With ongoing betas and releases i noticed a fatal trend with natural selection that i personally dont like (and I am referring only to classic natural selection game style):
Games would just last longer in the past and with versions before v3... I really enjoyed that longer-lasting gameplay because it would go back and forth and you still had the chance to turn the game against the other party even it was late in the game or even if the enemy seems to be almighty. (public and war)
Now its like that the game is always tipping very very fast to either side.
I noticed that by the following facts:
-If aliens win ... in 90% of the games the 3rd hive isnt fully built and game is ending right before its finished. For what good is that if I never actually use the third hive?
-If marines win...in 90% (and the marines need only to be a little smart) they have HA and are not to be teared down with one hive and a few skulks.... there is not even a little chance for the aliens and they get slaughtered in masses. With the new version this problem is even enhanced and aliens are leaving into the readyroom since its pointless to play on.. there is just no reasonable chance to turn the game to their advantage.
I personally liked the sometimes epic battles when the aliens or marines fighted up to their last moment and life... it was more challenging .....
I am wondering if I am the only person thinking like that... i would be very happy if NS would more move back to that classic gameplay with longer lasting battles.
At the end of the 2 hour match .. even if you lost... cou were thinking: 'wow.. that was a good fight'.... now its like after 15 minutes lost or won 'this was lame... i hope the next game will be more balanced out'.
Any comments are welcome.
We read alot of opinions now on this subject so I ask the "audience" to vote on this subject. Ladies and Gentlemen - vote for your favorite opinion now. Since polls are deactivated in this forum i would like to add everyone their vote to this thread:
1.) YES, Flayra please make the games last longer again with more chances to turnaround.