Okay, so we all know that the may update messed things up. We know that the game has several bug issues, and despite two major updates and several patches the game is still as buggy as ever. We all know that this game has amazing potential and that it would have been much better if it was marked as an early-access game. In short we all know that the devs kind of messed up.
But why don’t we just slow down for a second.
It’s getting kind of annoying scrolling through the forums, hoping for some cool bot ideas, and being bombarded with thousands of off-topic complaints about the game, and how everyone should just refund it. Yes the devs made some mistakes, and yes they could have done a much better job, but just consider: The devs are only human, much like yourself, and like you they make mistakes, sometimes very large ones (y’all remember that one middle school dance … of course you do).
The point is that the devs don’t deserve all the crap you’re sending them. This game was a passion project for them, and they have every right to ignore the community, but they haven’t. They sent out surveys, and scrolled through the forum and all the muck inside to figure out what could make the game better. That shows commitment
Yes they didn’t really get the big issues everyone’s been talking about, but they did at least listen to the community, even if they didn’t act on it.
I for one love the game. I’m a ps4 player, and after the update I can’t even play it. I’m annoyed as well. But you also have to look at the other side. Stop being an annoyed “may I speak to your manager” customer, and start being a bit more chill. Avalanche studio worked really hard on this game, and are still working hard. It’s not that easy to just “fix a bug” it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of time searching through the code, searching through everything, and currently I get the feeling that the main point of the may update was to pacify the crowd while they worked on some bigger issues, which clearly backfired.
As it is I’m sick and tired of hearing everyone complain about the game. I am not in any way opposed to people posting bug reports, but on almost every one I’ve seen people urge others to refund the game, and lament how they cannot refund.
You bought the game. You spent forty dollars on it. That’s not a decision that should have been made on a whim. It should have been thought out.
The devs didn’t force you to buy the game. You chose. Most of you at one point really loved and enjoyed the game, even if the bugs did annoy you.
The game isn’t everything you hoped for. So what? suck it up and stop whining about how the devs ruined everything. They gave you this game, they have every right to tear it down and rebuild it the way they want.
If you’ve made it all the way down here thanks for enduring my rant, I don’t mean to personally attack anyone.
EDIT: Just to clarify: I’m not saying that you can’t regret buying the game, I’m saying that you shouldn’t go posting about it everywhere on the forum that you possibly can. I still feel that everyone should just be a bit more patient however. It’s been roughly three months since the game was released, and honestly Avalanche could do a lot in just one month. It’s just a game, and the devs shouldn’t be getting this much crap and heart-breaking drama for mistakes they made on their passion project.