Jump to content

Dr Zaius

Members
  • Content Count

    377
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Dr Zaius

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. Dr Zaius

    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.
  5. Dr Zaius

    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.
  6. Dr Zaius

    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.
  7. Dr Zaius

    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.
  8. Dr Zaius

    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.
  9. Dr Zaius

    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.
  10. Dr Zaius

    Perfect starts not being recorded...

    Yes. That's been going on for a long time.
  11. Dr Zaius

    What's left?

    My position is identical. I have reached the peak and because of that I have stopped playing all duels because the three common parts rewards isn't worth the effort. I will only take part in weekend Events. I feel the game model offers nothing for top tier players.
  12. Dr Zaius

    Will you pay?

    Do you intend buying a Season Pass or a VIP Membership? I personally think they have overestimated players involvement with this game. If it was a perfect game.... one that ran glitch free and offered a genuine F1 experience with fair play and a fair penalty system, longer races, pit stops, variable weather, etc. I myself might consider one of the paid options, but not in my wildest hallucinations do I see myself paying for this game. Your thoughts my fellow racers?
  13. Dr Zaius

    New slots

    Has everybody got another 28 new slots or have I found a bug? I'd rather a bug. I won't live long enough to fill all of these and I'm not sure I want to be playing F1 Mobile 2049 when I'm 90.
  14. Dr Zaius

    Baku Event

    Didn't we already complete Baku last week? Why is it not in my completed list? Is it just me? If the Event coincide with the actual race, why are we doing it this weekend?
  15. Dr Zaius

    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.
  16. Dr Zaius

    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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. Dr Zaius

    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.
  20. Dr Zaius

    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?
  21. Dr Zaius

    New Azerbaijan event

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

    Baku Event

    Were you on P1? I think P2 is my undoing.
  23. Dr Zaius

    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?
  24. Dr Zaius

    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.
  25. Dr Zaius

    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.
×