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Postponing League for the Endurance Season

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Kenadian, Aug 3, 2018.

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Do we suspend League during the Endurance Season?

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  1. Kenadian

    Kenadian Staff Member Site Admin

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    Hello all,

    Lately we've had some of the lowest populated grids in our B2O Blancpain Sprint Series League for iRacing since inception. This particular Season I believe has already seen us skip a Friday due to the 24 hours of Spa and run 2 Qualify Races because there wasn't enough people to populate the Main Race.

    Several comments addressing reasoning have been raised such as Practicing for Endurance, VLN, and Summer Holidays, all good reasons.

    From a personal standpoint I'm neutral on whether we continue but in saying that if I'm footing the bill for a minimum of 3 Sessions I want to see cars on track. Also I'm sure it's boring as hell to tune in on Twitch and see nothing, viewers have the rest of the week to see that on my Channel lol.

    I'll add a Poll to this but I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Noodleguitar

    Noodleguitar Moderator

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    Makes sense to suspend it for now. I can't see any reason why the coming weeks would suddenly be more populated, unless it's a very popular track.

    We have to keep in mind that it might be difficult to start this back up again later since it won't be a regular thing anymore for people.
     
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  3. Big_J_29

    Big_J_29 Casual

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    I see how it is, I give you boys a taste of the fury at Brands Hatch in the Macca (of course I am referring to the blazing start and the turn 1 close visual inspection of said outside retaining walls) and everyone gets scared and bails on the season. HAHAHAHA

    In all seriousness, I think postponing until after summer would be a wise decision, just not worth it to have 6 cars on track especially when I am counted as one of the six. Anyone that likes this group and enjoys their time spent with said group will be back to the league and hopefully with strong participation. I know over the last week I have driven more than I have in any other week since I started iRacing in December and it was with the intent to get up to a more competitive pace with you lot so that being said I am going nowhere and look forward to the start of the next league season. If by chance we start again and have low turn out then we can address other options at that time but I feel people will be back.
     
  4. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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    Im sorry,I had some races in last few weeks, different cars so I couldn't race in B2O
     
  5. Kenadian

    Kenadian Staff Member Site Admin

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    No need to apologize at all @SavreticD.

    Expecting the League to be populated week in and week out with a healthy grid was a great idea but maybe not yet feasible for a Community of our size. Even though we have a fair amount of iRacers here many of us have different interests and should not feel obligated 48 Fridays out of the year.

    I know it's tough for me to do so I can imagine it being challenging for others.

    I think it's best we table the League until we have a bit larger audience here and perhaps look at either reviving it or even creating another that we can populate more.
     
  6. Slider

    Slider Hardcore

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    I don't participate in this league, so can't say much, but postponing it to focus on the endurance season makes sense. It'll avoid diluting the participation and show the viewers something different: team racing/endurance vs solo sprint, etc.
     

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