Dear The Coalition,
we’re writing this letter to you and all your partners with the best of our intentions:
we are a group of 5 old gears and we would like to have one minute of your attention about the new Gears of Wars 5’ season, Operation 4: Brothers in Arm. English is not our first language, so be patient and accept our effort to write to you. Thank you.
We would like to point out that most of us have a job and a family. The time to play Gears is two or three evenings per week on a monthly average.
We bought all the Gears from 1 to 4, also including Judgment, we played and completed them all 100% or almost.
We realize that Gear dedicates less and less attention to old fans (who work and pay), and more and more to the last generation of teenagers who have a lot of free time but less money. (usually the latter ask parents).
What are we trying to say? An example: Dom’s splash screen at the start of the game looks like a Fortnite character with a shotgun behind him. We would like Gears of Wars to keep looking like Gears and not a new Fortnite.
We are following what people are posting on the forum, and we agree with some complaints that have been written so far. In particular about the new achievements of OP4:
- Make 'em Bleed (Deal 30,000,000 damage in Versus)
- Absolute Carnage (Deal 100,000,000 damage in Versus)
- Yep, I’d say they’re dead (Kill 25,000 enemies in Versus)
- Nothin 'but bits! (Kill 100,000 enemies in Versus)
- Eyes on Target (Get 12,500 assists in Versus)
- Covering in Fire (Get 50,000 assists in Versus)
These are still to be evaluated at the moment:
- A War That Will Be Won (Re-up 40 Times)
- A Challenger Emerges (Rank up to Silver in a Ranked Versus Mode)
The versus achievements are truly exaggerated! Why?
First of all, because they are forcing all kinds of Gears’ players to play versus mode!
For heaven’s sake, we understand very well that the eSport world exists for Gears; many Gears players love Versus thanks to eSport.
But we don’t like Versus, we prefer horde and escape that we willingly play as a group of friends. We love coop and not versus!
This “forcing” in Versus seems unethical behavior on your part towards us. We have paid the game; we would like to feel free to play the modality we want more.
We like to complete the games 100%, but we don’t see a valid reason to discuss this passion of ours.
- We propose you to change the requirements for the 100.000 kills from “Versus” to “Any Mode” (Versus, Horde, Escape).
- The Re-up 40 Times takes ages, I mean, we can understand the Re-up 20 and 30, but not the 40!
You should put balanced upgrades for players like us in your store to encourage level-up, for a fee. Or maybe some x2 x4 Exp weekend/events?
We ask you to re-evaluate our open letter to modify the achievements, at least to make them more “human” and more “accessible” to everyone who can choose how, when, which part of Gears 5 to play.
Try for a moment to acquire the empathy necessary to put yourselves in our shoes that we are old players, workers with family but still Gears fans. We feel more like old Marcus than the Fortnite-Dom in the splash screen…
We hope our open letter is “worth” your attention. We are thinking that this new direction of the Gears series is going to force old players like us to a forced goodbye. We are feeling abandoned as true old guard Gears since the time of the first release, which took place in 2006.
If you can, show us how much you care about all gear players and not only the new generations.
Hello or Goodbye?
The Gears group:
i5K y L ii N e
PS: We feel like great old Marcus could be a little bit in agreement with us.