Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Starts Today - Restarting Just Like The Real Race

Restart of Leg 4

Following a technical problem that affected 80% of players at approximately 10:30 GMT on 21st February, Volvo Ocean Race Game returned to Dry Docks to allow an assessment of the technical issue. At the same time, a protest committee met to consider the best course of action for continuing Leg 4. 
The protest committee is made up of representatives of United Games and player representatives.

The committee considered the fact that there are at least 4 main leading groups spread across an area of 200 nm. Given this, a rollback would mean that it would not be possible to make a fair and equitable roll back position to all leading groups. The committee also noted that many of these groups were heading towards a critical windshift with the new map due in at 18:00GMT.

It has therefore been decided that all players will return to a starting point which will be as near as possible to the real boats. This position will be determined when the site re-opens at 18:00GMT 21st February.

The race will restart at 12.00 GMT/UTC (13.00 CET) on 22nd February.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we wish you fair winds.

Volvo Ocean Race Game Team

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