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CTF and matchmaking update (PC & Xbox One)

Titanfall :

"What Happened to CTF?

Last week we made some changes to the Titanfall playlists on PC and since then many members of the community have expressed their disappointment with our decision. Capture the Flag has been a specific point of contention considering we had just made a significant change to how the mode worked (Titans cannot carry flags after the last patch). If you’re just catching up, we made the decision to remove these modes because hardly anyone was playing them and matches were nearly impossible to find."

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mhunterjr766d ago (Edited 766d ago )

Wow, I love the transparency Respawn has been exhibiting, and the flexibility they've been able to exhibit. I also like the added insight into the inter workings of MS azure service.

I'm not surprise that the uproar over the removal of CTF was greater than the number of people actually affected by it. Pitchforks and gaming go hand in hand these days. Less that 1% of the PC population was attempting to play that mode? That make for a matchmaking nightmare. I'm glad to see that they are bringing it back, while exploring ways to improve the matchmaking process for all.

Skizelli765d ago

Agreed. But... all this talk about the user experience. It would be nice not timing out while in a private lobby.

creatchee765d ago

@Skizelli

I thought I was the only one! Ever since the last patch, I have been getting booted out of private lobbies.

Lawboy2766d ago

This change actually made me hate the mode"..and I was pissed I couldn't figure out why I kept dropping the flag....I was so pissed...they screwed this patch

Skizelli765d ago

Being able to steal and capture a flag while piloting a Titan was a HORRIBLE idea. Where's the teamwork in that? I for one am glad they came to their senses.

Lawboy2765d ago

It took skill and timing and it was fair because titans drop at ard the same time it made the game mode fun now ppl can just guard the flag wither titans it's not fun anymore ....I'd have 3-4 captures everytime...but now it's just silly I can capture with the pilot but it might as well be COD or BF 4 CTF....what's the point of having titans in the game mode if u can't use them

Skizelli765d ago

Skill and timing? LOL. No. Just.. no. I played the mode enough to know that is far from the truth. It was a constant bombardment of Titans trying to take the flag. Nothing more. There was absolutely no skill or timing involved whatsoever.

Notice how you keep saying "I" or "I'd", which precisely proves my point. There was no teamwork whatsoever. With the way it is now, you're forced to make it on foot or hitch a ride with a friendly Titan. More teamwork is involved.

aiBreeze765d ago (Edited 765d ago )

A cookie for anyone who actually managed to go through that entire wall of text.

Regardless, they can talk up matchmaking and waffle on about it all they want but it still shouldn't replace a server browser imho. The whole CTF removal drama is proof of that.. with a server browser people would be able to play CTF and if it really isn't popular, then you'd probably end up making some new gaming buddies seeing as you'll be playing with the same people regularly. That's my biggest gripe with matchmaking, it lacks that community feel you could get from being able to browse and favourite servers..I've made a fair few friends over the years just from regularly playing on the same servers over different games. Matchmaking also is a poor system for longevity, there are so many PC games out there that are 10+ years old that still have people playing them, I wonder if that would still be the case if they were using matchmaking instead of server browsers.

DJustinUNCHAIND765d ago

So people were bitching because they removed playlists no one was playing anyway?

The campaign against Titanfall is pathetic.