MJ12 Posted April 4, 2013 Share Posted April 4, 2013 (edited) Yeah, you heard me. I'm making a serious title here. The changes to lethality are extremely excessive, especially if you play solo. This game is not, and was never meant as, a cover shooter. It has no cover system. Plenty of enemies have hitscan attacks which have zero windup and thus are very difficult to avoid. There is apparently a solo mode. If solo mode was the bug, please remove it. Enemy lethality pre-Update 7.7 was okay. It was definitely challenging in Solo for someone of my skill (I'll admit I'm not the best player by far but I'm not the worst either), and I know at least one other person posting in this forums who agreed with that assessment (Cpl_Facehugger) isn't exactly bad at 3rd person shooters. None of us who were saying "Update 7.6 lethality was fine" were super-bad gamers who literally couldn't handle shooters. We were generally of somewhere around average skill. Maybe a bit better. It was fun to do in Solo. It was pretty easy in co-op but, well, the fun factor of playing with your buddies more than made up for it. And you know, I wouldn't have minded some co-op scaling. But this new modification was just insane. I like this game as much as anyone, but I can't, in good faith, support a game which is basically unplayable for me. I am now content locked from basically half the content, simply because a couple of guys wanted Dark Souls or Nethack instead of, you know, a fun action-RPG third person shooter. This is awful. I've already put my money where my mouth is and provided support to this game. I've provided ideas. I've been patient with its changes, I've defended many of its alterations. I've tried to see the good in the game as well as the bad. Unless this is supposed to be an abject illustration at why 'adding more difficulty to the game arbitrarily' isn't a good thing (and people aren't getting it) this update was awful. I rarely use that term because I'm not an ungrateful customer. I try to roll with the punches. But I can't here. Because the game is punching me in the $&*^ whenever I try to give it a chance. I don't like being punched in the $&*^. It hurts. But right now, this feels a lot like the start of an abusive relationship. And what I'm wondering is why. Am I really that bad a player that I should be stopped from finishing the game? Was solo really that easy? Is literally 90% of the playerbase here coming from Angry Birds and Farmville, and I'm the guy who scores last in every shooter everywhere? Was I supposed to find Pre-7.7 content absolutely trivial or something? Maybe I should get out now. But I'm hoping that something can be salvaged, that these changes weren't intentional, that the difficulty was accidentally adjusted up to 11 when people wanted 2 or 3. And that's why I'm posting this. Because I haven't given up yet. And I hope you guys are listening to my heartfelt plea when I say that the new update's difficulty isn't doing anything. It just makes the game impossibly hard for all but a small and vocal segment of the playerbase, which is magnified because they were almost all powergamers (and thus almost all forumgoers), at the detriment of literally everyone else. Edited April 4, 2013 by MJ12 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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