Between the flooding of the joke skins in this game(Luchador Atrocitus and now Dressed to Kill Poison Ivy? Really?), the announcement that we will be feature stagnant for 2 months, and having Gotham Divided pretty much being pushed in favor of Coast City, I am just finding myself having a hard time backing this game. I've tried to recommend this game to friends, as evident by my referral avatar, but all of them have pretty much dropped it except for a close friend of mine.
This game is feeling less and less like DC and just an obvious MOBA cash-in as a copycat of LoL. Where are the REAL comic book related skins? Red Lantern Supergirl, Classic Supergirl, Tim Drake Red Robin, Classic Batman, Classic Robin, New 52 Wonder Woman? Instead we get silly **** like Lifeguard Aquaman. Summer Laughs Joker is probably the best recently released skin, and this is because it was cleverly done. It killed two birds with one stone. The whole summer theme PLUS it's an actual comic book inspired skin. Do more of these instead of just pulling one out of your creative department's hat(Beach Party Catwoman).
Also, why are there just generic drones? What happened to Brother EYE and OMACs? These would have been incredibly suitable instead of just random robots that march down the lanes. Speaking of lanes, the inclusion of Gotham Divided completely and utterly shot this game's attempt at originality in the foot. A 3 lane map with jungle objectives? Come on, Turbine. I can't stand Dawngate, but at least it's original. I purchased the hero pack for Smite, and granted it suffers from a 3 lane, jungle objective based map it at least is attempting something original in its presentation(3rd person). As well, Smite is flooded with unique game modes: Arena, Domination(when it was available to queue for), and now Siege. Infinite Crisis? Dominion and essentially Summoner's Rift. I feel like I'd get a truer DC experience with the Night Prowler Bastet skin in Smite that got pulled.
This is just so frustrating, I think further compounded by the fact that all day I've been suffering from AFKs, random feeders, and worse yet was the random batch of input lag I suffered at the beginning of a Gotham Divided game for NO reason. I was monitoring my ping on ventrilo, watching a stream, and none of those were interrupted or suffering from high pings or network related issues. I sincerely hope that the two months Turbine is spending on working on the game goes to good use, I really do. I love DC, I love MOBAs, but the only thing I'm getting from this game is the faint sound of the toilet flushing as it goes down the drain which includes my founder's pack and Crisis Coins I purchased as well.
Yeah, I suppose another one of "these" threads. But maybe if there are enough, Turbine will get the picture. I also realize that "it's just a beta" but I've been playing since my join date. I've stuck with this game for a while now, and aside from very minor things, I haven't seen big steps in the right direction which is what is worrying me.