Blog: My Experience with F2P FPS Game

January 10th, 2017 12:51
So, back in the day when I was cheap, I used to play some free to play game that is similar to Counter-Strike, and it was called (in my country) Point Blank (we will call it PB from now on), but probably (I forgot) in the USA, it was called Project Blackout. Both has the same developer, Zepetto. The publisher then in my country is Gemscool, that also held several F2P games such as Ayodance.

See the punchline.. So funny, isn't it?
Look at the tagline...

I don't get what was called 'aim', holding sites, quick peek, etc. that day, so I played with run 'n gun style, and that suited the style of F2P at that time.

After some time, I got tired with it due to lack of support and whopping cheaters in the servers. So I stopped playing FPS game for a while. (There are not many games to play, because then, gaming is not a thing)

Then I bought and got into CS:GO.

I spent hundreds of hours in this game, developing my skill although I still did shit (GN3) 'til now. (And we said games is not addictive lol)

Then I got a bit bored and want to do a bit of nostalgia with that PB, what's wrong with going back in time for a few hours? It was only ~3.5GB, though.

The publisher was changed to Garena, that also holds other famous F2P games in my country such as the infamous League of Legends, FIFA Online 3, Heroes of Newerth, etc. It's now more well organized since the publisher changed. Then I jumped into the server, played a several game and realized a few things, compared to CS:GO:

1. It is really unbalanced
I just played with some points-bought (the currency in-game was point [free stuff] and cash [money stuff]) gun, and was matched against some dude with cool, pricey, and overpowered gun, and I could say, that the game is really unfair. (notice the usage of 'is', since until now it is still unbalance.) You can redeem real cash that makes you have advantages over free-user. I don't like it that way. I know the publisher is raking money that way, but it just makes the competitive feels lost.
You can buy some gun with 2 different method, point or cash. And the gun is listed in 2 different name, say the points-type is P90, and the cashes-type is P90 D. When you see the stats the cash-type is way over the point-type. C'mon, even DOTA can manage to rack up money without losing the competitive feels.
Also, they have different character that has different hitbox. The cash one is really slim.


Not free

2. It was fairly easy compared to CS:GO
With that some point-bought gun, MP7 (the bought gun already has a holographic sight), I noticed the accuracy is not that great since it was not the cash-type. But, eh, whatever I'm just gonna play with this thing.
And then lol, I wrecked all these noob in the server that used that cash gun. They can't aim well, and rely too much on the gun. They didn't even communicate and just chasing for kills rather than doing the bomb mission. Heh, silvers. If you read this part, comment 'huh?'. You are smart, you are very smart, I appreciate you reading this.

3. The gameplay system is rather weird
Let's just compare the competitive side, bomb mission / defuse.
You can select the rounds, and the game will end if one of the side already get X rounds. You can choose the game will be played with:
- Full nades and with pistols
- No nades
- No secondary pistols
- No nades AND secondary weapon (pistols)

And combine that with:
- Free weapon choice
- Shotgun
- Sniper rifles
- Pistols
- Knife

Btw there isn't any economy thing like CS, you spawn with weapon of your choice, one explosive grenade, one special grenade (smoke, flash, etc.)

And the other thing, the maps.
One of the favourite maps, called Luxville is a rip-off from de_prodigy.


Or other map, Downtown, is a ripoff from de_dust2.


It just so funny to think that they just remake it without changing the layout so it wouldn't be too obvious lol.

In conclusion (or TL:DR you would say), I enjoyed pwning these newb, but I still don't like the thing I have mentioned above, unfair advantages and weird gameplay.

Thanks for reading.
English as a second language is an excuse for this awful word and sentences usage.
2017-01-10 14:01
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
2017-01-10 14:17
United States Darkinsision 
2017-01-10 15:19
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
2017-01-10 15:24
2017-01-11 01:23
the company itself just want to make a quick bucks not to mention the competitive
2017-01-10 14:59
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Yeah, pretty quick. Also the target audience is below 18.
2017-01-10 15:21
2017-01-10 15:23
Indonesia pierreasd 
1. pointblank is hosted by garena 2. ayodance by lyto
2017-01-10 15:27
steel | 
Brazil tails36 
Its funny for every csgo player to play this game. Be it silver to global, you will rekt everyone in the server.
2017-01-11 05:39
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
I am bored tho, but worth it for warm-ups before playing cs go.
2017-01-11 06:56
i played competitively a F2P game called TrueCombat:Elite. was in my national team and it was a lot of fun. high skill ceiling you would have to play for atleast 3 years to even challenge the best players
2017-01-11 07:10
Indonesia iron1c 
I would say the same thing for this game. But I keep wondering why does people says this game is based on skill when a silver 3 would just rekt everyone on the server with some op guns :/
2017-01-11 11:45
2017-01-11 18:19
The thing is many people here play this game bc it's 'free', but ended up spending more money to buy augmented weps/chars than buying CSGO. Also they held $100.000 'competition' wtf
2017-01-12 12:43
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