I appreciate TC’s effort to continue to try and improve the game, their passion has not gone unnoticed especially after the major changes in management…but there has to be a limit. Too many dramatic changes causes confusion and lack of consistency. How can someone ever truly master this game’s mechanics if it keeps changing? No game is perfect, especially Gears. It doesn’t need to constantly change forever. Find a good balance and leave it as is. Then let the players master it, both the good and the bad. It’s all part of the game.
Now there are rumors that the new Execution playlist could potentially be the new default for Gears going forward. It’s already been added to Custom Lobbies. This would be a dramatic shift. It’s getting out of hand. Even Custom Lobbies are now confusing. Assist Enabled, Assist Disabled, Beta Preview, Classic. How about one option called “Play Gears”. Smh.
And the same goes for mode playlists. Sure changing Ranked is one thing, the system needed an overhaul. But taking TDM out of Ranked, then putting it back in as 4 v 4 with solo and duos only, and now they are dabbling with KOTH. People love these modes and they love playing with friends. There’s no need for this. Work on modes that need adjustments like Guardian, Escalation, etc. Why are they messing with staple modes? If stacks are an issue, then fix matchmaking, don’t change the entire game mode. The game just feels sloppy and inconsistent when they do this.
And then we have maps. I understand maps need to be balanced for spawns and whatnot, that’s fine. But taking out an entire map (Pahanu), with no warning and no timetable of when it will return, this is not a good move. Leave the map alone and when it has been improved, replace it with the new version. The game has such a small amount of new maps to begin with.
TC - we appreciate what you’re doing but there has to be limits. You cannot cater to every single thing the fanbase wants because the fanbase itself doesn’t even see eye to eye. Find a good balance and just leave it alone. Take ownership and be proud of what you’re putting out there. Yes admit to mistakes when you make them, but know that you can’t please everyone and you can’t keep the same fanbase forever. Put out a good product and then focus on new content.