Whizbang wrote:So I played a bit of the Hoth map. While it is a bit larger and more things moving, it still seems.....small. It also seems that if you are on an Empire side that knows what they are doing they can easily win the map every single time. And that seem IMBA to me as every time you're just a winner or a meatshield for what's going on. I'm also trying to figure out how to make those powerup icons work for me but it seems that it's 50/50 as to whether I can get them to work or not. I'm still undecided on this one but I must admit that I am feeling like saving my $60 for another game(s) than spending it on something that might only occupy a short space in my rotation.
It's a bit smaller than some of the maps we're used to in Battlefield, yep, but I think they've found a happy medium myself. Whilst I do say "the bigger the better", sometimes the Battlefield maps have been a little too
big. Most of em are great but when when they're so big that there's just masses of landscape with no action and you have to walk & walk before you find any - not so great. Hoth feels just nice to me. It's big enough to make it feel like you're on a battlefield with everything that's going on around you, perfectly suited for the amount of players it supports and you're never too far from the action.
As for balancing. Yeah, I do think there are some improvements to be made there but I'm sure they'll be looking at stuff like that. This is still a beta after all, it's not gonna be perfect. That being said, of all the time I've spent with the beta (around 25hrs according to Origin) it honestly doesn't matter which side you're playing on. It can
be harder on the Rebel side atm but If you have a good team that's playing well and paying attention to the objectives, either side can easily win. I won lots of games as the Rebels over the 4 days (more so towards the end as I guess people got the hang of it), and lost several as the Imperials too. Still needs a bit of tweaking but like with any MP game, it largely depends on your team.
Powerup icons - Had this happen to me a couple times as well. You pick them up but their slot appears to stay empty. You can still use em though. I also experienced an issue with the personal shield where I'd bought a lot of charges only to walk over one in the game and have them reset to 1, but then when I bought some more it wouldn't let me use them. I can forgive stuff like this though as it's beta as I say. Still 5 weeks away from release.
How much is the game from GMG with the discount code I posted above btw? Still $60? I can only view the prices in GBP so not sure how good that deal may be for you guys in the US. It's gonna be cheaper than whatever it is on Origin though surely? Shame if you don't decide to get this anyway as I'd say this has been one of the smoothest and most enjoyable beta's I've played tbh. The R6 beta was fun (when it worked) but it had a LOT of problems in comparison.
What other game(s) are you thinking about getting instead, Mech? If not Battlefront?
Side comment as well - The lack of a server browser was something I was quite worried about before trying it for myself but after playing it? Doesn't bother me at all tbh. You can still form a party with friends and partner up with someone so that's cool, that's the bit I was most concerned over how it would work. This is already a good game to jump in and out of but the time it takes to boot the game up and actually get into a game was surprisingly fast too. I really
liked that. This is perfect for us.