Good question. Lots of people on the servers at once and people are getting assigned would be my guess.
I have something I wanted to add to my piece. First off....add our exchange here and then add this:
I was able to get some good feedback from at least one person who is way ahead of me in this game.
Take this for whatever it's worth but what I'm seeing here definitely jives with what I have been picking up everywhere:
"Just did the Challenge daily. Took 3 hours! It was very intense and yes very bullet-spongy. For the time it took, it would be more efficient to just farm DZ and according to Reddit the Challenge Modes only giving out ilvl 30 High-end whereas you can find 31+ in the DZ.
So honestly I think it's safe to say Challenge Modes are NOT efficient for gear farming, at all. I won't bother doing more without a premade group.
I am at 25 hours total according to UPlay. "
I wrote and asked:
" have about 6 hours into the game and haven't made it into the Dark Zone yet.
As someone who is obviously a bit ahead of me in the game.... what say you about the status of the online and hacking complaints? Is this game headed for disaster or is this recoverable?
What are you all seeing?
Anyone feel free to answer of course. "
" Having a hard time unlocking the weapon/armor bonuses because they require specific health/tech values and I've just been stacking firearms.
Pro-tip on gear: Focus on superior quality (purple). Most of the yellows (high-end) you find will be GARBAGE."
Good tips and then he wrote directly to me:
"I have done precisely zero PvP. Everyone in the DZ has been very cooperative so far. Nobody has fired a single shot at another player, everyone I pass asks me to group up.
So yeah the DZ is not a PVP zone despite how it was marketed. Going Rogue is actually pretty stupid.
As for hacks -- from what I've read, nothing has changed from the beta. Even your ammo is still stored clientside. Just ridiculous, Ubisoft... "
This is more specific and meaningful and he definitely corrobates and confirms tons of feedback I've been cataloging. Thanks Tainted!
Some of the big name streamers had it early and then they just grinded. I'm averaging about a level per hour of gameplay. I'd probably be low 20's had I played this morning but I make up some ground tonight. Not rushing it but I do want to try and hit level 30 before Sunday night.
The gameplay reminds me of Defiance, just with more emphasis on cover and obviously a million times better looking and without all the people running around.
A lot easier than the beta since I've decent weapons the whole time. I've only died once and that was because I rolled back into a corner and couldn't get away from a mission cleaner boss. Died loads in the beta.
Yup, I've died several times but when it's happened it's been fair and made sense. No complaints to speak of.
I'm having fun with it...it's addictive... since I'm a technothriller fan anyways I eat this stuff up. I haven't gone to the Dark Zone yet. I hit safe houses, unlock them, hit the sit rep, hit the map...tons to do.
Have you guys been deconstructing gear or selling it?
I haven't sold anything. I've just been deconstructed. I figure it'll be like Destiny where there isn't much of a need to buy stuff now, since it'll quickly be irrelevant, and that I'd want the parts/materials later in the game.
Favorite weapon types?
I've yet to get a sniper rifle, but right now I'm digging SMG's and LMG's. Had a shotgun that was pretty decent too.
I like Sub Machine Guns a lot. I have one modded right now that I like that has a higher rate of fire and increased stability that does the trick. Only downside is the small clip size, which is why I use it as my secondary. LMGs are cool too though I'm going with a basic AK47 right now due to the additional DPS.
I haven't messed with rifles too much, seem like they'd be fun to play with in a group. Speaking of which,, hit me up whenever you feel like grouping up Patriot.
The map legend has an icon for it calls "main missions." And then a different icon for the "medical main missions," "security main missions," and "tech main missions."
I'd been doing the various wing main missions, but I was assuming there were more "main missions." You do the wing missions to upgrade their wing and progress their story, but I thought there was a larger overarching story that was going to be told in the "main missions."
I didn't realize the "main missions" were over by level 5 and were just tutorial missions (as they're listed as in the mission overview screen). I thought I was missing something. So I see now what everyone meant when they said it had no story.
I'm liking it enough, and there's enough of our group that is playing it and liking it, that I think I'm going to just go ahead and spring for the Gold Edition.
EDIT: Or not, I'll probably just go with the standard and treat this like I did Destiny, picking up DLC as it drops.
Monk, I wonder if we teamed up if we could go separate ways and tackle different side missions if we'd both get XP for all of it. I know it worked that way for patrol missions in Destiny, and when I played the beta with Constant he got XP when I gave a civilian some water even though he wasn't around me when I did it.
And of course if you want, help me knock out a few of the missions. Games like this, Destiny, Diablo, DCUO, and some others, I really just want to hit max level as quick as possible to get into the real meat of the game (the grind for gear) and the harder endgame content.
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2016 14:00:18 GMT -6 by Patriot
Yeah I went with the season pass. I like the game enough and I got a good deal on the game so even with the season pass and the game I only spent $75.
I'm going to hop back on in a bit. I should hit 24 as soon as this next mission is done and then it's on to the next zone. I see a lot of low level players on my friends list playing in the dark zone but I don't really see the point since if you aren't max level then the gear will just become obsolete.
I plan on being on late tonight so I'm sure we can fit in some teaming up.
Yeah I literally went in there for about two minutes only because I kind of stumbled upon it and wanted to see what it looked like.
Looks like we should have a solid group for endgame if Constant picks it up which he says he will.
I've seen me, you, David, Josh, Paul, Glaes, Mike (from Destiny), and my buddy Chris all playing.
I'll be on after Roadblock at some point. I know I'm gonna watch some tv afterwards but I plan on being up pretty late tonight since I start the new job Monday and this is the last day I can stay up super late until next weekend.