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  1. We're 3 months into the life of a game that's barely, if at all, gonna live past its first birthday. My team is good enough it seems and chapeau for that. but the multiplayer is in a worse state than ever, and the lack of patches and updates is beyond comprehension. Every league I know of is already struggling to keep the disillusioned drivers aboard because despite promises suggesting otherwise, this game continues the trend of having more buggy MP than the last one. There's still countless issues from the spectator standpoint. (Startlights, leaderboard glitches, incorrect tire info, incorrectly outlined tires, still no penalties) But also as a driver there's just TOO MUCH that can go wrong and require a restart. Some examples: - Cars of disconnected people causing havok on the starts/restarts (Made worse by the fact that you cant take control BEFORE the start so there's always an ai car driving away as the lights go on and then being an unghosted obscacle. in the first lap.. with more chance of chaos as the driver tries to retake control (and there aren't even lights in my experience anymore so you better get your timing right) - Safety car still sometimes gives the instruction to overtake incorrectly and then DSQ'ing within a second after doing so (no time to slow down or something) - Safety car gets glitched out by the same bug thing that messes up the leaderboards in laps 2-3 requiring the field to overtake the s.c. sometimes etc. - Delta's are STILL unreliable. Especially on the start straight they not update/are wrong at the line. But people photofinishing behind can win, and sometimes both or NONE of 2 cars have drs..... - Screenfreezes as people join/leave sessions. - Penalties awarded by the game for things that we DONT want the game to give penalties for, cause the game OBVIOUSLY can't reliably give the correct penalties for those. we have stewards for that. - Tires in f2 being random so some people are unfairly stuck on the harder tire. - Entire lobbies glitching out because 1 driver's pc missed it's check/his game crashed. - Grip hack Cheaters (Although that's more of an open lobby/ranked issue.. in leagues they just get respectfully asked to move their folly elsewhere) - Ghosting needs to be reworked in general as it is unusable in either mode now (AI'ing disconnects should ALWAYS ghost.. even when ghosting is off) I can go on but I think my point is made. @BarryBL How is it possible that we have to wait so long for more updates? How does your statement that multiplayer is getting more attention this time around relate to the amount of updates and fixes we're seeing? Can you explain to me why not more effort is being put into testing and fixing these glaring bugs right now? We should be getting an update every 2 weeks the state this game is in. Just TRY stuff at least. it can barely be worse than it is now. The only meaningful updates that have come out so far in three (3!!!!) months are the hold button for ERS and the multiplayer car for time trial.. The first one after a huge "you think you do, but you don't" style turnaround from you guys. It was the first thing that came up in the beta and still took months. The bugs are still there. Just to compare. I sometimes play paradox games on the side. Recently CK3 was released, and just like with F1 2020, in pure Paradox fashion, it was very buggy at launch. This is where the comparison ends though. Because within a month of release, Paradox released patch 1.1. I want to invite you to have a look at the patch notes here: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/ck3-dev-diary-42-1-1-patch-notes.1428193/ Now those are patch notes. Written by a company that wants to fix their bugs. AND don't want to let their customers in the dark. They contain more text than all the text in all of the f1 games combined, and are just a blast to read for anyone who likes fixes 😉 How good would it be if we could get one of those for the f1 games once. Where you read, and read, and all the things that annoy you in one way or another, just got called out by name in text and FIXED. Those developer diaries in general are super enlightening. They have us get to know the developers. what they like about working on the game. aspects of it they find cool. I'd love to know them better and have explained to me why the priorities are so far away from a stable multiplayer. IMO it is stable multiplayer that will take the game around it's lifeyear in healthy fashion. it is what gets streamed the most, gives the most exposure for both f1 and your game in general. Right now mp is only making f1 2020 the laughing stock of online racing games, and multiple leagues are already discussing moving to ACC, DESPITE most of the communities being super f1 focussed. It's just not fun anymore. We've been lied to for too long. Nothing is changing. It's getting worse every year. We went from July until now without any meaningful updates to multiplayer stability. And although the driving itself is great and fun while it works, the continuous frustrations of having to restart way too many sessions, getting the screenfreezes whenever someone joins or leaves (0,2 sec stutter can easily be your quali gone) , and the streams looking trash half the time because the info on screen is not correct, just is too much for many people, myself included. I've just kinda lost hope now myself too. Seems like you're not really bothered about multiplayer after all. For people who only play multiplayer the amount of money that you dare to ask for the buggy mess that you get almost feels like theft. Especially considering the effort that obviously went into adding a microtransaction store to the game. Something that's not gonna be able to get used a lot if people stop playing your game very early on.. But hey, I must know nothing about it, and having even the most dedicated f1 fans stop playing your game within a few months because it's just too buggy is probably a very smart move that I just don't get.
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    Track situation for F1 2021

    Nah but they make the official f1 game. Not the official f1 spin-off game with "Up to half the tracks that actually get raced on!" if they release a game without a lot of the tracks that f1 drives on again, then it is very clear that this '1 game a year approach' that codies have been trying for years now has run its course. Focus on fixing the game, and adding 'the' and 'more' tracks via dlc. it's such a no-brainer. We'll actually arrive at a fixed and functioning game at some point in the future and there is more time to put into improvements and adapt to calendar changes if you don't have to redo the same game every year. We can't be in a situation where every time in the future where f1 has to, or wants to, change the calendar around at semi short notice, we end up with an official f1 game with NOT the official calendar. Just because the codemasters are reinventing the wheel for the 13th time and don't have time for silly things like adding official tracks that they actually drive on. Not saying they should stick with the same one forever but 1 in every 4 years would do just fine and they can keep on actually improving the game for far longer, make it way better, and we'll end up with a 4-in 1 game that can be so much more than the sum of its parts. the new cars/tracks/seasons dlc's can cost exactly the same as the game for all I care. It's just a lot more efficient and less wasteful use of the developers time if they keep building and improving on the same thing for longer. A lot of hard work and man hours get thrown away when a game gets obsolete every year after 11 months. (even a bit earlier once they start hyping up the new game and interest for the old one plummets and people just start waiting)
  3. So after the last hugely disappointing patch, a lot of people giving up on the game altogether, and since multiplayer is still a glitch minefield with all the things that can go wrong or mess it all up, (I mean half the stuff we're used to by now but it just goes to show how bad it all is.) I'm wondering: (1) Will we be seeing an actual patch for this game? (2) In what timeframe will that be? With actual, I mean a patch that will fix those issues with multiplayer and has people think after installing it "wow, the game is seriously less broken than it was before now!" @BarryBL (3) will the next patch, or an upcoming patch, actually contain the long list of fixes that are needed to make this game playable online? Or (4) Are you (guys) well happy with keeping us on a leash with patches that fix NOTHING. and slowly cruise to the next time we have to pay 70 euro's for a broken (issues even in very controlled e-sport environment) game? Thank you very much. (I've numbered the questions to make it easier to see if they've all been answered)
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    too much rain

    i thought there was about a 20% chance of rain every session on most tracks so seems about right.
  5. Just be patient. it's only a month and a half after they replicated a very immersion breaking bug. This game has a 12-month lifespan so it's absolutely no biggy they take months to fix these issues. Besides, you already paid. what do they gain by fixing the game for plebs that already gave them their money? It's a sad affair that F1 doesn't realize the potential of a good, working f1 game. And instead let's codies half-arse their way to some easy cash grabs.
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    Hanoi dropped from 2021 calendar

    Very true. and maybe then they could also get around to fixing this game first. 1 working game is better than 5 unstable glitch simulators. stop with the obvious money grabs and start to deliver quality. And a functioning game
  7. Ladies and gents, Last week we've past the 2000th bug report topic for this 4 months old game! This went by totally unnoticed, but as this has to be some kind of new record, I think some kinds of celebrations are in order. Of course, some of them got combined over time, so we might have crossed that milestone some time ago. We're now at 2157 topics and counting! so it's still going really well. Big shoutout to the guys having to read and respond to all of those, your job can't be easy at an average of 19 bug report topics a day. (For the record, I only counted the "Gameplay issues and bugs TA" topics, and not the "Systems and connectivity TA" topics, which would add another 300 topics to the mix) Everyone must feel really proud of reaching such a milestone. And this game keeps on exceeding expectations. Only last week we got the long-awaited return of the VSC glitch (https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/63166-bug-pc-vsc-bug-is-back/?tab=comments#comment-575541) and more and more new ones are getting introduced with every new patch. Big thanks to all those people finding time to file those bug reports. As you can see it's really helping. My suggestion for a celebration event is the release of a "2000 bug reports" themed helmet, gloves, and underpants DLC. But if you have any better ideas feel free to shout! I'm proud of you guys.
  8. I don't think they don't care, they just have bigger fish to fry. Like the host getting a 2 second head start. But playing with people you know/trust is a lot better with games like these anyway. you're too much dependant on the other people behaving 😛
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    Codies, Please don't sell to Take Two

    Sounds like they're made for each other then tbh
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    Forum bug

    I just made a topic on this very forums. This is the link: https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/63336-where-is-your-self-respect-codies/ When I try to view it however I get this error code: Sorry, there is a problem You do not have permission to view this content. Error code: 2F173/K Is there any way around this? Thanks in advance!
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    2000th bug report topic celebration.

    ACC has a lot smaller developer team I've heard and that has a lot fewer issues and tiresome bugs happening, so it can be done. if your priorities are right. Besides, I don't even think getting a few more people on it would endanger its profitability (but maybe that's my naivety) I don't really believe this game is so close to break-even profit-wise, that getting more people in to make it better and actually work is a super risky thing to do. Some things are just sensible investments though. as, in the long run, a working game will be way more viable and this game could have 20 times the online player base if the game actually functioned, giving it waaaaaay more exposure on twitch and youtube, boosting sales even more. now people who see the game on twitch only see the ******** and people being so, so, so tired of this stuff... If they don't realize that, then this whole 'codies f1 game' endeavor was just a HUGE missed opportunity and a big shame for all gaming f1 fans that FOM hasn't managed to find a developer for their license that actually tried. (and for the record, I do realize all the individual people working on the game have its best interest at heart and are really trying their best) But the evidence is undeniable that: It's-Not-Working-Out-Like-This
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    2000th bug report topic celebration.

    The thing is. the fact that we 'facilitate' doesn't make codies policies and way of scamming their customers less disgusting. They have a monopoly on f1 games. and people are always gonna buy it. You can't expect people to make the right call in these matters. People just want to play f1 games. however **** they might be because there is no alternative. Doesn't mean we can't call them on their scams. their lies. and their total incompetence. YES, I bought it. But then again THEY said they were gonna make multiplayer a priority. They promised the world. and didn't openly communicate the terrible state the game that we would buy was in. They even pay reviewers to keep quiet about all the bugs so you need to buy it to find out that they've been lying again. More funny still: they want us to vote the game racing game of the year 🤣 They have literally no shame.
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    State of F1 online multiplayer

    There's countless posts on this.. The thing is it's almost impossible to have a race without bugs. https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/59279-the-state-of-multiplayer/ https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/62120-state-of-multiplayer/ https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/58588-multiplayer-to-do-list/ Here's a selection of some of the topics i made about the issues in the game. They are not at all ALL the issues. just the ones I found most glaring. All of these points they have been unable to fix for months now. All the while introducing new bugs, and even REintroducing bugs they fixed in previous patches (like the vsc bug) https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/63166-bug-pc-vsc-bug-is-back/ I, for one, don't know what game you're playing that you haven't found anything wrong with it. Time trial is the only game mode that runs without a lot of issues at this point.
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    State of F1 online multiplayer

    They don't care unfortunately. You gave them your 70 euro's already, And besides. The monopoly they have on f1 games ensures they will sell however trash they make their game. For me FOM is as much to blame as the people in charge at codemasters. They let this **** go on and on and let Codies prostitute the name of their sport in this way. But all the while the people who bought this game feel rightfully cheated, They just ask you to vote their game racing game of the year. Like it's NOT trash 😂 It's absolutely amazing that human beings can disrespect their customers so much. They must think we're ATM's or something. Or bots
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    2000th bug report topic celebration.

    I hope you can appreciate the HUUUUGE greyzone between 0 bugs and 2000+ bug reports in 4 months. The thing is we're at a point now where making an entirely new game is less work than fixing all the bugs in this one. Exactly! the people in charge at codemasters are cheapskates that aren't ambitious enough with their game. There's clearly not enough people on the job, fixing 1 bug at a time all the while introducing 3 new ones with every patch. But I think we're all in agreement that codemasters SHOULD put more effort in their f1 games which is why the comparison is spot on. Want to make something good? you need to invest the time and effort. Codies have been half-arsing this for way too long now. (And if they're incapable, they should admit defeat and give the license to a more capable company)
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    2000th bug report topic celebration.

    And it would only be right. This is a HUGE milestone. I don't think any other game has such a dedicated community trying so, so hard to do the developers' job. And we only have to pay 70 euro's to be a playtester. It's a bargain if you think about it. Who wouldn't want to play a broken game and spend months filing bug reports with little to no return?
  17. A detailed description of the issue. I've heard of this glitch often, never had it happen to me before. It's absolutely amazing. In the clip you can see embassy going briefly off track while going slowish. this has me overtake him for a split sec, after which the game tells me I made an illegal overtake. so I let him back past and then HE gets an illegal overtake on me. ad infinitum. After a while brownie gets passed (Without any issue amazingly) but then I get the same **** with ANOTHER driver (hz3rd) The guy (br0wniE) who's POV the clip is from apparently knows how to fix this. But this is a good example of what playing your game feels like right now. A minefield of glitches that you have to try to navigate while also driving an f1 car. Clear cut case of why not having servers is bad.. just 2 clients thinking they know best and little to no communication between them, or a server that tells who is in the right. Also codemasters have in their infinite wisdom decided that giving pitstop penalties is a good idea. This means that if this bug occurs, people who do overtake under sc get a PITSTOP penalty that, in case of another pitstop, can't be removed by the stewards after the race. A very clear case of bugs being made worse by terrible game design. Platform PC What version of the game you are using (Shown on the start screen in the bottom left corner of the screen) Latest (was yesterday) Ranked/Unranked/Leagues Unranked league race Wired or Wireless Connection? Mix The amount of players in your session? 18 + 2 coms Were you the host? No Did this issue happens for everyone in the session, just some people or just yourself? What did they see? For at least 3 people (Bica, Embassy, Hz3rd) We need to be able to make your problem happen internally so we can fix the issue. Can you make the problem happen again? I guess do close calls like this under sc and have the game glitch out clients not communicate with eachother. How do you make the problem happen? By playing your game. I'm as good as done with it tho. and with these bug reports that you guys use as toilet paper. Can you add a report code. How to find this is in Main Menu > Game Options > Settings > 16 digit code in the bottom left of the screen. Please make sure that this is the code from the session you had the issue in. Adding report codes from as many users in your session as possible would be really helpful here. No. I ragequitted shortly after and you're not fixing it anyway so I'm done bugging people for report codes if the results are HUGELY disappointing patches like the one last week, that only proved to reintroduce old bugs....... Besides. people are getting tired of me asking. I was the only one with any faith you had the intention to fix it to begin with, and it's gone now. Video of the issue, including timestamps. Did you stream the session? https://clips.twitch.tv/InnocentStrangeHarePermaSmug (POV from driver behind (Br0wniE)) https://clips.twitch.tv/SpineyDrabStrawberryDoggo (Stream)
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    F1 2021 TRACKS

    I know what you're saying. i play some ACC and iracing as well. But like many people i'm mainly into F1. and codies have become masters in abusing that. Besides. i like the handling and driving well enough. It's the bugs (and penalties) that i think are way worse than they have any right to be in a 70 euro game.
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    F1 2021 TRACKS

    It makes it more sad that the core game is actually good. It just doesn't matter if the game is practically impossible to enjoy because of all the bugs. In the end it's still broken. I only play online and about half the races go to **** in one way or another.
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    F1 2021 TRACKS

    Cause this game got a 91 on ign that must have been bought or reviewed by someone who played for an hour and isn't really a racing game enthusiast. I'm not saying what i think will happen. I'm saying what i think SHOULD happen if the people pulling the strings at codies had a spit of decency. What they're doing now is theft on a yearly basis. Using lies and false promises as their favoured methods of keeping people onboard, instead of fixing their trash.
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    F1 2021 TRACKS

    Which is why. CLEARLY a change is needed. It's not working as it is. And CLEARLY they should, for once, fix first what they made people pay a premium for. Before having people pay another premium for another broken game. I know they make money this way. But would they really want to be known as a company that screws the fans over year after year just because they got the F1 game monopoly? Besides. at one point FOM will figure out this ******** is not the best advertisement for their brand.
  22. A detailed description of the issue. The bug, allowing anyone but the host to ignore the end of the vsc period (as long as the vsc is over before the timer you have to get back in the delta runs out) is back, after being fixed. Platform [PC] What version of the game you are using (Shown on the start screen in the bottom left corner of the screen) Latest Ranked/Unranked/Leagues Unranked Wired or Wireless Connection? Wired The amount of players in your session? 19 Were you the host? No Did this issue happens for everyone in the session, just some people or just yourself? What did they see? We confirmed it's back for anyone (but the host) We need to be able to make your problem happen internally so we can fix the issue. Can you make the problem happen again? Do what is done in the video How do you make the problem happen? See video.. it's not hard. Can you add a report code. How to find this is in Main Menu > Game Options > Settings > 16 digit code in the bottom left of the screen. Please make sure that this is the code from the session you had the issue in. Adding report codes from as many users in your session as possible would be really helpful here. Nope sorry. not needed though cause you already fixed it once Video of the issue, including timestamps. Did you stream the session? https://clips.twitch.tv/DeafSpicySalsifyStoneLightning I mean........................... It took me a while to report this because I just couldn't believe you guys managed to sneak the bug back in so i had to check it for myself.. You've outdone yourself Codemasters. You really did.
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    Who invented the strict penalty system?

    Well that's because "regular" is a total cornercutting madhouse then and That should be fixed then. Although just a 'better' way of calculating if time was gained in a corner or not is preferable. I get what you're saying, but if the end result is now we have 2 garbage cc modes and neither of them is realistic. On regular you can get away with cutting almost every chicane even in quali.
  24. Is the controller fine? are you sure they both go to 100% throttle when fully pressing down the trigger? I assume you're using the same car as if you don't turn on equal car performance then obviously the williams would be slower than the merc. (although maybe not even that much on the straight)
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    F1 2021 TRACKS

    Guys, guys! f1 2020 is nowhere near done yet. IT's still a very expensive beta. No need to talk about f1 2021 yet. They won't have time for that considering all the things they still have to fix on this one. They wouldn't want to have so many people pay 70 euro's for such a broken game right? Codemasters aren't thieves.. If anything f1 2021 should be a dlc for this game. That way they finally have time to fix one and make one actually work.