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Dr Zaius

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    Insane AI

    Correct me if I'm wrong. My understanding of grid and qualifying races is to beat your opponent. I mention these two formats since they include the topic heading "Insane AI" They could be categorised as window dressing. They make up the numbers so it feels like a real race. Fair enough if they were a benign aspect of the race "against your opponent" which is in all honesty the only match that matters. You do not score extra points for coming first. Although, I think this would be a good idea. But as I just experienced in 3 of my last 5 races, my opponent failed to finish sector 1 and a DNF was the result. Seeing he was stationary in 12th I cruised around like your grandma on a Sunday picnic. But nothing is that simple is it. No. I also failed to finish as I was wiped out by the aforementioned Insane AI. So what am I supposed to do? No opponent. An opportunity to increase my SR, but the game is like the Terminator. It's even programmed to kill little old grannies driving carefully. Why am I simply not permitted to race my opponent? Why must I also race killer bots, who should I beat them, get nothing in return? Many valid points have been raised above. Discuss their implementation. This game is stagnant.
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    Insane AI

    You posted this 15 minutes ago. I'm surprised it took you 15 minutes to work out that nothing is fair in this game.
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    Bye F1 mobile racing

    Having commenced playing upon immediate release, I would have thought the development of the game by now would be much further advanced than it is. I don't play anymore. I reached 9,999 trophies and now cannot see any point competing for three common parts. The game has reached a dead end and I'm not sure why the developers don't see a problem with keeping players interested in the long term. But evidently they don't and it's their loss because I once spent money to climb the ladder, but having reached the top, I now see the only way is down. Really dumb strategy guys.
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    Highest PI

    What is the maximum amount of PI you can achieve? It would appear from the graphic to be 1500. Does anybody have more?
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    Bahrain Event

    A quick calculation shows that my common parts are around 2,800 short of reaching maximum. That's a massive number of race wins to achieve enough boxes to get something that is useless anyway. What was the logic behind raising the Max level to 450 for a steering wheel that does nothing? The inspiration to drive daily is now gone, since I can't possibly reach those 2,800 by winning boxes that contain 3 parts. And I must reiterate..... Why would I want to?
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    Bahrain Event

    I thought I'd take a look in detail at the next event and try a few race condition practice laps. First. Practice laps will cost you in ad viewing time. I didn't like having to watch a 30 second ad every one minute and thirty seconds. So do five lap trials. Second. This is a track I dislike. Not sure if I hate walls or sand more. But putting that aside, the worst problem is the braking point indicators. They stretch for hundreds of metres in the red which means when you really need them they are already red, so you don't know when to brake and this track is maybe the most unforgiving when it comes to poor braking. If you put one wheel in the sand, just quit, because you're not going to recover. Third. Set-ups. No advice at this point. Tried the same as Melbourne and didn't feel right....this is a lot of tight, precise corners so tried an all handling setup which didn't do anything to get me around the tighter corners either. Will try all power next, maybe just hard braking and powering out of corners will work.
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    Bahrain Event

    So here's my Level 7 steering, which is still way off 450 and assuming I get another couple of hundred R&D boxes it will go up from 72 to 75?
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    Bahrain Event

    So you achieved 450 parts? And this is the result? I don't get it. So you have a maxed out cockpit or steering wheel and it has almost no value. You certainly wouldn't swap an epic part for one of these. Or am i missing something?
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    Bahrain Event

    How depressing to watch those 44 parts drop into place and not even make a dent in the 450 target of many components. I'm beginning to doubt whether I'll ever upgrade another part. Edit: I should have just stopped after the first two words of that paragraph.
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    Bahrain Event

    Having seen that I'm not at all sure I'm going to bother with this Event. Not only the manner of driving on display, but two things that dawned on me having completed and achieved Gold in all Events to date. One: There is no record of my achievements. No ladder to climb. No reason to aspire to accumulate wins. Like in, ummmmm..... let's say Formula 1! Which brings me to Two: The rewards. I could get 999 parts and still have nothing to upgrade. I can't recall the last time I upgraded anything. I am sure my iPad will be obsolete by the time I reach the goal of being fully upgraded.
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    Patch 4.5 - now rolling out

    After 6 attempts a connecting finally got a race at Silverstone. An easy track for me. Usually. I know how fast I can take each corner, where to brake. But not now. Spent the whole race on the grass. I think it sums up your updates. I've had to adjust settings to compensate for this update. No brake assists and low stability and steering are a thing of the past. The car I had yesterday is uncontrollable today. Just in time for Bahrain. Great. A few more races a few more losses thanks to being run off the track. Oh and brake assist and maximum assists do nothing. Car control has dropped by 80% since yesterday. Do you sit around trying to figure out ways to ruin this game? Nothing you listed show any signs of improvement and like Outlawchamp I'm sick of coming here to complain. So long.
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    Update 4 is LIVE!

    I don't know how you managed to maintain a connection long enough to reach that stage? Every time I make a few hundred points advance, I lose almost as many with drop outs while waiting for a match, which freezes and thirty points gone with a reboot. Did your XP Points help you along the way?😉
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    XP rating

    I have over 300,000 XP Points. What the hell does it mean and what use is it?
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    XP rating

    Yes, I did read the in-depth explanation upon release and then again, just now, to check that I had perhaps missed something and although it was written in English and the words themselves made sense, I can only conclude that it does nothing for me personally.
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    Update 4 is LIVE!

    Seems less like a game of skill at the moment than a game of chance. You're paired up so that you win one, you lose one. Some races start with your opponent already three or more seconds in front (Hockenheim for me) or you get Singapore where (for me some corners I have no steering) in fact since Update 4 I haven't even completed a full lap. I held out hope things would be better with the last update......now I have no illusions that the next update will achieve anything.
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    Update 4 not good

    I don't know if anyone else has this problem but since the update I just can't win a race. I've dropped over 500 points and since last Thursday I haven't even recorded a time at some tracks because I DNF. My cars behaviour is not what it used to be and tracks that were sure things for me are unwinnable. Maybe I'm just not putting the effort into it. I really don't care about getting to 9,999 anymore since I know that the only way to go from there is down. There's no up.
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    Update 4 not good

    Frozen on this screen. And still I hear that this update is good. Note: more points lost in sprints.
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    Update 4 not good

    I repeat, this game since V3 is really crappy..... from maximum points...... To this..... I've been either stable at 8,500 in V3 but lost 500 since V4....
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    Update 4 is LIVE!

    I've been in the lead against my opponent in the last 3 grid starts and each time was pushed off track from behind. Lost so much time I DNF'd. These shunts are so forceful you're spun around so you can't often find your way back to the track. On a side note, I worked up to 300 credits and couldn't resist the temptation of 90 parts!! After all that, not even one part I could upgrade.
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    Update 4 is LIVE!

    Agree. Based on past experience, even when I score a series of epic parts, I'm still no faster than the opposition. So as a seasoned player as opposed to a newcomer, why would I spend money for credits or resource points? A newbie would because like me they think they'll win more races, but for those of us who have hit the 9,999 trophy ceiling we know that laying out cash is a waste of money and that's where Codemasters are showing no long term vision. And in a short space of time newbies will join us as they leave the game when they too realise they have engaged not with a racing game but a card collecting game with a focus on collecting fast cash from people who don't know what they're doing.
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    Post-Update 4 topics to address

    The safety rating system is meaningless. It is solely based on the outcome of the previous two or three races instead of an overview of your career as a driver. As I have mentioned elsewhere I have tested it by sitting on the grid for 20 seconds, then crashing and destroying my front end at the end of the first straight. After doing this three times, I had a 5 star green safety rating. So it seems the algorithm simply identifies me as completing a race with no contact with another driver. I then resumed racing and despite careful, normal driving the usual contacts occurred and within three races was back in the red zone. Being a five star green safe driver, I was not matched up with players who were notably more polite, neither the actual opponent nor the AI. So the safety rating is meaningless and any race in which you compete will not behave differently if you are five or zero point five.
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    Melbourne Event

    The timing of Update 4 could not have been worse. I had my car finely tuned to get every bit of speed from it for this circuit. I was doing consistent 1:15's with a kind of robotic precision. The update wiped my setup. The update changed the braking points. The update altered the handling. I am trying to prepare all over again, yet most laps see me on the grass or fishtailing into a wall. I can't get my setup back to how it was and I consider myself lucky if I get a lap completed in 1:21 seconds. I wouldn't have thought I would ever choose Update 3 over anything, but never underestimate Codemasters ability to ruin something to a point you wouldn't have thought possible. I fear my engagement with this game is coming to an end. I do not enjoy it. I do not just dislike it. I now hate it. I hate the useless XP system (whatever that is) and I hate the developers expectation that I will join the masses in the never ending, infinite folly of collecting parts that I know from experience will not make me more competitive.
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    Post-Update 4 topics to address

    Also, how can I finish at Melbourne inside the top 100 of over 10,000 participants and I can't even finish a race at Canada since Update 4? I'm outpaced, run off the road, colliding with walls, all DNF. Canada used to be a sure thing for me, now I slide around like it's pouring rain.....which it usually is at Canada. But that's another story.
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    Melbourne Event

    So did we get our rewards or not? I didn't see it happen. All I can confirm is an ugly Australian flag livery, but no indication of parts added since I have nothing to upgrade. Seems like such a letdown. Makes me wonder why people bothering to redo laps when there's no difference between 1st and 761st.
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    Post-Update 4 topics to address

    Melbourne over. Now what? Back to the same old game except with the depressing reminder that some parts need a total of 450 to reach maximum. That's a lot of single lap races when spread over a multiple parts. I mean a real lot. And what do we do with those XP Points again? Has anybody got any idea what they're good for? What am I aiming for in this game? I once had maximum points and that brought no reward? I'm in League 1, there's no higher to go.
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