For me the game has become absolutely intolerable as it has reached the point where I don’t feel my actions in the game have enough meaningful bearing on the outcome.
I have said time and again that pRNG is essential to make these games enjoyable, but the ongoing tweaking coupled with the overflowing cornucopia of bugs and rotten design choices, the gameplay has devolved to what I consider a slot machine experience. (I am speaking only of the PC as it is my only current active platform)
I have 50+ videos up that I honestly want to take down because I wouldn’t recommend anybody play this game in its current state, never mind put money towards it.
I am not lashing out but I am personally embarrassed as I have in some ways (although it was never my intention) become an ambassador for this game. But I’m ashamed of it.
What do I do now? I hate this game, I hate playing it, I hate the direction its going, after taking multiple breaks I hate the feeling I get when I dip my toe back in the water only to find out the game gets worse and worse with every iteration and then I leave again, always hoping if I give it just another month it will improve.
I honestly want to hide every one of my GoW videos from my channel, turn away from this game and never look back. But I don’t want to hurt this company. This game gave me so much good. But having my name or opinion attached to it in any positive way makes me look like an a__hole. Even more so than some people consider me already.
In case anybody thinks I am lashing out, I want to say that I have reserved any meaningful opinion on the direction of the game for over 3-6 months even though I wanted to kick, scream and shout about it. I resisted out-bursting or even broaching the subject on my channel, and I kept my opinion to myself, always trusting that like a boat, the game would always have its ups and downs and rock side-to-side, but would eventually right itself and carry on being awesome old GoW. It never happened and it is clear it is not going to.
This isn’t a big Dear John letter and this isn’t supposed to over-inflate the value my opinion, for I am but a single man and my opinion is no more or less valid than anybody else’s. But now I have my reputation attached to a game I resent and frankly can’t stand.
What do I do? Please help me work through this.
OT but it needs to be said: I’m not quitting the game, I may just start over for the 4th time. This isn’t my point though.
Edit 1 & 2
I am listening very carefully to what everybody says and thank you to the multiple people that have contributed to this thread so far. I want to reply but I want to open my ears first.
Also for clarification: This is about whether I should hide my videos, not stop playing. Frankly nobody cares if I do or don’t play and I know that. However I feel a great sense of responsibility not to hurt the game, company, and most importantly Sirrian by any action I take, but at the same time I cannot recommend this game to anybody… I just can’t. And to keep my videos up I feel will only assist inviting new players into a what is basically a bad game ATM.