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I lied. Sorry, but I forgot to link these.
Ok, now I’m done. I promise.
AngryJoe will probably review this in the coming weeks, and he’ll no doubt give it the panning it deserves if he does. I’m as much a MechWarrior fan as he or anyone else could be; but we cannot simply lie to ourselves and tell you this is a good game. The reality is very harsh. My own personal advice is for you to pass this game up unless you absolutely “have” to have a modern MechWarrior game. That’s the last I’m going to say here.
This game will be DoA folks. They ran their game into the ground before even officially “releasing” it. They did the one thing I was hoping they’d never do when I first bought my 120$ Legendary… they turned into Blizzard. Not only that, but they did it in record breaking time. They turned into Blizzard before even officially releasing. Technically, they released at Open Beta, the “beta” sticker is nothing but a gimmick and has been all year, but I’m being polite to the “it’s a beta” fools.
Firstly, they don’t care about proper game balance or listening to the players of their community that actually knows HOW to play; instead they just want to cater the game to whoever cries the hardest about gun X or build Y being OP when it really isn’t. As a result, we got OP ECM and BS heat scale systems put in, completely wrecking the game. That’s how Blizzard runs WoW. They totally wreck shit on a whim with huge patches to satisfy the crybabies rather than tweak things slowly or properly. I tried for MONTHS to talk sense into the community or them, using my elite MWO experience and performance as proof of my claims and advice. You can’t convince the crybabies that weapon or class X is working fine. It killed them, thus it’s OP and needs nerfing. Try to convince them otherwise and you just get flamed, trolled to death by newbs, and forum suspended by Mods. It’s just like a Blizzard forum. Logic and truth just doesn’t belong. Proper balance doesn’t belong. Unbiased decisions don’t belong.
Secondly, they do whatever the fuck they want while ignoring the community, making it more or less pointless to even have a forum. Much like the WoW forum; there’s no point to using it. The Devs don’t give a shit what you say, want, or even beg them for. For example, the entire community begged them not to put 3PV in. But they did it anyway. Because they felt like it. And now everyone will just have to get over it. They’re going to segment the community between 1PV and 3PV rather than segmenting it for Matchmaking as people asked for, a problem that existed since Open Beta. You beg them to segment queues to stop the premade vs pug BS that’s been going on since the first day, and instead of doing that, they spend MONTHS of their time creating 3PV instead, something no one wants, which they’re going to segment the community for instead. They’ve proved that they are a bunch of shitheads. They say it’s to help newbs. But it has only have the exact opposite effect by being a beginner’s trap. They claim to do things for “new users” but the game is still horribly unfriendly to new users, and this is with “launch” less than a week away. For example, the game makes no effort to explain what the heat scale system is or how it works. You’ve just left to find that out for yourself or blow up from a stacked alpha build. I see newbs all over this game any time I play, clearly not understanding what they are doing, and it’s because the game does nothing to educate them. For example, people shoot at me at 500 meters with SRMs. They don’t know that the missiles explode uselessly after 270, doing nothing but wasting ammo. The game doesn’t tell you this. Guns list a range, but most still do damage beyond that to a second range number. PGI couldn’t take the time to type in the UI tooltip, “Does nothing beyond 270m”.
I regret every dime of my 120$. I regret not getting it refunded back in October when the last of the refund crowd was heading out before the cut off. But that was before ECM BS, heat scale BS, or any of the other BS they’ve done this year. That was before they pissed all over me and the rest of the community. They ignored everyone except the crybabies about OP weapons(the ones that should have ignored). They refuse to do shit they need to do in favor of doing shit they should “not” do. They want to be the next big MOBA, but with MechWarrior. GL with that. This shit is doomed.
What I’m going to do is auction off my account in the coming months after release. I hope I can at least get my 120 back. Ya, I’m hurting PGI’s revenue by doing this, which is something I’d usually feel shame for… but fuck this company. They lied to us repeatedly, pissed all over us month after month, and basically ripped us off with bait and switch(or downright lying) marketing. Seriously, fuck them. PGI needs to be sacked for this. This game is a disgrace. I wish it could have been great but with these shitheads at the helm it’s doomed to crash and burn. After it does; I hope that’s the last I ever hear of PGI. I won’t ever go near any of their work again. Their “beta” sticker is the only thing keeping people from throwing this game under the bus. Next week, that shield will finally be gone. It will “release”, and it will do so to horrible criticism and reviews that go into details about how it’s an awful game, with awful developers, doomed to never really get its feet off the ground. These Devs have NO idea what they are doing or how to make even a half decent game. They’ve instead went out of their way to make it WORSE since Open Beta started. The only thing it’s gotten since then was awful balance changes, BS mechanics that don’t belong, and more shit they want to sell to you. Did I mention this PoS is just a cash crop? Oddly enough, it was a better game last year, and the best thing for it would be to reroll a big long list of the fail patches it’s gotten since them. But that’ll never happen. Like Blizzard, PGI’s head is firmly dug so far up their own asses that they will never hear reason. Then they will wonder why so many people hate them, everything they do, their community, and are rapidly leaving their game by the truckload. But while Blizzard was lucky for years with the steady WoW pop due to hardcore PvE raiders; PGI won’t have the same luck. MOBA or F2P games aren’t exactly rare. Neither are shooters. The “It’s MechWarrior” paint won’t carry this to the finish line. Not even close. It’s like how Old Republic died. The “It’s Star Wars” didn’t carry it very far.
I had high hopes for this game last year. But those hopes are dead and gone… it’s nothing but a mockery and cash in of MechWarrior now… Ya, I know I typed a lot on this, but I’ve been following this since Closed Beta, paid 120$ for a Legendary, had the highest of hopes. It’s all very saddening.
yep. The only thing they seem to care about is how to best extract money from your wallet, the game itself is borring as hell. There really is no freaking content.. um, like MISSIONS.. none, just random PvP all the time every time.. which has only TWO FREAKING FLAVORS, capture enemy flag or Capture Resource Race, thats it.. nada, nothing else…
and the whole elite tree and such is pritty much garbage, that needs badly to be scrapped..
this game is DOA, an abortion at birth..
dont waste a dime on this crap fest they created, the sad part is if they had put some thought or interest into it instead of just ‘balance’ the damage and then nerf this nerf that .. bah… its useless.
actually, the last installment of SWTOR is a better game than this by a long shot.. 15 bucks on this game gives you squat, but with SWTOR at least that game has a ton more content and things to enjoy, just saying …
Makes me think of World of Tanks in some ways.
that is a good example of how lop sided most games are when one side has chat and works as a team because they are pre-grouped going against solo players, that are not in any chat, and communicate rarely, and if so by typing in a really crappy chat box…. your boned in this game unless your in a group.