAQ, etc over Facebook. Already chaos with just a few players online...

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how do the polars works nd is the green line your eta range for 12 hours?

 

I gathered that it was the optimal speed angle but now you mention it ....

 

Also when does the breeze refresh ??

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There was ention on the FB page that it had gone to UTC time but then someone mentioned that the time quoted in the top bar your the players local tme.

 

So not sure.

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Ok, just worked that one out, as to my last post the answer is both. They are updating at 0600 and 1800 UTC.

 

The tme on the upper bar of the game is your local time for the update.

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still won't save ya TA (says the bloke punching through the centre of the high :ph34r:)

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still won't save ya TA (says the bloke punching through the centre of the high :ph34r:)

 

I managed to get around the east side of it but barely.

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Evo, love you enthusiasm mate, but you may as well sail back to the harbour from there. Loved the question though mate about going east.

 

Despite my late start, have crawled back and am now within 6 miles of LH out to the East and looks like a good spot to be.

 

We'll see.

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have lost 800 places going thru the middle....soon it changes....btw..started after you and hooky

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You pinged me like within 10 minutes of me starting you stalker!

 

Hooky was at the get go I think, 4 hours till next shift......

 

Happy where I am. Took 2000 places since last night.

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I got in 5 hours late. Lost 400 places today while I was out doing the real thing but I've clawed back 120 since I logged back in an hour ago. I've done all the easting I wanted to do in order to deal with this system and now I'm making a rush north along rhumb to try and get as far north as quick as possible. The forecast for 48 hours from now has a nice 200 mile wide wind hole we're going to have to cross and I want to make as much progress across it as possible to get to the new breeze first.

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I started 24 hours later and am doing ok...a bit to the west and ahead of TA, which amazes me that the system pushed me along so well. I suppose I should use those free coins and get all the stuff beyond just sails and goodies for my crew. I would like to head east, but can't manage the comparable slowness. Is anyone using more than one boat for the beta?

Dixie

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This is a shakedown for the good ship GRINDER. I am saving up for the real race. I am down below watching porn on the sat phone link up & shooting the shit with the boys.

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Thanks TA, took a while to find the time that was right in front of me DOH

Stuck west of the rhumb but think it will work providing the forcast breeze does as it says, which it won't - Bugger

Another sports fest Sunday, MotoGP, NRL, Rugby, F1 and Drinking. Oh and a little virtual V70 race. It could only get better if a chick were to arrive and demand sex during an Advert break ?

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How was Mark Marques's ride from last to 3rd and Lorenzo out for GP, ripped a finger off in practise - Go Casey

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1 down and the Kangaroos are ripping the K1w1's apart, maybe a quadie on the cards :ph34r:

 

 

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stalk that TA...B)

 

kiwis going a bit better 2nd half

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nah mate...lamb's on the barbie....tinnie in hand and me boats going a knot and a half faster than you almost straight at the mark. 400 boats in 20 minutes. all good

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This is a shakedown for the good ship GRINDER. I am saving up for the real race. I am down below watching porn on the sat phone link up & shooting the shit with the boys.

 

Still on the porn mate?

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nah mate...lamb's on the barbie....tinnie in hand and me boats going a knot and a half faster than you almost straight at the mark. 400 boats in 20 minutes. all good

 

Haha no worries, lets see how the persistent leftie plays out!

 

It's only 1 knot by the way. :ph34r:

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1.21 :)

 

big gap between Code0 and light spin....ooh...we scored again. Kiwis are being given a footy lesson

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interesting...it tells me you are at 8.76 and me at 9.97...hmmm

 

wow...that finish was insane...42-6

 

don't think it will be that in the next one

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No one is doing over 10 on mine.

 

excellent news! still accelerating here. 10.26. must be averaging over the hour??

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No one is doing over 10 on mine.

 

excellent news! still accelerating here. 10.26. must be averaging over the hour??

 

Do you want to take a moment to think about that one mate. :blink:

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Yep am seeing that now, I am 9.8. Slow to update.

 

Watching F1 getting ready to go down the local for the RWC kick off.

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Spend $25 and gain 2.5knts what a rort, there should be 2 divisions

 

Webber 3rd, takes the quadie out of play.

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Spend $25 and gain 2.5knts what a rort, there should be 2 divisions

 

Webber 3rd, takes the quadie out of play.

 

doesn't cost you a cent this time round FS.

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Yeah I know, I lost 200 places becuase too busy drinking and cooking to relise, but can see it happening .....

 

Now the Rugby, bring it on !!

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502 Bad Gateway???????

 

Yep getting the same thing

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502 Bad Gateway???????

 

Yep getting the same thing

 

What to do the rest of the night now.

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502 Bad Gateway???????

 

Yep getting the same thing

 

What to do the rest of the night now.

 

I'm screwed, is the morning here!

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502 Bad Gateway???????

 

Yep getting the same thing

 

What to do the rest of the night now.

 

I'm screwed, is the morning here!

 

ouch

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is everyone still getting the "bad gateway" message? I was hoping to do some adjustments before calling it a night.

502 Bad Gateway???????

 

Yep getting the same thing

 

What to do the rest of the night now.

 

I'm screwed, is the morning here!

 

ouch

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you called? oh oh...ok I'll enter!

 

ha...don't bother fella....i'm guessing they realised no one is getting it done by tomorrow so they've called it early

 

Volvo Ocean Race Game Schedule:

 

October 14th – Start of Open Beta Test Race

 

October 18th – Finish of Open Beta Test Race

 

 

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they did i guess....that is copied from the site.

 

that said am only guessing at what's going on sooooo......

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Have fun fellas. Don't think I can make the time to get into it this time around. Was a bit easier when I was married but now I'm a man around town I seem to be busy doing other things but I know where to find y'all if the scratch gets too itchy B)

 

Was a lot of fun in 08.

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Have fun fellas. Don't think I can make the time to get into it this time around. Was a bit easier when I was married but now I'm a man around town I seem to be busy doing other things but I know where to find y'all if the scratch gets too itchy B)

 

Was a lot of fun in 08.

 

Poor excuse sunshine. I am as much man around town as you!

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