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Farq-S last won the day on September 30 2018

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  1. Farq-S

    Interview with Joe Brammer

    just watched Joe's interview. focused on the positives but at least he was open about making the mistake of pushing esports. i'm still hopeful of a successful full release even though the community that followed B44 has moved on.
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    Bulkhead Interactive Update

    the BH update all sounds in keeping with the roadmap they communicated shortly after EA released. but, i agree with some of what Excel said. when BH look back on the development of this game i hope they can see the single biggest mistake they made was the change in focus to Esports. whether this was their intention from the start or not, they captured all the old school gamers and then abandoned them. that one bad decision triggered a series of disasters that all came to a head at EA release which i still do not see BH recovering from but i still have a little hope they do.
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    Vanguard 1944 - New Game

    i don't agree, in Bulkhead's case, that they can be accused of not working hard and squandering KS money. many people may have been unhappy with the way the game turned out but those guys did put their heart and soul and their own money to make Bat44. that said, Bat44 was my first experience funding a KS and i'll never do it again. not because i think Bulkhead were lazy or incompetent but because the KS model is fundamentally flawed and completely broken.
  4. looks good but won't be backing this one on kickstarter...never again!
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    Update on progress please

    The update 2.5 Developer review you linked is actually pretty significant if implemented and goes a long way to debunking my earlier rant which i'm pleased to be proved wrong. sadly, it looks like it's all coming too late to bring B44 back to life but maybe time will prove me wrong again. it doesn't do anything to restore my faith that BH will turn this situation round because i think the future of B44 is now out of their hands unless all the other games like post-scriptum, hell let loose and insurgency sandstorm flop as well. if i hadn't already paid for B44 i wouldn't get it if i had to buy it today purely because of the low player count. what's the point of buying a multiplayer game that nobody is playing? it's the exact same scenario as lawbreakers. good game but failed to gain traction.
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    Update on progress please

    well, judging from the comments in this thread it's pretty clear BH decided some time ago to reduce their efforts in working on B44 in the hope people would just forget about it and move on. if this is the case the reputation of BH and the devs will be forever in the toilet. maybe not within the industry but with the players unless they turn this mess around. BH ignored all the warnings from players early in development and like @Soldat Ryan said there were many people constructively questioning some of their decisions on the forums and in DMs but they chose not to listen. not just to the trollers but they stopped listening to everyone and here we are today. look at this recent tweet. B44 isn't even on the list! https://twitter.com/Brammertron/status/1037371971200344064 B44 failed not because it was a bad game but because BH stopped communicating, in a meaningful way, with its players. BH either ran out of money, lost their way, lost their nerve or all of the above. whatever the reasons its very disappointing to see. i'm not angry or bitter towards BH because, at the end of the day, its just a video game. but what i have learned from this experience is that 99% of devs are full of shit and you shouldn't believe a word they say or give them a penny of your money until they deliver. just like it is in any other walk of life. its as simple as that.
  7. i've really lost touch where things are with B44 mostly due to the shockingly bad, disjointed and inconsistent communication from Bulkhead. there is too much negative and sometimes toxic narrative surrounding the image of this game. how does anyone expect players to come back or attract new players when most people barely even remember this game even exists. and, whatever they do see of this game on reddit, steam etc. is negative, negative, negative. yes its EA and in the testing phase but to get good feedback people need to be playing the game. what happened to the competitive scene which was supposed to pull this game along? the b44.tv website is no more so what's the plan now? Are Bulkhead spinning their wheels letting the game quietly fade away or do they still believe in this game? i honestly can't tell which.
  8. explaining it that way actually makes perfect sense. but, if the plan was in fact that simple why didn't bulkhead just communicate this? it would have gone some way to reducing the gathering negativity surrounding this game. my guess is bulkhead were simply overwhelmed by all the issues on EA release and then were paralysed by both the various development limitations to resolve all the issues and the overall negative feedback on the gameplay which they responded to by retreating from the community which had become toxic to a degree but when they stopped listening to everyone except the "pros" and alienated virtually everyone else. games get only one chance to make a first impression. recent examples being lawbreakers, sea of thieves and state of decay. most players write-off the game and never come back even if the devs eventually fix everything.
  9. that's all good to hear. hopefully, my loss of faith will be short-lived.
  10. i hate to admit it but my faith has gone too. i've tried to be understanding and supportive to bulkhead right from the start but its not possible to feel anything but disappointed when you watch how badly bulkhead have handled the community since the EA release because sections of the community have rightly and wrongly criticized aspects of the game. bulkhead have just run away from everyone.
  11. I just came on the forum to ask the exact same question. how was the update received? did most people like it, hate it or just don't care? judging by the complete lack of activity on the forum and zero twitch streams i'm guessing nobody cares anymore.
  12. my concern at this point is Battalion 1944 has now been overtaken by an avalanche of games and the disappointing thing is Bulkhead knew these games were coming but have been unable to move fast enough to stay ahead of them. Insurgency Sandstorm, BF5, Post Scriptum, Hell Let Loose are all turning the attention of players away from this game because development slowed to a crawl and Bulkhead have scattered what's left of the player base to all corners of the internet by abandoning their own forum which they have always maintained they have not but if the users believe that then perception is reality without evidence to the contrary. i still have every confidence that Bulkhead will fix the game but i fear it's at least 3 months too late to re-establish the games viability.
  13. hope the new update is a success but can't help thinking you've missed a trick here. a tournament has been announced but wouldn't a free weekend to coincide with the update be good publicity?
  14. i've met james tatum (speaker in the vid). he's honest, sincere and cares intensely about his work. and all the other people i've met at bulkhead are no different. people like him are the reason i know that bulkhead would never take the money and run.