Getting pretty sick of the shortsighted greed of game developers. Tried Planetside 2 again after a short absence and it's just hilarious how fucking greedy the owners are. They let players with > 200ms ping play a small tick shooter, and they have massaged the client to the degree that it makes it look to the uneducated that you got outplayed and not that the Chinese kid saw you a full second before he appeared on your screen. Back in the day lag was apparent, people would jump around/teleport etc. Now with greedy game devs like DBG, they smooth out the experience and foster an environment of complete inequity.
Not to mention they let idiots who have no business in the game manipulate and spy on the players.
So I uninstalled. I mean, the ping stuff was bad. But I was willing to give my favorite game some more time. I would adapt, I thought. So I went to the front of the battle and jumped in an AA tower.
So apparently, AA guns can't shoot down fighters at short range any more. So they are free to strafe at will. A small troop transport/forward ground assault aircraft called a Valkyrie is pretty cheap to spawn, but yet they are so tough, a guy LANDED HIS VALK on the top of the air platform less than 2 meters from the AA gun, jumped out, and repaired it faster than I could kill it.
They don't care about a balanced or reasonable play experience, they are at a race to the bottom, courting high ping players who can't afford to buy a game, so maybe they can get some microtransactions.
Now lets go to a paid AAA title. PUBG. I know the game is full of hackers and laggers, and I haven't gotten my Chicken Dinner yet. But when I went to play, "Servers too busy". This is a game that I spent like $40 on and 5 hours in I decided it wasn't a fair experience, that it had problems with aimbots and laggers. But you can't get a refund if you play for more than 30 minutes.
30 minutes isn't even enough to play a match.
I'm so sick of greedy, shortsighted fucking idiots. There doesn't seem to be much fair play to be found any more. And that is a pretty solid metaphor.
Voat, are there any games you can recommend that are really well balanced? I would even be willing to buy Counterstrike or some such game. My humble requirements are:
- No pay to win
- No lag wizards
- Good anti-cheat
- Strategic AND Tactical layers
Bonuses would be:
- Good squad play
- Lots of different playstyles
I like Dota 2, RTS games, FPS games, and open world games. But I like competing with other humans mainly. Thanks!