So I'm already thinking ahead to the next project, which actually ties a bit into what we're doing over in the Fantasy League.
In short, I want RDR to become a super database of car racing ratings. I want it to go beyond the racing I'm doing solo for RDR and allow everyone to submit race results for cars. Shy of the verification concerns that crop up (which I don't think can be avoided), one major thing has to be considered when logging stats - conditions.
I run RDR races on a short 18-foot track, 2 lanes. Some people have longer, shorter, along with different degrees of downhills, angles, etc. All of this needs to be looked at when rating cars so things can be made as fair and accurate as possible.
So one of the first things that needs to happen is all the types of conditions need to be determined, and that's where I need everyone's help. Here is a list of variables that need to be considered:
* Total length of track
* Jointed track or single piece
* Length of downhill
* Angle of downhill
* Outdoors or indoors
Lets not worry about car brands yet. I'm going to start with Hot Wheels anyway and expand from there if things work out.
This database would also be exclude variations of models, nobody needs to worry about that when tracking/logging results. Plus, it will all average out over time in case the green car happens to be much faster than the blue version of the same car. But the database would denote differences like FTE cars since they are technically built differently.
Maybe no one will be interested in submitting results from their own races, I dunno, but I'll have a bunch of rated cars from RDR races and figured expanding that would be pretty straight forward.
Thoughts, suggestions, additions?