Do you enjoy intricate team based gameplay, where you need to trust in the skill of your allies?
Do you enjoy relatively easy mechanics that are tough to master?
Do you fancy yourself a leader, that likes to communicate and see his orders carried out by real people?
Do you love a game with a close tight community, where people follow the rules and everyone is willing to teach you?
If you said yes to any of these Guns of Icarus has a place for you.
Do you not like having non transparent game mechanics? ( engines below 50% im looking at you )
Do you not enjoy getting absolutely assblasted by people at the top tier of gameplay when you yourself are new?
Do you not enjoy a shallow tutorial? Leaving your woefully unprepared at your class job ( Pilots )
Do you not like NOT having an option to remove disruptive persons from your ship without having to remake a lobby?
If you said yes to any of THESE things. Your early adventures into Guns of Icarus are going to be a nightmare. Beware this is not a game that you will enjoy, on your own, with no friends, to help guide you into things. Although to be fair, the community is always willing to answer questions and help you learn.
I have played this game at the highest tier of play, as Pilot, Gunner, and Engineer. Theres almost nothing else like this game out there. Its intoxicating. Knowing that your ship is a well oiled death machine of personal indiviual skill AND complete trust in your companions. When I play with my clanmates, and we get matched up against other clans of equal footing, its indescribable. Sticking through the learning curve and getting to that lvl of play takes honest time effort and repition.
When I play for fun ( which is all I do nowadays ) I find that matchmaking is underperforming, claiming that a hidden MMR rating is used to match me up against people that have had this game for a couple days, whereas I've put over 1000 hours into this game. DISREGARD ALL PRETENSE OF MMR in public lobbies. There is none or near enough as to make no difference.
If you buy the game, find a clan of people that seem friendly and play often. and just learn the game from them. There are weekly and bi weekly tournaments that are streamed on Twitch, Community fights VS the Developers where the winners get FREE item choice from the store ( pretty awesome tbh )
Almost forgot the steam workshop, where player created items are hand picked by the community to appear in game, if your creative. You could put your hand to work designing cosmetic items that could charge for or let go up for free. Its your choice. In my opinion the process of created work waiting review VS getting it into the game takes way too long.
-here is a screenshot of the game :)
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