I’m a frequent player on the xbox, hell, I may even be known by some of you other players. The name is Slayer9066. I can be a bit of an ass when it comes to playing, but I like to keep the conversations flowing, game exciting, and making sure we’re all having a good time. When I get on, I play very competitively. I’ve been meaning to get a team together but working two jobs and going to school full time can take up a lot of my free life. Anyways fellow gamers, that is me.
Playing this game so much, being a part of it since I first saw the advertisements that were tied in with COD Ghosts, and being a very active and knowledgeable person when it comes to game companies and the ways they try to use, abuse and scam the consumers, I can say, that this game tries very hard to give the consumer what it wants/needs.
Problems this game consists of are obvious bugs. (Laz bodies he needs to revive still falling through map). If they plan on changing Laz so much so that he’s not nearly as good as he is now, (getting strikes if a player dies out), what’s the point if the body will just fall through the map? Behemoth, rolling off of cliffs and then all the sudden flying mid-air. Bucket’s UAV not functioning properly, not be able to capture monster. And many other bugs (refer to all the other topics that cover each other bugs).
But there are also several other issues with Evolve. Many people were expecting an announcement of sorts for the one year Anniversary of Evolve. The day the game was released I was screaming with joy when it started downloading, because the beta got me more hyped for a game then I had been in forever.
What I received from the actual full game, was the same exact thing as the beta. No campaign, no different modes, no other characters. Evacuation still being a garbage game mode that only gives you XP. No other versions of minions, just Goliaths.
The fact that it was going to take 9 months just for 5 new characters disappointed the whole community. But the fact that they added new variations got everyone very hyped.
Now, to the present. We have been waiting two months, very patiently, for a game, that at this point, is only going to keep the community going with new updates and features. Many were hoping for a big announcement when it hit their one year Anniversary. I personally wanted an actual plan from TRS since we’ve been left in the dark the first year, announcements for Tier 6? Set times for when we will receive the variations? Maybe talk about new maps or game modes? (come on only two 1/2 maps so far? one of your big ads for the game was that everyone would receive the new maps.)
We’ll be receiving Elder Kraken tomorrow, maybe with a new update, or maybe not. TRS’s randomness has been very great and awesome sometimes (when Arena mode was announced and given to us at the same exact time). But it’s greatness is not consistent whatsoever.
Trust me, I love the game, to hell and back, and have only gotten tired of the loading screens. Gameplay is so unique and grand, had they had more the one commercial advertisement for the game, had they approached the whole thing a different way, we as a community would be at a much better shape.
But they are constantly changing features to the game that have been incorporated since the beginning. Had ranking been introduced since the beginning new people wouldn’t be getting stomped on and trading in the game just because they don’t get it, just because it is a game that forces you to actually have communication with a team if you want to play as hunter.
Okay I know I’ve complained a lot, but if anyone who’s still reading, here’s my
opinion on how to make these things better:
I was so hurt that after a month and half of the games release, (me spending $80 for dlc and game), they were already lowering price of the game. At this point, I only want the best for the community. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth, with over 30 days played (25% was probably loading screens).
But at this point, I just want the game to be free to play. We would get a boom in our community, probably a get a lot of people who don’t have a lot of money to spend on random games to switch and makes this their main game. TRS can still make a great profit by making only the first tier free to play. Every other one would cost money. Give everyone a feel for the game, boom your community, and make it so features like - being able to join a game and playing as a character new players don’t have, makes them want to keep playing as that character to level it up, thereby purchasing it.
That’s how we can fix our low player-base.
To satisfy your veterans:
GIVE US A GAMEPLAN. Tell us what’s up, give us some hype, don’t make us guess nearly as much as you have been. The company that is sponsoring you may have some restrictions on what you can and can’t do, have or don’t have time for. But have one of your best, come up with an approach to tell them this is how we’re going to make more money, by making it free to play, by giving the players a gameplan on what we want to do, what they want us to do. You guys, dedicated communities, which you guys know you have, can help! It doesn’t have to just be our money, maybe we could give you guys ideas. Don’t make it just about feedback, make it where you ask us what we want, what you guys can work on doing!
Anyways, I’m going to wrap this up. I’ve spent my whole Native American Cultures class writing this (tap tap tap tap tap).
If any new players want some help, I can help! I play on the XboxBone, and could get on PS4 if need be (even though it’s garbage imo).
This wasn’t about trying to offend anyone, or bag on Evolve or Turtle Rock Studios, these are concerns I as a very active player and my team (which is made up of about 30 very active players on Evolve) have for the game and our community.
Good luck players, maybe an update will come out tomorrow and give this post answers it needed, who knows, we never really do.