Decided that it was best to finally voice my gripes with the game.
I’m useally not one for many words, so it may come across as a bit blunt. Some things listed here I already hammered on. But I figured it would be the best to list it here aswel to keep things organised.
If it is posted in the wrong subforum, mods are free to move it where it is more apropiate.
-Current state of the microtransactions:
While it is known since release (if not before) that they would become a thing, It’s certainely not handled like some F2P games do, there’s no way of gaining Platinum by in game means, only by spending real money. Which is on top of the price of 65 to 85 euro’s (depending on version andi f you have the season pass or not). For tier 3 skins I’m willing to kinda let it slide, but for tier 2 I simply cannot. Tier 2 skins are in the game since the beta, and the bots are free to use them to their hearts content.
Recently, I brought up another 60 euro title (well, on release) and how it handled aditional content:
This is a double edged sword. I can see why it is done, but I do fear for my progress if something happens to the server, or when it (theoretically) closes down. Also, this tends to cause lag in PvE, while solo, and even disconnects which has happend a few times before. I really hope your progress gets stored locally someday, but if it will happen remains to be seen.
A toggle to make the font larger would be a welcome addition. Sitting 3+ meters away from the TV and the text is the number one source for eyestrain, which doesn’t happen in other games.
Ops DLC (in this case Thrall Rebellion specifically):
(Adding to the point about the colourfilter, is that it hampers perception, atleast to some degree. Making it toggleable would make both parties happy).
This is admitedly a case of YMMV, but here’s is my quote about the DLC when it was just released. While my complaint about the flair in this DLC can be ignored, I stil feel that it is too short, contradicting the Helix system (sine you most likely wont reach lvl10). Though, to be fair, maybe i’m missing something.
-Patching the game:
I really appreciate the continous support from GBX to improve on the game. But on the other hand, everytime a new patch is made, I cannot shake the feeling of “what will break this time?”.
I’m not here to say to GBX that they are bad at their job, but it is something I wanted to voice either way.
Current final point I want to bring up; character balancing:
I’m not sure what’s going on, but sometimes rebalancing characters really goes out of whack.
For instance, the recent changes to El Dragon. I don’t have experience as this guy, but currently he can’t take much.
There are probably a few more characters that are UP or OP, but my experience is limited to only 5 or so on the roster that got recent changes to make them in line with the rest.
Here’s a good post on remedying over-nerfing/buffing, so characters potentially stay viable without, again, getting out of whack one way or another:
Maybe that there are point to be added in the future. More I want to voice my opinion on.
Dispite my problems, my 2 month absense from the game due to one of them, and that I’m unwilling to play the PvP side of things, I can’t let go of the game. It’s unique, with excellent character designs, lovely atmosphere and great humor.
Hopefully, this post isn’t demeaning towards the devs, I know they mean well.