My only concern is the player base at this point, as I can see myself having fun with this for at least half a year. I am also quite looking forward to not have anything to do with weekly resets and stuff for a while.
Personally I'm not too concerned about the player base. I never had a problem with it in the first game even well into the twilight period. Granted, I played primarily attrition, which was the main mode. But I also generally preferred it so that was fine with me. Other game modes probably had more trouble finding games. I think it has the potential to be bigger than the first game and have more staying power, especially if they have some cool expansions and updates later. This time around I think it'll have more competition, but it also has more to offer so we'll have to see how it plays out. As long as the gameplay is as solid as the first one and it gives us moar, then I'll be pretty darn happy.
Not finding friends to play a multiplayer game with is every multiplayer game ever 99% of the time for me. Only recent exceptions are specifically trying to play Vermintide on a specific day just to play with people... (though I'm getting more and more disillusioned with it... I like the progression but grinding takes too long to kick in and meanwhile the combat is really really unsatisfying and the performance is really bad... basically it's only fun because it's fun to play with friends... the game it-self is not fun for me) and less recently I could usually hook up with Marco or Brad last year on Destiny when I was playing it.
Not finding friends playing a game when I want to play it won't bother me at all. That completely normal. Heck even Destiny really wasn't anywhere near 100%. I could generally hook up with them a few days out of a week and the rest of the time I was either not in game, not on at the right time, or we were just doing different stuff like when I'd go play Iron Banana.
To be honest I've never had the experience of having a tight group of friends who played the same games together on the same schedule. Even when I did play a lot more I just didn't have the friends. There was a time I played TFC every night for hours and I just played with my brother. I never made any online friends to play it with and I certainly never joined a clan or anything. I joined a couple of guilds here and there in MMORPG's but aside from a couple of close friends I would have here and there they were really not much more than glorified group chat rooms and a few acquaintances I'd occasionally meet or something.
But then I don't have a lot of RL friends either so I guess it just mirrors RL. At any rate I'm used to playing solo vs pubbies. It's pretty much my default mode. In fact sometimes when I do play with friends I'd almost rather not because things often go more pear shaped with a group than solo for various reasons. Not always, but I've definitely had times I was doing great in Iron Banner only to join a group and suddenly barely squeak by. I think it was even more pronounced in BO3. *shrug* I did enjoy playing with friends if for no other reason than for the occasional stupid fun games like when our entire team went all Brecci, because raisins... heh heh Though not as epic as the all riot shield game of dom we did back in MW2 days. heh
For TF2 I will be playing on PC like I did for the first one. I was prolly gonna get it for PS4 as well to play with my bro but he's currently without a PS4 so I'm skipping it. Short on cash anyway. (Actually not sure how I'll raise the cash for TF2 just yet. heh)
But still, a dwindling playerbase will also cause friends to either stop playing, or not buying it at all. So they are closely related.
And while I do sometimes hook up with players around the world, my preference is to speak to players from my own country. Especially when playing competitive games, talking in your native language is a pre.
If there is a small playerbase, finding enough Dutchies could become a problem.
Post by wittyscorpion on Nov 8, 2016 15:25:43 GMT -5
After getting my ass beaten countless times by various bosses at master difficulty (looking back I regret that choice of difficulty ), I am about to finish the campaign. Boy, what a great fun it has been. Haven't had this much fun in a FPS campaign for quite a while...
Most likely will play it again since now I finally had some idea what the hell I am doing, especially with Titans.