Intriguing. I'm interested, but looking at the screenshots it seems there's a hell of a lot to it for a browser game. What's the time investment required and how often would I need to login? When does money become a factor?
Last but not least, does your team play for fun? I wouldn't like to join a team only to be expected to play a certain way and be shouted at if I don't.
There is no cost to play the game - supporter features give you minor data collecting benefits (sorting data/showing data in graphs/downloading data files/make your car look different), but do NOT enhance your performance in game. Most of the supporter benefits can be covered using the free tool linked further below here and popping the data into a spreadsheet.
The OO Team is more of a fun team that I am attempting to revive. The purpose of the team is to help players improve their game. I have been on a couple of data gathering teams that treated the game like "serious bizness", but that gets old after awhile. I decided to go back to a more relaxed style of play and help the team that got me into the game originally (it was on the verge of extinction when I got back in the leader spot).
I would hope that players that want to improve will be interested in following some of the basic instructions that will make them successful:
1 - The further you plan out - the more money you can save - the more successful in the long run
2 - Either pick up a cheap driver that is "good" or pick up a cheap place holder driver until you can find a good one or think about training a cheap driver for the long term (the cheaper the driver the more money you have to buy other things in the game)
There is a player supported tool called gpro organiser that saves TONS of time for the casual/somewhat competitive player. You run the tool before the race and after the race and two seasons down the road (when you might be racing at the same track again
) you can look at the data using the tool. This would save you a huge amount of time instead of manually collecting data.http://mbjerg.dk/gpro/
Typical time commitment for rookies might be on the order of an hour per race (two hours a week), as you work your way up to higher leagues the time commitment can stay the same (it is more dependent on the individual - how much do you like to analyze data/read?)
In your rookie season, you can play the game by planning ahead a couple of races at a time (the data wear sheet I will give you will allow you to plan your season out farther if you are interested).
If you were to join the team, I would ask you to forward your driver stats to me so that I could point out the strengths and weaknesses of that particular driver and I would also forward you some alternate choices to check out. The sooner you get hooked up with a cheap driver that matches your playstyle - the less time that will be wasted for you in the game.
There are many ways to play the game. The two most popular strategies are:
1 playing for "right now"
2 playing for "better performance in the future".
When you tell me your preferred method of playing games, I will do my best to give you advice that is more interesting to you.
ps - if you decide to play - I highly recommend that you resist the urge to spend money on stuff in the game right away (except for a cheap driver if needed)... alot of new players get in the game see they have 30M to spend - and then spend it all before the first race (which will hurt them greatly by the time they get to the race 6 of a 17 race season)
ps2 - once you get in game don't worry so much about the overall score of your driver (OA)... the individual attributes are more important
ps3 - if you join today you will be inserted into the game after the season reset (which should happen sometime right before 3/8)
ps4 - cheap drivers are less than 800k per race... some as low as 300k. Alot of new players will spend more than 2M per race because they think they are getting the best driver - unfortunately most of the time they are not (they just have less money to spend on car parts). Some new players have spent 8M per race and then quit the game because it will be two months before they can do anything again.