Xylia Posted June 20, 2014 Share Posted June 20, 2014 (edited) So, after playing enough of 13.8 to get my 49 points, I thought I'd offer my feedback on this update: 1). I love the new tileset. My friend isn't such a huge fan of it (because he's constantly getting lost lol), but I love it. You can tell that these are corpus ships that are heavily infested, they look much better than the old infestation maps used to look (take a basic ship and throw some pods here and there throughout the place). I love the "outdoor" parts, especially when a hive appears in an "outdoor" area, it creates this "hurry!" element because you're slowly suffocating (though I'm not sure why with the tech that is present in Warframe, they don't make the Warframes able to function in space properly). There's some odd glitches here and there, but those usually get fixed. 2). The new game mode, Hive, is enjoyable too. It isn't yet another boring endless zombiefest like Defense or Survival, there's no Instant Fail conditions (unlike Survival and Defense), and there are multiple objectives (20 in each map) to find, and the minimap doesn't point out 15 of them so you have to actually search for them which is a cool touch. The randomness of which "debuffs" you get also adds some variety to each mission, though some of them I found myself not really caring about (the gas clouds and magnetic spheres are easy to avoid for example), while the Lasers are awesome because you find yourself needing to dodge those, which adds a small little "skill" element to your gameplay. 3). The event was masterfully done. The ONLY complaint I have about the event, is that the scoring system could have been more transparent so we the players would understand what exactly is happening with our score. There's some RNG (which hives you get) but yet the game guarantees that you will eventually get the points if you keep at it. Here's a small glimmer of hope that DE understands the idea of Diminishing RNG where enough tries will eventually guarantee results (because eventually your chance becomes 100%), rather than throwing Gambler's Fallacy in our faces. Otherwise, the event is perfect. If you get lucky, you could get it in <10 runs. If you're not so lucky, it could take 20 or so runs. Given you've got 5 days to complete it, that's not so bad. The clan trophies... eh. I've pretty much given up on the idea of ever getting one of those, so I won't even complain about that. 4). The weapon... could we stop putting 3-Day Research times on new weapons? Could we make the research an hour instead of 3 days? The build time itself still takes 24 hours, AND that's not counting what getting the materials is going to take; it will certainly take a forma and probably mutagen samples, which takes time to assemble assuming you don't have a stockpile. Three Day wait time is a bit over-the-top; it'd be nice to know if we Knew what materials to start building up in preparation for it. 5). The Armor. I've seen someone wearing it and it looks kinda cool. I mistakenly thought it looked like wings (blah, maybe someday we'll get them), but I thought they still looked kinda cool. 6). The Syandana, I haven't seen it yet so I can't say much of it. So......TL;DR: Overall Score for 13.8: 8.5. Event, Gameplay (the Hive Mode itself): 9.0 Event, Scoring: 7.0 (deductions for clan scoring, and it not being very transparent) The Tileset: 8.5 The Weapon: 7.0 (tentative, because of the minimum 4-day wait) The Armor: 8.5 The Syandana: N/A Far, far better than 13.7. Edited June 20, 2014 by Xylia Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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