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I can confirm I will not be competing in the GTWS finals as well to protest!

Being too slow has nothing to do with it obviously.
Even if you're nowhere near the pace of the best, I'd still recommend entering the GTWS in general, as well as the Toyota GR Cup. I like trying to see how well I can do within my state, as well as my country and region. Plus it's a potentially fun way to get a ton of credits. For example, I'm doing the Exhibition Series at the moment, and while I skipped the first round of the Nations Cup, I did the second at Road Atlanta. From that round alone, I'm now in the top 200 in the USA, top 250 in the region, and I could be winning over 3.1m credits by the end of it. What's not to like?
 
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Does anyone know how the standard AI works in this game? Does it still have to be painstakingly trained in a similar way to Sophy - only perhaps not quite to the same degree?

I’m just trying to understand why the devs wouldn’t simply just add tons of new events with every update? It’d placate a lot of the grievances the player base has in a seemingly simple move.

Unless it isn’t as simple as it might seem?

Or could it be that they wouldn’t want the game to look too overwhelming to newcomers, if the were dozens upon dozens of races and championships to get through?

Or what else could the reason(s) be?
 
Even if you're nowhere near the pace of the best, I'd still recommend entering the GTWS in general, as well as the Toyota GR Cup. I like trying to see how well I can do within my state, as well as my country and region. Plus it's a potentially fun way to get a ton of credits. For example, I'm doing the Exhibition Series at the moment, and while I skipped the first round of the Nations Cup, I did the second at Road Atlanta. From that round alone, I'm now in the top 200 in the USA, top 250 in the region, and I could be winning over 3.1m credits by the end of it. What's not to like?
Don't worry, that was just sarcasm and there was a reason I specifically said 'finals' in my post.
GTWS is great racing most of the times :cheers:
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Does anyone know how the standard AI works in this game? Does it still have to be painstakingly trained in a similar way to Sophy - only perhaps not quite to the same degree?

I’m just trying to understand why the devs wouldn’t simply just add tons of new events with every update? It’d placate a lot of the grievances the player base has in a seemingly simple move.

Unless it isn’t as simple as it might seem?

Or could it be that they wouldn’t want the game to look too overwhelming to newcomers, if the were dozens upon dozens of races and championships to get through?

Or what else could the reason(s) be?
There are rather 3 possilibities:


1) They're lazy
2) Events take too much time to make/program
3) They are holding most of the events/challenges when big updates are dropping
 
There are rather 3 possilibities:


1) They're lazy
2) Events take too much time to make/program
3) They are holding most of the events/challenges when big updates are dropping
I wouldn’t call them lazy, I mean they’re modelling cars all the time in incredible detail. That surely takes a hell of a lot of work.

And I guess this is what I’m asking, your second point. I’d have thought making/programming events would require nowhere the time and expense of modelling a car, let alone 3-5 of them. Unless it actually is really hard work to do that?

I can’t imagine actually coming up with events is difficult, there’s so many from past games that people would be delighted to see again - as well as just adding to what’s already there.

So it must be a deliberate decision to not do this, right? I just can’t understand it.
 
I wouldn’t call them lazy, I mean they’re modelling cars all the time in incredible detail. That surely takes a hell of a lot of work.

And I guess this is what I’m asking, your second point. I’d have thought making/programming events would require nowhere the time and expense of modelling a car, let alone 3-5 of them. Unless it actually is really hard work to do that?

I can’t imagine actually coming up with events is difficult, there’s so many from past games that people would be delighted to see again - as well as just adding to what’s already there.

So it must be a deliberate decision to not do this, right? I just can’t understand it.
Probably deliberate thus making the third option the most likely. They are holding back content for bigger updates on 'special moments'
 
I wouldn’t call them lazy, I mean they’re modelling cars all the time in incredible detail. That surely takes a hell of a lot of work.

And I guess this is what I’m asking, your second point. I’d have thought making/programming events would require nowhere the time and expense of modelling a car, let alone 3-5 of them. Unless it actually is really hard work to do that?

I can’t imagine actually coming up with events is difficult, there’s so many from past games that people would be delighted to see again - as well as just adding to what’s already there.

So it must be a deliberate decision to not do this, right? I just can’t understand it.
I think a 4th option may be that the poor AI is deliberate to allow you feel that comeback magic by racing the back of the field to the race win. If they used better AI that may not be possible. Of course this is all speculation on my part
 
I do admit I'm also a bit puzzled by the lack of some regulations for some events, and given that the GT Cup Gr.3 events were effectively "ret-conned" into being BoP events, I wonder how else PD could change the regulations for other events? Here were my ideas:

-The Gr.1 Prototype Series would limit eligible cars to those that are actually in Gr.1. But I don't really have a preference whether BoP is enabled, or if there's a 950PP limit.

-I always found it a bit odd that the Sunday Cup Classic doesn't really do something similar to the post-launch Alsace One Hour race does, wherein you'd only be able to enter a car from 1979 or earlier. Or at least something that gives the event some definition, especially compared to the Historic Sports Car Masters and Neo-Classic Competition events. It clearly seems like the Sunday Cup Classic is geared at historic models with less power, like the Mini Cooper or Citroen DS, so why not have some sort of regulation for that? (EDIT: Oh, right, I think it's because these races are required for one of the first menu books in the game, so I suppose they can't be too regulated. Still, making sure you're actually entering a classic car would be nice.)

-I can't remember if the GT Cup Gr.4 races were also changed to have BoP on. I don't see why they shouldn't have BoP, if only to further differentiate them from the WTC 700.

Also, I know most cars that the AI uses in the WTC 900 are from Gr.2, but I do still see some JGTC-era GT500 cars sometimes. I wonder if, in spite of technically being Gr.3 cars, they could truly be tuned to 900PP? If so, it sort of reminds me of how the Toyota Celica rally car has a relatively lower amount of power for a Gr.B car, but when BoP is on, I think its power goes up notably.

EDIT: I also just realized there's no Ferrari Circuit Challenge race at Monza. I wonder if such a race could be added upon the addition of another Ferrari road car? Heck, why not throw in a race set in Japan, too? Especially if the SP1 returns.

EDIT2: Also, I'm truly curious as to what the next set of Weekly Challenges could look like. Even in the worst-case scenario, it could be that PD simply wanted to change the day of the week that they get refreshed. But I would totally be down with a larger variety of challenges, like maybe if all five of them were "Special Events" so that you don't have to potentially repeat races you've already cleared. Especially if they have interesting regulations, like the Alsace One Hour did.
 
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There are rather 3 possilibities:


1) They're lazy
2) Events take too much time to make/program
3) They are holding most of the events/challenges when big updates are dropping

I would say is deliberate when was decided to make the game a live service as it is what usually happen with this business model (constant but small portions of content added)
 
There are rather 3 possilibities:


1) They're lazy
2) Events take too much time to make/program
3) They are holding most of the events/challenges when big updates are dropping
I don't think it's any of these. I think they just want to drop new stuff gradually in order to prolong the life of the game, and in their defense, it does seem to be working. I can't say I really mind it, either, as I still have some World Circuits events to clear, and even when I'm done with those, there'll still be various championships and online time trials where I can earn tons of more credits in a fun way. That, of course, is before we mention the fact we'll likely get more Bonus/Extra Menus, new races in World Circuits, and new cars. Hopefully we'll get more tracks and mission sets, too.
 
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Not sure how better to explain it without spoiling, but the next update will have a car that most people will definitely be pleased with.

No comment on tracks because at this point it's too early to say yes or no.
It better be the Mazda Autozam AZ-1 ‘92…

On a more serious note, it suggests that they are listening to us in some extent but early days yet.
 
What planet is that guy on? There are something like 40 Group 3 Race Cars in the game, 30 of which are pretty useless competitively because of the BoP. Any new car added would fall into one of two categories:

1. Overpowered BoP to make sure it gets used by everyone all of the time until we're all bored of the sight of it

2. Not overpowered, relegated to the discard pile and we never want to use it
 
The GT one or Minolta would be Crazy. One more month.

Really happy that next patch Will have a Nice car. This one had Evo9, we eatin
 
It’s the kind of assumption that may very well lead to disappointment. GT7 was PD’s opportunity to give people the kind of GT game most players wanted after GT Sport, but they didn’t. I fail to see why GT8 will be much different then.
GT7 'for me' is mainly with the PSVR2 and an updated VR experience from GTsport...honestly don't know if I had any expectations at all for GT7 besides the VR2 meeting expectations (it exceeded), which makes is kind of fun for me. I also have only had the game since last march and have only logged 40 hours, which is due to running a self employed business, and I play other games like the WRC, and whatevers in the PSPlus. Am an audiTT fan, so I liked the update that I finally got around to doing over the weekend.

Honestly if and when GT8 comes out, unless its ground breaking from launch, I will still likely be working on GT7 for the seeable future. I fired up GT5 mainly for Bspec
 
I would say is deliberate when was decided to make the game a live service as it is what usually happen with this business model (constant but small portions of content added)
Probably, so the third option seems to be the most likely. They are holding out lots of content for more significant updates. it is clearly still too early for GT8
 
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Going by the top Likes in Suggestions, it's got to be one of these:
  • P1
  • M1
  • E36
  • Escort Cosworth

I can do without the P1; but if "everyone" will like said car those are cars I'm sure everyone would.
I would love the Escort Cosworth, or even any other Ford Escort, just don't make that an american car again(as they did with the Sierra)
While it is true, that Ford was originally american brand, both the Escort and the Sierra are per any definition european cars...
 
Not sure how better to explain it without spoiling, but the next update will have a car that most people will definitely be pleased with.

No comment on tracks because at this point it's too early to say yes or no.
The race cars I see the most quoted here are :

  • Toyota TS020
  • Toyota 88C
  • Bentley Speed 8
  • Bentley Continental GT3
  • Ferrari 288 GT3
  • Ferrari 296 GT3
  • Ferrari 499P
  • Porsche 963
  • Porsche 911 GT1
  • Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

Road cars are a more difficult task. We have a shorter list of datamined cars now but they are still a bunch. Other than that, the Corvette C5 could be a nice addition and would fit Pody's aim to fill the gaps here and there.
 
Going by the top Likes in Suggestions, it's got to be one of these:
  • P1
  • M1
  • E36
  • Escort Cosworth
Isn't there already a P1 and a E36 in-game? (Two versions even for the latter)
 
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