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  1. ShelbyUSA

    Why does Codemasters leave the games unfinished?

    That is why it’s best to change to a subscription based game. Monthly or annual recurring revenue will eliminate seasonal revenue spikes that result into budgeted resources. As a result, buggy yearly released games. If it’s a subscription, the game is continuous being serviced with 24/7 budgeted resources.
  2. What android device is similar to a iPhone X?
  3. ShelbyUSA

    Why does Codemasters leave the games unfinished?

    Oh goodness. It was a matter of time that this post turns dirty. We all want a seamless sim, slash game. Software is so complex gents. If Xbox or some sort of OS gets updated, they also need to make changes due to the new growth of unforeseen bugs, glitches, exploits, and whatnot. Codemasters can only do so much within their certain set budget parameters. You can spend more that what you set for profit. Simple. Because the game needs waaaay more resources to live up to OUR sides expectations, from codemasters perceptive over time, we are not going to see any further developments for F1 2018. I have conversations with their CEO, Frank over the current business to take advantage of advertising revenue, both in the game, and in esports or real world. I had also built out a business model to show tiers of subscription services to boost up monthly recurring revenue to increase codemasters overall valuation and also, increase continuous support of a published product (iRacing or like Forza’s frequency of releases). Codemasters is entertaining a public offering, and having an old the business model that has a revenue chat that looks like a teeth on a shark is not good for valuation and volatility. Either Codemasters gets further support from F1 to invest into more of this service model to reconstruct their server infrastructure, a fully dedicated team to support the game 365 days out of the year, finding new opportunities to generate revenue outside of just a one time purchase (advertising and others), codemasters will lose the F1 deal to be the official game and the game will not continue to be developed by them. Or we go to another genre and race look a like F1 cars. Its that simple and in summary, It’s about money and how to operate within a certain number.m without going out of business. Sorry for all the grammatical errors. On my iOS device. 😂
  4. ShelbyUSA

    Why does Codemasters leave the games unfinished?

    Hint: F1 2019 season has started. Hint: when F1 2019 season ends, so too the support for the next F1 Game release.
  5. ShelbyUSA

    Why does Codemasters leave the games unfinished?

    Its because their business model does not make sense to continue to support the games while at the end of its seasonal release. Its that simple. Think about it. They release a new game every single year. If you are a CEO of a gaming company, and you make decisions based on a few things, one of them is cost. Do you put resources on a sunsetting game, when in a few months, another release of the same game is coming?? No, you allocate resources to the next game. Makes sense, right? As you all know, games are so so so complex, and as a result, this "yearly release model" doesn't work anymore. Its half baked, and when Codemasters has sole rights to F1 License as the "official game," it's quite unfair to diminish competition due to this legal agreement. Lets be honest, the game will continue to be half baked, unless they steer away from this yearly model. Software as a Service or release it like Forza or something. In other words, we need to stop asking for patches. The next "patch" is F1 2019. We need to stop asking for additional stuff, because do you really think they can add any other needed or cool functionality? No, because they haven't perfected the basic foundation of a working game. Do you think they care? No. Its a business with tight resources with no willingness to change to support a HUGE OPPORTUNITY to increase revenue (eSports Sponsorships, Subscriptions and etc...). Its unfortunate, because its like seeing one of our friends doing something so so so stupid, you try to help and they will not listen. I love F1. It comes to a close second to my family. I have been crazy about the sport since I was 4. So, I am stuck to deal with this BS and feel compelled to write this because I am passionate about this game, the sport and I know Codemasters has it in them.... They need to change and they have an opportunity to do so. Sad.
  6. ShelbyUSA

    Custom Online Liveries

    Lets start with the basics first. Like making a game that works.
  7. Pit Stop at after the 1min Mark. Another great fun league race. FYI, we had a full race. APS League Race 20 Runners and 2 Commentators. 3 runners had the "pit stop bug" and the rest glitched out. I left at 9 runners left. LOL JOKE of a game.
  8. ShelbyUSA

    Any Patch coming ? What the hell!

    Yep, the next patch is F1 2019
  9. ShelbyUSA

    Overheating Tires

    This doesn’t matter. I have all the data with different cambers, pressures and etc and the temp will not get effected. The game is broken, as it looks like codemasters got way above the pay grade to fiddle all of the infinite data variables. The only way to effect temp is either have a greater distance with the aero numbers from front to rear or/and balance. Again, I have tons of data to try to understand why temp is not effecting it.
  10. ShelbyUSA

    Stupid question, but is the toe setting out or in?

    It really doesn’t matter. Use the normal settings. Meaning, the top two, all the way to the right and the bottom two, all the way to the left. The game is broken. The differences depending on track and driving style comes into play with balance, maybe spring and aero. The tire pressures are also broken, so don’t bother to change them much.