Last night I pushed an update to the Quarry branch which brings with it a pretty subtle, but massive change. You can keep your score on the leaderboard. Hold on, hold on, don’t get too excited.
From the beginning I’ve been wanting players to be aggressive, take advantage of every option that’s there, and push themselves out of their comfort zone. I can honestly say so far I think it’s worked, however there is one time where it feels like it goes against you, and it’s not quite “fair” for lack of a better word. Specifically when you immediately get Death Sentence. AHAHAHAHAHA..sorry. Haha. Now that Tear 3 consists of plenty more EVAControlTypes, some are super brutal, I feel like earning your position on the leaderboard is well deserved, however you can always do better, and that’s always the point. You still must EXTRACT. That will never change. Think of it like a credit card. You can borrow whatever you want, but you must be willing to pay it back. Dying during Bloody Sunday in Tear 3 will still wipe your leaderboard position across all Tears. You are still held accountable for your actions of course. You wanna be hardcore, you pay the hardcore price.
So, EXTRACTION still stands as that is the WHOLE purpose of the game, obviously, but I’m willing to give this a shot and see how it goes over. It’s currently only available to thequarry branch as I need to test and see if anything’s broken and it should be up for all soon.
As always do not hesitate to let me know what you think.