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If you think Becky was a whora and deserved it, I won't hold it against you.
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  • October 14
    • Maggotbreath
      Maggotbreath
      I give it 3 days
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      fair
    • GrizzLee
      GrizzLee
      I went, incrementally, from "Never Been Moderated" to Level 4 in under 24 hours. He could go faster if he chooses.
    • Maggotbreath
      Maggotbreath
      Grizz the real MvP!
  • LordMilutin

    Again? :D

    You're becoming Jean even though you won't admit it. :P

    October 13
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      I'm sp much prettier
  • Payneshu

    My fellow heroes, I have met a many great people on the forums that quite frankly I like better than my real life friends. Therefore I am disheartened to see them treated so poorly. Apologists saying "who cares about the license? It doesn't matter!" I say to you it does.

    We have no guarantees in life, however when a company, who has once already neglected a platform, is asking for patience and trust it is our duty, NAY our right to be reassured that patience and trust will be rewarded. The passion that binds us has been abused and twisted.

    October 13
    • Payneshu
      Payneshu
      The head of the company has Jeaned! the trust that we have given and clearly doesn't fully grasp the demographic of this game. If you enjoy the game still or are new then good for you; However be wary about your habits as the player/development team relationship has shifted and we are no longer a priority. Please be kind to each other and any venom that should be spewed should be aimed at [redacted]. To those who have tried to foster a positive bond, Frank, Mentat, Bacon, Wolfie, White Chocolate and the (holder of many restraining orders against Babs) lovely and talented Nikki. I thank you for your efforts and hope that your work continues to represent your passion and pride.

      -WotRick

      p.s. Omega Prestige things should be posted here http://forums.marbelheroesomega.com/ PC folk don't have access to this and won't anytime soon.
    • SouleBreaker
      SouleBreaker
      It's more like the head of the company has Mastermind'd. The creep!
  • Aerax

    You're doing Khonshu's work.

    October 13
  • Raijinmeister

    October 13
    • Gleepworp
      Gleepworp
      Wow, wotrick looks like that bad dude from Highlander, cool.
  • Tzeentch

    It might have been worth it mate!

    October 12
    • Drazhar
      Drazhar
      Well, you're not wrong, but I'll miss Wotrick around the forums... for however long we still have them.
    • Maggotbreath
      Maggotbreath
      The CoK will keep you posted on his thoughts. Trust in the CoK.
  • infinitygirl

    October 11
  • IRogueLegacy

    What happened?

    October 11
  • Maggotbreath

    October 3
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      You sir are an Trash Panda! !!
    • BabylonPaladin
      BabylonPaladin
      I clicked Insightful. Get it? Insightful? I need a beer.
    • PhysiKyle
      PhysiKyle
      Eye don't get it.
    • Raijinmeister
      Raijinmeister
      Can't see your point, Babs.
    • Maggotbreath
      Maggotbreath
      Eye'll teach you the meaning if you promise to be good pupils.
    • BabylonPaladin
      BabylonPaladin
      Quit needling us, Mags. We get the point.
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      I hate you all

      Thereisnothinggoodaboutwhoyouareorwutyoudo.gif
    • Payneshu
      Payneshu
      My eye is itchy.
    • PyroFN
      PyroFN
      @wotrick: Don’t you mean

      ‘EYE hate you all’

      Trash Panda! face.gif
    • Limerx
      Limerx
      Gee... What sharp eyes you have...
  • BabylonPaladin

    :|

    October 1
    • Raijinmeister
      Raijinmeister
      Damn, he is back, no bars and all.
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      Your words are hurtful
    • JzCruzer
      JzCruzer
      daddy wotrick back again in bars?
    • Raijinmeister
      Raijinmeister
      No meant to hurt, but I thought as a true disciple of Khonshu pain you would welcome some pain, I was just stating my surprise.

      Is nice to have you back, trick.
    • Raijinmeister
      Raijinmeister
      "you would welcome some pain". O_o typing and eating can be dangerous.
  • So we were having a talk about PC Marvel Heroes and the "road map" they appear to be following. There was even a prolonged exchange with Asros, so my question to the masses is simple.

    What is the primary motivation behind the PC and incoming changes (again)?

    1. Greed
    2. Health of the game
    3. Incompetence

    Thank you for your input

    September 25
    • Briard
      Briard
      Incompetence exacerbated by greed...result = unhealthy dysfunctional game
    • Payneshu
      Payneshu
      I think they wanted to perform a BUE on the player base. The only way to accomplish that was to drive everyone away and get a new player base.

      The easiest way to accomplish that was to be awful to the PC players and hope a new one, that likes console games, would appear.
    • BabylonPaladin
      BabylonPaladin
      I'm starting to think they view the PC as just an annoying hindrance at this point. They MUST know by now that it's never going to recover but only maintain it out of obligation.
      .
      I may be wrong, but...it kinda shows, doesn't it?
    • Maggotbreath
      Maggotbreath
      Sloth exacerbated by greed exacerbated by incompetence.

      They bit off more than they could chew w/Omega items as originally intended. Rather than let us know there was a design change, they just went "SURPRISE! SET ITEMS!"

      This is further compounded by the tag bloat that consoles got. Didn't they try that in 2014? Didn't is SUCK ARSE then? Well hell, it'd be stupid to actually learn from mistakes, let's go back and make the same ones again!

      Oh well the tags are bloated as fark! Don't worry, we won't let heroes roll tags they can't use. Smart. Good design. WHY DIDN'T YOU APPLY THAT TO THE OMEGA AFFIX AS WELL?

      Tell the people calling the shots to actually play the damn game. This aint Trash Panda! about the devs. I'm positive a lot of them are busting their asses to get SOMETHING out. But Trash Panda! ...the direction this is heading is just one short sighted mistake after another.
    • HiMyNameIsLeo
      HiMyNameIsLeo
      The way that they don't seem to want to spell out exactly what all the coming changes are. The constant reply of 'just wait until the test center is out' so that we can answer the questions for ourselves. Hell the fact that they couldn't even be bothered to post the announcement of the new omega items on the PC forums themselves and a player had to do it for them.

      It all gives the feeling that they just don't care about us PC players. We are an inconvenience. Weeks went on with no dialogue with the community over the year and no effort now to even try to sell us on these new changes.

      So health of the game it definitely is not.
    • DreadMAGUS
      DreadMAGUS
      I think the motivation is "we still have the licence for a bit, so let's milk what we can."
    • SouleBreaker
      SouleBreaker
      I do wonder if it was to get a new player base. But they'll never get people (especially on console) that put up with how they treat their players now.
    • DreadMAGUS
      DreadMAGUS
      ^ truth
    • rbmaia
      rbmaia
      I agree with Dreadmagus here, I think that they stopped caring about veterans as much, and now they're focusing on attracting and retaining new players at least for a while so they can feel motivated to spend money. Story Mode rework, Dynamic level scaling, Difficulty Slider, Gear rework, Talents, Crafting QoL, Infinity System, Artifact "rework"... most of the major changes lately seem to lean towards the average/casual audience, with a notion of streamlined progression. Vets/hardcore players feel abandoned, the game feels stale to most of us as these changes aren't impacting our gameplay much, and the "endgame" additions like Cosmic Artifacts, Omega Gear and Prestige look rushed. The current business practices also seem to reflect this new disposition of the company.
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      While I agree with Maia and Dread, that is not a sustainable way to do business. Focus needs to be to fold, new players and vet retention. They should fundamentally have 2 teams. One that works on refining story and new player experience and one that conceptualizes end game scenarios. Constantly adding new items is not a way to keep players around, the burnout of re-gearing 60+ playables is asinine.
    • rbmaia
      rbmaia
      Don't get me wrong, Trick, I couldn't possibly disagree more with their ways. Until early 2016, this was probably my favorite game of all time. Far from the best, obviously, but still my favorite, especially because I had hope that it would keep evolving. I even bought a better pc so I could play MH on max settings.

      It takes much more than a bunch of questionable decisions and unpopular changes to kill such hope, and I have to admit that I'm not sure if there's anything they can do to rekindle it. What BabyPal said above resonates a lot with me. I supported the game not because I trusted the promises, but I did trust the intent, and this intent clearly has changed, so you gotta have some self respect and just let it go. Being emotionally invested on MH under the current leadership is just toxic.
    • rbmaia
      rbmaia
      As God Emperor Desgraça said:

      "I RATHER DO DRUGS"

      Don't you love the Newest Testament?
    • Neverfate
      Neverfate
      It's a combination of those things. Those things are also very subjective. Greed is... what? At what point is a company trying to make money (which we know the PC was NOT making money) making acceptable or unacceptable choices? Have they really done anything unethical? I refuse to say they're greedy, but I will say the monetization path for these recent systems and announcements are very clear (even if it's just cutting corners or working with a much, much smaller design space than originally planned). They're pretty trashy decisions for pre-exiting players, but the intent is pretty smart and clear. I'm under the belief that rapidly losing PC players and having low retention on console is causing to push for these paths much faster and with abandon.

      Health of the game is also subjective. Before the announcement of this trashy keywords system A LOT of us were set to pretty much tear through Omega with a lot of heroes. Now with all this terrible key worded gear, removal of key items it sets us back. Gaz *believes* that hampering us will keep us in the game longer. MH has ALWAYS had the problem of the higher end, long playing users like myself and other in this thread from tearing through content too fast. They had to move the goal posts (very, very far) to buy time and again, echoing the finical aspects of this whole equation, save on developing for multiple platforms. So we get consoles trash gear because while everything will likely be released on PC first the main financial platform will always be consoles until this game ends or the universe turns upside down and 10s of thousands of users come back to PC (aka - fantasy land. Ain't gonna happen. At best they get back some people who left at BUE time - meaning I get completely trashed over for staying and supporting in that time....)

      Lastly we come to the 3rd part of the puzzle: incompetence. Hindsight is 20/20 and please, no one fool yourselves, this game has been WILDLY mishandled since 2012 in Beta. The sheer fun and excitement of this game EXISTING was the draw, but it never handled well. It was terribly balanced - dash charges should have been here since the beginning now that I see how much they offer in adding some element of mechanical depth to the game. The game itself is horribly optimized. Newer, better looking games run better than this game. It was never going to work on older consoles. It was an unoptimized monster. We had to go through several item overhauls, balance overhauls, stat overhauls, subsystem overhauls. Over and over and each time, looking back, you'd be like "OK, wow yeah why didn't we ever think to do this the easy way?" which is EXACTLY the trashy problem we're running into with "keywords" and Omega items. Because that stuff looks EXACTLY like 2013 launch bs. Bad keywords, swingy RNG items. The community hated it. We streamlined damage types/attack types and had very limited keywords and go uniques to have a set style of building a character as opposed to 50% of play sessions looking at RNG rolls. The game has 60+ heroes. There's not TIME for that now. So yeah, this is exactly where we run into incompetence. So there's your combo.
    • Ryven
      Ryven
      "There was even a prolonged exchange with..."

      Where is this exchange? Everything I have read that fits the description is basically summed up like this:

      * players make suggestions / question dubious design choices
      * dev defends bad ideas by insisting that they are actually good ideas
      * players disagree
      * dev storms out because meanie-heads
    • Ryven
      Ryven
      Also, maia...can I borrow your widest butt plug to prep for jail? Thanks.
    • BabylonPaladin
      BabylonPaladin
      @Ryven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0CLdVlJ4eA
    • rbmaia
      rbmaia
      Oh, I just use this bottle of martini I shoplifted.
    • Wizzer
      Wizzer
      My thoughts are that the game was dying and they needed ways in bringing people back and bringing new players in. All their ideas have failed and so in turn they feel like the PC game has no hope for them. It is a wasted investment and soon all production to the PC game will probably stop and they will just leave the servers on for a little longer.
    • DreadMAGUS
      DreadMAGUS
      Well boo-hoo. Crapping on those who helped keep you afloat is not good business. This WILL come back to haunt them at some point.
    • anotherdoombot
      anotherdoombot
      yes do drugs. here's my ballad for it

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMs6eI1VRBQ
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      @ Ry it was a twiiter exchange between Asros and Trucktub. Truck and I were discussing it on CoK discord.
    • DrDuval
      DrDuval
      Incompetence. 100%.

      If they were competent, the game would be flourishing.

      (With this I mean the boss people, not the worker bees).
    • DrDuval
      DrDuval
      Well with the exception for some devs like asros who seems to have a foot in mouth condition.
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      ^BOOM!! Gauntlet thrown
    • Raijinmeister
      Raijinmeister
      I'm with Dr.Duval.

      They are incompetent to a degree I hardly have seen before.

      How at the height of MARVEL hype with movies and all the changes on comics they made this promising game into this mess?

      No immediate competitors in the same genre, some(back then) of the best people to design an ARPG and they let that people left the boat and replaced with some that seem committed to letting it sink.

      And these last changes to me is the nail in this coffin.
  • trogeta

    What is up with your sig bro? its kinda creepy.

    September 9
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      Kinda?
    • trogeta
      trogeta
      no not really, its very creepy
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      There you go
    • Trucktub
      Trucktub
      Man, I just wanted to play afucking game
  • rbmaia

    I love how you're always keeping it upbeat

    September 22
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      IT's how I do
  • sheffield

    Tell me more. I hear Gaz has an amazing coffee setup going.<

    GURL, no you did not. I'm flatlining.

    September 22
  • PhysiKyle

    Your wig now belongs to Khonshu.

    September 11
  • Trucktub

    HEY BUTTHEAD WHAT'S THE CHURCHES DISCORD? I didn't even know we had one!

    September 10
  • Maggotbreath

    August 29
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      That fawker taunts me daily
  • rbmaia

    Act your age.

    August 24
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      youcan'tmakeme.gif
    • rbmaia
      rbmaia
      No, but I can judge you, and I will.
    • PyroFN
      PyroFN
      ^^^^Mot bey different from your normal activity.
    • PyroFN
      PyroFN
      *Not very

      DO YOUR JOB AUTO-CORRECT!!!
    • rbmaia
      rbmaia
      What did I say? I don't need to lift a finger, life itself plots against you.
    • wotrick
      wotrick
      HA! I don't mind your judgment
    • PyroFN
      PyroFN
      @Maia: Which makes all the shade you dump redundant and purposeless.

      @wotrick: No one does.
    • rbmaia
      rbmaia
      Excessive, maybe, but never purposeless.