Horde Master used to be a fun challenge, but it seems TC has pandered to the noobs who couldn’t figure it out. With JD’s “Let’s get tactical” and Fahz’s “Situational awareness, ever heard of it?”… there were enough clues to figure out what made Gears 5 Horde so incredibly special! This WAS the most tactical and situational Horde ever created and the pandering TC has sadly succumbed to the whiners who couldn’t figure it out!
The most critical mess-ups are: First, the nerfing of the Matriarch and the Sentinels in op3. Second, the nerfing of elite drones and the overall downgrade to 2.0 in op4. Third. the continual messing up of the JD character as opposed to just fixing/addressing other characters. JD was fine leading up to op3. Fourth, everybody can buy anything from the fabricator and upgrade fortifications. The noobs remove the engineer’s ability and focus to create a base for the team that tactically addresses Master Horde in its original conception of being a TRUE challenge.
We used to have a Horde Master that was challenging because the game was a challenge. Now we have a Horde Master that’s challenging because of the noobs who are a challenge… the noobs can beat 50 waves of Master doing dumb things and then coming into lobbies insisting on doing dumb things because TC has finally pandered to them. Horde Master used to be amazing in its challenge to address situational tactics and building a base in optimal fashion for addressing those tactics. Now, I feel like we’re playing with a bunch of preschoolers.
TC has dumbed down Master so much, it has lost its identity of being the best Horde challenge ever created and that made Gears 5 special and unparalleled to ANY Gears Horde rendition ever created. I was a global leader before these poor updates and now that achievement means nothing. The noobs should’ve been happy with winning on Elite or Insane than continue to cry about Master like the underdeveloped humans they are. So instead, TC (like the lazy parents they are) has rewarded the toddler-minded gamers than the ones who actually used their brains and skills to figure out how to beat Master Horde the way it was originally created.