So I took a break around the time Thor left because the grind was starting to get a little tedious and boring, figured I'd come back when maint. was gone, so here I am.
First impression so far has been a little rough. As usual, since there were patches I had to remap all my controls, so I started off with a proving grounds match to warm up and make sure I had everything where I needed it. Oh great, there went my Vet fleet BB...ok, that's not too good....let me play a Recruit match then so I can test the waters.
Jump into Recruit, end up in a losing match halfway through with 2x SOS guys on the other side. Teammates ramming me left and right, preventing me from even positioning myself where I wanted to be, and naturally we got torn apart. While I normally have no personal issues with SOS, this match they decided to throw in a "get wrekt" at the end, because I guess they felt special for having successfully clubbed some seals? I don't really know, first time I've seen one of them be a tool. If I had been a new player, this would be a pretty awful first match experience.
Even as a returning player, the match didn't feel too good. Back to Vet then I guess where at least I should see better players and I have OBs, a fleet of IVs, etc. First match, after 8 mins of waiting- got a DN dev on my team, only 2 top tier guys on the other team I recognized. I went healer, managed top score, but we got destroyed by those 2 top tier players regardless. It just felt bad. Like really bad. Not fun in the least. What happened to this game? It was always grindy, had it's issues, but now it just feels absolutely terrible to play. I managed to grind out 4x T4s, bunch of OBs, and have a decent KDR, and this was all back when we had maintenance. Now it just feels like a different game.
I guess I know now why Thor left....