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ultrazilla

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Some more rambling thoughts on Anthem

-Man I don't know what's going on with the PS4(Pro) version of the game. Terrible framerates. To the point I actually quit. I'm probably going to take an
extended vacation from the game until Bioware(hopefully) gets the game patched up pretty good. I think the recent patch for the game on PS4 may
have made performance worst.

-As for the PC version-only paid $15 for a month of Premiere and have now cancelled(but good until the end of March). Obviously, the PC version is the
best version(looks and runs beautiful on my Nvidia RTX 2080 Founders Edition and Dell G-Sync 2k 165hz monitor)

I'm pulling for Bioware, I really am. There's a solid foundation for the game here but it needs to be expanded upon dramatically. There are fundamental things
that should be in a "looter shooter" yet Anthem doesn't have them. I think the game could have used another solid year of development, that's how "undercooked" I
feel it is at this point.

-Way pointing (can be frustrating navigating the map trying to go back and find a world event or enemy when you can't click on it).
-Switching weapons and loadouts on the fly.
-Not seeing actual loot until *after* the mission/freeplay.
-No big splash screens announcing new "live" events in game.
-Tethering system HAS TO GO. Horrible, horrible idea. Bioware's answer to raise the count down timer to give you more time to "group up" is still crap.
If a player "Leeroy Jenkins" and goes off on their own, let them deal with the risk/reward. Destiny doesn't tether you to squad mates in strikes/missions.
-New play areas need to be opened soon. Again, the limited biome of overgrown forests and some ruins is getting old very quickly.
-Make the loading screens dynamic. Not static pictures. Something like Destiny does with your ship flying into a mission/planet(well disguised loading)
Perhaps just show your Javelin flying through the air or in a tunnel or something.
-Loot needs to be made more VIBRANT and EXCITING. Perhaps have the loot "pulsate" and when you pick it up, find out immediately what you get
with an animated reveal screen, again following what Destiny does when you get loot drops.
 
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JareBear

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I was trying to get to 30 before the loot update my keep getting hit with internet outage. Apparently it’s gonna be reoccuring in my area for next two hours. Bummer, was finally hitting a groove with the game
 
anyone know if this thing performs better on HDDs now? ie load times

had it on my SSD due to the loads being crazy early on but my SSD doesnt have the capacity for the new updates atm
 
I couldn’t play for a few days so I picked it up last night. My Jav is running poison dart purple and a purple frag. Blue shield bolster point. Itsm Lvl 276. We’ve been curb stomping the story on hard mode like it was easy.

Can’t wait for GM1 to get some pushback from enemies again.
 
anyone know if this thing performs better on HDDs now? ie load times

had it on my SSD due to the loads being crazy early on but my SSD doesnt have the capacity for the new updates atm

I haven't tested it personally, but load times are supposed to be a lot better on HDD.

Also, if it's just a matter of the installation space, you can move the install to HDD, update, move it back to SDD.
 

Woo-Fu

incest on the subway

Well, it is a 3-5GB patch (depending on platform) for a tiny list of changes.

Then factor in it makes a complete copy of your install, doubling the space required to install it, as part of the install process(on PC, don't know about console), so if you don't have ~50GB free wherever you have it installed you can't patch it without moving it and/or freeing up space first.

For some people instead of verifying install, downloading/applying the 3GB patch it is downloading 46GB. I'm one of those lucky people.

Then once you get it installed people are reporting a slew of new problems in the game itself.

While I really like the core gameplay I'm having a hard time focusing on that as I see Origin telling me 15 more hours to apply this update after it has been running all day. Plus we have the loot patch today or tomorrow, if it decides to redownload the entire thing for a 3rd time I will probably just uninstall it and move on.
 
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JareBear

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Does anyone ever run into people on a mic?

Between betas and retail I have 30 hours played and have talked to 2 other players, total.

Not sure I’ve played a co-op looter that felt less social
 

ultrazilla

Member
Well, it is a 3-5GB patch (depending on platform) for a tiny list of changes.

Then factor in it makes a complete copy of your install, doubling the space required to install it, as part of the install process(on PC, don't know about console), so if you don't have ~50GB free wherever you have it installed you can't patch it without moving it and/or freeing up space first.

For some people instead of verifying install, downloading/applying the 3GB patch it is downloading 46GB. I'm one of those lucky people.

Then once you get it installed people are reporting a slew of new problems in the game itself.

While I really like the core gameplay I'm having a hard time focusing on that as I see Origin telling me 15 more hours to apply this update after it has been running all day. Plus we have the loot patch today or tomorrow, if it decides to redownload the entire thing for a 3rd time I will probably just uninstall it and move on.

Had the exact problem with the patch today. It verified the entire game and then finally got around to downloading the patch. Seriously I don't know what Bioware is
doing here but seems like 1 step forward, 2 steps backwards.
 

Turkishdave

Neo Member
Anyone else have problems with the hdr on xbox one x? Mine seems washed out with hdr on, when I uncheck hdr it looks much more vibrant?
 

KageyK

Member
Anyone else have problems with the hdr on xbox one x? Mine seems washed out with hdr on, when I uncheck hdr it looks much more vibrant?
Nope not after 2 updates ago. If your HDR is set right it’s actually very vibrant. I would almost say it’s flamboyant.

Try resetting your video settings,
 

Typhares

Member
it seems people are getting items with 0% attributes and that is said to be fixed on 12th of march ,damn this game has one issue after another

Yeah I think the 0% is a separate issue to making the inscription relevant to the item... oh well getting there :p
 

Meccs

Member
What ability combo do you guys use on your Interceptors?
My Ranger is 450ish but he's getting a bit boring now so I would like to gear my Interceptor next. He's only 360 or so with mostly universal stuff. What would you say is the most effective and fastest way to get some gear for him? Should I run a few Strongholds on hard? Or doing quick play on hard? I will probably get destroyed on GM1 with that gear.
 
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What ability combo do you guys use on your Interceptors?
My Ranger is 450ish but he's getting a bit boring now so I would like to gear my Interceptor next. He's only 360 or so with mostly universal stuff. What would you say is the most effective and fastest way to get some gear for him? Should I run a few Strongholds on hard? Or doing quick play on hard? I will probably get destroyed on GM1 with that gear.
I'm using spark dash with venom spray and target beacon,lucky me is that i got some cool items for javelin to equip,the venom spray masterwork gives me on every attack ,I think 70 or 700% recharge for ultimate,and I got something that gives me bonus attack for 5 sec if I'm using the r1 ability (spark dash) and then r2(venom spray).

Before I was using spark dash with tempest strike ,it was good for those big ass turrets
 
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Meccs

Member
Just played for an hour or so and even the drop rate for epics is abysmal now. The last freeplay event chests gave me one epic item and a few embers. This isn't fun anymore... It's ok to now shower us with masterwork and legendaries but epics should drop like crazy at 30.
 
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VertigoOA

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Does anyone ever run into people on a mic?

Between betas and retail I have 30 hours played and have talked to 2 other players, total.

Not sure I’ve played a co-op looter that felt less social

Haven’t had a reason to use a mic. I haven’t seen the game really push anything that requires much thought and strategy yet
 
Does anyone ever run into people on a mic?

Between betas and retail I have 30 hours played and have talked to 2 other players, total.

Not sure I’ve played a co-op looter that felt less social

I'm probably part of the problem because I'll be in discord, and none of the content is that challenging.

Probably should be more social in this game, but the path of least resistance and all that.
 

VertigoOA

Member
I'm probably part of the problem because I'll be in discord, and none of the content is that challenging.

Probably should be more social in this game, but the path of least resistance and all that.

Yea ... matchmaking for all activities! It meant exactly what most thought it would... that it’s all easy. Lack of proper hub definitely hurts the social aspect too. Time for companies to stop being pussies and putting proximity chat back in-game (although division dark zone had it and f76 by default).

Loot just being stat manipulation is meh. Destiny spoiled me with weapons actually changing their tangible feel with different rolls. I will no longer take anyone seriously that says D2 had bad loot... fuck outta here (fuzzy facts here because it all got reworked)

Just because you can manipulate broken stat rolls does not make good loot. This stuff isn’t distinct

PS - Faye is animated so laughably bad in an endless loop of some retarded spasm.

... pps- I think I hate every character in this game that isn’t haluk, tassyn and Owen at this point.

Edit: game isn’t going anywhere. Out in the wild people love it. The idea that there isn’t much to do after gearing up to max level isn’t enough is also kinda funny. Most people do not have the time to “no life it” like forum dwellers. There will most likely be new content by then... holy Moses the hyperbole and outrage of forum gamers is sooo out of touch

4th most popular game on Xbox live for the last week currently:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/most-played/games/xbox
 
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NeoGAF has never been a good barometer for such games.

I still like matchmaking for all activities. There are pros and cons, but I don't think that in and of itself is the issue.

I like the RPG stat system, but that doesn't mean I'm crazy about the loot overall.

I absolutely want gun variety to be more like Borderlands or Destiny. It would help this game a lot.
 
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Hendrick's

Member
I think I'm done. I got about 30 hours out of it so I feel I got my monies worth, but unless there is a major overhaul, I won't be returning.
 
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Typhares

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Anthem-World-Map.jpg


We also have chest map

And a world event map
 

JareBear

Member
Just played for an hour or so and even the drop rate for epics is abysmal now. The last freeplay event chests gave me one epic item and a few embers. This isn't fun anymore... It's ok to now shower us with masterwork and legendaries but epics should drop like crazy at 30.

it seems people are getting items with 0% attributes and that is said to be fixed on 12th of march ,damn this game has one issue after another


It’s honestly kind of embarrassing. It sounds like the most fun people had was when the loot was “glitched,” and actually dropping at a good rate, which I missed out on.

I mean it seems clear this probably isn’t gonna inspire 1000 hour playtime investments like Diablo, so why not hand out the loot at least slightly generously?

And the issues that still persist, along with new issues with each patch or hotfix, seem pretty embarrassing.

I’ve got 25 hours in retail version so far, I’ll provably plug in 20 more. I don’t hate it. Playing it, for the most part, is very fun, combat loop wise, but it’s a shame they missed so hard on the loot, customization, and social factors
 
Ok I can't hold it anymore,rant incoming:fuck this game,fuck Bioware for releasing this garbage,it hard reset my PS4 for the third time,the second time it didn't wanted to start anymore,I almost shit my pants in fear,I'm done ,this game will break my console,the latest loot patch is even worse,only whites ,green and blues ,I'm done I played over 20 hours its enough for me,I'm tired doing the same missions over and over again ,listening to the same dialogs over and over again,aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
 

JareBear

Member
I felt lucky, glitch wise, until latest patch. Since then I’ve had a handful of hard crashes and random disconnects mid-mission or loading out of mission.

I’ll try a database repair in Origin, and maybe clean driver install too
 

Meccs

Member
The easiest way to gear a new Javelin for GM1 is to do Strongholds on easy until you reach 400 gear level. I just got two MW weapons and a few epics that way and it only took a few minutes.
I also think Freeplay is broken at the moment since there are hardly any events popping up.

But after playing for an hour today I realized that after 40+ hours total play time I am pretty much done with this game until they add new content. It's just too reparative.
 
Not sure what you guys are going on about with Loot. I ran a few missions last night after the 5 gig patch on Xbox and was getting epics in over half the drops. Tons of blues I can’t scrap fast enough.
 

CLBridges

Member
Playing through endgame stuff now and it's, ok. I remember gearing up in destiny with the intention of going in Raids as strong as possible. Hopefully Cataclysm is something similar. Otherwise, it's just strongsholds at gm1-3. Game is fun overall though and feels good to play.
 

VertigoOA

Member
Playing through endgame stuff now and it's, ok. I remember gearing up in destiny with the intention of going in Raids as strong as possible. Hopefully Cataclysm is something similar. Otherwise, it's just strongsholds at gm1-3. Game is fun overall though and feels good to play.

There should definitely be a unique endgame activity that puts our best gear and skills to work.

However imagine how badly that may have launched with the round the clock tuning and balancing they’ve been doing already.
 

CLBridges

Member
There should definitely be a unique endgame activity that puts our best gear and skills to work.

However imagine how badly that may have launched with the round the clock tuning and balancing they’ve been doing already.

Yeah. Hopefully in a few months the game will be in a great spot. I enjoy the game because, to me, it feels like a spin off of mass effect 3 multiplayer a bit. Equipping consumables before missions and the primer/detonation stuff. It's potential is definitely there.
 
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gt86

Member
I haven’t been able to connect for the last 2 days, I keep getting crashed back to loading screen and error retrieving anthem live service data
 

KageyK

Member
I was just trying to do the last Brinn mission and it didn’t match me with anyone for the first time ever (which I though was wierd.) 3 minutes later I got disconnected and kicked to the title screen with the live service error.
 
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