6.5 years old?
Also the exhaust noise needs to be above 45 to not get a penalty? Am I reading that right
Yaay, CW is back! This one looks like a lot of fun
Small typo above. When I first read the brief I thought we were going to make one of those kid’s toy cars
The depreciation chart is certainly not even close to realistic, but would work for the challenge.
Engine stress up to 75% seems pretty high to me.
ET Limit of 150 - for Trim? Or Engine? Or both?
- Lastly, not sure what you mean here. If engine family and variant year don’t match (there’s no such thing as engine trim). If it is the family and variant that don’t match, then I don’t think this should be a rule. There are plenty of engine families (ie, block and head) IRL that get updated variants over several years.
I think that’s all the most immediate stuff I saw. Looking forward to what the cool wall will look like!
I know you said “not open yet”, but the first car I want to see added on the wall is the meme of all the IRL cars, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet.
Is this for cool wall or car file submissions?
Oh no! She accidentally used her parents’ 10-year-de-ageing bodywash! D:
Also, I think I need to rewrite the loudness penalty entirely; I’ve just thought of a better way to do it.
Yeah, but you can’t always expect a used car to be in perfect condition. Remember that lower amounts of stress are still penalized.
For trim, but now that I think about it, I could include ET as a qualifier for the engine-swap penalty as well.
I meant car trim and engine variant. Thanks for catching that.
Car file. Both, technically, but due to inherent communication delays it can take as much as a day to update the cool wall.
In a bit, I’ll correct these errors and add clarifications in the first post. Thanks gor the feedback so far ya’ll!
Sportiness is not among the scoring criteria - is this a deliberate omission or not?
I know it’s not an easy thing to make but does the depreciation chart work right? If I’m reading correctly in 2020 a $10,000 2020 car would be at the right cost for the rules? (I know you cant make a car that cheap really)
Would it be worth maybe knocking the first 5 years off so the car has to be 1995-2015 so the costs seem more reasonable. Or is it safe to say making a car that new would be pointless anyway.
Yup. Scoring areas other than coolness represent what she “needs” from the car, and she doesn’t need speed for anything in a suburb where the limits don’t exceed 45.
Yup, you read it right. I do find it unlikely that people are going to use the very newest years, and was thinking about just removing 2020. But on the other hand, having a broad scope is the whole point of this challenge; while I doubt you can make a competitive entry on $13,000, I see no reason to stop you from trying. :)
Honestly, I think the engine stress relaxation isn’t a good idea. You’re going to get somebody who actually goes for 75% stress, tanking their reliability and giving them the -5 penalty; They will be able to get a truly bonkers and overstressed engine at a dirt-cheap price - at the cost of 10 points - while everybody else is going to be rocketed up to a range of like 4.5-5 points for reliability, eliminating it as a point of differentiation.
So if i understood correctly, this would be the coolest with no discussion for isabel and friends, correct me if im wrong.
Will Isabel’s “novelty preferences” score higher on the CW than non-preferences? I know you aren’t going to explicity reveal what the preferences are, but - as an abstract example - if Isabel happens to like flying buttresses, will the Jag XJS score higher on the CW purely because it has them?
Nice tip on the engine stress. Right now I don’t see any advantage to a player doing that, since engine performance isn’t really being scored for anything, but I’ll run some tests later and look into it.
As for novelties, you’re mostly right except for one thing; it refers not to an element of the car, but rather the type of car itself; so for example, “Mid engined microcars from the 1950’s.”
Also, a note for the cool wall submissions (which I’ll also add to the original post): when suggesting an entry, make sure to tell me the make, model, year (or year range/generation), and if it’s important in your case, trim, of the car you want added. Don’t leave it to me to guess, because I may guess wrong. In the case of the 2 submissions I already got, I know @Knugcab’s CrossCabriolet only had one generation, and I can see from @frantesta’s image caption that it’s a 2019 Wrangler Rubicon. If I’ve deduced wrong, however, ya’ll get a chance to correct me before Saturday.
Is there a limit to how many cool wall submissions can be made? I didn’t see a number in the post
My point is mostly that if a “spoiler” car with tons of stress does exist, it destroys the reliability aspect of the challenge (which is already very small due to it being a 1-star).
As a Masshole with a relative who lives in Weston, and who works near Waltham, I can confirm that this challenge feels like real life!