- Nov 30, 2015
This game made me hate the "gamers"! Could be a nice headline but the truth is more prosaic.
So, I'm in DZ in a team of 4 and I see 2 rogues on the map. I run towards them, I get them in sight, I almost kill one when the fucking NPCs spawn and kill me from behind. Ok. Respawn, go after them again. Get killed. Respawn, go again. Get killed. Respawn. Rage quit.
I basically hunted these motherfuckers alone for like 5 minutes in total. I lost 2 or 3 DZ levels and nobody ... nobody on the fucking server had even try to help me. Not my team. Not other players. Nobody. This is awful.
Killing players or getting killed is the entire purpose of the DZ. But it seems that most players are simply retarded ... they prefer farming instead of a couple of moments of "emergent" gameplay. They stay like sheep while some players are killing them. It's like watching a documentary on Nat Geographic about big cats in Afrika.
I know I already stated that the end game is fucked up. But I don't know who pisses me off more: the lackluster end-game or the players. I mean most of them are so retarded that they don't know how to have fun even if you give them the tools to have fun. They need hand holding and quest compasses like air.
And then you wonder why should the developers try to design and implement great games? They shouldn't cause these idiots cannot appreciate anything. /rant
And people on reddit are like "Don't fix the game, don't provide feedback, you will break it like wow! I want this game to stay broken so I can enjoy my powerleveling and griefing with secondary character!".
Sometimes I want to punch those people in the face. This game has a lot of problems such as very high penalties for PvPing so players literally try to run into your gunfire to mark you as rogue and kill without any risk (and people say it is ok when players don't fight each other in a fucking PvP zone and bait others to do it, they just treat it as another farming ground and are scared of patches because "it may break this game like WoW"). You can lose your hard earned equipment due to bugs, Phoenix Credits render DZ currency obsolete as you can't buy good gear with DZ funds because you will find better stuff from NPCs in DZ so it is mostly used to buy equipment for dismantling for crafting materials. Those Phoenixes have received "temporary" nerf and drop 1-3 from named NPCs (before they yielded 10-15) so you are only left with challenge modes and daily assignments. The game can glitch itself when rerolling gear so you will waste your Phoenix Credits for stat that you didn't select (PCs are required for re-rolling stats of High-End Gear).
The stupid thing is Betas they tried to simulate end-game and catch any end-game breaking stuff mentioned above and others such as OP weapons or broken penalties for going rogue yet they didn't fix that stuff or maybe they didn't care. Midas - one of unique SMGs - has an ability to reduce your ultimate skill cooldown with each crit; basically you have had to unload a full clip into NPC and you would have your Signature Skill up even before it's effects could wear off. That ability has been disabled and will probably be reworked. But the fact that they didn't include it in Betaso it could be detected and patched into full release is fucking dumb. Or amount of PCs dropping from NPCs or retarded penalties for dying as rogue and laughable amount of bounty for survival.
And Dark Zone credits are useless because they added yet another currency and tied both high-end vendors to sell gear only for PC is major design flaw.
The End-game as it is now needs a huge amount of love. Numbers are off the charts, people started second characters, powereleveled them to 30, gave them gear from main characters and kill on sight any losers that try to farm in DZ. People are camping one of safehouses so they can kill bunch of named NPCs close by, get PCs and HE drop from them and then die from purple mobs so they can respawn in safehouse and repeat same stuff. It is also strange that when you re-roll one of the gear stats you can't re-roll others even when the price increases significantly with each re-roll and rarity of the item. HE items require PCs to recallibrate so it is expensive business yet you can't mix and match to get perfect gear. It would require time but instead you are deemed to pray to RNGesus for godlike drops instead of farming PCs to ultimately bypass that nonsense.