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I got the impression that the net code is pretty bad for the PC version. Hit detection was just so unreliable it was ridiculous resulting in so many BS moments. Quite a few involved 3 of us shooting a single enemy in a room and him managing to slowly take us out one by one then casually go and capture a point.
I actually found the optimal experience to be with a ping between 150 and 250 which is ridiculous in a shooter and I’m in the UK so there should be good server coverage.
No, the point of the article is that the 360 version is lagging behind in regards to the day one update. The game is complete, some features didn’t make it to the build that’s shipping but they’ll add them in later.
They didn’t miss deadlines, they hit them. Time constraints meant they couldn’t put absolutely everything they wanted into the game.
We’re going to add in — there’s things that we want in the game that we didn’t get to ship in the final game, That’s not missing deadlines, it’s not shipping an incomplete game, it’s them not overextending themselves so the game overall doesn’t suffer and so they don’t miss deadlines.
You’re making an issue out of absolutely nothing here.
The game is completed it’s just lacking a few planned features. These features were clearly cut for the initial release with plans to add them in later on which is exactly what’s happened here. Just because you have ideas you want to implement and things you could do later on but don’t have time for now, doesn’t mean shipping the game without them makes it an incomplete product.
These are professional companies and they have met their deadlines with a completed product with plans to continue support and provide new content post release. Pushing a product back for these would be entirely nonsensical.
Sure, having every great idea and feature a developer wants into a game at a launch would be perfect but the world doesn’t work that way, much less the business one. Decisions have to be made and when it comes to something like this, these things can easily be added post release via updates.
We live in an age where updates and content additions are the norm. Shunning this and missing deadlines just so you can ship without a day one update would be madness.
This looks awesome. Nintendo should really consider doing a HD version of the Trilogy and supporting the Rift. Even if it’s just for this, do it!
Pretty sure a deadline is a time constraint no matter how you look at it. I’m also pretty sure they’ll have had deadlines agreed with EA. I’m not sure why you seem to think either party has done anything wrong here that they need to be let “off the hook” from.
I think the most obvious reason it’s being ported by another developer is Respawn is still a fairly small team compared to what you normally get for games this big. They’re already handing 2 platforms, they’re not really big enough to handle a third, polish it and get it out on time with more than what they’re already doing.
Find them and hit them! I don’t care if it’s 2014, do it now!
Everyone I know that’s into gaming started calling PS4 and Xbox One current gen and PS3/360 last gen as soon as they were out. I just seems odd to me that some are still calling them next gen.
This give me more confidence in BF4 if anything. Warfighter was great.
I got into that as well. The only thing that held me back was it requiring Windows 8.1 and I’m only on 8. Not that they can be blamed for it, just I’m not quite ready to move along to 8.1 just yet.
An obstacle course is not a troll, it’s a challenge. The falling off the map into the void or simply to your death is done in many of these sorts of challenges in Minecraft. It’s there to provide difficulty and a reset to the start of the course.
People failing the course may amuse you but it’s not trolling.
Trolling is about annoying people, getting a reaction of some sort but potentially getting a reaction itself does not necessarily make it trolling.
Griefing is a different beast in that it’s all about destroying what people do, frustrating them and ruining the game. It’s really just about as the name suggests, causing people grief.
Both are pretty bad to do anyhow and there’s really no excuses for them. Trolling can be light hearted and harmless between friends but that’s really as far as it should go most of the time.
Nope. It’s a sequel to a co-op focussed game, a story that focusses on single player wouldn’t make any sense.