Waframe Game Director Admits Recent Update Created A 'Mess'; Says They Should Have Held It Back

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor July 11, 2016
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Digital Extremes' latest update for its free-to-play shooter, Warframe, is receiving some seriously negative feedback from players -- and at least one of the company's devs doesn't disagree. Released last week, the Specters of the Rail update introduced a variety of new features and fixes. Unfortunately, they seem to have broken more than they fixed.

According to one player's post on Reddit, features like the Junctions forced players to repeat content in order to access new content that just didn't deliver, the search function added to the market doesn't work as promised, and Archwing came off as a "janky, rachet, half baked, work in progress." The list of grievances is fairly lengthy, although Redditor Jigoogly did balance it out with some positive statements here and there. Unfortunately, the cons seem to outweigh the pros by a lot.

The interesting news here is that rather than defending the release, Game Director Steve Sinclair stepped up in the thread and apologized for the issues players were having, even stating that they should have held the update back.

We should have held it back 100%. Sometimes we have an immovable deadline (almost always a marketing promotion) and it twists up our priorities. It shouldn't but it does. Our QA is not at fault and did their best given the unreasonable scope and time. Your rant is spot on and the only thing we can do now is make it right.

Sorry for the mess. :(

Judging from the thread, most people found this pretty refreshing -- although conversation did meander into the territory of the game still technically being in beta and whether or not that's a way for Digital Extremes to avoid the responsibility of issues like these by keeping it in testing permanently.

Hopefully, the issues will be sorted out quickly. But until then, it seems it may suck some of the fun out of the game for players.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (15)

Dreadlox 5 years ago
OMG, so many people are whining about the game sucks. I didn't even realize the change, only the boring Void missions with a fucking timewaster length. The new change make it such faster, its a drop in drop out system. You dont need to recruit people to your group. And people still thinking this is a Pay 2 Win game... Do you know what is P2W? Games like Dirtybomb and games with weapons you can only use for a limited time....Now thats P2W....And here, you can get a weapon for 15k credit, what is one or two mission. And some resource, which is easy to grind out. You guys whine because you played about an hour and didnt get a fucking prime items....

Hellsworth 5 years ago
So they stumbbled, who cares? The only people I see complaining are the 15y olds that don't like the game because they have to actually spend time in it. Hotfixes are rolling in as fast as bread is baked, it's life deal with it.

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NGoHT 5 years ago
Very good game i like it a lot, has around 500-600 hours played in it since beta. But that recent update messed everything up so hard, many players (along with me) clearly refuse to play it. I bet they also seen steep drop in the number of online players.

tralala 5 years ago
BEST F2P model, all stuff u can get just by playing, u can sell stuff for platinum and buy looks if u like , there is no p2w wapons or stuff, all u can get by playing game.I agree updet sux, i mentioned before, 4gb+ but there is so little new content, they should remove archwings forever and raid puzzlers and conclave(they spend so much time on that sh itt, they can invest more time in pve), im now sitting in game and cant find full archwing team(because less people in team, less mobs,less xp) to level stuff for mastery xp but no one playing it, im fine with other updated stuff its fine, they should improve and fix focus and bring challenging maps(and bosses, i liked this game because of bosses but bosses are challenging maybe for lowest level noobs with unranked weapons) still very noob content, sick of one shot mobs everywhere, no more endless survivals or defenses anymore just super easy and fast missions, im soloing all this stuff, where is endgame content wich was promised many times, atleast no more faking keyshare scammers now, long waited update is here but nothing to do, waiting next update . !

P.S. Pets are useless, its like cosmetic stuff, they not learned from kubrows anything, very rarely see someone with kubrow and when i see someone with kubrow its just because he leveling him only..

Edge Damodred 5 years ago
They're charging money for every little thing in the game including rarish crafting ingredients, practically hiding the fact that most things can be acquired through gameplay and they're holding conventions with ticket prices prices between $25 and $250 (CAD)...and they have the audacity to try to hide behind "well we're in beta"?

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