Re: Competitive Homefront
It's amazing to me that so many go around begging for dedicated servers with open server files and when the rubber meets the road they are nowhere to be seen.
Homefront and Kaos Studios delivered what the hardcore community wanted and no one came.
You can make an argument that the hackers overwhelmed the game but it doesn't hold water.
They only seemed to chase people away because the numbers to dilute their presence were not there.
Here is a kiss xxx goodbye to those that used to make such a ruckus about getting cheated out of those features.
The numbers are minimal and it's arcade gaming from here except for ROHOS.
Will people turn out and buy that?
I think it's just a loud noise from a very few people now.
People go willingly to the slaughter and complain the whole time they are being led to it.
We have a Homefront server in my clan, yet it is rarely used now. Everybody seems to go back to BC2 in my group. It's a shame too, Homefront is pretty damn good really, overall. I never think of it as generic. It has a unique set of features, drones and vehicles. It has a unique setting also. You can see that Kaos poured some heart and soul into it.
I don't think it's about the hackers though, I think it may be as simple as the weapons. They become a bit redundant after awhile. MoH 2010 is the same way. No matter what one you use, it is basically the same point and shoot. None of them seem to have any character of their own. This becomes boring pretty quickly, especially when you get a couple of people with super fast twitch reflexes. They easily dominate the rounds. This is what I hear from people who have given up on the game already.
Also, many of the maps are all about roof top camping. I noticed people bitching about that also. I think these things combined made people less tolerant of the game, not to mention the fact that it received bad reviews from several of the more snobby, big time game reviewers.
How many great movies are out there that many haven't even heard of? You guys also know yourselves that the "Hype machine" is a potent thing in entertainment. Look at the press Dice is receiving about BF3 simply because of some well timed and well calculated promo videos. We don't even need to mention the COD series, which has become the most hyped, yet mediocre franchise of all time. It sells because its a household name now. Hard to compete with marketing genius.
Ah well, I'm just preaching to the choir actually.
I used to play BF3 like you. Until I took an arrow in the knee.