I was waiting on additional feedback regarding this post
. I never got it. Unfortunately, I am 32 years old now and I have given a lot support for this franchise and no longer have the patience for it. I am talking 2008 EPIC game forums. I know vast of the player community doesn't care about my opinion and this is a new generation for this franchise. I am most likely complaining to an abyss. I've have announced various times that I was done with this franchise for x & y reasons. In the past, the reasons had been nullified by TC team members. I've had fun playing Gears 4 and I won't deny it. Not limited too, playing with some of the members at The Coalition late at night (and I had some fun times). I was really hoping I would get some feedback on this. I did not get it and while this might be bittersweet, I have to let this franchise go. It is no longer the same franchise I once knew.
Honestly, I don't know what the future of Gears entails. I am grateful that after some back and forth, and months of waiting, PING was implemented even though I had been requesting this for years, even at EPIC. The major problem I have with Gears is that it always feels that the multiplayer component is always in a "beta" stage. I've seen this franchise go from fully blossoming, to being on life support (Gears 2 TU2). I no longer have the same patience I once did for this franchise to at least morph into something worth while spending my online gaming time on. Consistent online infrastructure for playing online is crucial to me. I have to repeat, I no longer have the patience to deal with the discrepancies that the Gears of War franchise illustrates in Gears 4. I miss playing Gears. I do. There is no other game like it. The movement mechanic is was defines Gears, next to it's beautiful awe inspiring gore.
In the end, it is time for me to say good bye to Gears. I've been months deep playing Fortnite and while I do miss the gore, I don't miss the frustration that Gears provides along side the gore.
I want to thank The Coalition for all the time invested into this game and for continuing to keep the dream alive. Let's be honest here, as a community we were afraid Gears was dead after Gears Of War Judgement but you guys did a good job at the beginning in keeping the dream alive.
If it matters, here are my 2 cents as to why Gears 4 went down a dark path:
- Community division via Core/Comp
- Constant revisions of weapon tuning
- Constant revision of movement/aiming mechanics
If the game had been like Fortnite (free) then this would be justifiable but most of us paid $60 to play for a finished game. Sure, patches and fixes are always warranted but experiments when money is involved? Never a good thing.
Take care, god bless, I hope for the best for the future of this community and this franchise. Again, thank you for the good memories and the fun times.