I think a lot of people don’t understand just how many solo players there are. They also don’t understand just how hard it is to be a solo player. They think “Ehh, it’s a small majority. And they don’t have it that much harder.”
Not too happy with this week’s patch. I mean, all the stuff looks great for people who play in groups, but the game has just become nearly impossible for solo players. High quality metal (basically only) comes from mining quarries. You mind telling me the last time a solo player has managed to find, plant and defend a quarry?
It was hard enough to find even a BLUEPRINT of a gun as a solo player last patch. Now it’s almost impossible to even get the materials to make it. Groups of players, who already had a HUGE leg up on smaller groups, have now gotten even stronger while the solo players have gotten weaker.
And for those of you saying “Hurrr, just play with friends”. I don’t have any friends that play this, nor can I convince them to play. On top of that, even if I did, it can be hard to find a time to play together because of work/family/etc. And you can go ahead with your generic “Don’t blame the game if you don’t have the time to play” excuse. I get that it’s multiplayer. I get that groups are stronger. I get that you have to dedicate a lot of time to be successful. But it seems like groups are becoming a requirement to play.
I recognize the fact that groups SHOULD have an advantage over smaller groups/solo players. It’s realistic and makes sense. This gap has existed since legacy. However, it seems that these patches are only kicking the solo players down more while raising the groups. They’re just widening the gap.