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Dr Zaius

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  1. Dr Zaius

    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.
  2. Dr Zaius

    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.
  3. Dr Zaius

    May 21 Update

    What did this do? What did it change or hopefully fix? I just did a dozen races and they seemed to be exactly the same as before. Any explanatory notes in point form will suffice.
  4. So it boils down to the verdict that all the game is good for is killing time. There are no reasons to win, just as there are no reasons to reach the top with its XP Points, 9,999 trophies, bonus liveries and Safety Ratings.
  5. Dr Zaius

    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.
  6. Dr Zaius

    Wow

    I hadn't played for weeks after the V5 update but picked up yesterday to find I was in a steeplechase. Cars were jumping over invisible barriers. Is there a "jump" button somewhere now?
  7. Dr Zaius

    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.
  8. Dr Zaius

    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.
  9. Dr Zaius

    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.
  10. It sometimes feel that we, the players from version 1 were the Guinea pigs. We did the testing while they worked out the most efficient way to generate income. If I downloaded this game now as a new player, I'd be stoked. I'd buy a car, VIP passes and a pile of credits, sure in the knowledge that soon I'd be out of League 8 and on my way to the top. And golly gee and wow! I wonder what happens when I have all those epic parts in League 1?? Well, sorry kid. Nothing happens. You're never a winner. There is no first place, nor a prize at the end. You get nothing for reaching League 1. You just stall on 9,999 trophies and keep doing 1 lap Qualifying duels. Over and over. And keep repeating it.
  11. Dr Zaius

    Final Straw

    My camels back has been broken by so many last straws I have lost count. But yes, I agree, all my usual braking points have changed and a dozen test duels have left me wondering if I need to learn how to negotiate each track all over. My first race was at Spielberg and I can take the first right bend with just a very quick tap on the brake. This time I skidded off the track. Also Singapore. Brake, turn, throttle....but I've hit the wall. DNF.
  12. Dr Zaius

    Goodbye Niki Lauda

    You will be missed.
  13. Dr Zaius

    Goodbye Niki Lauda

    Thanks for remembering this courageous giant of the sport. Perhaps most users here don't remember him, hence no comments.
  14. Dr Zaius

    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.
  15. Let me raise my hand and accept the position of volunteer tester. I have no current full time job and am willing to play from 9am to 1 with a half hour lunch break, then continue testing until 5:30pm. I will provide a written analysis of my findings each Friday evening. 1,000 British Pounds will be my fee. Upon acceptance of the position I will provide my bank details. I look forward to working with Chris and the team.
  16. Dr Zaius

    You know this game is ridiculous when...

    And it's taken you 36 posts for this to become obvious? I realised this at around 33 or 34. 😉
  17. What would those of you who have hit the ceiling like to see? Personally, I am tired off collecting parts. This adds nothing to the game at a high level. In fact if my car went any faster it would be unrealistic and absurd. I don't want a faster car. I don't want helmets or stickers. I don't even want temporary free VIP access to Events. That's a sugar hit that doesn't last and a solid gold car is tasteless even by the design standards of Versace. I'm out of ideas when applying the current game model. So, what do you think could happen for top tier players without reinventing the game in mid-season, which I think we all know is not going to happen.
  18. Dr Zaius

    May 13 Status Update

    Yeah, ticked those boxes. Next idea please?
  19. Dr Zaius

    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??
  20. Dr Zaius

    quit

    There is a game on the market that is everything this should be. Monoposto. Being unofficial it doesn't have actual track simulations but the gameplay is real F1. Practice, qualifying and a choice of races of up to 50 laps. Strategy is important with soft tyres wearing fast, needing frequent pitstops. A choice of harder tyres will let you stay out longer, but you'll lose your lead in a few laps. So you need to make calculated choices under pressure. Downforce is adjustable as is weather. Tracks are wider allowing proper overtaking. It's not perfect, but it's so much more like F1 than this game. Codemasters should buy this from the developer and overlay cars and circuits.
  21. Dr Zaius

    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.
  22. Dr Zaius

    quit

    It's quite telling that Chris has addressed us personally to spruik the great novel, engaging and exciting new additions to the game and nobody has even bothered to respond. I did write a lengthy piece outlining the issues above, but deleted it in favour of a response as bland as the recognition with which his announcement was received.
  23. Dr Zaius

    quit

    I've expressed my thoughts elsewhere and more than once and clearly Codemasters are not thinking long term strategies. They want to attract new players who will spend big to climb Jacobs Ladder in a futile attempt to be as fast as AI competition. Those of us from V1 know this is a fallacy. Like me many players have reached peak status. There isn't a new tier to conquer. Repeating single lap duels for pointless common parts is actually demoralising. I'd rather not risk my good SR and 9,999 points to lose a race or win and still remain on 9,999 but gain a brake pad. You have asked us many times what we the players want and every suggestion has been ignored. No doubt you have had many fruitful meetings resulting in high fives all around as you implement new revenue building components like Season passes and VIP Packages, but look back over what the players want.... nobody asked for this. We want the "Official F1 Game" to mirror as closely as is feasibly possible an F1 Season. So, what are we, the loyal base, many of whom, including myself have spent money on cars and credits supposed to do now? What compels us to play daily? We've hit the ceiling. Have you even given any thought to what we can do to remain engaged with the game or are we necessary collateral damage?
  24. Dr Zaius

    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?
  25. Dr Zaius

    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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