**Please be warned this is a long post.** Before I start I want to make it clear, I do know about Project CARS official forums. I visit there every so often, but is against posting there because frankly no one of authority or that can help takes the game and forum serious, outside of tire guy Doug94 (I think that’s his name). It’s a circus/comedy club setting over there and I see me getting nowhere and/or banned because I might say something true and hurt someone’s feelings. One side would take a bullet for the game and the other is trying to convince the blind people there are serious issues with the game. I know this is long and may seem like a rant and that's not my intentions. I just wanted to express my feelings and experiences to someone or a group of people who won’t give me the blank stare and not understand my frustration, maybe even some help. This is the third time since I’ve had the game when it was released that I told myself not to post but not this time. Now... I am truly at a loss and I’m not sure what to do. Up till now I have dealt with the short falls of Project CARS, such as decreasing the AI percentage or turned off realistic features such as flag/penalties and damage to wade through the various bugs and “real” situations. I have done every event/invitation possible as they come along thus far in career mode and I think I’m ending the karting part of my career. The last three events (invitations) I have/had on my calendar in order are: *25 hours of Bathurst (Track day) *25 hours of Nurbugring (Track day) *24 hours of Le Mans (Endurance Series) *Bathurst: I got Disqualified with 13 minutes and 17 seconds left on the clock. The situation: I hit the rumble strip at turn 1 along with getting on the gas, I slid and the car came to rest facing the railing opposite of the pit exit. I completely take responsibility for that, I dun goofed. What I WON’T take responsibility for is holding the brake and waiting the the Audi to pass by. Instead of avoiding me, he went waaayy wide for some reason and I was rammed in the back with my brake light bright as day. I GOT DISQUALIFIED. Me, the parked car, the sitting duck. I believe GTPlanet Member TT92 had the same issue, so it’s not just me making stuff up. I'm sorry that I can't find the post. Furious is a nice word to use here. Is that how car accidents are dealt with overseas, the parked car is in the wrong??? Oh and never once since day one have I experience a yellow, or blue flag. I know the black flag works just fine though. I ended up completing this at 1% or 2 hours in length. So much for simulation. *Nurburgring: Very simple, I put my time in and swapped drivers so I could play responsible adult. As I do, I waited one tank of fuel worth to make sure BOB would stop, and he did. I came back about 8 hours later..... to find him all alone parked in the pits OUT OF GAS. Not only do I have to hold his hand and tell him “It’s raining fool, stop pitting every lap and put slick tires on” (even Gran Turismo 5 & 6 gets that right) now I find that I have to tell him “the closer to “E” you are or smaller the fuel number is, the less fuel you have”. Again, I was quite miffed and wondered when the AI opponents would be affected by real life situations. Bad enough I’m the only one effected by tire temperatures because why not. If you can’t implement it completely, don’t do it at all please. Once again, I ended up completing this at 1% or 2 hours in length. So much for simulation. So I stopped playing out of disgust and waited for update v2.0. *And now today, complete with videos!!! Le Mans: well let’s let the video tell the story..... If you are wondering about the large gap, I put that gap between 2nd place and myself as a buffer because I didn't know if it was going to rain and he'd keep pitting every lap for wet tires and I wasn't there to hold his hand or have an incident. I was right with one worry. Also, please excuse my crummy editing skills. Tourist or odd place to get fuel and tires? Should have been a sign to take serious, but nope I don’t want to give up. I’m guessing the above happened again because I woke up to find the car in the condition you see, no front or rear end or engine cover. I wasn’t sure if this was something out of Transformers or Christine. Anyway, is this the improved AI?? No matter how much I said “it’s the pedal on the right, go around!!” it didn’t work. Then my AI cuts at the end of the clip. It’s funny how the AI opponents seem to be unaffected by the “be stupid” part of the AI programming/code. And for the much awaited finale, with damage set to visual only, no mechanical damage, NO flags and penalties, basically gimping the game...... So.... the find folks at SMS would tell me something along the lines of git gud or hey it happens. My hope is that someone here that will be taken seriously and not “Oh look a newb complaining.... BANNED HAHAAHA” can bring it to their attention. I believe information coming from someone that they have a rapport with will get much further than a member with 0 posts. I know SMS can’t give me my time back, I’m just frustrated that this game was delayed so many times, “99% ready”, and three updates later this is the state of the game. What am I doing wrong here? I know I'm not a hardcore racer, but dang I understand the very basics. Is there anything I can do to stop this on my end? The career will only get harder, more involved and have many longer races. I want to leave the Session length at 100% along with all real life settings. I don’t know how much longer I will wait and tolerant I will be. My goal was to complete the full 24 hour race and also get the trophy for it. You know, have a sense of accomplishment. I didn't purchase this game to collect dust, that's what Need for Speed Shift and Shift 2 did. I don’t play online nor have PlayStation Plus so that’s a no go. I’m ok with completing the offline career mode, if the game worked right. I guess it’s back to ol’ reliable. At least I can enjoy it with my wheel. Thanks for reading and hopefully all this stuff can be resolved swiftly and not have SMS imply they are perfect and did no wrong. Bonus video! If only there was system that alerted the other drivers that a car refuses to fix their car so be cautious.... maybe a.... Flag system. I would suggest yellow since it’s bright. Not that it would matter for the AI, the driver was intent to run into his opponent. Note, everything was set to real or on so where was the flag or course caution? Also, this is from version 1.4 of the game, but still where is that warning?