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Dr Zaius

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  1. I've been playing all year. My enthusiasm has dwindled to zero because the game is fundamentally flawed. Broken. Ill conceived. It's focus is on how to make money now. There is no plan for future development. Every aspect of game play that the community of users has suggested has been ignored. There is no enjoyment in endless cycles of one lap races against opponents who do not follow rules. There is no enjoyment in receiving penalties for the erratic behaviour of AI cars. If there is to be an F1 Mobile 2020 it must be a significant format change and our existing cars and accrued points must follow us into the new year. If not, the game is dead.
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    Big update?

    I keep hearing about people being locked out of the game. This has not happened to me. I would like it to. Please help if you can.
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    Big update?

    Firstly, the update has stolen my Ferrari. That sucks. Secondly, can anyone find the simple answer to what the off season Esports is all about and what they mean by performance capped to 800? I don't know where to find my PI that matches anything like 800. I have a Performance indicator of 1810. Is that going to be throttled back to 800? Okay, I can do that, but exactly what am I doing with it? Grid starts, Sprints or Qualifying? Over how many laps? Just 1 as usual?
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    Cheating

    I took a few days off thinking I'd come back and feel refreshed. No. I'm sick of the rubbish that is this game. I just lost eight straight races. I have a very well fitted out full aero Ferrari but even assuming I survive the smash up Derby aspect of the race I am still too slow to compete. There is no skill in this game when you're constantly shunted off the track at any random corner. I don't know how guys like CorsareNL reach the stage they get to, but I'm not buying into any paid systems for Codemasters to deliver this ****. Oh nice. Censored the word C for cat R for rat A for Apple and P for Peter. Honestly? what is this? Kindergarten?
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    Big update?

    The FAQ won't load for me. It's blank, so I'm in the dark. But I'm still in shock coming back from RR3 where the racing was free flowing instead of this penalty, slow, corner cut, slow, rammed off track, slow, touched a butterfly, extra slow.
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    Big update?

    All that aside, the state of gameplay remains at "officially atrocious" with absurd fields of bots, engine penalties for others offences and corner cutting for veering away from the middle of the road. Improvements = zero.
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    Oh, the feels... 😊

    This time it's not the Gold barrier, but the M$ requirements. I've noticed a pattern of getting to the last race of each day and being just short of increasing your power requirements to proceed, courtesy of the very well placed limit of earnings you can obtain daily. I will admit I made a small purchase to just get me over the line and own a Haas the first time, but it is far from a fully upgraded car. However, even this underpowered car was able to finish the 2019 Champion Series of 15 races very quickly. This time I am racing at Silverstone with a Ferrari and I don't believe I will be able to finish the event in the allowed time frame without a small purchase. Is it worth spending the money? To answer this question, I must look to what the future of the F1 category offers and it's bleak. I can redo the already completed series in my Ferrari. Not interested. I can compete in the Invitational Series, but this is for fully upgraded cars only and at the exponentially growing rate of upgrades, I can't even guess at what sort of M$'s I will need to spend on the Ferrari. And then you're faced with the prospect of only partially completing the series because you only have one fully upgraded car. Then, assuming you complete all five series in time you can "race the Safety Car" I mean what? I honestly have no idea what this means. All in all, despite some very good racing and enjoyable cars to drive, I don't think this leopard has changed its spots. RR3 continues to be prohibitively costly and with too many limitations on upward mobility... meaning you quickly hit the "Okay, that's finished, came first in every race, now what?" sense. It seems RR3 is destined to go back in the cryogenic chamber to be downloaded again when I've forgotten about its core tenet of acquiring every possible cent of its customers bank accounts.
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    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.
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    Real Racing 3

    I declare an official mutiny! Abandon this sinking ship and board the good ship SS Real Racing 3!
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    Wins and Losses

    Does anybody get the feeling that the game is designed to give you a certain amount of wins and then takes them away with as many losses? I just spent an hour or so and was experiencing a series of wins on easy tracks with easy opponents, that gave me a couple of hundred or more points. Then, as is normal I had a connection failure and upon restart, all I got was Grid starts at Monaco, Monza, Singapore..... all against anonymous number 22 Player cars and didn't stand a chance as they raced to the lead and I was rammed into a wall by a bot and destroyed. Result was a loss of more points than I'd just won. So, are we just being manipulated by an algorithm? Is it just a slot machine with wheels? Designed to pay out enough to make you think you can beat the game, but ultimately you lose.
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    why all the H8?

    Priceless.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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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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    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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