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.
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.
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.
"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.
That's really good for just simple storage!
(and you could always bust it open and install the drive internally if you wanted...)
It's not bizarre. It's money.
"Fortnite did a good job making a great game."
The game made itself? Truly amazing!
lol. Epic Games did a great job making Fortnite. Now I can sleep happy knowing I'm 10x times smarter now thanks to you.
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.