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  • #302622
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    Interesting concepts. I like them for the most part, though I do feel like it may hinder my usual style significantly, but hey, I like the challenge of it.

    May have been considered already, but I’ll throw it out there anyway. Have you thought about using 2014 cars for the sprint races? It adds a little more tactics to car choice, without the high risk of changing things too much.

    Only other issue is that I’m not on Facebook.

    #302382
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    Not long now!…

    #301900
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    I’m with @Mathers, I’d love to know how the teams performed compared to where we thought they would be from testing.

    But I am glad that fuel strategies are back. The template itself looks more complicated than it actually is though. Just requires a little calculation.

    #301835
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    Since my thread was closed, I’ll let you guys know my thoughts on the game here:

    So I had my copy of F1 2015 for PS4 delivered this morning, and I’ve played it for a good few hours now, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it so far for those of you who haven’t played yet, or are wondering whether you should.

    When first looking at the game, I was concerned at the lack of career mode. Aside from playing in leagues online, that was a huge focus of the previous titles for me, so it felt pretty foolish of them to remove it for the sake of a Championship Season (A mode in which you complete a season as your favourite driver…and that’s it). Nevertheless, this was the first mode I decided to try out, opting for my these settings:

    Practice: 15 minutes
    Quali – Short (Admittedly, I should have put it on full, this was a mistake on my part)
    Race – 50%
    Difficulty – Legend

    So, I decided to pick JB as my driver, in the McLaren (much to my surprise, it was the updated livery) and headed out. Practice was wet, and for the most part, I enjoyed myself. It was a difficult task to stay in touch with Fernando, and had it not been for an inspired call to switch to inters towards the end of the session, I doubt I would have beaten him. Next came qualifying, and the grip I had in the dry in comparison to the wet was massive. The car felt incredible…until I realised how slow I was. I finished the session down in 18th, just behind Alonso, albeit 7 tenths off of his time. Given that I’d only driven the car in the dry for about 15-20 minutes, I wasn’t too disheartened, and I was looking forward to the race.

    The race itself was good fun, I realised early on that fuel was something I needed to play around with, and being able to talk to the engineer and request the information through the mic was brilliant, it really made for a more immersive experience. The AI, I felt, were quite aggressive, never yielding, even when you have the racing line, but I suppose it’s better than the alternative. I finished the race in a lowly 17th place, not quite reaching the target of 12th set by the team (yeah, like McLaren can do that…).

    What was the most disappointing though, was when I realised that this is how it would be for the whole season. As far as I’m aware, the car won’t get any better, no matter how well I perform, and whilst I’ve trundled around at the back in the past, which hasn’t been a problem, I don’t think I can do it on this game. Before, it felt as though I was paying my dues, putting in the performance at the chance for a better team, but here…I will do one season and then everything resets, I just choose another driver, which leads me to believe I should just pick a higher up team to start with and have fun fighting for the Championship in a Ferrari, Williams or Red Bull.

    Another feature which I think is great, is the ability to switch between 2014 and 2015. Through the menu, you can revert back to 2014 and live out the season with all the cars and drivers, including Caterham. Given that last year’s game was such a flop (I didn’t play it), it’s a welcome addition to the game.

    Finally, I played some multiplayer. Additions such as practice are brilliant, but trying to find a random game to join is a little tiring and tedious. Once you get in, it’s good fun, even if littered with the usual reckless abandon of some drivers.

    For the most part, I think it’s a solid game. From what I’ve experienced, the cars handle well, the damage is also quite good and there are some really nice touches added in there (like seeing the delta time a new set of tyres could gain you as opposed to your old ones, when in the garage).

    It feels a bit hollow without a career mode, but if you take it for what it is, then I think it can be an enjoyable game. I do hope, however, that they attempt to fix the occasional frame rate drops, but they do tend to be few and far between, and I didn’t experience them at Monaco strangely enough.

    #301774
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    @afalciesaber – You and me both, hopefully I can retain my crown from both @Bradley13‘s PS3 Championship and the Collantine Cup!

    #301136
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    I have a ps4, so would definitely be up for it!

    (So long as the game lives up to expectation)

    #301125
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    @Robocat With teams having the same engine, will it also have an effect on them by upgrading the engines? For example, if I spend in engine, will Ingram and their Honda also benefit?

    #299939
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    I think I’ll go with the majority here and say that it’s just a rule change that we have to get used to. Sure, it will be different, but the new series and set of rules will provide enough of a challenge before we eventually find a solution.

    I say, let’s buy our tickets to Melbourne :)

    #298571
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    I agree with @Mathers, any more and it will become too complicated. Although I think even gear ratios are going to be complicated without more information, because it will be hard to gauge how much time our drivers could be losing with terrible acceleration, or hitting the limiter.

    So apart from that one, I’m happy with the other picks.

    #298536
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    @Robocat – I’m all for that. It will be tough for us all at first, but it going to make things very interesting as well. I’m sure at least the first half of the season is going to be based more on strategical thinking than performance for the first time. Could also see quite a few fuel-related retirements, I’m sure!

    #298292
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    @Robocat – I think I speak for everyone when I say that we realise that you’re doing all you can and don’t mind waiting, since you give us so much anyway.

    Plus, if it does cost, I don’t mind helping out with that if necessary. Only fair! :)

    #297487
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    I’m happy either way, though I think varying strategies would be better than generic. Mostly because it would give more scope for teams without as much speed to spring better results, which could be a huge decider come the end of the year.

    #296770
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    Thank you :)

    So, what’s everyone hoping for in the first race? Personally, after the testing we’ve had, anything but a win would be a little disappointing, but obviously strategy and reliability is still a huge concern, so as long as we get a podium and some strong points, I’ll he happy!

    #296736
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    April 2nd…so nearly two weeks ago. But thanks :D haha

    #296732
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    Very much looking forward to this week :D – I know people have tried to swindle birthday wins, but how about a wedding present 1-2? :D

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