28 Aug 2017, 02:45 AMMistah_S
Hey Bud, how does an Admin of this site, dedicated to a SINGLE game mind you, have such a, whats the word, pessimistic view on this???
I've been around the franchise since vCOH 1.1. I've seen every single stage of these games and I've been extremely active in promoting and helping directly with Relic and the community for most of a decade. After a while, you get to know the cycle per se. People come and go, both at Relic and in the community, but with each round they have the same old idea of how to "Fix" things, and the same ideas fail again and again for the most part. We saw this a lot in COH1 but in the end they really worked with us to improve the game before it EOL'd. We had hoped this kind of communication and listening to the community would continue into COH2 but we were sadly mistaken. Basically from Alpha, us Admins and other veterans have watched the slow decline and downturn of our favorite RTS franchise. There were tiny blips of greatness, but overall Relic made a lot of depressing decisions in what we saw as the "Big Opportunity" to make a real competitive, fully features, beautiful RTS. We struggled, we tried to save it, we pleaded with Quinn and Developers time and time again, and sadly it wasn't enough. Many developers whole heartedly agreed with our sentiments but often were told from the top down it was mute. I'm negative because they took this huge opportunity, and squandered it away on pay 2 win, paid for DLC, stupid ideas (see Blizzard Tech lol), and features inferior to its predecessor that came out in 2006. I then watched the past few patches that I knew in the back of my mind were going to be the end as they hacked limb from limb from core game design in attempt to "balance" it, but it was just 5 years too late for that. Fine touches were needed to gingerly get the game in the best possible state to say FREEZE, but we're now left in limbo forever with a game not worth playing.
I saw this coming a mile away, I spoke out, few listened, and now its over. I'm just an old COH fan who will disappear soon enough. From what I have been told my reputation is at the Relic offices, and probably most of the modders, I'm sure many will thank fuck for that lol.