The only way Battleborn will “get better” or “sell better” or “be perceived better” or 'make reviewers happier" or “get better word of mouth from other gamers” is:
A fresh start…not the constant little changes and tweaks and upgrades that are playing out to an audience that continues to grow smaller. (And I’m not saying that all these changes and tweaks are not awesome…because it seems like they are).
What I’m saying is that it’s wasted effort…like throwing dribs and drabs of reinforcements into a fight that is already lost.
Instead, save them up and get the game totally POLISHED…and re-release the game in November…Batlleborn PRO or Battleborn PLUS or Battleborn Re-Mastered…or hell I don’t care what you call it but make it sexy and “new.”
And AVOID any competition release timing with Overwatch
And use this time to get the re-release totally ready and awesome
And make it free to existing players
And make any ranks and gear from existing players fully transferable
And set up your training DoJos and documents
And advertise the bejesus out of it
And sell reviewers on the fact that BB is NOT just another version of OW…it is DIFFERENT and appeals to a wider audience.
And for heavan’s sake, sell it for less than 20 Bucks…with DLCs.
Then and only then could continued work on the title have a chance of being relevant.
Otherwise…until BL3…make me another BL2 spinoff…or another BL2 DLC that is big and AWESOME…and you would make far more money. And in the end, make your fans far far happier methinks. And shore up a somewhat muddied perception (after BB) from the general public.
Get those positive vibes back whenever you go to a Pax again, or talk to reviewers, or put out tweets…or whatever.
GB has ALWAYS been my favorite gaming company because NOBODY in the industry that I know of sells me products that provide thousands of hours of entertainment at the price they do and NOBODY communicates with fans like they do.
Which is why it just hits me in the gut when I see them bashing their heads against the wall on this game.
Sometimes you have to pull out of a fight…fall back, take care of your wounded, ammo back up, draw new plans, rest, refit, and pick your spot for a counterattack.
You can’t keep trying a “Pickett’s Charge” at the problem.
Time for them to do that with this title methinks. Try a different strategy that will SUCCESSFULY buy the time you need to put out the compay’s bread and butter…a new BL3 that will make a FORTUNE if done well.