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Dr Disrespect explains why he can’t enjoy Apex Legends after hilarious rage quit

Published: 9/Jul/2019 22:30 Updated: 26/May/2020 15:35

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends isn’t satisfying his needs after having one of his classic rage moments.

Coming off a nearly month-long ban, the Doc is back in full force sharing his violence, speed, and momentum with the gaming community.

He gave the new season of Apex Legends a whirl but quickly determined it wasn’t for him and explained how it just never felt right to him.

Twitch/Dr DisrespectDoc hasn’t liked what he has seen so far with Apex Legends Season 2.

Instead of playing with a squad of friends, Doc went into Apex playing with randoms and that’s always a recipe for disaster.

As he was hitting the ground, he quickly went for the gold body armor, which was snagged by a teammate just before him, causing him to go on a profanity-laced tirade.

 

Due to there not being many other options out there, the Two-time is still playing Apex, but you can definitely tell he’s not enjoying it a whole lot.

“I don’t feel like playing Apex, I don’t know,” he said. “It just doesn’t satisfy me, I don’t know, man. It’s one of those games that just never really satisfied me. It just doesn’t satisfy that little tick that I’m looking for in a game, it never has. I don’t know, the thrill of killing someone or downing someone, I don’t get it from it.

Doc is notoriously tough on games but he generally hasn’t had a lot of positive things to say about Apex Legends since its launch.

He has noted before that the game was headed down a similar path that doomed H1Z1, and it doesn’t sound like he’s really backed off that stance.

The self-proclaimed face of Twitch has only been back on the platform for two days now but he has already complained about Apex and had a good old fashioned rage aimed at the battle royale.

In fact, the body armor rage wasn’t even the first one he had.

“What is this game,” he yelled. “Get me off this game. Get me off of it. I don’t wanna play this game. I’m already falling asleep playing this game.”

Unfortunately, it’s pretty much between this, Fortnite and PUBG and we’re honestly not sure what Doc would prefer at this point.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.