After 1000+hours in this game i barely have the motivation to play it even though i really love the games foundations.I am not bored of playing, i dont really care about the new content either, yes maybe a little bit but thats not the case. ( I am not a pro, i am not a crazy player,i am just a regular player who has too much time in their hand)
1) Random teammates + ranked combined; I understand how ranked matches work and that is fine but it is not a skill based matchmaking. If i hide in a corner i can easily make it to diamond, to go pred after that requires both skill and a good team. I dont have a team and i cant 1v3 against good teams so i basically gave up. You can argue about getting some friends but even then its not very easy to do so. Because we are not pros timing doesnt work, things come up and so on.
Then i said yeah i guess diamond is where i belong and i want to play public games. Okay guess what i still encounter pro players and i still have very very bad teammates.I am lvl 798 and when you include 2 lvl 30 s in my team, basically i am dissapointed and frustrated. I also understand putting all high levels together is also bs but come on at least give me lvl 100 players and make a level based or K/D based matchmaking so we can actually play and have fun in regular games! I endure those teammates for 30min, 40 min.. 5-10 matches but after that its impossible and then i realised i started being a toxic player! I played other popular br s but i was never this frustrated and angry! Rather then having fun, i am constantly angry. Which basically means this game is not making me happy or fun.. so why should i continue playing? Just to get angry? No way!
2) Event skins; I payed i dont know around 600euros and after the first event that i payed i felt like an idiot. I was perfectly fine paying this game before this crazy event skins. Then i realised why. Regular skins that i actually spent a lot of money is crap if you compare it to event skins, the next event we even get better ones. So okay you screwed me over regular skins then? Then i shouldnt have given you 1 dime and waited for the event skins? Both aspects of the paid rewards should be compareable otherwise one way or other you feel deceived. So now i feel betrayed by respawn making me pay and screw me over in 2 months for better skins that when you buy you never want the old ones any more. That is BS! If the skins were comparable then yeah i can change over use this one, use that one... but no, the new ones are so much better. I understand the improvement on your skin game but making the old ones seem completely trash is not how this works. Yeah you can argue that i didnt need to buy anything and you are right but i wanted to but that doesnt mean i pay just so that i will be screwed over doesnt make it right. Because of these reasons i am not gonna spend another dime on this game and if you look at my micro-trans you will see that i stopped paying you guys.
Another aspect of this is; you pay so the game improves, you get solutions faster, you get better responses from devs and how this is going to work out but no..
3) Weapon balance, nerfs, reverts whatever; For me weapon balance was completely fine until disruptors hop up. I jumped into first game and omg wtf is this, it burns you to the ground! Then i check the shop and see alternator skins.. Oh * you really did this just for me to pay for the skin of a gun that i never used and now i have to play with it to actually win? WTF! After this point balance is terrible and here is why
Longbow, you changed the fire rate. It became better then a drop gun. Who does that? I mean come on, you didnt compare it to Kraber before releasing it ? It shoots fast, it hits hard, you dont get punished if you miss a bullet like Kraber and bullet velocity is faster( maybe around the same but Kraber bullet is not faster and it has more drop off). So i am actually confused, who can actually say okay guys lets make a random sniper better then a signature drop gun? Who thought about this as okay this is gonna be great, now no one wants to take Kraber and drops.
Alternator and p2020, i dont even want to describe this. It was a horrbile experience! I am not a pro player and everybody has those weapons and they destroy so i have no chance but to take it to win the fights! You forced me to use 1 weapon! Not cool.
L-Star: Oh man i was excited for this weapon and then disaster hits. You cant see where you are shooting, recoil is meh.. It took you 1 season to change this SEASON premiere weapon so that we can actually see the things we are shooting at. WHY? Why did you do this? Who tested this weapon and said COOL DROP WEAPON? A weapon that no one wanted to pick up is a season premiere weapon. I dont get it... I understand that if you introduce a new weapon you make it a little more op and nerf it to its regular place after some time but no do the opposite so no one wants to go for drops or get excited about using it. just why?
Charge rifle: Again, what is wrong with you? Who thought okay lets make this gun in a way so you can shoot people from 600mt without getting punished by bullet drop etc? I mean i am a regular guy and if you asked me we will do this and even i would have said okay but why? I think this is the problem that Apex have, if you want to change or add something, no one is asking why.
PK buff: Ok you wanted to make it consistent yeah but now its not just consistent its insane. You nerfed it now and its not a viable nerf. When you play this game in your office maybe its fine and all but as a regular person which is not connected to the game via LAN it is disaster. All these no regs, d-sync and you make a gun one shot ppl ? I am curious did you ever talk to someone that plays the game and he said yeah lets make it this way?
Imagine this; I am not a pro player i am an averadge player and i dont want to play this game only with pk + something and i still want to win. That doesnt work right? Then imagine this, everyone doesnt have perfect internet connection so now if i see someone with a PK (with equally skilled player) and my ping is at that moment 10 more then him, i am dead. So this gun made my chances of winning a fight flip of a coin. Even if i have a pk, i dont want to engage PK fights . Before this if i saw a guy with pk, i just use a little distance to make a play, now if he has a choke he still can do 140 or something damage with the distance. What is my counter play here ? Stay far, no, stay close, no. Everyone is screaming about this and it takes forever! When you announced that you will not rush balance reworks fast and look at the data i said okay this is a good way. But when you look at the data and its awful and everyone from pros to regular people is screaming.. then you have to act fast its like 50days and now you make a nerf that is totally useless.. Why? Why you want me to hate you?
And then if you add all these together i start hating the balance because its constantly getting destroyed by you. Every change is destroying the game not the meta. I like meta changes, you make something slightly better but not destroy the balance so the only way to win as a regular player is to have these guns.
Silent devotion, no footsteps, pathfinder hitbox broken for ages + + + + + + + add all these. The only result i get is if you are a player that has 1 hour or something, this is a great game. If you want to play it like 40 hours per week this game will change your personality seriously. You will get angry, you will get frustrated, you will start shouting, this is a bad habit.
So Respawn-Ea why? i am asking you why you are making a beautiful and fun game into this? I want to play but i dont want to be mad. Why are you doing this and who is consulting you to do this? Look at it this way; you invited many pros for testing as shroud and many others and when the game was launched it was nearly perfect! Few bugs here and there but hey it was fun! I never thought i would even pay this much to a game but hell i was having a blasT! Sadly if you read all this my current mood about this game is; i hate this game, i hate it so much but i dont have an alternative after playing it so much. I tried going back to pubg, too slow, too boring. Fortnite hell no, CS not my thing, Cod its only hype, Tarcov meh. But if you continue this way, as soon as something close to Apex launches oh i will play that game and hope they dont do the same mistakes. I am sure a looooot of people are thinking the same. You turned a lovely game into a hated,frustrated, toxic game. I hope you change it fast, i really hope so.
P.s English is not my native lang. So there might be typos, i might have repeating thoughts as this is not a tale or essay. If anyone read all this, thank you for spending your time on it.
First off - I'm The ONE the ONLY SKIT6IX. Yes you may find me on Instragram & Twitch.
Second, You're winning,
Third, STOP WINNING.
"When i Started playing APEX on PS4, I sucked, maybe i got 1 kill out of luck, That's the nature of the game, you drop in and your crawl then you run, sooner or later you'll be gliding and sliding and knocking players down left right and center." Can you get 3 hours in a day? Can you get 4 hours? Well that is better than some pro sports men (pro athletes train about 4 hours a day), You just need 3 hours a day to focus and improve and most of all remember your previous mistakes that you've done so that next time you drop in you never do them again. Train 3 hours a day and grind it out on a Sunday or Saturday for 7 or 10 hours, but remember as with any sport, rest is crucial. Always have 1 or 2 days in a week or after 2 weeks away from the game. <-- staying away from the game for 1 or 2 days a month or even 4 days a month improves your game immensely. rest and patience is important.
Just stick in there. Stop blaming EA/APEX or other for not making it to the top. Remember as with anything in life. The cream will rise to the top - ALWAYS. That's physics.
THE CREAM WILL RISE.
IF YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK and OUT of the game and don't have the passion or don't even train or use the game or focus on correcting your mistakes, you'll never learn and you'll always end up complaining. The only thing that separates you from the top players is your own self.
BUT THERE IS A FIX: FIX YOURSELF & FOCUS ON YOU, FOCUS ON BEING THE BEST and you shall rise.
BE HARD TO BEAT.
The more effort you put in to anything in life, anything. The best results will come out of it, you mold into your fines art piece and its all up to you as long as that's the thing you choose to do, MY FRIEND THERE IS NO DESTINY CARD HERE ON EARTH, you choose your way in life. YOU WANNA BE THE BEST that you can be, THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, STOP BLAMING.
Okay you might not be a USIAN BOLT of APEX but you can fall close to the top 100, then do it. You might not be the SCOTT STORCH of APEX but may you make the top 50. Its all up to you.
So, umm.... Let go of your hate.
It’s just a game. If you’re feeling an excess of negative emotions by playing it, stop playing it. There a countless other games.
@DarthVaaparman i love the game thats the painful part. Also it hurts me that it can be fixed so easily in many aspects but no one listens to the good ideas. If i wanted to stop playing it would be easy , i wouldnt be even writing this.
I’m completely addicted to Apex Legends. So much so that I can overlook the issues. I play another game that has way more anyway. I’ve reached level 110 in the BP and I’m trying to advance in Ranked. I consider myself slightly above average, far from a pro player as well. If I had bad feelings when playing (admittedly I do on occasion, for some of the reasons you mention) to the degree you describe though, I would stop playing. At least for a good while.