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Bioware's Anthem

Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Arthellion, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. ScottPress

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    @Agayek you're assuming BW's in-house testers would have found those bugs. Or cared to look for them at all.
     
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    By all reports, EA generally doesn't budget much in the way of time/resources for QA. After all, players will bug-test it for free.
     
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    Disappointingly accurate, but I can cling to my delusions damnit.

    After all, it's not like they released a console version that could crash and fuck up the whole PS4 file system, requiring users to boot into safe mode and run through a wizard to restore it before they could use their PS4 again.

    Oh wait.
     
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    Yeah, when BW was imagining how people would compare Anthem to Andromeda, it probably wasn't along the lines of "at least Andromeda didn't brick your console".

    I'll never say you can't like and enjoy garbage, but I am disappointed by the defenders of this game who claim it all can be fixed per the live service model and compare how Destiny and the Division were garbage at release too. Because doing that just to defend your beloved studio (let's face it, no one would be defending this game if it were from a less admired developer) is cementing that idea that it's okay to release garbage and be an unpaid bug tester for 6 months before the game is actually finished.
     
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    To be fair, Anthem absolutely can be fixed. And the devs are still largely responding correctly and promptly to issues as players encounter them, so I'm still pretty confident the game will be in a pretty good state in 3-6 months.

    It's just... it's really, really fucking embarrassing for Bioware that it wasn't in that state 3 weeks ago (as in, I'm a programmer for a living and I'm embarrassed to share a profession with people who thought this game was fit for release).
     
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    I don’t think the programmers had much of a say on when this released...
     
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    So. It took less than a month for the community around Anthem to go from "fuck haterz, I love this game" to "BIOWARE GIB LOOT". Salt prices are plummeting worldwide.

    I am pleased.

    Edit: apparently after last week's "lvl 1 weapons are the most powerful", melee/combo/ultimate skill dmg is calculated off your average gear score, so unequipping low-level gear increases damage. Yay for stats in a stat item looter meaning something, and for yet another dose of hilarity from this beautiful game
     
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    Wtf...

    The reason that’s even more of a clusterfuck...is BioWare did almost the same thing with SWTOR pvp gear before they learned people were running around naked and helmets with lowbie weapons bc better stats. They learned nothing
     
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    Anthem's launch is entertaining enough to tide me over until Game of Thrones returns. BW has ticked every box on "how to fuck up your game".

    Now the official subreddit and Discord are full of people saying they're playing The Division 2.

    @Arthellion the guy in charge of loot for Anthem is the same guy who fucked up loot in SWTOR. I can't even.
     
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    Bioware is truly dead. All the great talent is gone.

    I love the doctors for creating bioware. and hate them for selling it to EA.