Couldn't have said it better myself.EmberGrey wrote:You know, as much as I, from a PERSONAL standpoint, really enjoy 2.7, I feel like the additional choices, better graphics, new areas, aren't exactly what I'd want to spend that money on. It felt like a side project that should lead up to new content, like a cliffhanger for the game you buy. Some things in a new game I'd like to see are aging pups, pack hunting, continuing the education of wolf life. Maybe teach a little bit about pack hierarchy, play with that hierarchy structure, maybe you have to get enough skill points within your pack to do other things.. Make it a cyclical adventure.
I know resources are limited, but in my heart I know Wolfquest has a lot more potential. I wish there was a kickstarter or something so we could fund some new projects. I'm glad it was called an update. A lot of people are calling it a new game, and if people come here with that idea in mind.. they'll probably be a little peeved after $10 for an update.
I was a tiny bit annoyed, to be honest. I get the message the game is sending, and as an adult who has played Left4Dead, I really applaud you on your creepy dead zones, butttttt... if I'm being horribly, brutally honest (and I'm sorry, I know you get so much negativity, I mean this in the most constructive of ways) if I had played it beforehand and then had the choice to buy it, I would save my cash.. I would, however, 100% fund you on a more directly educational view into the wolves livelihood as I stated above.
So long story short, I'd pay for a new game, or an extensive pack-life add on. Not an update..
(The update, however, is amazing, this does not mean it's bad. If you are willing and able to pay $10 for an update, by all means get your fill! )
I certainly wouldn't go so far as to call it a new game, when things were tweaked and improved but no real specific additions were made. If anything, 2.7 just runs slower on my computer than 2.5 did. Even after exploring Lost River, I think the Survival of the Pack story is a lot more fun and interesting than the former. Lost River seems more fun in MP.
As you said, I would spend $10 or more on an update extending upon the growth of your pack. Of course I understand WQ doesn't have the funding and resources at the moment to take on such a project!
It's still really fun either way, though. I adore the use of XP in unlocking certain things you can do in-game, and the new mate AI is fantastic. Not to mention the new wolf customizations are so fun to play around with and personalize.