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Helldivers 2 PSA: Stop throwing Orbitals at the Pelican during extraction

Helldivers 2 players have called for the community to stop trolling and ruining missions by causing the team to fail to extract.

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thorstein35d ago

Now I'm going to do it every time.

thorstein33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

To be clear, most people toss it, then extract so that the ship launches in a fireball. . . And no one dies.

But since videogamer has highlighted the trolling so more will do it, I wrote my comment to troll videogamer.

DustMan34d ago

That's a huge troll. I'd be pissed lol. My crew just through all of our gems before boarding just to pad our kill counts a bit. Sentry's and Orbital laser will bump that count up 20 or so. Not that it matters. We just do it for bragging rights lol.

repsahj33d ago

No need to over react, just kick that person or remember his name and avoid him next time.

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Arrowhead Games: "We want to be the next From Software or Blizzard"

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead on the success of its game, what comes next and dealing with toxic players

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LostPotato3h ago

Ambitious dream but sorry you don't make good RPGs. Just online co-op shooters.

ThinkThink1h ago

Not yet, but they can grow. Sounds like that's the plan. They have a new CEO this week as well. I can see they pushing helldivers 2 to other consoles, Mac and even high end mobile devices. The game could become a global force and sony can rack up their MAUs.

Eonjay1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

Sure for Helldivers. Surprised Sony doesn't put Helldivers 1 on mobile.... but in reality, I think Arrowhead is talking about creating original IPs that they own. What I question is how they will do this (while remaining multiplatform) without expanding. For HD2, Sony contributed a lot. If they do this by themselves, they are going to hire more people (which isn't a bad thing as long as its sustainable). I love that they are trying to 'stay small' but even when looking at HD2, you get the feeling that they were woefully underprepared to deal with the success they had. Even to today, it takes too long to get bugs addressed.

Another story said that players had stopped playing because of lack of new content. We have know about the new factions since launch but one doubts that they have the internal resources to get new content added at the pace they need to. If they are looking for the kind of success they claim, they need to invest in the resources that will allow them to attract and keep as many players as possible.

XiNatsuDragnel2h ago

Ambitious hopefully y'all can achieve it

shaenoide54m ago

Being the new Blizzard in neither a compliment or a good thing.

thorstein13m ago

When the Blizzard symbol appeared on a title, it used to mean quality. Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft...I think that's what they're referring to.

CrimsonWing6932m ago

Not if those games are going to be GaaS.

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Helldivers 2 players believe the game is losing players thanks to lack of variety

Helldivers 2 has been losing players and many claim that it is thanks to a lack of planet variety, too many gun nerfs, and a lack of new mission types.

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thorstein7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

That's a fair assessment. Games always have a decline in player base over time. But I've "done it all" in Helldivers. I played and we collectively beat back the automatons and the bugs.

The reward? "Nah, not really." It was that feeling of accomplishment that had kept me playing. I thought this game was different.

Then, I expected, as humanity won, I would encounter terminid and automaton planets where they battled each other. That would be fun.

The polar warbond did not match the trailer for the warbond. It wasn't much longer and I decided to play other games.

lodossrage6h ago

Lack of variety is part of it for sure.

Currently, the game doesn't even have everything from the first game. For example, where are the bosses like the first game had? Where are the super earth defense missions? How about the vehicles? Or the illuminate.

Everything I mentioned above are in the first game. Plus with this being a pvp game, more content is always needed

lodossrage2h ago

lol yeah I meant pve and said pvp by mistake. Thanks

Magatsuhi3h ago

To be fair, I don't think vehicles were in the game at launch. With that said, Hd2 became stale after a while, and for me, it was the gun nerfs that made the game begin to bore me. Then running the same missions over n over is what made me go back to ff14.

HD2 should have a co op campaign where you go through a map as a team fulfilling objectives with a small story being told with a boss at the end.

ThinkThink59m ago

The upside to a gaas is that you can jump back into it every year and see what’s new. The devs sound passionate about it and its future. I can imagine this game almost feeling like a new game in 3-4 years.

JEECE2h ago

Lol people are leaving the game because it isn't enough of a live service. Everyone hates the terms "live service" and "games as a service," but the chief complaints about/reasons for leaving multiplayer games you hear are that there weren't enough updates/new maps/new guns/new skins.

Unfortunately people have had their minds so warped by mobile game style grinding that they can't just play a multiplayer game to have fun anymore.

DustMan2h ago

After buying all the stratagems, ship modules, and lackluster warbonds. I do feel the monotony. Still very fun when you have a group of friends together. I used to run plenty of missions with Random matchmaking and had a good time, but that seems to be winding down. I pretty much log in daily just to complete the personal orders for the 15 bonds you get, The game just needs more content. A new enemy species, and some vehicle would bring folk back quick. Like the article said. These DLC warbonds are pretty awful. I have them all and still just run with the Breaker or sickle because they are just best all around. The only 2 pieces of new kit that are useful in my opinion have been the grenade pistol, and incendiary impact.

ravens522h ago

I have almost 200hrs in that game. I'm playing Stellar Blade and FF Reunion then finishing Rebirth. I want the Illuminate. I was thinking bout playing it yesterday but ye I think it needs some different things other than weapons. New enemies and missions. I'd also LOVE if they put bosses in it, thatd be super dope.