Archive Download - Temporary Cost Reduction 2 months
Until the end of August we're trialling a reduction in the amount of tokens required to access archived videos. The reduction will typically be ~33% as the cost calculation drops from 15 tokens per gigabyte to 10 tokens per gigabyte (calculate against megabytes). As we note on our Video Archival Information page we regularly review the costs of running the archive servers and our donations received from our very generous contributors. We'll monitor use over the month with a hope to maintain this token cost going forward, or perhaps find a middle ground. If you're looking to increase your token balance, try uploading content, playing bingo or if you find yourself in the position to financially contribute to the site, make a donation. or, use the promo code "cheap" on your rewards page for a 50 token top-up (expires at the end of August, GMT).
Speaking of uploading content, DarcyF1 are always on the look out for content contributors. Is there a motorsport series that you think we're missing, or that you'd like to see covered better? Do you have the time to create motorsport content for DarcyF1? Our capping crew are happy to help you get started. Either send me a message here or head over to our discord server (https://discord.gg/uAwBrWQ) and we can help you get started.
Card Set Launch - Mountain to Climb 3 months
We have a new set of collector cards to announce! The newest set from renowned creator PaddockHillBend tells the amazing history of the Bathurst 1000 event (and it's precursors) in "Mountain to Climb", this 100+ set features memorable moments from over the decades.
This set will be gradually rolling out in the lead up to the 2021 Bathurst 1000 race start. There are 20 cards available right now, with a new card being released each day between now and the race start. The cards are currently available in Booster Packs, but expect to find this set featured as reward prizes, Card Exchange promos, and other giveaways as we get closer to the Bathurst 1000.
To celebrate the launch, we have a mini event going on.
Firstly, use the redeem the code PADDOCKHILLBEND (on your Rewards page) to claim two booster packs. Be quick, the code is only valid on July 6th (GMT).
There is a Rare card from the set available in the Card Exchange for one week, head over to find out what it is. Oh, and it's only going to set you back one token.
Also, we have a flash event in Bingo starting from the next Bingo Board and running for eight hours only. See how many Bingo Boards we can complete in these eight hours to generate additional boards inside the event window. During the event, currently available cards from this set will be available as bingo prizes.
Month of May 6 months
It's that time of year again - Indy 500 month and we're bringing back our Month of May card event. The Indy 500 Winners card (set #31) is featured heavily throughout the month in the below ways. This event will run from May 1st until the scheduled start of the 2021 Indianapolis 500 (12:45pm ET, May 30).
Your chance of finding these cards when viewing relevant videos is increased, as are your chances of those cards dropping with Inverse colours.
If you're looking to complete this set, this is the month to do it as every card will be a guaranteed reward via the 'Visit DarcyF1' Daily quest. Each card will be available for approximately 10 hours and will also be rewarded for one-day visit streaks, too.
There is also an additional daily quest that requires you to collect three cards from the Indy 500 Winners set - this will guarantee a Booster Pack as a reward (existing Booster Pack limits apply).
If you've finished Set 31, set yourself the ultimate challenge and work to complete the set of Inverse cards. During the month, all 5-star 'Extreme rare' Thumb Hunt rewards will be the same card currently available through the Daily Visit quest detailed above, but it will be guaranteed to be Inverse. This is the first time that Inverse X-Rare cards have been guaranteed rewards on DarcyF1. Again, these cards will rotate through the month, with each Inverse card being a 5-star ThumbHunt reward for approximately 10 hours.
Bingo rewards will also include Indy 500 Winner cards throughout the Event. These will be randomly distributed as usual. You'll also find some other famous American Oval tracks as Set 19 returns to the Bingo rewards prize pool.
New card set!
PaddockHillBend delivers an massive Indycar 2021 season set that features drivers, their cars, the teams, the tracks and a few more cards to set a challenging completion goal of 103 cards! This set launches on qualifying weekend for the Indy 500.
Enjoy the month!
Please note that the regular monthly and weekly rotations of the Rewards prize pool is unaffected by this event. Please check the Information Page for the current prize pool.
February Findathon 8 months
Between now and 11:59pm February 24th, it's February Findathon time! It's time to get your detective skills out and search for clues.
Fur the duration of this event, we're hiding TONNES of Thumb Hunt clues around the site, and you'll find dozens of cards available as Thumb Hunt rewards during this time. You can uncover clues by watching videos on DarcyF1 - each clue will show you a thumbnail of a DarcyF1 video, and you have to find that video before the time runs out! (Bonus Thumb Hunt rewards will remain until the end of the month)
You can also Find F1 drivers during February Findathon, with all F1 driver sets appearing as Bingo rewards - a huge legacy extravaganza!
If Bingo and Thumb Hunt aren't keeping you busy enough, all collector cards will have enhanced odds during this event, with each card 50% more likely to be found!
And what better to help you Find with than accessing DarcyF1 CardSpy! Now is a great time to access the free trial if you haven't already. And hey, even if you have - all CardSpy trial statuses have been reset, so trial it again! You can turn this on from your Profile > Edit Preferences page.
Event - Celebrating 2020 10 months
What a year 2020 has been, hey? Here at DarcyF1 we had to make adjustments throughout the year as the pandemic through motorsport plans into limbo. Reliving old races, updating some older captures with high quality ones, and rejigging tipping calendars every other week kept us all busy during the down time. Not to mention, we released more DarcyF1 collector cards this year than ever before!
To celebrate, we're running a week long event leading up to the end of the year. We've got two member-made card sets dropping, a token bonanza, and a brand new site feature! From 1000h 24/Dec GMT until 23:59:59 31/Dec GMT, our 2020 event is on and features the following bonuses.
New Card Sets
MotoGP Special Liveries launches and @sheffy brings us a showcase of bikes from the last couple of decades of MotoGP featuring special liveries. These cards will be available by browsing video related to the card's subject. It will be available until the scheduled start of the 2021 MotoGP season. With a bunch of hidden cards to find, now might be the time to start your CardSpy trial, or make a donation to DarcyF1 to re-activate it.
The creatively titled And the winner is... set from @PaddockHillBend also drops (with no current end date). It will be predominantly available in boosters to start, with extreme rare cards featuring as rewards across Bingo, Dailies, and ThumbHunts. It's a big set, so best get collecting early.
We have a feeling (more on that, next) you'll be wanting to stock up on Tokens, so we're tripling (!) all Tokens earned during the event.
To give you an extra boost, use the promo code 50TOKENS on your Rewards page during the event to collect a mystery reward... it's 50 tokens.
DarcyF1's newest feature is the Card Exchange. You can find it in the Cards menu.
The Card Exchange allows you to sell your collector cards to other members for Tokens. It also allows you to buy collector cards from other members with your tokens. As members are doing the selling, they'll be setting the price, so you might finally find that card you've been missing, or pick up an absolute bargain from someone who has been luckier than you.
You can list your cards for sale by using the new Sell option when viewing the Card Info modal (eg. via My Cards, or the Card Gallery). You can choose to sell the regular or Inverse version of the card (if you have it), and set your price.
If that card is already listed for sale by other members, we'll suggest a price to undercut the existing sellers.
You can also buy cards from the Card Info modal - we'll automatically find the lowest available price for you. Or, you can browse the Card Exchange directly and choose from different sellers, and varying prices. You can also see and manage your own listings here, and use the search filters to find cards by set, rarity or to locate those that you don't currently have in your collection.
One last feature of the Card Exchange are promo sales.
From time to time we'll feature cards on the Card Exchange that everyone can buy. You'll find promo sales during events, as well as a randomly selected card available for (a random) 48 hours every week.
We're kicking off the Card Exchange launch with three promo sales bargain to help you round out your 2020 F1 Drivers set, with Jack Aitken, Pietro Fittipaldi, and George Russell (Mercedes) all available in the Card Exchange promo sales throughout this event, going for just 3, 2, and 1 token(s) respectively.
Lastly, thank you all again for visiting DarcyF1 over the year. A huge thank you to our regular visitors and members who are the foundation of the community and why this site continues to thrive. An indebted thanks to those who found the means to donate to DarcyF1 over 2020, without these generous donations DarcyF1 simply could not continue to run. Here's to a brighter 2021!
F1 Tipping Winners 10 months
Congratulations to everyone who competed in our Formula One tipping competition this year! An extra special congratulations to our winners who managed to keep up with an unusual season. Results have been finalised, and rewards have been distributed.
Formula One 2020 - Results
Winner: @Smuto [2x X-Coupons, 2x Bingo Free Play cards, 1x legacy booster, 3x boosters, 1000xp, 100 tokens]
2nd: @SpK [1x X-Coupon, 1x Elite Coupon, 1x Bingo Free Play card, 2x boosters, 500xp, 50 tokens]
3rd: @sketch7000 [1x Elite Coupon, 1x Coupon, 1x booster, 250xp, 25 tokens]
See you all again in 2021!
Changing Usernames, Rewards + Card Set Changes 11 months
If you've been a frequent visitor at DarcyF1 over the past 3-4 months, you might have stumbled into some weird bugs - and been finding faults far more regularly than you otherwise might expect. That's because we've been undertaking a significant piece of work to update pretty much every page on the site, every database query, and even the databases themselves. All this hard work achieves one tiny little feature, but it is something that has been requested often. DarcyF1 members can now change their usernames!
Username changes are limited to 1 per 90 days, and your former username will be displayed on your profile for 30 days after it is changed to help your fellow members recognise you. You can change your username via the Profile > Edit Preferences page.
Unfortunately, ~12 years of bad database design meant that the way that users were referred to across different features on the site had to be completely replaced. We updated around 400,000 lines of code over the past few months, so apologies for the bugs that did slip through - human error is almost 100% to blame!
In other news, as we head into the final month of the year, you'll notice our typical monthly rollover of rewards kicking in and rewarding refreshed prizes across Bingo, ThumbHunt & Daily quests. This month, we're featuring four card sets that have been around for a long time and are soon due to enter their respective retirements at the end of the year. All of these sets will have all of the inverse coloured cards included in the rewards pool, so get collecting!
Set 1 - Tracks: Will become a regular feature of rewards (as trialled this year, to align with real life calendars), and in booster packs. (Card pieces, and their related cards will remain unchanged).
Set 2 - Legends: Will only be available in boosters.
Set 13 - Formula 1 Commentators: Will become a legacy set.
Set 14 - Racing Women: Will become a legacy set.
In addition, Set 4 - Aussie Heroes will no longer be available by browsing videos from 1/Feb/21.
We have some exciting new card sets on their way from our creative DarcyF1 members, and want to maintain a steady amount of cards available through different collecting methods. We'll continue to reassess card set availability, and feature these sets across events and other limited time releases, too.
As the end of a truly unforgettable 2020 fast approaches, we'll celebrate with some fun events to thank you all for hanging around and continuing to make DarcyF1 a great place to visit!
Site & Features Offline 11 months
Over the next day or so, DarcyF1 will be offline for short periods of time as our webhost updates our server. During this outage window, some DarcyF1 tools will be completely unavailable. The software that our video tools are based on is being updated and the scripts need to be rewritten and tested. Of note, publishing videos from My Uploads, changing thumbnails, video conversions, and the generation of preview thumbnails will all be offline for the duration of the outage.
Once the tools are back online, please report any issues by using the Report Problem link that's available at the bottom of every page.
Supercars Tipping Winners 12 months
Congratulations to everyone who competed in our Supercars tipping competition this year! An extra special congratulations to our winners who managed to keep up with an always changing season. Results have been finalised, and rewards have been distributed.
Supercars - Results
Winner: @ThomasFisher [2x X-Coupons, 2x Bingo Free Play cards, 1x legacy booster, 3x boosters, 1000xp, 100 tokens]
2nd: @michael24 [1x X-Coupon, 1x Elite Coupon, 1x Bingo Free Play card, 2x boosters, 500xp, 50 tokens]
3rd: @John1504 [1x Elite Coupon, 1x Coupon, 1x booster, 250xp, 25 tokens]
See you all again in 2021!
Bathurst 1000 Card Event 1 year
To celebrate the 2020 Bathurst 1000, we are launching our newest card set, Bathurst Winners. This set has been created by DarcyF1 member @Nascar47fan
This event runs from Thursday to Sunday (GMT+11). This new card set will be available across Bingo boards, Thumb Hunt clues and Daily quests during the four day Bathurst 1000 event. In addition to this new set, other prizes from Bingo will be featuring winners from across the history of the Bathurst endurance event (legacy cards will be available).
To further focus your attention on Bathurst Winners, some spaces on the Bingo board will require you to play cards known to feature Bathurst winners. It's going to be a big Bathurst weekend at DarcyF1! Stay tuned for live updates across the four days of action. Here on the site, over on our twitter @darcyf1 or on our discord https://discord.gg/uAwBrWQ
Get your Bathurst Winners collection started by redeeming the promo code B1000 on your Rewards page to collect our reigning champion, Scott McLaughlin (inverse). Redemption available during the event period only.