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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 16/06/2020 at 11:56 #127598
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I'm thinking of running an all day multiplayer on Kings Cross, most likely with the 2020 Monday - Friday timetable, and medium - high failure rates to keep things interesting.

The main bulk of the game would be a Saturday (Most likely 27th June) running for 16 hours from 08:00 BST until 00:00 BST, with two 30 minute breaks, one at approx. 11:00 and one at approx. 17:30. I could also ideally do with a few people the day before (Friday 26th) to run from TT start until approx. 06:00, to get us to a better start position for the main session, this would be an evening session probably 19:00 BST, and another session the day after (Sunday 28th) to run for the last few hours to the TT end. This again would be an evening session on the Sunday, probably 18:00 BST.

I can't go ahead unless there is enough interest to cover ideally all panels during the day, the game would be split into 3 hour sections, with separate games listed so I can see peoples availability, and panel preferences. Based on that I will create a roster for the day, trying to give everyone a go at their preferred panels.

Communication for this game will be via Team Speak, it's okay if you don't have a microphone as long as you can hear what people are saying and can reply via text on Team Speak, F10 would NOT be in use.

Just a little side note, Kings Cross with high failure rates can be very intense, so if you don't have much experience maybe consider opting for a smaller panel such as Welwyn earlier on. I will give everyone a chance where I can on their preferred panel, however please ensure you know how to operate your rostered panel(s) before the day.

If you would be interested in any part of this game please either add to this thread or press 'thank you' on this post. If people are interested I will put up the games for registering before the end of this week, and post the roster around Tuesday 23rd.

Thank You.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 16/06/2020 at 13:05 #127601
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I'd be interested in it, but I couldn't commit to specific times as yet as I dont know whether or not I will be working (and if so what times - things are very fluid due to Covid and we are having very last minute roster changes etc).

I'd also be happy to cover any hosting/control roles if you wanted to schedule yourself a break!

Just a thought - perhaps medium/high failures may be a bit much for such a long game. As we have found on recent sessions it's fun for a few hours but could become a total mess (and a bit unrealistic), it does become a bit tedious dealing with TCF after TCF all day long. Something with delays may be more interesting as it gives the regulation options and the strategy of working out what to prioritise. That bad weather scenario we played on KX previously was interesting. Of course if you set normal failures you can always change the settings for failures/delays in F3 as you go depending how it's going, rather than being tied into endless failures!

Just my thoughts. Hope they're of use.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 16/06/2020 at 13:51 #127605
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Thank you Andy, you're right to be honest I think it would be too much, like you said bad weather might be a better option.

I won't be publishing the roster until next Tuesday or Wednesday, not sure if you'll know by then!

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 16/06/2020 at 18:27 #127610
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What's your opinion on chaining it with Peterborough? In my experience the King's Cross panels can be too few for such big games.
Last edited: 16/06/2020 at 18:28 by Dionysusnu
Reason: clarification

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 16/06/2020 at 18:39 #127612
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Bear in mind the length of the game day, it is unlikely people will want to do the entire 16 hours - if KX was split into 3 shifts then 15 signalers would be required, plus reliefs.
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 16/06/2020 at 18:41 #127613
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If it's the 27th, I'll probably have to pass - we'll be way too busy unpacking stuff from the house move that day
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 16/06/2020 at 18:49 #127614
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Dionysusnu in post 127610 said:
What's your opinion on chaining it with Peterborough? In my experience the King's Cross panels can be too few for such big games.
As Andy said the game is split into 3 hour segments, therefore there is plenty of opportunity for people.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 17/06/2020 at 14:52 #127641
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All of the sessions are now being posted for sign-up, please read all the notes and sign up for as many as you would like, should be a great day
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 19/06/2020 at 13:57 #127699
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The idea of a Kings Cross / Peterborough / Royston all day chain is really exciting.

Perhaps with a longer lead time we can organise it?

Do we have a compatible timetable for all 3 sims?

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 19/06/2020 at 16:17 #127701
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leigh in post 127699 said:
The idea of a Kings Cross / Peterborough / Royston all day chain is really exciting.

Perhaps with a longer lead time we can organise it?

Do we have a compatible timetable for all 3 sims?
Yeah that does sound good, it's not really possible this time unless we get several more people, because it would mean people signalling ALL day with the number we've had sign up. But definitely something to look into.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 19/06/2020 at 16:41 #127703
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leigh in post 127699 said:
The idea of a Kings Cross / Peterborough / Royston all day chain is really exciting.

Perhaps with a longer lead time we can organise it?

Do we have a compatible timetable for all 3 sims?
Well we actually have timetables that be used for a Kings Cross, Royston/Cambridge and Peterborough session depending on which simulations are in use.

Kings Cross/Cambridge/Peterborough:

Summer 2012
15th October 2009

Kings Cross/Royston/Peterborough:

Summer 2003
15th October 2009
Summer 2020

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 19/06/2020 at 19:12 #127706
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There is also a 2020 Peterborough TT but not in the public domain.
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 20/06/2020 at 06:43 #127712
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ajax103 in post 127703 said:
Kings Cross/Cambridge/Peterborough:

Summer 2012
15th October 2009
Can you actually chain KX and Peterborough with Cambridge?

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 20/06/2020 at 15:50 #127720
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*Update* New closing date for roster entries is 12:00 on Tuesday 23rd, and the roster will be published in this thread, and the games approx. 15:00 BST.
Please ensure that all availability and panel preferences are in place by this time.

I will be answering any questions or requests regarding the published roster on my Manchester Picc game on Tuesday evening via TeamSpeak.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 20/06/2020 at 18:56 #127726
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leigh in post 127712 said:
ajax103 in post 127703 said:
Kings Cross/Cambridge/Peterborough:

Summer 2012
15th October 2009
Can you actually chain KX and Peterborough with Cambridge?
Yes you can as I've run a session before with all three up and running as indeed another member has as well so it's quite possible.

You can chain Kings Cross to Peterborough/Cambridge OR have Kings Cross chain to Peterborough/Royston.

You CANNOT chain all 4 together.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 20/06/2020 at 18:57 #127727
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andyallen4014 in post 127706 said:
There is also a 2020 Peterborough TT but not in the public domain.
Interesting to see that using the existing layout at Peterborough

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 21/06/2020 at 06:09 #127734
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There is no Loader version of Cambridge yet!
Barry, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 21/06/2020 at 09:37 #127739
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BarryM in post 127734 said:
There is no Loader version of Cambridge yet!
Still chains to both Peterborough and Kings Cross though okay with no issues.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 21/06/2020 at 10:13 #127742
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ajax103 in post 127727 said:
andyallen4014 in post 127706 said:
There is also a 2020 Peterborough TT but not in the public domain.
Interesting to see that using the existing layout at Peterborough :)

It's used artistic license in order to chain with the 2020 KGX sim. Works quite well.

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 23/06/2020 at 12:29 #127812
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Availability and Panel requests are now CLOSED, the roster will be published shortly
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 23/06/2020 at 14:26 #127818
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Thank you to everyone for showing interest in this session, it should be a great day (3 days). I have done my best to accommodate requests for panels etc, and to give everyone a good chance.

The roster is now available at: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AhS8Qr_AebzkgjqgaCDqwd0sCi2w?e=uDyyDt

A couple of notes for the roster:

The sim time listed is what it is planned to be. If people have connection problems or hosting problems arise, this may get a bit behind, in that case the last session at 21:00 will run until a sim time of 22:00.

The 1st reserve is the first person we will change if someone drops out, so if you are down as a 1st reserve please can you check the roster before the day to see if you have been assigned. On the day there is no requirement to be connected or on Team Speak, however it would be helpful if you have access to SimSig messages, so we could contact you if someone fails to show at the last minute.

If you realise you are going to be unavailable for one of your shifts, please message me, or post on this thread ASAP, so I can find cover.

If anyone has any questions, or any requests, please join Team Speak tonight (23/06/2020) from 19:00 onwards, where I am hosting Manchester Picc, or if you're unable to then you can reply to this thread, or send me a private message.

Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm, and I hope to see you at the weekend!

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 26/06/2020 at 08:09 #128042
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Following on from the release of V5, can everyone please ensure they have updated to V5 before your first shift.
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 26/06/2020 at 18:52 #128129
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Apologies, I'm not going to be able to make this evenings session.

Luke

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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 28/06/2020 at 22:08 #128472
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I'd just like to say thank you to everyone who joined Kings Cross over the weekend, it was a great success, with almost everyone on at the correct times, and it made it a thoroughly enjoyable day (and Friday/Sunday). This concept of a multiplayer 'megaday' running the whole timetable has definitely proved popular and is something I would be happy to do again, and I would welcome suggestions of sims to use for a future 'megaday'.
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Kings Cross - All Day Multiplayer 27/06/2020 29/06/2020 at 08:05 #128504
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Thanks for hosting it Oliver, was good to be a part of it, and interesting to keep an eye on it during sessions I wasnt rostered for whilst doing other things.

I think its something that is good as an occasional thing, too often would take the interest out of it.

I also think it's more manageable as one sim rather than a chain, perhaps Manchester Picc could be a good one for next time as there are plenty of panels and some can be doubled up as you will always be at risk of people letting you down.

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