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We now move into December on the back of what I would say have been overall a disappointing effort to gather feedback.
Thank you very much to the guys who made the effort – it was very much appreciated. I shall be collating the info very soon and sending it off on behalf of the site.
I shall be trying to engage Jon Murphy on twitter to get some feedback on key questions that have come up during the feedback phase we’ve just been through in November.
Whilst there are many who believe that we are wasting our time, there’s an ever shrinking core of gamers who’re too stubborn to give up the fight.
We can’t just fall to our knees and accept things for what they are. I guess we’d fight the fight whatever the cause.
I wanted to give a special shout out to Cresswell86 – he hit a chord with me with his feedback. We’re probably at the same phase in life where game time is limited to a few hours here and there. It’s more precious as a result, which means we value the quality time that this brings. He’s on the verge of snapping, and crossing reluctantly over to the darkside.
Not because fifa is considered the better game. Purely because PES has failed to deliver on core issues once too many. Papering over cracks as a solution stinks of desperation.
When it’s the norm, it’s a sorry state of affairs.
I quote one comments from him:
“But it seems to me that konami clearly have no intentions of stopping cheaters, i mean, how many reports, collected lists of usernames (as done on this site and others) does it take for them to pull there finger out? I now believe that theres so many cheats out there, konami don’t want to address the fault as they dont want to risk loosing these cheaters as customers.”
It’s a view held by many, and it’s one I’ve tried to get replies to on a few occasions. I’ll try twitter with Jon on this issue very soon and will report back.
The fact that the lack of proper policing of cheating in PES is ruining the experience seems to be clear to everyone but Konami.
To be fair to them, they have provided a form you can fill in to report cheats, as our Barry covered in an article in October.
The following link from Konami’s website provides more info on the online courtesy system:
But there hasn’t been any official feedback on this process. That’s what I will try to get via twitter, so please follow us to get into the loop on this issue. If it proves to be a good communication tool, we’ll be using it on your behalf for more issues, so wish us luck!
Whilst I’m acknowledging feedback, Dave O – in the absence of leagues with proper ranking matching, this option is a must in my opinion. The matching system is very poor in my opinion, and doesn’t really pair properly. As a result you get many games where you’re up against a much higher ranked opponent. Allowing you to try pairing again in this situation should be possible. Ideally only allowing you to play within your division would negate the necessity of this naturally.
In the face of extreme adversity, we’re not going to give up the fight for our PES until it’s over. For many of us, the direction of the series is what concerns us most. If we can get the decision makers realise the fans will decide their fate, then we’ll win the war.
Thanks for reading.
*** UPDATE ***
John13 and Gola – my apologies for not mentioning 2v2 in my main article. I’ve just tweeted to Jon Murphy to ask about it. Follow us on twitter for up to the minute updates on this and many more future questions.