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(Battlefront 2 Balance) Just bought this game. Very disappointed overall.

Dexter
4 posts Member
edited March 2019
This game is truly one of the worst DICE has ever put out (I can't speak to BFV having not played it yet). It looks incredible, runs smooth as butter on my old system and has a veneer of polish to it. That disappears very quickly though. It took me about ten hours to figure out this game is actually terrible.

The multiplayer is one of the worst implemented of any DICE game. To begin with, I get terrible connection issues no matter what time of day I choose to play. I have fiber optic net, so this shouldn't be happening at all. In fact, Battlefront 2 is the only multiplayer shooter I've encountered this issue with in the past few months. Glitches and bugs start to become apparent too in the multiplayer, further sullying the experience.
The most unforgivable flaw of the multiplayer though, is the team balance. To put it simply, there is no auto-balance feature in this game. There is no choosing teams or swapping teams in this game. This guarantees stacked teams and frustrating games for the majority of the play time. I played four games in a row today in which the teams were heavily stacked against us. Every player on the enemy team finished with approximately double the score of the corresponding player on my team IN EVERY GAME.
For instance, if I placed 15th with a score of ~3,000. The enemy player who placed 15th would have a score of ~6,000... The 1st place player on my team would get 10,000-11,000 whereas the enemy player who placed 1st would frequently score 22,000+... This is NOT a fun experience. If you're on the losing side the game feels stacked against you, if you're on the winning side the game feels too easy, boring and quick. It baffles me that DICE released a game like this without even thinking this might be an issue. What baffles me even more is that this game was released a year and half ago and DICE still haven't addressed it.

In my opinion, this game is done. I certainly won't be playing it again anyway. Back to Rising Storm 2 and Battlefield 4 for me. GG DICE. WP.

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  • CaptainM09 wrote: »
    bye bud

    Thanks for the bump :)
  • Relmets
    2732 posts Member
    Add free for all
  • mandalorj wrote: »
    You'll have to excuse Captain, Dexter. You're new here but since this game has been out, there are certain people who are of the mindset that if you have something critical to say about this game, you should leave. They don't like suggestions that might make the game better.

    If it were up to them, we wouldn't even be getting a new game mode in a few weeks. This game was perfect when it came out and it's perfect now. Make no mistake though, the people who play this game and are vocal about issues, are the reason for the improvements.

    Well said MandalorJ and thank you. I appreciate the support. This game has huge potential and I hope it's eventually realized. Maybe I'll check out the new game mode in the coming weeks, but I'm gonna take a break for now I think.
  • JediPacoElFlaco
    1851 posts Member
    edited March 2019
    @F8RGE @EA_Charlemagne

    The lag problems are true.
    El lag in this game is exaggeratedly usual.

    I play other multiplayer games and it doesn't happen.

  • Dexter wrote: »
    In my opinion, this game is done. I certainly won't be playing it again anyway. Back to Rising Storm 2 and Battlefield 4 for me. GG DICE. WP.

    First of all, this worst balance of all times is NOT a DICE issue. It's purely EA made. The problem is Origin's "friends" system. DICE has no influence whatsoever, on how Origin is run, so they cannot be blamed for it! See, many players, who are in the game (in fact most of them), have established "friendships" with other well-experienced players. So Origin's system has it, that THOSE "friends" always play together. ALWAYS! And so, in many, many games you have the experienced players on one side and the new players on the other. This CANNOT be balanced, by NO means, but Origin is not interested in changing their strange system.

    But in any case, you are right, matchmaking is a desaster and it takes all the fun out of this game. It is no fun at all, when it is so easy to win without any effort and it is much more frustrating, when your team doesn't stand a single chance. Doesn't make much sense, fighting a fight you can't win, nor in real life, nor in a game. EA fail to see that. And so the game is getting worse and worse. In one week I have only had VERY FEW balanced games, maybe four or five out of 50. With balance I mean, that the outcome is not predictable and the showdown is a close shave. There was a time, when EA seemed to have fixed the problem in the second half of 2019, but from january 2020 on, when a LOT of new players entered the game, it became worse than ever again. So, you're right, when EA doesn't want the game to be fun for everyone, there is only one thing that might help: Attack their money! Don't buy EA multiplayer games anymore, because there's always this Origin matchmaking system in the background ...
  • Bavolo wrote: »
    Dexter wrote: »
    In my opinion, this game is done. I certainly won't be playing it again anyway. Back to Rising Storm 2 and Battlefield 4 for me. GG DICE. WP.

    First of all, this worst balance of all times is NOT a DICE issue. It's purely EA made. The problem is Origin's "friends" system. DICE has no influence whatsoever, on how Origin is run, so they cannot be blamed for it! See, many players, who are in the game (in fact most of them), have established "friendships" with other well-experienced players. So Origin's system has it, that THOSE "friends" always play together. ALWAYS! And so, in many, many games you have the experienced players on one side and the new players on the other. This CANNOT be balanced, by NO means, but Origin is not interested in changing their strange system.

    But in any case, you are right, matchmaking is a desaster and it takes all the fun out of this game. It is no fun at all, when it is so easy to win without any effort and it is much more frustrating, when your team doesn't stand a single chance. Doesn't make much sense, fighting a fight you can't win, nor in real life, nor in a game. EA fail to see that. And so the game is getting worse and worse. In one week I have only had VERY FEW balanced games, maybe four or five out of 50. With balance I mean, that the outcome is not predictable and the showdown is a close shave. There was a time, when EA seemed to have fixed the problem in the second half of 2019, but from january 2020 on, when a LOT of new players entered the game, it became worse than ever again. So, you're right, when EA doesn't want the game to be fun for everyone, there is only one thing that might help: Attack their money! Don't buy EA multiplayer games anymore, because there's always this Origin matchmaking system in the background ...

    Dude, this thread is almost a year old. way to necro.
  • Feelee6
    2415 posts Member
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  • ArchAngeL_777
    2748 posts Member
    edited January 25
    What game modes are you playing and what platform are you on?

    Matchmaking for me has been at it's worse in Heroes vs Villains and Galactic Assault. Capital Supremacy never seem to be unbalanced for very long. With how long a CS game can run, people dive in and out all the time which keeps a constant influx of players on both sides.

    Of course there's also co-op which none of this is really applicable.

    I'm on PS4 and the lag for me is minimal. For a good while now it's actually been performing better than Apex or BF4. I have a better chance in those games of seeing lag effects.
  • Feelee6
    2415 posts Member
    What game modes are you playing and what platform are you on?

    Matchmaking for me has been at it's worse in Heroes vs Villains and Galactic Assault. Capital Supremacy never seem to be unbalanced for very long. With how long a CS game can run, people dive in and out all the time which keeps a constant influx of players on both sides.

    Of course there's also co-op which none of this is really applicable.

    He's long gone
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  • Psy3d
    1211 posts Member
    edited January 25
    OP play BFV...and this game will feel pretty good after that. For an old game with a small team...this game is way better than BFV.

    Edit never mind...checked the date om the thread lol...stop necro'ing threads :D
  • Feelee16 wrote: »
    What game modes are you playing and what platform are you on?

    Matchmaking for me has been at it's worse in Heroes vs Villains and Galactic Assault. Capital Supremacy never seem to be unbalanced for very long. With how long a CS game can run, people dive in and out all the time which keeps a constant influx of players on both sides.

    Of course there's also co-op which none of this is really applicable.

    He's long gone

    Wow I didn't even notice how old this thread is. Good call lol
  • Dexter wrote: »
    This game is truly one of the worst DICE has ever put out (I can't speak to BFV having not played it yet). It looks incredible, runs smooth as butter on my old system and has a veneer of polish to it. That disappears very quickly though. It took me about ten hours to figure out this game is actually terrible.

    The multiplayer is one of the worst implemented of any DICE game. To begin with, I get terrible connection issues no matter what time of day I choose to play. I have fiber optic net, so this shouldn't be happening at all. In fact, Battlefront 2 is the only multiplayer shooter I've encountered this issue with in the past few months. Glitches and bugs start to become apparent too in the multiplayer, further sullying the experience.
    The most unforgivable flaw of the multiplayer though, is the team balance. To put it simply, there is no auto-balance feature in this game. There is no choosing teams or swapping teams in this game. This guarantees stacked teams and frustrating games for the majority of the play time. I played four games in a row today in which the teams were heavily stacked against us. Every player on the enemy team finished with approximately double the score of the corresponding player on my team IN EVERY GAME.
    For instance, if I placed 15th with a score of ~3,000. The enemy player who placed 15th would have a score of ~6,000... The 1st place player on my team would get 10,000-11,000 whereas the enemy player who placed 1st would frequently score 22,000+... This is NOT a fun experience. If you're on the losing side the game feels stacked against you, if you're on the winning side the game feels too easy, boring and quick. It baffles me that DICE released a game like this without even thinking this might be an issue. What baffles me even more is that this game was released a year and half ago and DICE still haven't addressed it.

    In my opinion, this game is done. I certainly won't be playing it again anyway. Back to Rising Storm 2 and Battlefield 4 for me. GG DICE. WP.

    Yet, here you are on this forum. Bye, spoon.
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  • X30R
    17 posts Member
    You posted nothing of substance and are complaining about balance. Firstly this games casual, and playing stacked teams doesnt constitute to a balance issue thats more to matchmaking.
  • IIPrest0nII
    5591 posts SWBF Senior Moderator
    Feelee16 wrote: »
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    Closed- necro.

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