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WhiteCrow responded to BreakLegosaurus comment in
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PUBG's player count has halved since JanuaryPUBG's player count has halved since January
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Thats what happens when you don't update your game with simple QoL changes and fixes for issues that the community have been asking for since release but continue to just make your own game or expect the community to entertain itself with mods.
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Couldn't agree more. Bought the game, played about 12 hours, but ultimately decided to wait on it a bit to get more polish. Yeah, that never ended up happening. This fits right in with Rust and Ark for me, two games I never touched and don't plan to. Shoddy development with spaghetti code guided by people who either don't understand the importance of polish, QoL, and performance or are incapable of it.


Compared to what Epic can produce, this game is the cheap Dollar Store brand item, while Fortnite is the real deal.

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Rainbow Six Siege's new esport rules promise to make Pro League massiveRainbow Six Siege's new esport rules promise to make Pro League massive
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Obviously neither of you have ever done any research on it... no gameplay content is behind hard paywall.


Maps are free for everyone on launch, season pass gives owners 1 week head start without having to use ingame currency to unlock them, others can unlock them 1 week after launch with 25k renown which equals about 10-50 hours played x 2 every 2 months.


So if you play 10-50 hours in span of 3 months you will have to renown earned to get new operators.


Just because things are labeled as DLC does not mean they actually cost money like they nowadays usually do.

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Alright, that isn't so bad then. I'll admit I haven't played it, but did find myself put off by the DLC. I understand you can earn things by playing, but I still hold the contention that it's a barrier for eSports, though not a significant one.


It's a tough balance, as obviously the game needs to make money somehow.

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Lister, Rimmer, and Cat all feature in a Red Dwarf mod for XCOM 2Lister, Rimmer, and Cat all feature in a Red Dwarf mod for XCOM 2
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"To my shame, I am yet to play XCOM 2."

Honestly, you didn't miss much. I bought it on release and could only muster a few hours before I had to drop it, due to lack of polish and performance issues. My specs were over the recommended and many with similar setups reported issues. I'm not sure how it performs now, but I haven't had the desire to return.

Don't get me wrong however, being an avid fan of the original I appreciate what they did for the series. I had a ton of fun with the first modern example they released, but I think they got a little overzealous with the second. At any rate, this mod is great haha. I'm a yank, but I have a fond love for British humor and pop culture.
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Tencent now own a majority stake in the Path of Exile devsTencent now own a majority stake in the Path of Exile devs
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"They add that “we will have financial reporting obligations to Tencent, but this will have minimal impact on our philosophy and operations”."

They're going to want a return on that investment, so we'll see what changes.
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Paladins devs accidentally used Overwatch art for a mobile promoPaladins devs accidentally used Overwatch art for a mobile promo
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This isn't just just an isolated case either. Some players reported after logging into the game they were greeted with a menu that has a background ripped straight from Heroes of the Storm.

So whoever these "overseas" contractors are, they're clearly a fan of Blizzard, and prefer plagiarism over actually doing work haha. Good job Hi-Rez, you get what you pay for.
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"Combine with the fact it has far fewer players than most other eSport titles (being a pay-for title with expensive DLC) and I never see it growing as an popular eSport beyond avid players."


Agreed. You really can't have both here, and to expect such is either naive or driven by greed. Your game needs to be easily accessed (F2P) if you expect to build a large population of competitive players who can potentially compete. B2P with hordes of DLC works against that.


Overwatch and similar games are B2P but don't have hordes of expensive DLC. That seems to be the cutoff point if you expect to field a large competitive population.

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Obviously neither of you have ever done any research on it... no gameplay content is behind hard paywall.


Maps are free for everyone on launch, season pass gives owners 1 week head start without having to use ingame currency to unlock them, others can unlock them 1 week after launch with 25k renown which equals about 10-50 hours played x 2 every 2 months.


So if you play 10-50 hours in span of 3 months you will have to renown earned to get new operators.


Just because things are labeled as DLC does not mean they actually cost money like they nowadays usually do.

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Free up storage space on your PCFree up storage space on your PC
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I nabbed a 3TB external HDD from Wish for $7 and free shipping last week. It may not be the best you can buy, but for that price I couldn't pass it up.Reply
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:O

That's really good for just simple storage!

(and you could always bust it open and install the drive internally if you wanted...)

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Several Titanfall devs have left Respawn for Infinity WardSeveral Titanfall devs have left Respawn for Infinity Ward
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What bizarre timeline do we live in? If you had told me team leads would go back to IW I'd have called you crazy. Could the EA curse have struck, or were Zampella and West truly that bad to work for?Reply
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It's not bizarre. It's money.

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Headset makers Turtle Beach see record revenue thanks to FortniteHeadset makers Turtle Beach see record revenue thanks to Fortnite
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"Fortnite did a good job making a great game."


The game made itself? Truly amazing!

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lol. Epic Games did a great job making Fortnite. Now I can sleep happy knowing I'm 10x times smarter now thanks to you.

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Rend release date, gameplay, trailer, alpha, talents - everything we knowRend release date, gameplay, trailer, alpha, talents - everything we know
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“if we never did anything with it other than launch the game, people should feel they got their money’s worth. We’re not selling promise, we’re selling a product.”

I love the subtle dig at other titles and studios in the genre. He's not wrong, that's for sure. The game certainly looks interesting, and it'll be cool to see what the talented people in this team can bring to games of this style.Reply
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Frostkeep have definitely thought carefully about how other studios do things, and about the survival genre more generally.


I'm interested in the game, too, especially the Reckonings. If you get a good group together I think those will be really cool.

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