Can you blame Epic for struggling to keep up with the Fortnite demand?
This is awesome. Always good to see games doing so well.
Yea, at the expense of Paragon.. Epic dumped Paragon while it was still in early access because they only care about Fortnite, it's sad. Such a waste of money by Sony to sign a deal for Paragon and the shame of it is that Paragon is built on beautiful bones, the game had potential. Paragon could've bridged the moba gap to console players but Epic bailed. Instead of closing servers they should've simplified the game and done away with the card system.
LOL - the MOBA market didn't have room for Paragon. It was never really popular, had cheaters on PC, and was a drain on Epic's development team. Blizzard hasn't even been able to make Heroes of the Storm anywhere near as popular as the other big MOBAs, and they essentially control every genre they enter. It was wise for Epic to bail, and go all out on the battle arena genre while they could.
Paragon just didnt catch on lol. Obviously It just wasnt a game that would financially viable. Not saying its bad, but it didnt have mass appeal. I woulda dumped paragon too for the highest streamed game on the internet right now...
You guys have no clue. Paragon wasn't given a chance to succeed, the game was announced in 2015, Fortnite was announced in 2011. Epic announced they were shutting Paragon down before the game even got out early access. Epic themselves admitted to taking resources from Paragon and putting them into Fortnite. They literally said that Paragon and Paragon development suffered due to Fortnite. Do you know how long it took to get Fortnite to where it is now? Epic announced Fortnite in 2011, it took years for Fortnite to get where it is. There was an alpha in 2014. People thought Fortnite was dropped many times because of how long it took. Epic gave Fortnite a chance to succeed, they iterated on it for years and hired Ten Cent specifically for it. They had People Can Fly working on it for years. They willed it to success over years of iteration and effort. Disagree if you want, but it's fact that Paragon suffered because of Fortnite. It's a shame.
I think I've put more weeks worth of hours in Fortnite than any other game ever. More money, too, buying cosmetics. Crazy addictive!
The cosmetics are so expensive but like you said it's addicting when purchasing them. The more I see other players with cool cosmetics the more inclined I get to buy them. I'm guilty of falling into their trap lol Kudos for the other players that play with the default skins lol
stop being addicted to cosmetics
I don't mind spending money in Fortnite, though. For one, the game is free. You can earn your v-bucks back and more purchasing a Battle Pass. But the biggest reason for me is that I've already devoted hundreds of hours playing it and fresh cosmetics helps keep it interesting for me. I've spent $60 on games I didn't play for more than an hour. So, what's a few hundred $$$ (About $250 currently between founders and cosmetics) on a game I'll play for well over a thousand hours?
It's a free game, so I have no problem with people buying cosmetics, it actually supports the game (which is FREE). It's when MTs get tacked onto full price games that I start to take issue.
I've put quite a bit of time into it, but have only only dropped $10, which has been enough for 2 battle passes so far. Currently have 1200 v-bucks that I'll put towards the next battle pass. Would be willing spend more if the cosmetics weren't at extortionate prices.
That they are!!!!! I remember in uncharted 4 10$ would get me a few skins and a few taunts whereas in Fortnite they don't even get me ONE cool skin or a cool taunt.
Apparently you're not alone. I noticed that 4 of the top five PSN store downloads were v-bucks packages.
I mean with the popularity that this game has achieved I'm not surprised ppl are buying points for the cosmetics. I'm curious to know how much money epic is making from cosmetics alone.
Fortnite was doing pretty well even before they made a BG mode. I don't know about the MT stuff though, because I never paid attention to that stuff much. I was just browsing the store yesterday seeing what the sales were and it stood out since there were so many of them in the add-ons section. Epic usually does pretty well with it's games. They have quite a large following. Things like Fortnite didn't really rise up the ranks in comments on console, but since PUBG became some console war thing, it got a new breath in discovery potential, since people keep talking about it. The constant comparisons, along with enough articles saying that it is even better(subjective and I take no stance), means that people were going to try it...particularly since it's F2P.
@blak fair enough its your cash. Not for me personally but they are optional in a free to play game so spend away lol.
I can never win.. I’ve been #2 many times.. I need to git gudder.
me too LOL
300+ wins in squad 10 duo wins 5 solo wins And I’m far from bored this is my new favorite multiplayer game after I get bored of playing thru my backlog
Now update save the world. I'm probably shouting into an echo chamber with that
They've been gradually changing StW as well and more is planned for the coming weeks. Looking forward to the better backpack stacking (200 instead of 99 of most materials for one which essentially will cut my backpack's fullness in half!). Have a look at the dev updates!
I haven't seen a good roadmap for the campaign but may search around a little bit. I badly want a different style map for canny valley, was such a huge bummer after being so proud of myself to move on only to realize nothing changes with a new area. Will look into it though, haven't heard the backpack tidbit so I guess I'm out the loop
This! Support the game I PAID FOR.
They do update it. They just did so with the latest update.
Yeah, it's really weird when you do your storm shield defense for the first time in Canny Valley and then afterwards it still looks like Stonewood! They really need to change that soon and add a tad of 'story' to the quests. They will tho, but they want to make QoL updates and bugfixes first. How long has it been since you played? You know about the hoverboard, right? And about the crafting you can now do on your 'homebase' screen (outside of missions)? When I started I never understood why I only could craft ammo and new weapons during a mission, having to stand still while there's a possibility of being attacked. Also with the next update coming this week they will introduce a new enemy type which is also much needed.
I like your idea of some story mode additions...that and a new map would be fantastic. Seeing the same maps and assets for more than 100hrs is taking it's toll. This is the big thing for me. I play daily but the more time that passes I wonder when the immense popularity and resources will be translated to STW. Granted the QOL changes have been much needed and I like them but still feels like an afterthought to the other play mode. First I'm hearing of a new enemy though, very good :)
Its just filled with a BUNCH of little kids addicted to cosmetics. It's quite sad actually
What annoys me is What totals they have available to buy V Bucks, compared to prices of items. Just let buy buy 1200V on a skin if I want, instead of making me buy either 1000V Bucks and/or whatever the next one is. But I cant just spend 1200V. Not sure if its just certain items at that price
Yea the prices definitely need adjusting. Skins are way too expensive! Some outfits you have to spend $20 to get!
This game is awesome I'm playing the main game and using all my saving for MP😂😂 win ,win brought a battle pass like it no problem.
Am i the only one who just can't get into this game? I tried i played like 8hrs with friends and i find this game boring.
No you are not alone.
Filthy scum. I report you to site admin.
Did this same thing the other night. I just don't feel the excitement and tension I tried to go in and leave my preconceived notions behind but I just didn't enjoy myself. I'm going to continue playing with my friend from time to time but right now I just don't feel it.
lmao drake and travis scott we out here
Anyone else getting pop up issues after the last patch?
Yep it's horrible. I'm constantly spazzing because I think it's an enemy player.
This is a silly article to get approved, it went offline for about an hour and once this article was approved it was already working again for I dunno, 20 hours??
It's N4G people approve pointless rubbish all the time. I remember not to long back there was one or 2 articles approved when PSN went down for like 25 minutes in some regions. Yes that 25 minutes disruption spawned 2 approved articles about this minor issue and 1 approved opinion piece how Sony should invest more into the PSN servers.
What about PUBG?
Fortnite's sp portion intrigues me but i'll stick to Orcs because Orcs is amazing and i have absolutely no respect for Epic.
I started playing Fortnite's BR and was always interested in StW (the PvE part), 'cos of BR and the 50% sale they had end of December/early January I jumped in and am addicted now! But, ehmm, must admit, until you mentioned it now again I'm starting to get intrigued by Orcs now too! Same genre, count me in! Will check it out!
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