Bruce Campbell 4 MK!!!
I’ll download the patch and check it out, but at the end of the day, I’ve supported this game and the people that stream it as much as I can without playing it regularly. This is the only NRS game I don’t enjoy playing much, I loved and defended MKX and INJ2 and it’s meta. I’ve definitely seen people bash on those games and later praise it because MK11 is the new thing to hate, but that’s definitely not all of us who criticize this game. I want to love it, but once I got over the honeymoon phase of it being MK, the gameplay has just stayed boring to me.Well... It was only yesterday that people were talking about how we didn't deserve to be at EVO because MKX died by the second year, calling the game trash, and saying skilled players would only play it if they had pot bonuses:
Everyone who is appalled by the latest twitter poll by MrWiz (link here) should check out this rant video by @Mitsuownes as I believe he hits the nail on the head. Keep in mind, I believe the anger should not be going towards the EVO staff for polling this question, rather to us. You'll know...testyourmight.com
And I remember saying at that time that maybe the game is more fun than people give it credit for despite the issues, while people were saying we probably didn't even deserve to be at EVO since our second year (2016) was smaller than the first and the game was clearly dead.
Then there was a poll where the majority of people said not to make MK11 like MKX:
From MK9 to MKX, all the returning characters were completely redesigned, all the old stages were scrapped for new ones, and many new universal mechanics and features were added. Moving forward to MK11, I really don't think they should rebuild again. Instead I think they should use MKX as its...testyourmight.com
Lots of people had opinions on why it should be super different from what we had before:
And months before INJ2, people were talking about how MKX was the most disliked game we've ever had, the people who stuck with playing it were only doing so for the money, and it was already dying:
a video i made discussing if mkx will die when injustice 2 comes outtestyourmight.com
And how the meta didn't evolve and the game was boring after early on:
Now, all of a sudden people talk about MKX in a completely different light.
And some people already knew exactly what was going to happen:
The NRS community is stuck in a cycle. We won't get out of it until we wake up and admit that we're in it. We can never wait to kill the current game for the next one, and we can never let the people who enjoy the current game just have their peace and enjoy/encourage each other.
We'll still see if MK11 gets a patch or not — and I think it 100% deserves one (I don't feel that Ultimate is in "Last balance/meta patch state"). But regardless of what happens, we need to take a hard look at ourselves and ask if we'll actually support it, and each other, if/when it does.
I love the community, I love talking to people on this forum and will support people no matter what NRS game they like, but I’m going to state what I like and dislike about a game, and like I said this is the first time I’ve actively been critical of one of their titles.
I agree we should let people enjoy what they enjoy but when we have a game as different from it’s predecessors as this one, we should also welcome criticism and dislike of the actual product just as much.