I had some thoughts to incorporate into the game, yet, there are so many pressing issues as I believe my suggestions will never be implemented.
1. Decision Tree Tuning Wizard.
Have the engineers, engineer and the drivers, drive. Feedback about the car from the driver to the engineers to increase lap times, durability, and tire temps via setup changes. I feel we are playing both, and it lessens the importance of the communication within the team and increases the mystery of setups. This will further support driving style to influence setup.
1b. Voice Commands
On the Xbox, CM decided to continue a “sun-setting” technology, Kinetic. Regardless, and if there was a viable voice option, and to add to my point from above, it would be great to note setup data points while driving. For example, “Jeff, turn 9, experiencing oversteer.” This will be noted and included in setup changes.
2. Setup Visual Graphic
What does the setup changes look in relation to the tire contact patch while changing the camber from 2.50 to 3.00? And So on with ride height, spring and etc...?? What are the potential dangers, or/and benefits associated with the changes? Lateral g improvements? Possible, Tire deg reduction? At my first suggestion, maybe the engineers can chime in with possible warnings, suggestions and etc... Further enhancing the relationship within the engineers.
3. And my last point, and as everyone knows, Jeff is utterly useless. Instead of saying, “it’s important to keep the tires at optimal temperature,” why not say, “you are at 212 degrees, time to cool down the tires.”
4. Telemetry Data
If it was possible to implement my suggestions, viewing the telemetry data with the engineers to point out driving improvements, braking points, turning inputs, rear tire slip and etc... Since the data is already being captured by my UDP Apps, why not implement this as a functionality to improve the emergence of the game? We can improve from real data.
My suggestions are to improve the emergence of the game, as I believe it lacks. There is so much potential with this game, as I believe the mystery of setups are left to TT Times, lack understanding feel and the importance of articulating possible improvements.
Food for thought, cm. If you want to get a hold of me, Frank knows me.