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  1. @WaterBuffalo I like your ideas, but if EA got the rights the game would be transformed into an online gambling syndicate where a mode like "Ultimate Team" is eatablished, everythings decided by the script, its impossible to play the game without microtransactions, and no other game mode will be developed aside from their Ultimate Cash Cow.

    Id like it to go to Polyphony. They can get some licenses for junior open wheel classes.. I think theyd do a good job they have the passion to do it
    EA taking over the F1 series could be bad, but the same could be said about PD. 
    Taking into account what PD did to the GT games we could very well end up with a F1 game with no damage, no fuel/tire wear, a bare-bones online mode with no leaderboards, no matchmaking & no friend invite, bad AI, bad engine sounds, and a boring career mode that isn't fun or challenging and is designed to favor grinding rather than player skill. 

  2. FS7 said:
    A online driver rating system would be a good way to deal with bad drivers.
    In theory...
    However, half the people online are idiots! 
    Nobody can accept being overtaken, or are willing to yield to good defending.
    Just tonight, I had some Belgian guy trying to throw it up the inside at every corner, even taking to the grass instead of taking the outside when I fairly defended the inside line with a single move. Then he sends me a bunch of messages calling me a cheat for blocking him. 

    He'd simply give me a bad rating and make me look bad when in reality I was driving by the rules and he had no clue how to attack fairly.
    I'm not talking about a report system (terrible idea imo). I'm talking about a system that grades drivers based on their online driving stats (races entered/races completed, total races/clean races, total laps/clean laps, total overtakes/clean overtakes, average number of collisions per minute). Then when creating a lobby you could restrict entry to only players with a driver rating above a certain level. For quick race matchmaking players of similar rating would be grouped together. One might get taken out in the first few times he plays online but if he keeps completing races and tries to race clean eventually he'll be matched up with other clean players while the demolition derby crew will be limited to playing each other and won't be able to join clean lobbies.

  3. Pros:
    - you can mess around with friends.
    - you're on the same track at the same time as friends.

    i genuinely can't think of any pro's!
    Another pro of online practice:
    -you don't have to stare at the screen with your arms crossed for a very long time while waiting for people to join. You can actually play the game while waiting for people to join the lobby and bypass the most boring part of online play. GT5 & GT6 had that, it would be nice if CM did the same for their racing games.

    Another option would be to do include an option for the game to search for available lobbies while you practice in time trial and automatic connect you to the lobby once it find one that's available. Fighting games have system like that, it's a pretty neat system.

  4. I fail to see the benefit of having this feature. 
    If CM did something similar to GT6 not only would players be able to to do some laps before quali/race but we'd also get rid of one of the worse parts of online racing, which is waiting in a lobby. Having to wait a long time for other players to join with no option to go to the track and drive a some laps is incredibly boring, most of the time I simply give up on online racing and go play time trial or custom races against AI.

  5. I don't think CM cares about dirty players ruining the game for everybody else.

    There is still no online driver rating system, option for host to kick players has been removed, there's no incentive for players to drive clean and pretty much no punishment for players who drive dirty. I've been suggesting for years that CM should split sprint lobbies into "casual" lobbies (no damage, light penalties, all aids allowed) & "hardcore" lobbies (full damage, realistic rules, most if not all aids banned).
    It's possible to get a clean race by creating a lobby, enabling full damage & realistic rules, and banning all aids but it takes forever to get a decent size group together.

  6. Toca Race Driver 3 is one of the best racing games I've ever played, I still play it on PS2 every now & then.

    Has CM ever considered releasing it a HD remake version of TRD3 on PS4/X1? I think that would be awesome, especially if CM included a custom mode like the custom cup in Grid Autosport where all the cars & tracks are available from the start & one can setup custom races with any car at any track.

  7. Grid Autosport is a good game, nice selection of cars & tracks & a custom cup mode that has all cars & tracks available from the start, but it would had been a much better game if it had simulation handling, fuel/tyre wear on all cars, pitstops, & decent cockpits on all cars.