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Norman E. Carnage
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Is online multiplayer dead???
#1 Submitted: Thu, 16/03/2017 - 21:59

Online multiplayer of Max Damage is pretty much dead on PS4. I never could find any lobby to join. I finally have a good enough PC to run the game now, so I bought it again on Steam.

I thought that the game was more popular on Steam and that I could finally play online, but I was wrong. Once again, not a living soul to be seen online. No lobbies to join, nothing.

This is a major disappointment. Is anyone actually playing this game???

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Velociraptor Fister
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Submitted: Fri, 17/03/2017 - 00:28

I think with the old bad mouthing of the game before the graphics improvements, etc. it just never got a good start.

You can kind of tell when the forum "jumped" for the first few days after release.

While I think the game was dead before it even started its still kind of fun for me.

Why is it that when you are a child at the dinner table you can get punished asking for someone to please pass you the fork and knife ?

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Submitted: Fri, 17/03/2017 - 13:48

well time to try offline multiplayer %D

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Submitted: Fri, 17/03/2017 - 18:36

online died when the streams ended. That was the only reason i still played but havent played since. it would be fun to play again, altho the most fun was with 8 player lobbies...

so yeah, if you wanna play, join the groupchat and maybe we can get some people together

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Submitted: Sat, 18/03/2017 - 11:24

I'd play online. I want to get MP achievements and also I couldn't play when everyone was playing online just after release.

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Submitted: Mon, 20/03/2017 - 19:09

I came here to ask the exact same question. Shame. The game is fantastic.

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I was in the War!
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Submitted: Mon, 20/03/2017 - 22:30

It's a perpetual chicken & egg situation. Loads of people want to play it online and complain that they can't find anyone to play with, plenty enough to have a healthy online community, but they don't see anyone playing it online so they don't play it online. If everyone who has ever posted "why is MP dead? I want to play it!" were online and playing it together then there wouldn't be any "why is MP dead?" posts. It's only dead because it's "dead" and it will only become alive if it's already "alive", people need to be online to get people to go online but no one goes online because no one goes online.

There's a lot of things Stainless could improve about the game's MP user experience to make it more appealing for people to play and easier to get matches going, but if not enough people are starting lobbies and joining them to keep a constant rotation of games going for randomers to hop in on a whim then all the UX and gameplay improvements in the world won't change that.

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Submitted: Tue, 21/03/2017 - 02:13

I think one problem is the totally different time zones. Englands time zone is so far off Americas time zone as one example.

I think those that want better lobbies should probably post their best times to play in the forum in as a whole group and make that time the best time to look for a lobby. I would say perhaps to have someone as a coordinator or two in these threads.

Sorry I cant help compile a list due to so many things I just dont have time for. I can only play Xbox online at most about 1 hour a week. And its usually BF and SWBF just having fun trying to win then actually winning. Otherwise its COD bot mode due to total lack of coordination.

Why is it that when you are a child at the dinner table you can get punished asking for someone to please pass you the fork and knife ?

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Fluffy Bunny
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Submitted: Tue, 21/03/2017 - 03:53

Okay, I'm so glad I found this. I thought there was something wrong with my wifi. I'm always trying to find a match in multiplayer, but I can't seem to get one. I was hoping to get the secondary rims for the KVN Toucan by winning a Checkpoint Stampede

SPLITTER-IZED

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Cunning Stunt Licker
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Submitted: Tue, 21/03/2017 - 13:27

So lets just hang out more in Carma steam group and also you can add me on steam (flykas) if you want to play online some time.

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Submitted: Tue, 21/03/2017 - 14:06

1/ too late to save MP now

2/ It needs ingame communications all the way from lobby in to ingame action -> yes a fucking ingame chat =D

3/ It need bots

4/ it needs some sort of coop -> players hunted by cops or something.

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