I’m new to the forums (my first post), and it’s been a while since I’ve played a (true) racing game. (I used to play GT on the PS2…that’s how long it’s been. I’ve played NfS:MW on the 360 (both of them)…but they weren’t really a “true” racing games like GT and Forza…at least IMO.)
Anyway…I’m getting back into the swing of things with racing, but I’ve noticed something about the Drivatars recently (over the last week). It seems to me that they have become awfully hostile. Currently I am running in the Class Competition Series - C Class, and it feels more like a demolition derby than a race. Now, I don’t mind a little bump & grind now and then…but this is a whole 'nother level. I have (at times, multiple) cars that are coming straight at me to knock me off of the track or into the wall. I can see that this is being done with purpose and aggression.
Is anyone else seeing this, or is it just me?
From what I have read, the Drivatar system is supposed to “weed out” undesirable traits. Well, wouldn’t excessively aggressive driving be considered undesirable? And these are always the same names on top of the cars that are doing this.
I know that if you have a friend’s Drivatar in your race they will be more aggressive than that person would normally be; but, the super- (I’d like to say ULTRA-) aggressive Drivatars are NOT on my Friends List.
When I ran the Sport Compact Competition Series the Drivatars were no where near this aggressive. The ones in the D Class Series seemed to be a little bit more aggressive than the Sport Compact…but now, in the C Class Series…OMG.
Is it just this Class Series? This particular Competition Series? Or are players becoming more aggressive and it is transitioning into their Drivatars?
I don’t consider myself a great racer, just a middling one. But I would like to have fun while racing…and not have to fight and bash my way through on a race track. If I wanted to play demolition derby, I’d play a different game. If this is not just me, would someone please inform me as to what is going on? And if there is something I can do about it, let me know?