I’ve been playing about seven weeks by now. I know what gaming forums are like and understand that I might only get sneers and abuse and told to ‘just do better’ for posting this, but for what it’s worth here we are. I’d like some advice if anyone is kind enough.
You see, something I find useful about multiplayer lobbies is that you can store a car you haven’t made enough credits for in your ‘Rewards’ until you have the credits, then buy it at a 400K discount. So if I have a car as a next level-up prize that I won’t have the credits for I’ll go multiplayer and store it away for when I have.
In multiplayer I tend to race in the A, B, C, D or E class forums. I’ve probably taken part in about 100 or more such races.
So far I have never - not even once - completed the first lap of a multiplayer race without being rolled, spun, or shoved into a fence or the sand. Often the shover is so intent on their malicious shoving that they end up in the fence with me. I have maybe once or twice finished in the top half of the field, and that has only been when those behind me who don’t retire are involved in a slug-fest or two of their own.
So how do you do it? How do you survive the first lap of a race without some idiot spinning you or putting you out of contention? Do you have to be at the front of the grid to get away to survive? Is this just the way the game is and I should just ‘deal with it’?
Apart from one or two people who start at the front of the grid, the multiplayer events just seem like a wreck fest. What about having a destruction derby race for these people? Or is the idea to shove as many others off the track as possible in your pursuit of a top-half finish?
I’d quite like to just take part in a few races rather than feel like I have to act like a bowling ball at a skittle alley on the first bend. I don’t especially wish to be banned for bad driving as I’d like to continue to do multiplayer races with my son who lives in a different country.