Octane Online Racing
ACC Series – Rules and Regulations – Season 1
Table Of Contents
- Member Application Form
- Series Registration Form
- Stream Group
- Discord Server
- Headset and Microphone
2. League Racing Sessions
- Marking Attendance
- Discord Lobby
- Lobby Start Times
- Race Officials
- Race Servers
- Race Classification
- Radio Chatter
- Leaving Session/Rage Quitting
- Twitch Stream
- Use of Third Party Apps
- Driver Class
- Mandatory Pit-Stop (Endurance Cup)
1.1 Member Application Form
In order to join and compete in any of our league racing series, you will need to complete our Member Application Form.
These details help us to set-up your driver profile and to ensure us that we have all the correct information when registering you to a league series, which in turn we will use to display you correctly in leaderboards, social media posts and use on our streams.
- To fill out this form – CLICK HERE
1.2 Series Registration Form
Once you have completed the Member Application Form, you will now need to fill out your desired series registration form(s).
- To fill out this form – CLICK HERE
1.3 Steam Group
As we are a PC based community, you will need to have a Steam account that does not have any VAC bans on it within the past 12 months (If you do, you’ll need to discuss with an admin first).
You will also need to join our Steam Group, which will make it easier for you to add our admins, race hosts and other drivers in order to join our racing lobbies.
- To join our Steam Group – CLICK HERE
1.4 Discord Server
Those unfamiliar with Discord, will soon fall in love. We use Discord to communicate 90% of all league and race information, host our league races, hold open lobbies and chat to other members on varying topics and games.
You will need to have created a Discord account, if you do not currently have one.
- To join our Main Discord Channel here – CLICK HERE
1.5 Headset and Microphone
For our league races, all drivers are required to be in the their specific league channel for the race and qualifying session. This is vitally important for any information that might need to be passed on prior to the session commencing, any restarts we might have to do and also to most importantly, communicate with other drivers during the session.
2. League Race Sessions
2.1 Marking Attendance
For us to be able to provide the best league experience possible, you will be required to mark your attendance for your upcoming race on our Discord channel.
On Discord, each league has their own attendance channel, and you simply need to mark yourself as !in (IN) or !out (OUT) for the upcoming race, in the chat box.
You must do this at least 48 hours prior to your upcoming league race.
If you are unsure if you can make it due to a late engagement, mark yourself as !in and let your League Admin know of your circumstance so he is aware.
Those that continually fail to mark their attendance 48 hours prior to race will be penalised.
- 1st and 2nd Offence: Warning
- 3rd, 4th & 5th Offence: Qualifying Ban
- 6th+ Offence: Race Ban
2.2 Discord Lobby
All our drivers are required to be on Discord and have joined their respective leagues Race Lobby, prior to the commencement of Qualifying.
Push-To-Talk is enforced for our league race sessions, so you will need to ensure that you have sorted out your button mapping on your Wheel/Controller/Keyboard prior to the session.
Only those competing in the upcoming race, as well as the race official, are allowed in the Race Lobby channel during the session.
2.3 Lobby Start Times
At OOR, we pride ourselves on offering a professional and well constructed league racing experience.
On top of that, we have a strict schedule to adhere to, with leagues following other leagues, as well as league races being streamed.
Current league start times (times shown in AEST):
- Oceania – Tier Blue: Thursday 8:00pm AEST
- Oceania – Tier Red: Thursday 9:30pm AEST
All league sessions will start at these times SHARP.
We require all drivers to be in their specific race lobby on Discord and Steam 10 mins prior to commencement of that league, organised and ready to go.
2.4 Race Officials
Each league will have two Race Officials. One of these officials will be in the Race Lobby channel on Discord for the entirety of the session and be watching the race. They report directly to the League Admin and will keep track of any indiscretions or concerns regarding to the league they are an official of.
The Race Officials are also responsible for:
- Removing incorrect penalties during the race.
- Disqualifying cars during a race if needed.
- All Steward enquiries post-race (explained further in the Stewards section).
- Sharing any important league information amongst the drivers in the lobby.
- Ensuring that all drivers are abiding by our Radio Chatter (rules in section 2.8)
Race Officials for Season 5 are:
- Oceania – Tier Blue: David McNulty & Toby Williams
- Oceania – Tier Red: David McNulty & Toby Williams
2.5 Race Servers
Thanks to Launtel, each league will have a dedicated Race Server, which will contain all the correct files and entrylists for that specific Tier.
The Race Hosts for Season 5 are:
- Octane Online Racing – Server #4 – Tier Blue
- Octane Online Racing – Server #5 – Tier Red
The passwords for these servers are on our Discord server and must remain private and confidential at all times.
2.6 Disconnections (D/C)
With any online game, disconnections will happen. Whether they are in your control or not, we do need to make sure that races and streams kick off at the appropriate times. Unfortunately, these things generally cannot be helped.
If you do happen to get D/C during any session, please try to rejoin and complete the remaining portion of the session.
If unable to rejoin due to internet outage or another significant reason, please message your race official to let him know.
2.7 Race Classification
With our points system, you’ll need to complete 75%+ of that race in order to be classified.
To view the points system – CLICK HERE
2.8 Radio Chatter
Drivers are required to be able to hear ALL communications and not be on mute for the session. Whilst you are not required to speak during the session, it does certainly help.
A few examples of things that are permitted to be discussed over the radio once session is underway:
- Pit strategy with team-mate,
- Track position if making a move or overtaking a blue-flagged car,
- Any incidents or flags people might want to be mindful of,
- Notifying the drivers if they are starting a hot lap etc,
- Letting a faster car know if you are letting them past.
Communication over the Radio is to be kept to a minimum during the entirety of the session. Abusing other drivers, screaming or shouting, unwanted noise (background sounds), unnecessary chatter is not permitted during the session.
- If you break these rules, you will receive a warning post-race and possibly even be muted during the race.
- If you break the rules a second time, you may receive a Qualifying ban and be muted for the race.
- If you continue to break the rules, we have the right to remove you from the league.
2.9 Leaving Session/Rage Quitting
We understand that you may get frustrated during the race, but you need to be mature about it.
We expect ALL our drivers who take to the grid, to attempt to complete every race they enter.
- Any driver found to have deliberately DNF’ed, left session on purpose or simply just left the session on purpose during a race without returning, will receive a race ban the following race.
- Any driver found to have done this a second time, will be removed from the series.
We understand there will be situations/circumstances that come up that require you to attend to immediately. If this happens, you are permitted to leave the session, but you must retire the car in the pits and leave the session appropriately by using the in-game menus.
DO NOT leave the session by pressing Alt-F4 under any circumstances unless you’re game is totally frozen.
2.10 Twitch Stream
We stream our ACC series live on Twitch. Upmost respect is to be given to the series and we guarantee you will receive the same in return in our broadcasts.
2.10.1 Watching Stream When Racing
You are permitted to have the stream running in the background whilst you race, permitting that it doesn’t affect your ability on track or make your internet connection to the lobby extremely poor. If so, we do ask that you close your browser whilst racing allowing yourself more bandwidth to compete in our league races.
2.10.2 Twitch Chat
We aren’t a kindergarten class, and nor do we tolerate any abuse or hate towards other drivers, regardless of circumstances. If your race ends prematurely and you wish to watch the stream, you may certainly do so, by leaving the game as indicated in section 2.9.
In no way shape or form are you to join the Stream post-race and commence to complain or moan about any incidents you were involved with during race that another driver may have caused. This is why we have Race Officials and a Stewards Enquiry system in place. Abide by this.
On top of that, any ill-directed comments by any of our OOR drivers caught on Twitch Chat, is also not acceptable whatsoever.
- If you are found to have breached these rules, you will receive a qualifying ban the following race.
- You breach this rule a second time, you will receive consequent race bans per offence.
2.11 Use of Third Party Apps
We permit the use of Third Party Apps to enhance your racing experience in our ACC Series, but only if they have been approved by the League Admin.
At no stage are any third party apps allowed if they are used as a hack or a cheat to increase your cars performance. Only apps that give you extra details on your car, your fellow competitors and the race itself will be approved.
Currently Approved: (Subject to change)
- MoTec 2.0
- Crew Chief
If you have a third party app that you’d like to get approved, simply contact the league admin and we will take a look and get it approved and added to the list.
2.12 Driver Class
At the start of a season, we will determine what class (PRO / PRO-AM / AM) you will be based on your rating number, not the FIA Rating (Bronze etc.) as it is currently a little buggy. This is class in which you will score class points for the start of the season.
Ratings For Season 1 (subject to change):
- <7999 = AM
- 8000 – 8499 = PRO-AM
- 8500+ = PRO
Every 5 races we will redetermine your class by asking drivers to upload a screenshot of their current rating. If you have moved into a different range, we will update you class accordingly and you’ll be classified for the class points in your new class from the next race onwards.
2.13 Mandatory Pit-Stop (Endurance Cup)
In our Endurance Cup races, there is a mandatory pit window that ALL drivers are to pit and put on a new set of tyres.
All other pit stops outside the following do not count towards serving the mandatory pit-stop.
- Tyres must be changed within the 40 – 20 minute mark of our Endurance Cup races to be classified as changing tyres during the mandatory stop window.
- You must enter and cross the pit entry line no sooner than the 40 mins remaining for our Endurance Cup rounds to be classified as serving the mandatory stop inside the window.
- You must enter and cross the pit entry line before we get under 20 mins remaining for our Endurance Cup rounds to be classified as serving the mandatory stop inside the window.
Failure to comply with both above will result in a disqualification at the end of the race (or sooner, if found guilty prior to the conclusion of the race).
End of Rules & Regulations.