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Dr Zaius

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  1. Dr Zaius

    My 400th comment!

    I am going to mark the occasion with the following: This is by far the worst, most unplayable release so far. And that, I thought would be hard to beat since I can attest to the fact that version 1 was a really fun and fair game while still being a challenge to master. It had some faults but back when this "official Codemasters Forum" actually had participation from staff like Chris Groves, we felt we were helping make this a better game. For us and the developers. But oddly, it got worse. Even stranger it kept getting worse and nobody replied to our questions. The forum just became somewhere to vent our disappointment with the downward trajectory of the game. Nobody listened, nobody cared. And this shambolic mess that is supposedly representative of the Official F1 Mobile racing platform is a disgrace to the name F1. If this is how cars and drivers performed on the track by seasons end everyone would be dead. Including low flying planes. I left this game and this forum, where I had met some great people and had a few laughs because it was simply not worth the effort. And I'm afraid it's come to that again. So in parting follow this important advice. Do not take your frustration out on your phone or ipad or tablet. It'll void your warranty for sure.
  2. Dr Zaius

    CM has fixed 1 thing.

    I just had a view of the earth from space from my opponents car. I think I saw my house and inside I saw myself holding my ipad. Behind me was a guy with a knife. If anything happens, I'll let you............. .... . call......9......1......
  3. Dr Zaius

    IA braking mid corner for no reason

    They don't just slow down they stop. Even on a full speed bend at Suzuki, one just stopped in front of me. It was a bend not even a corner. A curve everybody takes at full speed.
  4. Dr Zaius

    Anyone feel persecuted by an algorithm?

    It's absurd the number of times I have battled to not only come from behind my opponent to gain the lead, but to have that unassailable lead lost by an AI taking the final corner at somewhere between 3kmh, stationary or going slightly backwards, resulting in the demolition of my vehicle. The other ridiculous situation is a grid where you quickly find yourself in 2nd and your opponent in 12th, but on some tracks you can't risk taking first, so you stay safe while watching 12th become 3rd and your 8 second lead is half a second. It's almost a "no win" situation. Try it at Monaco or other narrow Street circuits.
  5. Dr Zaius

    Bad drivers

    I've been playing this since V1 and it just doesn't seem to improve. I used to be active on this forum because Codemasters would actually respond personally to our suggestions. But it was always "we're working on that in upcoming updates" and it never happened. The worst thing about how it has evolved is the lack of enjoyment you get when you hope to have a fair race. I don't know why it's even permissible that the game they created with deliberate intent allows a driver to push you into a wall in the first 5 seconds of a grid or sprint start. How hard would it be to make that behaviour result in a penalty only for the aggressor? Why must fair racers lose the race, lower their safety rating and lose points? They can't be blind to this! It's coded into the game. Why? Why is cheating and bad sportsmanship rewarded? This game no longer meets the criteria of a relaxing pastime. It just makes me angry.
  6. Dr Zaius

    Anyone feel persecuted by an algorithm?

    I seem to have gotten it out of the infinite loop cycle. Logged out of Game Center, deleted the game and downloaded again. Back to normal. The advantage is every lap I do is a new record! Yay!!
  7. It may just be paranoia or self inflicted head trauma from smashing my ipad against my head thanks to this game, but am I the only person who ever feels that the game delivers a series of repetitive cycles of game play? This month I had reached 8500 points quite easily thanks to a variety of qualifying, sprint and grid starts. I am now down to 7100 thanks to nothing but grid starts and always starting in second place. From 8500 with the time I have free I may have reached 9999, but now I don't think I'll make it, especially if some algorithm has kicked in to throttle my progress. Does anyone else ever feel that game play is like slot machines with a run of wins offset by a run of losses to keep the win/lose ratio at a set rate?
  8. Dr Zaius

    Sprint race bad start guaranteed at P2

    Why can't they program cars to stay on line, unable to be pushed off the track? Attempts to do this should slow you down, making it a losing strategy as it would in actual racing. Same on corners. If you point your car into the apex, your opponent would be simply wasting his opportunity to outmaneuvre you. Make the need to race strategically and with skill the only way to win. The programming of this game shouldn't even include the option "car A is enabled to push car B off the track and car B will receive a penalty" This isn't mere lack of oversight, it's deliberate. Why? I suspect the answer is that Codemasters want us to think that if we buy more parts packs we will go faster than the other guys. But in my experience, every time my car gets more speed, so does my competition.
  9. Dr Zaius

    Sprint race bad start guaranteed at P2

    Is it really asking too much to expect that people playing a racing game might actually want to race???? I am fed up with sprint starts where the opposing car has no interest in beating you to the first corner. Their strategy is to just push you into the wall. You lose time that is impossible to make up and for some insane reason, you bear the cost of the penalty. Why don't people want to race their cars? Where is the satisfaction in this? I repeatedly report these drivers, but for what purpose? It keeps happening. This game has ceased being a pleasurable distraction. It is simply infuriating.
  10. Dr Zaius

    Keep losing connection to server

    I've had about a dozen races where just as I'm about to win the connection is lost. Never at the start. Never if I'm losing either. Usually when I'm on a winning streak. It's like some algorithm kicks in to stop my run of wins.
  11. Dr Zaius

    Sprint race bad start guaranteed at P2

    Sprint races need to be reviewed by developers. They are a shambles. There is no winning strategy. Push hard, pushed off track, pull back, no chance of catching up, stay in the pack, get boxed in and cautioned for contact. I rarely get through the first corner.
  12. Dr Zaius

    Mobile Games Forum back on track!

    I think some official explanation is warranted. We pay their salaries. I've been known to spend one dollar and forty nine cents sometimes. Surely that gives me some rights!!
  13. Dr Zaius

    Greetings humans

    I am not new but I feel like this place is unknown to me. The F1 section once had a subsection for F1 Mobile players. I had it bookmarked and used it for years. Now it returns an error saying permission denied. Does anybody know why it has been removed? Or if not removed where is it now?
  14. Dr Zaius

    Hanoi track

    I should read my mail. I should do a lot of things, but I seem obsessed with this damned game.
  15. Dr Zaius

    Hanoi track

    The track map shows DRS zones. I don't get to activate them. Is anyone else finding this is the case? I can't see how you can get a P1 without DRS. Like RosAlfonz, I'm just not making the times.