Now, I’ve been there from VERY early on.
I’ve been there when farming was something that machines did, not us.
“Let’s farm more Um-Maans, I need a right under leg for my son’s puzzle still.”
I’ve been there when machines were still smart, fast in reaction, and a DAMN bitchy menace.
THAT was the game I bought.
And I fail to get what happened.
People began like: “Me no happy, me wanne kill thingy fast.” and machines suddenly went dumb.
Others began like: “Oooh, my likee farm farm, me wanna storage.” and Plundra became a thing.
“Me no wanna walkee walkee, toooo dammit tiredz, too slow.” and bikes were born.
I constantly hear: “Moar damage, me wanna moar weaponz, me wanna dual wield 2 Gau8 cannon, but Gauss, with mega boom boom ammo. Kill faster, loot MOAR.”
And I sit here, seeing this happen, fearing for the game I once had, and is no more…
“Make machines harder”.
“You CRAZEEEEE??? Me no wanna, me wanna insta-kill and LOOOTIIIEEE!!!”
I saw suggestions that… are just too mad to describe.
These do not fit… well… anything remotely touching the GZ realm.
I asked for a black tactical combat suit, and got told: “Does not fit the era.”
Ingame I see exp. weapons, EMP weapons, and I wonder… how come the suit does not fit the era, if we have a Gauss sniper rifle?
I saw folks speak of “Transformers”, or Power Ranger (I am NOT KIDDING) things…
That is I think another movie (Star Wars).
But I see this happen, I see this coming to live…
And I can only watch… how the game so dear to me just… fades… into something… not a clue…
I am so, SO sad…