So have people been playing this?
I’m about 13H in and I’m having alot of fun now. Really getting the hang of stuff - mammoth potential here. Loving it.
Kingdoms Collide is going retail as well!
The two top Melee mods I was watching on the Source Engine, have both gone Retail. BS…and now Kindoms Collide; with Kingdoms Rise:
I don’t think it’s advertisement or stealing players away by posting this, I think they can co-exist. Both fill a genre. One is duel, BS, obviously, which KR will feature, but KR also has classes like Archer, Mage, ect…which allow for a type of Team-play, which can be a fun dynamic. I think some BS players would enjoy KR, and some KR players might enjoy BS, both communities could benefit, both are aimed at niches.
If anyone wants to try the sadly dead mod, you can get a feeling for combat mechanics that will be solid when finished.(IThey’re rough, but if you were in the 2011 beta for Blade Symphony, well, you know how bad THAT was.)
Really recommend looking into it. Can play over there, recommend BS to them, ect. It covers that aspect of Teamplay that BS lacks. Also a good one for not as srs business, I think I’ma gnab it the second it’s available.
Alpha, rough, but looks damn fun.
I spent only 3 hours playing this, I got it as a gift, I wish I could somehow get my friend a refund, but it’s not allowed for games without a true fault.(Not enjoying it is not enough to get a refund.)
I knew it was going to be silly, based off the premise. And I know it’s beta - but it’s also due out in less than two weeks. Unless almost everything completely changes, I can see you tossing aside all the goodwill you’ve gotten from the community.
Trying to balance such varied, and different teams, is nuts. Pirates reload insanely fast for the easy 1-hit kills they can get. The melee combat uses the same animations from Chivalry, even for stuff like Samurai and Vikings, completely different fighting styles. The range is insane. The game is COMPLETELY DOMINATED by range attacks. Historically accurate, perhaps, the one thing in the game that is, but it’s frustrating because I came here to play a medieval game.
I didn’t expect any great sense of balance, given the almost comedic nature of this expansion…but I expected you would at least try.
Watching a Viking chuck his shield at me, over and over as I try to close the distance, is just dumb. Blockable, but dumb. Watching as a Ninja comes in and just hugs you so close and constantly fast attacks, so that you can’t get a real swing off, due to hit stun(Terrible mechanic, by the way.)
I doubt even balance masters like Blizzard, with as many years of balance as StarCraft has, could ever actually get this to a balanced stance.
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The #1 guy is actually a stat padder. You go onto their forums and find out that his friends let them kill them alot to get his rank.
Pretty obvious when you see he has almost 3x as many Wins as JackBaldy. No one is THAT good.
Yeah, I know he’s #2…he is to good lol.
50x - no wins.
Just got the game the other night.
Played one random match, quit out to change some settings, joined another server.
DOing it’s whole “Intro” thing to who you are fighting, and I see “JackBaldy; Global Rank 2”
I go “Oh no, not you…”
Some spectator laughs. Having zero experience i proceed to be decimated in every way possible it is in that game. I fight for 2+ hours, trying to beat him, not even winning one round. Other players came and went, trying to beat him, but could not either. Guy’s a beast.
The #1 guy I thought would be pretty fearsome, but going to the BS forums, and looking at the Leaderboard…pretty obvious what’s been happening. JB has like 1200 wins, 100 losses. The #1 guy has 2666 wins, and 140 losses. More than double JB’s…cmon, no man can be that beastly. Looking at their forums, seems his friends let him kill them to get his rank up - now that’s lame. :P
Still, it’s funny, I just remember playing with him / against him in Chivalry, and the Team he was on, was the winning Team in Chivalry.
In BS - it seems, that fighting The Baldy results in death. So much so, that most people refuse to fight him. Weirdest part is I can’t tell how he is doing it. I went on to win every match against like 4 other guys for an hour, but I still couldn’t get him more than half-way.
The Legend of The Baldy lives on, in other games. I wonder what he’ll go to after BS? It’s strange, never heard of him til Chivalry, but now when I see him in a game - I know i am going to lose. He seems like he’d be real big into E-Sports like this.
By the way, he’s actually really cool, never saw him talk in Chivalry, but he was on Mic in BS and was overall incredibly relaxed and kept correcting mistakes you’d make.
I fought the #11 guy today and managed to beat him twice, to which he start flipping the fuck out and rage quitted. I beat the Rank #30 guy a few times and he just kept talking on his mic like “Man, I just don’t want to deal with this today…”
So, I’d say, considering He’s Rank #2 and he never bitches, that’s cool.