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lordymatsuo
16-05-2015, 12:37
Dear Devs,

I am loving your game bar a few minor glitches and inconsistencies, however you need to seriously consider some basic improvements to multilayer.

1. Search function - I spend more time hopping in and out of sessions trying to find one which has all assists turned off, I race with everything off and to race against people with assists on is just frustrating as they have different braking zones and usually rear end me as I fight to keep the car on track and they just breeze around corners.

2. Practice, Qualifying, Race search function???? - I thought the whole point of all these custom settings is we could search for races we would prefer. I'm so tiered of finding races where they set qualifying at 20 minutes and race at 3 laps, it's a joke.

3. Collisions OFF? - I know this is a sim racer and I love racing with collisions on but when a new game launches you always have more idiots than good racers so collisions off option would manage this and make onlien racing that much more interesting instead of being smashed into all the time.

4. Skill Level - I can Search by Novice, Amateur, Pro but what is the point? Where is my own skill level rating? How do others know what impacts there skill? Seriously so much detail lacking in this department?

5. Penalty for crashing??? - Ok so I cut a corner I get a 5 second penalty, I like this but comon the amount of times I get rear ended and they don;t get penalties, I tested this with a friend crashing into the back of each other into corners and we never got a single penalty????

6. Race Clubs/Crews - You should seriously consider having a Guild type setup in the form of Race Clubs. When I meet good racers all I can do is add them to my friends list which is messy, A race club where similar like minded racers can all join together and then setup private races for only club members to join would solve so many of the online issues as well.

7. Joining active sessions??? - Really all the hype leading up to release yet the search is terrible, the multiplayer only lists 20 lobbies at a time and they are always lobbies which are pre-start not mid flow?

8. Creating a Lobby - the way I like it with all assists off, no one ever joins, left a lobby there for half hour the other night. I don;t beleive this is my internet settings, ports are all open, put PS4 in DMZ etc and still nothing. I believe this is down to the poor multiplayer search feature that only lists 20 lobbies at a time when there is likely hundreds available so what's the odd's of yours appearing in that top 20??? Not very high????

As I said at the start I love the game but for me these small issues are making racing online more frustrating than it's worth. Career mode is fun but not the same challenge or thrill as racing real players. For me I seriously worry about the online once people see how poor some of the above is people don;t tend to return unless there is big news that it was improved greatly.

tmitch45
16-05-2015, 13:05
Some valid points there mate.

Ramshackle
16-05-2015, 14:03
Completely agree about point 4. I'm the opposite to you and always looking for races with assists on because using a controller with ABS turned off is a nightmare. When I filter lobbies to novice/amateur I still keep coming across lobbies with pro settings. The mismatched qualifying sessions compared to the races are annoying too. 10 minute quali on Nordschliefe.. even though it takes around 16 mins to set a time. Forget the qualifying and add an extra lap to the race.

A couple of other things..

I'd like to see information on more than just the car infront and the car behind. I can see I'm easily catching 4th place, but how quickly am I gaining on the leaders? There's no info to let me know other than my pit guy saying I'm setting the fastest laps.

Cars under the time penalty need to be ghosted. I kinda like starting from the back and working my way through the field, but constantly getting stuck behind cars driving three abreast all under time penalty is getting really annoying. The first and second chicanes at Monza are a prime example of this.

Pink_650S
16-05-2015, 14:15
Good points indeed.
Maybe you want to add your suggestions to the general feature thread (;

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?21985-Project-Cars-Ultimate-Suggestion-Thread

lordymatsuo
16-05-2015, 17:52
I hope the devs see this list :)

dvc
16-05-2015, 18:15
Dear Devs,

I am loving your game bar a few minor glitches and inconsistencies, however you need to seriously consider some basic improvements to multilayer.



I think first think Developers of this game should do is give people the reason to race properly, reason to make you want to finish the race, whether it is first or last place.

Pink_650S
16-05-2015, 18:28
I think first think Developers of this game should do is give people the reason to race properly, reason to make you want to finish the race, whether it is first or last place.

Any ideas?

dvc
16-05-2015, 18:34
Any ideas?

Plenty :)

Pink_650S
16-05-2015, 19:01
Plenty :)

Care to share your thoughts? :)

FoxMulder
16-05-2015, 19:05
Good points indeed.
Maybe you want to add your suggestions to the general feature thread (;

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?21985-Project-Cars-Ultimate-Suggestion-Thread

Best thread EVAR

dvc
16-05-2015, 19:14
Host can set minimum rating for people to join
Try it yourself how the calculations work

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rainPNJ5WxJSjDNGdo8dHh-kzYANb9fAzUXWWeI-e1o/edit?usp=sharing

Pink_650S
16-05-2015, 19:18
Thats a very cool idea, indeed!
There really needs to be a way to filter clean from dirty racers.

dvc
16-05-2015, 19:22
Thats a very cool idea, indeed!
There really needs to be a way to filter clean from dirty racers.

And seems preety simple :)

lordymatsuo
16-05-2015, 19:39
Host can set minimum rating for people to join
Try it yourself how the calculations work

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rainPNJ5WxJSjDNGdo8dHh-kzYANb9fAzUXWWeI-e1o/edit?usp=sharing

I followed the hype train on this game for 2 years. 6 months leading up to release there twitter account was so active with Question & Answers, this game should have an online ranking system, it should have an online penalty system for crashes, during the twitter 6 month Q&A I saw plenty of YES answers to these types of questions so where is it DEV's?

jdmnsprd
17-05-2015, 01:38
I followed the hype train on this game for 2 years. 6 months leading up to release there twitter account was so active with Question & Answers, this game should have an online ranking system, it should have an online penalty system for crashes, during the twitter 6 month Q&A I saw plenty of YES answers to these types of questions so where is it DEV's?

There in Vegas blowing all of our money in casinos and cheap hookers no but serious the multiplayer is a mess right now such a shame because this game has a lot of potential

Herege
20-05-2015, 23:31
Nice post. And the constant delays the game's release, it seems that neither was to polishing, it was everything related to business strategy. Very basic flaws that exist in this game it's hard to admit after all this time.