Does anybody still play this?
While I respect your opinion, I disagree. Just a few hours ago I participated in one of the best battles I played in the game. It wasn't captivating because I was mowing down enemies with a SMG, or because there were large explosions pumping adrenaline in my system. It was captivating because after fighting so hard for so long it finally paid off, even if it was just for a single battle. I don't believe a big-name publisher can offer an experience like that, they need to draw in players with flashy visuals and more accessible gameplay in order to maximize profits, and because of that pressure for profits I feel those moments of bliss that come after battling through frustrations and disappointments will be lessened, replaced with cheaper instant gratifications. I 100% agree that this game needs more exposure, polish and funding, but I can't say I want it at the expense of the game's soul.
I played an absolute ton of this years ago, I really loved the tank combat and seem to remember actually being really good at it. One of the few online competitive games I actually ever got really good at.
Second I posted this I had a great memory of when my 'guild' decided to invade England, it took us hours and hours by boat to get everyone over there to try and capture a point but the main game map signalled we were there and people started spawning in to fight us and we had to split up and just hide out in this forest, it was great nights worth of playing, super tense.
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