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A word on Dirty Bomb and Competitive play

MublyMubly Posts: 4Administrator, Moderator, Developer

Hey everyone,

Last week we announced some big changes coming to Dirty Bomb and since then we’ve been listening to your feedback and looking at your responses. We want to address some of the issues and concerns you’ve raised since the announcement, specifically Ranked and competitive play.

We solidly believe that Dirty Bomb is best played as a competitive FPS, and we are fully committed to that vision. Ranked in its current state was not fit for purpose as long queue times and poor balance made for a bad experience, but that doesn’t mean the end of the competitive scene for Dirty Bomb. In fact, it means much the opposite! (But we’ll get to that in a second).

Last week we accidentally announced 5v5 FF ON Stopwatch servers would be in the server browser. Shortly afterwards we let you all know that his was not the case, but due to your response, we’ve reviewed our servers and have made these happen! We hope you enjoy them, but please remember to check if a Medic is nearby before using Martyrdom..

For the more competitive side of things you’ll be very pleased to hear that we’re currently working with FACEIT to create a competitive environment Dirty Bomb thrives in. For those who don’t know, FACEIT is an online competitive system committed to giving everyone the power to create and participate in tournaments and ladders.

Putting the power in your hands gives you so much more freedom to compete when you want, find other players to build a team with and also earn rewards.

We understand you may wonder why we didn't announce this in our video last week. Well, the ink on the contracts has barely dried and we wanted to announce our partnership once more of the feature set has been laid out, but as many of you were worried about our competitive future, we figured it couldn’t hurt to spill the beans early.

This is a very exciting time for us here in the studio as we work towards our first major third party integration. Information is limited at the moment, but if you have any questions, drop them below and we’ll do our best to answer the ones we can.

Thanks! The Dirty Bomb Team

Comments

  • xD_ozziexD_ozzie Posts: 5

    hype

  • PtilouiPtiloui Posts: 531

    You know something's good is coming when the best player of DB create a forum account just to post "hype" in an announcement xD

  • Begin2018Begin2018 Posts: 194
    edited May 9

    Where are Frankfurt's Stopwatch servers? Why min levels are only min 10 and with 5v5 and FF??

    Only one SW server in Frankfurt and it looks to be a mistake. Are you serious? You not only removed CMM, but removed most servers too... Are you closing the game?

  • MuddyGrenadeMuddyGrenade Posts: 440
    edited May 9

    @Begin2018 said:
    Where are Frankfurt's Stopwatch servers? Why min levels are only min 10 and with 5v5 and FF??

    Only one SW server in Frankfurt and it looks to be a mistake. Are you serious? You not only removed CMM, but removed most servers too... Are you closing the game?

    Yes, they are closing the game. There happens to not be a certain amount of servers for Frankfurt, so the only logical conclusion is the game is being closed, even though there are multiple servers in other regions.

  • MuddyGrenadeMuddyGrenade Posts: 440

    Anywho, thank you for at least trying to get some kind of competitive system up for DB, rather than just leaving the competitive players completely out to dry.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,761Special Editor

    Thanks Moobs!

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • Begin2018Begin2018 Posts: 194
    edited May 10

    @MuddyGrenade : People complain about network issues on Stockholm servers since a long time. While Frankfurt has the best ping for lots of us. And yes, they closed lots of servers, it's a reality.

  • MuddyGrenadeMuddyGrenade Posts: 440

    @Begin2018 said:
    @MuddyGrenade : People complain about network issues on Stockholm servers since a long time. While Frankfurt has the best ping for lots of us. And yes, they closed lots of servers, it's a reality.

    Still not sure how "Less Frankfurt servers" = "Game being closed".
    That does suck for the ping though, sorry to hear that.

  • Begin2018Begin2018 Posts: 194
    edited May 12

    It's a question not an affirmation mate. It looks like you had nothing else to say anyway.

    Post edited by Begin2018 on
  • MuddyGrenadeMuddyGrenade Posts: 440

    @Begin2018 said:
    It's a question not an affirmation mate. It looks like you had nothing else to say anyway.

    You didn't mention me, so I didn't get the notification.
    The question itself was pretty unneeded, in my opinion. It's a question that you can answer yourself just by thinking logically. It's a question that doesn't need to be asked.

  • Swagger24904Swagger24904 Posts: 16

    So this gane really gonna close. I still love this game pretty much

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