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Continuing multi-player issues (Post patch 1.10)
I guess this is for the attention of @F1Support
but hopefully more will look in and highlight if they're suffering from the same problems.
The following problems are related to our multi-player league on PS4 - usually full grids of 20 experienced drivers; most/all with demonstrably reliable connections, some who stream on Twitch and others who capture with the on-board functionality. Race distance 50%, assists on (except braking), dynamic weather, official event times.
1. First and foremost, despite various patches promising a solution we are still having issues with some drivers apparently randomly being disconnected during online sessions (in qualifying and during races). Many drivers report seeing the poor connection icon above various cars but actual disconnections seem random and not limited to any particular driver/car/position. You can see an example video of this happening here (luckily I'm able to rejoin the session after two laps and take control again):
2. The Safety Car still does not seem to come out. In the
race in the above videos (at Austria - dry conditions/50% distance) we
had various accidents without any VSC or SC. In our last race at Baku
(pre 1.10 patch), we did have a VSC shortly after the start for
apparently no reason. No SC though during the rest of the race despite
eight retirements and one car sitting across the esses in S3. Similarly
at Monaco (pre 1.10 patch) we had a raft of accidents/retirements and
no VCS or SC.
3. Something I've never come across online before is in-race transmission damage being relayed to me by the engineer. Not sure if it affected my car's performance but again you can see a video of this happening:
4. Perhaps bad luck more than anything else but two cars ended up in the same grid slot as a result of having exactly the same time in qualifying. Have fun viewing this bizarre bug:
I may add one or two other bugs later but for the moment, I think it's obvious issues 1 and 2 remain a real frustration in terms of have a fully enjoyable multi-player experience. In general, F1 2017 is fun to play and the extra skill involved from using medium traction rewarding to master. But it's constantly being spoiled by bugs that have now been evident since release without any genuine sign of being fixed/explained.
Hopefully we can see some progress soon but, in the meantime, if you have any advice on how we can avoid them just now, can you please share?