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Calrid
01-15-2014, 08:02 PM
Ok some people got the impression that I am expecting anything I say to be implemented let alone listened to, that is not the case, I know how it works so with that in mind:

Some things I'd like to see implemented to improve the game:

1) once you have completed the game turn off cut scenes, they get old fast for the 2 millionth time
2) make it harder in the new expansions, it's too easy when you get all the elite upgrades at least in ship battles, Elite ships aside which are pretty tough although beatable.
3) Allow ships to be renamed, aside from the Jackdaw obviously.
4) Pipe dream but multi player ship battles would be fun
5) They seem to be implementing measures to improve the player experience with regards to support, they should really of had in game support from the start, but meh. Would like to see it responsive and fairly quick to answer questions.
6) Customisable ships, you can use points (limited to x amount) to excel in areas you are strong in, like you can customise mp to some extent.
7) chat that's incorporated into the game rather than having to fanny about with shift + f2, frankly this is a no brainer. It's not a biggie but it would help on multiplayer particularly.
8) More multiplayer stuff, and more events, there don't seem to be many, although I understand probably stuff is in the pipeline.
9) A ranking system in single player that's more than just how much you play rather than what you do and how well.
10) Same with multiplayer rankings, but meh they are ok really.
11) A server for all formats (probably unlikely)
12) bonus points for buying the more expensive versions, ie mp credit.
13) you should only be able to score positively in mp no matter how crap your opponent is, miight already of been implemented not played mp in a while. You should always have a chance of winning against anyone no matter the situation, even if you are level 0 and they are 75.
14) Lifetime season passes for a hefty fee.
15) More characters in mp, cosmetic for the most part but would like to see at least 20 more.
16) option to skip cut scenes always regardless. See above.
17) Player liasons, people who are long time players who can have an avenue to support the Zeitgeist to Ubisoft (probably unlikely but meh, uit's an idea I've seen work well in other formats) Paid or unpaid, don't really care.
18) beta testing is more comprehensive when done by a mass cohort of players and cheaper than hiring soecialists to do it, and you can always have both.
19) Elite areas more of them in single player
20) hoping the expansions go further across the map to South America and maybe even the east indies, can be like Principé single locations, but the map is a little small even though expansions are pending, it needs badly to be bigger IMHO


ok that'll do for now, I have plenty more ideas, and feel free to shoot them down in flames. And no I do not expect any of these to be implemented, let me iterate that, they are just ideas...

Frag_Maniac
01-16-2014, 04:19 AM
SP
1. You've never seen the "Hold E to Skip" prompt after pressing E?
2. I'd favor having at least a 3 difficulty level structure to add replay value.
3. Doesn't interest me. Ships are about plundering, and the aesthetic stuff that DOES matter can already be customized.
5. Not sure what you mean by this.
6. I'd rather just be able to pilot any ship I capture in sp. Grinding out Jackdaw upgrades is time consuming enough.
9. Of no interest to me. In sp I only care about MY game experience. I feel if anything they're making sp tied to the net too much.
14. Definitely not. It should be per game at a price adjusted to the planned DLC, vs having to buy into lifetime trust in Ubi, which let's face it, is waning in a lot of customers.
16. No point to this or the first time you mentioned it, because you in fact CAN.
17. Sounds like an even worse form of social clique than this latest community crap they're putting in sp.
18. Look how poorly it works for EA. BF can still turn out to be a mess. Dev laziness just breeds a lack of quality.
19. Earlier you referred to "Elite" ships, when it sounded like you were talking about Legendary ships. Are you even in "sync" with the game's terminology?
20. New areas can be exciting. I'd like to see them go East a bit. There was heavy pirate activity in places other than just the Caribbean.

MP
4. I don't play mp in general anymore, this game's mp doesn't look too interesting, and ship battles are one of the least interesting parts of sp IMO.
12. Never liked anything that lends to the pay to win concept.
13. Don't know much about the mp point structure, but after comment #12, I have to assume you're asking for too much.

Calrid
01-16-2014, 04:04 PM
SP
1. You've never seen the "Hold E to Skip" prompt after pressing E?

Doesn't appear when you are on a new save, you have already seen everything twice and you have to watch it again, it gets old fast.



2. I'd favor having at least a 3 difficulty level structure to add replay value.

Well it already has 4 easy, medium, hard and legendary, the elite badly needs expanding with a few more on foot misstions perhaps or elite ships.



3. Doesn't interest me. Ships are about plundering, and the aesthetic stuff that DOES matter can already be customized.

Fair enough it is my bucket list though. :p






5. Not sure what you mean by this.

I read somewhere they are getting more staff and hoping to improve the feedback and response on issues. I may of dreamt it though. ;)



6. I'd rather just be able to pilot any ship I capture in sp. Grinding out Jackdaw upgrades is time consuming enough.

Excellent idea. Piloting a sloop/yacht/schooner against a galleon would be really challenging, I know you cant board pinnaces or gun boats, but that would be impressive if you could take down a galleon with one. :)



9. Of no interest to me. In sp I only care about MY game experience. I feel if anything they're making sp tied to the net too much.

As I said it's my wish list and there is no time limit on it, as it's before I die. But thanks for taking time to respond with your wants etc. :)



14. Definitely not. It should be per game at a price adjusted to the planned DLC, vs having to buy into lifetime trust in Ubi, which let's face it, is waning in a lot of customers.

Well tbh it's a long term idea should they recover their fan base or increase it but fair enough.



16. No point to this or the first time you mentioned it, because you in fact CAN.

I mean all cut scenes even the shortest ones, and I can't if it is the first time I have done it. Don't know about you but it wont allow me to.




17. Sounds like an even worse form of social clique than this latest community crap they're putting in sp.

Have you tried the community stuff? Sure it's not great atm, but there is room for expansion.



18. Look how poorly it works for EA. BF can still turn out to be a mess. Dev laziness just breeds a lack of quality.

Yes which impacts on their profit margins, which makes it common sense to value your customers and not fob them off, see my Henry Ford quotes on the other thread. He wasn't lying and his profit margins were incredible. Although i do understand the amount of money you have to spend and it is a recession. For future reference, read everything he ever said it is how to succeed in business in a few sound bites.



19. Earlier you referred to "Elite" ships, when it sounded like you were talking about Legendary ships. Are you even in "sync" with the game's terminology?

Ok no need to get pedantic. Legendary ships are elite, but whatever. Legendary ships then. It'd s hang up from LOTRO.



20. New areas can be exciting. I'd like to see them go East a bit. There was heavy pirate activity in places other than just the Caribbean.

Agreed. :)

China, Europe, The African coasts East and West and East and West South America, and also the East Indies and hence China and the island chains, and India. So it was pretty much global. North America too, although not so much as other areas. Wherever there was profitable trade their were pirates. Although by the time Blackbeard was on the scene the golden age of pirating had waned, now England had a strong naval presence in the WI to take on Spain and protect its interests, Spain was waning but still had a formidable Navy as did the other European powers. But Bill teach was one of the last and piracy was eradicated soon into the 19th century to a great extent. Privateering ( although it usually went by another name by then) remained long into the 20th century though which is basically hiring "pirates" to fight for the crown, and granting them immunity provided they only attacked enemy ships and not their own and to some extent their allies.


MP
4. I don't play mp in general anymore, this game's mp doesn't look too interesting, and ship battles are one of the least interesting parts of sp IMO.

It's not bad and I've never seen MP as all that important, in this type of game, it's fun to dabble every once in a while though.



12. Never liked anything that lends to the pay to win concept.

Aye me neither and I would never pay to win, but it does increase revenue. And it gives players who are seldom on, or not very good a way to compete without having to sacrifice too much time to the game, so that they can be competent without the investment of time it takes to really learn the game well. Some people are very busy, or just not very good, which is no ones fault not even The Romans. Not everyone is a 20 year veteran of the scene.




13. Don't know much about the mp point structure, but after comment #12, I have to assume you're asking for too much.

Actually not at all, I don't think in my lifetime any of them are unrealistic. The scoring system I think may already of been fixed so you can't get negative score, not sure.

Frag_Maniac
01-16-2014, 09:41 PM
AC has only ever had one difficulty mode. Best you can do in this installment is remove all HUD elements for a 2nd mode, then turn off Edward and Jackdaw health regen with a cheat after it's unlocked for a 3rd, but the latter you have to do via replays, so technically it's not a harder "game" mode because you can't even play the whole "game" that way, since Assassination Contracts are not replayable. I don't know where you got this easy, medium, hard and legendary stuff, the sp only has one difficulty mode as always, at least on PC. I'm not sure where you're getting "Elite" either, unless it's just something you picked up from another game as implied.

For me the only cutscenes that cannot be skipped are a few that they force you to watch because they're significant pivotal points in the story. The rest all have the Hold E to Skip option, regardless whether it's a new playthrough or not.

Yeah sure it's your bucket list, but you DID say feel free to "shoot them down in flames" now didn't you, and really that wasn't even anything close to a rant, let alone flame. I just don't think many would care that much about how the ship name looks, but figureheads, sails, and wheels, those are things that give the ship style.

Where you lost me on 5. was the "in game" support bit. After all this social net crap, I thought you may have actually meant support while "in game". LOL

The reason beta testing by players often fails is because they get tons of varied responses and they have to wade through them to see which are valid or not before they can even narrow it down to what needs fixing. You also get tons of different opinions on what should be prioritized or even omitted. All they really need is A) a game concept that is within the desires of most of their fanbase, B) a team of experienced testers that already know what to look for and how to diagnose it, and C) having the test team be on the same page with the dev team communication wise. It's not that the testing team concept is flawed, it's that a lot of developers don't have good enough test teams.

I''m not being pedantic, I'm just saying you need to stay within the game's lingo for conversations like this to not disintegrate. As you stated it must be your mistaking terms with another game. It's hardly obsessing over details too much when I imply you're mistaking terms after you've mentioned some that don't apply to this game.

I'm doubting they'll really add much if anything more in the way of new location addons unless they charge for them. Freedom Cry was pretty ambitious in itself for a free-with-pass DLC. I'm playing the AC3 Liberation HD addon right now, and even it is pretty streamlined and you only get a 25% discount with the Season Pass. It's very small in file size and when you get in game you can see how they saved much of the file space. No store interiors, not many building interiors in general you can interact with. Smallish simple map with lots of scripted moments where you micro warp to a spot. The bayou is kinda nice, but overly green and flowery for a Louisiana swamp.

Calrid
01-16-2014, 10:23 PM
You don't think going to harder areas is more challenging then?

Ok. You seem to be very cynical if you turned that blade on Ubisoft instead of against the users perhaps you could persuade them to have actual difficulty levels, or you could just make it harder for yourself in game by taking on more than you reasonably can handle with the ugrades you have in areas you have no right being in. Your choice. ;)





For me the only cutscenes that cannot be skipped are a few that they force you to watch because they're significant pivotal points in the story. The rest all have the Hold E to Skip option, regardless whether it's a new playthrough or not.

Well I don't know what version you are playing on but I can't skip any when I have never seen them before, which is frustrating to say the least. And I kid you not either, I broke my e key once trying to get it to skip. :P

And you can have a beta tester Dev only forum, where the devs frequently opine on the beta testers input when they have time, you seem to think the beta testers are expecting to change the world, they are not, one small victory though would sustain them for years. communication so that they are on the same page. It's really not that hard, it's been done for years and very successfully but like most people you have no idea what works and what doesn't from your narrow perspective. Communication I know it sounds a bit like a quote from BS bingo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzword_bingo") office style but it does make sense.

I'd do search for BS bingo as it is funnier but there you go: maximise your potential, think outside the box, be proactive not reactive! It's all bs people try to pass of on people who don't know any better, so how am I not thinking outside the box, or can you just say buzzwords like some nodding duck, and how do I get a contingent paradigm that is concurrent with real world practice? No, I thought not, you are talking BS in lieu of having anything intelligent to say, I have been at those sorts of meetings, it's pointless half the time and if anyone does say something interesting, likelihood is it's new different and you will be burnt at the stake. Humans nothing if not sheople... :P

Incidentally buzzword bingo aka BS bingo is on wiki, just click on the redirection links if you want to see it, clearly it is not working properly. :)

See anyone could be a cynic but you should try and change the system if you really care. That said I did that and got "made redundant for it" so careful, some people are not ready to actually think outside of the box, hell they don't even know where the box is. When you are tired of middle management you are tired of going around in ever decreasing circles. Promotion or the sack awaits generally and for every company that: every situation out there the only reason anyone will listen is if you have good ideas and you are right, really it's a test to see if you have any ability at all, and if not you can always stay in that place called purgatory... And there's always the shareholders or x, who want y now, but aren't prepared to wait for x which will lead to >y because baby wants it's bottle. ;)



Yeah sure it's your bucket list, but you DID say feel free to "shoot them down in flames" now didn't you, and really that wasn't even anything close to a rant, let alone flame. I just don't think many would care that much about how the ship name looks, but figureheads, sails, and wheels, those are things that give the ship style.

I did say that and I also thanked you for your input. So there is no problem. :)

The rest I agree with. But beta testers are free, and you can ignore them as you see fit.

Frag_Maniac
01-17-2014, 12:45 AM
The rest I agree with. But beta testers are free, and you can ignore them as you see fit.

Grow the hell up, geez. I don't ignore them I'm just realistic about the fact that on large ambitious games like BF they have not worked even as well as a good testing staff. You called me cynical with narrow perspective, yet you can't even fathom the difference between the typical scale in difficulty within one play through, and several difficulty modes where the entire game starts out harder. Then you come up with a lame bingo game example on testing, like THAT is something super complex. This is a fairly ambitious title. Just the terrain alone required tons of testing to make sure players wouldn't get stuck in certain spots.

I didn't even bother reading most of your gibberish because it's filled with more of your usual pompous attitude, which is probably why most didn't bother responding to this thread. They knew you'd be overly arrogant about what you think to be brilliant ideas, even though you don't have a clue about a lot of basic things. That's why I debated for a while whether I should bother jumping in, guess I was bored. Now I regret it.

Have fun clinging to your own way of thinking, must be lonely in there.

Calrid
01-17-2014, 01:10 AM
Christ you tell me to grow up and then launch into a childish rant. I think there's beam in your eye you should remove, before you remove the mote from mine. you really are quite bitter about the whole deal aren't you, well do something about it then and stop facking whining. No one cares.

The game requires tonnes of testing is that he best you could come up with. No ****ing **** Sherlock, but having an army of people do that, who you don't have to pay a dime for? And that is a bad thing? I don't get it?

Have fun being a dried up old hack who has nothing to contribute but spite and bile. Two can play at that game.


yeah I am pompous, physician heal thyself it was a facking bucket list of things I would like to see not my manifesto, I said that from the start, parles vous Anglais?

You seem to have a massive chip on your shoulder and a wedge up your rectum mate, I'd work on that. Or you could actually make a difference and stop pretending at people like you matter a damn? Your choice. I at least know that nothing I say here will count for beans in this mixed up world. You seem to think you matter, you don't as I said at the start no one is going to pay attention to anything I said, I did say that I said no one cares, I said that, I'll say it again it was just an idea, no one's going to listen. it was actually a means to get some ideas flowing, not for me to indulge my fantasies, and fair play you had one idea, but were far too busy criticising me, to get anything. If anyone else has a clue then clews up fair sail.

Idea people is what this game needs, critics clearly it has plenty already. No one will read or care about you ideas as I know only too well, some numb nut in some office somewhere removed from the game will dictate how it works because let's face it they know what the user base works because they just know demographics and ya last week we saw an increase in sales cause like ya I know that people like Ninjas and pirates and **** ya, and I am kinda not actually playing the game or listening to what people really want because yah I am too busy having bs bingo meetings with like the oh so demographic numb nuts who seem to think they can psychically work out what people want by magic. and they have had a team who are living in some office somewhere working on it for years to come up with something about hats. They are omniscient, even though they never ever will play the game,, they just know what the user wants, have absolutely no idea what people like, and couldn't give a damn anyway. :)

Middle ****ing management round them up put them in a field let them fight to the death and promote the last man standing, they're all for the most part cnuts. You pay peanuts you get monkeys, you don't pay people who actually play the game anything you get apes at least.

fsck me if you put half the effort into the sort of bile you just spewed at me you would be CEO of Ubisoft by now.

Calrid
01-17-2014, 01:47 AM
End of the day I do like how magically people know how something will not work despite never trying it as if they are some sage from the future in another dimension where it did not work. You do have to admire the conceit of a person who knows it wont work despite it never being tried. gk mate you win the award for I just know best because I am at the end of the day the big I am.

Anything if it'll stop you whining, my kingdom for a hoarse.

Now I don't know why you have such a downer on this game, such a negative to it, I am new to it although I have played all the AC games, but you do seem to have some grudge about something which is fine, but don't I pray you, attack someone who is merely fantasising a bucket list before he dies 40 years or so from now. I genuinely don't see what your problem is, I suspect this bile has been building for years and you chose to take it out on me; I'm not expecting miracles or anything I say to be taken seriously as I said in the original post, and will say again, mayhaps your problem is that you are?

So let's if we must not talk about the users, for they are not the problem, there are problems let's discuss the issue that we have with them not ad hominem if we must the corporals or lit. body of an army? And how now we shalt dispose the day with fair orison in our sights, not bile in our gizzard..?

Ifeel you do not understand the term bucket list: so:

bucket list :

A list of things to accomplish before one's death, literally before one kicks the bucket.

Calrid
01-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Hey while your speaking for the entire community perhaps you better mobilise them into sorting out your own issues before you act as forum potentate for the thought police. It's more telling mate that the only person to reply was bent on patronising people and turning the thread into a flame war. Projecting is what you were doing, if you don't have anything to say good, it's my wish list, and I'll cry if I want to. ;)

That means it's selfish, narcissistic, mine, not yours but mine, that's what a bucket list is all about. While you're pulling people up on minor errors and ruling the forum as spokesman for everyone you might want to tone down the condescension when you are accusing others of being arrogant, otherwise you come off looking like a hypocrite.