Lots of people complaining about broken matchmaking on PC

#1 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

But..do not worry, there will indeed be dedicated servers along with a server browser. No idea why they decided to use matchmaking for the demo.
 
 http://www.rebellion.co.uk/
 
Click "News". It says;
 
 "We've identified an issue with the matchmaking system that is causing the very long wait times to get into a PC game, and hope to release an update shortly which addresses this."  
and
"
In addition to the matchmaking functionality the full game features dedicated servers, server browsers, and the ability to host games directly."

#2 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Use this topic, it posted twice for some reason.

#3 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I can confirm that it's working tons better than it was now.

#4 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Also, please move this to the AVP board. I'm stupid right now I guess.

#5 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

As they said in the quick look, deathmatch is not an appropriate display of what the game's about. What's the point of having the Alien vision as an Alien, if other Alien players can just see you and hunt you down? It's basically whoever can rush the fastest and hit E. Also, dropping people into multiplayer without any kind of tutorial is completely non-representative of what the final product will be. It pisses me off that the predator seems really awesome, but I have no idea how to do... anything. Just gonna sit by for the reviews, I guess.

#6 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -
@FunExplosions said:
" As they said in the quick look, deathmatch is not an appropriate display of what the game's about. What's the point of having the Alien vision as an Alien, if other Alien players can just see you and hunt you down? It's basically whoever can rush the fastest and hit E. Also, dropping people into multiplayer without any kind of tutorial is completely non-representative of what the final product will be. It pisses me off that the predator seems really awesome, but I have no idea how to do... anything. Just gonna sit by for the reviews, I guess. "
I'm hoping this is true because so far the demo makes the game look and play like ass. Well, ass from the late 90's anyways.
#7 Posted by crusader8463 (14305 posts) -

Just finished playing two rounds of the PC demo, and now i don't want to buy the game. Just too many negatives from that experience to make me pick it up over another game that i want to get.
 

  • Limited 8 player games. (at least in deathmatch)
  • Gameplay that consists of who can run around pressing the E key faster.
  • Gameplay that tends to boil down to finding an instant kill chain, then waiting your turn in line.
  • The game feels like every situation you get into boils down to a rock, paper, Scissor outcome, rather then a skill based one.
  • Trying to navigate the map as an Alien is just confusing and disorientating.
  • Trying to navigate the map as a Predator just feels clunky and dull.
  • Console like lobby system. (Assuming it doesn't get fixed for the live game, as they said it should be)
 
Most of these i think could be fixed in different modes, or if played on different maps, but i think this Demo should never have been released. It's going to turn people off of the game rather then onto it, as a demo is supposed to do. For me it came down to having enough money to buy one of two games in the next month. Bad Company 2, or AVP. While I'm sure the rest of the game might be good, and i may regret it down the road, I'm gonna have to go with Bad Company 2 after playing that demo. I was hoping the game was going to be more about hideing in the shadows, stalking your prey, leaping out when they least expect it kind of game. Seeing as how that is pretty much what the entire series is based on. Instead i got Quake III arena, with better graphics and a FPS that replaces the shooter with melee.
 
Maybe if i get lucky and win the lotto i will get both!
#8 Posted by gike987 (1720 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:
" Just finished playing two rounds of the PC demo, and now i don't want to buy the game. Just too many negatives from that experience to make me pick it up over another game that i want to get.
 
  • Limited 8 player games. (at least in deathmatch)
  • Gameplay that consists of who can run around pressing the E key faster.
  • Gameplay that tends to boil down to finding an instant kill chain, then waiting your turn in line.
  • The game feels like every situation you get into boils down to a rock, paper, Scissor outcome, rather then a skill based one.
  • Trying to navigate the map as an Alien is just confusing and disorientating.
  • Trying to navigate the map as a Predator just feels clunky and dull.
  • Console like lobby system. (Assuming it doesn't get fixed for the live game, as they said it should be)
  Most of these i think could be fixed in different modes, or if played on different maps, but i think this Demo should never have been released. It's going to turn people off of the game rather then onto it, as a demo is supposed to do. For me it came down to having enough money to buy one of two games in the next month. Bad Company 2, or AVP. While I'm sure the rest of the game might be good, and i may regret it down the road, I'm gonna have to go with Bad Company 2 after playing that demo. I was hoping the game was going to be more about hideing in the shadows, stalking your prey, leaping out when they least expect it kind of game. Seeing as how that is pretty much what the entire series is based on. Instead i got Quake III arena, with better graphics and a FPS that replaces the shooter with melee. Maybe if i get lucky and win the lotto i will get both! "
  1. You don't know if the final game will have an 8 player cap.
  2. The E insta kill almost never happen to me. It's implemented as an punishment for not watching your back.
  3. People are new and don't know that you shouldent spam E all the time. If you do that  you almost certainly going die.
  4. How do you mean? I have managed to kill people from every faction.
  5. I had the same problem the first matches but you get used to it and now Aliens is my favorite race to play as.
  6. I haven't played as an predator much. But from what I have played it seams like it requires practice before predators get fun.
  7. Will get  fixed in the live version.
 
The problem with the game is that it's very much based on stealth but people don't get it and try to play as if it was the standard FPS they usually  play.
 
And to everyone complaining about graphics. Did you fail to read the message in the beginning about DirectX 10 and 11 not  being implemented yet.

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