I enjoyed the beta with one exception, duos had infinite revives. I felt this trivialized the maps to the point where all you have to do is push W to win. Did they change this for the launch? This is a deal breaker for me.
I don't like how they made building even more expensive. In the beta it was allready too grindy for me, since the most fun for me comes from building and not heavy raiding. I will not force myself to play 3-4h of raiding just to be able to build outpost (for a limited time) and to be able to unlock something. Raiding is just fun for me in a small doses.
I am not buying the game as of now. They made it worse for me than beta was.
Closed Beta was fun. People were experimenting with all kinds of creative builds.
From what i hear, the open beta turned quickly into constructing kill boxes and most brutal bases i´ve raided since release, are just big kill boxes with 0 imagination.
So unless the devs find a way to encourage players to not build kill boxes... i´d say that the community will thin out quickly. No one likes to go into impossible bases.
Day 1 Thoughts
(played the open beta, currently playing on Xbox Series X)
Onboarding: Simple yet effective tutorials that don't waste too much time. I do feel that the game isn't much fun until you start unlocking more stuff. It's kinda hard to build an effective base with just the current starting pieces and no mods, I really think the holo-cube specifically should be unlocked by default to help new players create some uncertainty in their early builds. Similarly I don't understand why 1 of the only 2 suits has to be unlocked. It just seems like an unnecessary cost to heap on players who want to use the melee suit, especially when 1 of the required resources to unlock it is so rare compared to the other 2, more on that later.
General Gameplay: The basic gameplay loop of MYM is fun, though I am worried that without introducing some alternative modes of raiding things might get stale after a while, more on that later. The game controls well and I haven't encountered many bugs so far (and of those bugs I have encountered nothing has impacted gameplay in a negative way yet). I know a lot of people are somewhat frustrated with the limitations placed on building (Harvey) but I genuinely believe it's for the best. If a base feels like it's just an unfair troll then just leave, you dying to that base just benefits the builder and encourages more troll bases. Plus if they can't get kills or accolades then they can't prestige, so that base goes away.
The Grind: This is my only real sore point so far. The game has 3 resources, whose names I'm still learning so I'll just call them by color. Even after only a few hours of play I have more than enough orange and blue resources to do whatever I want without thinking about it, it's just the red resource that's holding me back. I'm not really sure what to make of this, it almost feels like orange and blue are pointless since you pretty much can't unlock anything without red anyway. If 1 resource is going to be the linchpin object that lets me do things, why even bother having the other 2 at all? I guess because orange is used to buy base locations and blue is used to restock on equipment? Regardless, it's clear that the grind to unlock everything will be slow so long as the red resource gains are as low as they are now. Which I suppose isn't completely a bad thing, just annoying.
What's Next?: We already have a first roadmap of things to look forward to. New weapons, traps, guards, and mods all sound like good additions, especially with the promise that they can all be unlocked through gameplay. New cosmetics are always nice (though I feel like there should have been some in the game already). The main thing that sticks out to me is new environments. What does this mean exactly? Is this just a cosmetic piece to change the atmosphere of a base or will it affect gameplay? I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.
Now about new gameplay modes, the trick here is figuring out how to introduce new raiding objectives besides get in, get Gene-Mat, get out, while working within the bounds of the current build system. Admittedly I find it hard to come up with ideas that seem reasonable. Here are some of my better ideas:
it needs a lot of updates to pull it out of the dirt cause it's kinda booty cheeks as of right now not much imagination going around, mainly since there are almost no tools to work with, oh and when there are tools to work with they limit you on the variety of things you can work with, like why???
the core gameplay is fun, and has an exponential skill level to it,
once an update comes out I'm hoping it won't be focused on the combat side of it at all, and it should be all about building, new decals, new blocks, new shapes, architecture parts, advanced modes, etc.
i wanna be able to build a very immersive environment