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Dr Zaius

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  1. Dr Zaius

    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    Yep, I don't know much about this game. I'm so stupid I actually enjoy playing it and like to buy helmets and Season Passes. I've got VIP Memberships paid up until 2028 and I own every official car.
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    Tool for calculating setups.

    Your concept is admirable but I think you overestimate the actual impact various parts have on performance. Many of us here have tried set-ups that are extreme. Ranging from all power to all aero to lightweight to even some who run with a PI of zero and the differences do not impact lap times. I would not advise you to spend your time on this.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    I'm around the same place, in bronze rank.... I've NEVER been bronze!! I'm currently wearing a paper bag on my head in shame. But I am hopeful that I'll be passing a lot of cars as I make my way up to first. I'm laughing, but you can't see it because of the paper bag.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    Current best times are in the 58 second marks. My predictions were close. Luckily I'm not one of those "I told you so" people.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    The Facebook group has posted a League 1 fastest time of 60 seconds. My guess is this will fall further. Now do you understand what I was saying? A 1:09 is not going to get you on the front row and the only chance you have at Monaco is being on the front row. There isn't the slightest hope of getting 3 good lap times from the middle of the pack. You will be hitting other cars, other cars will be hitting you and walls and barriers will be like magnets.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    I will take mostly spot on as a compliment. I would be most obliged if somebody could post the fastest qualifying lap times. I don't intend competing this weekend. I get nauseous running around this rat maze of a so called circuit.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    But I am referring to cheats (or times that have a missing sector) who push the legitimate players who post realistic times during qualifying down the grid. And once in the middle of the grid at a track where overtaking is near impossible, you're screwed. My qualifying time in Spain placed me 8th on the grid due to extremely fast times at the top. When I had the chance to do the event again, the "false times" we're removed and my similar time got me pole. Codemasters do not remove impossible times quickly enough and we all lose grid positions.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    I doubt a 1:09 will suffice. Have you entered events before to find unrealistic times at the top of the leader board? Because for me it's been a flaw in every single event since inception. Your faith in this game offering fair play to all is admirable though.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    An optimist is in our ranks! This has to be a first surely. The rest of us have been complaining needlessly. I look forward to congratulating PGIII on first place on Sunday.
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    Upcoming Monaco Grand Prix

    It's almost upon us now. The most feared race of the season. And if you're not scared, then you must know something I don't because unless you are posting qualifying times in the 50 second region (ie cheating to get a P1 on the grid) then you will be in the middle of the pack for the race. And there is no way anybody is going to be overtaking 8 or 9 cars on this track. Nor can I see myself doing 3 laps without hitting something or flying over the bay where the view is very good. As many have said, I'll probably just sit this out. My best time is a 1:05 and if I'm any kind of yardstick, which I seem to be, that's not going to be a fast time.
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    May 13 Status Update

    IOS here and all cars are available. Hard restart? Clear caches? I use an app called Memory & Disk. Really good for restoring junk.
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    May 13 Status Update

    Yeah, ticked those boxes. Next idea please?
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    May 13 Status Update

    Great news! I'm super hyped. Still see no reason to play though. You tell me.... I'm league 1, 25 XP Points, 9,999 trophies. What have I got to aim for? Come on Chris, tell me what I'm playing for??
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    May 13 Status Update

    Yaaaayyyyyy!!! Isn't this great news!! Let's give Codemasters three cheers! Hip Hip..... Ummmmm...... Hip hip? anybody? Seems kind of quiet.
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    May 13 Status Update

    Remarkable!! 135 people have read this and nobody has anything to say. Do you feel your audience is feeling disengaged from the game?
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    Spain Grand Prix

    Did anybody get a look at a video of these extremely fast times? I can't help thinking there must be a loophole allowing a shortcut somewhere. I've been running the same setup as Farroww and on an iPad Pro, no brake assists, low steering, medium stability, driving a Mercedes and using the whole track, sliding the tail out I'm getting 1:12's. I'm sure there's a secret corner that is giving people that 6 or 7 seconds, because it's not going to happen keeping inside the ripple strips. Doesn't matter now and it's not a case of "bad loser"... it's Codemasters tweaking the game to screw with us. I've been a top 300 Gold finish in every event....here I'm low silver, almost bronze. I don't know how the new coding has made me a poor driver all of a sudden.... and on a track I am actually very capable of navigating.
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    Spain Grand Prix

    But it's impossible to get a good grid position while they still place you according to the invalid 50 second times. I'm down in 8th, then quickly in 11th, when I shouldn't be in this position. I can't fight my way through 10 cars to get a win.....and only a win is going to get me a good time. I can't finish mid field and expect a gold tier spot. Yet, as I explained, driving carefully only results in penalties anyway. It's a lose/lose situation.
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    Spain Grand Prix

    This is really utter garbage. There is not one thing in the driver's favour in the race. You touch another car, penalty, another car touches you penalty, another car goes off the road, they spring back without losing a place, you go off road, a penalty. Perfect start off the grid, lose 3 places because you're too slow. Not content with making daily gameplay a misery, now events have become a source of so much frustration, I can't be bothered even trying to complete three laps.
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    Spain Grand Prix

    I wish they'd hurry up and remove those 53 second lap times. Surely Codemasters must see this. The longer it stays up as the top rank the more the rest of us feel that cheats or game glitches are legitimate. Take them down! Let us see where our actual positions are. For heavens sake this game is a shambles and you just perpetuate our disillusionment with your inability to control the gameplay by allowing this to happen.
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    Spain Grand Prix

    I don't think there's much more you can do. You don't have the Resource Points to upgrade the parts you have, plus those parts probably wouldn't give you much performance increase.
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    Spain Grand Prix

    5 laps will tax my concentration. It's odd; I can do this race in all race modes and never make a mistake. But when the pressure is on, I'm oversteering, understeering or sometimes not steering at all. I'm a musician and have the same performance anxiety when playing. Note perfect when rehearsing, but if recording...as soon as the record button is pressed, I forget the first note. Okay. I did a rerun with steering assist set to low and did a 1:12. It seems like the Silver tier is the most realistic representation of lap times and when they remove the 50 second missing sector participants, we should move into Gold. Is that your interpretation of the overall plan? Surely the top ranked times are clearly an error and will be removed.
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    Spain Grand Prix

    I'm running full aero but can't get much faster than 1:13. Prior to last update I never had a problem with this track, but now any minor infringement results in an engine penalty and one tyre too close to the grass is corner cutting, so I'm losing time being ultra cautious. Can't imagine doing a 1:09.
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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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