maximmm#5966 posted (#post-220407) said:
Brother Belial#4215 posted (#post-220399) said:
The Devs have said the MM needs more players to work as intended. So It's not going to change unless they don't get the needed player base with steam launch.
I bet you remember the days when the player base was pretty massive - and I bet you remember what caused the player base to shrink to near extinction levels - and I bet you remember countering every complaint by the departing players with 'it's beta', 'it's not their fault - the development cycle is very complex' - after every 'update' with triple the bugs prior to each update.
In any case - this game will head to steam and will no longer be beta. Here is the thing though - this game hasn't been in beta phase on PS4 for months now, but even there the player base has been shrinking like the PC player base. Steam will give the player base a big boost in the beginning, but my prediction is this - nothing will change. Every update by the devs will contain another 10 new bugs, players will realize they are being trolled - this game will die one way or another.
You can't fix this game unless you replace nearly every development team member with someone competent - and that's not going to happen.
I'm not sure I would blame the devs themselves, unless they are the ones making the decisious on what to develop. They should certainly have input, this is the reason I speak to them. It's whoever making the decisions that the serious issues of the game have not been resolved. Often, the people who manage the development of games, don't actually play them, they are really business graduates or similar and do not actively play games. Their decisions are based in crunching numbers, gathering and drilling through data, and managing their teams, not in gameplay.
It's a problem, the devs have got to know it's a problem, the managers, decision makers must know there is a serious problem with team creation.