@SHYST said in New Player Here. Just Asking Some Questions.:
@ERICK001BC As players in the community what should I know about the developers? Dev updates and communication? Do you feel the NA 2020 Windows release capable of breathing new life into this game? As a new PC player I would love to step into a world with potential and plenty content ahead but if I'm in one where its beginning to settle or feel stale, please state your feelings as such. I plan to spend money on microtransactions and would love and insiders perspective on the longevity and quality of the current game and future potential.
You're starting to sound like a reporter. I'll give you my honest opinion, please take it as is. This game came out in 2012. I was so hyped to play it considering I love My time on The gamecube so much. I tried Universe and 1 and didn't enjoy them very much. When I heard it was never coming to NA, I was crushed, even more so when PS got the vita edition. My friend told me I could still play it if I played on the Japanese server which I eventually did. I didn't have a good computer and honestly Didn't play it for too long, roughly 2 years. I had just graduated college and was under my internship and trying to look for work in my field so I was very busy. I was also playing warframe at the time. The game itself was very enjoyable even though everything was in Japanese. I only know basic Japanese and that was not enough to play the game without help/guilds/etc. I eventually stopped playing but it was because of work/personal life issue where I couldn't afford any fun time. Skip ahead a couple of years when this game got announced.
The hype returned, and I was excited to play. As how I feel about the game/developers/community.
The Game itself is incredibly fun and addicting. I love this game. There a lot of things that where improved and a lot of things where I feel they really went backwards on. The premium feature, the cosmetics, all these have their very bad habits of MMO's. They can at times be over whelming because of the amount of content that floods us to play catch up. But this is the cosmetic feature. If Cosmetics are not an issue, you really don't lose anything from the game content. This is very important, but sadly most people fall in the middle.
The game itself can be fully enjoyed and even though some people complain about the lack of content, the replay value is truly the enjoyment. I don't think I felt bored yet. As for the future, it makes me feel nice as a veteran PSO fan that the game is getting so much attention and love from the player base. It means that the future will be bright. At first I was worried because I felt it was the last thing they could do before the next release, but now it feels like this game has another 8 years of life before we get a new PSO.
I played many games from all developers. My favorite and the reason why I still play Warframe is because of DE. They are hands down in my opinion the best developers I have met. They actually listen to the fans, react to content play the game with us, and know the game. When there are issues they are fixed fast, they make changes and report, live streams etc. There is always a balance between what they want to do and what the fans want to see. If there is an unbalance they do try to fix it, by admitting that they tried and that it will be addressed. Warframe to me was a mix of 2 of my most favorite games. PSO and Gunz the Duel. Sadly, the developers here don't seem as on top of everything. Even with the virus c-19 DE still keeps in touch with the community. The community is prob one of the least toxic communities out there. Players are always willing to help, no matter what level. Trading is fair and honestly to those that don't give it the fair chance they miss out on an experience. I wish more Game developers and the community was like this. Yes they make tweets, and just recently about a few days to a week after PC they addressed that there where PC issues. They are also trying to make as much money as possible so it is obvious that it feels more like those fremium mobile games. Though the devs have gotten better at addressing issued but not solely on their part. The thanks goes in majority to our GM'S. They are working non stop to make things better and things have been changing. Since I started there have been noticeable fixes to issues we have addressed. The game is only improving thanks to their support.
Finally the community, I met tons of players here and outside. Outside seems to be more about Memes and fashion over the game, regardless of which ship. The community is rather split as well. It's very hard to find veterans of the Japanese game who rather help then make it seem condescending when they speak. The love is there for everyone, that is no doubt and they want the game to succeeded, and that is to obviously have everyone be able to play the game's harder content and not quit because of the difficulty. This also means that they have more members to play with. Sadly they forget that they are far ahead of the curve. The game becomes only about the META, and less about the fun and the experience. I won't say that the community is not helpful because any knowledge usually is shared to help everyone. The sad part is that the META seems to be the only thing as accepted. This doesn't mean you can't be different and do both, just that no one really takes anything you say at face value. Players want to constantly one up each other, but in reality it is wasted when they can be having fun and enjoying the game. That isn't to say that there are hundreds of players who are "veterans" who wish to help other players enjoy the game regardless if they are new or not. But again the community is split with what is right and what is right to do. No one is wrong, and the love we have for the game doesn't stop being there.
I hope that this encourages you to try it, and get a little understanding at the situation. I don't speak for everyone, just myself and this is my current opinion. This will only get better eventually. As for now, it is a very fun and enjoyable game to play. Thank you.