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  1. Norrin78

    Braking assist

    Hi, As a player who uses braking assist, I find it pretty depressing to lose several tenths or even a second over one single corner or chicane against other opponents. So here’s a list of corners where I regularly get outrageously outrun by duel opponents: Melbourne turn 11-12 Sakhir turn 11 Shanghaï turns 13 & 16 Spielberg turn 6-7 Silverstone turn 17-18 Hockenheim turn 13 Budapest turn 8-9 Suzuka turn 1-2 Sao Paulo turn 4 Yas Marina turn 12-13 Could devs improve braking assist in those corners to make players who use it lose less time? Another way to solve this could be to tweak matchmaking to avoid duel between players who use braking assist and others who don’t, even if it means playing against bots. That would be nice. Thanks
  2. Norrin78

    Belgium Grand Prix Event

    I struggled to qualify (had to deactivate braking assist to achieve 1:42:00). And during races, it was really difficult to gain positions. In race 2 and 3, I needed one lap just to catch up with the guy in front of me at the start of the sprint... pretty depressing. Ended up 4th. Could have achieved 3rd without a mistake at La Source in the last lap 🤬 Bronze tier obviously for me as I use brake assist. Monza, here I come 😎
  3. Norrin78

    Worlds fastest Austria Grand Prix event

    Hi, @CosareNL: I didn’t say devs were not to blame, I said they don’t really care. Of course, I don’t understand why it is so difficult to define track boundaries and apply penalties or slowdown when you cross them but I don’t know much about programming so maybe it’s not that simple. And I definitely don’t blame other players who just try to push the game to the limit. That’s fair enough for me. About braking assist, I’m seriously considering to drop it (because it definitely kills me on numerous corners; there again, why is it so difficult to adjust?) but playing on a smartphone with my thumbs to steer makes manual brake pretty difficult especially with multiple opponents. And I agree with you @iainc: this is an official game. So it is disappointing that they don’t try to solve those issues. But like I said, I’m not sure they really care 😐
  4. Norrin78

    Useless Parts

    I totally agree with that. Even getting a common part to level 8 or 9 seems pointless.
  5. Norrin78

    Worlds fastest Austria Grand Prix event

    Interesting post that made me realize that there are basically 2 types of players: - the ones (like me) who tries to play in a realistic way, trying to recreate what they see on TV, - and others that consider this purely as a game and will try to figure out how to get the best possible lap times, meaning they won’t hesitate to cut corners if the game allows them to do it, searching for every additionnal inch without getting a penalty or slowdown, and of course playing the game in the most efficient mode (eg. without driving assists). The first ones call the second ones cheaters and the second ones call the first ones sunday players. None of them are right. We just don’t play the game the same way. In the end what bothers me is that I think it’s not really a devs concern because no matter what they do, they will always end up with those 2 types of irreconcilable players. So imo, there’s not much more to do about GP events (I know I will always be stuck in bronze tier and well, so be it). But for duels, matchmaking should avoid confrontation between those 2 types of players. And I don’t think only in terms of gold/silver/bronze tiers but also of driving assists: for example, a player using braking assist shouldn’t be facing an opponent (real or AI) who don’t use it. And I’m definitely not sure this is the case. Great lap indeed even if, imho, your car goes too often outside track boundaries and shouldn’t be allowed to do it 😅
  6. Comforting to see I’m not the only one experiencing all those issues. I pretty much agree with all of them. I would add that the penalty system, despite being a good idea in the first place, is finally doing more harm than good the way it is implemented today. It doesn’t discourage bad behaviors and even end up giving unfair penalties to fair players. So, as of today, definitely pointless. And that it is getting boring to fight duels I can’t actually win because my opponent (real or bots, who cares) can get 1+sec ahead within a single corner. I get the feeling I’m having more and more duels like this and it just feels like I’m losing my time. Especially when sometimes you finally get a good duel, with both cars remaining within a few tenth for the all lap, and it reminds you how enjoyable this game can be. Is a better matchmaking possible?
  7. Norrin78

    Epic parts level 5?

    Just saw new patch solved this 🤣 Great!
  8. Norrin78

    Epic parts level 5?

    Hi, I reached level 4 on two epic parts and it doesn’t seem to be able to reach level 5 (see picture). Problem is I have the VIP pass that allows you to chose between two epic parts for improvement each time you earn one. And when one of those level 4 epic parts is picked I don’t really have a choice anymore. So could it be possible to unlock level 5 for epic parts or prevent level 4 epic parts to be drawn for the VIP pass advantage? Thanks
  9. Norrin78

    DRS now reaching 400+ kph!!

    Actually this was quite fun 😆 But it screwed 2 or 3 of my best laps. Anyway to reset those from time to time?
  10. Norrin78

    Update 6 feedback hub

    Also race starts are much better now. In grid start you can actually overtake some cars in front of you (which I never managed to do before despite perfect starts). And I don’t seem to get those abrupt slowdown in sprint race starts which is great. A bothering issue still is that on some tracks there are curves where I almost always lose a lot of time against my opponent: - Sakhir turn 11 - Shanghai turn 13 - Suzuka S curves are the worst. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with driving assists. My guess is that players not using them get an unfair advantage in this curves (I use full driving assists). Monaco became even more difficult due to bumping track mostly. You really need to give a stronger penalty for players short cutting Nouvelle chicane. Especially players not using braking assist who go can go through it at full speed and gain some time despite getting a penalty. And finally I’m still annoyed by those penalties given to the driver on the outside of turns no matter what. Doesn’t seem fair to me. Even if it’s pretty realistic when you see what happened last sunday 😅
  11. Norrin78

    Update 6 feedback hub

    Hi, Indeed, tracks are quite bumpy now, making you lose control in curbs. Not great. About haptic, what devices are compatible? Doesn’t work on my iphone 6s. Would love to have it. PS: New liveries are awesome 😎 Thanks
  12. Norrin78

    French event

    Hi, Once again I get troubled by gold tier laptimes: 1:20:... come on! How is that even possible. Could someone post a video for my education please 🤨 As I’m still trying to figure this out, are there players out there who use full driving assist (like me) and manage to reach silver or gold tier on GP events? Because my guess is that it’s not really possible. If you want to achieve that you have to play without driving assist which I find unfortunate. Knowing this would at least comfort me a little 😂
  13. Hi, I agree about those contacts where handed penalties don’t seem fair. Against players who don’t use braking assist, I used to be bumped into the rear and knocked off the track. But this issue seems to have been addressed (at least I get the feeling it doesn’t happen anymore). But I have a real issue with players making desperate moves on the inside, knocking me out of the track, getting away with it and last but not least, handing ME a penalty. In my case it happens regularly. Fortunately the game is as good as it ever was, so I just quit and try another race. But this is very annoying and should be addressed one way or another (giving a penalty to the inside car or not giving a penalty to the outside car or allowing contact with no penalty at all but preventing the outside car being knocked off the track). About the SR, I find it very difficult to have a good one (and keep it). Basically, either you try to do a clean race to get a good SR, or you try to win it. But doing both is almost impossible for me. Bots, even if they are much better now, keep having weird behavior most of the time. Overtaking you at 400 km/h, then performing unnecessary heavy braking on the next corner so that it is impossible to avoid contact. In the end still having fun, so that’s what matters 😀 I hope the french event will be great with the track update. See you on the track!
  14. Norrin78

    Spain Grand Prix

    Late answer. 1:14:738 with an iphone 6S. I see setups with no brakes at all. Weird 🤔
  15. Norrin78

    Rewards for veterans?

    Hi, Been playing for a long time and I’m stuck at level 25 and 9999 cup points. Still playing though but it would be nice to have new goals to achieve. Thanks