Dear GBX, you’re in a DIRE need of more players PLAYING the game they own PC -side. That’s nothing new, I’m not saying anything surprising or revolutionary with that sentence.
I don’t think I’m wrong here, except if you’re actually hoping for a PC player base to die out so that you can close servers and not bother with them anymore, of course. Except for that precise case, I don’t see why you wouldn’t want more active players right now, considering the low numbers. So I’m going to assume you want more active players on PC.
I don’t know about ps4 and xbox, but I suppose you wouldn’t say no to it either on those plateforms. And you especially need players playing regularly to keep playing. to form an active community.
Right now, I have to say that there is almost NO incentive to “grind” anything to this game in PvP passed a while.
-Command XP? Blocked at 100; any player who played the game regularly like me have reached it by now
-Character xp? This one a bit more, unfortunately, any player in the above case have probably achieved rank 15 or almost by now on his favourite(s) characters as well. I could always play characters that I don’t play often. But considering that most of the games lately seem to put me against rank 60-100 premades, that would be an annoyance for my teammates. I’d rather play pve with those for a while than pvp.
-Credits? Sorry, what? Credits? you mean the thing that has no use passed a while in PvP anyway? When you reach rank 100 you probably have your bank full of the gear you need (one could argue about legendary, but legendary in pvp, (especially since you lowered the amount of shards in overgrowth, that was the easiest map to use legendary /epic gear on) , sorry but I don’t use that, because it cost so much that anyone playing the objective and buying regularly elite bots and turrets/health station/accelerators will not have that much money before very late, making them very questionable compared to white/green. Considering what you’re doing on overgrowth with the current patch, it seems anyway that you are choosing (indirectly, at least) to restrain the use of high level gear in PvP.
Which, indirectly, means that you choose to make the grind for high priced items even less interesting for PvP play.
Either way, it’s a choice that players can make, but for players like me, sorry but it’s useless. Buying faction packs? unfortunately, you decided that even tier 2 skins (not even talking about t3) would have 0% chance of loot from them, so little to no interest either.
-Ranked play? Not yet available.
So what’s the reward for playing pvp after a while then? Well, almost nothing.
So please, please. Disable that rank 100 cap. allows peoples to get as high as they want by playing pvp. And keep giving them a commander pack every 5 levels. And allow tier 2 skin to drop from commander pack (with a decent % chance since it’s only every 5 level you get one, and it’s one out of 5 factions that will give you at best one out of 6 character’s skin).
At the VERY LEAST, if you don’t want to give it in normal commander faction pack, allows it for commander packs gotten after rank 100.
Like, after command rank 100, we would continue to gain commander rank, and we would get super commander “faction” pack (or whatever name suits with you) every 5 command rank.
The only difference with the normal commander faction pack is that it could also drop t2 skins.
The main problem you game have is inciting high ranked players to continue playing on a very regular basis, because it feels unrewarding right now. And you choice with the t2 skins is going to make things worse, because some players that were still playing and stocking credits waiting for t2 skins (like me) to come will now know that it’s useless to do that. Especially SP holders have no credit sink right now, as they don’t have to keep 47k credits to buy nw characters. We don’t have any use for those credits.
No credit sink + no xp gained + no ranking play = pvp not rewarding at all=> loss of players
Putting tier 2 skin behind a paywall without allowing at least players to have a way to grind them = players unhappy
The more players you have, the more you’ll be able to put correct MM system without pings/unfair MM/queue length problems. So the easier the task for you to put better MM that way, right?
You definitely DON’T WANT your player base to keep thinking there’s little point in playing.
REWARDS players that play a lot. Not just players that started playing /only play casually.
LOWER THE ANNOYANCE of players that trusted you and paid the game at full price, by having your paywalls NOT mandatory to get cosmetics… as long as you play a lot. BEcause we needs more players to play a lot. We need it, and you need it.
I won’t feel any more “badass” with a character by getting a nice skin if I pay with real money for it, sorry. Let peoples who want t oget a specific skin quickly do it, but ALSO get long time players to play more and fill that player count by rewarding them for keeping playing.
I’m sure you have a lot of very cool ideas for things to add to this game. I believe you on this. But You certainly don’t want this game to be deserted before you can show them to us, right?