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atechone

Registriert: 19.03.2016
Nationalität: Australia
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19.04.2016 23:48:28
  Question about team budgets
Hi All,

Firstly, i'm new to this game and have found it extremely fun to play, especially thinking of ways to optimise component/point ratios

As you know, we've recently moved to Race 4 and I have seen a $16m increase in the value of my team. I thought that this would be great as I would somehow receive this amount back in the budget for my team to potentially re-optimise the team for points but it looks as if I need to now sacrifice choice components because they have now gone up in value purely to meet my budget?

Is this correct? If so, it seems incredibly unfair to those players who have put the thought and effort into choosing the right components based on practice information and the build-up to a race weekend (e.g. Vandoorne replacing Alonso).

Am I able to keep my current team at all or will I have to make the component changes in order to meet this budget?

Appreciate the help, i've tried looking around for an answer but couldn't find it in the rules.


   
atechone

Registriert: 19.03.2016
Nationalität: Australia
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24.04.2016 01:05:17
 
Awesome, thanks Maverick for the clear and concise replies

   
Maverick

Registriert: 10.01.2004
Nationalität: Austria
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22.04.2016 18:36:43
 
I am glad that you understand why the extraordinary cost adjustment was necessary to guarantee a good game play.

Extraordinary component cost adjustments according to rule 4.2.5 are only possible after race 3 and race 7. But usually it won't be executed after race 7 (never done so far).

The regular component cost adjustments are performed after every race from race 3 on. Rising or falling component prices influence your team budget directly. To improve your budget you should buy low and sell high. Additionally you get up to 2 Mio. extra money for your team after every race. Good players are able to double their initial team values (80 Mio.) till the end of the season.

   
atechone

Registriert: 19.03.2016
Nationalität: Australia
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22.04.2016 05:53:57
 
Thanks for the clarification Maverick. I think it's slightly misleading when you say that it down't affect the team budget. Whilst the actual budget post-race 3 doesn't change the value of the components do, thus the budget of the team needs to be spent differently effecting the value of the current team I have to score points.

However, I do appreciate that adjusting specific components does make a more level playing field and can understand the logic behind it.

Just to clarify, the only time that a team's budget is affected is after the 3rd and 7th race by rule 4.2.5? I guess then that the idea is to make the best possible choices on components in order to increase the value of your team so that you can then make the best component choices which will maximize points scored?

Appreciate your work, having a lot of fun regardless of the above!!

Thanks!

   
Maverick

Registriert: 10.01.2004
Nationalität: Austria
Beiträge: 952

20.04.2016 22:45:02
 
Hi, I am pleased that you like the game.

What happened after race 3?

Your team HodorAutosport prior to race 3:

PRINCIPAL: Toto Wolff (Mercedes) 13 Mio
DRIVER 1: Romain Grosjean 12 Mio
DRIVER 2: Esteban Gutierrez 6 Mio
DRIVER 3: Stoffel Vandoorne 1 Mio
CHASSIS: Haas 6 Mio
ENGINE: Mercedes (Factory engine) 37 Mio
TYRES: Prime (Pirelli) 4 Mio

TEAM VALUE: 79 Mio
CASH BALANCE: 5 Mio

After Race 3, the regular cost adjustments were applied. Here's your team after the regular adjustments:

PRINCIPAL: Toto Wolff (Mercedes) 13 Mio
DRIVER 1: Romain Grosjean 13 Mio (+1)
DRIVER 2: Esteban Gutierrez 6 Mio
DRIVER 3: Stoffel Vandoorne 4 Mio (+3)
CHASSIS: Haas 7 Mio (+1)
ENGINE: Mercedes (Factory engine) 37 Mio
TYRES: Prime (Pirelli) 5 Mio (+1)

TEAM VALUE: 85 Mio (+6)
CASH BALANCE: 5 Mio

So, your team's budget went up by exactly the total of the regular cost adjustments (reflected in the message "THE TEAM BUDGET HAS BEEN INCREASED BY +6 MIO AFTER RACE 3!" on the Team-Details page), putting its total budget at 85 + 5 = 90 Mio.


According to the rules COMPONENT COSTS -> 4.2.5. Extraordinary cost adjustments:
Please check also: MAIN MENU -> STATISTICS -> COMPONENT COSTS -> column E04

Component values which were too far away from their real performance on track were adjusted. These price changes did not alter your team budget!

Your team after the extraordinary adjustments:

PRINCIPAL: Toto Wolff (Mercedes) 13 Mio
DRIVER 1: Romain Grosjean 22 Mio (+9)
DRIVER 2: Esteban Gutierrez 13 Mio (+7)
DRIVER 3: Stoffel Vandoorne 4 Mio
CHASSIS: Haas 12 Mio (+5)
ENGINE: Mercedes (Factory engine) 37 Mio
TYRES: Prime (Pirelli) 5 Mio

TEAM VALUE: 106 Mio (+21)
CASH BALANCE: -16 Mio (-21)

Your total team budget after Race 3 is still 90 Mio, but due to the extraordinary adjustments, the mix of components you had in Race 3 now exceeds your available total budget.

You have made +6 Mio in one race because of your good selections. The value of some of your components is now higher and more realistic, but too expensive for your budget. You and most of the other players are confronted with a new situation. The challenge is to rebuild the team (you have 5 free changes, after that only 3 per race) and restart with different components. There is no punishment or penalty, just new component prices. It's the same challenge for everyone.

   
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