shaq_mobile wrote:Maybe I'll give it another shot. I was just so frustrated with how bad/confusing the UI was and the lighting of that city map. It's just difficult because MWLL is so fun and it's ACTUALLY free, not "pay to get the good items". I'll give it another shot when I get tired of trying to find MWLL matches.
Kurkotain wrote:I love it.
I'll admit it can get really frustrating at times, and the hardcore battletech community being in open revolt being a clear signal that some choices are not right, but still.
Been playing it for a year, since closed beta. Yeah it was more "fun" back then (not as much cheese builds) but elo and matchmaker took care of that.
The cheesewarriors:online just go up into the ladder against the pros and get their asses handed to them and mostly leave us casual teams and good pugs alone.
The only cash i've spent into the game is for mechbays (about 20) and so far i can't complain about the freemium model: If people want to spend money in the game, for a better mech (hero mech), GXP or paintjobs, let them.
It makes it only more embarrassing for them to be destroyed by freebie teamwork.
That is my point of view from a purely "game experience" point of view. If you try to shoehorn heat theory and application, pinpoint accuracy, cooldown, and all the things the hardcore community is against, it will become a long argument.
Yes, a lot of things could be done a lot better, and the ghost heat system strikes me as bandaid solution, but well. one step at a time.
auxy wrote:I HATE Mechwarrior Online. I haven't tried it since launch, but I was in the closed and open beta, and it was just the most awful game. I don't have any nice things to say about it.
When I first tried to play it in the closed beta, it wouldn't even launch. I tried a few different video drivers, and fiddled around with some registry stuff, and nothing helped. Well, it's no big deal for me to wipe my system disk and reinstall Windows, so I did; lo and behold, same problem. I posted on the forums, but never got a dev reply.
I tried it again later in the open beta, and it was just so awful. The UI is terrible, the gameplay is awkward and poorly balanced, the netcode is like something out of 1995, and the graphics aren't even good. It has literally no redeeming qualities; I HATE this game! ( ≧Д≦)
If you're into mech games, the game you really need to be playing is Armored Core V. Sure, the graphics are kinda mediocre; sure, it's a console-only title. It's also the best mech game ever made, bar none. As they did with Dark Souls and the action-RPG genre, From Software is able to mesh the old-school and new hotness with absolutely flawless skill, and come away with a game that's a shining example of its genre. Nothing else even comes close. ヽ（´ー｀）┌
SoM wrote:i'm a MW fan, tried MWO and had my ass handed to me, just like in World of Tanks, where everyone had better stuff that i couldn't compete with.
i'm waiting on Homeworld Shipbreakers, signed for beta but not picked yet
Forge wrote:I won't play MWO. My brief encounter with their game and support tells me I don't want anything to do with them, no matter whose license they've purchased.
I played a little Hawken. It seems OK, but the mechs feel small and insubstantial, at least at the lower tiers.
I've been sinking far more time than I'm comfortable with into War Thunder. There's a lot of grinding before you get to the sexy planes and highly reliable killing of other players, but it's fun at even the low levels. I've intentionally kept around a bunch of low tier planes so that I can go and play with the newbies on occasion. In proper Freemium fashion, there's a lot of grindy, and you can pay to bypass grinding, but there's not a whole lot that's cash-only.