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LEAGUE SYSTEM - AI options Bugged or Fundamentally Flawed?

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Before I go into detail of what I believe is either broken or a major oversight within the NEW League System on F1 2019, I want to explain what WE at FNL1 eSports run in our league. This may or may not be what other leagues do or offer but "I" assume most top level leagues run a similar system. 

We run a highly competitive PS4 league. With regular 18-20 car grids. These number can vary and often do when real life events intervene from time to time. We have learnt to be as flexible as possible but also fair to all drivers. In saying that, more often then not out of our pool of drivers there often is not a full grid of 20 cars. We use a system of 2 dropped rounds over a 21 race season. This is our way of being flexible to the odd missed race. As good as the AI option is we neither want it nor require it. As a matter of fact it is a particular hindrance to other drivers who race regularly. 

When creating a LEAGUE, at the FORMAT tab, we are presented with this screen:

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The AI option is available, but Privacy is by default set on PUBLIC and MULTIPLAYER Car is locked in. If we change this to 2019 Cars by setting the Privacy to PRIVATE we can see in this screenshot that the AI option now becomes faded out and by default set to "VISIBLE IN THE STANDINGS" and CANNOT be changed!

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This seems intentional...  I noticed this basic flaw while watching F1® 2019 | DEFEAT YOUR RIVALS | LEAGUES . Here you can see when Chief Games Designer Gav Cooper selects the 2019 cars the AI option below fades out. Why?

At the time i noted this as a concern, but I also noted that the "Allow AI Substitution" option was still available. So I assumed that by turning this off it would override the "AI" default option which is LOCKED in with "Visible in standings". As you can see in my 2 screen shots this option is totally unavailable in either MULTIPLAYER Cars or 2019 Cars. Why?

So is this a bug... or is it working as intended? Either way this is fundamentally flawed and is the proverbial brick wall that prevents our league from using the new LEAGUE SYSTEM. 

--> THE OPTION TO TURN OFF AI MUST BE AVAILABLE WITH 2019 CARS

--> THE OPTION TO TURN OFF ALLOW AI SUBSTITUTION MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL CATEGORIES 

There are other issues with the League system that are not as critical but are no less vital to catering to ALL eSport Leagues. Here is a list of a few, but I'm sure others will have more.

* Inability to have reserve drivers. This would be much better then having AI as the ONLY option to replace any unused slots.

* Inability to populate calander with random dates. Some leagues follow the real life F1 calander which does not always follow a 2 week schedule as we all know.

* Lack of a Constructors Championship. Thats the WHOLE point of using 2019 Cars 

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With all the things you say and with the fact you can't change weather or do anything on restarts when the lobby is buggy, this league system is merely for groups of friends to drive a championship together. I see it as the successor of online championship. Not as something any serious league should use.

 

We as F1XL just stick to unranked lobbies and a website with standings and applications and all the other stuff. That you way we have everything in control in stead of letting the game screwing everything up. 

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Completely Agree with the Above Posts.

If nothing is done about the Shortcomings in the League Feature , it will be a Massive dissapointment and wont be utilised by any of the Actual Leagues.

I cannot let my Mid Week Racing League run under the forced conditions, what a Pity after all the Effort to get it to this point.

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@AcidBurn247exactly right!! All these post and complaints and nothing by crickets from Codemasters!! They simply don’t give a ****!! They have these official forums but don’t really address them or listen to us. 

I said it earlier in the week and all this silence from Codemasters is donr nothing but confirm my thoughts. They will not be receiving another dollar from me. This year will be our 4th season and LAST one with Codemasters. I will be looking to move my league to one of the more serious Sims on PC for Season 5. Be it Assetto Corsa or RaceRoom or something else with mods. 

I’m don’t with Codemasters!

At this point I can only hope and prey that one of the other sims stepup and outbid Codemasters with their tender when Codies licence ends in 2020. 

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I also stopped playing because of that.

But I'm pretty sure they are gonna do sth about it in one of the next patches.

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I posted this last week and it hasn't been addressed. @Fayaplease acknowledge this. We need to be able to turn ai off. 

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On 7/5/2019 at 8:23 AM, F1XL Roland said:

With all the things you say and with the fact you can't change weather or do anything on restarts when the lobby is buggy, this league system is merely for groups of friends to drive a championship together. I see it as the successor of online championship. Not as something any serious league should use.

 

We as F1XL just stick to unranked lobbies and a website with standings and applications and all the other stuff. That you way we have everything in control in stead of letting the game screwing everything up. 

its not even a real championship how it was in 2018 as you CANT set "REAL CAR PERFORMANCE" This is such a big letdown i couldnt even describe it.

 

I thought after 2 years of developement on this game we get a real coop career, but instead they doesnt let us play a championship against ki anymore with our friends, which makes the whole league thing such a ********.

 

 

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On 7/6/2019 at 8:39 PM, KiLLu12258 said:

its not even a real championship how it was in 2018 as you CANT set "REAL CAR PERFORMANCE" This is such a big letdown i couldnt even describe it.

 

I thought after 2 years of developement on this game we get a real coop career, but instead they doesnt let us play a championship against ki anymore with our friends, which makes the whole league thing such a ********.

 

 

Agree we need "real car performance" back as a matter of priority.

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Patch 1.05 and no reference to the issues within the new League System.... sigh🙄
 

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