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EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

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About EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

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    1t Caravan
  • Birthday 11/30/1996

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    Most likely sat at my desk....
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    United Kingdom: Dover
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    English, French (Bit rusty on the french)

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  1. Very nice, didn't think this would ever become a thing. Glad to see TMP is supporting VTC's in public view.
  2. Clara's Dream 2019 Time Trials 
    !!Huge Prizes!! (£68+ to win)

    Fastest Time out of both routes - £20 + 1 DLC.
    (This includes the reward from your group)
    Fastest Time of your group - Baltic/Map DLC + 1 DLC
    2nd Place - £10 + 1 DLC (x2, 1 for each group)
    3rd Place - £4 + 1 DLC (x2, 1 for each group)

    (If you already own Baltic/Map, you'll be given a £20 gift card) (x2, 1 for each group)
    Amounts in money are rewarded in steam gift cards
    + 1 DLC excludes all Map DLC's


  3. Because the VTC staff didn't enter it. All the other VTC's entered their VTC's into it. To be within a chance to win, you have to enter. As I've said before to a member of Viva staff only a few weeks ago, as they too, did know/ didn't understand why they weren't entered. Think of it as like a truckfest, if you do enter to be within the chance to win, you can't be voted for, meaning, you don't have the chance to win.
  4. ITN's website is still under development as of right now. It will be released as soon as possible. We're just getting rid of the bugs we have found. It shouldn't take too long. The sheet will also be released on completion, we're just finishing the code for the sheets as it works out timings etc. Just to make it easier for the planners.
  5. Over the next few day's I'll be adding more detail into the two different types of events. ● Charity/ Fundraising ● Non-charitable events. (E.G. Large VTC events, Anniversary Convoys, Festive Convoy's) I'd also like to introduce you to a project called CEN. Community Events Network. CEN is under the wing of ITN, International Truckers Network. I'll tell you what we do, how it benefits events and how it could benefit you as event organisers.
  6. When planning community events, it's essential to have a good solid plan of what you want to do. Your initial ideas will be the base of the event. For example, ● VTC Anniversary events are VTC orientated, the event is about your VTC. ● Charity based events, well, it's all about the charity and the cause. Do you have a story to tell? How to begin: If it's your first time planning an event, it will come to you in one of two ways. 1. You'll find it easy. 2. You'll really struggle to get the ideas on paper If you find it easy, go all out, make it the best event you can. However, don't get carried away. You should always, always, plan in segments. Planning the event in segments means you can step back, look at what you've planned, asses it, improve or completely re-plan it. It's easy to get carried away. You come up with all these amazing ideas, but, is it practical? Can you actually do it? If you have never been in a convoy, or event, i strongly suggest you attend one of the many community, or VTC events. It will give you a very rough, but good idea how most run events. You can then base yours off what you see,but, please, please, please, Never copy someone else's hard work. Don't copy their event, make it your event. However, asking for help/tips from that person/ VTC.... That's the right way. Google Sheets: Google sheets are a event planners best friend. They're relatively easy to work with, even with minimal experience. These sheets will be where you plan your event. Create a "MasterPlan", this is where you can put the overall, basic view of the event. This is a template made by a collection of successful event founders. (This sheet will be available for "download" in the ITN's, Community Event Network) A clean, functional sheet is what you need. Keep the colours to the "pastel" side. You don't want bright colours all over your sheet. Making a sheet clear and easy to understand will benefit, not only you, but Convoy Control (CC) and Event Volunteers. Depending on the size of the event, will dictate if you need Convoy Control or not. If you're expecting high numbers, it's best to use CC. Truckfest's and Convoys: Truckfests..... :Oof:, some really enjoy them, some... well, some really don't. However, truckfests allow amazing organisation opportunities. The best place to have the Truckfest is at the start of the event. Having multiple VTC's/ Clans in one area all booked into individual slots... well, that's just spot on. By having this you can call individual VTC's/ Clans or slot numbers to leave one by one. This means you can have a nice, clean steady flow of organised trucks. If you plan to do a truckfest, make sure you give the community plenty of time to book slots. Look to make booking available for the truckferst ~6 months before. This will give you and those wanting to attend your event plenty of time to book. Another good use of google applications... google forms. You can use this to make the booking form. For example, (Screenshot taken from my event, "Clara's Dream's" booking form) Convoys/ Routes Decide how long you want the event to be. Depending on how long the event is, will depend on how many routes you can do. Route Formula: ● < or 6 Hours ~ 2-3 Routes ● < or 24 Hours ~ 6-10 Routes ● > 24 Hours - In a 24 Hour time period you can do 10 convoys. (Add 1 route every two hours over 24 hours) An average weekly VTC convoy is about 885km (550Miles) This can take up to 1 hour for 885km's. For an event, you want the route to last two hours. So double it. 1 Event Route = 885 x2 = 1770km's 885km ~ 1 Hour. So if one route takes 1 Hour and you doubled the length, it will take you two hours. In addition to the two hours, you should add 20 minuets to the route. This is backup/ Panic/ Late time. Games, Challenges, Races! For this, I suggest you look at the section below. To get games, challenges and race temporary rules approved, you will need the event server. This is to keep your event, and other non-attending community members getting into any hassle. Games can massively increase the popularity in your event. Coming up with games allow people to try something they probably wouldn't do on a normal server. It gives them a chance to show of their parking skills or racing talent. If you plan to add these, i would suggest cutting out 1-2 routes and replace them with the games. Trust me, i learnt the hard way. I did CD18's games during the break.... that was a bad idea. The event staff and myself got no time to relax. (For temporary rules, please go to the end of the post) Do I need the Event Server? The event server requirements will dictate whether you need it or not. If you expect a large turn out, check the Event Server Requirements. (Can be found at the end) Event Advertisement: Once you've got a solid sturdy plan, It's time to advertise. Don't spam it, just advertise. Make a TMP Forum post. This is a very good place to advertise as many visit the forums every single day. You can do this by creating artwork/banners, videos/ Event Trailers. Radio Adverts, this community has a wide selection of radio stations. Take your pick to see what they can offer you. Thank you for your time, Hopefully this will inspire, and help many of you when it comes to planning events. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. I'll try my best to get back to you asap. (Useful links)
  7. Thank you for follow me :love:

  8. Hello,

    If you’re reading this, you probably have some sort of knowledge of my ban, or are aware of me being banned from TMP, permanently. Of course, this is a massive blow to me, i really enjoyed the game, the people involved and the events I loved to plan and attend.
    However, i can’t change that now, I’m banned with very little chance of being unbanned. This post is to shed light on the facts, and the facts only. A lot of incorrect information has been spread and i want it known that those comments aren’t true.

    What happened?
    It's pretty simple, i was banned for Bug Abusing/ Hacking. The “evidence” submitted was never intended to be used as evidence, it was a heat of the moment thing after someone was annoyed at me in a VC. The “evidence” was filmed whilst i was attending and supervising a route at this year's Haulage - 64. We had just finished a long route, it was late at night/ early morning. We were all on a 30 minute break so everyone parked up. The staff all parked outside the yard lined up against the fence, this is when i was blocked in.
    So, to try get out of being blocked in I made a quicksave, and then loaded it, knowing i would have up to 30 seconds to drive out of the person blocking me.

    Whilst attending the event i was also doing media (filming), streaming and with multiple programs running. E.g ets2, music etc etc. My computer is pretty good, but it did take longer to load the save than usual, resulting in less time for me to drive away. As many of you know, when loading a save or starting the game up first time, trucks can take a while to spawn in, a few seconds.

    Anyway, my computer took longer than usual, giving me less time to drive out. I was just over halfway from driving out of this person when his truck loaded in. I immediately stopped when i saw his cab inside of mine, i then slowly tried to drive out to minimise the risk of any damage to my truck or the other players truck. Unfortunately, this caused a lot of damage to my truck but not the other persons, so in effort to be able to drive away i loaded the save once again, to once again drive through and away from this person. I communicated with this person to please move. At first it seemed as if they were going to move but didn’t, so i proceeded and drove through with ghost mode still activated. However, due to my PC not loading as fast i had the same issue, this time my truck went flying.

    As I have already said, the videos recorded where done so in the heat of the moment as me and this other person had just had a disagreement in a discord. The videos were never intended to be used as evidence. However, they were sent to people as a joke. These videos were then submitted without the author's permission as ban evidence resulting in 3 people being perma banned.

    I had made a feedback ticket directed for the Project Management, the ticket was later claimed by @scar after being changed category twice, From PM - GMM - PM. Scar read my feedback ticket, which in total, was 3000 words long. He listened and took note of my comment and discussed this with the VPM Konfig. They reviewed the videos submitted and took into account what i had said. They then decided the ban would not be altered and would stay.

    This is the reply i received:

    As you can see in the screenshot, they both acknowledge that I did not hack, or abuse a bug, but “misused” a feature, even though it was not intentional. They also noted it was “deemed similar to abusing a bug or hacking”. Which also proves acknowledgement of me not breaking any rules. Something being similar to a rule, isn’t a rule. Now, this isn’t to complain, cause hate or have a go at the TMP team. The decision here was solely based of the fear of community backlash of a handful of people that would, as you could say, rebel against me being unbanned.

    This is shown here:

    “As we have to set examples and enforce our rules to ensure proper gameplay by our community, we have no choice but to keep this ban active” - Scar 11 Sep

    This shows that I have been banned to set example, and that only, not the fact i “misused” a feature, “abused a bug” or “hacked”. I would love for this ban to be removed, but that it’s simply not my decision. I had even asked to have the ban reduced to 1 year or less. I would rather accept a 1 year ban then a perma ban.

    Some will say, “Just make a new account”, that's just silly as each account would in-turn be found and banned, plus the fact, i would rather be given a second chance later down the line, so why risk making new accounts.

    Some will say, “Just play another game”, well, when something like TMP has been a major part in your gaming life, for all of the projects, events, vtc’s, and people i have helped during my time in this community, I’d rather not just let it go.

    Thank You for giving up your time to read this. Hopefully this has shown the facts of what has happened, and not the rumours and lies which have been passed around.

    - Gamer5 | JoshMC

    See full feedback ticket here:

    Edit: Please do not lock this topic unless, it gets heated, or is requested by me for it to be locked.

    1. EHHVTC - Ollie

      EHHVTC - Ollie

      Before anyone comments on this, saying to make an appeal, read the post.


      He has made an appeal, and also gone to feedback, just thought I'd say before this becomes an utter mess :truestory:

  9. Personally, i believe the Survey was a good idea. It allows fast a and easy way for them to collect data they require. It is better than the long winded feedback system for this kind of data collection. (I made a few points about contacting Upper Staff via the feedback system, hopefully this will be seen and taken note of)
  10. I won't go into my full detailed argument on this, as 1. I really can't be bothered for this anymore 2. I got what i wanted from the person directly. This whole situation is just becoming a entire fustercluck. However much i would like to see this resolved properly and how it was originally, it won't happen. The "evidence" has been looked over and been "approved" by the upper staff. On situations like this we as the community have very little to no say. However much i disagree with the outcome, what can we do? Really, what can we do, nothing. His name has been cleared of the ban, but his reputation will stick with him for a long time. I suggest we all move on and forget about it, regardless of personal grudges. Maybe in the future, and just maybe, this will come back to light and rethought, but until that time, lets move on and carry on with our community workings, whatever they may be. Thank You, - Gamer5 | VTC Owner | Community Event Planner/ Organiser Everything i have just said should not have any direct relation to what i do as a event founder. I am expecting the same treatment to when it comes to booking an event server next year for Clara's Dream 2019. I have not come here to cause trouble, but to simply state my opinion.
  11. Indeed so, but as this is only for Event servers public servers don't come into this. As for it being a populated, well if its the event server being populated thats the point of CC blocking.
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