Wild West Online pivots away from faction system PvP, plans free trial

Another week, another huge plan change for Wild West Online. Newly installed studio (or maybe the old studio with a new name) DJ2 Entertainment says it’s completely deleting the faction system from the game. “There’ll be no Mcfarlanes vs Steele,” the devs say on Steam. “We loved it internally, but effectively it did added some unnecessary complexity to the gameplay mechanics and affected player’s experience in a negative way.”

“Instead we’re bringing back Sheriffs vs Outlaws mechanics, and they’ll become our two main factions in a game. While we don’t think that first release will check all boxes for all players, we will continue tweak and fine tuning it until we’ll get system that all players will be happy about.”

The company is also working on a town capture redesign, weapons adjustments, fluff loot, barricades, event rewards, and a new tutorial. A free trial version of the game will soon appear on Steam and on the official site; it’ll allow folks to play to 20 without achievements and awards.

Wild West Online’s reviews plummeted on Steam following the game’s surprisingly hasty official launch back in May; they currently sit at “mostly negative.” Steam Charts pegs its all-time peak (publicly accessible) players at 559, down to 146 over the last 24 hours and under 48 as I type this.

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thirtymil

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McGuffn

While everything is up in the air maybe someone with a quick draw can shoot it down.

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rafael12104

“Pivot” that’s another one of those trendy terms isn’t it like “optics” or “synergy”. Here let me give it a try.

“WWO pivots away from its current faction PvP system and hopes to create some synergy with a free trial. But the optics aren’t good when making such a big change this late in the development cycle.”

Translation: WWO shitcans their faction PvP system and hopes to distract players with a new free trial. But sadly, most players see right through the bullshit.

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Strana M

Probably more of we can’t convince anyone else to buy it so we’re gonna give it away.

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ThreeSpeed

Regardless of any changes they make, they have made it clear it will always be an open world kos gankbox.

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Nathan Aldana

wild west online, its a new game every week,

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Toy Clown

*Peeks in to see if female avatars are in the game yet. Pivots and heads out again.*

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Yoshi Senpai

Why would female avatars matter that much? This game is a total shit show made by the infamous band of Devs who brought us War Z.

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Adam

Know your history about women in the west. Get a few books, DVDs when History Channel was still about History. Even women who were not outlaws became them after their fathers died and they had no choice but to fight off people for their land, or they defended themselves in brothels. Then ran a few “whore houses” themselves. And killed a few guys. Intriguing stuff. It isn’t just a Red Dead or a Dolly Parton Musical.

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Yoshi Senpai

I know my history and women avatars are great in games.

My point is this game is such a dumpster fire that adding women into the game ain’t gonna mean much.

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Adam

All apologizes. I got SJW on you. I hate when ppl do that. I really mean it. I am sorry.

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Yoshi Senpai

lol no worries. It seems other people got that vibe from my post. My point was female avatars won’t make a terrible game good.

But they do help make my point. Weren’t they promised to be in the “release” of this game?

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Adam

Promises are not a game good they make. Shit my damn Firefox addon.
I meant…yeah fuck it.

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Adam

Now I have to say sorry to the SJW….IT NEVER ENDS!!!

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Nathan Aldana

because some of us, even who are men irl like me, prefer playing female avatars for a variety of reasons. maybe we identify more with women as heroes. Maybe we like butts. maybe we are women and enjoy being represented in the media we consume.

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Adam

For all those reasons. Both sexes should be represented. How many races do they even have. Are black guys even around?

Don’t make a kid misunderstand because you think women and African American, Spanish, Asian, Arab should not be allowed.

Blazing Saddles had all of them. They can’t?

Tired of playing the game!

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Cypher

we have a saying over here about “flogging a dead horse” that’s so apt for this particular train wreck!

To ape Bal below; Launched? My Arse!

I had initially thought it a blatant cash grab, yet now I believe Hanlons razor applies here…

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Mark

something something copy of ww online tumbleweeds schlag sweetleaf…

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Adam

Look! If your horse threw a shoe, bring him back and I’ll reshoe him!

I done shot that horse!

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Darthbawl

Now you had to go and get the Captain involved! :P

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Adam

I always wanna find this episode, stream it, and pause this part and say..”WHY IS THIS SHOW FUCKING UP MY INTERNET SPEEEEDSSS???”

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Hirku

He needs his Number One for this mission.

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