So, let’s face it, every MMORPG is subject to a rough start when we talk about bugs. And this was in fact the first phase of this game, with all the serious bugs we’ve had as the weeks passed a lot of players felt like the game was too rushed. Then came patch 1.1 and even more bugs were introduced. Is that a reason for the game to die?
Absolutely not. With such a good start for NW and so many players testing the game “for free” it would be very silly not to put every effort in fixing every problem ASAP. The player base is there, so are the resources. And this is where the problem starts. Some bugs are getting fixed but how many of them are left? Every week I find out about a new bug. Going to WAR is more about trying to counter enemies exploits than actually playing the game, figuring out strats and so on. Wars are this game’s endgame, why is AGS doing literally nothing to ensure that the endgame is as clean and fair as they can? I cannot state how frustrating it is for me and for all the players that have been participating in wars with me, facing a team that is exploiting constantly from speed bugs, to movement, lag, and now the best part… THE AIMBOTS.
So this is a funny story on my server Bengodi (EU). Every player who has been playing OPR before server merges is aware of three players that have been abusing musket’s aimbots. I’m not going to talk through every detail but the existence of such cheats is evident and I invite you to try and find them (DONT USE THEM). Of course it’s pretty obvious when someone turns 180º and instantly headshots you, or you are hit through walls, through a tiny pixel in the model. If they know you are shotcalling the war, or a main healer, they will COME for you and you will realize immediatly. If you guys have been playing shooters you are more than aware how evident and annoying these cheats are.
So of course these players were massively reported and eventually banned from game. What did AGS do after that? They removed their bans and let them change their names because they considered that these players were being bullied. Funny enough? They changed their names to something like iiiIIIII and so on, great job AGS.
AGS please wake up, exploits and cheats is what is going to kill your game. Bugs are annoying yes, but how annoying would it be to play chess when your opponent has extra moves and you cannot do anything about it? Everyone who wants to take this game rather seriously is going to quit your game and find a fair game to play.
So this is my last call for you guys: please, get your ANTICHEAT to work ASAP, BAN EXPLOITERS instead of helping them, FIX the damn war bugs (there are many more bugs than the 2-3 you tried to fix last week) or your game will, sadly, die.