I flipped through a few of them and yes they were entertaining but not because of the game but because of some of the guys streaming it. Shroud was in there for as short a time as possible as was lirik. They were also running view bots to make it look like more people were watching it than 'should'. Walrus (I actually like him) has maybe had 1K viewers at most tonight he touched 12K. A few others who get maybe 2-3 hundred had over 3 and 4K tonight.
On that 3x3 map it did run almost as well as it should but mrmoon was lagging all over the place as were everyone else once they ships starting broadsiding each other. Those damage numbers basically put the server on its knees.
Thats the worst part, much like ARK its one of those almost awesome games but sooner rather than later the glaring shortcomings are all too obvious.
Its is a great RP atmosphere no doubt but thats not what its been sold as (even though these guys continue to go out of their way for streamers). As a PvP game its complete ass. Late shift with Timmac raided an island and with only maybe 30-40 guys on their side and 8-10 on the other the lag was so bad it was even funny. Timmac was complaining about it nonstop (not without reason).
Game suffers form the same issues ARK has and always will the engine simply cant handle the pops that theyre trying to force on it. Even gous in the same zone no tnear the fight were experiencing massive lag.
And stop with the "Its EA' nonsense. EA at best could excuse a few buugs and lack of content. But not the engine or its performance especially when they have had 4 years or so with ARK to figure it out. THATS the part the critics are trying to point out.
Yeah game looks great when you watch guys with 200 minions to do their bidding. But going out and doing that (especially now) isnt possible. The new complaints on Steam are the complete lack of areas to claim.
OK rant over. But one thing I didnt see tonight were any of those Chinese streamers (some of which have a lot more viewers than probably 90% of the guys they invited). So while this was an obvious marketing move they still failed because they had the completely evolving (not the exact word I was looking for) atmosphere going on between NA and China (real or imagined) and seize upon it.