So, I've heard a lot of mixed opinions from my friends on the recent dev update. Personally I really like the look of it, but I'm curious what everyone else thinks.
Some notable points mentioned in the vid:
- No more ask the dev videos. Imo this isn't much of a big deal, since they usually just repeated the same info we've already heard anyways.
- Skins for melee weapons. It seems some will be free and others can be bought via credits through the store. All of them seem to have a solid mirror finish on them though, none of the skins they showed had any patterns or details, even on the handle.
- Rads, a paid currency with real money. Basically meant to replace everything that costs real money in game. It's still very expensive though, and you don't get much without paying. Only 60 twice a week through daily play and 400-1,200 through an arsenal crate. Weapon and crafting kits are also dissolved into rads.
- SD is still happy with phantom, even though he keeps popping up as a top player reported issue.
My thoughts on this? I actually like it. Melee skins are something I've been wanting for a long time. Although most of them look boring and ugly, we might get some better ones in the future. Real money currency is eh, but the game is free after all. Not to mention we can get it in game. I'm annoyed the devs are still ignoring phantom though (big surprise, I know). Regardless of whether you think he's balanced or not, there's still a lot of people who hate playing as him and playing against him. And since the whole point of the rework was to make him less annoying to play against, I wouldn't say he's in a great spot now.
But what are your thoughts?