There are many places in the game where so much time is wasted.
One that springs to mind is the when you want to change your car via the pause menu?
That extra confirmation button press where you are asked “WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THIS CAR DELIVERED TO YOU” is so unnecessary.
If the player has already made the decision to change vehicle, scrolled to the required vehicle, selected it and hit “GET IN CAR”, IMHO, that should be enough for the game to realise that the user properly serious about changing from the current car.
So why the need need for the extra confirmation?
If in the rare case the wrong wrong vehicle may have been selected, it’s no big deal to go back and get the correct one.
It is all these little wastes of time within the game that spoil it IMHO.
Someone on another thread a while back came up the the phrase “Baked-In Wait Times” referring to the waiting around throughout FH4 and I couldn’t have put it better myself.
There is just no fluidity in certain areas.
My personal peeves are (to name a few):
The dramatic intro when a “NEW” car is selected from within your garage.
Fair enough when a vehicle becomes available to you for the first time in your garage, but it is not needed, nor wanted on duplicates or when a car is reclaimed from the AH.
Unnecessary “Perk Point” animations (that take 5 times longer than they need to).
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve tried to select the next one for it not to be ready.
IMHO, there should be the option to highlight all the “Perk Points” you want to apply and then purchase in one go (providing they are adjoining and legal selections and you have enough PP).
The aforementioned an unnecessary “WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THIS CAR DELIVERED TO YOU” confirmation.
The 30-45 second wait times to reclaim cars individually from the AH.
Surely selecting multiple vehicles and reclaiming them in one go (dependent on available garage capacity) would be a better option.
Also, it would be great to have the ability to scrap a car directly from the AH…or better still sell back to the Autoshow at below minimum sale price, so so you don’t have to clog up your garage.
- When starting an auction, having to wait until you find you have reached your daily limit.
It would be better if there was the option to view how many auctions you have available at any given time and when your limits refresh before wasting time attempting to start an auction in the first place.
There are may others areas where the game could be streamlined, but these are the ones that spring to mind right now.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like the game very much and have played it almost daily since I got my pre-order copy direct from Microsoft back in September 2018 and it is the only game I play presently other than having a quick look in FH3 from time to time.
Due to the amount of time I’ve spent in game, which is now mostly grinding/farming for skill points, “Forzathon Live” and “Seasonal Challenges” after completing everything more than two months ago, the accumulated time wasted for myself is probably a lot more than most and I just feel that the experience would have been/could still be a lot better if there was a lot more streamlining where tasks are laborious and take me away from what I bought the game for…to play!
I dare say a lot of these waiting times cannot be altered now due to them being part of the core game, but hopefully some can be looked at.
I do have a theory tho as to why so much waiting is “Baked-In”.
If all the waiting is client-side (XB1/PC), then that will take load off the FH4 servers for a short amount of time.
Maybe not a lot of time individually, with 5 million plus players hammering the servers at any one time this could add up to a lot of resources being saves server-side.