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  1. stephen31416


    So I started a new MyTeam career, not because of rain but because I wanted to up the difficulty and impose some resource point generation constraints. After almost an entire season...wait for it...no big gripes about the frequency of rain. Hasn't been bad at all, maybe a bit more rain than I'd prefer but nothing unrealistic. I've been answering Claire's interview questions as noted in the quote above. Is that the reason for less rain? Is it the new career mode? (seems like safety car appearances vary wildly from one career mode to the next) Am I just on a lucky streak? Not sure which it is, but seemed appropriate to give an update.
  2. stephen31416

    Remove 3 tracks and add your own 3 .

    For the game moreso than IRL: Remove: Definitely Monaco Maybe Singapore Maybe Hanoi (or Baku, I'm not a big fan of street circuits) Add: Fuji Speedway Hockenheim Sepang Circuit (Malaysia -- one of my favorites from 2017, a great mix of high speed corners, quirky technical stuff, and long straights)
  3. stephen31416


    Interesting, will give it a try. I play with flashbacks off, I've had a safety car or two but they've been pretty few and far between.
  4. stephen31416


    I'm on a pleasant string of 7 consecutive dry races, and rain in only one qualifying session. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I've been answering any Claire interview question regarding the weather by staying away from the rain friendly answers, ie, never say that the rain 'certainly didn't dampen my spirits.' We know that how you answer interview questions can have an impact on things other than acclaim (ie, which is your strongest department gives you department upgrades). Maybe just a coincidence, but worth a try.
  5. stephen31416


    I just finished up a qualifier where Q2 started dry for the first couple of minutes, rained for 10 minutes, and then finished dry. The weather is too often too dynamic.
  6. I've experienced on multiple occasions the AI switching to the wrong compound of tire during dry-to-wet (or wet-to-wetter) crossover periods, eg.... you can see below that Zhou switched to fresh mediums on lap 43 and then again on lap 50 when other cars were switching to Ints. He pitted again on lap 51 and swapped to Ints. Below is from the Belgian GP where almost all cars switched from relatively fresh Intermediates to a new set of Intermediates when they should have been switching to full wets. All of these cars then switched to full wets on the next lap. I've seen this on at least a couple of other occasions, both in V 1.12 and 1.13. PS4
  7. stephen31416

    Anyone doubting the Halo now?

    Craziest darn thing I've ever seen: Amazing that he had the presence of mind to extricate himself.
  8. stephen31416


    I think it goes back to at least F1 2019. I recall in the past being annoyed at how often it rained, but this year (and last year) it seems to have gotten even worse. I'm on a string of 5 rain races out of the last 7 right now. I wondered if possibly answers to interview questions could have any effect (ie answering 'wet weather sucks' rather than 'rain doesn't dampen my spirits'), but I that doesn't look to be the case.
  9. stephen31416


    Yeah I think that's an important component of the critique / suggestion as well -- the dynamic weather is so dynamic that it's gimmick-y. Of the 8 rainy races I listed above, not a single one had rain from start to finish. They were all dry-to-wet, or wet-to-dry, or dry-to-wet-to-dry, etc.... Come to think of it, I haven't had a 100% wet race in 2 and half seasons of MyTeam, notwithstanding the fact that I've had rain in either qualy or the race in well over half of the race weekends. I wouldn't mind at all an occasional race weekend where qualifying was in full wet conditions and the race was 100% light rain conditions, or something along these lines. But six consecutive races with a pit stop to switch from slicks to ints (or ints to slicks) is just a cheap gimmick. I prefer the 'probability' approach because in a career mode I ought to be at the mercy of the weather and not the other way around. The probability of getting rain in the game needs to match the probability of getting rain in the real world, and right now it doesn't.
  10. stephen31416


    Update on rain frequency in MyTeam career mode-- I just finished up Monaco in season 3, my last several races in season 2 and first several in season 3: S2 Hungary -- rain during race S2 Spa -- dry weekend S2 Monza -- rain during race S2 Singapore -- rain during qualy and race S2 Russia -- rain during race S2 USA -- rain during race S2 Mexico -- rain during race S2 Brazil -- rain during race S2 Abu Dhabi -- dry weekend S3 Australia -- rain during race S3 Bahrain -- dry weekend S3 Vietnam -- rain during qualy S3 China -- rain during qualy S3 Zandvoort -- dry weekend S3 Spain -- rain during qualy S3 Monaco -- rain during race That's rain in 12 out of 16 weekends including a stretch of 8 wet races in 10 race weekends. That's insane, half that much rain would be way too much. What's more is the weather is too dynamic, it's unrealistically dynamic. A race that starts on full wets, transitions to intermediates and then slicks, then transitions back to ints, and then wets, and then back to ints and finally back to slicks again is.....fun, potentially....if it happens once in a pro-longed career mode. When it happens in back-to-back races it's just a cheap gimmick. This game needs a 'rain probability' setting or slider with increments like: Low probability of rain -- rain may affect 2 - 4 race weekends per year; Mid probability of rain -- rain may affect 3 - 8 race weekends per year; High probability of rain -- rain may affect 4 - 10 race weekends per year. Just tone it down. Reminder:
  11. stephen31416

    Analogue Clutch Bite Point in PS4

  12. stephen31416

    Analogue Clutch Bite Point in PS4

    Man it's been a long time....I set up the Advanced Paddles for F1 2019 and never had to mess with it for 2020. Do your top paddles work? I recall that I had to fiddle with settings to F1 2019 to recognize those and after that everything worked.
  13. stephen31416

    Analogue Clutch Bite Point in PS4

    Yes it does. I use it.
  14. stephen31416

    Race starts are ruining my experience with Codemasters' games

    Practice helps -- a good way to practice is to setup a race weekend at Mexico (where you have a very long straight on the start) and then start and restart and restart the race over and over and over again. Try pulling up the temperature panel on the MFD just before the lights go out. You don't want to see the surface temps on the rear going yellow--if that's happening you're just spinning the rear tires. I think my starts are almost always ok-to-good, and very rarely either bad or great. The typical start is one where I hold position off the line, and maybe make up a spot if I can position my car in a good place going into Turn 1. The reason my starts are never bad is because I never spin the rears, and the reason they're never great is because I don't push the limits on available traction (precisely because my first priority is to not spin the rears). Generally speaking Waiting for five red lights: I know by the sound of the engine where to hold the throttle -- it's just past the edge of the point where the RPM lights light up. (I race in cockpit view and don't view the RPMs). This is something you can figure out with some practice; When the lights go out: Dump the clutch and almost simultaneously shift into 2nd gear--I shift into 2nd before I start applying more throttle; Second phase: Short shift from 2nd to 3rd and also a bit of a short shift from 3rd to 4th. Once in 4th, and when I'm confident I have good traction, I hit the overtake button and up the fuel to rich mix. FWIW some people like to hit the overtake button and up the mix to rich before the lights go out. I don't see the point in that as you're limited by traction and not power in the early phase, but maybe that's just me. Also, I've experimented with starting out in lean mix off the line but I don't find any advantage in that.
  15. stephen31416


    14 of 22 races in first season of My Team had rain in qualy and / or race. That's insane. Half of that amount would be too much. I'm trying to recall races with rain IRL over the last few seasons: Austria 2020 -- wet qualifying, Hamilton on pole; Hockenheim 2019 -- crazy fun race to watch, Hamilton and Bottas both DNF'd Yas Marina 2018 -- threat of rain, which never came, added a bit of interest Maybe I'm missing a few, seems like there was some doubt as to whether to start on slicks or inters at China (maybe it was Malaysia) a few years ago. Whatever the case, it's rain a couple of times a year at most, not 2 out of every 3 race weekends. The rain / dynamic weather is a great feature, like salt....a little bit brings out the flavor, 14 out of 22 weekends is liking dumping the entire shaker of salt onto your mashed potatoes.