PS3 News: Zipper Interactive Working On MAG Balancing Issues - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Zipper Interactive Working On MAG Balancing Issues

MAG is one of those games that needs to grow and expand with time; the potential for this massive online shooter is through the roof.

But perhaps one of the first major fixes that comes down the pike will involve the perceived balancing issues. Many ardent players claim there are definite advantages and disadvantages to playing as one of the three Factions - Valor, Raven, or S.V.E.R. - and this makes the game a little unfair. These complaints have finally reached a pitch discernible by developer Zipper Interactive and they're currently looking into the issue. This much we know by reading comments left by Zipper Senior Community Manager for MAG, Jeremy Dunham, over at the PlayStation Blog.

"We are always working on the balancing for all three factions — this is a job that will never truly be done since there are so many contributing factors thanks to online play, new strategies, creative exploits, etc. Don’t expect us to stop looking for things to adjust for a long, long time."

Further down, Dunham says that when there's "an overwhelming perception" that balancing issues exist, the team must be "committed to looking into what the facts are to determine what needs to be adjusted." There's little doubt that Zipper Interactive is definitely keeping a close eye on their baby and as we said in the review, it'll be very interesting to see where this game stands at the end of the year. It could very well be the finest, deepest online shooter experience out there.

Related Game(s): MAG

2/9/2010 10:34:07 AM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (65 posts)

fluffer nutter
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:12:00 AM
Reply

Nice to see that they are committed to working on this thing. They'd be nuts if they weren't overseeing the growth of this MMOFPS. It's not my cup of tea but I like reading about developers who are smart enough to maintain their ambitions. Would it be possible for PSXE to do a follow-up review of this game in say 7-8 months? That'd be pretty interesting.

Last edited by fluffer nutter on 2/9/2010 11:12:15 AM

Agree with this comment 12 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zorigo
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 1:13:52 PM

strangely, what you said made complete and utter sense.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nickjcal
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 4:29:46 PM

yea i noticed that. I was on sver yesterday won like 10 matches then finally lost one. I ended up switching sides though as i didn't particularrly like svers attachments compared to ravens. so switched to raven and won some lost some. Valor lost all the matches haha.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

huskerfan_101
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 6:01:40 PM

honestly I think its just to little to late. The player count is dropping every week. The review scores are out and they're not good. I love this game and wish it to do well. I just think that they had 5 months of beta. And couldn't get it then. And then they say that they are perceived issues like it's us the gamers that are seeing an imaginary problem.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

BeezleDrop
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:26:53 AM
Reply

As MAG looks pretty fun I too believe it is not my cup of tea, I was reading about how all of the "good" players chose S.V.E.R and couldn't lose. When I was playing the Betas and the Demo I chose S.V.E.R and won and lost some, it seemed balanced then. My top FPS this year will be Bad Company 2, its first review received a 95! I'll expect PSXE to give it a 9 or so, hopefully.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 9 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:37:55 AM

Not true. It really comes down to how your faction and platoon is thrown together. I've joined the Raven network and played a few games last night. We won all of matches except the last two. One loss was against S.V.E.R. and the other was against Valor.

The game has lots of potential and is actually a quite refreshing change from the Call of Duty franchise.

The key to victory is having a squad that works together. Communication is key. Sometimes you will get a crap team, but as long as another squad does their part your faction can still win the battle. I would say that more than half the time I have been part of a squad that works together and uses voice communication.

MAG is definitely like a fine wine. It is improving over time.

Agree with this comment 12 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:18:22 PM

eh bad company is not that great to me. i've played the demo. but i have to pick up mag.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:04:32 PM

Yeah I hate to judge demos but BC 2 wasnt at all as great as the hype has been. It was fun but didnt have the appeal to keep me coming back.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:12:21 PM

yeah i think bfbc is an aquired taste. something about it depresses me while i'm playin it. i don't know what it is

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:35:17 AM
Reply

That's an interesting statement from Dunham. I somehow suspect that the "long long time" he's referring to is directly related to how well the game sells.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:40:45 AM

"he's referring to is directly related to how well the game sells"

Agreed.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Hezzron
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 11:57:36 AM
Reply

I'm glad they're working on it, it certainly had issues. But with the reviews already out and written in stone, you have to wonder if it's too little, too late to impress those who were on the fence at launch.....not that it got horrible reviews, just somewhat lower than the competition.

Anyone have sales numbers? I wonder how well it's doing.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 12:17:59 PM

Don't have the numbers, but I read that the game has been number 1 on the PS3 chart for the past 2 weeks.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:19:30 PM

it sold 332,000 the firest week. thats pretty good. second week i'm not sure yet. might be @ 500k already

Last edited by ace_boon_coon on 2/9/2010 2:20:04 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:33:32 PM

I hope it goes platinum. Over time im sure it will but its a game worthy of it.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SILVERAMMO
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 12:01:05 PM
Reply

once i get my new ps3 im getting this with gow 3 bfbc2 and ff13 and heavy rain

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

animalmother
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 9:16:44 AM

MAG + BFBC2 + COD6 + GT5 = your paradise

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

maxpontiac
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 12:12:34 PM
Reply

I am a level 33 Valor, and I still fail to see the "balance" issues that are brought up.

I have been on the business end of SVER's and Raven's boot roughly the same amount. I also have been involved in an equal amount of major victories against both teams.

In my experiences, it all comes down to the individual performances of the squad/platoon. Sometimes you have good match ups, and while other instances, you simply do not.

My only gripe is I wish all suppression maps were available to each PMC, because sometimes I just feel like shooting people and not worrying about the objectives.

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 12:21:13 PM

Having more suppression maps would have been nice. DLC maybe?

I don't really see many balance issues, aside from being on the Attacking team in Domination mode is VERY tough. I think they have done a fine job with Acquisition as it really comes down to how well your squads and platoons work together.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

phantomMenace
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 1:12:40 PM

The only balance issue that I have really seen is the layout for the bunkers in acquisition and domination. I am a lvl 53 Raven player and I have noticed that Valor's bunkers seem to be a little spread out so its harder to defend but not too bad. Raven probably has the most balanced layout and SVER's layout is probably the most unfair because they are all close together and pretty much in a straight line. Now this doesn't mean that it can't be taken out because I have done it several times but it is far more difficult than attacking Raven and Valor.(played different teams in the beta)
So maybe if they were to tighten Valor's bunkers a little and spread out SVER's like the other two teams' it would be much better. The only other issue I have is how accurate the LMGs are it is very annoying to be literally sniped by a guy far away holding an LMG.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

maxpontiac
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 1:45:56 PM

phantomMenace -

As a part-time LMG user who occasionally uses the MK 40 as a sniper killer, allow me to explain.

I have only killed snipers with my LMG when I have complete surprise on them and are well within range. I delpoy my bi-pod, aim down my EOtech, and fire off a few rounds at the snipers head.

Without the bi-pod, the MK 40 is not that accurate, and requires some "sensitive" use of it. Now with the bi-pod, it's does what it was designed to...

Nynja -

Perhaps. And might pay for DLC if it's a good deal. I have already paid $20 more then I did for Socom, which is an online game only as well.

Last edited by maxpontiac on 2/9/2010 1:47:28 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

phantomMenace
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:28:02 PM

@maxpontiac:
I'm not saying its a terribly overpowered weapon I have been killed by it and have killed many people using it so that really isn't the issue I just think that for some of the long range shots that I have been hit by it was far too accurate considering the only things I could see were the shots being fired. And I understand the bi-pod to me that is one of my favorite features of the game, it actually works. This really wasn't my biggest complaint it was just something that made me go "WTF?". Thanks for the input though.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

elass0wyp0
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 1:35:56 PM
Reply

In time, the players and game will refine itself. We'll have to wait a bit for the renters and samplers to get frustrated and give up on it. That or the next best hyped game to drop.

Good to see that balance is being monitored by the devs tho.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

maxpontiac
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 1:48:02 PM

Excellent point. It is good to see Zipper keeping an eye on things.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tlpn99
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 1:51:33 PM
Reply

3 copies been returned to my local game shop already. People moaning about the lack of maps or something. I was told today as I was buying Bioshock 2.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 4:39:42 PM

lack of maps? modern warfare morons. they just dont get the scope of the game. sure you play on the same maps but depending on your team, it can be damn hard or easy. they're probably the ones that rush to the objective no questions asked while i pop them in the head with my fifty cal.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 6:24:55 PM

There is the same amount of maps as any other game if not more. It just depends on the game mode your playing. Each faction plays in its own area around the world, for example when Valor is defending the maps are in Alaska or North American territories. The maps switch between game modes, and as I said what PMC your playing and wether your defending or attacking. There is 3 PMC's, 4 game modes including suppression, that makes 12 maps. I think MW2 only has 8-10 not sure.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/9/2010 6:31:00 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

carl0975
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 7:12:53 PM

Technically there's 15 maps, there's a basic training map for each faction as well(and you get a nice one-time xp boost for doing the basic training)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:01:24 PM

true you are correct carl!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/9/2010 9:03:18 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 1:58:36 PM
Reply

I must say I see a lot of Valor useres in here which is the faction I chose. Now I'm not going to complain because the faction I chose has a less chance of winning because If i wanted I could just delete that character and start over, but I like Valor. I wll say though that to me on the aqusition maps in particular Valor has the hardest work to do.

Maybe this doesnt involve the balancing of the teams, but when defending, Valors bunkers are easily approachable, and very hard to defend. Considering Valors maps are set in the woods type environments objects such as trees, and creek beds block the sight of cover fire for the bunkers. Even more so there is no plain view of the oncoming opposition. As an attacker It seems both S.V.E.R. and Raven have a much easier time defending because there bunkers have a clear sight advantage being in the suburban, or desert landscapes.

Honestly if as a Valor we do aquire the vehicles in aquisition its down to the wire. We may win but with little time left. When defending it almost seems inevitable that the opposing teams get you vehicles. The time it takes is rediculous, just the other night we lost in 3 min. roughly. Granted I've been on a team that has won in that time but I count count the times on my hands that Ive lost in that time.

Now before I get hate that im jjust upset with my faction or am being defensive, I could easily just change characters. I dont mind because the teamwork aspect is great and Im not a poor loser, this game is too much fun to worry bout that stuff. But I do see some balancing issues.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/9/2010 2:00:46 PM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:25:53 PM

i heard sver has the worst map to attack cause it's so out of place

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:11:39 PM

I first said I dont know that I have attacked sver on aquisition, but I take that back. I have and its by far the hardest thing to do. There bunkers have clear sight at you all the way. You not only have to cross a bridge to get to the other side where there bunkers can pick you off, or run in the dried up river bed where its wide open.

If you mean in sabotage then yes. S.V.E.R. map when attacking on sabotage is very hard. To place a charge you basically run to there spawn (at A) and then u have to climb some stairs with your back to there spawn. Its a snipers heaven as well with all those people running with there backs at you. It can be done but very difficult. Thats another example while defending for Valor in sabotage, the charge placements are on the ground, very easy to attack us, especially with a few good placed gas grenades. It just seems Valor has a harder time defending in all game modes.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/9/2010 3:14:51 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:13:56 PM

wow that's crazy. i'm still undecided which pmc to go with. i'm leaning towards valor.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:24:15 PM

Yes its a great game, and Valor is a great faction. The weapons u use for Valor are exceptional, obviously on par with the other factions, but you should be more familiar with them.

Dont let what I've said sway your decision. Valor is a great faction. My complaints may be miniscule in the grand scheme of things as I know as well as anyone the way to win is by using teamwork.

If you do choose valor let me know and we can team up my 3 roomates and I and 2 other friends of mine play regularly.

PSN id- BigRailer19

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:30:10 PM

yeah i read up on the pmc's and valor seems to be the most balanced. sound good. i should be gettin it this week. i've been hinting @ my GF to get it for me for v-day lol



psn: ace_boon_coon

Last edited by ace_boon_coon on 2/9/2010 3:31:48 PM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:26:18 PM
Reply

AHH the popup ads are back.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:31:10 PM

Where? I haven't seen one in years.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Bo0mKiiD
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:27:45 PM
Reply

I just want the sabotage sver map to disappear. Everything else is fine.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

phantomMenace
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 2:39:07 PM

This is one of the maps that I absolutely hate playing. First of all the staircases going up to the points make you turn your back to SVER's spawn and second there is nothing but wide open space between the points and where you spawn. However, I have found a route that is almost never guarded and I can cap A on my own and hold it for a little while(sometimes, I use the shotgun). If you are Raven and would like to see how I do it I could show you. Whenever I get a group that works together and will actually follow me capping A is really quite easy. But a lot of ppl don't have mics or they don't listen, or they mute.

psn: phantomMenace84

Last edited by phantomMenace on 2/9/2010 2:40:29 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

animalmother
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 9:28:16 AM

I NEVER want to lose my homeland. I'm S.V.E.R. and you wanna know something? This game is like war...although without serious consequences. In war sometimes you have to attack nasty areas, bases or fortifications, the beaches of Normandy are the best example.

Saving Private Ryan is a great example, you only saw one squad and followed them(Hanks squad) but do you remember how easily they got mowed down just after getting off the landing boats? Did you see how they had to get off in face of massive gun implacements, Snipers and riflemen. There are many other examples more recent and more distant. These things need to be done in a reality where your ass or your brothers is on the line. Yet you hesitate to do it in a video game?

So your mission is hard, boo-hoo, Raven AND Valor both have affective camo in more enviroments where as our orange/tan camo is only fit for dusty/desert places. Again your mission is harder and more difficult to accomplish but that will only serve to make your faction have better players as you constantly have to attack a better laid out base.

Im not venting or offended, but this is just an honest rebuttle. Stop complaining, pull yourself up your bootstraps and get the mission done regardless of factors.

Now you may hate on me.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:19:26 PM
Reply

I just want to say this game is complex and needs teamwork to achieve this. I dont know who has read my posts, but I have won games and those games I won were done so using great amounts of teamwork. It may seem like Valor has a hard time winning because of this or defensively the maps are not at our advantage as it seems, but otherwise it's still a great game.

It's the first game I've played that I dont care about Kill to death ratios and winning. I mean I want to win but it's a WAR not a battle.

Besides my complaints I love the game.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/9/2010 3:20:12 PM

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fuk u
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:23:09 PM
Reply

sounds like this game has a bit of problems. I heard that MICS play a fairly important role in this game and not everyone has a MIC a friend told me it gets annoying at times? have you all had a problem with MIC situation? that was one of the things that made me back off this game, + no campaign mode.. but im sure it will be fixed. Uncharted2 has a crap way of balancing too.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 3:27:56 PM

The mic situation is annoying. This game should ahve been sold with mics. The reason being is U need to use team work.

The worst thing is getting a platoon leader or even a squad leader without mics. They can issue orders via the d-pad, which is how orders are taken anyways. But with out verbal communication with as much action thats on screen its tough. For instance the aquad leader sets fragos or objectives to carry out using the d-pad. Thos objectives flash which is an obvious sign of where to go. But Again without verbal communication its annoying.

The games great with or with our SP mode, and even worth playing with or without a mic, as you can still issue orders assuming your role in command is high enough. The great experience lies within great teamwork though! Mics are essential to this.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/9/2010 3:31:15 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 4:45:52 PM

hahaha, i led a team with people full of mics and it was horrible. basically most of my squad were speaking japanese,lol. i got to hand it to zipper though, i assume they are from japan but there was no lag at all.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 5:55:08 PM

Zipper is in Washington. But isn't it amazing the servers are fantastic!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

carl0975
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 6:33:21 PM

You do realize that you can easily get a brand new mic for about $10 on ebay, right?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 6:38:18 PM

Thats my point exactly, if you can afford the game you can buy a mic. I guess what should have happened was to release a mic with the game, like Socom did.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

JackC8
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 4:48:27 PM
Reply

You would think they would have some mechanism in place to collect statistics and know if there were balancing issues - without the players having to get in an uproar about it.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

BeezleDrop
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 5:08:40 PM
Reply

Dang guys, no need to sabotage me because I grew up playing Battlefield games and prefer them. So I was unimpressed with the MAG betas and demo, I will pick it up when it goes down in price. My friends playing say its pretty fun so that sounds good to me. There really isn't a lot of hype surrounding Bad Company 2. It's overall a solid shooter with a fun online component. MAG has that too, but Bad Company has a Single Player Campaign and Massive Maps and plenty of them. You do not have to like Bad Company but don't hate because I do.

It's completely obvious MAG is all about team work, but mostly if people do not use Mics it shouldn't be a big deal, you know what your objective is and how to complete the mission so Go To It!

Last edited by BeezleDrop on 2/9/2010 5:09:33 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 5:57:04 PM

The mic situation is indeed more useful than not. You can set fragos as a leader of a squad platoon or team with out the mics but verbal communication is a high priority.

as for BC2 i like it just not what i thought i would!

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

carl0975
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 6:40:16 PM

Agreed, I've been saved a few respawns by team mates who warned me about people camping over their bodies, or who warned me about people coming up on the flanks.

Last edited by carl0975 on 2/9/2010 6:40:31 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Streets_74
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 5:59:01 PM
Reply

Its a funny thing happening here, I'm hearing the same story from two different factions, and I can agree, as a Raven member now and a Valor member in the beta, that SVER has a slight advantage. First thing I noticed was SVER's guns seem to be stronger than both Valor and Ravens, I confirmed that by picking up a couple of thier weapons I was dropping them alot quicker and with less bullets. But to be honest I don't mind that because I have a winning track record which means I'm beating team with better equipment, take that to the bank. Not only that but it gives me a sense of achievement when we completely run through SVERS sabotage and aquisition maps, domination not so much this where I think their layout is superior to others. But I win there to just not as often, but I do notice that when I'm with my clan we run through people with ease, all because we actually go in with plan of attack and not run around like we're playing COD so its all in the way you play and who you play with get with some team players and you'll see what I mean.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

carl0975
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 6:38:24 PM

SVER's guns are slightly stronger, but they're also slightly less accurate and they have a bit more recoil, whereas Raven and Valor's guns tend to focus a bit more on accuracy and having less recoil.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Cholo Gamer
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 9:34:04 PM
Reply

When I purchase MAG Iam joining Raven. Raven looks like a deadly squad.

Can oyu make you r on clan inside the factions?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 10:17:21 PM

yes you can create your own clans.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Banky A
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 12:30:36 AM
Reply

Valor! Fixes!!
BTW, how many maps does M.A.G. actually have? I don't own the game.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 1:30:49 AM
Reply

is that not the point of having 3 factions, each to have their advantages and disadvantages?
you cant have all 3 being carbon copies otherwise it would be boring.
sounds like their complaining about water being clear to me.

though there not complaining about what they should be the hit detection LAG!
was at a friends place today and he was playing MAG, we walk through a corridor and a sniper blows his head off but he does not die for a few more seconds.
this one also happened me in the beta, a enemy is in front of him but has his back turned so raise the reticule and pop him in the head with a shorty.
so he turns around pops 2 shots into my mate than were both dead, like 5 seconds after we shot him.
honestly it feels like zipper have done nothing since the beta ended.
im glad i did not get this because well it sucks!
now i know why its been getting 7s across the board.
hey a review i actually agree with, hells finally frozen over thank you dantes inferno!
all zipper had to do is give us another SOCOM and they would of got much more commercial and fan base praise than MAG will ever give them.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Bigtuna1
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 8:22:07 AM

Is that the only game you care about. Just because they didn't give you another socom all you can do is bi#@h about MAG. They went out and created a better game than socom ever was and you just can't stand it. Yes it has a few minor issues but they are truly far and between. I've already put in over 60hrs and only experience these issues a few times. Nothing like Socom and the crap game that was. Hit guy 10 times nothing, he hits you once, dead. So just get over it and accept the fact that socom sucks and if they're smart they will never make another one again.

And quit being such a da^n pessimist.

Last edited by Bigtuna1 on 2/10/2010 8:23:09 AM

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

animalmother
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 5:56:27 PM

Im with you here Tuna. I have SOCOM and while i wouldn't say 3rd person shooters are my cup of tea, Socom was a pretty good game despite some flaws.
To slam this game(MAG) or call it inferior to SOCOM is absurd. The game runs smooth with soo much going on. hit detection is solid for the most part, only ever have very few instances that are short lived where it seems weird. That usually comes down to one individuals connection.

MAG is an awesome game, to say otherwise is mad.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 5:51:32 AM

you complain that "it guy 10 times nothing, he hits you once, dead."
but than thats EXACTLY! what MAG is.
sorry MAG will never be the game socom is.
theres a reason why during the beta every second sentence i heard was i wished zipper worked on socom instead of this crap.
hell if they really wanted to they could of made this the MP part of socom and than just release a SP mode.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

animalmother
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 8:34:55 AM

No offense nameless one. But if you think SOCOM is better, than you have the worst taste in games and probably do lines of coke in your bathroom, as does everyone else who agrees. SOCOM is a good game...but get over it, its a weaker game and its not just due 3rd person gaming.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

animalmother
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 9:34:08 AM
Reply

I guess the maps may be a bit varying in terms of layout difficult but who cares. Its a war game not eveyr base is easy to attack or defend, thats where each soldier has to go beyond his comfort zone to get it done.

Im S.V.E.R. proudly as i joined SVER because the very definition of the Faction relates to me. Our base may be harder but ultimitely any whiners on other factions need to get over it. You're lucky to have a harder task ahead of you because it challenges you more and consequentially gives you better mental experience and skill.

As for the Weapons, yes our weapons may be powerful, personally i like the SASR, but they have more recoil and a bit less accurate.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Bigtuna1
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 3:36:08 PM

Hey animal, I know you are already in a clan and so am I, but if you want to you can send me a friend invite and we can still throw down together. The most we ever got in a squad at the same time is 7. It works but it'd be nice to have everyone on the same page. Let me know, my psn ID is the same as here.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

animalmother
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 5:49:08 PM

Of course we can still throw down. We're both on the same faction, so while our clans are different, our loyalties are to the same army ;).

My ID is animal84

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Robotros
Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 2:36:23 PM
Reply

MAG is a good game. The reason they say that the balance issue is a matter of perception is because maybe it is? Think about it.

MAG is all about teamwork anyone that is any good at the game can tell you that. A majority of the beta testers joined sver when the game came out. And a majority of SVER has mics for now. You see more and more noobs... for lack of a better word playing in SVER suppression matches lately.

Saying the game is unbalanced because the players playing the game are on unbalanced skill levels is just ridiculous. Its like saying the game of football is unbalaced as a game when the colts play a team like the lions. I'm not a colts or lions fan just making a point based on each teams strength in recent years.

Players seaking to obtain all the trophies will switch factions once they reach level 60 and the balance will switch. New players coming in will also affect the balance. Your not dealing with small game matchmaking where a player can find himself on either side. Your taking about 64+ player match making placing you on YOUR chosen faction.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Did Advanced Warfare save Call of Duty?
Yes, CoD is back on track!
Possibly; it was a positive step.
The jury's still out...
No, CoD is still doomed.

Previous Poll Results