@Stazco I agree with almost everything, besides the fact that epic move is not only uncomfortable but matter of trust which they ripped out of our hands, forcefully
I get it, u use xbox, u dont really give a shit, but for us steam users is little different dealing with epic.. and once again ur saying that we should be happy for them getting that bonus 18%.. well if you think this deal will be more profitable for devs than, if they were to chose steam again, ur wrong like those ppl who made decision to put the game on epic. Like i already mentioned i will pay full triple A price if they bring game on the steam store and also this game already had many crackers especially in russia, its almost normal to never buy games for russians cause same goes here in georgia, for them buying proper parts for the PC is even a lot, trust me i know. Imagine whats gonna happen now.. obviously no one is gonna skip game if they like it when they see videos of it and many of them wont buy on epic store for many different reason disclosed above,
Some cant for unstable currency options
Some wont cause of Epics asshole tactics they use to grab games and claim their exclusivity, as if they took part in development
For some its about workshop unavailability
Some people have bunch of friends gathered on steam and cant just pack up and move on to hollow store, that dont even have basic chatting features
As you pointed out its sad that conversation has been dominated by this Epic move instead of how game looks and shaping up to be..
TBH game actually looks amazing so far, every department looks to be improved upon. I really like shot of that river crossing with that blue 6x6 it looks super polished, true 2020 graphics amazing environment with vast variety in foliage. No more fog decreasing ur vision and as you said more objectives. All the mud and snow decals look amazing and after inspecting the trailer more than 5 times, i got a feeling that snow will have much different physics when u drive on it than mud, it looks like to be softer and squishier, so the heavier the truck is more chance of getting stuck in snow, compared to mud. Also we got ice, i was impressed how International Scout was sliding across it, really impressive improvement cause sliding or even driving little fast was almost impossible in mudrunner due to its unstable physics system when encountering high speeds, as i see this has been fixed in MR2. We finally got military trucks we asked for since AW dlc, even tho i hate that look on Oshkosh M1070A1 HET (orange and blue) i love that we have feature to customize trucks visually and internally. We can see fully modeled cockpits and on one of the truck i could see reflection in the mirrors. Unfortunately i dont see weather effects nor tracked vehicles as of yet in the video but this might easily be added post launch or maybe already exists in the game but need more polish + 15 maps on launch is much better than what i anticipated initially and also the fact that some of them are 5 times bigger than basic mudrunner maps, does sound pretty unbelievable and exciting, especially for console ppl... i know there is talks going around that consoles are getting mods post launch but i dont believe in that..
there u go, all the positivity i had... i used it to make this preview!