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7th August 2015, 22:36 at 10:36 pm #302983
@Bradley13 I’ll get one of our guys to give it a quick onceover. Should give it a nice turn of pace ;)5th August 2015, 13:34 at 1:34 pm #302891
See, everyone was getting so downbeat about me winning everything :P
(Quickly changes strategy to sabotage own race)2nd August 2015, 21:27 at 9:27 pm #302818
Obviously very happened with the performance in qualifying. Both Ruiz and Wagner have put in some great performances, but the race is another matter. Race pace between the teams has always been a bit more varied, so I won’t hold my breath as yet.
However, going into the first race with the fastest car is not something we have achieved before, so happy with that.
Great job by AMR as well, huge improvement from last season.31st July 2015, 21:19 at 9:19 pm #302747
Well, the timing sheets are a hell of a lot closer than first anticipated in pre-season. Honestly, I’d just like a strong points finish from the first race and build from there. The first race of the season is something we haven’t won before, so it would be nice to win, but we’ll see how it goes.28th July 2015, 18:10 at 6:10 pm #302622
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.25th July 2015, 7:38 at 7:38 am #302382
Not long now!…13th July 2015, 21:46 at 9:46 pm #301900
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.10th July 2015, 17:50 at 5:50 pm #301835
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.8th July 2015, 21:15 at 9:15 pm #30177429th June 2015, 13:43 at 1:43 pm #301136
I have a ps4, so would definitely be up for it!
(So long as the game lives up to expectation)29th June 2015, 7:19 at 7:19 am #301125
@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?11th June 2015, 20:57 at 8:57 pm #299939
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 :)19th May 2015, 13:26 at 1:26 pm #298571
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.18th May 2015, 21:41 at 9:41 pm #298536
@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!13th May 2015, 13:29 at 1:29 pm #298292