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OP 12/09/13 4:13:50 PM#1
End of Year Update:
MWO pretty much wasted a whole year on slow and incomplete bugfixing, adding unasked gameplay-elements (i.e. 3PV) and content dripples in at less than a snails pace.
The Balancing efforts to the fundamentally good and fun coregame are overcomplicated and counterintuitive and seldom have the desired effect.
PGIs "Soon(TM)" becomes a joke on the Forums.
The only stuff coming in quite regular is the addition of new Mechs but PGI made a wrong turn very early in the development as in a 3D environment with manual aim Size is absolut a huge thing and pretty much 50% of all Mechs have serious size issues that put them into a disadvantage.
This is only countered by the fact that the random PUG-matches are a place to toy around with Mechs you like while the competitive 12mans are a "Minmax Hell" many pilots move away from out of Boredom and Frustration.
Gamemodes still are only 2 variations of the same.
The New Player Experience is at best a Try and Die Endurance Test and offers not more than a very basic Movement Tutorial and some income bonus that simply fades away over time leaving People confused as there is simply next to none ingame info about anything of this Kind of stuff.
As the Matchmaker throws new Players into matches with Veterans in superior Mechs it becomes a slaughtering many times.
Hitdetection (HSR) is better than in the Closed Beta but still far from good gimping weapons like Short Range Missiles to the extreme while favouring Auto-Cannons leaving Lasers in the "not good but usable" spot.
At all the future of this game atvm is very questionable as are the abilites of PGI (be it ressources, be it competence) to develop an AAA-Title.
There is little hope left that 2014 will be the Year of Resurrection - time will tell...
PS: I think i should honour more that PGI has develped Champion Mechs and offers them as Trial-Mechs for Players that have not bought a Mech yet and want to try out some.
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