- Maryland, USA
GT7 'Top Menu' concept made by me earlier in the year.
(Ex: Still being forced to buy cars in order to participate in certain events in Sport mode / The seriousness of Sport, negatively effecting the diversity and experience of events in GT Mode / UI placement of Sport Mode being too confusing for new players to understand.)
How separation could benefit Sport Mode.ALL vehicles and tire types could (and should) be available and free to all players in the Sport section of the game. There is no longer a reason why players should ever be locked out of certain competitive events (like Gr. 1), just because they didn't want to grind for a car.
I think separation would also present the opportunity to bring back GT Sport's tuning system, but only exclusively for Sport mode in GT7. The only features that Sport should need from GT Mode, is the livery editor/discovery tab, and Time Trial mode for practicing.
How separation could benefit GT Mode.
Polyphony Digital would be presented with a reason to return loved features like Seasonal Events, and 'Quick Races' to GT Mode. They would be completely unique from the Sport section of the game because they would include your own cars from your own garage, and without ranked matchmaking. Meaning, there would be no longer a reason for the game to prevent you matchmaking into races with your friends.
I'm assuming without the added seriousness of Sport, these races may even be much more unique and lighthearted in nature. Instead of a Gr. 3 Quick Race that would likely be seen in the usual Sport Mode rotation, imagine instead a Fiat 500 race as a Quick race selection with open tuning and upgrades enabled, racing on the Nordschleife at night. We were robbed from ever seeing races like that in Sport thanks to how overly serious the tone of GT Sport was, and how hard it is to host fair Open Lobby races in GT Sport.