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  1. 5 points
    As I first heard about Battalion 1944 I was hyped. I haven`t played much different Online-Shooters since Call of Duty 2. Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Insurgency, CS:GO.. I had fun with them but nothing could bring back the excitement of the past days. My expectations for this game were high. In the Kickstarter campaign they even showed Call of Duty 2! This could only get good, right? The time passed and I sometimes engaged in the conversation around this game and shared my ideas. First doubts about this game came up when Brammertron talked in an interview about the weapon recoil. That players could easily adapt to the recoil of the weapons and that they want to focus more on the movement. A game that should bring back the mechanics of the oldschool games without much recoil? After all the first Call of duty was known for much recoil especially the BAR. As I had the first oppurtunity to play this game myself when it released into Early Access I began to see the problems of this game. The game was not what I expected. I played bad, but didn't have fun. I played good, but didn`t have fun either. The guns felt mostly the same and not satisfiying. Because of the fast gameplay there were no evolving cool gunfights. To be honest it remembered me more of the new Call of Dutys than the old ones. I can live with crashes, bugs and delayed updates but why should I play a game that I simply do not enjoy? Discussions began and many players had the view that Battalion needs big changes on the core mechanics. Often discussed was the "time to kill" but I never saw a statement from the developers about it. Also the full time community manager is rarely seen replying to people. Even if some guys are assholes and shout their same phrases "dead game" etc. it wouldn`t hurt to show more presence. In the big announced march update they said there wil be changes to the gameplay but only a small nerf to the smgs was made. Critics were called "braindead". It doesn`t matter if they critism was justified or not. It just isnt professional for an developer to do that. The maps indeed got better but the core mechanics of this game were still nearly untouched. What I want to say is, Haters don`t just appear out of nowhere. They have a reason to hate the game and they are sometimes not that wrong but they voice their opionion in the wrong way. Bulkhead Interactive gave them enough reasons to be mad. First off Bulkhead Interactive built up a massive hype around the game that they simply couldn`t fulfill. If you are dissappointed you sometimes get angry. In their kickstarter campaign they seem to have not clarified enough that Battalion is NOT an shooter that aims for realism. And you can easily find more. Both sides are to blame. Even my hopes for this game are almost gone. It is not the game I had hoped for. I even reinstalled Call of Duty 2 to see if maybe I was wrong and I simply didn`t enjoy this type of game anymore. But no, I still have a lot of fun with this game. I only miss the sprint in this game. I got so used to it. It maybe was too optimistic to await that a small team of developers could make an game that is as good as Call of Duty 2. I mean Call of Duty 2 was made by maybe the most expierenced developers of that time. But on the other hand I could also be evil and say that the developers can`t even optimize the game that they made. I have 50 FPS or less when playing this game while I have in Battlefield 1 in Full-HD more FPS.. Which is also true. I am not even angry or something, just dissapointed. If only the developers could state if they are going with this super fast gameplay or if they are ready to make drastic changes for the core mechanics. If they want to keep the super fast gameplay without recoil and fast time to till they should just say it and I could find my peace with this game and move on. But if they say they I will make bigger changes to the gameplay I will stick around and atleast try it.
  2. 4 points
    This. ^ Well, then you know me too. And you know that I never ever hated Battalion during Alpha / cbt stage. Nah. This might be applied for development of the game. Game is actually dead when there is no one left to play with. Reason one is true. Reason two is a complete bs, sorry to say that. Have you ever tried to look for example for hate on PUBG? And I don't mean now. No. Since the first CBT. This game had (still has) crazy amount of issues. A lot of people could not even play or run this game properly. There was (and still is) a massive shitstorm about that. Hell, it even has the same steam rating like Battalion. Or ever heard of H1z1 King of the Kill before PUBG happened? You could seriously write a book for the amount of game breaking issues it had. Yet, a lof of people played it and even much more players are playing PUBG atm. Despite all those problems. It's never only about issues. If the game has a fun concept that makes players want to come back and play more, they can endure a lot of crap. But that's not the case for Battalion. And sure, part of that problem is rushing EA release, that was a huge mistake. But that's not the only reason. For example, since the start of the development, they don't seem to care about casual players very much. There is very little effort to create some fun enviroment for them (there was none around alpha/cbt stage). They are also very passive atm, they stopped responding even to constructive criticism and all they seem to care about right now are lans/tournaments. Which is funny considering how unfinished their game is atm. This might be partially true for the first day of EA release, but in general it's far from true. I already reacted on this topic here: Now I am talking only for myself but this "strafe jumping issue" to me is because it's used so extremely much. I love CoD4 Promod with all my heart, it's still the best fps game (mode) I've ever played but strafe jumping here was never so extreme. Not on any skill level. And I honestly feel, this is one of the things that is killing the game atm. I also don't see a reason why anybody should not be able to turn off strafe jumping on his own server if he doesn't like it. Sure, it would require some work, but there are clearly a lot of players that are interested in that. I don't mean to be harsh but I would advise you to read / watch their kickstarter page and then come back to your comment. While I knew what Battalion is really supposed to be back in time, I don't think it's completely fair for those who supported this project based on their kickstarter campaign. I wrote my insight on that here: I refuse to believe that there are only two groups "like-minded players" and "haters". There are also players that do care, put a lof of hope into Battalion and have some serious concerns about the future of this game and want their voices to be heard and responded to. Because you know ... criticism is kinda important thing for any development / project / product / etc. It's completely natural thing in any segment and it's important for it's future development, so it should never be completely ignored. Sure, some people take it way too far. Some are pure toxic and doesn't really provide any meaningful insight, but that doesn't make it right to ignore other people.
  3. 4 points
    I agree, the game has a peak player count of 470 last 24 hours and Joe Brammer hasn't been on these forums in like 12 days. Not only is the game dying a death but the forums are as well. GG Bulkhead, nice way to thank the people who funded your little project
  4. 3 points
    Almost 80 years old and looking 4 a clan that plays as a team..I have many years experience with FPS games too many to list here, also I have many communication programs to chat. What the hell maybe someone out there might add me to their team (clan). Thank you
  5. 3 points
    I think the main problem with Battalion's graphics is not that it doesn't look photorealistic or anything, in my opinion the main problem is that it doesn't look visually appealing like games such as OW or even old CoDs do. It doesn't have anything to do with how the game plays but it's certantly a bummer that a game made in 2017/2018 with UE4 looks worse than old CoDs or ,to make another more approriate example, worse than Black Squad, a free to play game made with UE3. It's not a big problem for me, since I don't care about graphics, but it kinda makes me question the devs skill, maybe they were not able to make it look good and run well at the same time, who knows?
  6. 3 points
    you miss its fun to play. battalion i play because i want a oldskool fps shooter like cod 1 / uo sorta cod 2 but battalion isnt like them.its too rough people are toxic it isnt as fun. you know when you go into a interview for a job or xfactor what do you have to do ? its simple you have to give your best dazzle show what you have got. battalion is like someone who is a not bad singer but looks like a boz eyed kid. hes never going to win but he can sing the odd song . thats it in a nutshell. ironsight is a better game just in beta. in every way. for free. how can a game like battalion which doesnt really know what it wants itself compete. it cant. doesnt matte how many lans or whatever. the only way this game works is one. someone else grab it do whats needed immediatly and get people playing. that simple. before you say i dont know nothing i have played all the games. i have played to highest fps standard my friends make the games you rave about.manage the teams you watch in esports finals. this game wont succeed without serious change.
  7. 3 points
    Just seems now like a simple sales pitch knowing what PC gamers wanted or needed but delivered something else after getting the funding. It's hard to like someone when what they offer is nothing like what you actually get. Had great hopes for this game but feel let down.... oh well, i will be looking forward to the other new releases.
  8. 3 points
    Just my thoughts but It feels like the devs had or played with a set amount of teams that already existed who played this type of game like cod promod and decided to make a game to replace it and used the cod hype to finace it, because the devs started tournaments almost stright away even though the game to many players had huge problems and even after a huge amount of negative feed back the devs seem very resolute in keeping the core game play regaurdless of other players opinions All in all i feels like they made themselves and friends a game to play and dont really give a dam about anyone else's feedback at all. and while most of the devs spend a lot of time at these tournaments some who have bought the game cannot even get the game to play, and these forums are full of past players that dont even bother posting anymore So where does the game go from here ? the update did not bring any more players back, the devs dont post here and the player base is dropping by the week,in fact this topic is just about the only topic that is somthing like active
  9. 3 points
    I don't think all dev's fly off to different lans, but eSports seems to be their priority number one from the start. That's probably the biggest mistake they made.
  10. 2 points
    Hi guys, As i wrote in title. I hope to add kill cam, without added the informaiton of killer. and thanks
  11. 2 points
    any kind of shooting while in the air is forbidden here. this comunity thinks you should lean peak a corner that they are holding with a sniper so they can kill you easily lol 😁 oh and its not bunny hopping its strafe jumping 😊 bunny hopping isnt possible on this game, bunny hopping is what you do on cs where you jump as you are landing to increase momentum... i know what you mean though but just to help save the confusion with other people 😊
  12. 2 points
    If that was the case they could afford to employ more or better coders and a post you made not so long ago you stated they put the game out for early release because they had less than 2k in the bank but now they have millions to spend. Nice to see Bulkhead have you doing their accounts for them, can you please funnel more cash in to fixing the game please Sorry but i haven't downvoted you, i think i was the only one upvoting you at one stage.
  13. 2 points
    its you like good example that why developer has not improve the game. Oh well its good enough lets see how much money we can get from the fans..... This is the reason why COD release every year and its ppl like you can't take criticsm.
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    if the developers made it look like far cry 5 then the "pros" will find a way to make it look crappy by tuning off all the graphical effects to squeeze an extra fps anyway
  16. 2 points
    Just took my server offline No point without browser access If this didn't require immediate measures to fix the Devs are on the wrong boat THERE update screwed it so should have been made a priority but obviously the care factor is 0 unless it is an eSport event
  17. 2 points
    Hi, Just a quick question. Is anyone here a higher rank than Silver 5? I get to silver 5, then I lose 1 game and drop to silver 4, then I need to win 20 games in a row for silver 5 again.
  18. 2 points
    Stopped playing before update and not even tryed the new update these reasons stop me from playing jumping+ staffing huge distances over roads and such shooting lazor guided rifles while jumping and no stumble when landing the time stamp lag between been shot and seeing a player poor map layouts I give the game a chance (41h mainly with friends but none of them play now) all these reasons are game breakers for me and others , it just dont feel right and not to mention the attitude of devs stinks a little
  19. 2 points
    I quit playing when we got the huge disappointing update 8th March. Think i played twice (two maps last time was 17th March) since just to see if i felt any different about the game but no, just doesn't feel right. Also turned off all my Battalion servers.
  20. 2 points
    I am not playing anymore because out of 15 people in my clan that bought the game (of whom none is a casual gamer), nobody plays the game any more because they don't like it.
  21. 2 points
    I honestly don't know why people are saying Battalion is like cod4? I played CoD4 for 11 years and i don't see the connection sorry, unless people connect the two because of the strafe jumping. CoD4 was an awesome game. Who is going to take the time to mod a game for no players and for what year. It's also disappointing to think you consider the other 16k of players who do not currently play Battalion 1944 to not be in the decent player category LOL
  22. 2 points
    Yeah and when they release a game that no one wants to play anymore, they can start working on sequel "Battalion Jumping Warfare".
  23. 2 points
    Yeah, same here but didn't backed DoW, but anyways, i have totally to agree! I'm pretty pissed seeing this game dying so fast (guys don't try to correct me, it's me sight on it) I'll spent a pretty good amount of money, well i did't even have over 50h in this game AND more sadly, i don't have any plans of starting it in the near future... It looked so more promising in the videos and it's just Bunny/strafejump quickscope one-click simulator There are NO REAL fights like back in moh:aa or early cod days, it's just not there! First to shot, first to kill... simple as that
  24. 2 points
    If you subscribed to the Kickstarter, you won't get money back. That is the gamble of being a Kickstarter backer. You might get a product, you might not, it might be what you hoped for, it might not. Unfortunately for me, my first foray into the world of Kickstarter crowdfunding, was both for Battalion and also Days of War. It's taught me a harsh lesson of not to part with my cash, so easily especially as via Kickstarter I've paid out so much more for this game, than it will ever be sold for via Steam
  25. 2 points
    Sadly I don't really see Battalion going anywhere or becoming anywhere close to a 'mainstream' title. When it comes out fully in 2019 I imagine there will be a boost in player numbers but only slightly (perhaps a maximum 24 hour peak of 1500-2000). There are too many issues overall and the game in general feels underwhelming and, frankly, generic. The style of gameplay is great and the card system is an interesting take on having an in-game economy but the gameplay itself feels sluggish and clunky. Overall there is just something (quite major) missing from Battalion - I have no real desire to play everyday and when I do I only play a few matches before losing interest. This doesn't really happen to me when I play other FPS games.