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  1. Dr Zaius

    Real Racing 3

    I am sick of the "donkey and the carrot" trick Codemasters use to keep us playing. Continuing the belief that the one elusive card will upgrade a part and finally you will be fastest on the straights. Yet every time my car has improved the AI are still faster. At least with RR3 you can see the effect of upgrading straight line speed or cornering. At the higher levels F1 Mobile stagnates and offers the player nothing but more cards for common parts and still we're limited to single lap races, often not much more than 60 seconds. I spend longer brushing my teeth.
  2. Dr Zaius

    Real Racing 3

    I declare an official mutiny! Abandon this sinking ship and board the good ship SS Real Racing 3!
  3. Dr Zaius

    Real Racing 3

    It's very telling that many of the F1 Mobile regulars are playing RR3 for its alternative universe of entertaining gaming. It's recent inclusion of Formula 1 cars and numerous racing challenges highlight something we have been saying for a long time. That this game is bereft of ideas. For me personally, it has become a dreary car collecting game with extremely infrequent rewards. By contrast I can play six, 3 lap races in RR3 and upgrade my engine or aerodynamics or tyres. RR3 moves quickly and progress is swift. Codemasters are going to lose the gaming war in 2020 if they don't re-evaluate their model. Which is tragic, given that "this" is the official F1 game.
  4. Dr Zaius

    Oh, the feels... 😊

    I hope they add them. RR3 has better capability to adapt quickly compared to F1 Mobile which didn't even have 2019 cars until halfway through the season. Plus there are two new tracks to design. Will Codemasters and Eden get those up and running with new cars by March 2020? I have my doubts.
  5. Dr Zaius

    Oh, the feels... 😊

    Looking forward to this too. I have about six more upgrades to complete my Haas. Should finish it during Silverstone. Wish I'd picked a different car now. I'll never have two million coins for a car. Hopefully they'll add the existing F1 tracks they already have to the list like Spa, Austria, Catalunya and Hockenheim. Any others?
  6. Dr Zaius

    Season End Rewards

    The 2019 F1 Season ended last week. Why are we waiting a month for our rewards? To improve our results? Does Sebastian Vettel get to redo races to improve his position at the end of December? Could it just be a desperate last minute attempt to raise a bit more revenue? No. Surely not. That could be interpreted as unscrupulous.....a blatant money grab. And on the topic of the season ending wouldn't a word from Codemasters, a message or statement, to congratulate those that competed and by spending their cash, kept the game and it's developers in business be appreciated by us all? And perhaps even a hint at what they plan for next year or even what they intend to offer players during the off season. But as has been the case in recent months they don't really speak to us here anymore. Little wonder we are disengaging from the game.
  7. Dr Zaius

    2020 start situation

    I went for the Haas as well. Knowing how RR3 operate, the upgrades for Mercedes or Ferrari wold cost more. One drawback I just experienced is that having raced Abu Dhabi on RR3 intensively for the last few days, coming back to F1 felt so weird. I might even use the term "unrealistic"
  8. Dr Zaius

    why all the H8?

  9. Dr Zaius

    Improving Top Issues - Duels

    Do you find the competitions much more engaging? Not to mention challenging and truly realistic. The variety of race formats is such a breath of fresh air after the humdrum 1 lap duels over and over. Even though we just have Abu Dhabi at present, I love the idea of the safety car on the track! It brings a new dimension to the experience. And challenges like managing tire wear make for some fun racing. It just makes Codemasters look like lame ducks with no new ideas. I urge anyone who likes F1 racing.... download RR3 now!
  10. Dr Zaius

    2020 start situation

    I am finding it immensely enjoyable. If it stops, so be it. But let it be known to Codemasters that this is how an F1 game on a mobile device can be delivered to the player, in fairness, competitiveness and still with an incentive for the developer to hold and retain players. Watch and learn Eden! RR3 have stolen your supremacy as the leading supplier of real Formula 1 racing. Sorry. Goodbye until you match your competitor because you are going to lose followers en masse. Au revoir!
  11. Dr Zaius

    Improving Top Issues - Duels

    Try Real Racing 3! They have a new F1 format and with careful use of their racing credits (using the daily race with the basic car on loan) you can climb up the tiers without spending cash. The racing is brilliant!! So far they have five circuits with Abu Dhabi currently, but it's light years ahead of Codies circuit. The racing is "real racing" without AI killer cars, you can break late, cut inside an opponent and not get a penalty for cutting the corner slightly. I'm declaring a mutiny!!! Abandon F1 Mobile. Show them we've had enough and that another team has a better F1 game.
  12. Dr Zaius

    Wins and Losses

    I'm calling a spade a bloody shovel now. It's happening again. Passed 5,000 then easy going. Hit the next hurdle and it's the same thing. All Grid and Sprints and the most incredulous things happen. Actually impossible things happen. Example: Grid start Austria. I get a perfect start, pull away from 6th to 2nd on the last right corner. Thought about going up the inside but why risk it when my opponent was in 10th and 8 seconds behind me. I get rear ended and despite getting back on track almost immediately, my opponent races past to beat me. From 8 seconds behind and I only lost a second or two to still finish 4th but suddenly 8th gets 2nd. I hate this game.
  13. Dr Zaius

    2020 start situation

    Didn't take long to remind me why I stopped playing RR3. You quickly reach a stage where if your power rating isn't high enough you can't compete and the only way to boost your power is to pay. A lot. I mean a very large amount. You might guess that maybe a $79 pack will get you a car that you can move forward with but you're just as likely going to find that you'll hit the "insufficient power" brickwall again pretty soon and this time $79 isn't going to cover it, but you'll think, "well, I've come this far" and eventually that car has cost you as much as a PS4 plus Gran Turismo with all the hardware accessories.
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    2020 start situation

    I just gave RR3 a go. Wow! This feels real. There's room to overtake, no corner penalties when putting a wheel on the grass. The entire architecture feels opened up compared to the tight, claustrophobic atmosphere of F1 Mobile. I won't be able to afford a fully upgraded car, but I'll stick with it until I hit the ceiling. But Codies, take a look at how this game should be.
  15. Dr Zaius

    Suzuka 52510 Silver...***

    Was almost tempted by the allure of the half price season pass and have a go myself at picking up some better times, but then I noted the season end is 31 December, so I'd have four weeks to lift myself from tier 1 Silver into Gold. I compared the rewards and it's a few more cards and credits, nothing more. So I'll pass on the Pass. Still wondering what Codies have up their sleeves to try and keep us playing during the off season. I hope they can think of something. It's only been the Events that have given me anything like an adrenaline rush. Although that is a side effect of my prostate medication. Which reminds me.... gotta go!