Raids are supposed to be laborious, however the first one in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is so laborious that up to now, no gamers on console have managed to beat it. PC customers managed to do so within hours of the raid, Operation Dark Hours, going stay on Thursday. But greater than only a handful of pissed off voices are saying that the raid’s expectations are past the capabilities of twin-analog gamepad gaming.
Kotaku went into extensive detail about the raid and what’s behind the issue spike yesterday. But that is effectively greater than some situation of gameplay criticism or somebody’s impressions. The Division’s subreddit is alive with complaints in regards to the raid’s problem (and condescending counter-complaints in regards to the complaining) with a thread demanding the developers themselves try to beat the raid on the console doing a lot of the speaking.
“I am not whining here,” says the unique poster. “I have seen many top Twitch streamers (with great builds) try to complete the raid on console and no matter what they try [they] cannot finish the final boss.”
Suffice to say, at publication time the raid’s leaderboard on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One had zero (0) entries. From Paul Tassi, of Forbes, earlier this morning:
— Paul Tassi (@PaulTassi) May 17, 2019
Simply passing the primary boss, a weed-out expertise by the hands of Boomer, is bragging rights sufficient for console gamepad customers.
PC gamers? They’ve since managed to whittle the whole thing down to under 30 minutes.
Naturally, this has turned many in the neighborhood on each other. “Whining about a raid being too hard after less than a day is the epitome of a soft gamer,” jeers one, though they had been being tongue-in-cheek sufficient to declare they had been “going full condescension, nerds.” So maybe a few of that’s in jest or self-parody.
But one other participant, very critically arguing for aid, backhanded those that oppose raid nerfs as “elitists.” They stated that the game’s overall mechanics need to be changed to compensate for console variations, fairly than apply nerfs particularly to Dark Hours enemies or bosses.
“Rather than introducing nerfs to the encounters at this time while things are still fresh, instead there should be changes made to the console versions to compensate for the differences over the PC version,” they stated. “All I do know is that if it has taken so much longer for the raid to be done on the console, it’s indicative of something being wrong in the raid’s design that wasn’t properly researched and addressed.”
Still one other participant says that the larger problem is the raid is really only beatable with eight gamers all working damage-per-second builds. “Not only is the gear designed for DPS but none of the skills or skill mods really allow group dynamics,” they wrote, which belies Massive Entertainment’s declare that the raid “requires a coordinated team with roles.”
“The pulse isn’t viable either as there’s just not enough [area of effect] skills to buff your team,” they continued, and I can attest to that on a single-player PvE foundation alone; pulse is past ineffective merely for its piss-ant vary in comparison with the primary The Division.
“The shield isn’t good for tanking either as pistols aren’t good enough for damage,” they are saying, taking a swipe at Massive for “only ever car[ing] for the PC build as that’s the version they personally play.”
Raids should not for everybody and sure, because the tongue-in-cheek poster above considerably implies, those that get probably the most out of them are angling for an additional laborious expertise, and shouldn’t have that thwarted by outreach to much less dedicated gamers. But Kotaku notes that in Destiny 2, probably the most related sport with a PC and console presence, PC gamers had been the primary to beat its raids, however console gamers trailed solely by hours. It’s now been two days since Operation Dark Hours went stay, and console gamers’ continued futility type of speaks for itself.
I’ve reached out to an Ubisoft consultant to ask if Massive, or anybody in neighborhood administration, has any assertion or plans to make one quickly; being the weekend, I wouldn’t wager on an instantaneous reply.
But with nearly each gaming publication that follows a sport like The Division 2 mentioning this, somebody ought to reply as soon as everybody’s again within the workplace. Back in March, Massive and Ubisoft’s publicists actually needed to emphasize endgame content material as separating The Division 2 and elevating it above what its predecessor was at launch. Raids had been an enormous a part of that messaging. If two of the three platforms have little or no hope of beating it, even when they’re prepared to take the time of organizing an eight-player workforce and spending hours upon hours at it, the raid might as effectively not exist in any respect.