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    Wins and Losses

    I was going to say that in my post but thought it might make me sound a bit like a paranoid and disgruntled postal worker. The reason I was peeved about the sudden loss of points was that I was sailing to 5,000 points. From about 4,700 I reached 4,990 in an hour. Then the game froze on me and my near 5,000 went back to 4,800. It definitely felt like the game saw that marker as an obstacle or deterrent to push me back down the ladder.
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    Suzuka 52510 Silver...***

    That's a bit harsh it seems. I got Gold with 54,000. But the scoring changed half way through the year for some reason. I had all Gold and two Silver and was overall in the Gold rank. Then after the mid year season break I came back to find I was overall Silver. Even now with one race to go I'm 15 Gold and 5 Silver, but Silver overall.
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    Improving Top Issues - Duels

    It's becoming monotonously repetitive to be leading in a Sprint or Grid Start and despite driving safely and having a commanding lead over your opponent, you are rear ended on the last corner by a bot and shoved into a wall or the sand to finish 12th. Why do you program such behaviours that make me hate the game? I really hate it lately. At seasons end I have to seriously consider deleting it because the frustration simply isn't worth it.
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    50% Off Season Pass

    ..... with two races left in the season. Any takers?
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    Steel nimbus controller for iOS

    Just out of curiosity, does this controller allow for gradual acceleration and braking as opposed to simple full on/off functionality of the on screen controls?
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    2020 start situation

    I think it's business as usual. 2019 cars. Single lap Qualifying, Sprint, Grid Start. Keep collecting points. Improve your cars performance. Rinse, repeat, lather until next year. Get bored and hope F1 Mobile 2020 will be a more realistic representation of Formula 1 racing. But don't get your hopes up.
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    Improving Top Issues - Duels

    That sums it up succinctly for me. You can drive a perfectly executed race and get no reward. And I don't mean a points reward, I'm talking about the reward of satisfaction that you did well. Also of note illustrated here is something that happens time and time again....you are meant to be racing one opponent so why place cars that cannot be overtaken on the track as blockades? You can try to overtake them, but they will brake unnecessarily to such a slow speed on corners that you rear end them and get a penalty. And I reiterate, as I have over and over... we only have (in this case at Singapore) 20 seconds to try and catch the opponent which is not possible. So why aren't these races 3 laps where we could seriously challenge for the lead? Why is every mode a single race? If you are continuing to read these comments, please tell us why this limitation is placed on the game? I think I know why! It came to me in a vision after eating the wrong sort of mushrooms. The player would win too often to make it profitable. Single laps make the odds of success relatively low for the majority of players.
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    Improving Top Issues - Duels

    Around 40 views, no replies. I'll tell you why. Your "upload a video" sounds like "prove it" which flies in the face of many hundreds of people saying it happens over and over. You sound like a team of defence lawyers, whose client says he did nothing wrong, but if you have video footage, then go ahead and show us. And to repeat something that is stated here repeatedly, why can't you reproduce the exact scenarios that the user experiences? You always seem shocked when we report any behavioural anomalies. Before a Gold Master is released to the public, does it not pass a set of test scenarios which include hundreds of hours of gameplay? Or are we, as many people self define as 'beta testers?'
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    Off season

    Does anybody on staff have any idea what will become of the game during that period of hibernation that precedes the 2020 season? Do you have any plans to entice players to keep playing while Events cease? And how will players who have purchased a season pass benefit? Like this year, will 2020 models finally make an appearance when the season is half over? In short, what have you learnt from the 2019 season and our collective griping and general dissatisfaction that will be implemented going into next year? And just for me personally. May I ask you to consider longer Grid and Sprint Races? If next year is more of the same, I don't think I can take it.
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    F1 2019 Anniversary vs Standard

    I'm unaware of an Anniversary edition. Is it a mobile platform title?
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    Braking assist

    What device are you using to play @Norrin78? I can see why you cannot brake and accelerate if you are steering with your thumbs, so have you considered using the tilt option to steer? It frees up your thumbs for accelerating and braking and I think most people use this option to get the best lap times. Although if you're using a phone, all bets are off and I have no idea how to help. I play on a large iPad Pro and I tried to play once on my phone and lasted about 15 seconds before I ended up in the grandstand. Many virtual spectators died that day.
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    9000+ points after 2 races?

    I feel sorry for M. So many races for so little points.
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    Braking assist

    How do you use the brakes? Do you release the throttle and then touch the brake? That's what I used to do. I now have no brakes in my car setup and I don't use brake assist, but I keep my finger on the accelerator and the brakes really bite. You can brake later and you brake faster. Maybe everyone knows this. Tell me if I'm preaching to the converted.
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    An attempt at cutting In front of my opponent by late braking into a corner (he was 11th, I was 12th) resulted in him pushing me into the grass. By the time I returned to the track he was 10 seconds ahead. Why compete? Hit quit, lose the race and realise what garbage this game is. Am I the only person who has seen F1 cars roll on grass? They have these things called tires. They're round and on a solid surface like grass, they roll. The cars inertia will result in them continuing to roll until momentum has ceased. And considering the high speed they are usually travelling, grass should not slow them down very much. I am sure I have even seen them hit an area of run off comprised of sand and even that does little to slow the cars and many will hit a barrier having traversed a hundred metres of sand without losing much speed resulting in a heavy collision. Perhaps Codemasters should offer some F1 Mobile grass as a safety barrier?
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    Introducing @CMF1Mobile

    As Dante eloquently put it, this is fuuuuuuuuiiickkkkkked! You've had almost a year to address the deliberate ramming from opponents and it just gets worse and worse. There is nothing fair about this. A grid start or sprint is a smashem up Derby. There are no penalties for aggressive drivers who will do anything to win and often the innocent party is the recipient of the penalty. Frequently I am the faster car on a straight and you have to seriously think about whether or not to overtake because you will be side swiped and pushed into a wall or the grass (quicksand) And again, I beg you to make the races longer!!!! Please!!!! As if it isn't hard enough trying to catch your opponent with five kill bots to contend with to try and win, you have only 60 seconds on most tracks to catch up. Impossible. So what's the point? Where's the enjoyment? I now race very rarely and when I do I am reminded why I don't play more often. Because it doesn't draw me in. It did back when it was new. I bought cars, topped up credits. Now I feel like a fool for doing it, because it gives me no advantage. But I should want to pay. If the game was giving me rewards for my efforts, I'd pay to play, but you've warped the original model and it's lost its attraction and you don't seem to have an idea about how to make it a great game.
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    Introducing @CMF1Mobile

    Here's some news for @CMF1Mobile.... I've had enough of the garbage programming in Grid Starts and Sprints! There is no enjoyment in always being rammed off course, into a wall or into another vehicle. There is no skill at all involved in as much as completing these races let alone any chance of winning one. I'm going back to Real Racing 3 where at least it is possible to overtake other cars and I can select ten lap races around tracks like Lemans. Half an hour of strategic racing is how this game should work instead of sixty seconds of demolition.
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    A few suggestions

    Sadly, as you have predicted, all your suggestions will go unheard. Any expectations of fair racing remain unlikely as is the idea that having a more powerful car will make you more competitive. Your $600 will make you faster, but the bots will always be faster than you. I wouldn't advise spending any more money. If you are enjoying the game, then you are getting more out of it than many of us who have largely stopped playing because of its failure to eliminate some elements of its absurd game play and ill defined rules relating to collision penalties.
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    Setups and settings saga

    My good man Mr Corsare, I seek your advice in general on grid starts. I cannot seem to find a safe place for my vehicle. Outside, inside, in the middle of the pack.....all result in me being rammed off the track or sent into another celestial dimension. What do you do? I cannot out race them, I do not have the speed, so what is the best strategy? Also, what hope does anybody have at Monza when you are placed 6th and immediately are faced with a chicane with cars three across blocking the road?? The last 8.5 update promised fairer racing but it's still a NASCAR smash in every race.
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    Ideas to improve the game

    Staff could read these comments sometimes.
  20. I had one empty slot and I thought I'll just win one duel and fill it with something. I lost the race to find I had been given one Legendary part just in time to supposedly seduce me into buying credits so I can use it before the weekend Event. of course I can wait two days for it to be available for free, but the event will be finished. I didn't think there were any devious money making tactics left to implement in this game, but there you go. I can call them scum with impunity because nobody from Codemasters reads these any more.
  21. Why are grid starts still lacking any kind of structure? Why is it that I can take the safest possible line and still be rear ended, side wiped and I am the one with the penalty and left in 12th? Okay Codemasters, you negligent money stealing bunch of jerks, you couldn't give a damn about fair play, because you're making money. Screw the users. Well here's the thing and I've been saying it so long I'm sick of saying it. I wouldn't care about the foul play you have embedded in the code if I didn't have approximately 60 seconds to rectify your mistakes which is impossible when the rest of the field now occupy positions 5 - 12. But if a grid start was 5 laps, I'd keep playing because I'd stand a chance of regaining the lead. Why is this not possible? Its a rhetorical question since I know you have no intention of changing anything.
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    Last update demands qualifying only mode

    I'd like to know why in a Sprint race I just had at Sochi (a track I love and always do well) as the countdown to the race start began and I had no control over the car, I drove straight into the fence with still 2 seconds until race start. By the time I rejoined the race I was 12th with a 9 second gap to opponent in 3rd. Who created this line of coding? Nobody, that's who, because it's a bug and this game has more bugs than my old dorm mattress. (I never had a dorm mattress, but it makes for good stand up comedy) No? Alright forget it. Good night, you're a terrible audience.
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    You money hungry scum Codemasters

    I'm eating up credits doing retries. It requires full concentration to get one perfect lap together and by the time I'm on lap two and household distractions cause me to touch a wall or cut a corner, my nerves are shattered. I really hate not being able to put in a run of three good laps without spending dozens of credits and knowing that those laps are just safe laps, not fast laps. This strategy by Codemasters has sucked the excitement out of the Events. I used to love the adrenaline surge of pushing the car and myself to the limit. Now I have to be satisfied with just getting around without mistakes. The first half of the season was all Gold for me, now I know I'm going to never get higher than Silver.
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    Early Christmas Present?

    Is that all you got? I got 1,000 credits and a free VIP Membership. What did everyone else get?
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    You money hungry scum Codemasters

    Or mega super power braking. Really, does anybody think superior braking is of any use whatever in this game??