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after some testing I'd like ro create a little review. I wont go into the bugs etc, that is known and it's an alpha version so i think everyone can understand why not everything is perfect yet. And ofc I know that there aren't all final functions in the game right now.
But I feel like the game was created with too much effort for the beginners. zero just told me that it's not possible to play without the heads. I didn't really belive in the past that this would be something that wont be possible. Playing with these heads might look nice and might be a nice thing for beginners... but it's not useable for competitive playing. And I don't think that this is something about "getting used to it". These heads are disturbing the playing in a really big way if you really want to play in a competitive way. I didn't meet any "good" players who thought different so far.
I think the biggest part of the community (especially the "good" players) wished only a version that fixed bugs or lags, improves some things, nobody would complain about things like the heads for beginners if it would be possible to turn them off; but I dont think there are many people who wanted something completely new like it's now.
I feel like you should have devided the game more into things that are usefull or fun for beginners to make them stay in the game and things to give the "pro" players a platform to really perform competitive playing. I'm sure there is only a very small part within this group of players who really care about the graphical things, funny-looking curves or a new menu and stuff like that. But I feel like thats what you mainly focussed on.
What most people were wishing is a bug-and lagfree game with maybe some improvements compared to cf2, a game that is great fun for beginners just as for pro players. But not something completely new where (again) mostly things were changed where most of the players didn't complain about anyway.
It's just like with most of the video games, like Fifa or F1 or whatever, all the community wants is a game that works clean without bugs, lags and stuff like that. Only the fewest who played the version before (= liked it) really want many new features and so on. Actually I was pretty sure you won't do that too, especially after the news that you created, but well... it seems like you did the same mistake.
At the moment I don't feel any motivation to go more into this game or even change to cf3, so I'll "have to" continue playing a lagging cf2, where it's at least possible to have competitive playing. Pretty sad. I was really looking forward to the game.
I'm sorry for any gramatical or spelling mistakes.