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Updates to my PUBG review (featuring PUBG_Caesar Of Roma): how the devs managed to completely mess up the game with the 14 September 2017 update

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Updates to my PUBG review (featuring PUBG_Caesar Of Roma): how the devs managed to completely mess up the game with the 14 September 2017 update

Post by Pedro-NF » 14 Sep 2017, 16:35

http://steamcommunity.com/id/the_sacred ... ded/578080

It's an amazing game with a lot of potential, but I simply cannot recommend it until the publisher stops babysitting streamers and stops banning people who kill or disturb them. I don't watch or follow streamers and can't see the point in doing that instead of actually playing the game. This is a matter of principle - if you're in the game broadcasting your position to the whole world, you should be ready and willing to deal with the consequences of doing that. And while the streamers get pampered, cheating is completely out of control.

What worries me the most is that Brendan Greene (aka PLAYERUNKNOWN) seems to be a fan of Microsoft and their "software as a service" business model, which already spawned abominations like Cancer 10. Thus the lack of plans for Linux and Mac OS X ports and for Vulkan support. I'm pretty sure they have DirectX 12 support planned though and eventually the game might become Cancer 10 only, which would be a real shame.

UPDATE: with the 14 September 2017 update, the devs decided to go all Microsoft and removed some of the players' choices. The Shadows setting is now being ignored, and a high level of shadows is being forced on all players, together with ambient occlusion, bloom and depth of field. All the bugs reported on the game's official forums by people who played to the test servers before the update was deployed on the main servers were solemnly ignored, making me wonder what's the point in having test servers at all.

UPDATE 2: one of their "community managers" posted an "explanation" referring to this topic on reddit instead of on their official forums where the topic was created, so I posted on their official forums that doing that was amateurish of him. A few minutes later, I was summarily banned from their official forums without any previous warning by a moderator going by the nick PUBG_Caesar of Roma. And to think that I've been helping to promote this game on all the [>NF<] Game Servers sites and community channels since it was launched...

So, when you post on the PUBG official forums, be extremely careful not to write anything the hypersensitive, touchy-feely "community managers" and moderators might find even slightly offensive to them, or you will be banned without warning and with no chance to appeal the ban.


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Re: Updates to my PUBG review: how the devs managed to completely mess up the game with the 14 September 2017 update

Post by Pedro-NF » 14 Sep 2017, 22:36

The latest patch on the test server makes me physically sick (PUBG forums)

https://forums.playbattlegrounds.com/to ... ally-sick/
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Re: Updates to my PUBG review: how the devs managed to completely mess up the game with the 14 September 2017 update

Post by Pedro-NF » 18 Sep 2017, 23:42

Please Bluehole: NO FORCED POST-PROCESSING

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Re: Updates to my PUBG review: how the devs managed to completely mess up the game with the 14 September 2017 update

Post by Pedro-NF » 18 Sep 2017, 23:45

WARNING: Bluehole has just edited their previous forum statement regarding editing .ini files

https://forums.playbattlegrounds.com/to ... ini-files/
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