When ideas and energy are not being placed upon the biggest elephant in the room, the very low population on PC and steady decreasing in population on PS4 and XB1, then it’s all for naught.
Quick Match alleviated the problem to a degree, but it came far too late when the population is unhealthy.
F2P won’t save Battleborn for a number of reasons. I have mentioned my reasons why in other threads, so I won’t bother making them here.
I have no issues with capitalism. I have issues with corporatism. Again, not the place to have this discussion.
And have I judged people who still like this game? I like this game enough and I wish that it resonated more with their intended audience. But like I stated earlier, is spending your creativity on making different microtrasactions really going to increase the player count? Are you going to tell your friends that they should be playing Battleborn now because they have better looking microtransactions? Not new modes, not new characters, not new PvE campaigns, but the microtransactions.
I have no loyalty to any company, including GBX, for I believe that they care a lot about their product for the purpose of being able to create their next product and have a roof over their heads and their loved ones. I don’t hold it against anyone wanting to make money, but I’m not suddenly going to believe anyone is doing something out the goodness of their hearts -especially when they don’t know who the hell I even am. Battleborn is nothing but a service/product Gearbox made in hopes that people will pay them money in order to experience it. Gearbox is happy with my money, and I’m happy that I get to play a video game. I don’t have emotional attachment.
My highest priority is the ability to continue to have fun, and that’s not happening because the population is stuck at the 300 range on PC nearly all the time.
If this problem cannot be fixed for whatever reason, then no one gets rewarded. Nobody wins.
As for GBX giving up on BB, well, they legally cannot because people paid them money for the Season Pass. They would be openly violating the contract for refusing the complete content people paid for and can face serious litigation issues. Gearbox won’t give up on Battleborn regardless, because they actually love this creation of theirs.