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H1Z1

Discussion in 'Upcoming Games Discussion' started by Hamma, 8 Apr 2014.



  1. Community involvement or no, you just can't fix bad game design. If the game sucks, it sucks no matter how much you did or didn't listen to the community. I am sure you could argue that PS2 was a flop because they did not "listen" to the PS1 vets, or if you want a fun hour ask scrub about why the launch version of Tribes 2 was suck :p (I personally enjoyed it myself)

    I mean they are really just building terrain people ask for, I think Clegg is going to build a prison (We can thank Walking Dead for this) and I will reserve judgment till I can play.
     
  2. GraniteRok

    GraniteRok Executive Officer Officer

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    True, bad game design regardless of the level of Community/Dev interaction will still be a bad game. This is where PS2 failed. It had nothing to do with "listening" to PS1 vets. In fact, it was completely the other way around in that PS2 Devs were immensely involved with the community and somewhat too much because it caused them to lose focus. The game was flawed from the get go; extreme bugs, over/under powered weapons and factions, poor choices on where and when to issue fixes and new content updates.
     
  3. Hamma

    Hamma Commanding Officer Officer

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    Really the issue is that if they develop a game for the H1Z1 reddit, only the H1Z1 reddit will play it. Kind of like when they created Tribes Vengeance for Tribalwar, essentially only they bought it.

    That's really what I was referring to. It's kind of obvious bad design is bad design, but listening to the wrong people also can result in failure.
     
  4. They are using the subreddit as an official forum (it's the only link on the official H1Z1 website), so it's not exactly just a fan site. They are also paying attention to Twitter and their Twitch streams.
     

  5. Ohh well when you put it in context :p It makes more sense :lol:

    I mean I haven't seen anything unreasonable coming out of the reddit crowd for this, I know for another game we are very vested in that their reddit is the only bastion of sanity.
     
  6. Hamma

    Hamma Commanding Officer Officer

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    I know. I'm just not a fan of this method of development, this coming from someone who runs a fan site. :p

    Especially for a company that is quite easily distracted.
     

  7. I can agree with you there. I prefer the happy middle road approach, where they take our suggestions and could use them or "veto" the stupidity. Like I like how SC goes about it they give you some choices, but it is ideas they came up with.
     
  8. Hamma

    Hamma Commanding Officer Officer

  9. I can't watch at work, but I am seeing some cool stuff come across my twitter feed about it.
     
  10. Hamma

    Hamma Commanding Officer Officer

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  11. Hamma

    Hamma Commanding Officer Officer

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    So early access officially starts January 15.


    I think this would be a great game for a bunch of us to play together, I'm sure there will be bugs and stuff (because early access) but it seems many of us have had quite a bit of fun playing survival based games.

    Early access will be $20

    Who's in? :) I was thinking we'd probably find a server with some of our former PlanetSider's. Jen and I will be playing for sure.
     
  12. GraniteRok

    GraniteRok Executive Officer Officer

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    I'm in!!!
     
  13. Asp

    Asp Administrative Officer Officer

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    I'm up for that.. when can we actually be able to get it on steam Hamma?
     
  14. Sentrosi

    Sentrosi Protocol Officer Officer

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    I shall be there.
    Yes, I actually said those four words. Let me repeat them;

    I
    Shall
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  15. Think I will sit this one out. With school and all I will be busy enough gaming wise keeping the news up to date and just messing around in Star Citizen.
     
  16. Yeah I think I will be there for this one as well....what's another Zombie Apocalypse Crafting Survival Hiking Simulator when you have already played like 4 of them :)
     
  17. Ricoxg

    Ricoxg DragonWolf

    I'll be playing, but Jan is going to be tight for me. Lots of meetings, a couple articles on the books, and then whatever I pick up at PAX. =/
     
  18. will probably be getting early access as well.
     
  19. I've been checking on this game occasionally. It looks kinda interesting. I'm interested in this more than DayZ.
     
  20. Hamma

    Hamma Commanding Officer Officer

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    So next weekend in theory we should be able to get together in this for the first time. Hopefully there won't be any major issues.. but it is early access after all. Looks like so far we have:
    1. Asp
    2. Faithstrike
    3. Fonekill
    4. Graniterok
    5. Hamma
    6. Jennyboo
    7. Ricoxg
    8. Sentrosi
    9. Waldizzo
    Anyone else out there interested in giving this a try?
     

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