Battlegrounds - Another Battle Royale game


#819

I don’t think MMOs have anywhere near the response time of a shooter, nor do they need it.

Geez that doesn’t sound fun. The only problems I have had is in the start of a round, which is more understandable as there’s 100 headless chickens running around. It’s a feature of these royale netcodes that their performance improves as the players left declines. When it’s 40 or less remaining it should be consistently good from then till the end.

Anyway, for other reasons I play this game occasionally but not all the time. Maybe scaling back the amount you play instead of dropping it entirely will bring the fun back?


#820

#821

This is gold


#822

That was great, and now I know everything I need to regarding battle royal.


#823

Haha the salty kid at the end is great.


#824

The new map feels like what PUBG should have been from the start. The matches are brisk without feeling rushed. I’m never bored, but you still get a couple minutes of downtime after most of the fights.

I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my time afterwards either. Much better joy per hour.


#825

It’s the smaller map, right? Which was a direct reaction to fortnite. Are vehicles still meaningful? How much smaller is it?


#826

It’s half the size, so 4km by 4km. That’s still pretty big, as a lot of the other maps didn’t really get used. Vehicles are different, but still potent and strong, there is a lot of cover and hills. It is honestly a great map. The loot spawns are higher, things just feel faster paced.


#827

To be pedantic, the new map’s 4km x4km is a quarter the area of the previous maps (8km x 8km).


#828

1,105 hours. Is there a support group I can join? LOL. The new map is very different than the other two. A. It’s much smaller, but B. There’s so much cover! There’s somewhere to hide almost everywhere so you have to be super careful. For someone like me for likes to sneak around it great. I could see it annoying other people.

FYI if you are ever bored I highly recommend doing solo squads on AS. They are so so bad that it’s just so entertaining. I picked off an entire squad one by one over 10 minutes. Kill one and run off and hide. Come back SINCE THEY NEVER SEEM TO MOVE and pick off another. Rinse and repeat. Seriously it’s bizzaro world playing on that server. They play totally different than on the US server.


#829

That’s funny.

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#830

Founding members!

I’m disgusted at about 250 hours.


#831

Well that’s random lol. At least I’m not the only crazy one out there. The reason I play so much is that it requires no planning or remembering of what you did last time. I just don’t have patience lately to play anything where I have to pickup where I last was.


#832

That’s an interesting point, and another potential way to expand the battle royale gameplay.

What if they added an element of persistence like many roguelikes have today, where you retain some of your progress after each match-- and then when you kill an advanced player you get to take all their stuff?

In the same way that sharks have a ton of mercury in their systems because they eat so many smaller fish, eventually you’d have players spawning with full powered exo-skeletons and circling laser gatling drones, and all the other players would be obligated to team up to take them out… and then fight over the spoils.

There’s just so much room under the battle royale umbrella to innovate!


#833

What I like about the game is that there is zero game advantage in terms of the game between someone who has 1,000 hours or 1 hour. Experience and good FPS skills are all you need. I lack the good FPS skills even after 1,000 hours. :(


#834

You are essentially describing the DayZ or Survival game model (minus the match part), which Battle Royale games kind of evolved from.

Also check out Escape from Tarkov if you want a quasi-BR game with captured loot retained between matches.


#835

Yes, I envision it as a “league”, similar to how Path of Exile supports their live game. They do it right.

Every couple of months you add a new game mode, requiring everybody to start over fresh, see how people like it, and if they do you add it permanently. In this case it would be separate from the non-persistent game of course.

But the roguelike bit is only one league, you can think of tons of other ways to mix up BRoyale.


#836

The reason I play is that a lot of my real-life friends also play it. In fact, some of them haven’t played online shooters since the days of Doom and Action Quake 2. It’s also why I like the downtime in the game, since it gives plenty of time for us to just talk shit.

Solo, I usually only manage to play a couple of rounds, since it gets so incredible tense.


#837

Darn it. Now I might have to keep playing this game.


#838

I just realized we had a whole argument in the Fortnite thread about them somehow stealing the Battle Royale concept and this thread for the game they were supposedly stealing it from says “Another Battle Royale game” right in the title. I can’t roll my eyes hard enough.