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Neuroman - absolutely no offence taken... so no need to apologise :-)

Let the adventure begin!
I think it'll be nice to make the starts of the legs at the same time the real Imoca boats will be in zone, even if the previous leg is not finished.
I hope you understand (with my french poor English language...).
Frmisterqu - aucun probleme avec votre anglais... meilleur que ma connaissance de francais!!

Tres bonne idee!! merci :-)

No problem with your english ... better than my understanding of French.

Very good idea... thank you!
Good to see that SOL is sailing around the world in company of so many other virtual sailors :)

Mr. Misterqu are you the misterqu sailing alongside me in LiveSkipper?

Neuroman, I like to set up a discussion on your statement "SOL is always the best". I have done a comparison of 4 virtual sailing games, SOL among them and SOL has some positive points as other games have. My document is available in my blog http://paradise49.blogspot.com/ under TAB "virtual sailing"
fair winds :)

--- Last Edited by ard sur at 2012-11-08 07:29:34 ---
ard sur - a very interesting comparison. Did you make it a little while ago? I have just had a very quick read through and some of your comments about SOL are not longer true of the Beta version (for example, you can move the bar between chat and the race screen to hide the chat and get a much bigger screen)and some are not true at all - the refresh rate,for example, is identical whether you are SYC member or not.

But in any event you have highlighted a few of the areas that we would like to encourage - the idea of having language support in each chatroom is an excellent one, we just need someone to volunteer!, and definitely the idea of tutorials is on our list. Unlike the other "games" SOL has an entirely volunteer administration comprising very few individuals so... we do our best with what we have!

Out of interest, is SOL the only one where people (SYC Members) can design their own races? or does that happen on the other sites too?

Thank you very much for sharing your analysis - its a helpful insight. ;-)
Hi RainbowChaser.

I played SOL some year back, I made the comparison somewhere in June2012.
I will make the changes you indicated, as the development of SOL has continued, maybe sail a race as then you learn the features the best.

No SOL is not the only site where players can make their own races or cruises. It happens a lot in LiveSkipper; the LS challenges are continuous available and allow groups to start in their own time and decide their own route. I have also in VORG2012 participated in alternative routes, but that lastest only as long as a leg lasted. In VR, I understand that groups of players also organise their own races/ cruises. So it seems that there is a need for some own organisation of race/ or cruises by players.
Thanks for your comments that can only improve my comparison and as volonteers, I am even more impressed by your virtual SOL player. ard.
ARD SUR I notice a number of incorrect statements in your comparisons, some of which RC has pointed out. size of screen can be further increased by deleting the advert. bar at the bottom. Zoom feature with mouse wheel is present. You may select to see only your boat, or a number of selected boats or the fleet. VMG & VMC are shown by choice. etc. The late AGAGE posted the enhancements some time ago - I am not sure under which topic.Perhaps you may wish to investigate (or ask) & revise your published data?
Regards
Ray
Sebensa - thanks for your reply.

ard sur - not sure if you have found the Beta Manual but that contains all the current functionality.

:-)
hi Sol friends

thanks for all information on the revised SOL player. I have missed this complete.

Now I found the manual for the Beta and with a quick screening saw some very interesting improvements. I am now sailing onthe Lake and hope to apply the new features.
I will adjust in a positive way my comparison report but this weekend is a little busy with Vendee start and the normal ongoing stuff.
fair winds and I did rate SOL already 2nd in my ranking based on the older player. :)
ard sur - aucun problem! Feel free to compare when you have the time :-)

Please just enjoy SOL - there are certainly, as I said in my previous post, areas where we would like to improve. It all just takes time and skilled manpower to do so :-) Improvements will therefore happen but not necessarily immediately!

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