Ok, I really love the map editor, and I'm pretty darn good at it too. Thats the only reason Im actually here still, and the only reason I bought the game. No editor, no deal.
Anyway, the other end of mapping, the MP, is just crap IMO.
The servers are still buggy as heck even after 2 patches.
We all get discon FROM UBI after waiting 20 min for a decent match.
Fire seems to ruin some people's servers.
People cant D/L maps unless they leave and come back to any given server multiple times.
PB continuously is a problem, but not the direct fault of the Dev team.
Most servers dont like to run maps that are not stupid BS tree outdoorsy nature hike maps.
Many other servers run maps that apparently took about 2 hours tops to make and require little to no skill or thought to produce.
Everyone fears hackers to the point of paranoia since PB does nothing at all to catch the real cheaters.
I just fired up 15 servers to test; only 9 stayed active beyond the login. All others instantly crashed. (NO NOT MY HARDWARE)
I cant even delete maps from my profile. It seems everyone else in the world can, but I get a stupid 'internal" error message every time. WTF
Maps published to Ubi and proven to be good files by many players D/Ling them from Ubi suddenly turns into an empty 1kb file not even classified as a FC2 map, yet comes from their server. (TOTAL BS)
Search function has gone to crap, especially recently added.
Hosting a simple match is an overcomplicated mess. I just played 007 Quantum of Solace, and hosted right through a wireless router connection, no ports specifically opened, no BS to go through before I play. Just click and go. I also host TF2, HL2 and L4D servers on a wired connection through my IP I specifically pay for for running these servers. Again, just click and go. But no, not FC2.
Hmmm what else did I miss? Im sure theres tons more.
Now there will surley be naysayers who claim that everything is just perfect on their end and they somehow miraculously recoded the game so it works right.
No. Dont bother, dont try. Im not listening.
Like i said, I really like the map editor, and the SP seemed ok from what I played (about 40% or so) Also, a few servers DO run good maps.
So, for anyone out there wanting to fight about my OPINION, dont try. I dont mean that every single map out there sux and i dont mean that every server blows too.
I guess I am supposed to be one of the lucky ones, because the game actually makes it beyond the splash screen on my rig. Also, I can actually host with a degree of success if it were not for crap hardware and crap programming on Ubi's end.
So, sorry Devs. I love the game and hate it so much all at the same time.