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Ryan Eastham
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Old post #1 posted Nov 21st 2020, 09:55:45 Quote 
Hi,

If I sign a driver in rookie and extend their contract for another season - but then purposely go negative to stay in Rookie - will I still keep hold of the driver for the next season?

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Old post #2 posted Nov 21st 2020, 09:57:37 Quote 
Hi Ryan,

This is something that is done a lot in rookie. You can keep your driver that way.
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Old post #3 posted Nov 21st 2020, 10:01:34 Quote 
I agree. It's complicated. You kind of need law expertises.
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Old post #4 posted Nov 21st 2020, 10:02:38 (last edited Nov 21st 2020, 10:04:41 by Vesa Ritvanen) Quote 
You keep it IF OA is 85 or less after last race.

EDIT: So in rookie you will lose your driver if OA limit exceeded even if you still have contract.
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Old post #5 posted Nov 21st 2020, 10:04:05 Quote 
Quote ( Vesa Ritvanen @ November 21st 2020,10:02:38 )

You keep it IF OA is 85 or less after last race.

Indeed forgot to mention that.
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Old post #6 posted Nov 21st 2020, 11:34:52 Quote 
Is there a way to reduce your driver's OA by 1 post race? I really need to do this inorder to give him another contract :/
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Old post #7 posted Nov 21st 2020, 12:46:13 Quote 

Quote ( Shawn Deguara @ November 21st 2020,11:34:52 )

Is there a way to reduce your driver's OA by 1 post race? I really need to do this inorder to give him another contract :/


There's a certain type of training that lowers motivation a bit. I suggest you ask your team as I believe this is considered FOBY (find out by yourself).
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Old post #8 posted Nov 21st 2020, 12:55:06 Quote 
Just saying that if your driver is not good enough to promote you from rookie the first season it wont be good enough the second season. I will suggest you learn which attributs make a good driver and when you find out, you will promote easy. Don't waste time in rookie.
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Old post #9 posted Nov 21st 2020, 15:07:48 Quote 
Quote ( Zé Pedro Paula @ November 21st 2020,10:01:34 )

It's complicated. You kind of need law expertises.


Oh yes, very. If you don't promote, your driver overall needs to be 85 or less, otherwise you'll lose him in the reset.

I've probably become a Nobel Laureate just by managing to type that sentence.
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Old post #10 posted Nov 21st 2020, 16:41:48 Quote 
Quote ( Max Watson @ November 21st 2020,15:07:48 )

Quote ( Zé Pedro Paula @ November 21st 2020,10:01:34 )

It's complicated. You kind of need law expertises.


Oh yes, very. If you don't promote, your driver overall needs to be 85 or less, otherwise you'll lose him in the reset.

I've probably become a Nobel Laureate just by managing to type that sentence.


That simple? Ah yes, self esteem goes so high that you always need some other expertise. Otherwise, it's impossible.
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Old post #11 posted Nov 21st 2020, 23:54:34 (last edited Nov 21st 2020, 23:55:08 by Shawn Deguara) Quote 
Quote ( Richard Robin Paukson @ November 21st 2020,12:46:13 )


Quote ( Shawn Deguara @ November 21st 2020,11:34:52 )

Is there a way to reduce your driver's OA by 1 post race? I really need to do this inorder to give him another contract :/


There's a certain type of training that lowers motivation a bit. I suggest you ask your team as I believe this is considered FOBY (find out by yourself).


Tried fitness training.... motivation went a bit lower but OA didnt go down 😔
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Old post #12 posted Nov 22nd 2020, 01:08:01 (last edited Nov 22nd 2020, 01:14:21 by Erik Harken) Quote 
Quote ( Jean Chapados @ November 21st 2020,12:55:06 )

Just saying that if your driver is not good enough to promote you from rookie the first season it wont be good enough the second season. I will suggest you learn which attributs make a good driver and when you find out, you will promote easy. Don't waste time in rookie.


Not entirely true. Spending prolonged time in Rookie is a waste compared to Ama (namely because staff/money reset) but as an example:

I stayed Rookie 2 seasons with my current driver which allowed me to do quite well S74. I doubt he would've been able to promo in S73 (especially not without risks/with good finances) and I also question whether he could've retained in Ama during S74.

So I would've had to spend another 4 seasons or so building up after getting to Ama, and would only have recently entered Pro. At the time when I started playing this game again (S72) my goal was to rise through the ranks as quickly as possible- EDIT: with 1 long term driver- and I am now on the 3rd Pro season with my rookie driver.

All this to say that it's somewhat dependant on personal goals but I do agree in the long term it's best to stay out of Rookie :)
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Old post #13 posted Nov 22nd 2020, 01:18:34 Quote 
Quote ( Shawn Deguara @ November 21st 2020,23:54:34 )

Tried fitness training.... motivation went a bit lower but OA didnt go down 😔


Unfortunately that's the only way I know how to lower driver OA between races.
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Old post #14 posted Nov 22nd 2020, 01:38:06 Quote 
Quote ( Richard Robin Paukson @ November 22nd 2020,01:18:34 )

Quote ( Shawn Deguara @ November 21st 2020,23:54:34 )

Tried fitness training.... motivation went a bit lower but OA didnt go down 😔

Unfortunately that's the only way I know how to lower driver OA between races.


Depending on age there is another way.
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Old post #15 posted Nov 22nd 2020, 02:13:46 Quote 
Motivation is what you (don’t) need.
drop it in several ways if you want to keep a driver...it is the one thing you get to keep in the reset. OA has to be under 85 as has already been stated.
fitness training is one way but OA only gets dropped slightly.
also depends on the age if your driver and to do with money management.
keep control of your OA.
even better get to know what attributes you want and don’t want in your rookie driver.
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Old post #16 posted Nov 25th 2020, 17:02:43 Quote 
but is it possible that whoever is demoted from amatour to rookie can take a driver at Overall Level: 95 ?????
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Old post #17 posted Nov 25th 2020, 17:07:55 Quote 
Quote ( Sergio Vittone @ November 25th 2020,17:02:43 )

but is it possible that whoever is demoted from amatour to rookie can take a driver at Overall Level: 95 ?????


Nope!
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Old post #18 posted Nov 25th 2020, 17:10:23 Quote 
No, it's not possible to demote from Amateur to Rookie with a driver of 95 OA.

You are asking because of the leader of your group? Who was won the first 2 races and right now has a driver of 95 OA? I would say that manager hired a driver of 85 OA after demoting to Rookie and with two wins, and probably some trainings, had a big boost of motivation and OA for the driver.
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Old post #19 posted Nov 25th 2020, 17:17:33 Quote 
thank you very much for your availability
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Old post #20 posted Nov 25th 2020, 18:48:44 Quote 
Quote ( Ryan Eastham @ November 21st 2020,09:55:45 )

Hi,

If I sign a driver in rookie and extend their contract for another season - but then purposely go negative to stay in Rookie - will I still keep hold of the driver for the next season?

Thanks,


yes, unless the overall does not exceed 85
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