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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 21/03/2020 at 20:36 #123917
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PEOPLE OF SIMSIG!!!!!!!!!!

All times in this post are in UTC

Following on from the cancellation of the Peterborough meet, we are now in a position to announce the alternative arrangements the SimSig team have made.

Commencing 22:00 on the 27/03/2020 we will set off on a 24 hour "mega chain" session, running just ahead of 1:1 sim speed to allow us some time to take breaks as the session goes on.

Sims in use:
Wembley Main Line
Watford Junction
Rugby South
Rugby Central
Coventry
Birmingham NS
Aston
Saltley
Wolverhampton

How to sign up

We have split the session down into two hour chunks available in the upcoming games window, please use these to sign up for the times at which you can commit to the full two hours. This will allows us to staff the sims as appropriate.

In Game Communication

Will mainly be via TeamSpeak, you don't need access to a microphone, or to speakers, but both of these would help if you have them. In game communication by F10 will be used as a last resort.

Panel Allocations

We will issue a spreadsheeet of panel allocations prior to the start of the session, which will be updated as we continue.

Hosts

We have made special arrangements to provide continuous hosting throughout the period. We don't at the moment need any further volunteers.

I was signed up to the original meet

If you had signed up to the original meet, we can make arrangements to provide you a license for relevant sims for 24 hours only. If you need to make use of this please contact me via PM.

The Roster

Can be viewed at the link below. Along with connection details etc.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_X7uAb0bOvLcp1hT1sXjis50m0oD_2oTrebBDAdLMts/edit?usp=sharing

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 21/03/2020 at 21:29 #123921
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Sounds like a fun session - I'll definitely be along.

Is there a particular reason why only those signed up before the arbitrary cancellation date will be afforded the benefit of one-day licenses?

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 21/03/2020 at 21:37 #123922
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Presumably because anyone who was going to the meet has missed out on that, whereas anyone who was never going to has not.

There are seven workstations available free of charge to all participants on Saltley and Aston if you don’t want to buy a licence.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 21/03/2020 at 21:53 #123927
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Big shout out to the boys who are giving up a lot of their time to make this happen as some sort of recompense for the cancellation of the Peterborough meet.
“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 21/03/2020 at 21:57 #123928
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As I mentioned previously I will only be able to communicate with F10 Messages within this 24hr period session. This is because my PC is in the living room so will be disturbing etc.

But many thanks to those behind the scenes planning all this, I should be available pretty much all the time.

Aaron (AJRO)
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 21/03/2020 at 22:23 #123931
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Will be about for the event! Have all the correct Licences north of Rugby, Might pick up the others depending on my finances
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 21/03/2020 at 22:43 #123933
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HST125Scorton in post 123928 said:
As I mentioned previously I will only be able to communicate with F10 Messages within this 24hr period session. This is because my PC is in the living room so will be disturbing etc.

But many thanks to those behind the scenes planning all this, I should be available pretty much all the time.
Please, please use the messaging window provided in Teamspeak, not F10. That makes it so much easier for everybody else, not to mention that in F10 you are only going to be communicating with those in the same sim.

There is also nothing stopping you from listening to everyone else on Teamspeak if you have a headset, even if you can't talk due to your environment.

Sorry guys, I am in the business of making people wait!
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 22/03/2020 at 12:48 #123942
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Stephen Fulcher in post 123922 said:
Presumably because anyone who was going to the meet has missed out on that, whereas anyone who was never going to has not.

There are seven workstations available free of charge to all participants on Saltley and Aston if you don’t want to buy a licence.
There's a lot of people missing out on a lot of things at the moment. It was an idea to garner a bit of extra interest in the virtul meet, including those that, for whatever reason, couldn't attend Peterborough on that particular date.

But if there's no appetite for it then so be it.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 22/03/2020 at 14:54 #123950
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headshot119 in post 123917 said:
PEOPLE OF SIMSIG!!!!!!!!!!

Still impossible to read it without hearing Coops saying it

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 22/03/2020 at 19:35 #123956
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Would have joined in with this, but as with many multiplayer games on here, I cant... Dont do teamspeak I am afraid. But, well done to all concerned for getting this up and running
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 22/03/2020 at 19:38 #123957
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bri2808 in post 123956 said:
Would have joined in with this, but as with many multiplayer games on here, I cant... Dont do teamspeak I am afraid. But, well done to all concerned for getting this up and running
If you read the first post Quote:
In game communication by F10 will be used as a last resort.
so there's no reason you can't join.

"As the last track dropped, and the route became free, came the cry BROMLEY " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 23/03/2020 at 05:09 #123972
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headshot119 in post 123957 said:
bri2808 in post 123956 said:
Would have joined in with this, but as with many multiplayer games on here, I cant... Dont do teamspeak I am afraid. But, well done to all concerned for getting this up and running
If you read the first post Quote:
In game communication by F10 will be used as a last resort.
so there's no reason you can't join.
Yep, I did read part about F10, but it suggested last resort - I thought that meant if teamspeak wasnt used by everyone. I have most of the Sims so I will see how best I can help on the day

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 25/03/2020 at 19:13 #125022
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Right we've had lots and lots of people sign up, which is really good to see.

We are looking thin between 00:00 - 06:30 GMT (Day time in Australia, Evening American time), if anyone in these times zones can sign up to a session that would be most appreciated.

If anyone else wants to join in the fun there are still plenty of spaces available through the day, just sign up to any session that you can join.

"As the last track dropped, and the route became free, came the cry BROMLEY " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 25/03/2020 at 19:23 #125023
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Is there any issues with signing up on the day a few hours before the two-hour slot?
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 25/03/2020 at 19:27 #125025
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Where possible if people can commit before hand that's great, and we'd encourage it to help us balance out panels.

If people can't until the day, we're not going to turn anyone away

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 26/03/2020 at 13:33 #125042
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Glad to see that so many people have signed up for sessions on this megachain, particularly the overnight slots. I am hoping I get some time on one of the Rugby sims but will wait and see.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 26/03/2020 at 18:42 #125052
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I've signed up for the 1045 Saturday GMT slot though could work around that if theres slots that really need filling?

How does the allocations work so I know what sim I am allocated? If I'm allocated to Rugby South I wouldn't have time to buy the sim.

I have Wembley and Watford though.

Many thanks to all involved in arranging this fantastic event :)


James.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 09:42 #125055
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Is the SIM TIME going to be 00:00 at the start?
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 10:24 #125056
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chrisdmadd in post 125055 said:
Is the SIM TIME going to be 00:00 at the start?
Yes, then running slightly faster than real time to give a chance for breaks

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 15:26 #125058
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A roster showing panel allocations is now available in the first post. This was updated with everyone who had signed up, up to 1300 today.

Apologies if there's any slight typos in the usernames.

"As the last track dropped, and the route became free, came the cry BROMLEY " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 16:53 #125060
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Thanks to everyone involved in putting this on. I've just signed up for two of the sessions and look forward to joining you all
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 18:26 #125065
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Ok, so I have other Sims but know Rugby Sth & Cent best. Which times do you most need for those and I will sign up

I did look at roster but wasn't sure whether if its greyed out means not required and just the white boxes that are available

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 18:42 #125068
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White boxes are the shifts that are available, Grey boxes are for where we are able to either double up on the panels (like the Euston signaller can also control Camden, New Street South 1 can also control South 2) or where we can leave the ARS with the host monitoring the phone. The aim would be to fill the white boxes, however if you only have Sims that have Grey boxes, then I'm sure you'll be offered that
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 18:50 #125069
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y10g9 in post 125068 said:
White boxes are the shifts that are available, Grey boxes are for where we are able to either double up on the panels (like the Euston signaller can also control Camden, New Street South 1 can also control South 2) or where we can leave the ARS with the host monitoring the phone. The aim would be to fill the white boxes, however if you only have Sims that have Grey boxes, then I'm sure you'll be offered that
In that case, offered up for the Rugby Central @ 15:00 GMT - Signed up, and thanks for the explanation

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 27/03/2020 at 19:26 #125072
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Is there a chance I can sign up on Saltley North at 15:00 tomorrow?
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