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  1. MarkDavis94

    Live the life discussion

    There are a lot of discussions on how to imrpove the F1 games, and improving the live the life aspect of the game is often requested by a lot of people, and I'd like it myself so I thought I'd start a specific thread for disucssion and also my own ideas, in no particular order. News Articles One of the most irritating things with the latest Codemaster games (was still an issue in all of them) was the repetitive news articles. I could tolerate it a bit more in 2010 because I enjoyed being asked questions in interviews and it having an effect (if somewhat limited and obvious one) on your relationship with teams. But in 2012&13 just the cut and paste articles, replacing the names here and there got tiresome within a season. I wouldn't want the news articles to be done away with, but perhaps be context sensitive, and be influenced by your answers to interviews if they were brought back. For example say you had a crash with Vettel at Australia. Maybe after the race a news article comes out "Player One crashes into Vettel at Australia" and then says blah blah the two crashed. Then maybe in an interview or press conference you get asked your opinion on the crash. You could say "Vettel is an idiot, what was he thinking? Completely his fault" (even if you rear ended him) or you could be more diplomatic. Then another news article would come out saying "Player One blames Vettel for crash at Austrlia". I think this would go a long way into making you feel as if you're interacting with the game. Reputation/Social Media I suppose this could go further and you could have a reputation as a whole, and with individual drivers. So take the previous example, I've just crashed into Vettel, and then blamed him. Obviously Vettel is going to be a bit annoyed with me, and my reputation with him drops a bit. Maybe on track he is a bit more agressive, or maybe in some later news articles Vettel calls me an idiot, or immature. And because of the situation maybe my overall reputation has dropped because I'm blaming other people for accidents and some teams might be discouraged from hiring you. If any of you have played the NBA 2K14 game, I enjoyed the career mode in that, and I think Grid 2 did something similar (I never played Grid 2). You had a social media account, with fans/followers. After a game in NBA you could read what people thought of your game, so if you messed up people would be like, oh you lost that game for us etc. Maybe this is something that could be incorporated, as you get more fans/ become more popular people are willing to take your side. So the news article happens, I blame Vettel, I'm not a popular driver, so on social media the majority of people are calling me out, saying I'm in the wrong. Or if I was popular, people might take my side. This is a bit of a wall of text so I apologise. I tried to break it up with headings to make it bearable. But at any rate I would enjoy to hear feedback from what people think, and other peoples ideas of how to imrpove the live the life aspect of the games. Edit: My headings are appearing as white text so they're not visible (at least for me) anyone know how to fix this? Edit 2: I can't be bothered sorting the headings out, they'll just be bold text
  2. http://youtu.be/K-o_Y0E8v3c I just did a race on my career mode at Monza, started 17th I had modest expectations for my result, until I got the the Ascari chicaine and madness erupted. I ended up winning the race by 3 seconds from Alonso, but 3rd place Vettel was over 40 seconds behind, I feel that if a safety car had come out in this situation which it should have, unless the martials are that quick then it could have made the race a bit more interesting. Also, on the second lap Massa just decided he didn't want to race anymore Finally, sorry for the camera phone quality, I don't have any video recording equipment
  3. Recently when playing during 25% races I've noticed that sometimes the A.I have pitted and put a fresh set of the same compound of tyres on. As far as I can recall I've only noticed this when playing System link with A.I or on the Co-op championship. There doesn't seem to be any specific track it happens on but every so often the A.I just seem to run an Option/Option strategy with no penalty. Has anyone else experienced this and is there a possible fix or way to prevent this? Also I'm playing on the Xbox 360, never experienced this on the PC
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    Where are you pulling this idea that F1 2015 has been worked on since 2012? Also Project Cars Formula A, is a spec series. They make one car and slap a bunch of different liveries in it. F1 2015 has the 14 and 15 season, which has 11 and 10 teams. So Codemaster's have to make 21 F1 cars all with different performance and appearance. I don't believe Codemaster's would have started work on 2015 till late 2013 at the earliest. Even if they did start it then they would have had to split the team so some could work on 2014 and the other to start work on 2015. So I'd wage they've only had 1.5-2 years on 2015. I'm not saying Codemaster's are void of all criticism but there's no point in making stuff up to shill Project Cars
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    F1 2015 No Career mode??

    I know it's not been great, but some stuff we just can't say.  This might be one of those things that I can't talk about yet unfortunately. So I'm going to say nothing (sorry!)  Can you show the forums to the people who sign off on everything and give you permission to say things. Do they know that their consumers (the reason they have a job) are irritated with the lack of information on the game. It seems like someone needs to give them a slap and let them know that the name "F1 2015" isn't going to sell as well as they might think.
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    Announcing F1 2015

    "muh FOM boogie man"
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    Announcing F1 2015

    Community Manager. Twitter handle seems appropriate "LiteralZero" Literally Zero information since the announcement 
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    Announcing F1 2015

    Well, like I stated before, I receive information sporadically and not all is 100% confirmed to be truth. However, from what I read either here or on Twitter from the developers, I would say 90% becomes truth... This information however is different regarding the delay of the preview event. If I was to relay this information when I heard about it, and then posted it here on the forum and wasn't truth, I would be subject to another warning or possibly a permanent ban... I could share all what I've been informed of but as you are aware, the previous information which mostly turned out to be truth, consequently resulted in my temporary ban from the forum... Claiming you knew about something after it happened, doesn't prove you knew about it before it happened. My sources told me that Lewis Hamilton would win the 2014 championship. As you can see the information my sources provided me with was correct
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    Announcing F1 2015

    So many red flags about this game, it's a shame that it's got to a point where a game designer has taken it upon himself to keep the community informed of what he can, whilst the community manager is no where to be seen 
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    Announcing F1 2015

    trust me guys, I'm Fernando Alonso, take my word for it. F1 2014 has the best physics of any racing game ever
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    Announcing F1 2015

    Will it still be possible to communicate with your engineer on PC? I understand that voice commands aren't a feature on PC, but would PC users be able to communicate via Keyboard. For example 1 on the number pad is weather update, 2 is gap to car ahead etc
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    Announcing F1 2015

    Source on manual start procedure? I've skimmed articles but haven't seen anything on it
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    Will a June release help sales

    I think it could. It's a few weeks before the Silverstone Grand Prix and I imagine the British are one of the main demographics. Also it's the summer holidays so a lot of people won't have anything to do, rather than mid to late October when a lot of potential buyers have exams to revise for. When 2010 was released they did a feature on BBC at Monza where Lewis and Nick Hamilton played against Jake Humphrey. I think if Codemasters managed to do something like that with Sky this year it'd be very cool. The Sky F1 Team all have a race.
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    Best news ever

    Yes because a man who left yesterday is going to cause the change of direction of a game that's been in development for over a year
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    is f1 2013 worth buying on ps3

    Personally I'd buy 2013. You can probably get it for cheaper, and I prefer the driving on 2013. If you're using a controller, then there is a wider range of skill. On the controller 2014 has assissts still turned on, even when they're turned off. When you have traction control, and abs turned off, it's still very hard to break traction, or lock your breaks. So I think in terms of a controller, 2013 is more challenging, and I prefer the 2013 cars to drive because of the speed. If you have a wheel I would consider 2014 as the game becomes a lot harder, but a lot more fun. They're both of a similar quality and it really depends on what tracks you'd prefer to drive. Personally I'd go for 2013
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    Announcing F1 2015

    What are the two extra players going to be driving? Safety Car & Medical Car???? Or the 2014 cars? Last time I checked there were 22 cars in the 2014 season
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    Announcing F1 2015

    Great announcement. With the new tyre model, will we see driving styles effecting wear rates? One of my biggest gripes with the last generation of the F1 games was that the tyre wear seemed scripted and driving style didn't really have much of an impact, as once you reached a certain lap the grip would be gone.
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    Who's Gonna Buy F1 2014

    I'll be getting it, I've got a fair bit on money on my Game reward card, so I'm not going to be paying full price anyway. Plus me and my friends always play countless hours of splitscreen, so going by my usual measurement of at least an hour per pound paid I'll be getting my money's worth
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    F1 2014 Achievements/Trophies

    Implying those were achievments. Why don't you just list the actual bad achievements instead of exagerating and making ones that don't exist up
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    Live the life discussion

    And then the cutscene aafterwards would have been the engineer shaking his head haha 
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    Codies Big Challenge for 'F1 2015' (Career Mode)

    Update FYI... Despite missing both RB targets at Australia, I still continued on just using quick car setup. And even though no car upgrades were made, the results at Malaysia were as follows:                        Target                   Result Qualy               2nd                       Pole Race                 Win                      Win Okay, I'm starting to steamroll already. I won the race by 29 seconds. I take back my earlier thoughts about 2013 getting tougher, it's still the same as before. It's just that in 2013, you can start in year one in a stronger team like RB and Mercedes with tougher targets. I think I will go back to G.P. mode. @Seabast318‌ the a.I on Malaysia have always been painfully slow for me. I can win in a Marussia on Legend at Malaysia, I'd say stick with it. In my opinion Australia, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi are the 3 circuits where the A.I are really weak I wouldn't say that as they seem pretty strong on those circuits for me on 2013 I would say moer Bahrain and Singapore are probably their weakest tracks personally. But then I struggle with 2013 in general anyway but I've had better results on those tracks more than elsewhere Singapore I can usually do quite good on, and I suppose Bahrain as well, although usually I lock up on that off camber corner before the first DRS straight. Maybe some people just are better at some tracks, because I can just fly away from the A.I on Malaysia in any car. The only problem in career mode is when you have a car without any upgrades and the tyre wear is just awful. I had to do 4 stops on a 50% race at Abu Dhabi with a Torro Rosso because the options were lasting like 5 laps before giving up
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    Live the life discussion

    Interesting read, and I agree with a lot of your points, especially if a feature is mechanially redundant, doesn't mean it doesn't add anything. I use my imagination a lot when playing F1 2013, make my own news articles in my head haha, like if I start 5th in race, but spin and fall to the back, but over the course of the race I manage to claw back and get like an 8th place or something. The team are disapointed, but I have the "excellent recovery drive" in my head. The very robotic goals on the career mode could do with being worked on. Your goal is to finish 2nd, but you get hit by a car and have a puncture for half a lap and now your pit strategy is ruined. How could your team expect you to still finish 2nd. I would like it if they had dynamic goals or something which could change depending on how the race unfolds. Say you do get a puncture, your engineer could come over the radio and say "come on theres still a good chance we can get a couple of points".
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    Codies Big Challenge for 'F1 2015' (Career Mode)

    See, this is where you and I differ. I find no joy at all where I get pole and win the race by 29 seconds. It was an absolute snooze-fest and I don't want any of my races to be like this. I'd much rather drive a mid-tier car and scrap for a points finish. And it's impossible to calibrate tracks according to AI competition in career b/c of the R&D parts upgrade factor. But I do really enjoy 50% race length and car damage on. I will incorporate these into my GP races. I never said I enjoy it. I said stick with it because Malaysia is easy. China is harder, I enjoy being in the midfield, I was just saying don't get disheartened because one race was too easy 
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    Codies Big Challenge for 'F1 2015' (Career Mode)

    Update FYI... Despite missing both RB targets at Australia, I still continued on just using quick car setup. And even though no car upgrades were made, the results at Malaysia were as follows:                        Target                   Result Qualy               2nd                       Pole Race                 Win                      Win Okay, I'm starting to steamroll already. I won the race by 29 seconds. I take back my earlier thoughts about 2013 getting tougher, it's still the same as before. It's just that in 2013, you can start in year one in a stronger team like RB and Mercedes with tougher targets. I think I will go back to G.P. mode. @Seabast318‌ the a.I on Malaysia have always been painfully slow for me. I can win in a Marussia on Legend at Malaysia, I'd say stick with it. In my opinion Australia, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi are the 3 circuits where the A.I are really weak
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    F1 2014-no Anthony Davidson?

    Would you like to explain to me how Super Aguri scoring 4 points, and Honda scoring 6 points, is Super Aguri "embarassing" the works Hondas. The budgets of the two teams? Super Aguri with no money and half the season with pay drivers, got within touching distance of a full works Honda team with basically bottomless pockets and top class drivers. Id call that a MAJOR embarassment.  No different to Ferrari selling Marussia a 2 year old chassis and having Bianchi within 2 points of the factory at seasons end. Thats very damaging to a companys reputation. Luca di Montezemolo would behead half the organisation if that happened Honda weren't all sunshine and rainbows in 2007, that was when they ran that god awful livery without any sponsors. At the end of the day they still finished ahead of them, an embarassment would have been Super Aguri finishing ahead of them. Super Aguri managed two points finishes in their entire career. That's not a team who "had a good car at one point"
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