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Rome: Total War Remastered

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Ed123, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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  2. Üstad Learned

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    Well if only they could make everything including AI enitrely moddable, so that AI could actually manages economy without retarded cheating. Just imagine in higher difficulties AI actually uses its brain, but then CA wouldnt be able to sell their shitty reskinned games as even zoomers wouldnt buy it.

    The only reason why MTW2 and RTW standed out despite their age is the mods, devs can suck my sweaty balls they only brought misery to total war series.
     
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    It came, we saw it, we forgot it exists.
     
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    The American obsession with mass market appeal is indeed cancer.
     
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  5. karoliner Magister

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    This game just died.
     
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    How come? What changed?
     
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  7. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I don't think anything specific has changed, it's just the general lack of updates or communication makes this seem pretty dead.

    Feral overpromised and underdelivered. They took a whole month to patch a lot of the more serious issues people were having.

    The modding changes they promised should have been ready day 1.
     
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    I wouldn't doubt that they're struggling to keep up with things, but anyone that played their original Android/iOS port has less cause to be so sceptical and negative imo.
     
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  9. Shrimp Learned

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    How so? I imagine most people (including myself) aren't familiar with the mobile ports, so I don't really know what's supposed to be remarkable about those.
     
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  10. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Feral may be brilliant at porting things, but they really don't seem to be very good at post release support.

    It took weeks of pestering on the discord to get them to admit they were actually working on a patch. They've also been extremely vague about their plans with the modding limits.

    I'm guessing most of their work is fire and forget and they aren't used to significant post release support.
     
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    Simply put, they did a great job of them. They run well, and they added little bits of polish that would mean, assuming touch controls could be as good as a mouse and kb (and tbh they're really not bad at all on a tablet/ipad), it would be a superior version of the game when compared with the original PC release.

    I guess that experience and them going above and beyond / and also having very personal engagement when it comes to customers, well... it's a far cry better than what you get from most game studios?

    I dunno, different companies have different standards of openness when it comes to their internal processes. There's a real problem in games where once you announce something people quickly get impatient / have little appreciation of the amount of work required to pull off popular demands. I'm far from competent with game engines or anything, but I'm aware enough to know that people complain about things with very little notion of what's actually required behind the scenes. There's a common misconception among a certain segment of gamers that if something is a small change in-game, then it must also require only a small amount of work to bring about. And it just isn't like that.
     
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    There is no excuse for poor communication. It doesn't matter if a patch is going to take a while to make, you should communicate that it's being worked on asap.

    Half the community immediately assumed the game was abandoned because of the lack of comms.
     
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    How can you "immediately" assume something is abandoned because of lack of communication. That takes time to even be a thing in the first place.

    I get why you want it, it's just a request that isn't necessarily always practical or helpful. Likely as not the main reason for their quiet and the lack of progress is their staff time off for summer. A lot of companies in the UK / Northern Europe take time off around this time of year.

    (The problem with making announcements when people are off is that it increases expectations of results regardless of there being no one there to deliver them.)
     
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    All they needed to say is "We're working on a patch". Instead it took near three weeks to get a vague hint from a CA employee that Feral were working on something.

    I don't care if Feral are the best devs on the planet, poor communication kills. It's something I hammer into my own devs at work on a regular basis.
     
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    Seemed worth highlighting:
     
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    /ourESLsperg/ breaks it down
     
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    Better late than never I suppose. Hopefully there are some modders still around at this point.
     
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    Oh, don't be melodramatic. :P There's still modders around for the original game, they're not going anywhere.
     
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    One of the big problems with mods like EB was that the AI could never destroy government/religious/cultural buildings in conquered territories. Hopefully this can take care of that.
     
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    I didn't know this game had a future to talk about.
     
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    Pity they didn't collaborate more with the modders when the scene was hot.

    "In-house" modders are never going to be quite as passionate or talented.
     
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    So, I'm itching to try a historical and actually great TW game. Has this been fixed/become playable and/or better? Are they planning to support it more? I'm going to wait for a hefty discount, obviously, but I'm making an overview of my options.
     
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