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  1. ndrst

    Ea sports it’s in the game

    EA pays over a billion dollars for Codemasters. The money must therefore come back in as quickly as possible, and that can only mean: You have to draw cards in the game. The more money you invest, the better cards you get. In an F1 game that can only mean: You get a better engine, front wing, rear wing, chassis, electronics, etc. when you draw as many cards as you can. The more cards you draw, the higher the chance that you will get a legendary component. If you don't invest additional money, you have significantly less chance of getting legendary components. What works for the FIFA series will inevitably also work for the F1 series. I have no doubts about that. Oh, before I forget, EA doesn't care about offline modes. EA cannot make any money with it, and it only costs unnecessary resources.
  2. ndrst

    Ea sports it’s in the game

    EA pays over a billion dollars. Of course, they want to have full control over Codemasters and the F1 series.
  3. ndrst

    F1 2019 vs F1 2020 A.I. Comparison

    I love it (on 100% Races). That's realistic compared to real life. I have also problems to overtake the AI, and that´s what i wanted for years. Perhaps it would be good if Codemasters would add a slider to reduce the dirty air and increase the slipstream effect for those who want to overtake more (including the AI). I want a realistic implementation of Formula 1. And Formula 1 means : Overtaking is the exception, not the rule. Many may not like that, but that's the way it is.
  4. ndrst

    Quali AI vs race AI

    Make sure that your car is the first car to set a competitive time in qualifying. If you've done that then there won't be any problems. I can't say that the AI is faster in qualifying than in the race, and I've already drove in at least 100 races in MyTeam mode (50% and 100% races).
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    Ea sports it’s in the game

    The last hope for a real F1 simulation is thus finally destroyed. A huge step in the wrong direction. I hate arcade games, and EA loves arcade games. Unfortunately we don't come together like that. The day I should draw cards for a better engine will never come. Never EA.
  6. ndrst

    Performance patch week

    Mercedes 1 second/lap ahead of everyone else (except Verstappen) ? I don't like it, but it's realistic. But what does that means for MyTeam/Career Mode ? The same, but i don't want it. I'm afraid of a realistic performance patch. So I don't need it. A performance patch would completely destroy the balance in the game. Not everything has to be very realistic. The fun of the game should not be forgotten.
  7. ndrst

    AI Difficulty Calculator

    I think the AI calculator is not very useful if you run with the following settings (using a Fanatec-Wheel) : - ABS Help - Full traction control - Automatic gears - ERS Help - DRS Help Here is a table I made using Grand Prix mode. In this mode I drove the Bottas-Mercedes and the Latifi-Williams. I made sure that my teammates Hamilton and Russell were on the same level of performance as me (+/- 0.2 seconds). The results are based on the Standard Setups (Default 2, Default 3 and Default 4) : Note : I don't like to race in Monaco and Singapore because i'm 52 years old and play on 100% race lengths. Monaco and Singapore are to heavy for me. So i skipped this Races. "Red" means : I skipped also this Races because i play with 16 Races in My-Team. As you can see it plays an enormous role with which driving aids you play.
  8. ndrst

    Practice programs time/level issues

    I think in the training programs "green" means that expectations have been met. "Purple" means that the expectations have been exceeded. So if you get "purple" in a training program you get points for something unexpected. Accordingly, you progress unexpectedly quickly in development. I am satisfied when I get "green". I don't need "purple" because I think it's unrealistic.
  9. How should you scale something like that? Should you make the Mercedes artificially 2 seconds faster per lap in 50% races, just so that it can overtake faster after a pit stop ? That's not realistic either. I think the core problem is the weak slipstream, but this problem is not easy to fix. If you were to increase the slipstream effect, then you would simply have to press the overtaking button and you would shoot past the vehicle in front like in Mario Kart. That is then again not realistic. The only way I can see is : The AI has to be more uncompromising when overtaking. But In that case, others will complain that the AI is ruthless.
  10. I drive 100% race length and the fast guys has no problems in my races. The reason is: When the fast guys changes their tires then they already has so much time advantage that they can no longer get stuck behind someone they should actually overtake quickly. It is the same in reality. These problems only occur at 25% or 50% race lengths, not 100% race length, and 100% race length is realistic. So it makes no sense to complain about a problem that occurs under unrealistic conditions (25%,50%). If you want realism then drive 100% race length and your problem is solved.
  11. ndrst

    1.07 patch - is this legit?

    @JesseDeya. I think we should continue this discussion after the winter tests in 2022. So far, there are no signs that Mercedes' dominance could be broken in the foreseeable future. In any case, I don't think looking into the history of Formula 1 to be able to predict the future is expedient.
  12. ndrst


    That would be an idea. The only question is : How many players want to wait so long ? Or to put it another way: How many players will actually play MyTeam until 2022 and beyond ? I believe that the overwhelming majority of players play 3 seasons if they want to achieve their goals. In the first season they want to end up in the top 15. In the second season in the top 10 and in the third season they want to beat Mercedes and become world champions. After that, all goals are achieved and MyTeam gets boring. As far as I can see, the MyTeam mode is designed for just that. For 3, at most 4 seasons. After that, you build everything and the team is way ahead of everyone else. Then there is no reason to continue playing.
  13. ndrst

    1.07 patch - is this legit?

    Maybe. Maybe not. The best engineers in motorsport work together every day at Mercedes to make the car better and better. The team also has the best structure and, as an overall package, also achieves the highest efficiency. There is not the slightest sign that this could change in the near future. Mercedes will become world champion for the seventh time in a row this season, and the probability is very low that another team could become world champion in 2021 because the possibilities are very limited technically to catch up until 2022 for the other teams. What will happen if the best team with the best engineers builds a car for the new rules in 2022 ? In the end the probability is high they will bring the next super car onto the track in 2022, which is then 2 seconds faster per lap than all other cars. The world has changed in all areas. The world has changed enormously in the past 20 years. Formula 1 is no longer what it was when Schumacher was still driving for Ferrari.
  14. ndrst

    F1 2020

    Negative. Everything is smooth and runs fine all the time @60 FPS i7 870 @2.93 Ghz (11 years old), 8 GB Ram (11 years old), GTX 1060 6GB, Windows 7 x64.
  15. ndrst


    I think such a performance patch will not be liked by many people if they experience that the Mercedes is 1-1.5 seconds faster per lap than everyone else. Not even if it is reality. It should also be considered here: What should it look like in the MyTeam career in vehicle development when Mercedes is so dominant right from the start ? Nobody has a chance to catch up with them except the player's team, of course. But is it fun to see Mercedes in front in the MyTeam career for 10 years and the only real competitor for them is our own team ? I do not think so. But that would happen with such a performance patch i believe. In a nutshell: realism is good, but too much realism can have a huge impact on fun.