Is there such a thing as a novice game room? I usually race offline, but I decided to try the online multiplayer. Naturally I joined a novice game room. To my surprise I was in the bottom two spots every time with the winner a half track ahead of me. I have played Forza ever since the first one on the original xbox, and I love the game and I am by no means a horrible driver. What also bothered me quite a bit was that almost everyone complained if their cars got bumped on the track … really? … expect it in a novice game room … go play a professional game room if you expect perfect everything. I watched several cars bump each other (a fair distance ahead of my vehicle) which sent one guy off the track. Of course he re-entered the track on a 90 degree angle right in front of me giving me little choice but to barrel through him. WOW did this guy have a melt down / temper tantrum. The next race during the initial countdown a car floated (glitch?) in front of my vehicle and when the race started by vehicle was smashed backwards which caused me to roll at least 20 times … what the heck is that? Have people hacked the online play???
Overall, NOT an enjoyable experience.
It would seem to me that good drivers are trying to pad their stats / wins in these novice game rooms and complaining about everything that prevents them from winning. This is a huge deterrent for anyone new to the game trying to play online for fun.
Hopefully my bad experiences (approximately 7 races in three different rooms) do NOT represent the regular behaviour of the online play.
Thankfully I still enjoy the offline play.