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Veknoid_Outcast said:
This is really terrible news. I can forgive the limited online multiplayer modes. I can even forgive the absence of bots, even though this game is perfect for them.

But I can't, in good conscience, forgive the lack of voice chat. This game is a squad-based tactical shooter. Players need to be able to communicate with each other.

I hope, at the very least, voice chat among friends is provided.

They'll probably add it after enough people complain. The game's gonna be popular.

One missing feature I'm bummed about is that there won't be the ability to create a team of people you want to play with, so that you could at least use skype to communicate, knowing you'll be teamed up with friends.



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I'm more disturbed by there being no bots than lack of communication. Painting the field is simple enough but what if one side is short a player or two? What if someone disconnects suddenly? That would leave the team at a disadvantage.



-Random matching is done world wide, game tries to place you with players close to your skill level based on ratings

This sticks out like a sore thumb... Connectivity is essential in a game like this and its practically abandoned with this statement. The online will be unbearable.



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I wish I could give a damn about this game.



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

you know? i've never played an online shooter with bots. I honestly forget they exist.



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I wish I could care about games like this and Starfox, but I don't.



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Jumpin said:
I wish I could care about games like this and Starfox, but I don't.


One more time. You're almost there. 



I have no issues with this. I think the only issue I have is that there is only the 4v4 mode. I was hoping for something along the lines of a Horde mode against the octopi.



I honestly have no problem with any of that.

4v4 should not need bots. Most 12v12 PC games no longer offer bots anyway.

Voice chat I would wager is used by under 10% of players on online games. Possibly less. Besides, being matched with randoms is herding cats at best, fighting yourself at worst.

As for the only one mode, I took it they meant 4v4 was the only configuration. Even if it is one mode, I don't mind.

The vast majority of online gamers gravitate towards a single mode anyways. People howled for World of Tanks to add more modes and in the end they added an additional three and they were so barren that the devs removed one of the modes entirely. War Thunder has three different realism options but anything other than "casual" is abandoned. I would also wager that 90%+ of Call of Duty matches are Team Deathmatch.

Hell, the only map people play in all three counter strike games is De_dust2



burning_phoneix said:
I honestly have no problem with any of that.

4v4 should not need bots. Most 12v12 PC games no longer offer bots anyway.

Voice chat I would wager is used by under 10% of players on online games. Possibly less. Besides, being matched with randoms is herding cats at best, fighting yourself at worst.

As for the only one mode, I took it they meant 4v4 was the only configuration. Even if it is one mode, I don't mind.

The vast majority of online gamers gravitate towards a single mode anyways. People howled for World of Tanks to add more modes and in the end they added an additional three and they were so barren that the devs removed one of the modes entirely. War Thunder has three different realism options but anything other than "casual" is abandoned. I would also wager that 90%+ of Call of Duty matches are Team Deathmatch.

Hell, the only map people play in all three counter strike games is De_dust2


Yes but smart design is anti-hype!