Pre-Day 1 DLC has arrived...

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Irwin John Finster, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    Perhaps someone here that plays ARK: Survival Evolved can shed some light on this. Ark, a game that is still in Early Access Alpha (and has been for a very long time) has now released paid DLC.

    We have now arrived in the era of pre-Day 1 DLC. Welcome everyone.

    Does anyone here play this game and if so, what is the current state of the game and what is the deal with this DLC?

    I find these permanently-Early Access Alpha games to be ridiculous. I've been waiting to hear about Day-Z getting released only to find out it's essentially abandoned.
     
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  2. Proximo

    Proximo Bethesda got it right

    21
    Apr 3, 2016
    I haven't played it but I've heard it's poorly optimised. Whatever you do, don't go to the game's steam community hub. The droves who have turned up to defend this steaming, anti-consumer pile will blow your mind. And I mean literally.

    It just amazes me how the gaming industry gets simultaneously worse and more popular.
     
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  3. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    That's due to exploitation of the fanbase. Companies have worked out that their fans will defend anything, and so take advantage of them.
    This also comes from streamlining modern games to increase sales.
     
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  4. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    Most people who play these games seem to do it only to dick around with their friends and troll other players. I doubt they care that much about the finished status of the game, or the gaming industry in general.
     
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  5. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    Yea No Man's Sky was the latest, biggest example of that. You couldn't even report about game delays without receiving serious threats. Why even bother with marketing when kids on redit or fanboy forums will do it for free?

    I've noticed these permanently-Early Access Alpha games have a nomadic fanbase that just moves from one Early Access survival game to the next without ever actually receiving a finished game. It's really odd.

    The reviews for DayZ and ARK recently says it all - the games are either abandoned entirely or the developers see the money coming in and decide to do a bunch of crap that doesn't involve making a finished, solid, stable game. DayZ should have been a finished release a while ago, and Ark should at least be close by now. People have like 2000 hours in Ark so it must be good in some way, but there's no way I'm buying Early Access Alphas that are releasing pre-day 1 DLCs. Finish the game first mate!
     
  6. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    So then.... Why don't they just play minecraft?
     
  7. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    Maybe they're always looking for the next big title, just like how dedicated MMO players always try out the newest MMO in hopes it'll be the sacing grace of the genre.

    Besides, Minecraft is a different type of game as far as I know.
     
  8. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    I just thought that was what minecraft was for... :shrug:
     
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  9. I eat supermutants

    I eat supermutants I'm your friend, Jesus.

    117
    Nov 30, 2013
    @Irwin John Finster From what I have gathered, as a former player I do still follow the game somewhat. There was a $40 million lawsuit on the company itself and they produced the dlc to recoop those losses. I personally still think it is a horseshit move on their part. I still need to cite sources on that but that is the mermuring I've heard. As for the state of the game it sounds like they are far from in terms of the amount of dinos they want to include and the new map was orginally planned as a biome for the original map. Such a shame. Since I was a kid I wanted a dino for a pet and this was my chance virtually but these types of games havr fan bases that get incredibly toxic insanely fast.
     
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  10. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    The only game like this i've touched was Nether and i regret it.. I will try escape from Tarkov when it is released but that's not even 100% certain yet.

    Dat-Z did get a quite big uppdate recently? I think Summit1g was playing it like a month ago.
     
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  11. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Jul 14, 2016
    I liked the look of day-z but so glad i din't buy it. But yeah its the system maes them lazy they have all the money already so there not fussed. Why people say good to support the developers i never know when they don't give you a finished game
     
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  12. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    Me too. DayZ had a lot of promise. Early Access has gotten really stupid.

    Also I just realized, Pre-Day 1 DLC technically arrived with the latest Hitman game. They sold that game in installments lol. And of course it was published by Square Enix just like the new Deus Ex with its microtransactions.
     
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  13. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Is the new hitman game any good? Been a fan since silent assassin I'd hate to see another franchise go down the tubes.
     
  14. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    The steam reviews are saying that if you bought the game piece by piece with Square Enix's stupid macrotransaction scheme or whatever then they can't access the bonus content they are supposed to have.

    In other words people who bought the game despite Square Enix's ridiculous pricing scheme are getting screwed even more. I refuse to play the game just like I probably will ignore Deus Ex Mankind Divided until it's the same price as one of their stupid singleplayer microtransactions.
     
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  15. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    839
    Jul 14, 2016
    It as absolutely gone down the fucking shitter I think they should be banned ect people should boycott. There are literally getting away with being so dodgy they really should get punished for that kind of bullshit. Metal gear has gone down the shitter to with metal gear cancer