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Dr Zaius

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    New slots

    Yep, R&D. Sort inventory by R&D Points and scroll left (I mean right) and there they are. 28 of them. And if they need 450 points each, we're doing serious jail time with no parole with this game. It's a life sentence.
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    Qualifying Ghosts

    This one thing alone caused me more problems in qualifying at Baku than anything else. Turning into the first left completely blind. Ridiculous! And for what purpose?
  3. As parts were being collected at the start up screen the app froze requiring a restart. Then, all I had was the Gold medal confirming I had completed the event but nothing else.
  4. And so Baku ends. But it doesn't. Or will it be run again? Will we ever see our rewards or do we need to compete for a third time because of an Android stuff up? Anyone care to comment?
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    Azerbaijan or Azerbaijan't?

    Yeah, I hope so. I threw a few credits at the game to rerun quali and races and moved from low tier silver to mid tier gold. I'd hate to lose that. It cost me a few brain cells and my dogs got a few undeserved kicks for barking and ruining my concentration. It's a rare pleasure when you finally settle into that groove and the walls aren't a threat and you're glued to the racing line and the word timid disappears from your vocabulary.
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    Azerbaijan or Azerbaijan't?

    Tell me I don't have to do this again?? I can't take it. I have nightmares about those walls. On a serious note, do you really think this means they are going to rerun this event from scratch? Even for those of us who have already completed it twice?
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    New Azerbaijan event

    Event ended, but no rewards for those of us who finished. It's in limbo.
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    Baku Event

    Were you on P1? I think P2 is my undoing.
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    Baku Event

    I can't do it. I've been doing one race for 5 hours and 90% of the time I can't get past turn 1 where no matter what strategy I'm pushed into the wall, cut off if I try and go inside, I can't go the safe route and take it easy because I'm rear ended. I could understand this if I was in P9, but I'm P2. My iPad has gone from 100% charge to 23% on one race. Just one question: Why did we have to do this Event again?
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    Baku Event

    I don't stand a chance. Don't understand it. I'm rear ended despite a perfect start every time, giving me an engine stall. I'm in P6 by turn 1. Then I keep making contact with other cars or they push me into the wall. Last week this was a top 300 gold finish, now I can't complete a race.
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    Baku Event

    I've just started my first attempt at race 1. I'm on the front row of the grid, perfect start but I'm around 3rd or 4th going into the first corner. Tried all three set-ups, aero, power and balanced. But they are so much faster! I don't recall anything like it from previous events. By turn 4 or 5 I quit since the lead car group are 30 seconds in front and I have no chance to catch up. And being rear ended when braking at the end of the main straight seems cruel. Found a way to grab the lead. Full lightweight. Held off bots until lap 2. LAP 2??? Last week this was a 1 lap race. There is no way I can win against super fast cars over 3 laps. I was ready to give V5 a fairly high score overall, but Events are all I have to enjoy now.... I should say "were" all I enjoyed. I have 9,999 trophies. I have more XP Points than I comprehend. I have nothing left to compete for.
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    What age group are you?

    Wondering who's playing. I'm not collecting data, nor keeping records of who answers. I'm just curious.
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    Baku Event

    Well, there I was feeling hugely letdown by my poor lap time and now I see why. Good to see that the cheats are still enjoying the game. Can any mods tell me if these times are considered legitimate and if not, will they be rescinded?
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    Baku Event

    I'm on attempt 50 to do Q2. Muscle memory has to be over ridden to stop me cutting the corners closely. That's now a penalty. And I'm going into turn 1 blind, since the ghost car blocks my view.
  15. Funniest thing about the icon graphic suggests that Lewis Hamilton should be looking over his shoulder because Daniel Ricciardo is right behind him.
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    Baku Event

    Okay, now I read that they're promoting this as an exciting new re-run! How is this exciting for those of us who spent a week practicing, then competing and often using credits to improve our times? Plus there's a whole new set of rules on track, going over a ripple strip is corner cutting. I've been doing a few test runs and I'm 10 seconds off last week's pace.
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    2019 Season Update Announcement!

    I'm a pretty good passenger. I'm always offering the driver helpful advice. Often shouted, often poorly received but always delivered with the intention of keeping the vehicle well below the speed limit, ensuring we arrive late, but alive.
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    2019 Season Update Announcement!

    I always get the ad which begins "start with five farmers" they are all men. The village grows, adding more and more men. There are men logging and mining. Men everywhere. No women anywhere. I think it's called "Man Land, A Place Where Men Can Be With Other Men Doing Man Stuff"
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    2019 Season Update Announcement!

    I don't get that ad. I'm switching to playing "Touching Lady Warrior Bits".....and what exactly is she wearing around her hips? She's definitely got something strapped on. I think. Unless that's how lady warriors bring the cucumbers home from market.
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    2019 Season Update Announcement!

    Also of note is that Chris has read our dissatisfactions with the game for months. He knows what we have asked for, yet nobody has asked for any of the things incorporated into V5. The most loyal and committed members of the community have been traded for a new market with cash and no idea of what F1 Mobile once was. They might as well have just slapped a price of $50 on the game and I suspect that would still be less than a years projected income per player from Codemasters. Anyway, these are all good marketing strategies Chris. I'm sure the bosses will be happy with these initiatives. Shame none of them relate to gameplay or are aimed at your current user base.
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    2019 Season Update Announcement!

    If this was the game I first downloaded, I would never have downloaded it. That's a confusing sentence, so let me say I am not going to be paying for annual entry fees nor VIP packages, nor will I be accruing 100 credits a week to pay for entry into a single Event. I would have to make playing a full time job. The great thing about this game originally was that you could use skill alone to slowly rise in the ranks. An official car was the only purchasable item. From this version it seems everything has been monetised. I can assure you Chris, I will no longer be a thorn in your side as I will be parting ways with this game. Sad, because originally the racing was really good.
  22. Every lap record I have done has been set with full aero. I can't beat them on any track with maximum power. I won't be using this feature. Not even if they include the Indy 500 Oval. Aero would still be my choice.
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    Baku event laptime and setup

    More disappointment. 44 parts from Gold win. 150 credits which combined with those accrued allowed me to buy 99 parts. Still not one single upgradeable part. I think this aspect of the game needs attention. So many parts needing as many as 450 points. How can we possibly reach these levels? It should be possible before the 2019 game is obsolete, but I can't see it happening. It is yet another aspect of the games design that leads to player fatigue.
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    What are these parts?

    Don't hyperventilate. You won't be leaving other cars in your wake when you get them. It doesn't matter what parts or PI you have, you won't go faster than the rest of the field. You might go faster, yes, but they'll still be faster. It's Codemasters "carrot on a string" trick to get you to spend money.
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    Baku event laptime and setup

    One advantage of being in the land down under (apart from being thankful for gravity) is I get an early start on the race and for a brief few minutes sit in the top 20. It doesn't last long, but I've learnt from experience not to waste credits redoing laps when the rewards are the same for last place Gold as first.
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