Regarding Aeria GunZ: 1
It was nice to see that GunZ was about to get its first update since being merged to Aeria games(over 3 months now). However, after 6+ hours of the servers being down in order for the new patch to be implemented, the update failed and GunZ was reverted back to its state before the attempted update. With that being said, GunZ has not had an update since the merge to Aeria Games. My main concern, communication between Aeria staff and the GunZ community, is anywhere from none to absolute minimal. Basically, nearly 90% of the problems I addressed in the last 2 feedback polls are still present in GunZ with a few added extra downsides. Lastly, which may be the most important, not all Aeria staff handling report hacker tickets are not accepting .gzr files. Whether they know the significance of a .gzr file or don't know how to use it, I don't know why all tickets are not accepting .gzr files. The significance of a .gzr file is that it cannot be edited in any way. One also cannot view the .gzr file replay unless they are actually in game. It has come to my attention that some tickets are taking .gzr files but an increasingly large amount of tickets are requesting replays to be uploaded on a video hosting site such as youtube. This allows players to create fake replays which can lead to the banning of innocent players(I regard this as a very important concern).
On the other hand, I am not so narrow-minded as to ignore the slight positives I've seen as of late. For example, GMJediMike has posted the first GunZ promotion thread that has not been locked upon the first post. Although me bringing this up may seem a little silly, but almost all of our promotion threads and even other threads have been locked upon first post. So in a way I see this as a chance to leave feedback on the promotion and other things. Secondly, it's nice to see the GS selections up since GunZ has only had 2 GS for a while now. Lastly, the GunZ update could possibly be implemented by next week and I am very excited to see what is in store. Our community is looking forward to seeing how things will go and we have all made great attempts to let the Aeria staff know what GunZ needs. Some examples are:
My prioritized list of what needs to be fixed:
Overall GunZ suggestions
Long-term Aeria GunZ Suggestions
GunZ Suggestion Compilation Thread
Sorry I put a lot of well thought out points into this post lol.
Although it looks like slight improvements will be made, I must unfortunately rate GunZ a 1 due to its overall state. I look forward to see how the near future of GunZ will unfold as it looks like there are some good opportunities yet to come.