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So I picked this up a little after launch as there is nothing else that can keep my interets currently and thought why not. The reviews here weren't horrible, and for the most part sounded positive.
I have to say that I am giving it a chance and I WANT to like this game so I am simply asking questions and not making assumptions.
However, I'm really confused as to what in the hell you are supposed to be doing, and what the point of it is? I know its supposed to somewhat sync with the actual TV show and I understand content will be rolled out in conjunction with it. Anyways, what is the point? So far I've been sent from story line A to story line B (which sadly comes up as an instant waypoint on the map; no exploring necessary) to PEW PEW PEW a few static spawns that just keep respawning every so often and there may be a small cutscene. Rinse/repeat. Apparently, the line of people showing up behind me aern't here to help, they're simply there to do the exact same thing I was.
Then there are the random events you may drive through like 'save this ambused patrol' where you PEW PEW PEW for 20 seconds, or 2-3 waves of mobs and then it ends. Yay. This is much like the larger Arc events where 50 people stand around spamming their weapons on whatever 'boss' mob is there until it dies. No real strategy, no real skill, practically spam your full auto SMG at it. And oh look, there's an ammo box every 200m incase you ran out of ammo. What?!!! I'm not even going to get into the fact that you can jump off a 500m cliff and live.
I do have to say that I did enjoy the few small times where other players kind of moved together with somewhat of an ad-hoc 'plan' as to how to take over an apartment complex we had to free some prisoners at. As soon as the big gun NPCs showed and started raping the spray and prayers, you could feel that lightbulbs went on in peoples' heads. It was fun, but its few and far between as so far it seems like a 'drive to this waypoint, shoot this shit, do it again' setup to me.
Does anyone communicate in this game? The chat box is there yet all I see is the occassional 'thx' like I saw in GW2. There's no communication, no chat, no spam, not even the usual drivel about how this game rocks/sucks/whatever. There's nothing. I feel like I am playing a single player game that has other people playing the same single player game in it and the only time we interact is if we happen to be on the same part of the same quest at the same time.
So what am I missing? As I said, I WANT to like this game. I see potential and I know its new but seriously, what is the point/goal/endgame of this; what drives the fun that this should give as a MMO?