Jump to content
shhift

Please prioritise the live game over Riot

Recommended Posts

Releasing the new game mode as well as the engine at the current state of the game is going to be a huge mistake, I understand that you want to release both as close together as possible. However, I don’t think you should be delaying fixing the current game because of that. A lot of the players who quit the game quit because of the state the game was in and not because the lack of content. Besides from what we’ve seen from Riot it seems like it’s a far way from being finished and should probably be put to the side for now imo. Currently there are tons of broken things in the game, many of whom you’ve broken after patches/events. If the engine were to be released in the current state that the game is currently I’m afraid most of the players who come back to check out the engine and the gamemode would just leave again after realising that the basics of the game actually somehow got worse than before and the same problems still persist.

 

Things that needs to be fixed

  • Car Radar

It’s just unreliable to the point where it’s not even worth running it anymore, spawn next to one and you’re permanently stuck until you die, spawn far away from one and you’re invisible while on top of the car.

 

  • Spotter

Did get a lot better after you applied the fix for it, but broke the patch after with the Halloween event. Currently the spotter is even worse than it was before you applied the fix for it.

 

  • Points not appearing

has been around for the last couple months and desperately needs a fix. The only way to stop this from happening is logging out from your account between every character swap and once it occurs the only fix is to restart the game.

 

Ghostshots, names not showing up on corners and desyncing has also gotten a lot worse. However, some of these bugs might be very difficult to figure out a solution for so it’s understandable that some of them have been around for a while. On the other hand hitreg like this:

Is just ridiculous, specially  considering these clips are just a small portion of the hitreg from the last week.

 

Balance Changes

Something else which I just don’t understand is some of the balance changes which has not yet been made, such as:

 

  • Low-Yields

 We still have 3 low yields, should be reduced down to 2 to start with.

 

  • Remote detonator

 Still has no cooldown should be around 2 - 4 minutes cooldown.

 

  • Yellow mods

Yellow mods are still in the game, should be removed completely or nerfed significantly. Example:

Shield HP reduced by 60% (Currently takes slightly less than 1 and a half mag for most guns to destroy a shield)

 

You should no longer be able to resupply nades or explosive ammo from the yellow ammo boxes. (Would also give people a reason to play Field Supplier again)

 

  • Shotguns

Shotgun changes have yet to be reverted even though there has been numerous threads made about it, the change failed to make the hitreg of the shotgun more reliable which was the point of the change. Shotguns like the NFAS, Thumper and JG are now incredibly overpowered while the CSG is completely useless. The fact that it’s near impossible to miss with the shotguns also make SMGs completely useless within 20m if you play vs someone close to your own skill level.

 

  • Cooldowns

Why has premium / non premium cooldowns for both character mods as well as vehicle mods yet to be normalised to the current premium ones?

 

  • HVR

HVR still deals 850 damage. 850 damage is way too much for any gun in this game to deal, the damage should be reduced and the zoom in nerf should be reverted, this just made the gun feel clunky and unfun to play. The quickswitching was never really the problem with the gun but more so the fact that it deals 850 damage and takes you out of the fight for 10-15 seconds  for minimal effort.  What you should've done was reduce the damage of the HVR to 720 and make it drop down to 50 at 90-100m so you don't get 1 tapped at render distance.

 

Side notes:

Why does the Talon still have 10m less range than the regular RFP?

  • Like 22
  • Thanks 1
  • Confused 2
  • Sad 1
  • Dislike 14

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, shhift said:
  • Low-Yields

 We still have 3 low yields, should be reduced down to 2 to start with.

i think i'd prefer low yields to lose damage and radius, just taking away a grenade still leaves them superior to frags imo

 

something like 490 damage and 4m/5m radius, instead of 575 damage and 7m radius

 

48 minutes ago, shhift said:
  • Remote detonator

 Still has no cooldown should be around 2 - 4 minutes cooldown.

for consistency's sake, the same cd as the meteor mod - 90s

 

49 minutes ago, shhift said:
  • Yellow mods

Yellow mods are still in the game, should be removed completely or nerfed significantly.

all consumables should have 60s cd

  • ammo box should only resupply 25% of max ammo (this would theoretically prevent grenade resupply)
  • shield health reduced slightly (i think 60% is too much), and shield model/hitbox size should be adjusted to the same height as environmental crouch cover
  • epinephrine seems fine tbh
  • boombox could actually use a buff i think, perhaps have it disable carspawners within x radius (since it fools player's radars why not player mods as well)

 

54 minutes ago, shhift said:
  • Cooldowns

Why has premium / non premium cooldowns for both character mods as well as vehicle mods yet to be normalised to the current premium ones?

67f931daf679d6627e5c851c14278954.png

source - riot rundown blog post

 

 

i agree with everything else for the most part

  • Like 1
  • Dislike 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think shields (and the other consumables) should be removed completely...

It's just a dumb gimmick that lets players justify having poor positioning

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as the fixes go, I assume that the new engine would make it easier for them to fix those instead of figuring it out on the current code.

 

In terms of consumables, I think they should become proper mods without having to play missions to get more of them, but have a more significant cooldown before you can deploy them again (2-4min). They can still take some nerfing like you suggested, sure.

 

There are two ways to go about low-yields. One is where they still remain a direct upgrade to frag grenades (the one you suggested). OR similarly to what @Glaciers suggested which will still keep frags as a viable option which does not put you at a disadvantage. I think that their blast radius AND/OR damage should be lowered. Although, through all that I believe that grenades in the game IN GENERAL need to be reworked because as it is currently and as it has been for years, grenades are our primary weapon which is nothing other than awful game design. I believe that grenades should have overall less damage (taking CS:GO's grenades for example). And with that, vehicle health should be reduced so that car gameplay does not dominate even harder after that. The grenades will not be fixed by just nerfing yolos, that's for sure.

 

Shotguns are abysmal as they always have been. The fact that they allow you to peek-shoot around corners with taking minimal damage should be made into something that requires skill. Make them less effective, maybe increase their TTK a slight bit more and make them about as forgiving as the CSG is currently (center mass or nothing). They would already be very efficent in a good aimer's hands. The JG needs to be reverted or just nerfed as it currently is BS on way too many levels and we all know what the current NFAS situation is. It requiers heavy nerfing in terms of range as it is not supposed to be so efficent past 5-8m or so. The True Ogre should still be more efficent than the regular NFAS that is accessible to literally everyone (which it currently is not).

 

I agree about the HVR, I think that quickswitching and jumpshooting with it was fine as it is very RNG based. Like I repeat constantly, QS and jumpshooting was NEVER the main issue with the HVR. The damage output and the range it delivers it to is. Those need to be looked at as they are completely game breaking as they have been for years. If LO do not want to have quickswitching and jumpshooting as a thing for the HVR, they should revert it and then change it so that 3PS3 does not affect the HVR. Or better yet, make it so that after applying 3PS3 it lowers to what the default equip time is currently. That will emphasise to new players that the gun is definitely not supposed to be used in CQC (but you could if you manage to pull it off, which would require tremendous skill compared to before).

 

There are a lot of other things that need to be looked at. The OBIR is BS, the PMG's range is BS. The AMG weapons are BS. The Thunder is absolute BS. Explosive weapons should not be as effective as they are. And a bunch of other things. I could write 10x times more than what I've already written on how broken the balancing is currently.

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2
  • Dislike 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Flaws why didn't you say anything about N-TEC 5, is it because it's your main weapon or do you really think it's ok? Let's face it, most of the APB players still use N-TEC 5 because it's a powerful and so versatile weapon. You say that jumpshooting with N-HVR is fine, what about with N-TEC 5. I really think it's too accurate with jumpshooting...

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, swindIe said:

I think shields (and the other consumables) should be removed completely...

It's just a dumb gimmick that lets players justify having poor positioning

Yeah, right?

I called them out on that when consumables were introduced.

Was called silly then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, shhift said:

Releasing the new game mode as well as the engine at the current state of the game is going to be a huge mistake, I understand that you want to release both as close together as possible. However, I don’t think you should be delaying fixing the current game because of that. A lot of the players who quit the game quit because of the state the game was in and not because the lack of content. Besides from what we’ve seen from Riot it seems like it’s a far way from being finished and should probably be put to the side for now imo. Currently there are tons of broken things in the game, many of whom you’ve broken after patches/events. If the engine were to be released in the current state that the game is currently I’m afraid most of the players who come back to check out the engine and the gamemode would just leave again after realising that the basics of the game actually somehow got worse than before and the same problems still persist.

 

Things that needs to be fixed

  • Car Radar

It’s just unreliable to the point where it’s not even worth running it anymore, spawn next to one and you’re permanently stuck until you die, spawn far away from one and you’re invisible while on top of the car.

 

  • Spotter

Did get a lot better after you applied the fix for it, but broke the patch after with the Halloween event. Currently the spotter is even worse than it was before you applied the fix for it.

 

  • Points not appearing

has been around for the last couple months and desperately needs a fix. The only way to stop this from happening is logging out from your account between every character swap and once it occurs the only fix is to restart the game.

 

Ghostshots, names not showing up on corners and desyncing has also gotten a lot worse. However, some of these bugs might be very difficult to figure out a solution for so it’s understandable that some of them have been around for a while. On the other hand hitreg like this:

 

 

Is just ridiculous, specially  considering these clips are just a small portion of the hitreg from the last week.

 

Balance Changes

Something else which I just don’t understand is some of the balance changes which has not yet been made, such as:

 

  • Low-Yields

 We still have 3 low yields, should be reduced down to 2 to start with.

 

  • Remote detonator

 Still has no cooldown should be around 2 - 4 minutes cooldown.

 

  • Yellow mods

Yellow mods are still in the game, should be removed completely or nerfed significantly. Example:

Shield HP reduced by 60% (Currently takes slightly less than 1 and a half mag for most guns to destroy a shield)

 

You should no longer be able to resupply nades or explosive ammo from the yellow ammo boxes. (Would also give people a reason to play Field Supplier again)

 

  • Shotguns

Shotgun changes have yet to be reverted even though there has been numerous threads made about it, the change failed to make the hitreg of the shotgun more reliable which was the point of the change. Shotguns like the NFAS, Thumper and JG are now incredibly overpowered while the CSG is completely useless. The fact that it’s near impossible to miss with the shotguns also make SMGs completely useless within 20m if you play vs someone close to your own skill level.

 

  • Cooldowns

Why has premium / non premium cooldowns for both character mods as well as vehicle mods yet to be normalised to the current premium ones?

 

  • HVR

HVR still deals 850 damage. 850 damage is way too much for any gun in this game to deal, the damage should be reduced and the zoom in nerf should be reverted, this just made the gun feel clunky and unfun to play. The quickswitching was never really the problem with the gun but more so the fact that it deals 850 damage and takes you out of the fight for 10-15 seconds  for minimal effort.  What you should've done was reduce the damage of the HVR to 720 and make it drop down to 50 at 90-100m so you don't get 1 tapped at render distance.

 

Side notes:

Why does the Talon still have 10m less range than the regular RFP?

with all respect, speak for your self. 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
  • Dislike 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DeadPixels said:

Flaws why didn't you say anything about N-TEC 5, is it because it's your main weapon or do you really think it's ok? Let's face it, most of the APB players still use N-TEC 5 because it's a powerful and so versatile weapon. You say that jumpshooting with N-HVR is fine, what about with N-TEC 5. I really think it's too accurate with jumpshooting...

The main issue with the gun is that it’s too accurate in some situation. I said it a lot of times but I repeat.

 

Ntec with meta mods overshoots obeya with damage drop off in 60m. Its ttk is also fast to be reliable in cqc, but it’s not a fault of ttk, it’s an accuracy that allows you to spray first three shots like a laser.

the minimum bloom is also small when you’re spraying

 

It just needs a slight accuracy nerf, by 5-10%, and ofc remove the benefiting from hs3 in jump. That’s i

 

Merged.

 

8 hours ago, shhift said:

~~

You also forgot to mention why pocket obir has much faster ttk than the regular obir

Edited by Lign
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Give N-tec 5 the Scoped N-tec stats. Scoped N-tec is a better range killer but it has actual downsides, Spotter is beyond overpowered. Even if they made it so that you can see when you are tagged, it's still a free wallhack for essentially no effort. Same goes for car radar.

 

JG is absolutely busted. You can hit 1/3rd of the pellets and then still two tap. The counter argument here is the bad range but this can be completely negated with a pistol, or car gaming whenever you can. Especially with this being a 3rd person game, corner peaking with this thing is absolutely ridiculous. Nfas is stupid for the same reasons, all-though that one is a little easier to avoid. OCA has too much range and whisper is beyond brain-dead,

 

As someone who has been practicing snipers lately, HVR is still insanely powerful. Quickswitching is also still viable if done at more than ~20m. If you play it right you won't even feel the clumsiness of that zoom nerf.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You missed other problematic things such as the unnecessary OCA buff and the current state of the N-TEC and RFP-9.

Though I agree with all your other points. And regarding the cooldown for remote detonator, make it 90 seconds so it fits the meteor mod.

 

24 minutes ago, Lign said:

The main issue with the gun is that it’s too accurate in some situation. I said it a lot of times but I repeat.

 

Ntec with meta mods overshoots obeya with damage drop off in 60m. Its ttk is also fast to be reliable in cqc, but it’s not a fault of ttk, it’s an accuracy that allows you to spray first three shots like a laser.

the minimum bloom is also small when you’re spraying

 

It just needs a slight accuracy nerf, by 5-10%, and ofc remove the benefiting from hs3 in jump. That’s i

 

N-TEC is one of the few weapons that don't rely on RNG and that's one of the reasons why it's so popular.

What I'd suggest instead would be slowing down the accuracy recovery time so you can't spam it as fast.

Nothing wrong with its long range versatility, but it shouldn't be able to outgun obeyas or other long ranged guns.

The CQC jump shooting does need an accuracy nerf.

 

OCA just needs the G1 buff removed so it's at its previous state. We don't need to try other things to bring it back down in line.

 

RFP-9 needs a drastic range decrease.

Edited by GhosT
added a quote and other gun things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, GhosT said:

You missed other problematic things such as the unnecessary OCA buff and the current state of the N-TEC and RFP-9.

 

Though I agree with all your other points. And regarding the cooldown for remote detonator, make it 90 seconds so it fits the meteor mod.

oca buff was due to overpowered shotguns. As I remember old oca had slower ttk than overbuffed jg and csg back in the days. But I might be wrong about ttk. I would like to see old oca if only they nerf shotguns

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Lign said:

oca buff was due to overpowered shotguns. As I remember old oca had slower ttk than overbuffed jg and csg back in the days. But I might be wrong about ttk. I would like to see old oca if only they nerf shotguns

 

OCA has been buffed when the CSG and JG were in a perfect place and the OCA was mostly the thing to pick over those anyway, the buff was completely unnecessary and unasked for.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, GhosT said:

 

OCA has been buffed when the CSG and JG were in a perfect place and the OCA was mostly the thing to pick over those anyway, the buff was completely unnecessary and unasked for.

It was unasked but pre-LO shotguns were a bit too op for old oca, now jg and nfas are pretty op for the current oca

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Lign said:

It was unasked but pre-LO shotguns were a bit too op for old oca, now jg and nfas are pretty op for the current oca

 

Pre-LO shotguns were perfectly fine and OCA had its place. It was a viable alternative to shotguns and it could outgun them without much effort.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, GhosT said:

 

Pre-LO shotguns were perfectly fine and OCA had its place. It was a viable alternative to shotguns and it could outgun them without much effort.

Pre-LO shotguns were perfectly fine with the current OCA. JG could always make 2 shots against old oca, there wasn't even a point to stay at the corner, you just run and shoot without brain. After oca buff shotguns were forced to go to their best niche - corners. So, everyone was in the equal position. Shotguns users had to think how to not allow oca users to run to their corner, at the very same time oca users had to think how to run over the corner of shotgun user to catch him and not die

Edited by Lign

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Lign said:

Pre-LO shotguns were perfectly fine with the current OCA. JG could always make 2 shots against old oca, there wasn't even a point to stay at the corner, you just run and shoot without brain. After oca buff shotguns were forced to go to their best niche - corners.

 

If anything, the OCA buff made shotguns less useful. At that point it was too easy to fight shotguns.

I've barely seen any shotguns used outside of asylum since they buffed the OCA, as it was easily the better choice.

Now with the JG and CSG nerfed into uselessness, it triumphs even more.

 

Revert LO shotgun changes, revert G1 OCA changes, Pointman-Category problem solved.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, GhosT said:

 

If anything, the OCA buff made shotguns less useful. At that point it was too easy to fight shotguns.

I've barely seen any shotguns used outside of asylum since they buffed the OCA, as it was easily the better choice.

Now with the JG and CSG nerfed into uselessness, it triumphs even more.

 

Revert LO shotgun changes, revert G1 OCA changes, Pointman-Category problem solved.

JG is overpowered at the moment. If you're average player, you barely can miss a shot with it, when with oca to overshoot jg you have to track an enemy perfectly

Edited by Lign

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Lign said:

JG is overpowered at the moment. If you're average player, you barely can miss a shot with it, when with oca to overshoot jg you have to track an enemy perfectly

 

A whooping range of 7.5 meters.

With the current OCA you can easily outgun shotguns, especially if you're out of their tiny range.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, GhosT said:

 

A whooping range of 7.5 meters.

With the current OCA you can easily outgun shotguns, especially if you're out of their tiny range.

It's theoretical situations. Practically, jg user never tries to outplay oca without cover on 7.5+ meters. If you want a braindead gameplay like it was before when shotguns were a superior choice during old oca time, then okay. Just run like a locomotive and always hit 2 shots, because oca's ttk is slow

Edited by Lign
  • Dislike 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DeadPixels said:

Flaws why didn't you say anything about N-TEC 5, is it because it's your main weapon or do you really think it's ok? Let's face it, most of the APB players still use N-TEC 5 because it's a powerful and so versatile weapon. You say that jumpshooting with N-HVR is fine, what about with N-TEC 5. I really think it's too accurate with jumpshooting...

Nah, the N-TEC is a great versatile weapon but at high/top level, SMGs and Shotguns melt it at CQC, oscar/carbine can shit all over it in mid range and HVR/OBIR/Obeya etc beat it long range.

 

People need to understand that just because a really good N-TEC player can beat casual players who don't know how to play their weapons, it does not make the N-TEC unbalanced. Just because of players who don't know how to aim/position themselves with the weapon they have in their hands and they lack team play.

 

Also, jumpshooting with the N-TEC isn't as good as people think. The only times it works is when you can catch someone by surprise (again talking about high level play). The rest of the time you will get yourself perfectly tracked as most good players known the jump and fall arc in the game which you cannot avoid when jump shooting. On top of that, most players play the N-TEC with IR3 which increases full auto + jump bloom and loss of accuracy significantly so it's a lot of RNG involved as well.

 

No offense to anyone, but if you are struggling with killing an N-TEC in CQC with an OCA (especially with CJ2/3 on it), I don't think weapon balancing is your biggest concern.

  • Dislike 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Flaws said:

Nah, the N-TEC is a great versatile weapon but at high/top level, SMGs and Shotguns melt it at CQC, oscar/carbine can shit all over it in mid range and HVR/OBIR/Obeya etc beat it long range.

 

People need to understand that just because a really good N-TEC player can beat casual players who don't know how to play their weapons, it does not make the N-TEC unbalanced. Just because of players who don't know how to aim/position themselves with the weapon they have in their hands and they lack team play.

 

Also, jumpshooting with the N-TEC isn't as good as people think. The only times it works is when you can catch someone by surprise (again talking about high level play). The rest of the time you will get yourself perfectly tracked as most good players known the jump and fall arc in the game which you cannot avoid when jump shooting. On top of that, most players play the N-TEC with IR3 which increases full auto + jump bloom and loss of accuracy significantly so it's a lot of RNG involved as well.

 

No offense to anyone, but if you are struggling with killing an N-TEC in CQC with an OCA (especially with CJ2/3 on it), I don't think weapon balancing is your biggest concern.

It's not about people can't play with their weapons, it's about that you have to switch weapons based on situations to outplay ntec or you can just take ntec for all situations

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Lign said:

or you can just take ntec for all situations

And get outperformed by players who have the actual weapon for the actual range?

 

EDIT: Just wanna remind you guys how good the FBW and the .45 AP are for killing N-TECs in CQC or even Mid range sometimes due to their mobility.

Edited by Flaws
  • Dislike 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Flaws said:

And get outperformed by players who have the actual weapon for the actual range?

dunno, based on arranged matches, ppl barely switch from ntec. And oca can be easily outplayed by ntec users with some brain

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...