I’ve done something similar to this before, but I intend on Tweeting any responses I get at the Devs on Twitter until I am either blocked or get an answer that suits me.
Through that link you’ll find a Survey on Google (That does not require a Sign-In, or at least it shouldn’t), this Survey is short and multiple choice. I’ll list all the questions here so you can be prepared before you go into it.
Also the global responses should be accessible through that link after people start to respond to the Forum.
Update as of 7/2/20, 9pm PST (104 Responses)
The Optional Write-In, these are the highlights I found
- More Attention to PvE
- “VS map editor, more VS maps (and quicker as well), more old school characters, Mexico needs their own server (us West Coast players get routinely screwed), a rework of the entire ranking system THAT ACTUALLY WORKS, better stat keeping, show ranks of everyone at the end and before of games like Gears 4 did, reduce power on some assault rifles.” (I personally disagree as I’m West Coast and do quite well connection wise).
- “No heroes, less drip feed of everything, better balance than the atrocious current balance in Horde/PvE, more character skins per week in the Store, an actually decent skin for Lizzie. A notice for the question about content : It is not what we need until the MP modes are fixed to be in a better position than now. But it isn’t an option(my personal preference would be Campaign DLC - new maps aren’t gonna make Horde less of a borefest). Also, Gears UE is not listed as a choice but I played it instead of the ‘06 Gears.”
- “I think the store and refresh rate or amount of content provided in the store needs to be fixed. Entire tours should start with a tour limited store that gets added to throughout the operation. This coupled with a new incetive way to earn bits of iron without the cash interations here or there need to be added to provide longevity and weight towards the grind. Skins need to stop being broken up into these bs classes. But for a complete blue level weapon set to cost $20 a piece is to much. I know they have already lowered price but it still feels as if they are trying to make the most of of what they can still charge. But for me personally i only buy the loadouts cause seperatly buying the rest just isnt worth it to me(again why a bit of incentive iron rewards needs to be available, via extra tour stars, winning mvp, winning match, or playing certain amounts) besides all that BRING BACK GAURDIAN!!!”
TL:DR, the community seems to hate the TOD, Store and Hero system as is; feel like PvE is being left out. AND WE WANT GUARDIAN BACK.
(This is a side not but I’ve recently gone back to Gears 3 so I can chip away at that Seriously 3.0 for my favorite (or 2nd favorite depending on when you catch me) game. And so far playing Gears 3’s horde, which has no customization as to bases and no hero system, feels a lot funner than Gears 5’s. Mainly because Instagib and Big Head Mode will never not be funny. BRING BACK MUTATORS!)
Here’s the Tweet I’ve sent to Gears/Dana.Octus (didn’t know who else to tag) hopefully traffic or attention might get their heads up to this rather serious issue.