I’m not a very demanding person, or at least I think so. I generally have a set of loose expectations, but that’s about it.
When I buy a bar of chocolate from a store, I expect for it not to be melted.
When I join a football league, I expect to be able to play football.
When I play a game with my buddies on discord, I expect to have a good time.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been having a good time. Ever since the beginning of your game, let’s be honest, your servers haven’t exactly been the best. You’ve claimed to improve them, but I’m going to be completely straight up with you here.
What you have done is fixed part of a region. From what I’ve heard since your SEA server improvements, I heard that almost everyone is happy. Aussies with less than 100 ping! What sort of sorcery is this? But not me.
Not me or any of my friends in my local area. I myself was looking forward to the server improvements for ages, but I just sat there and grinned. Surely, there would be server improvements in the future!
I don’t know the last time I’ve had under 200 ping in VG, because I’m pretty sure it’s never happened. It’s still PLAYABLE, but it’s not as fun. But this was before 5v5.
To set the scene, my device sat less than 5 meters away from the router and nobody else was on the wifi and actively using it. Everything else on my device was closed (AKA not running in the BG). I was forced to restart my game twice in attempts to reconnect that game. That isn’t what I’m annoyed about though. It was the game afterwards. See, that’s just normal VG for people in my area. What actually upset me was when I was literally spending half my match with a frozen screen and a 5 digit ping at the top of my screen or swiping up on the app to try and reconnect.
You didn’t improve anything, and 5v5 has made it worse.
I’ve spent over $100 on this game, which is close to two full games. With that money, I could have bought MGS 5 AND 20 cheeseburgers at some sleazy fast food chain. But, I didn’t. Because I wanted to give you my money. I treated you somewhat like the person, unlike the faceless corporation that we all know is behind every game these days. So now, I ask you to treat my like a person too. Someone with some sort of value. Someone you care about.
By fixing your damn servers already.