So, dear community…
we had a winner in the previous challenge. The Nismatrek by @King_Corky won and that victory gave its sales a boost. But over the years, new cars were available and especially since the second half of the 90s the challenge results were of no further interest. Taxi companies from Gasmea and Frunia asked for a repetition. And here it is.
I know the last challenge was a little of amateur style, helping me to get back into challenge hosting. I brought it to a sucessful end what makes me a little proud and I will stick to the style of running it, this time just without all the confusion that was caused by me when trying to find my way.
You maybe noticed I am not a friend of binning - I had one meme car in the last challenge and one that could have been an acceptable one if it would have been more refined. This is ok for me and I will run them, IF MEMES AND LAZY BUILDS ARE AN EXCEPTION. If you send me tons of straight-from-the-factory-junk, I will ask you to improve your entries. As I got 12 serious builds last time I think this is not needed, hopefully.
The stats wanted by me will result in points. The more important the score, the more points to get. P.E: 50 in comfort, 25 in consumption, 5 in sportiness. The best car gets full score and the others will be judged in relation. I won’t tell you more in order to prevent min-maxing.
If a car’s score is below requirements, it will get a serious, but not “destroying” pentalty. Please mind that after getting two or more penalties your chances for winning are not that high anymore.
Why no binning for lower stats than wanted? The answer is simple: I am not always having all mods, there do exist different game versions and I am not always aware of the fact which one is the best or latest.
BEAM NG INVOLVEMENT
I will surely repeat my Beam testings in this challenge. They were fun although (in most cases) realistic.
MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM STATS
This time communicated right from the start!
GASMEA MINIMUM VALUES
environmental resistance: 50
GASMEA MAXIMUM VALUES
consumption in L/100 KM: 12,0
maintenance cost: 900 $
price at 0%: 18.500 $
octane: 91 RON
FRUNIA MINIMUM VALUES
environmental resistance: 50
FRUNIA MAXIMUM VALUES
consumption in L/100 KM: 9,0
maintenance cost: 770 $
price at 0%: 15.000 $
octane: 95 RON
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED
Frunian drivers are tired of the constant shifting in civic taxi business. Please mind that.
Running such a challenge with a lot of disciplines wasn’t easy. Especially the Beam Part, as many tests had to be repeated for a fair evaluation, especially when I had found a new benchmark. I guess each car had to be re-tested 6 times.
The Deadline is April 10th. Please present your car with a picture here.
You might have noticed I am also very generous with that, as re-calculating Excel scores is not that hard. But when I tested more than 50% of the cars in the Beam NG part, I do not have further interest in new entrants.