I’ve been in hospital recently so I haven’t been able to play any Battleborn for a while.
My friends currently depressed over the state Battleborn is in on PC, so I wanted to give my 2 cents on the matter before it’s too late and I’m unable to.
I know a lot of people care about this game and would like to see it flourish while many are content with the time they had with it.
I just want to know one of two things:
A) There is a plan in place to revitalize the PC playerbase.
B) If I get this game on PS4 in Australia that I’ll be able to play multiplayer.
People have been talking about going FTP since this game conception without any real constructive input.
I genuinely believe you can satisfy both the vets and the newcomers by implementing FTP multiplayer.
It seems so obvious, I don’t believe I could possibly be the first to bring it up.
This doesn’t necessarily alienate your console audience, in fact, having the multiplayer free to download on a store would certaintly bring more players.
People who bought the game outright have access to the story, access to the gear thats available in that story.
This gives them an edge in multiplayer while not making it completely pay to win as the old gear shop system can still provide enough gear to create competitive loadouts.
I don’t know if I’m preaching to the choir or on death ears, I just don’t know where you guys are at, at the moment.
Solo duo que worked SO well, I would say making that the primary multiplayer system would help maintain new players. The game needs an ELO system of sorts and i know that stuffs hard to implement but it doesn’t have to be permenant.
Once we have a steady player base, 5 man quick match will be viable again and they’ll have new meat to slaughter. People who expect a challange, not newbies trying to learn if this game is right for them.
I feel i should summarise as i tend to ramble:
Announce FTP, secure a spot on Steams homepage, PSN store and Xbox live.
Sell Ops and Story missions seperate. (story missions only apply to people who haven’t bought the base game)
Make Solo Duo que the ONLY way to play as it helps build friendships and teach people the ropes.
Fix gear system (the old faction loot packs worked way better than core loot packs, why not have both)
I don’t know, I wish you luck with BL3 but this is where my heart lies and I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a copy myself.
Just please, don’t give up on BB till you’ve exhausted all your options, if you build it, they will come. This won’t be another Evolve, you just have to play your cards right and Battleborn has and always will have potential.
But potential means nothing until it is realised, you have the power to change things for the better and I very much hope you do.
Anyone got any other ideas on the matter?