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Re: Why the new Mercenary Mode is a bad idea

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So we've already become the Uncharted forums.  Welcome to the place people complain about the possibility of something assumed real.

 

Look, a portion of Naughty Dog's fan base has been asking for Mercenary mode for a long, long time.  We've asked for it, we've lobbied for it, we've argued for it.

 

Yes, it's going to cut the player pool.  But getting **bleep**hammered in MP by parties has destroyed a lot of people's love for Uncharted.  You don't hink so?  Go look at the forums.

 

There are going to be a lot of people, anti-social **bleep** like me, for one example, who'll be happy in this mode.  We'll still get beat by great/good players, we'll still get beaten by better coordinated randoms.  But we'll know we started on a level playing field.

 

There will also be plenty of people who still play in the main pool for the challenge.  I, for one, always keep DLC on in Uncharted, even though, if you switch it off, the games are full of big, fat Noobtargets.

 

I didn't play a lot of Team Deathmatch in Uncharted, as much as I liked it, because there came a point where the vast majority of games were against 4-5 man 5th Legacy 75s who took a big, steaming dump on poor random teams.  Heck, until ND finally and properly changed the scoring in Plunder they did it there, too.

 

There are probably player pool and lag issues to come.   But the game is a week old.   The player base, online, isn't as large as it can expect to be as people finish the SP, and as word of mouth of the quailty of the MP goes out.

 

Wait for one ******** second and see what happens, and if things fall apart, ask for a reversion.  But FPS, wait five minutes.




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Re: Why the new Mercenary Mode is a bad idea

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Dezmixbe wrote:

Are we proactively complaining about stuff that hasn't even yet been implemented now? Why not just wait and see.

To me this just sounds like whining that you won't be able to steamroll casuals anymore with your ub3r l33t party of friends and your voice chat, especially with that unnecessary baiting on your last point.


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I swear if this affected me one bit I'd care more.I only won one game anyway, even against people of my level because I have the stealth skill of a Djinn in Syria (UC3 refrence) but you know.

 

Whatever happens, can we all agree that it's for the greater good?

 

I mean, jesus, it's not like they're putting ROF on the assault rifle. They're not adding blindfire or something.

 

 

Plus as an example, I didn't hate Classic from the get-go. It SOUNDED good, but it's definitely not. MAybe this SOUNDS bad, but it's good?

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I mean, jesus, it's not like they're putting ROF on the assault rifle. They're not adding blindfire or something.

 

 


Dude... don't say that out loud...




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Jun 21, 2013

oh no the player pool will get spread to thin! It's gonna be literally 4 different choices of the same 2 modes...

Only reason that was a problem in Uncharted 3 was because it was between 10 different choices with DLC on/off. And half of those were released a good distance into the game's lifespan...

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scootgar wrote:

TheStuntDouble wrote:

I mean, jesus, it's not like they're putting ROF on the assault rifle. They're not adding blindfire or something.

 

 


Dude... don't say that out loud...


Ooooooh **bleep**. ND WAIT PLEASE DON'T-

 

"Hello TLOU community! In this patch, we will be adding the ROF mod on the assault rifle..."


NOOOOOOOOO

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TheStuntDouble wrote:

 

 

Plus as an example, I didn't hate Classic from the get-go. It SOUNDED good, but it's definitely not. MAybe this SOUNDS bad, but it's good?


Classic is actually good. It's just not how it was supposed to be, if it was done properly with as much Classic Uncharted 2 as possible it would have been a total hit.

 

As it stands they replaced a mode with a worse mode because they got it all wrong.



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Nah, I want this. I am a lone gamer, I am not gifted with the thing people call "Friendship", I suck at making friends.

As it is now, I am always against people who are in parties while my team is full of lonesome players, like myself.

I don't care if my teammate are running around like headless chickens, the other team will be too.

Also it avoids Ransoms VS parties, which I personally find the most frustrating thing about the multiplayer in this game.

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Classic is actually good.


HELLLLLL No.

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Naughty Dog announced that there will be a new mode coming to the multiplayer in the coming weeks. If you've played Call of Duty, you know what Mercenary Mode is. They are bringing Mercenary Mode to both Supply Raid and Survivor. It means you can play those modes without worrying about parties. Now this is why I think it's a bad idea.

 

 

1. Splitting up the player pool for a game like this is a bad idea. More modes mean more issues. Like what? Examples help with arguments.

 

2. This is going to be stupid now, because every regular Supply Raid and Survivor Match will be nothing but parties. I have a feeling that matches are going to be really annoying now.  You mean that you actually have  to put up with a challange now!? That's awful! On a more serious note, now you're going to know how loners, like me, feel at this point in time. Having to put up with "annoying" matches getting demolished almost every match. This is why I made a thread about a mercenary playlist in the first place. "Man up and face the competition."

 

3. You have to remember that this isn't Call of Duty. There isn't an average of 300,000 people online. A game like this is best fitted with just a few modes. There is no point in making two new modes which offer nothing new at all. It's the same modes, just without parties. I don't see a problem with that. :smileyvery-happy:

 

4. If you look at COD for example, the mode with the least amount of players on it is Mercenary. Out of the 300k average that play it, I only notice maybe 500 people at most on Mercenary Mode. That is pretty pathetic. It's kind of dumb to add a mode to help sympathize with people who aren't good or can't stand up against parties. Why do you assume a mercenary playlist is for people "who aren't good"? I'm going to assume you're a "good" player. Would you be able to go against a party all by yourself especially against an adept party? Even if these playlist are for inept players, does it matter to you? You'll obviously be in the regular playlists anyway.

 

5. For the players who want Mercenary Mode: You do know that this doesn't mean your team is going to be any better, right? Your team will still be running around like chickens with their head cut off. Again, I find it stupid to make a mode for people who are scared to play parties. Man up and take on the competition. Find some friends online and get a party started. Why do you assume people like me are idiots? Why do you assume we're "scared"? We're not "scared" or asinine; we just want some fair competition. I'm fully aware that not everyone will be on the same skill level as others but it's much more fair than facing a party.

 

 

I can keep going on and on about this, but what do you guys think? I don't like the idea at all. Out of all the awesome ideas on the forums, this is the one they take and put in the game? :smileyfrustrated:


 

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