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  1. martbloke

    Track limits are ridiculous

    Yeah are people not reading the setting? It's called STRICT! It's not called REALISTIC. Strict is strict by the rules and is correct. Stay within the track white lines (2 wheels at least) and there's no issue. If you have 2 wheels on track and it still gives you a warning/penalty or as you say, the AI go 4 wheels off and they get no warning/penalty then report that as a bug with evidence so Codies can correct it. What you see on TV is the drivers and stewards not going by the rules of F1 and making their own limits up. I understand that is annoying to see but then you do have another setting that allows you to drive that way. It's called REGULAR. I see a minority of people moaning about this but yet I'm seeing some super fast laps while staying in track. It can be done, you just have to learn to stay on track and not abuse track limits. If you are using strict in MP then don't forget everyone is in the same boat so no one is gaining an advantage.
  2. I've always been against MTX in full priced AAA games. They shouldn't be there full stop even if I can earn the item through just playing the game. It's feeding on those that have little will power to get more money from them and IMO is wrong. I'm fine with items held back for you to EARN them through skill or progression as a challenge or some kind of badge of honour but to add a monetary value to them teasing people to pay extra to get them early even though they are a apart of the full game that you've already paid for is just a greedy tactic to get more money. Yes I don't have to buy into it all and I won't but that's not the point. If things have been created for the final game to be unlocked by players by playing through, then you should not attach money to said items for people to be tempted to put more money into it. If you want to do something similar, create additional content and add-ons which can be purchased in ADDITION to the full game but don't then cut out part of the full game just to sell later. What I mean is obvious things that should already be a part of the full game clearly just kept back to sell back to us later. It's all about profit and feeding on those that just have to have things now with no will power. Basically like those who choose to pre-order the "special edition" to get early access. The content is not worth a 1/3 of the price of the full game firstly so these companies are rubbing their hands with greed. It's got nought to do with supporting the company and that **** excuse. If you want to do that go and invest in them. They make a decent profit from these games already otherwise they would've upped the base price of the game or given in already. MTX is OK in Fortnite or games similar as it's a free game. This is not! Anyways just a rant as I hate MTX in paid games although they may be optional - shoddy business practice.
  3. martbloke

    Pro career mode - change difficult level

    Gotcha. Small things which a user can do but I understand what you're saying now with the temptation of being able to restart when it goes wrong still being there and not locked out for you.
  4. martbloke

    Virtual Mirror..

    I'm confused. What's the point of toggling it? Surely you either want it on or off, I don't understand why or when I would want to toggle it on or off. Please explain your thought process? I guess a possible solution for you would be to use the look back feature and have the mirror off. That way you can choose when you want to see behind you albeit at a small cost of briefly not looking forwards.
  5. martbloke

    Pro career mode - change difficult level

    You are probably correct that Pro Career is not used much because of locked difficulty but what's stopping you from playing normal mode but playing as if it's Pro Career? i.e. 100%, cockpit, no flashbacks, sim damage (I assume it's sim damage), etc
  6. martbloke

    Overtake button as hold rather than on/off

    Optional for sure although this new ERS is based of feedback from Lando, right? And didn't his engineer tell him to hold the OT button for 4 secs last weekend? Food for thought there 🤔
  7. martbloke

    Suggestion: 'Realistic' Team Radio

    Doesn't reduced setting not do this then and Jeff only tells you critical info?
  8. martbloke

    AI difficultly

    I get what you are saying and that is fine to have your car being better or worse at different GPs but it's the AI that needs this balancing. The AI (your teammate included) is not always balanced from track to track. You could be a tenth or 2 up or down from your teammate at 1 track which means your difficulty set is correct but then go to another track that you believe you are not bad at and you could be a second off your teammate. That's nothing to do with your car not being great with the track, that's the AI being far superior on that track on the difficulty selected which is proven by your teammate being far superior to you in the same car and all other AI being further ahead than what was seen in the previous race. That's what's being said here. Yes a little can be your driving style on the track and also not having the best setup but a lot to do with AI balancing from track to track. It's never going to be a perfect system where 1 difficulty level is perfect for you throughout the season and this year's game I believe does better but could still be improved.
  9. martbloke

    AI difficultly

    It's a good idea for the game to track and adjust difficulty bases on tracks. Didn't the driver academy in 1 game kind of do this and give you or set your difficulty depending on how you did? It would be similar but of course per track. Could even give you a mini game type thing before the season starts which covers all types of tracks that you complete so it can get a gist of what difficulty you should be playing at them - if it could be done. Like the idea though BD!
  10. martbloke

    F1® 2020 - Tips, Guides & Tutorials

    Agree. Can't remember which game it was but you were in your driver home maybe 2012 perhaps), and you would see a run down of the next track on a TV screen before proceeding to the session. Was good and similar to the above. Why these things get removed is beyond me. Hopefully for the future there's is like a beginner's or tips n tricks hub in game with this all. Especially seeing as eSports is exploding given the big interest over it during lockdown when the real F1 drivers took part too. Certainly has and will bring more beginners to the game wanting to learn more on how things are done.
  11. I think the answer is in the game, lol. Sounds like F2 doesn't affect anything and either the articles have misled everyone or they were misled by Codies 🤔😂
  12. martbloke

    Too strict??

    Nope all is good. Strict is labelled strict for a reason. It is strict to the rules. You must have 2 wheels on track. You go all 4 off track then it's a warning. Simples. You want to race like what's on TV? They don't race with strict rules. In fact they ignore the actual rules of racing. The setting is not called REALISTIC. You can do decent times by staying on track.
  13. martbloke

    HUD design and MFD shortcut for ERS

    Have you tried customising your HUD with the customisation tool to move the practice programme widget or shrink it so it all fits? Can even move the mirror if you need to.
  14. martbloke

    ERS not working

    Not really dumb though is it? You can change through all modes in practice sessions! Practice you can use all - none, medium, hotlap and OT button so you can test for qualifying and race. Qualifying you can only use none and hotlap (none is for your cool down lap - note: shortcut keys do not work here) Race you can only use medium and OT button
  15. I had same issues with my Thrustmaster TX F1 rim but had no resolution or attempt to investigate as they said it was fine their side. Hope they do look I to this though as I'm seeing multiple reports of lack of FFB across wheels.