POPULAR FORBES condemns Apex's loot boxes as "Hilariously out of touch"
The publication known internationally for its comprehensive analysis and top-tier reporting of everything economical has just released an article condemning Apex's loot boxes as "Hilariously out of touch." This article comes in response to Apex's Iron Crown Event which costs players over $200 to complete and has garnered a huge amount of backlash from the community (and rightfully so).
This whole journey with Apex has been a troubled one. Since the very beginning I've felt at odds with the disconnect between my admiration for Respawn and my lamentation for EA. We were hopeful initially, at least most of us here. I remember having a conversation with ObliviousRex probably close to six months ago at this point. The consensus at the end of this conversation was clear: we as the community believed in Respawn as a developer, believed in Apex as the product, and believed in our fellow gamers to support the game once the revenue streams opened up.
And support the game we did.
We bought that garbage Season 1 battle pass where half of the items were literally useless. Did we know it was garbage? Sure we did, but we didn't care because we just wanted to support the game we loved.
I think that's a huge part of the reason why the current events with the Iron Crown are so disheartening. What more could we have possibly done as a community? We clearly showed that we WANT to support the game yet now it feels like they are spitting in our faces as a thanks for our widespread support. Greed has consumed Apex and this honestly might be a devastating blow to the game's longevity. Amid all the controversy one entity has remained silent: Respawn. It is clear now that Respawn does not run the show, and that they are merely another pawn in EA's chess game which will inevitably end with many fallen pieces amidst a victor-less wasteland.
At the end of the day, these are just my thoughts and feelings as one disgruntled gamer who has simply been through this too many times. I sincerely hope that EA's eyes will be opened by the fact that a publication as prominent and reputable as Forbes denounces them as "awful and exploitative." Even if EA doesn't listen, this could be the catalyst the gaming community needs to persuade other developers and publishers against following in EA's self-destructive footsteps.
I know this was kind of long and perhaps at times rant-y so thank you to those who read through till the end. If you want to check out the Forbes article that inspired me to make this post, I've linked it down below.
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POPULAR Apex Legends Season 2 - Weapon and Legends Patch Notes
Disruptor Rounds with Alternator:
-Reduced Shielded damage multiplier 1.7 -> 1.55.
***Designer Notes: Disruptor rounds on the alternator are shredding shields a bit too quickly and still proving to be stronger than intended, so we're reducing the disruptor rounds multiplier on shield damage.
-Increased Magazine Size for all tiers to the following:
Designer Notes: We’re giving the RE-45 a small boost in power by giving it one more round for every mag size. Downing a non-fortified enemy with the RE-45 with 0, 50, 75, and 100 shields requires 10, 14, 16, and 19 shots respectively, so this extra round gives the gun the ability to one-mag more armored enemies instead of leaving them barely alive.
-Increased vertical and horizontal recoil. Slightly increased recoil pattern randomness.
***Designer Notes: We’ve made these changes as we’ve seen that the R301 is a bit stronger than intended at long range. We’ve adjusted recoil to balance keeping it effective at medium to close range--which is the original intent--but it should be more difficult for players to auto fire and still laser enemies at long distances.
-Made adjustments to Pathfinder’s and Low-Profile Legends hitboxes.
**Taking shots to the hip now does torso damage instead of leg damage. This should more closely match the behavior of the other Legends.
-Fixed a bug where activating a healing item would cancel the Ultimate for Legends that need to prime it [Bangalore / Pathfinder / Caustic / Gibraltar / Bloodhound]
-Fixed an exploit where players would sometimes be able to still shoot while downed.
-Increased the distance that Bloodhound can see traversal clues left by other players [but not other kinds of clues] to 25 meters.
-Adjusted the area of effect for Bloodhound’s Tactical to 110 fov.
-Based on player feedback, we’ve reduced the “hum” audio that’s playing while using Wraith’s Kunai.
-Fixed issue where actions for Wrath would have a slight delay when her weapon is holstered and crouching or sliding while the kunai is equipped.
-Fixed an exploit that allowed players to remove the cooldown for Wraith’s Tactical Ability.
-Fixed a bug where Bloodhound’s Ultimate Ability could be activated with no charge up time while riding a zipline.
-Fixed bug where Mirage was able to stay invisible and still be able to shoot and melee when using his Ultimate on a zipline.
-Fixed bug where sometimes Octane’s Jump Pad would not launch the player.
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POPULAR Who's hyped for the upcoming "Gladiator" themed skins this 13th of August?! 🔥
4 hours ago, Apex Legends has finally given us a glimpse of something more from what we thought would be the upcoming skins that was merely for Mirage, Bloodhound, Lifeline, and Bangalore. Turns out, we've got another one for our favorite interdimensional skirmisher, Wraith! 😍
POPULAR Will Apex Legends' upcoming "Solo Queues" feature be a success?
Time: 19:35 (GMT +8)
Lately, apex fans has been talking about the upcoming "Iron Crown Collection Event" due to its most-requested feature that we have all been waiting for ever since the first season.
However, according to a well-known professional twitch streamer named Michael Grzesiek who we might all know by the screen name of "Shroud", such feature might not go down well with the fans overtime despite the hype that has been building up ever since the game's first season.
Simply because one of the unique features that highlights the identity of the uprising battle royale game is its distinctive "trio-squad" match ups that allows each player to use a legend from a set of varying characters with its own unique abilities that are especially made for coordinated gameplays. (Source: https://www.dexerto.com/apex-legends/shroud-explains-why-players-will-hate-apex-legends-solo-mode-888341)
Unlike other battle royales that most FPS/TPS gamers have been used to, it has been sufficiently evident that Apex Legends has a gameplay that is definitely far more different than how PUBG and Fortnite is usually played.
Maybe think of it like this.
Due to it being based to a Japanese movie "Battle Royale" during the 2000s, PUBG and Fortnite is actually meant to be played solo in the first place due to the lack of supportive abilities that Apex Legends have.
Therefore, we can consider them as solo battle royale games.
However, on the other hand, with the unique features that the game has developed for each legend choice, we can actually consider the game as a battle royale of teams.
Hence, theories state that by the time the solo queues will be released, if the developers would fail to balance such extremely team-oriented abilities, a number of legends would be rendered as useless to such event such as Lifeline and Caustic due to their abilities that are completely team-oriented.
But hey! How about we prove such theories wrong? Anyway, at the end of the day, the true feature of a game that makes it fun to play is its own community!
What do you think?
Do you think the Apex Legends Community should coordinate and make such event remarkable by having all players pick only one legend per day to experience extreme matches filled with one legend and see who's gonna be the best Pathfinder Main or the best Lifeline Main despite her passive being useless?
Or perhaps you think the solo queues will be just fine the way it is, despite the fact that most character abilities would most probably be disregarded throughout the event.
Hit me up with your thoughts! 🔥
POPULAR Most possible upcoming Legend after "Crypto"?!
Time: 19:00 (GMT +8)
The Beginning of Mid Season 2 - Season 3 speculations.
After gathering some information from various news about Apex Legends and some reputable dataminers of the game (That1MiningGuy and Shrugtal), aside from the solo queues that might be upcoming in the mid season 2 or early season 3, the photo that has been posted by a Respawn Employee (Tina Sanchez) has been quite a mystery for a while due to the fact that the employee replied in a cryptic way to one of the fans who commented on her photo asking if the motion capture suit is for the legend "Crypto".
However, as we look at the photo tweeted by Tina Sanchez on the 2nd day of August (https://twitter.com/Teanah/status/1157036213452197888?s=20) it is evident that most people failed to notice another actor wearing a motion capture suit behind Tina Sanchez; in which some of us think would be the "real" actor for the new legend Crypto.
But who is the legend that Tina Sanchez may be acting for then?
According to That1MiningGuy on one of his latest video that was posted 3 days ago (Source: https://youtu.be/gRvK5WqSGHA), the well respected dataminer seems to be not that convinced that the Apex Legends stuff that the Respawn Employee tweeted is all about the most awaited legend "Crypto" due to these two reasons:
1. It might be oddly too late for Respawn to be just starting to do motion captures for "Crypto" after all the teasers that has already been displayed for him.
2. The actor infront of the picture is a bit too short to do motion captures for the legend "Crypto" in a way that he was portrayed in any concept art seen about him.
My own added reason? 🤔
Having two actors in a mocap suit is most likely a sign that Respawn Entertainment is working on an upcoming cinematic featuring two characters!
So why does it all lead to "Rosie" instead of the other legends that was datamined way before by an early dataminer called Shrugtal then? (Source: Photo by FrozenFroh posted in the reply section)
Not only that she's the seemingly only female character displayed in the files who is still unreleased, but also the fact that her name was actually teased on a note that was sticking at the top right corner of the screen saying "What's wrong with Rosie???" by Apex Legends when Season 2 was about to get started.
Also, isn't it odd that among all the character arts that were discovered by Shrugtal before, all of it actually got debunked around the time of the release of Season 2 except for one-- "Rosie"?
Could it be that the Respawn Employee's tweet be actually more than anyone has expected it to be?
Instead of merely working for the development of "Crypto", could this event be a preparation for a new cinematic film that Apex Legends might release in the future featuring the two new upcoming legends "Crypto" and "Rosie"? (A cinematic fight scene between "Crypto" and "Rosie" that might have something to do with the upcoming PvE event perhaps?) 🔥
But hey, aside from posting an opinionated theory, this is also just a compilation of coinciding theories that I've gathered from reputable people who are known to be the top theorists for the future of the Apex Legends game.
What do you think? Is it possible that we might get more legends in the game sooner than expected that will deeply emphasize the lore of the bloody arena existing within the Frontier?
Let me know about your thoughts right below the comments! :D
(Also, If I seem to have misunderstood some stuff about this, please let me know in the comments)
Disclaimer: Please be wary to not keep your hopes up and set your heart into this theory so much, these are merely educated speculations that might actually happen soon, later, or never. It's always advisable to always wait for the Official Respawn Entertainment announcement.
But hey, it doesn't hurt to uncover and appreciate the cryptic ways of Respawn when it comes to teasing a character, aye? 😏
Credits to the legend himself, That1MiningGuy, for being the source of most of the information on my posts.
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POPULAR Solo Mode Coming to Apex Legends!
Finally, Apex Legends is getting Solos! Solos will only be available as a limited time event for now during the Iron Crown Collection Event. Apex Legends is notably designed with team play in mind, as many Legends have team-oriented abilities. Solos will be available in Apex Legends on August 13th. The game mode will be available for two weeks.
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