8th International OCM Hakone Mount Taikan Information

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International 8th Hakone Mount Taikan OCM WMMT5
8th Online Championship Match (Hakone Mount Taikan Up)
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What is OCM?
Qualification & Main Draw Times
OCM Ghost Info
Qualifier Advantage Distances/Time
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The 8th International Online Championship Match for Hakone Mount Taikan has been announced to start on the 27th of May. The course is the formidable Taikan Upwards route.

The sudden announcement of this OCM right after Japan's Taikan OCM is indicative of what we've been hoping will happen. That we can catch up with Japan and finally jump onto WMMT5DX.

Its unknown at the moment how long the OCM will go for, but this post will be updated when the information becomes available. Below is all the information you need for the event.

What is OCM?

Online Championship match, or OCM, is a special event where players from around the world race a computer ghost on a set course.

This ghost is raced during the "Qualifying Period".

The player with the highest advantage in metres over the ghost then becomes the number one ghost to beat at the start of the main draw.

The main draw ghost then gets updated 3 times a day until the end of the event. The top 100 ranking get a special plate only available to top 100 placers.

Qualification & Main Draw Times

Qualifying Period:
From 27/May/2016 6:00am - 12/June/2016 12:00am (Japan Time) 

Main Draw Period:
From 12/June/2016 6:00am - 19/June/2016 1:00pm (Japan Time)

It seems that the shortened times weren't a typo as we thought for Yaesu OCM. This gives us very little time to actually compete in this OCM.  I reccomend people convert the times above to their local time so they do not miss out.

No doubt Namco Bandai is trying to get the Taikan OCM out of the way for the release of WMMT5DX in international regions.  

OCM Ghost Info

Qualifier Ghost:
International 8th Hakone Mount Taikan OCM WMMT5 Qualifying Ghost Info

Main Draw Gameplay:

Qualifier Advantage Distances/Time

999m advantage: TBA

1100m advantage: 2"54"2xx

Cheers to Dim Kozi for the figures obtained from the video below:

Qualifying Plates:

International 8th Hakone Mount Taikan OCM WMMT5 Qualifying Plates mt

Main Draw Participation Plates:

International 8th Hakone Mount Taikan OCM WMMT5 Main Draw Plates MT

Bonus Game Braking Zones:

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The braking section is mirror matched with where you end up stopping. So just brake when it's lined up with corresponding zone.

Hakone Mount Taikan Up Time Attack Video:

6th OCM Hakone Area January 15th

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The 6th Online Championship Match has been announced to start on January 15th, and will be played on Hakone Outbound. This is currently only for the International version of the game, so this does not apply to people on the Indonesian version of the game. The times for qualifying period and main draw are listed below.

Qualifier: 15/1/2016 6:00am to the 30/1/2016 11:59pm - Japan Time (GMT+9)

Main Draw: 31/1/2016 6:00am to the 7/2/2016 11:00pm - Japan Time (GMT+9)

During the main draw, the fastest ghost will be updated 3 times a day, and that ghost will become the ghost you race against at the end of the tally period. During the tally, you can't play OCM for 15 minutes. The exact times these tallies happen is below:

Every day: 11:45am (approx. 15 minutes) - Japan Time (GMT+9)
Every day: 5:45pm (approx. 15 minutes) - Japan Time (GMT+9)
Every day: 11:45pm (approx. 15 minutes) - Japan Time (GMT+9)

If you need help converting these times to your specific time zone, use this tool to find out exactly when it starts and ends for your region.
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The first OCM of the new year may very well be the most difficult as Hakone Outbound is arguably one of the most difficult courses in the game. The International website was updated with the participation plates you can receive for competing in the qualifier and main draw.
6th Hakone OCM Particpation Plates
There's some really nice looking participation medals for Hakone OCM, but what about the gold plate for top 100? This is where it gets confusing because we've been mainly comparing the plates you get for each OCM to what the Japanese version had.

But because the International version skipped the Yaesu OCM that Japan got to compete in before Hakone OCM, we actually have no idea what the top 100 plate for our Hakone OCM will be. This leads to a bigger investigation on how WMMT5DX will be implmented in our version, and that article is coming out soon. For now, brush up on Hakone Outbound, this might be your last chance to get a top 100 plate in our current version!