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  1. Carystus

    Constructors Trophy Career Mode

    I just won my first Constructors Trophy in MyTeam Career mode (PS4) but didn't get a mail for the trophy to add to my licence. As previous years have had it I'm guessing its a bug? Or have codies stopped adding it as a show trophy?
  2. Carystus

    Slow Driver Market

    1st season end Grosjean retired, Russell went to Haas and Matsushita (who's been doing awesome) got signed to Williams. That was it. 2nd season ended and magic happened!! Ricciardo (who is spelled wrong in the interview *PS4 version* btw Codies) got a seat in Merc along side Hamilton! Awesome move! Seb retired, Verstappen went to Ferrari Gasly moved up to RB and Perez also joined him there. Bottas went to Renault. Albon and Räikkönen went to RP. De Vries got signed to Alfa Romeo. Stroll went to AlphaTauri. So that's RB with an even bigger purse.. It was a pretty epic change! Its pretty random. Just like the odd driver will get a sudden boost or fail rate that will effect their seat. Bottas last 3 races got involved in mid field collisions so assume that caused his move and RB were struggling as a team and totally disbanded lol! If you do another career it'll be different again. I'm enjoying the odd random event or abnormal result that effects teams and drivers. I've noticed it fast and directly affects their R&D growth allowing a lower team to rise and higher team to fall randomly. Long as you let it happen. I did get a scenario where Kvyat was qualifying really well, top 10 in bottom 3 team (at the time) but I actually restarted those as I thought it was a bit disrespectful to Gasly and after 3 race weekends of this to get more "normal" results for him without direct intervention it seemed to stop doing it and restored balance to the back of the grid. I allowed (no restarts) Räikkönen to get a flurry of great quali results and now he's in the RP, top 4 car. I really like that evolution. Bit cheeky to be bias to Kvyat but Gasly has had such a stronger last year and still out doing Kvyat so I'd hate to see him rise and gasly stay low down. If you are into these tests I highly recommend you try it out. You can directly or indirectly get involved with it and see realistic results/outcomes by it. Overall a good system in my eyes. I might actualy test it more directly with a set driver just to see if its not a fluke. But if you are having a boring transfer career then why not try to "intervene" a little, help a driver out or back a driver off a bit and see what happens? Its a game afterall, why not have a bit of fun with it?
  3. Yeah I see that too. Its circuits just long enough for the power to win overtakes so the slower AI can't defend so easily and have no choice but to concede. I have put a request through to look into it so hopefully they will find out and get a work around sorted for it 🤞
  4. Carystus

    What does teammate's acclaim actually do?

    Nice info everyone 👍 I'm very interested in all of this. And just suddenly my acclaim %, though states the same number, is suddenly increasing much slower on the bar marker. So a breakdown would really help there for sure. I'm also sticking with my first choice driver. I've got all level 2 2nd driver department unlocked and its really showing in race results. Still no perks showing for her but if they start using their own contract money this would be brilliant! Nearly finished season 2 so see how far I can get with my prize money as I'm on target with all sponsors. But I'm annoyed I still can't choose to offer better or longer contracts. Its still half season only. Wondering if anyone has got different options available to 2nd driver contracts?
  5. Carystus

    Question about F2 2020 and My Team mode

    Not heard any news though the 2019 game the update in drivers came much later on. If I remember right it was toward the end of the F1 season that the update came. I can imagine with enough demand it could come but if they do add 2020 F2 line up then I can only imagine they'd simply add the extra avatars to the roster rather than replace. As if Codies replaced drivers players already picked for my team it would cause a bit of upset. So I wouldn't worry about starting a My Team and getting screwed over. Worst case they do like at the start when they added performance improvements to the drivers and teams and sent a mail like the career trophy mails stating they updated and would you like to implement it to your current career mode (you could accept or decline) or preferably as stated above, they simply add extra drivers to the current career roster for future team negotiations.
  6. Carystus

    What does teammate's acclaim actually do?

    I'm only aware by my own team that 2nd driver adds acclaim to the overall team % so higher level means more % added to overall team acclaim which increases overall income and winnings for main sponsor. Also puzzled me that the 2nd driver has a perk table too but no option to upgrade. But I've not tested if the 2nd driver can become the 1st driver and take over the perk and R&D guidance. Curious if this is an area you tested yet? If the other driver can be put into 1st role by outperforming the player if they take all those bonus extras on board. As it is currently for me 2nd driver can help contribute to all areas. They add R&D points in practice sessions and add to team acclaim but the amount or % is much less. Though my first race I did qualify ahead but added parts penalties so started behind, but then finished the race ahead of my team mate but they actually got more acclaim than me. In fact it took me to race 3 to get ahead of my team mates acclaim income %. This could be to do with starting acclaim level though as I didn't pay much attention to that. Assuming the created player starts at zero. I am happy though that my driver Tatiana Calderón is clean and consistent (not fast though) so the income is consistent in rising as her acclaim level grows. I'm definitely going to pay more attention to it now lol I'm all for trying to perfect my team.
  7. I think Codies have it down really well for tyres as there can be times in dry but cloudy cool conditions where the medium tyre performs better than the softs as happens in real racing. Conditions are key. BUT the AI issue is different. I've noticed an AI out of traffic can go much faster on the right tyre but soon as they get behind someone then they go yellow flag mode. However they do have good attacking aggression. Test holding the AI back or giving them just the slightest of gaps and they'll gun for it. But they don't do this for other AI. Now it could be they are a little TOO intelligent as in they know exactly what corners to defend inside or outside as I've seen plenty of good attempts by faster AI to overtake BUT the defender always wins unless an extreme situation presents itself, rare mechanical issue possibly from pushing too hard too long? Or another AI causes a block or other similar issue to the defending AI. The last 3 races for me have been entirely yellow flag AI bar whoever is 2nd behind my 3 poles in a row. These 3 races I did accurate difficulty to my cars performance, slightly lower and super easy. All three times the 2nd car would do a Need For Speed style "Catch up" where even on super easy they'd fly along with me for the most part of the 1st lap even well ahead of the 3rd place AI. So its not just a case of max fuel and energy use but something in the coding that is screwing up the AI. The worst thing is getting an AI to react or evolve solely around the player. They need to get their independence back like they did so well in 2018. Sure they fought maybe a little too much and sometimes ruined their own races but they at least took each car whether human or AI as equals and had great fights. Its much more staged now to the player. Though the starts are exciting and midfield starts for me are great fun. You can see the issue much clearer up front. The AI are aggressive in the wrong situations and wasteful of their boosts (when not cheating, seemingly limitless ERS etc). Especially the starts. Racing so hard they burn out harder! Bar the "cheating" AI closest to the player who seems to have far longer boosts than the other AI who fall back fast. If they have a catch up system they need to dump that fast. The worst invention in gaming ever! More consistency in pace. Better tyre to situation consistency. And more human style AI overtaking, if the AI always know exactly what to do to defend (ERS perfect timing and perfect lines), and speed and talent mean nothing (yellow flag syndrome), then there will never be a real overtake opportunity. This stands even for the top teams struggling to overtake midfield teams (also regardless of tyre). So to sum up. More consistent pace, more "human" defending. AI treating other AI the same as the player.
  8. Carystus

    I want my money back

    Damn hardcore bug! Luckily not had this on PS4. You on PC?
  9. Carystus

    I want my money back

    That is just the button binding. Unbind the view from the steering in options.
  10. Carystus

    What camera do you use?

    But not showing the limited visor view also can be considered an assist too. The most realistic sim view would be the exact view you get wearing full cover face mask and helmet in the position the head would be not a visor cam view. Currently by that there is no sim view available.
  11. Carystus

    What camera do you use?

    I've actually really enjoyed cockpit for the first time in F1 (full Halo included) but I still enjoy my old favourite, the TV Pod central (symmetry (and accuracy as we sit centrally) is important to me, I can't even watch YouTubers use offsets without a straight face grumble thinking they must be one eyed pirates 😂). I have shake and blur reduced half too. Though I've no experience of racing an F1 car let alone at 200mph+ with the G force they are capable of, other games with cars I have raced always make me feel either my eyes are very good or others are worryingly poor to the natural settings (anyone else feel this?), though research has proved most drivers on the road do have sight bordering on needing driving glasses, not passing distance tests or just barely. Anyway based purely on that its reduced. I don't get blurry vision and side vision is naturally occurring even when gaming. Shaking on bumps still needs work and tbh not that bothered until tracks are accurately lazered anyway. I'd prefer more on controller/wheel vibration feedback. My Hud shows mirrors in TV Pod view so no need to tilt but cockpit I've made it to need to move the analogue stick to give a more real feel until we get VR support. The cockpit does look awesome this year, probably why I've enjoyed it so much more. The detail is bordering on perfect. Much smoother edges and clearer colour to colour not mashing into each other like with the older more jagged edged graphics.
  12. Carystus

    Improving your car in My Team (share your tips)

    I have a pretty interesting one. Wanted a tough challenge anyway but not too unreal so went for a high but not top sponsor so I could afford the Merc engine but just enough left to get the cheapest avialable driver. Not knowing the bonus you get from the first press interview stating what department is best I went for durability and got surprised you get a good buff and a free department upgrade so should have gone for Aero or Chassis but at least my car is very reliable (no DNFs at all in 1st season and allowed me a best 5th place due to a few AI failings and my car remaining reliable). The car is strong in power circuits, I can usually snatch a point or 2 though my teammate only gets above Williams and sometimes Haas drivers. In other technical circuits its a nightmare. I can still get a point or 2 if the strategy works out etc. But my teammate is dead last bar beating Latifi most of the time. For £150 its no biggy but I put a lot into 2nd driver development. See no change in performance but wow did I get a shock in the midseason contract! From £150 to £3mil!! I could only afford it due to saving up and making the very most of sponsors and first purchase being in that department. There is a trophy to get a high acclaim driver anyway so the poor cheap 2nd driver thing is fine as a temporary measure and the car is poor so at the moment I ignore the fact they likely won't get any points for me and don't wanna screw too much with the current driver line up by employing every cheap agent, so I'll see what this driver can do with the buffs over time. I'm also so far matching the other teams in R&D. I started just a tad ahead of Williams but far off Haas. I'm still 2nd to last but behind Haas by a whisker! No level 2 departments yet and still a few R&D things I can get that are unlocked so just doing them as I go. Doing every practice test religiously for maximum points. Had 4 failures but been able to afford the fix, though only 1 fail was minor so the others did cost me more. Fail rate % is around 30-40%. Best being Chassis and durability at 30%. Just got my power R&D ahead of the other Merc supplied teams bar Merc themselves. Tough but happily challenging at the moment. I'm in it for the long run. Not interested in regular career mode. Its all about trying to get my team to the top.. If thats possible since I started at the bottom. If its like previous years like doing up Williams to max only to still end up last after 6 seasons due to everyone else maxing out too that will really suck! So hopefully there is a system in place that allows teams to constantly be evolving/changing or the ability to all be maxed equally. Don't wanna put in 10 seasons to be the worst maxed team 😂 All my driver perks are now level 2 also thanks to good sponsor payouts. That really boosts my durability, income etc.
  13. Carystus

    End of Season Driver Transfers

    Anyone got Ric got to McLaren and Saintz to Ferrari yet? 😂 Also we need Alonso back for Renault so add him to the free agents? 😉 Pretty please Codies 😁
  14. Carystus

    Improving your car in My Team (share your tips)

    Lol cheers. Appreciate the effort 👍 At least I can prepare for the worst mentally.. 😂 Fingers crossed still that I don't get it though. Just had my first contract negotiation for 2nd driver from £150k to £3mil with only Latifi below them in championship standings in just half a season.. And resigning was only for the rest of the season.. So end of season 1 and I'm nervous what cost that is going to be.. Let alone possible glitches coming up lol
  15. Carystus

    2nd Driver Contracts

    Query on 2nd driver contracts in My Team career. I am wondering if I missed something out as my 2nd driver who was only £150k at first purchase is at Silverstone (just past half way 1st season) is now a whooping £3mil that I only was able to afford due to saving up but stats are still weak. Anyway my main concern was it was a half season contract and I resigned the high price for only the rest of that season? There was no full season/year or multi year contract option. Is it like this throughout? Because god only knows how anyone might afford to purchase contracts twice a season every season. Is it a one off? Would love to hear other players experiences on contract options received. Would love not to have to keep taking F2 guys just to save the bank lol! Really would love to keep growing the same driver so I can see how far I can take them.