Winner gets ALL
Post by iconPost by Gonads | 2017-12-23 | 16:16:08

I was wondering

Last VOR, every winner of a VR-VOR-Leg got an invitation to be at the start of the next leg.
I hear nothing about this in this edition of VOR

Have they gotten cheap???

what is the price for winning a leg on VR-VOR?
what is the price for winning the overall VR-VOR

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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-12-23 | 16:20:57
No mention about prizes anywhere.

It was a Volvo XC70 9 years ago
Then a Volvo C30
Then a watch

Plus various leg prizes (like travel to the next start, clothes, watches)

Not even a T-shirt this year.
Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2017-12-23 | 19:52:31
this year the winner has to pay VR a couple of hundred bucks to be able to win ...
Post by iconPost by WaterHammer | 2017-12-29 | 20:23:39
Small correction: the C30 came before the XC60
Post by iconPost by Gonads | 2017-12-23 | 17:14:27
I almost wrote:

"I really really like France. Too bad there are some many French people living there; cheap bastards"

But I decided against it. It would be bad form.

and it is almost Xmas.
so, peace to all

Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-12-23 | 17:31:09
It's not about the nation, you know ;-)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-12-29 | 20:54:29
@WaterHammer

Damn, you are right

http://www.istioselida.com/2010/09/wait-is-over-for-fans-of-volvo-ocean.html

Then UG hired Hugo as consultant for the next edition and that was the smartest move they could make. Because he is a smart software engineer (which may have something to do with winning the previous edition, but of course it takes more than that)
Post by iconPost by Sideshow | 2017-12-30 | 02:09:18
I didn't get anything for leg 1. I'll go and console myself with a drive in the XC60 :)
Post by iconPost by Trailaspress | 2017-12-30 | 13:14:05
Hahhaha, is to sad hear that but no problem you still in the wall of fame for ever.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-12-30 | 14:04:39
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-12-30 | 14:07:25
Post by iconPost by WoKeN | 2017-12-30 | 13:17:28
Cheap Charlies...
Post by iconPost by WaterHammer | 2017-12-30 | 17:35:02
What mileage do you meanwhile have on the XC60?
Post by iconPost by Sideshow | 2017-12-30 | 18:30:59
Not much, probably 35k. It's mainly used for driving my 3 year old around for her busy social life! It's a great car though

Post by iconPost by WaterHammer | 2017-12-31 | 10:02:21
Great to hear that!

Post by iconPost by WretchedExess | 2018-01-02 | 01:37:16
I have been a Volvo fan for over twenty years now starting with a 1995 850 Turbo wagon an 850 R wagon and two V70 AWD R.
Post by iconPost by LJadra | 2018-01-01 | 18:10:33
In this edition you don't get enough credits to finish next leg :(

Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-01-02 | 02:36:43
soon you will have will only get the hull for free and have to buy the rigging
Post by iconPost by mjstevens | 2018-01-02 | 14:24:08
the numbers talk for themselves...

2012 - "Overall there were more than 220,000 boats raced by over 140,000 competing."
02/01/2018 - from game ranking: 49282 skippers...


(11 legs)*(49k skippers)*(50% with 15EUR full pack) = 4mEUR....

(11 legs)*(49k skippers)*(10% with 15EUR full pack) = 800kEUR....
Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-01-02 | 14:47:00
I very much doubt that 50% buy Full Pack, personally I think it is more like 10% or maybe even less.

as NMS sailor with a couple of options saved from other races, top 1000 is achievable and often top 500. so there won't be that many Full Pack sailors around.

I would never buy Full Pack just to sail around for fun and get place 2500 or in your assumption 10.000 or even 25.000.

what do others think on these numbers?
Post by iconPost by WoKeN | 2018-01-02 | 16:58:43
I think there are no more than 500-1000 with full pack. I aquired a full pack for the JVT because of multiple starts, but others only with cards available, which become less and less with every game.
Post by iconPost by mjstevens | 2018-01-02 | 14:54:10
the drop in skippers has been huge, why?

= no prizes?
= too much time/dedication required to perform?
= the simulator has become a souless game?

I bought a full pack for the 1st leg, as I didn't grasp the card and credit model.
Been sailing on the scraps since, with options bought from the resulting credits.
Post by iconPost by WoKeN | 2018-01-02 | 16:26:07
I played VR since like 2008 and in the beginning it was lotsa fun, despite the frequent crashes especially on important times like... the start of a leg (wut??) or during an important route/sail change. There was no charge at all and ranking was perfect and available from all players and regattas. The forums where lively and in various languages.

Now, 10 years later, after a couple of years AFK tired of ever growing VR antics, I found VR back in even worse possible state. Extremely expensive, very unfriendly interface, no decent ranking system, dead forums, terrible customer service. How a great idea was wrecked by our amis francais.

As for skippers, there a lot less fer sure but much more highly skilled skippers and teams. For a noob like me it's very hard to finish within the first 500.

And fercrissakes, in the JVT there's STILL no decent ranking, what in the name of Neptune are them frogs doing???



Post by iconPost by Gonads | 2018-01-02 | 16:49:06
well, typically, the frog's business is jumping about and making lots of noise.
Post by iconPost by WoKeN | 2018-01-02 | 17:02:16
some turn into a prince, but this one remains a toad.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-01-02 | 18:18:10
They are trying to turn the offshore game into profitable mobile app. Does not look like a viable mobile game to me but only time will tell.
Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-01-02 | 21:02:59
it is not. it is first of all a long term strategy game that require focus over long periods and some basic understanding of sailing. so never for the masses. it's never gonna be gta, fifa or online-poker ;)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-01-02 | 21:11:19
Or "Clash something". They could have developed different sailing-themed game with great success. Just no need for NOAA and game engine and sailing around the world.
Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-01-02 | 21:55:30
there inshore thingy is potentially a great game, except for the crappy controls
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