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Now I know it's difficult for an AI to figure out who is at fault in a crash, but when someone can wilfully crash into you with the intent of wrecking and MY safety rating goes down and there's doesn't appear to budge? What's the point? Higher ratings are still full of idiots because lobbies fill with whatever rank anyway.

I'm finding myself deliberately languishing down at the bottom of the grid to stay out of the way just to get a clean race in the hope that I can build it back up and one day get into a lobby that isn't full of idiots. If that's what is necessary then there's a problem.

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It is also annoying when people ruin your race then quit so their skill rating doesn’t go down
Yeah it is. There should be a penalty of rating drops/ranked lockout or something if you quit a ranked match. If you want to go play Destruction Derby, go into unranked.

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Riggy said:
It is also annoying when people ruin your race then quit so their skill rating doesn’t go down
Yeah it is. There should be a penalty of rating drops/ranked lockout or something if you quit a ranked match. If you want to go play Destruction Derby, go into unranked.
Your skill rating goes down if you quit a race

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Riggy said:
It is also annoying when people ruin your race then quit so their skill rating doesn’t go down
Yeah it is. There should be a penalty of rating drops/ranked lockout or something if you quit a ranked match. If you want to go play Destruction Derby, go into unranked.
Your skill rating goes down if you quit a race
Good to know. Still think there should be some kind of lockout or whatever though to encourage people to not quit. And preferably not to be fuckwits in the first place >_>

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I was safety rating B after my placement games and a high silver in skill.
 Then I started joining lobbies with similar safety and skill levels.....
Let's just say I'm not where I was.
Still full of idiots - people parking in the pit lane entry - people wheel banging your back tyre to spin you...
DIVEBOMB!! Then they drive off and you're left in the wall.
Just awful. 

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I can’t really see the point of the safety rating I have B and get in lobby’s full of D’s so it’s just not doing what it’s supposed to do.

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From my experience it works well. I'm at safety rating S and get put with some others, few As but mostly Bs but think it's more to do with skill rating which is similar. The lobbies I've been in, we kick people who have safety rating of D or less. Sure races still aren't clean but we all try to keep it clean as much as possible. Certainly haven't had problems with idiots, only during my first few online races which was expected.

Not sure how skill ranking works though. I'm at silver with 1670, qualified 9th at Austria and finished 5th but skill ranking sent down by 10 or so. I did have some minor contact but didn't recieve any penalty or warning and my safety rating didn't change

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Got a load of penalties for people hitting me, brake checking me and spun cars I pass. The game says illegal overtake and I can't give the place back since they are way back or even retired. My rating went already from B to C and am now close to D in just 10 races

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My main frustration is that I can be driving in a straight line, get smacked from behind or from the side and it’s my fault?  Why?

Also if a car goes into the wall and is out and I pass it and then get an illegal overtake it’s a no-win situation...which isn’t great.

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It does seem there is a huge weakness of the game needing to fill a lobby so you get idiots with good racers, Also not enough people playing online to begin or the region issue? I'm not sure what GT Sport does but its always plenty full of similar racers, unless its just that much more popular. But every time I join a lobby that is already racing in quick ranked then quit to find another I always return to the same group of people. I don't understand why there is an area issue, why do you have to pick Europe, Asia, Americas etc? If we were all in one that would help numbers. I can't imagine it being a license thing being FOM likely accept one type of end game from Codies shared by all?

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Ive also noticed that I can get t-boned by someone and still get either a warning or more likely a penalty. This was my only worry with the safety rating that Codemasters had not changed anything about the penalty system and until they figure that out they shouldnt include a safety rating.

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I cant help but feel if thier was more choice in lobbys instead of just one fixed overall the racing would improve, no practise, one shot qualifying, 5lap race, any assit allowed, reduced damage, dynamic weather, bearing in mind everyone has thier own preference on what view / assit to use, was never going to produce good racing imo,
cockpit no assits screen clear vs t cam all assits screen full, both with different viewing restrictions, 1lap to nail front row and with only 5laps if you didn't to make progress, add in a wet track for good measure is a recipe for disaster.

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BluntRS said:
I cant help but feel if thier was more choice in lobbys instead of just one fixed overall the racing would improve, no practise, one shot qualifying, 5lap race, any assit allowed, reduced damage, dynamic weather, bearing in mind everyone has thier own preference on what view / assit to use, was never going to produce good racing imo,
cockpit no assits screen clear vs t cam all assits screen full, both with different viewing restrictions, 1lap to nail front row and with only 5laps if you didn't to make progress, add in a wet track for good measure is a recipe for disaster.
Than you would have 10 lobbies with each 2 drivers in it. You can always set up a custom lobby 

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Raalte said:
BluntRS said:
I cant help but feel if thier was more choice in lobbys instead of just one fixed overall the racing would improve, no practise, one shot qualifying, 5lap race, any assit allowed, reduced damage, dynamic weather, bearing in mind everyone has thier own preference on what view / assit to use, was never going to produce good racing imo,
cockpit no assits screen clear vs t cam all assits screen full, both with different viewing restrictions, 1lap to nail front row and with only 5laps if you didn't to make progress, add in a wet track for good measure is a recipe for disaster.
Than you would have 10 lobbies with each 2 drivers in it. You can always set up a custom lobby 
I fail to see how you would have 10 lobbys with 2 drivers in each, you could have a lobby for cockpit no assits racers, then another for t cam all assits / arrows / track map / for the "Pro's" in Merc's anything goes style,
As appose to what thier is now carnage in most ranked lobbys with players complaining on this forum / YouTube and Twitch cause everyone is just thrown into one size fits all,
Custom lobbys is all I do, I got zero interest in forza style hopper lobbys.

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I was a safety rating A and Silver. Now I am C and bronze because everytime somebody rams me or spins me out by smacking my wheel and spinning me into a wall my ratings go down. Im close to being dome playing this game if they cant grt it fixed. I shouldn’t be penalized for somebody else’s mistake when I’m having a clean race

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Codies will not reply to this and they will not fix this... the game has been out 5/6 months now.
Fixes and patches (if we can call them that) will soon halt and work on the new game will begin.

C'mon guys you know how the cycle works.

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Codies will not reply to this and they will not fix this... the game has been out 5/6 months now.
Fixes and patches (if we can call them that) will soon halt and work on the new game will begin.

C'mon guys you know how the cycle works.
You can still give feedback considering it can still be read.

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