I’m sensing sarcasm. Are you always this obnoxious to people who make valid criticisms of the game? Why are you continually spamming the thread with reddit links?
If this were true you wouldn't have different banning tendencies in different league. NA leagues for instance ban different operators compared to EU leagues at the same level even on the same map. Simply due to different metas. The whole point of Siege is characters are balanced out by making them powerful in a specific areas, attackers always have the better weapons but the defenders have the safety of being able to freelyI'm going to have to disagree with the positivity on the reddit community and elsewhere regards the Road to Six Invitational Playlist and Challenges.
1. Pick and Ban
Pick and Ban only exists as a contingency because operators are unbalanced or broken.
We shouldn't need to create new meta options by, for instance, banning hard-breachers, shields or roamers. That's not what the game is about.
The Pick and Ban phase causes a minute delay getting into the actual game. I hate it and I don't want it, I want balanced operators and if there are issues, more game mode options, for example, a mode with just the launch operators.
Games like COD and Fortnite reward players with a steady stream of easy-to-obtain unlocks. Ubi are offering a free loot pack out of a set of 20+ for anyone who completes timed weekend challenges. The first one is to destroy 30x attacker drones as a defender. So you can only grind towards this goal 50% of the time, and you're competing with your fellow defenders for a max of 10 drones per round. The new playlist is structured so you play 3x attack rounds, then 3x defense rounds (or vice versa). I prefer the old alternating structure. But anyways, this means that if you're on Attack you don't get to work towards the challenge for 3x rounds, or 10-15 minutes. In an hour, I played a grand total of 3 defense rounds and snagged 5x drone kills. So, to earn enough for a loot pack I'd need to play for 6 hours. Now I might luck out and start on defense first some matches, but... this is not scratching my brain's reward centre in the same way COD and Fortnite are, it's basically telling me I don't play enough Siege for Ubisoft to consider giving me a pack. It's stingy and manipulative.
3. Loot Packs are back.
Enough with these packs Ubi. Enough.
4. Bugs & Y4
There are some major bugs in the game right now and engagement from the devs about the game's future is at a bare minimum They seem pretty complacent about the direction of content updates and the MTX model.
As someone who played the game since day one, this mode embodies everything I hate about the direction of a game I'm playing less and less, because they're now clearly targetting a different demographic of players. I haven't bought the Y4 pass, and probably just need to accept this game has changed and found a bigger audience, but it's ran out of steam for me.
I take on board your comments about mtx, I just think they're being stingy, but I could live with it if there weren't other problems. They're getting money from season passes and paid cosmetics. They don't NEED loot boxes as well. Other games provide content updates without timed blind boxes. It's exploitative, but if you think "the devs need more money" explains it, then that's fine. I think it's gullible, but I'm a cynic.If this were true you wouldn't have different banning tendencies in different league. NA leagues for instance ban different operators compared to EU leagues at the same level even on the same map. Simply due to different metas. The whole point of Siege is characters are balanced out by making them powerful in a specific areas, attackers always have the better weapons but the defenders have the safety of being able to freely
With that said there are actual problems with the game, which you didn't mention. One of which is that the game relies on aim skill now far more than strats. If two teams of the same level (but different strengths and weaknesses) compete against each other where one of them is better at aiming and the other one better at strats the one with better aim will almost always win. That proves that in this game aim paramounts tactics today and that's not very good. It should be atleast even but due to the way some things work like crouch and lean spam, mixed with peeking spam it becomes quite ridiculous especially on PC.
No sarcasm here i was being sincere.
Guess Outbreak as an experiment is thoroughly dead and buried?...in the past, according to two people familiar with the publisher, Ubisoft has greenlit and then cancelled a Rainbow Six spin-off in which you’d fight zombies and/or aliens. So this won’t be the first time the company has used Rainbow Six’s game engine for science fiction...
Came to say this. They’re doing just like what 343 did with Halo 5. All packs money goes to the big tournament prize pool
I assumed Outbreak was the product of all the unused assets created for the cancelled spinoff. Repackage it and give it to the community for free.
The "Up to 2 mil" Is irrelevant - the amount OVER 2 mil is still going to the pro league, they're just trying to make it so that it's not feast or famine where only one tourney has all this support. Yes, 30% is not 50 or 100%, I know I pulled 50% out of my ass earlier because I couldn't be assed to look it up, my bad, but the point remains.
The thing about this cam is it doesn't show you the bottom of the stairs or the plant spot behind the laundry. I mean it could work but you don't have the information to use the C4 or gas canister then from supply. Granted this information is for bomb but still.
I actually read it as the extra money goes to ANY Ubisoft competitive game, not specifically earmarked for Siege. Not sure what that would be, maybe For Honor is bigger than I think.The "Up to 2 mil" Is irrelevant - the amount OVER 2 mil is still going to the pro league, they're just trying to make it so that it's not feast or famine where only one tourney has all this support. Yes, 30% is not 50 or 100%, I know I pulled 50% out of my ass earlier because I couldn't be assed to look it up, my bad, but the point remains.
Yeah it’s uselessThe thing about this cam is it doesn't show you the bottom of the stairs or the plant spot behind the laundry. I mean it could work but you don't have the information to use the C4 or gas canister then from supply. Granted this information is for bomb but still.
Yeah I really hate that they've gone this way. Especially being one of the early defenders of Siege and it's monetization back when it released and there was a bunch of FUD being spread about it.I really, really hate the way they do these cosmetics behind packs that are only available with real money. I get that they want to make money and that it's a business, but I'm not spending $60 per event for some cosmetics. There are several operators that have no skins that I like/want available via renown and it's like a one-two punch to have new skins that I actually like and would love to buy with renown, but locked behind a paywall.
Between that and some other bullshit that I don't like with this game, I'm not spending money on it ever again... unless they actually make some good changes. But when a game is turned into a money-printing machine, that's when I stop.
Yeah, I agree. Some of my favorite ops only have a couple of uniforms/headgear and they're mostly palette swaps that I don't even want. Yet, occasionally, I see skins that I would love to have. I get that some of them are past events and that's fine, but at least have some options for people who haven't played consistently for all three/four years and available for renown. I have 200K renown and there's very little I have to spend it on.I am kinda fine with it when they do it once a year for a special event. What I'm not fine with is:
1) It's a blind box, I just wanna spend money on costumes and not gun skins/charms
2) That the costumes that you can buy with ingame money are usually just palette swaps whereas these costumes are actual clothing changes. We need more proper costumes that we can buy for renown.