Recent chat over in the Dirt Rally League thread prompted me to go investigate DR2.0 leagues to see how complicated it was to set up/how different to leagues in Dirt Rally. Turns out, its same same only different.
DR2.0 Leagues are still organised through RaceNet Clubs as is the case now. The Club creates Championships which are made up of between 1 and 12 Events. Each Event in your Championship can have between 1 and 12 Stages.
There are a two differences though that either aren’t in Dirt Rally leagues, or weren’t there when I last created a DR league years ago.
Firstly, your Club can be set as a Cross Platform Club allowing PC, Xbox and PlayStation drivers to take part in the Clubs Events and Championships. I’m not sure how many MEWbs that will affect though. I have 7 folk on my Steam Friends list that own the game, and another 5 that have it wishlisted. Are there any XB or PS Dirt Rally 2.0 drivers out there?
Also, I cannot work out how to switch the rally locations from one to another during an event as @PsychoFish did for us in the Dirt Rally events. I can only seemingly pick one location for an Event, and all the Stages are for the same location. So no Monaco -> Greece -> Wales -> Finland -> Germany style events. At least that I can find.
Also can’t find a “Checkpoint” option, or “Stage Restart” or “Event Retry” options so I’m not sure if that means you have to complete all the stages in an event in one go, or if the new version allows you to save between stages. There is still a “Service Area” option for each stage, but rather than a Yes/No option it now has Short/Medium/Long/None choices. And there’s also a new setting for “Surface Deg” which I have zero idea how it affects the stage.
The system will auto-generate a route for you based on the location and number of stages you choose, but all the options can be changed manually.
In @PsychoFish’s absence - I’m guessing he’s well busy at work at the moment (when are you going to be able to tell us what your company is working on anyway?) - I’ve gone ahead and created a new Club and set up a single event Championship for us to use to test things out on.
The Club is here: https://dirtrally2.com/clubs/club/245127 or search clubs for “MEW Dirt 2 Club”. I assume somewhere on the main page is a “Join” or “Request to Join” button that anyone who wants in can use. I’ll try accept everyone as quickly as possible, but let me know here that you have asked to join to light a little fire under me.
I’ve also sent invites to the 2/3 guys who started this thought over in the Dirt Rally thread and a couple of others who have the game and are in my RaceNet Friends list. Join up, run the test championship event and let’s see if we can get this to work.