So am I just a dinosaur, or doesn’t anyone else want to play Pandora against people they actually know? Or is this what people expect from games these days?
Thanks 4xel for the advice — so what you’re saying is, you can intentionally fix matches by logging on at the same time in low traffic time with similar stats etc. to get an artificially higher score in ranking ---- But you can’t intentionally have a balanced, competitive match against friends?
I’m being facetious of course, but I just can’t believe this is what the online gaming scene has become.
In the old days, I had friends over to play LAN games and it was super fun, super social etc.
10 years ago, you could play online games against real humans and chat with them as you play etc.
Flash forward. Now you’re communication is limited to like 5 things you’re Hero says (because online ppl are mean and we don’t want to hurt ppl’s feelings) and you literally CAN’T play against your friends in the most interesting game mode. So now your opponents now are basically smarter NPCs and you lose the whole social aspect of playing strategy against your friends. I don’t know if I’m just being cynical, but when I ask myself why this is the case, I wonder if it’s because the company makes more money if ppl are sucked into a competitive, impersonal tournament ranking system?
C’mon Faeria, - you’re not going to suck me into paying real money to maintain my ranking - but I will pay real money to actually play your game how it should be able to be played if I have to!
What do you guys think?