It’s not rewarding and fun. It’s tedious and repetitive, with no worthwhile reward.
Elim, Open (racing/drifting), Rivals (broken) … It doesn’t matter.
I’m not someone who just logs on for braindead AI seasonals or pointless Horizon arcades. I go online to have good close races in a mature social space and to want to feel a sense of accomplishment in “winning”.
There should be a desire for me to want to win a race. Not here.
Even for the newer crowd, at least give them a reason to be online other than for cosmetic clothing or horn approval from other players.
Clubs still don’t work.
Public multiplayer lobbies are just voids with no microphones (why can’t I hear anyone…)?
There is no real reward for coming first.
There is no real reward for winning in a lesser powerful build.
This is without even addressing the prolonged failure of the PI system and how power is “LITERALLY” the only real way to achieve the best race times minus 3 or 4 tracks in the game. (cathedral, bola etc.)
The experience is just BAD. Add on a janky physics braking system and you just have hell every time your online even if the lobby is balanced and forgiving because players still don’t brake properly.
There is no reward for building a somewhat fast unorthodox car, because guess what…that 1600hp Supra, Dodge Dart or NSX-R GT will just destroy you and the guy winning in said car will be given 100% props for doing so.
On the flip side let’s try run some B class and try to bring builds to a state of equilibrium, guess what same story, just not as severe.
I usually run B class with semi competent cars. Sure I can get some great races while the experience lasts, but there is no point in “trying to win” anyway because there is no “end goal” to amassing race wins.
No-one cares if you’ve spent 1000 hours in first place or achieved 10,000 race wins.
I don’t need more credits
I don’t need 60 points from another championship win so I can flex my ego on people in the lobby.
I don’t need more cars.
I don’t need more wheelspins from levelling up.
Where is the fulfilment going to come from?