That proponents should demand a story whose headline would essentially be “WW2 Online No Longer Completely Unplayable” is a sad comment on how low the standards being proposed are.
— Evangolis, in an otherwise unassuming Anarchy Online thread
As demanded, we feel it our duty to note that as of now you can actually log in to WW2 Online occasionally. The gameplay problems in the game still persist, mind you – players can take up to 20 minutes to find a battle, the mission structure is still broken, and, just in case your online battles were not completely futile already, someone discovered that Gear works really, really well in WW2 Online. So well, in fact, that it makes you basically invulnerable. People posting to the official WW2OL board before posts were wiped reported invulnerable soldiers, moving as fast as airplanes, killing tanks with one shot.
You know, you’d think that someone at Cornered Rat, before slapping the title “Massively Multiplayer First Person Shooter” on a game box, would have done some basic research on problems experienced by the most popular online FPS. But then again, I guess we shoud be thankful that the game is “no longer completely unplayable”.
Forum Jihad Warrior Update: Sir Bruce, noble defender of maligned massively multiplayer games set in Southern Belgium, posted on our forums earlier:
The code to detect and boot those people using Gear is already in place; it just wasn’t turned on on the servers yet.
Which begs the question – “Um… OK… and it was left off why?”