Good eye... Didn't they say that all they had to do was just change integers? Also, their fixing of Blitz might not be precluded by the end of DLC, but no response by the time tournaments are over would be telling.
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In other words, one of those is significantly different from the others. Returning Flame Notes to their prior value or something considerably higher than they are now is trivial, and that's the case because they intentionally designed the game to have that flexibility (which is why the Offline mode is utterly useless.)
So I don't think he was intending to specifically rule out the possibility of readjusting Flame Notes in particular, at least until he comes into this thread and says it himself. There were too many words between the mention of Flame Notes and the "not going to happen" for that to be ironclad. Not that I would be surprised if they just let this die on the vine, either.
HMX has given up on this game, and I was foolish to think that this nerf was only temporary for a reason such as tournaments. This is completely asinine. Fixing flame notes does not require that much effort. If they truly want to call the game a day, then can't they spend like 2 hours if even that just changing that line of code of the flame note value back to 1,500? This isn't something that takes extensive patching or a ton of resources. This is a single change that can end all of this nonsense and this was something that they started in the first place. Had they never touched flame notes, then this PR disaster would not have happened.
I can't believe they want this game to stay as Pinball Blitz with focusing on pinball being the only way to score a #1 score or have scores that are completely impossible and have the fun combos useless.
I like pinball and almost use it exclusively now but I love actually hitting notes and playing the track. The problem is that I can't get anywhere near a decent score on most songs now most of those scores are impossible to beat without pinball. There are only a handful of tracks where I can have jack/blast fun with and that's quite saddening. Pinball is the same strategy on every song and the only thing that's different is note density and song length. Hell if it wasn't for the sync powerup and trying to squeeze each lane I would have been completely bored with playing pinball.
Does HMX still care about this game? This game had balance problems and such before the nerf but it was much more involving and fun before they did this. I don't see why they can't adjust flame notes after they showed off how easy it is to make server side changes to this game on how it was designed. Use the advantages of Blitz being a server side game responsibly. I can understand not spending significant amount of time and resources trying to further edit this game, but the only thing we are really asking is to change a single integer (350 to 1500). That's really it.
Last edited by zage1337; 02-25-2013 at 01:17 PM.
Maybe he really was intending to say that none of that will happen, but I think it's worth pointing out again that one of those is WAY different than the others in terms of time, energy, and expense, so I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility just on the basis of that vague post. But it's also possible that they just can't be bothered at this point.
I honestly cringed when I saw this fix among a list of pipe-dream wishlist items, as if reverting this back to the way it was before would be just as difficult as patching the game with the RB2 animations or releasing everyone's favorite song as DLC. I realize that Henry is just a community guy, so his dismissal of the issue doesn't necessarily mean that the issue has been dismissed by the dev team, but based on the nature of the announcement it's entirely possible that by this point, there is no Blitz dev team, so there's nobody even around to flip this switch if they've all moved on to other projects.
I'm basically a prime example of a user who's completely unaffected by this issue, since flame notes are too hard for me and I've never had any delusion that I might even leave a mark on the leaderboards, but it continues to baffle me that they must have seen this change have the exact opposite of the intended effect, and just shrugged their shoulders at it.
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