The only good goon is a dead goon!
Let's kill some goons!
Death Race 2014 is a race from EC-P8R to VFK-IV with lots of fun killing goons along the way. EC-P8R is the most notorious (practically permanently manned) gate camp in the game, a high to null gateway on a high traffic route to goonswarm's home system of VFK-IV where their capital VFK-IV VI (aka Mittanigrad) is located..
1st place - 2 billion ISK2nd place - 1 billion ISK
3rd place - 1 billion ISK
4th place 1 PLEX
5th place 1 PLEX
Prizes will be mailed in game to the winners.
Race RulesThere are no entry fees.
Anyone may enter. Even goons killing other goons!
All times are in server time.
In order to claim a kill you must have the final blow. If anyone else gets the final blow it's his kill, not your's.
All kills and killmail values must be API verified with killmail links provided by participants.
The contest will run for 1 full week. From noon Mon Jan 20 until noon Mon Jan 27.
Participants may make multiple runs during that week and enter each run into the contest, however each character is only eligible to win one prize.
Once you have your qualifying kill you have 24 hours to collect points killing goons.
To finish the race you must kill your last ship or pod in VFK-IV. Again, any kill counts as a finishing kill, but in order to score points it must be a goon.
Points will be scored as follows
For every full hour (partial hours do not count) less than 24 hours it takes you to finish the race you will receive 1 point.
For every goon ship kill you will receive 1 point.
For every goon pod kill you will receive 1 point.
For both ship and pod kills you will receive 1 additional point for every full 100 million ISK in killmail value (calculated for each individual kill, NOT as a combined total). Killmails for 99,999,999.99 ISK or less are worth no additional points, 100,000,000.00 to 199,999,999.99 ISK are worth 1 additional point, 200,000,000.00 to 299,999,999.99 are worth 2 additional points and so on.
Only killing goons counts for points.
If you do not finish your run with a kill in VFK-IV VI, you will be deemed having failed to complete the race and will be ineligible for prizes.
In the event that it takes you more than 24 hours to get a finishing kill in VFK-IV, late kills will count for the purpose of finishing the race, however no kills more than 24 hours after the initial qualifying kill (in EC-P8R) will count for points.
Multiple kills in the starting and finishing systems are fine. It's completely up to you which ones you wish to designate as the first (qualifying) and last (finishing) kills.
You may not score points for any goon kills made after the time of your finishing kill.
Nor may you score points for any goon kills made more than 24 hours after your initial qualifying kill. This includes late finishing kills (which will count as finishing kills but will not score points).
Entering and Scoring your RunsTo enter simply post a comment here in this article with the results of your run, complete with scoring math and links to API verified killmails. You are responsible for scoring your own run. After the contest is over scores will be double checked beginning with the highest score submitted and working downwards until the winners have been determined.
Runs started before noon Monday 20 Jan are not eligible for entry.
Scoring ends on Monday Jan 27th at noon. Kills made after noon will not count for points, however finishing kills up to 6 hours later will be accepted.
It is possible some scoring mistakes will be made and scores will be adjusted accordingly, however any entries riddled with mistakes will be invalidated and thrown out.
In addition, if you submit a run where you repeatedly kill the same goon (especially if he's always in a rookie ship or pod) over and over, or something along those lines, don't be surprised if your run gets tossed out too.
Participants are encouraged to check scores too, to help me identify submissions with fake killmails, non goon kills and the like. I'm no expert on that kind of thing so I'd appreciate all the help I can get..