I read this somewhere and I agree, some very odd decisions
Basically AC has seen some really odd or I could suggest dumb design choices, which you have to question –
1, Booking servers. When AC first released its Multiplayer mode, essentially the MP was locked into the booking mode. It was only after users complained that this was changed. Even though this was adjusted, many of the inherent design choices remain, can’t choose car skin, you need to choose a car from a list of pre defined entries rather than the car you want, and so on.
2, One single light source engine. In 2013, who ever decided this was a good idea needs their head examining. Multiple light sources have been around since like how long? 2002?
I find this a shame that there will never be night time and that's why the headlights are just a glow and light nothing
3, in a title which is or was essentially a hot lap simulator, there is no OFFICIAL online leaderboard.
4, in a title which is or was essentially a hot lap simulator, the hot lap ghost car is still broken.
Many design choices in AC I find simply baffling, I literally have no idea what they were thinking. A lot of the misgivings fans have with AC tends to be met with the response, “it was a design choice”. I have actually lost count now how many times I’ve heard this.