Long time late night player, it's been fun, not anymore. I'm done, see you in other games hopefully.
Not a whole lot I'm liking with this update.
I like the new map, when I'm not having random fps drops on it.
Haven't had the game crash when changing drones between matches yet.
Being stuck in place at the start of the match. It's more common now, as in 5 matches straight this happened, each time from a lobby, not from being dropped in mid match.
Shields. Horrible idea. Noobles explains it simply and accurately.
Random fps drops. Getting them several maps, not just one spot on downtown now.
Other gripes noticed, in no particular order:
Zoom on main screen was increased to chop off character's feet and shins, but achievements in progress still shows achievement that has zero progress. (Progress implies that it's currently being worked on, not waiting to start being worked on lol. Would still rather see one I'm working on.)
Knife kill bug still there. Lol.
Several of the special reload animations still have visual bugs on them. About half the time reloading the player has an invisible clip in hand and doesn't kick the existing one out. Goes through the motions and takes the time to reload, but the clip in hand isn't there and the one in the gun never leaves it.
Achievements still bugged, have ranks 4 and 5 of most of achieves available at the same time while also already being completed. And ones that should be completed and are easily proven as completed are not, like the gun masteries and map or action ones.
Still have to choose drones for all loadouts instead of being able to customize them for each loadout. (I despise this idea and hated when it was introduced, pisses me off every time I look at the loadouts screen.)
Box changes are beyond horrible. Still no way to work towards a skin or pay for it except for buying stupid amounts of boxes and praying. Now you can't even try for specific skin type like fire monkey or angry monkey or whatever. (Btw, those diagonal skins have to be the laziest orange skin yet. Looks like someone took two colors, wrote Ironsight on it, stuck them on top of each other in a paint program and then copy/pasted it onto a gun repeatedly.) And the addition of Timed nades and ammunition to the crates is insulting. I got a 1 day throwing knife from a crate. (30% from a 'superior' crate? Seriously, what the holy ****... Not getting any more crates then.)
Why is it in the preview we can turn the shield all the way around and view from any side, but still only able to turn the guns about 1/3 of the way?
What's with the new sounds? The hissing one when match starting is simply annoying and why replace the countdown tick with the sneaker squeak? The one when opening a crate is just flat out weird, no idea why an equipment crate/gun case would sound like that when being opened lol.
Duel mode. Tried it, not for me. I prefer the part of the game that rewards tactics and working as a team.
(I'm praying this patch was a Halloween trick and not the actual patch.)
You mean IRONSIGHT43V3R ? ; )
Haven't gotten a chance to try it, will tonight though.
(edited to fix smiley.)
Agreed, I think the ballistic shield is a bad idea, one that will probably cause me to find something else to play.
Yep, I've mentioned this in game many times. There really should be something for getting guns to lvl 100.
Currently, I have 5 or 6 guns at lvl 100... I think? Not sure, I'll check tomorrow.
To me that level 100 reward is really, really lacking. Sure, it saves you the 130k gp, but by that point you've probably bought it for laughs or just because you like how it looks. Maybe a skin unlocks at lvl 100 for, like a dark carbon fiber with a gold 100 on the side.
If not that, I'd actually prefer a reward of at most 30k, or a blue or orange weapon token (which would really be sweet), and it really should have a tag or title achievement for getting the grind done.
lol, yeppers. Not many left to go.
Good to know, don't have to wonder if my account got hacked/stolen now, thank you for posting that.
Guessing that was posted somewhere like discord since it's not listed in the maintenance section?
Long story short, I went to buy some AP, tried to log in, wrong password, (don't know how, it's saved in browser, and I could log in here fine), got an error after a couple times, and I'm locked out of aeria's website now.
No notifications in email, so how do I fix this? And I can't figure out how contact aeria's support, because you have to log in to submit a ticket lol...
in my case the situation changes a lot, I have challenges made that I have no desire to do them again, and challenge that maybe many are not going to dedicate themselves to doing as all the drones, or all the secondary weapons made or almost made, besides to lose the title and emblem, bowei or even ax to gold again are two knives very bad and for play they bug a lot, and I have the titles blocked, of course this hapen because I am level 450 and not 50 or 100.
Yeah, I'm almost 300 and lost pretty much all the drones, modes and about 3/4 of the weapon achieves. It would suck to do them again, but would rather have it fixed and grind one time again than see multiples of the same achievement and random ones disappearing every patch. If this wasn't beta I'd be a little more annoyed.
Worst case scenario, I'd say find a way to just remove the duplicate achievement listings and can grind them again.
For example, I lost the aug3 mastery 5 but currently have aug3 mastery 3, 4, and 5 being worked on all at the same time, even though it's level 100 and I have like 18k kills with it lol.
I'm not happy at losing most of the acheivements I've completed, but would do the grind again if that's the easiest/best fix.
Yeah, it needs another look. Had a lot of achievements messed up and missing, and now even more are reset.
Yes, it's sad, but not for the reason you think. You should know what you are paying for on Every. Purchase. You. Make.
This applies to everything in life, not just online purchases. Know what you are buying before you purchase.
Sellers never want angry customers or ones that regret their purchase, but they can't save you from your own bad choices.
You wronged yourself by deciding to blindly purchase without bothering to look at what you were paying for.
Heh, that code made me smile.
Speaking of maps, on the steam page, the 2nd video has a map I don't recognize starting around 0:25.
Is it a new map, or one that I missed during a test run or something?
(Quick addition -- A few maps actually, that one and the following one or two.)
Toxic people like that are why I make heavy use of the block button. That said, I hope you reported this? (with the names uncensored of course)
And kudos to you guys for not resorting to trading insults.
(Quick edit, had wrong smiley face.)
That 'little tiny something' gave 50 chips, which then got a celebrations mp5 out of a superior box... that resulted in buying some chips for the treasure famas, and voilà, one old man ak47!
Oh nice! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for you in matches lol. Can usually tell who's who at a distance, not if you're able to character change mid match though lol.
Yep, I used it, and it was really nice of you guys to do that btw, quite a few companies would duck their heads and wait for it to blow over instead doing something like discussing things and handing out passes.
I simply can't pass up that kind of saving on repair costs lol.
Every day, I dislike the loadout screen more and more. All because of the drone changes. Anyone who's played with me knows I'm a collector of cosmetics (can't remember the last time I used a green or blue gun lol), but having a character setup instead of drones for each loadout to at least to me, is pointless and seems like a step backwards in customization.
Yeah, I know, you now can change guns without losing drone progress, but I'd rather lose drone progress and keep the ability to have different drone setups. Having both would be ideal, but one drone set for all loadouts is really, really freaking annoying.
As it is now, I really regret getting the extra loadouts. There's no real need for them anymore. I have my tdm setup, general/secure point/resource setup, and snd. The other two haven't been used since the patch.
I don't (well, didn't until now) use the same set of drones for every mode, but character skin and taunts? Yep, that never changes.
And as far as I can tell, everyone I see regularly uses the exact same character cosmetics (and taunts) for every loadout, everyone seems to 'set and forget' the character look.
So I'd recommend switching drones and character screen, something like this. (mediocre image mockup) https://imgur.com/a/1pdD45p
My other suggestion.
I like the layout and idea of the webstore, with one exception. Yeah, I know, it's new, so I have some thoughts regarding it also.
The button banner with the three/four deals at the top, why is that the only place those deals are shown? I imagine it wouldn't be that difficult to add those as individual items like the rest of the items shown. And it would make the webmall look less... empty.
Right now, both the featured and starter sections have the banner, and 5 listings. It'd show a lot more options if the orange banner was expanded and put between the red and green sections.
Also, I'm not saying remove the banner, but keep it there and perhaps in the future have it show more than just the timed deals, something like update news or upcoming specials.
The people screaming hack aren't going to believe a tag saying 'clean'. Especially since everyone playing in the game would have that tag. If they're cheating, they're banned.
Getting called hack is a badge of honor lol, I screenshot it, and put those that start whispering and harassing via PM on block with a screenshot of that reported in.
Currently to avoid repair costs I've been using the timed overlab K2C and DSR-1 from the Iron pass, since they only cost 12-20gp per match for repairs.
1 round of secure point, with 47 kills... 20gp
Heh, challenge time! Any other whales out there that's got over 15?
Royal Jester PP-90
Red Bullet AK-12
ZA SA58 OSW
Dragon Fang SG553
Chapeau Bleu P90 TR
Pietro Vector (which btw, the special silencer for it can ONLY be used on it)
G&S MP9 (G&S Long Eye Scope description is a lie, it can't be used on all G&S guns, just any gun that normally can use it, aka snipers)
Salta LWRC 45
G&S Blaser R93
Metal Blood CFX-X50 (Probably my favorite skin in the game lol)
Dragon Fang PSG-1
Bulldong Ultimax 100
Sooooo..... currently 15 special reload animation guns (unless I missed one), and I'm not even going to count how many of the orange and blue guns or the scopes lol. Don't know what it's cost so far either, I'm not going to check my bankbook to see.
I'm having achievements trigger that I completed long ago, but they're listed as completed. (i.e. I just recieved 'Dude that's my kill! 3, and Titan 1, yet on the list shows the 5th level for both completed like it should be.)
I've given some of that feedback in other topics but for clarity, I'll reiterate it here.
So first the good. Graphics update is great. Return of ranked is welcome. Old man AK is fire. Improvements to the chat and the options for adding people to your group are good. I like the idea of the pass and am looking forward to seeing how that plays out.
The bad. Across the board nerfs to the ARs are nonsensical. Changes to the cross hairs are unnecessary. The changes to the drone loadouts are really annoying to people like me who like to have different set drone loadouts for each weapon class. The changes to obstacling are unnecessary and slow the game for no good reason. The new loadout page is cluttered.
The horrible. The changes to repair costs are practically suicidal. The no fire after sprint bug is an absolute buzz kill.
Most horrible of all is the fact that despite the poor reception of many of these issues by the Russian version of the game, they have apparently been implemented lock, stock and barrel into this one without any reference to player feedback whatsoever. That makes me question whether it is worth anyone's time providing feedback at all.
I don't like the Old Man AK though. Well, I DO like that it's a decidedly different and creative look instead of just a fancy colored barely different skin, I simply don't like how it looks. Not my taste lol.
The reason I'm quoting you instead of making a thread, is you've pretty much summed up my thoughts and I'm seconding them, but I'd put the drone loadout change into the horrible section.
It's pissing me off beyond reason having to choose a loadout, then choose the drones I usually use with that loadout, then pray that the game type and map is what I set it up for. If it isn't, then I have to pray that there's enough time to change it or that I don't get dropped into a game in progress.
Nope, as I had said, the account page. Until you said it, I didn't even notice the one on the home page was that way since I'm never on that one lol.
When in game, in the lower right section of the accounts page, it used to show three achievements that were almost complete, now it shows three that are farthest from completion.
For example, now it shows Paparazzi 0/15 and two others at 0/15, instead of showing Dam 147/150, Bio Lab 144/150, and I forget what number the sniper headshot one was at, finishing up lvl 5 of it though.
On the account page, is there any way to change the achievements back to showing what you're almost done on?
I couldn't care less what one I have the least work on or haven't started, I would really prefer to see the ones that are almost completed or I'm currently working on and trying to finish.
Aadi888 Yeppers. Half the time it's what SnD games become anyway.
It often gets called deathmatch, so I wanted to avoid any confusion of people thinking I meant a FFA.
(Edited to clarify who the reply was at.)
Mode... hmm... FFA king of the hill, or 1 life TDM.
As long as it isn't more texts/poetry/anything about Wild, I'm looking forward to it.
I like the game, and will admit I've wasted quite a bit of cash so far to support them, but this event/sale was really misleading.
No hint at all on the easter page choices that there's other items in there, you only see that when you open the choice up and then it's like ... oh... nevermind, not going to drop a decent amount of cash to try and finish up the set.
From the little I did spend and what I got from them, I'm going to guess 90% or higher chance for 30 chips.
(And putting a limited stock on the gun packs is a total load of bs, especially when you're chasing after 2 or 3 specific skins/weapons. Come on, did the hard drive run out of room when saving the code?)
I'd love to see more attachments, split them up into dedicated categories and have at least one more slot.
Like, for having three attachments I'd split them into barrel, stock/grip, sight. Then there could be a bit more variety in what people use, especially if there were increased pros and cons to each attachment.
Keep in mind that the game closed is due to low player base overall and they just cant make it popular (or at least compete in the market)
According to mmorpg_4646 above, the game seems to have failed due to "poor netcode, poor hitreg, poor performance, memory leaks" combined with some "totally uncalled for" changes that "nobody asked for".
Combination of all of it. Call it low player base, caused in part by the netcode, hitreg, etc. And yeah, some of the changes were nobody asked for, the biggest one was when players wanted bugfixes and balance changes, instead got a conversion to a hero shooter.
Had a blast playing GitS though, one of the little things that made it stand out to me was each gun had a different sound, even when using a suppressor. You could pick out who was who just by the sound of the gunfire if you paid attention lol. Suppressed gunfire was more than just clicks that sounded the same for all guns.
A couple of us in game were joking about needing skins for the drones and that the reaper needs a fuzzy teddy bear skin. After a bit of chatting and getting typekilled, didn't seem like a bad idea, well, for the timed ones. The ones like air strike, zeus, or blade drone wouldn't really be seen much, but the stationary drones or the ones that follow could have patterns like the guns and knives currently have.
i've reached lvl 36 with k2c but it have a max lvl?? i will reach something if i go high lvl on it??
Level 100 is max for guns, you don't get anything for it though. (Except bragging rights or understand my pain votes, depending on the weapon lol.)
MSBS Looks Good
I like the pattern, but it seems to wash out the lines of the gun itself. Perhaps if the design's lines angled with the gun's lines it would look better. Think the Desert Eagle is my favorite.
I prefer it as it currently is. When the time's up, it's done, you had the entire round to push and take the point. No sense in rewarding bad tactics and penalizing the team that focused on the objective.
I'd hate to work at holding the point all round and having the points solidly in my team's favor only to lose because the other team goofed off/camped a random corner till the end, then got on the point at the very end and instead of winning it goes into overtime. The losing team should've pushed sooner.
I'm working on my 4th time of having it reset on me. Hopefully they fix it before the event ends. Included a screenie of three of the Guard Sentinel skins just sitting in my mail lol.