I found out why we got no killstreaks

Discussion in 'Transformers Video Game Discussion' started by Shizuka, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    An e-mail from HMS to a fan.

    "Regarding Killstreaks, we had them in for a while during our dev of the game, we took them out for balance reasons. Let me explain, every game has a very unique MP pace and with all the changes from WFC, what we were seeing was runaway gamers, specifically due to killstreaks. By removing them, they game was more competitive. Along a similar vein we removed double jump, many gamers initial reaction were negative until the played it for a bit and realized that the streamlined approach actually made it better. remember this isn't WFC2 this is FOC."
     
  2. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    I love that.
     
  3. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Well, at least Highmoon is aware of the problems that occur because of killstreaks.

    If only certain others would realize it too...
     
  4. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I say this so many times when browsing Gamefaqs and people slam this game for "dumbing" FOC down. This isn't a sequel it's a "spiritual successor".
     
  5. Sideswipe80

    Sideswipe80 Well-Known Member

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    This is old news Caldo posted this awhile ago.
     
  6. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    weird-i thought i had a killstreak during the demo.
     
  7. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

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    I found that out ages ago.
     
  8. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    They mean killstreak rewards.
     
  9. Josh

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    a few of the things that used to be killstreaks in WFC are now pick-ups scattered about the map

    i really dont see the big deal

    [same with double jump. it was bad not having it in DOTM but theyve remedied that problem in FOC by making them jump a bit higher. I really dont miss it. The only thing i DO miss is barrel rolls for jets]
     
  10. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Well if some of you guys know this then why are you here saying that you do? I didn't know this and maybe some others don't either. It's not like I've seen a thread made for the sole reason as to tell me why there weren't any rewards before.

    So I made this one just to be a messenger.
     
  11. Duwian

    Duwian Wants FoC EVERYTHING

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    Too bad. I would have dropped a MOAB in the demo... Just kidding.
     
  12. The Constructicon

    The Constructicon Yeah, I turn into a leg.

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    Old news, I wish they would have made an effort to balance them instead of just gutting them entirely. Seems like that was their answer for a lot of problems. If it was too hard to balance, they ripped it out entirely.
     
  13. itMFtis

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    This was one omission I actually agree with them on. Killstreaks, in my eyes, is just giving good players an even greater advantage over new/bad players, which leads to some pretty miserable experiences.
     
  14. Star Streaker

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    This. A thousand times this.
     
  15. Squints

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    The thing about killstreaks is, they're inherently imbalanced. By rewarding players who are doing well by allowing them to perform even better, they're creating an unstable equilibrium. Some games have mechanics that allow them to withstand an unstable equilibrium, and some even make use of it to move a game out of what would otherwise be constant stalemates. But putting a system that enforces an unstable equilibrium into a game that can't support it/doesn't need it is just bad design.
     
  16. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    I'm still a bit sore about the lack of a double jump. At least on Array it feels like there are a few spots that would be accessible, such as a few boxes near B, and right under C. Why put such a tease there if you can't actually use those boxes as access points?

    Double jump was good for tactical and strategic mobility, and even though every class has a dash, I'm still saddened by the lack of a double jump.
     

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