People that were also active in the old forum already know about this threads I opened from time to time. And because Hella meant in the past my "My experience - Beginner Channel EN1" thread should have been in General Discussions, I'm gonna make this one here, because I think some people can comprehend it at least to some point.
As I already mentioned in the "railgun" thread I don't really feel like playing anymore.
And before I start here I want to make the note that this is not a flame thread or some sort of it. I only write down my experiences as I see them. And I just feel like doing it, nothing more.
Let's start about myself. I started playing s4 league back in the open beta. I started with "unlimited", played later on a long time "sword only" and ended up again in "unlimited". The modes I prefer to play are/were Touch Down, Chaser, Captain and Siege. So it is going to be more or less around "unlimited" and the modes I mentioned.
Well what should I write here. It is the mode where I spent most of my playtime I guess. It is the obvious problem. The rooms are what a surprise TD ST2 rooms. It is not like I dislike this map at all. I had many games on this map but playing it over and over and over... It gets boring. I honestly can't play 2 games in a row on this map without getting bored anymore.
When I open a "unlimited" room and I choose the map tunnel (usually) it doesn't take like forever that people are joining. Playing the round until the time is over (what is the case most of the time) and after this people are leaving instantly. Well it wouldn't really be a problem if new people are joining but nobody is (whyever). It also doesn't really help to make a "Map Rota" room.
I was never the kind of player that was focusing on this mode mainly, but from time to time it is just nice to play it like every mode. The problem with it is more or less that 1. there are no "unlimited" DM rooms open at all or 2. there is nobody joining the room or 3. you are going to join a "sword only" DM room and end up in a Jump Room. I guess thats more or less it.
Chaser unlimited got recently killed by a certain weapon so there are not really "unlimited" chaser rooms anymore. And I can understand that. I don't feel like getting spammened in a corner while beeing chaser unable to do anything as much as hitting the chaser with my rifles and seeing the enemy getting spammed by it. It is just like that. In "sword only" there are some rooms open but like 1/4 of the room is just afk there. And the map "Alice house" is just perfect because you can't hit the afk chaser or getting him voted out because other people are afk as well...
Captain, Siege, Battle Royal, etc
Well the other modes. While they are beeing good they have their own problems. I think you know more or less of them. The thing is you won't really find a room of them or a room of them where people actually play. I'm not online to be in a "Jump room" or a "Farm room". If other people do so it is their thing and I have nothing against such rooms but I'm online to play. It is a game. I mean it is here to be played right? These modes can be fun if you play em like they are used to be!
Yeah! Now everyone of you get a piece of the cake! Nah just kidding.
The main reason I stopped playing "sword only" is not because of the mode itself, it is because of the community. I don't point at you with my finger and say everyone is like that but the "sword only" community is full of "ego" players and people that are insulting each other at least in the TD mode where I spent most of my time. You also have these "black sheeps" in the "unlimited" mode but honestly said it is not so much there.
In Game - Votekick
This is something I can understand but can't understand at the same time. There are new players that want to play the game and because they are not as good as other players they getting votekicked. I can understand that this game is about competition and that you want to win your game, but you can't just blame a person because he/she has not so much experience. Kicking newer players all the time out is dumb (sorry but it is). While you got the experience he/she doesn't get the chance at all to get some of it. It is also killing the game believe it or not.
- Just something that happened to me recently was: One of my teammates wanted to kick an amateur player out. I told him I won't press y. He started to insult me and asked me "if I can enjoy this round with a player weak like this that is like doing nothing?" My answer was kinda obvious (at least for me xD) "sure I can enjoy it with him but not with someone like you. If you have a problem with it just leave the room". Blocklisted him and end of the story (not sure if this is interesting xD)
Forum and Discord
Even if this is not really a point why I don't feel like playing anymore but I just wanted to mention it.
The forum and Discord is mostly here to help people with problems and to gather Feedback. Sure it is also nice to have some contact with the CMs and GSs but mostly it is here for the point mentioned. So (even if I have my phases (I'm also just a human xD)) please be nice and respectfull as much as you can. There are people that have some different point of view that you suggest. Respect at least constructive feedback.
I guess that's more or less it. Maybe I'm gonna edit it if I feel like I miss something. For people that think I'm going to quit or telling me I should just quit, up before: No I won't, maybe later. I'm just not as much online as I'm used to be.
And at the end: Sorry for my english I'm austrian