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Update 7 review ... the Good and the Bad

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Hi all & @ChrisGrovesMCM, @DanHawk1ns, @jennyannem, @PJTierney,

as there has not been any sign from Chris here is my review of update 7:

 

Issue fixed / improved:

- bumpiness of the tracks - FIXED - this feel right for me  

- traction and stability - ALMOST FIXED - my only criticism is that it's still changing when I restart the game

- icy kerbs and white lines & 'catapult kerbs' - FIXED

- my wheels stop rotating during races - FIXED
grid start races - IMPROVED

- Snappy steering - IMPROVED - car doesn’t turn in to the corner in duels as it does in single races ... and when corrected it suddenly snaps to turns even more ... still applies to Mexico (the twisty sector) and Baku 

- car set up - IMPROVED - how can it be that choosing the set up with the 'best' braking makes the braking in the race worse? (that's just an example it also applies to all other set up aspects) ... it seems to be more stable now.

 

issues ignored:

- the game is very jumpy - IGNORED - freezes for a second and when it continous it restarts down the road, you have to guess when to turn or brake etc.

- the research box descriptions - IGNORED (changed but still wrong) - research and the credit count to finish early) are to small for the greyed out box underneath

- ghost car - no option to switch off the GHOST car - IGNORED - if you actually watch F1 you know how critical it is for the driver to get send out on a clear track with NO distraction to get the best qualifying lap

- device overheating and game crashing - IGNORED - even starting from scratch my iPad Pro overheats during a 5 lap single race and starts 'stuttering' 3 laps in

unfair penalties - WORSENED - being penalised for other people crashing into you etc. 

- invincible and over aggressive AI and bots - IGNORED - over aggressive AI (they are trying to spin me by crashing into the back), opponent is invincible. Wrestling with AI until they point backwards but opponent is absolutely unaffected. In contrast I can’t have the slightest contact with another car without violently spinning out of control and if I manage to catch the car AI cars are just crashing into me at full speed.

- opponent jumping all over the place  - IGNORED - I've been catapulted high up in the air many times by an opponent disappearing and suddenly reappearing underneath me or an AI car & grid start I get a perfect start and seem to gain on the opponent, split second after the opponent is 2 seconds ahead as if he started on a rolling start, not needing to overtake cars, just driving through them as if driving a different race. Opponent started 4 seconds at a grid start before the lights even came on and bulldozed straight through the AI in front throwing them up in the air.

unrealistic and over aggressive AI  - IGNORED - not using brakes and just crashing into you, slowing down in the acceleration zone of corners etc. & they now block you by driving two or three side by side at 'walking speed' ie. Spa at Blanchimond at 210km/h which normal racing speed is close to 300km/h or Monaco ... and have no spacial awareness ... and have now started ramming you too.

opponents, AI and me seem to drive different races - IGNORED - this is the only conclusion I come to as it seems the races of the opponent, the AI and myself are disconnected ... that explains the random crashes and the jumping etc.

- no DRS behind AI cars or bots - IGNORED - I should get DRS when within 1 second of any other car, opponent or AI car, and this used to be the case but randomly get DRS or not independent of the the car in front of me.

- In-App help no response - IGNORED - any time I ask for help I just get a generic 'copy and paste' response and two days after it will just be deleted ... total waste of resources.

 

Issues worsened or newly introduced:

- Rank point rewards for duels - NEW - since the update a win is only worth +20 points BUT a loss will cost you -35 plus while previously it was about even. This now make it twice as hard to actually achieve the Elite levels

- Elite League - NEW - good idea BUT no reward for players who have already achieved the the ranking.

- Elite League rewards - NEW - you will only be rewarded at the end of the month for where you are when it resets ... 

- experience points loss - NEW - after the update I've lost over 230,000 experience points ... a lot less than others but we should automatically be upgraded to the level we have already achieved

- Legendary Parts - NEW - I'm curious about the parts BUT TWO days research time - SERIOUSLY?

- wins not counted to challenges - (NOT THAT) NEW - but I haven't listed it in the update 6.5 review ... I had quite a number of wins which the game didn't count towards the challenges I was to complete.

- loss of accelerator pedal - (NOT THAT) NEW - again as above this issue has been happening many times. When racing in a duel (or sometimes a single) I brake for the a corner and when I place my finger back in the same spot where the accelerator used to be i don't get it back and need to try and find it in a different spot ... most of the time this is the difference between win or lose.
 

obviously this is purely my observation (played on iPad Pro without assists, drivers view, hard difficulty, just made it back up to 4500 rank points) as before I'm sure my fellow racers might want to add some other thing.

 

happy racing 

Edited by akajk88
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It hurts me most knowing there is handfull people trying to help make this game better but staff is ignoring it.26 days since someone from staff was here to reply and interact with players.I don t get it.Why is it like this?Make no sence at all…….Sad sad sad………..

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19 hours ago, CosareNL said:

It hurts me most knowing there is handfull people trying to help make this game better but staff is ignoring it.26 days since someone from staff was here to reply and interact with players.I don t get it.Why is it like this?Make no sence at all…….Sad sad sad………..

Seems like Codemasters has completely switch off the support (in-app help is only automated replies) and they fired all the people that were interacting with us on this forum.

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On 8/7/2019 at 8:23 AM, CosareNL said:

It hurts me most knowing there is handfull people trying to help make this game better but staff is ignoring it.26 days since someone from staff was here to reply and interact with players.I don t get it.Why is it like this?Make no sence at all…….Sad sad sad………..

The game is close to a year old at this point which is ancient in the mobile world for games. I can't imagine that Codemasters still has a full team of their best developers working on this. I'm sure most of them have been shifted over to other projects. I have a feeling we've reached the peak with this game.

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1 hour ago, xdakota80x said:

The game is close to a year old at this point which is ancient in the mobile world for games. I can't imagine that Codemasters still has a full team of their best developers working on this. I'm sure most of them have been shifted over to other projects. I have a feeling we've reached the peak with this game.

let's hope it like Formula one ... they've figured out that the updates didn't work and go back to the factory ... go back to when it was enjoyable (probably the 2016 game with the 2019 graphics) and build a winning car, oh no game I mean.

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On ‎8‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 10:22 AM, akajk88 said:

Seems like Codemasters has completely switch off the support (in-app help is only automated replies) and they fired all the people that were interacting with us on this forum.

Yup yup yup.Only automated replies.Same here......First you are waiting atleast 2 days for response to realize no help is coming…….Sad,sad,sad…….

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On 8/9/2019 at 5:48 PM, akajk88 said:

let's hope it like Formula one ... they've figured out that the updates didn't work and go back to the factory ... go back to when it was enjoyable (probably the 2016 game with the 2019 graphics) and build a winning car, oh no game I mean.

This has been my prayer since update 1. 🙏 

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