Hello everyone !
My name is FuPlaayz and i play this game religiously and stream it on the daily bases. Some might heard of me, some might have not. I have over two thousand hours in VT1 just to give you an idea of how much i love this game.
Couple of hours FatShark ago released the Patch 1.0.4 and here are my alarming thoughts about how “nerfing” Legend and overall difficulty will hurt the game.
One of biggest appeals of Vermintide 1 was it’s difficulty and how the game punished you for not sticking together.
- Ambient trash mobs or the lack of thereof, made it very simple for me and my comrades to effectively “run through” the level.
No more Marauders, or Stormvermin in numbers. A lot of Armored units as ambient creatures is one of the reasons that made the game difficult. Numbers, numbers and more numbers, fighting for every street corner, for every corridor ! Five or Six Marauders or Storms at once with a Rothelm on top ? Bring it on !
Well … not anymore !
- In the past hour i ran thought 4 legendary maps with all the books with around 12 to 15 mins per map, with no vocal or barely any communication. I was mostly running ahead using my left click just to prove a point, on how ridiculously “easy” the game has become since the patch. Ambient specials did not spawn or too few in number. There was so little in fact that i just assumed it was bug. I was running ahead killing everything with my friend while 2 picks where trailing behind…
Difficulty spikes will get your blood pumping with sudden specials spawns, kept you on your toes.
As i mentioned before, there were barely or any specials at all. And as everyone knows that specials are the ones that make Vermintide 2 challenging. And the challenge is what makes Vermintide.… Well, as of right now : There is no more challenge to put it bluntly.
Legendary at the moment, is easier than Nightmare in VT1.
Bigger hordes don’t make Vermintide difficult, specials do ! When there is no more difficulty in the game, people will quickly stop playing since there is nothing to “work towards to” anymore…
With all that talk about how difficulty is at the “core gameplay” of Vemintide in the marking campaign. I find it ironic to have these changes to the difficulty…
For 3 weeks i enjoyed legendary and so everyone i knew… This morning i get dozens upon dozens of dms of people saying the same thing : “They destroyed Legend”… And myself i don’t even want to play anymore.