Seriously, what the hell is this? How did we go so far backwards from Horizon 4?
First off, the time it gives you to set your laps is way too short. Remember FH4, when you got 6 or 7 minutes to set your laps? Yeah, now we have 4. Four minutes is barely enough to set two laps on both tracks (throw the second lap idea out the window if you spin even once), and it only leaves you time to set one on some circuits (Plaza comes to mind). Let’s go back to 7 minutes, please.
Then there’s the lack of drivetrain restrictions. Oh. My. God. This is absolutely infuriating. Remember when we had lobbies separated by drivetrain? Yeah, that was nice. In Forza Horizon, AWD is objectively better for points drifting than RWD. It’s just how it is. So why are we throwing RWD drifters into lobbies to get absolutely decimated by the AWDbois? How hard is it to seperate them?
It’s blatantly obvious how many people use AWD to get ridiculously high scores, so why don’t they have their own lobbies? All of the people putting out smoke from four tires, holding perpendicular angle for long periods without spinning out or making corrections, and scoring 200-400k points more than the highest ranked RWD drifters? Yeah, they’re using AWD. It’s really frustrating for those of us who want to drift competitively against other RWD players.
And that leads into my final point: Custom Drifting. We have custom racing, why not custom drifting? Why can’t we choose our own class and drivetrain lobbies. Believe it or not, Forza, I don’t always want to drift in A Class. Sometimes I want to drift in S1. Hell, even throw in B and S2 just for the hell of it. And as mentioned above, let us choose drivetrain specific lobbies as well.
This post is not to bash on AWD drifters (I’ll be the one to say that it absolutely is “real drifting”), it’s not to bash Playground, it’s to try and draw some attention towards a severely overlooked feature of this game that needs a complete overhaul.