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[Official] Suggestions Thread

Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:45 pm
Submit your suggestions in this thread! If the community likes your suggestion, it will be added to the list below and eventually be considered for a future update to Asphalt.

Before posting a new suggestion, make sure that it hasn't been posted/replied yet.

Special thanks to Zeremoniar, Darksolid and the rest of the Asphalt community!

Last Edit: March, 09 2017 . Last additions in the end of each section.

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Suggestions that may be included in future Asphalt updates:

Take away 10 points from players that disconnect from a race.
We are willing to modify this as we understand that a disconnection is often involuntary. Here is how we could modify it in one of our upcoming updates:

- First disconnect: 2 point penalty
- Second disconnect: 7 point penalty
- Every additional disconnect: 10 point penalty
*A player's disconnection count will reset every 24 hours.

Create a "quick restart button" that appears at the end of a race in Career mode. It should be accessible directly from the results screen.
Its a very good suggestion; we will definitely add it in the future.

Automatically wreck the car of players who drive the wrong way around tracks with the sole intent of crashing into as many people as they can (driving the wrong way for 10 seconds = instant car wreck).
Smashing idea! We’ll definitely consider it.

Make all names visible within the race, lobby and result screen (foreign names are replaced with boxes, but they are shown correctly on leaderboards).
We like it!

Remove the wreck animation in season and event races, or make it an option to turn them off. The animation is only causing more crashes.
Players will be able to enable or disable the knockdown camera in the next update of Asphalt 8.

Display a message that explains that a friend has beaten a players' ghost or when a friend has improved his time on the track where the ghost was registered.
We should definitely add this in a future update.

Increase the drop rate of mid-tech cards within Pro Kit Boxes.
We are constantly improving the Pro Kits system; in the meantime we will respond to sudden demand of specific cards by offering them as event rewards.

Increase the number (or the value) of the prizes of events.
It is definitely a priority for us to get the events to be more appealing. We are thinking about improving the events in various ways. You should see them evolve over the course of our updates.

Modify the multiplayer rank system. Players that have a higher rank than the other participants in a race are losing too many points or earning too little points. 
We realize that it is harder for high ranked players to progress on the leaderboard. We are looking for a way to improve their feeling of accomplishment without harming our progression system.

Bring back 2 laps events
Most of the players tend to choose short events, but we understand how hard it is to get back on track when losing ground in 1 lap races. We have a way to potentially bring back 2/3 laps TLE every now and then. You will discover it soon.

Enable every track in quick solo race mode
ultimately; every environment will all make it to the Quick Solo race mode. But there will always be exclusive tracks for event and multiplayer modes.

Enable colored usernames
You can already do this by editing your GameCenter name. You can also do it on Android devices.

Create new country specific cups.
Country specifics cups are launched in many countries. Usually, when you will have a national festival, you should see a CUP in Asphalt. If you know a good theme to create a country cup, please create a thread in the forum to share it. It could be the "Country CUP Suggestions Thread".

Change the rank of DeZir and Biome or reduce their power
We are aware that seeing only the DeZir and the Biome when playing multiplayer is a bit frustrating for some users. These are two very powerful cars, but we can’t touch cars that have been bought by so many players. The situation will evolve, but the solution won't be to modify these cars. So get your DeZir and Biome while they are still outperforming!

*August 21, 2015*

Adjust the handling/Drifting Power of the P1 GTR -
We agreed that the P1 GTR needs to get a bit more drifting power. We will address this in the next update. 

Ban abusive usernames
We have prepared an action plan against these. The abusive usernames should start decreasing now. We will improve our system as the days go by.

Improve the respawn system
It is a never ending process. The game uses a general rule to get a player to respawn on a given location. However, if the community reports a specific issue with the respawn point, we will address it.  

Add new race types / new event types
We working to expand list of new events/modes with literally each update. Some new activities will be in upcoming September update, and updates after that. Stay tuned.

*October 26, 2015*

Create V8 events
Events rewarding with V8 boxes are planned. But we still need several weeks before the release of the first V8 event. However, we will do something for you guys to get more V8 pretty soon. 

Disable traffic in events
Nearly half of our events do not have traffic, I heard that in the coming days, the Asphalt Team should create less events that include traffic, so I guess the road is all yours!

Launch more TOP class cups
We are trying to bring more variety to our events. We are constantly cycling between each class and each car rank among these classes. The car in the top of the class will have their time to shine in events too.

*January 21, 2016*

Add a season 10 
We have added the TAG racing season recently, and  new events will probably be added in this season.

McLaren 570S Tag Racing event not appearing
The next update of the game will fix this issue. Owners of the 570S will have access to that event.

Lighting on AREA 51
Some outdoor parts of the tracks on this location definitely need some more lights. We will work on them to improve the visibility.
 
Cheaters & hackers
The entire Asphalt Team works against hackers and cheaters of all sorts every day. Leader-boards are constantly cleaned and suspicious times and cheaters are getting banned from the game.  There is close to 0% cheaters or hackers on iOS & Android. Our anti-hacking team works to improve its barriers on a daily basis, and new methods are regularly added to the game on Windows. Despite the complaints and reports that you can find on the forum, the number of cheaters has not increased in the game.

*May, 24, 2016*

Include newly released cars in the selectable cars in of events more often, after the car has been released.
We will modify the events of Monday and Tuesday so they include cars released 4 weeks ago. I will share more details whenever I can.

Create more country specific cups
We are willing to do this, it’s true that we are doing it often for a few countries, but other countries should get some too. Let us know in this thread which festival/holiday could be a great theme for a special event exclusive to your country: http://forum.gameloft.com/viewtopic.php?f=1507&t=362230

Create a “pro version” of the rookie cup, and add a new one every day
We are discussing of several concepts in order to make this come true. I hope to share more details with you soon. Of course, this won’t be exactly the same thing, but our aim would be to bring more variety to long term players through these cups.

Have a new type of CUPS in which boosts (nitro starter, extra tank, etc…) are banned
We are discussing about the possibility of including this to the game in the future. I hope to be able to share more details soon.

Suggestions that require further investigation or that are not considered priorities:

Display more information about participant’s cars, levels, etc., on the leaderboard
It is definitely something that we would like to do in the future since it would boost player motivation and raise the level of the competition. It might appear in Asphalt sequels.

Create two separate lists for Ghosts: One with times of boosted cars, one for with un-boosted cars.
This is definitely something that we would like to do in the future.

Create a faster car selection system.
We are thinking about different ways to display the cars in the garage.

Rework the sensitivity for mobile devices. Sometimes the brakes just don’t work.
We would need to know on what devices this happens in order to identify the issue. Let’s create a thread in the forum to gather testimonies.

Review and fix the re-spawn points after crashes.
We have done it before thanks to the help of the community. Let’s create a thread in the forum to identify these points.

Add replays for multiplayer races.
We are not planning to add this feature, but stay tuned for more amazing content coming to multiplayer in 2015.

Add an option to remove max upgrades of cars again.
This could be interesting; the game would have even more depth, however this is not in our current plans.

Include all the paths of a track in a race. Some nice parts of each track are currently just wasted.
Every path is available in one particular type of race or another, so I would not say that anything is wasted. We have chosen the path of each event carefully so that everyone has an equal chance to win.

Add ghosts to all drift and classic events in season play. Some of those events do not allow ghosts.
We are aware that it is missing from some events, but this won’t become available in more events anytime soon.

Choose your own soundtrack
You can play while listening the music that is on your device. If you wish to listen the Asphalt music, enter the pause menu, and choose the three soundtrack styles. Any other way to choose the music is not considered as priority, but we will think about this for Asphalt sequels.

Add neon car effects
that’s a good idea, we have many ideas to improve the car customization system, these will eventually be improved in Asphalt sequels.

Develop better graphics for Asphalt 8: Airborne
Doing better graphics is awesome but we must think about our users' devices. Our main priority is to get our game to run on as much devices as possible (instead of a few expensive devices). We improved the graphics of the game thanks to the addition of the Metal technology on certain iOS devices.

Create new gaming modes
This is something that we are considering don't hesitate to share your ideas.

Get every car to be up-gradable to level 5
We wanted the cheaper cars to be less upgradable. However this might change in the future.

Add player "identicons"
This will certainly be considered in one of our updates or in the sequels of Asphalt 8.

*August 21, 2015*

Add the possibility of running against your own ghost.
We will consider using this idea in possible future updates.
 
Highlight the opponent that knocked out the players’ car during a race
It sounds interesting and we will consider it.
 
Add a way to request friends from within the game
If players could tap on the username of another player in the leader-board to read their in-game progress and add them as friend, this would definitely help the community to grow. It is something that we are considering for the future of Asphalt.
 
Nerf the Biome and DeZir
Although we have clearly noticed that a lot of players are using both of these cars, we are not planning to reduce their power just yet. This would be rude towards the one who invested in these cars. The new car that we will add should be able to catch up with these.

Add a favorite-car option & a my-garage option
This would prevent players from scrolling through the entire store to find the car that they’d like to use. It is definitely something that we are considering.
 
Adjust the sensitivity on mobile device
Let’s create an official thread to report and describe this sensitivity issue. It is true that according to us, this issue can only be the consequence of issues with the players’ device. However, as many seems to have issue with it, let’s dig in.

*January 21, 2016*

Increase the size of CUP rewards (the size of TOPs) on Android
Several months ago, the size of TOPS on Android has been reduced. This has been made to adapt to the number of players on this platform compare to others. Although it is still subject to change, it should remain like this in the coming months.

*May, 24, 2016*

Create country vs country cups
We are considering it, but that-s not a priority.

Add a favorite car list, or an easy way to select them
It’s true that with new cars coming every update, it is getting hard to find your favorite car. We’ll keep this in mind.

Suggestions that will probably never be included in Asphalt:

Switch wrecked cars immediately to blink mode so that they cannot kill other cars by accident.
This is a part of the design and gameplay of Asphalt 8, so its something youll need to adapt to. We designed it this way to prevent knockdown abuse.

Rework the wreck mechanic as it sometimes doesnt feel like it follows any predictable rules. It seems to be a matter of luck.
There is a system that dictates the wrecks. If a car decelerates while being hit by another car thats accelerating, the decelerating one will be knocked out. The angle of the impact is a factor as well.

Reduce the price of Specialist and Champion kit boxes, or make them available for Credits once in a while.
These two boxes are exclusively available for the players that managed to outperform the competition in events, and those that have supported the Asphalt team. And we would like to keep it this way. Of course, promotions are often launched in Asphalt, so keep an eye on the Shop every day.

Remove the invisible walls that stop your jumps on some tracks.
Invisible walls are a necessity in just about any game; they basically hold the locations together. These walls werent an issue until a small group of the most talented players mastered the newest cars and found ways to jump further than we ever anticipated. We are not going to change these walls unless this issue spreads to the majority of our players. However, we will keep in mind the advanced level of our players while designing future levels.

Make car ranks and prices that reflect the real-life power of each car.
We believe the ranks do reflect the power of the real cars, but in any case, remember that Asphalt is designed to be a wild arcade-style racer, not a realistic simulation.

Allow us to select the number of laps we want to race before queuing to play a multiplayer match.
Our priority is to get the players to queue with players that match their skill/car level. If we had to create new filters such as the number of laps, every player would have to wait for several minutes before being able to play.

Nitro boost pylons shouldn't disappear if someone gets them.
This is a part of the arcade style of gameplay of Asphalt. It adds a little bit more challenge and a great deal of suspense.

Get rid of the ability to knock down a car from the side just by overtaking it with nitro.
Sorry, we are not planning to change this.

Stop the Bonus Timer while the player is still in the menu.
This will remains as it is to avoid any abuse from dishonest users. However, this might change in a future installment of Asphalt.

Increase the number of Fuel Bars for events.
The Fuel Bar will remain as it is for now.

Offer Tokens as Career event rewards.
Tokens will remain the exclusive currency of the game; they are here to reward the best players. However, were looking into expanding the number of ways for these top racers to acquire Tokens.

Create a card trading system (e.g., trading 8 early tech for 4 initial tech).
The trading system would detract from the overall progression of the game. Pro Kits are an exclusive late game mechanic that cannot take over for the upgrade mechanic. Also, a trading system would get players to race less and spend more time trading instead.

Release the new update on all platforms on the same day
That is simply impossible. We do not want to keep some of you waiting because the update is not ready on one platform.

Disable boosts during events
If a player has earned/bought them, he should be able to use them during events. We want the player to use everything they have to shine in the events.

Bring back the car renting system
It is something that we have dropped many months ago. We want the players to fight tooth and nail to get their cars; its a good motivation system. Are you aware that some events let you drive with a car that you do not own without paying for it?

Create a messaging system or chat for the game
Right now, we dont think that this is extremely necessary,because of Asphalt game genre. Chats are more appropriate for other genres.

Create a gifting system
A gifting system if it should be created would probably not enable you to send the items that you have won in the game. Today, you can already gift your friends with store redeem codes.

Improve the user interface or make is customizable (+ add car comparison system, new map selection system, reward tracking)
Modifying the user interface is not a priority now. We are satisfied with its current design, even though we have ideas to improve it. A car comparison system is a very good suggestion that might come to live in sequels of Asphalt.

Be able to sell cars and upgrades
Such a market will not appear soon, we would have to modify the entire game if we were to add this.

Enabling players to decide to use a free upgrade or to buy an upgrade
After much discussion, we feel that the way or free upgrades work is the only viable way.

Add motorcycles to Asphalt 8
We will only add cars to Asphalt 8: Airborne. EDIT: We might actualy consider this ^^

*August 21, 2015*

Separate Windows Phone from Windows 8
These version are the same, we do not plan to separate them as it would drastically reduce the number of players on each platform

*May, 24, 2016*

Players using bonuses in MP should get a lower amount of MP points, or people beating them without boost should get more points.
Even though we understand your point of view, we consider that bonuses are a part of the game and as they can be earned through various means, they should not be a disadvantage in any way.
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JB69

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Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:04 pm
Thanks for this thread.


Suggestion: A one track opt out in multiplayer without penalty/ minimal penalty.

Allows players to officially opt out of one track in multiplayer. This is for players that are tired of playing one particular track repeatedly, to move to a different selection of tracks, and still play multiplayer, if this particular track is selected.

There have been multiple times where I played the same track 10 races in a row, due to the vote of other players. The current system is fair, but there are a few tracks that get selected more than most, and there is one that I'd rather not race at.
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Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:10 pm
A way to earn tokens, have it as a streak reward in MP, but after all D and C class cars are maxed only, and to be more fair, make it rare, like 1 in every 10 even, that's 70 races to get said amount of tokens, 70 races is at least 2 hours of race time as some races are longer and multiple laps, and to load in, I think it's all fair

EDIT: I meant 10 of every set, being 7 races, so once you complete all 7 races as a win, you have to do it over 10 times to get tokens at least once
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Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:11 pm
Another thing, if 4 people choose classic and 4 choose elimination/infected make it a 50/50 chance please
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JB69

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Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:27 pm
Suggestion: 10 sec. Nitro delay at the start of the race. All cars will start under natural acceleration.

This will allow everyone an equal chance to get a fair start at a chance of winning, and may lead to more competitive races. You already have the timer in the Infected races. Rookie players are at a severe disadvantage, as well as a few cars( like Testarossa ). Currently, those with Nitro boosts rule the start, and eliminate quite a few racers, causing most to leave the game. This will entice these players to stay and race. Those with boosts, will still have an advantage, and the more experienced players will build boost drifting while accelerating anyway.
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JB69

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Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:36 pm
Suggestion: A confirmation popup on purchases like what was done with the graphics to prevent accidental purchases or use of Nitro boost freebies.
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chris norton

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Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:28 pm
May I suggest that all the available boosts are disabled during events, thus deterring cheaters form abusing the game so have to rely on skill.
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Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:20 am
Hi Gameloft , I was thinking you should put a ( REFRESH GAME ) button in the garage so when we game players feel the need to refresh Asphalt 8 we can just tap that button . For now , what I do is turn off Asphalt 8 and go to my refresh my computer , then I turn Asphalt 8 back on .
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Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:30 pm
There are video adds or mini-games to refill fuel and to get tokens on android and ios.
Why not something like that for windows ? For example,windows players can earn tokens via MP win streaks. (as AtomicRecahrge said)...
I just want to say there should be something like that on windows too.
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Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:09 pm
Fabien, I've gotten disconnected so many times due to my unreliable ISP, so the idea of having a 24-hour "disconnect penalty" system is very appealing. Just last night I played multi-player for the first time in 6 days, but I got disconnected during my fifth race of the night; losing 10 points like that immediately killed my motivation to play. I simply won back the points I had lost, added an extra 3-4 points to my rating, and stopped playing. Had it only been a 2-point penalty, I surely would have kept playing for much longer.

Also, please consider raising the DeZir's pro rank to around 1340 (as well as modifying its stock rank). It has a pro rank of only 1262, and yet it isn't included in the D-class Hotshot cup (along with the 1336 Ferrari), which demonstrates that your team clearly knows it's the best car in D-class, despite its rank being lower than that of the pro Mustang and 370Z.

Far too many players are abusing this in multi-player, which removes fairness from the equation. Since you wrote that the team will not allow us to temporarily remove upgrades from our cars, it is imperative that there not be an overpowered/underranked car like the DeZir in the game. Keep in mind that the players using low-ranked DeZirs are mostly cheaters (i.e. Sky Princess Blue, who finally got the ban that she deserved) who are able to downgrade cars whenever they want to.