not just ns
Through my course of gaming history, the games that I play get patched. Some for good, some for bad. 99% of the time when balancing a game through patches, the developers always seem to take things away from the game rather then adding things to balance the game. Examples:
Jedi Knight 2. To balance this game, they had to adjust the force powers. Instead of making the weaker force powers more powerful, they instead nerfed the ones that were already fine. They also had to remove certain moves from the game because they were deemed "too powerful" its not that the moves were too powerful (dfa, backswipe) its just that the other ones were weak and were never used! The playing field was completely even, its just that the more skilled players that know how to better play the game had to take the loss cause the nubs complained.
Warcraft 3. This game just went over the edge when it came to balancing. Anyone that played the betas knows, the betas were so much better. This was before they changed everything and removed so many aspects of the game. Creeping and experiencing got nerfed, the normal items were removed from the game to be replaced by these god-forsaken unbalanced "scroll of res" items. You get my drift. They removed from the game instead of adding.
Counter-Strike. This game was pretty balanced, but the things they removed made the game tard-land. The removal of strafe jumping and not adding something dumbed the game down. And now what to they do? They ADD shields! Whoa, wait a sec, for once we are ADDING something to a patch and not taking away? Interesting, lets see how that goes.
Natural-Selection. I have been reading up on the new changes for 2.01 and it does not look good my friends. (I can talk more in depthly about this topic cause I play a lot). The dev team obviously knows that aliens win more then marines do to the teamwork factor, and the fact that they are making the changes that they are making shows that. However, here within lies the fundamental flaw. The aliens arent overpowered...the marines are UNDERPOWERED"
. Nerfing celerity and getting rid of the warp with movement chambers is NOT going to fix the problem. And what is this about only being able to gestate to new life forms near hives? Another aspect of the game removed. So many things are removed from NS but nothing is brought in to replace it. Jetpacking was a skill...nerfed. Strafe jumping, a nother skill...nerfed. Please keep in mind, the playing field was always 100% balanced
, and never tipped to one players side.
Dont look at this from an opinionated point of view. Look at this from an allgebraic point of view. What is mathematically easier to do to an equation? Add? or subtract? To balance the pub game of natural selection the marine team needs some new toys, and some new options. Nothing has to be done to the alien side...thoughts?