It used to be a great flexible option to race in a lower class to the posted class restriction on a solo event. The AI would adjust to match your car and you had a lot more flexibility on vehicle selection and avoid unnecessary re-tunes.
Silently, that flexibility was removed in the last update. Basically the nature of the solo game in this game has changed, rather dramatically in my opinion.
Can we get an response and explanation from the devs on this?
I cannot think of a time in the past where they were locked. If there was, it was very early on. The flexible system made it quite enjoyable in their ability to race how you wanted. I could not fathom a reason to intentionally lock that out.
Before the last update a seasonal solo event posted A800 you could select C class car, it would totally let you do that. Now, if a event is post A800 you’re forced into A class at minimum.
The only time I see 100-700 or the like is for playground or co-op seasonal events. Since launch we’ve had seasonal solo events that dictate a class but you’ve always been able to run lower classes if you wanted until the most recent update.
The first few series specified a precise class requirement, then they converted to the ranged approach. Now we’re seeing recycled seasonal events you’re seeing a mix of these approaches depending on when it’s been recycled from.