Ive had Far Cry 2 since day 1. My teammates and I really enjoy Far Cry 2 and we play it daily. The problems that we have been seeing and experiencing with other players is the lack of care for this game by developers to make this game convenient for its players. After having lots of talks with other random players, here are a few things that people hate about this game and in my opinion draws them away from this game besides the fact that new released games are taking the toll as well.. Over the last few weeks, ive notice a HUGE decline in players playing Far Cry 2... Heck even GameBattles teams have been inactive and theirs only like 10 of them to begin with..
Issue # 1... Player Invite = I think the developers of Far Cry 2 tried sooooo hard to keep players from stat paddling in "ranked servers" that in reality it made it difficult for others who are just their for normal play.. If a player wants to stat cheat, he will and theirs nothing developers can do to stop it unless THEY take the TIME and ban peoples account for specious stats! I think "player INVITE" to a RANK server is a must fix! People still join together because theirs nothing that will ever stop friendship, but it is a hassle reconnecting everyone all the time.
Issue # 2. Servers crash at the end of each round on ranked servers..... Developers need to understand that it takes up to 10 minutes at times just to fill a server and so having a server "reset/crash" at the end of each map will only frustrate players for spending so much time just to get into a game. Why would someone play a game for 4 hours and spend 1 hour of that time just getting into servers?
Issue # 2. Server Names.. I think people are sick and tired of joining a server and the host not being their while the server is full... The host meanwhile is spending his time elsewhere (like the toilet maybe) while the rest of the players just waiting for him not knowing when he will be back......See if a host has time to walk AWAY FROM XBOX while hosting, you know theirs something wrong this picture. If people can NAME their server, people might recognize a server name that they are familiar to and join it once again knowing the host has a great server. Also, a lot of host BAN good players in the meddle of the game because they are not the ones wining and they want to collect glory in the end.
There are more issues with the game but not as big as these.... For all i see, Far Cry 2 is another good game gone bad by lack of developers support. Why does EA make the crappiest un-realistic games ever and yet their the most popular? Look how convenient they are to get started and be played instead of good games like Far Cry 2 and project IGI 2 and Delta Force 2.
Just my 2 cents... I think its already 70% late to save Far Cry 2 because most of the people who bought the game have stopped playing it, but at least theirs still a chance.... I just cant believe with all the competition Far Cry 2 is facing against other games they would take their sweet time to fix missuses like this. Simply amazing to me.