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NPCs that can run across the street and climb up on a crate...while getting shot by a god damn assault rifle.
(I swear I saw one NPC pull out his phone and tweet "@jferro @lmb GETTIN SHOT LIKE A BOSS! #rikers" while taking 50 rounds to the chest.)
I think you might be worrying a bit too much, Quinch. Not saying it all sounds good to me, but I wouldn't say it's going to hurt the main game either.
1) I really doubt they're going to wipe your character. That should come with a big warning Diablo 3 style.
2) They said the game plays out in...
Guess what, guys! I have a new hobby :-D
I put on 4pc Banshee and head into the DZ. I pick up one pathetic purple or blue (liiiiike purple Agent Pads or whatever) and head for an extraction point. I call it in, load it up, and wait.
Undoubtedly, some assnugget comes along and starts cutting...
Two men enter, one man leaves.
...well, actually, about ten people enter, immediately start spamming stickies and shotties...then four leave cuz they're butthurt and the other six just round around calling each other vile obscenities.
Banshee is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. More beautiful than the Mona Lisa, more beautiful than the first sunset of the fall, more beautiful than a twin turbo 1996 Toyota Supra--well, let's not get crazy, but it's damn beautiful.
Being able to enter the DZ and not lose XP? I never...
I can't wait to see what all the popular folks think (ie: the youtubers). Personally, I think it's a damn good improvement and will leave it more or less at that. The patch was meant to fix the foundation of the game and I think they've done that. Even as a solo player, I now feel like nothing...