Okay since it seems this is new knowledge to people allow me to do a little news drop here. “The Flock” was a fun game, I will not deny, I was in the alpha test; additionally it had a unique and fun game mechanic that the whole thing was built around. However the Developers shot themselves in the face with it. (Not literally but kind of).
This is an amazingly unique game that is incredibly fun and scary with a group of friends however I cannot stress enough not to support these Developers. The game when launched was launched with a limited number of lives for the entire community.
This meant that that each time the “Lightbringer” I’ll call him; died, it dropped the counter by one. So if you played 100 games where he died 10 times then you’d get 1000 and if that was the maximum live count then what would happen?
The game permanently shuts down forever.
I shit you not. The Devs took a unique concept, held an alpha, had good feedback, and more; people were stoked, and then they revealed that the game had an active life counter and the game flopped immediately. This meant that in this multiplayer exclusive title, they announced something that would allow them to farm all the money they could quickly and have an excuse to cut support; however when players were too smart they didn’t even buy it, thus causing it to flop and the counter hasn’t even come close to zero.
I do not care if this game is sold for free, no words can describe how any amount of money will support these devs for their scummy business practice and even if it becomes free that’s still supporting them by showing you cared enough to play the game even after what they pulled.
###Do not buy the game; at launch the Devs created a “Life” counter for the entire community that when it hits zero discontinues multiplayer functionality in a multiplayer exclusive title. Do not support these developers by buying their game and supporting these practices. If gamers want the industry to change show them with your wallet, not with your disapproval. Not only is it terrible to support Developers like this but the game is also literally dead.
When I state that the multiplayer is dead, I mean it’s literally dead. Zero players and as far as I remember, no custom match functionality.
##Current Population (Live Count): 215,289,061
##Original Population (Live Count): 215,358,979
##Lives Used: 69,918