Post by Clarkey CCFC on Jun 23, 2020 19:46:50 GMT 2
I keep getting an urge to play it now and again, but then after a few days playing, its pretty much forgotten again.
So much promise. The MODS do make it more interesting to play though. However, I don't like the relegation/promotion system that occurs. Finishing bottom in the top tier means you get relegated to Tier 2. Poor that.
I always download the fire/ice mods which are great, the only problem is, the races are great etc. But the design of the car development is so arcadey\crap i lose interest after a season and dont play it for a few months.
A huge irritation for me was that it didn't store driver records anywhere! Couldn't view a drivers detailed history of each season, just podiums and wins, so dumb. I ended up creating an excel that stored teams records and driver records and it adds so much extra detail, love looking back at it. 7 years in one save, Ricciardo and Hamilton with 3 championships each
Yeah, even when testing the stillborn F1CM/GPRM, their design method was the best i've ever come across. You would develop concepts of parts (so could design up to 5 front wings at once - really only possible with big budget teams as it cost a lot) and as they became more mature it would turn into a theoretical time gain which was nailed down with testing, some parts could look good right up until testing and fail.
So it was a battle between choosing how risky to be for big time gains and possibly having it fail and no updates for a while. Really felt like you were in a battle to outdevelop rivals.
Future car designs you took an overall risk (high/mid/low) with a particular focus and it would show you theoretical % improvements next year, the failing was we never got to a point where the second season ever worked.
What annoys me even more with MM is you only design one part??? how stupid is that, you can surely manufacture a part to the other design, and then next yera is just a random reset, but inevitably you will outdevelop everyone and win every race by a lap.