I do not like Escape, it makes little sense to me, and yes, probably only to me, i have never liked PvP, even if i do at times have a bash at it once in a while.
As for Horde, well, this is my passion for Gears, right since back to Gears of War 3 ( i have played Gears of War 2 Horde too).
My comments some time back alienated a couple of people, of which i might add i have blocked, i personally did not like their comments, and believed they went too far. But i say this, my passion for Horde justified blocking, besides, what is the point in flogging a dead horse. It is dead.
Engineering has always been my go to Class since Gears of War 4 Horde dropped, and yes, i had some problems with the whole open Fabricator thing back then, i found i left more games than i actually played, i never play with another Engineer, i never play with people who deliberately ignore my messages in game to leave me to my chosen Role, and i most certainly do not suffer fools gladly, i am gone, off to pastures greener. So, you can imagine how pissed off i could get with the game and its mechanics, as much as i loved Gears of War 4 Horde, i spent more time on a break, than i was actually playing.
When Gears 5 came out, i eagerly jumped on Horde to start creating my Class, only to find it had already been made for me. Ok, i thought, not bad, yet i hate Del. Kat was never an Engineer anyway, so until Baird was released, i was stuck to Del (whining Del, ugh). My initial reaction was, “what the hell is this crap”, i found the Skill Cards lacking, very lacking, after the Skill Cards in Gears of War 4 Horde, this was a terrible step backwards, off a cliff (slight exaggeration). But, i dealt with it, sort of like a Disability. Gears 5 Horde, i loved it, creative freedom, hardly anyone messing with my building, except the numb nuts who like to moves things around (bloody idiots), total creative thinking, it was all i had wished for, well almost, i very much would have preferred the Class was Class Exclusive.
Then OP 4 was released. Creative thinking out the bloody window, and in comes the noobs, time wasters and Energy wasters, thank you The Coalition, pure heroic move. We all knew it was going to happen, and first game i came to, out comes the MG Sentry, positioned in a way it is going to get killed almost instantly, so it is replaced again, and again, and sadly again.
I take my Engineer seriously, i am Autistic, and i have a terrible attitude towards anything i do, i am either all in, or not there at all. So whatever i build, it is formulated in my head and implemented, but with the Fabricator being opened to all, it messes with my thinking, my ideas and strategy in game. A sense of perfection, a slight dash of OCD does not help in this situation either. I felt The Coalition had invaded my space, and the Community being the toxic Community it is already, just got worse, and the problem with toxicity is that it spreads. Of course, there are some good ones out there, it just seems to me, opening up the Fabricator helped bring out more toxicity in the people, personally i will not put up with it, like in Gears of War 4 Horde, anything bad, anything that interferes with my creativity, i am gone. Same with Gears 5 Horde, two weeks in to Op 4 i left Gears 5, and been waiting to see if The Coalition change their minds, trying or succeeding in getting the Class system right, but it seems they are not. It has dawned on me that The Coalition is so bad at trying to build a Class system, they have abandoned it, and in its stead have gone back to Gears of War 4 Horde, and let the people create their own Classes.
I do not like this idea at all, i never lied the Fabricator being wide open, i personally would prefer the game to be without a Fabricator at all than keep going through all these changes The Coalition keep going through, all down to a lack of knowledge, or sheer bone idleness.
I take my Engineering serious, and i am good at it. I am not a selfish builder, i build my Fortifications for defensive purposes only, not offensive. I build in such a way people consider it a waste of Energy, i build slow and thoughtfully, right to the point i often get messages post game congratulating me, yes it has happened many a time.
I always start with a line of level 2 Barriers, then a Weapons Locker for each person in the team, then a second line of level 2 Barriers, then more Weapons Lockers for the Heavy Weapons. After that, depending upon the teams ability to work as a team, or skill level, Shock Sentries protected by MG Sentries. Or level 4 Barriers, but this is only as a last resort.
I build my Sentries in such a way they cover my teammates and they are near structures i can bunker up to for easy repairing. Cross fires are a must, they help out when a team mate goes down, as it keeps the enemies heads down until i or another picks up downed team mate. And it works wonderfully… Until now, post Op 4. Because. Everyone builds now, no one dumps Energy, the game has turned in to a free for all. Team Based game means very little anymore, and it is a wonder anyone still plays this game anymore, i mean, all the changes, it is mind numbing at times. Gears 5 release to gears 5 now, it has changed a lot, and not really for the better either.
This post was designed to explain my feelings about the game i love so much, i am not sure if i actually succeeded, or i went through my usual ranting thing, suffice to say, change is good most of the time, sometimes it is not. The game i knew is no more, in conclusion, the whiners and whinge bags have turned Gears 5 Horde in to Gears of War 4 Horde. This i can not understand, if you want to play Gears of War 4 Horde, play it. gears 5 Horde did not have to change to suit your needs. Same with the argument about people not wanting an Engineer in their team, you should not want or need the Fabricator wide open to negate a Class. Solutions to this problem, is like the cure being worse than the plague it was designed for. And this is exactly what The Coalition have done.
All i can say is, i hope The Coalition can get Gears 6 right, otherwise, they will be out of a job. Personally, if i were working for Microsoft, i more than likely would have sacked them already, and got a new team in. Not a happy bunny