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    Post-patch 3.5 topics to address

    What is your PI? I've been trying to find out where the limits on the performance index is.
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    Maximum Power

    I have fulfilled all 52, but I can still ad many more blueprints which will increase my PI to over 1500. That's my question, what happens after 1500? And if there is higher PI will my cars go faster? I already hit 328km/h at Baku. I don't need more speed, nor can I cope with taking the fast corners at Canada with more speed. I'm at the limit of my reflexes as is. Nothing in the FAQ answers this.
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    Maximum Power

    I used to think the highest PI level possible was 1500, but I have seen people with Level 8 parts. I don't fully comprehend what happens past 1500. Surely I can't go much faster, since my Suzuka time is the same as Lewis Hamilton's. Any faster and this turns into a cartoon representation of F1 racing and I don't want to be trying to do a 30 second lap of Silverstone. So what happens when my green wheel hits maximum?
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    codemasters exposed

    I tried this. I'm still slower than every bot. Nothing is going to change that. You go fast, they go faster, you go faster, they go even faster. You cannot do anything to give you consistent wins. The game is designed like a slot machine.
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    My thoughts after around six hours play. Not much change. It seems better, but my trophy tally is the same as it was this morning. As Chris said this should give us more opportunities to win. I can't see me getting back to 9,999 from hovering around 8,000 with the penalty issue. After the last event I got a couple of epic upgrades and my car is faster than ever. Races I am losing, I am doing lap records, so it's not me that's not driving well, it's the old story of the AI being unbeatable.
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    Maximum Power

    Exactly! So why are we collecting epic parts to go faster? I don't want to go faster, I want the bots to slow down.
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    Maximum Power

    What do you mean by base points?
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    This has now officially become my biggest gripe. Contact penalties. I didn't feel the effect of them with the old grid starts because I was never close enough to another car. But now that I'm competitive, I'm penalised for being competitive! You can't expect us to drive in a protective bubble. Even in F1, it's a contact sport. Please remove it and apply it only to corner cutting. I am retracting my statement that the grid start problem is solved. Having a full day of play, I can say grid starts give about a 25% win rate. The penalties take the enjoyment out of the race. I'd be competitive if I didn't receive eight to ten contact penalties per race. And please make qualifying and sprint starts consistent across all tracks. Some are fair while others are constantly giving a half second advantage to the competition who also has a huge speed advantage.
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    Major failing continues to be the engine penalty from AI hitting you from the rear. From P6 on the grid, that's often six or more speed restrictions, by which point, I quit the race. Especially as I just discovered at the first chicane at Monza. The usual pile up, me surrounded by immobile cars and only me with the penalties. The entire field speeds off into the distance while I chalk up another DNF because I can't compete.
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    In fact it's a medical emergency. Your thumb has been severed.
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    How are we supposed to approach corners when the apex is off limits? You can't go wide without losing two or three places and you can't hold your line as you should. Being the car in front, the bots play with a different set of rules and refuse to give way, so what's the solution?
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    Box, box, you have a rear wing in your cabin.
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    Not all tracks are equal. Grid start at France. Clean start but bots were superfast and I finished 11th, at least 10 seconds Behind the lead pack. I'm beginning to notice each track comes with its own specific issues in different modes. Brazil qualifying and I get the non ghosted 12 wheel 20 metre long car. Other tracks always start a Sprint with the opponent having a half second lead and phenomenal speed as it speeds away. And I have wanted to mention it for a while but it seems so unimportant, but the graphics scenery rendering at Spielberg is awful.
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    Inventory buy back

    I doubt this is going to happen. It's the core element that keeps us playing. Racing is less important than Blueprint collecting.
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    Feedback 0m Version 21 Feb 2019 F-1.7.3

    Oh! My! God!! I won a Grid Start!!!!! And it was a fair race with bots behaving. Bots not all over the place. I was able to match competition speed. The game is now better. Update: Win in Grid Start still hard due to a bot appearing at the apex of EVERY SINGLE CORNER!! I didn't stand a chance at Baku with all the 90 degree turns when a bot runs up the inside at high speed. And then I get a penalty for the collision and if you add up the corners at Baku and deduct track speed for a collision at each corner, you lose 15 seconds for just being on the track. Update 2: OK. Overall this is a massive improvement. Still not sure if collision penalties are workable. Update3: Sochi grid start. Bots still deciding race result. If they hit you, you're out. Impossible to keep away from them. They are less disorderly, but still don't follow rules. An hours play and I haven't added to my points. Still a win, then a loss.
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    Post-patch 3.5 topics to address

    Generally speaking, I'm astonished that we are being asked how to create a good car racing game by a team of supposedly world class car racing game developers. How is it that you can't see the problems yourself? I've asked this before; is there nobody on the team who can log on as a user and play for an hour and discover the very things that we endure every day? Did you really need us telling you month after month that grid starts didn't work? And still you seem mildly surprised that it has not been solved to any degree of satisfaction. I do comprehend minor issues where an individual may spot a steering problem using DRS on a specific corner using a hand-held device, but most of the things we have been troubled by are universal. I ask myself "how can you be unaware of these problems?"
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    Grid Start in F1 Mobile

    We're all here to vent our frustrations on a game we all want to love playing. Whether the responsibility lies with Eden Games or Codies, it's Codemasters name at the top of the forum. We all want to be heard and for this to be a great game. I'm invested in it being developed to the be the best it can be. Both emotionally and financially. Please understand my frustration is not aimed at you. I shouldn't unload on you just for pointing out a few facts, which I appreciate. I Googled Eden Games and now have a much better understanding of why we have such a serious problem. They're French!!! Mon Dieu!
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    Grid Start in F1 Mobile

    I'm quite comfortable bashing Codemasters. I've been doing it over the course of my near 50 posts as part of this group. Don't try and teach me who I should and shouldn't admonish when you just got here. Tell your Codemasters buddies they stink.
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    Grid Start in F1 Mobile

    Oh well, then I'm sorry I seem to have offended you. I take it back. Codemasters are doing a great job as is Eden Games. Thank you for the bold type, that helped me to understand your point. Although being a bit stupid, it might have helped if you'd typed it in all caps too.
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    Grid Start in F1 Mobile

    There's no more lag in a perfect start, but that's meaningless when you are still in last place within 20 seconds with no chance of catching up. And on the odd occasion when you do catch (usually because of a multi car pileup) up you can't touch another car or you get an engine penalty. One problem solved, five more created. I think it's time Formula 1 took this game away from Codemasters and gave it to Electronic Arts. Or to my nephew. He's only 8, but I think he could do a better job. PS. Example: Sprint race at Spa. I'm in 5th on the last straight. The bot in front is holding me up and my opponent is closing in 6th. I have the speed to overtake, but as I get beside him he turns to the left and wipes me out. DNF, should have been a win. Why have they inserted this behaviour into the game? It's cruel and unfair and unsportsmanlike and if it isn't resolved the game is going to fail and all those clever programmers are going to be looking for jobs and when they say "I was part of the F1 Mobile development team" I hope you are shown the door. Qualifying in Mexico. Racing 11 cars, none transparent, spaced apart so it looks like you're racing a 22 wheeled car. No track visibility at all. Can't see a corner, can't see anything but a 50 metre long car.
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    Grid Start in F1 Mobile

    There's no more lag in a perfect start, but that's meaningless when you are still in last place within 20 seconds with no chance of catching up. And on the odd occasion when you do catch up (usually because of a multi car pileup) you can't touch another car or you get an engine penalty. And I'm increasingly being forced off track or into a wall by a bot resulting in a DNF. One problem solved, five more created. My trophies are taking another heavy hit. I think it's time Formula 1 took this game away from Codemasters and gave it to Electronic Arts. Or to my nephew. He's only 8, but I think he could do a better job.
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    Grid Start in F1 Mobile

    This completely baffles me to the point of total frustration. They keep asking us if there is any improvement. Isn't there one single staff member who can log on and play and say "nah, it's still a load of rubbish".... I mean in all honesty, how can they work on this to the point of saying "I think this is good enough now to release it to our paying customers and I am sure they will be happy with the work we've done" I have zero confidence that they have a strategy for creating a playable competitive game. I'm starting to miss Real Racing 3 which I hated, but I hate this more.
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    Is this real?

    There isn't one recent review on Apples App Store that doesn't give this a 1 star rating. It had 5 star ratings when first released. My suggestion; hunt out the version 1 master you must have backed up and re-release it, now.
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    Grid Start in F1 Mobile

    12th place again and again. How can you compete when basic F1 rules don't apply to other cars? I'm in front of a bot, a hard left corner approaches, of course I must choose the correct racing line and hit the apex to negotiate the bend. What happens every time would result in a driver being disqualified in a real race. The bot doesn't brake, it just forces itself in between me and the corner. To add insult, I am given a collision warning.
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    suzuka event

    Why are you still doing Suzuka? It's finished. Over. We've moved on. Let it go. It's in the past. Your times don't matter now. Nothing matters now. The game is a unanimous disaster. You are wasting your time. We have all been wasting our time.
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