I’ve been playing kChamp’s ShellShock Live recently…
ShellShock is pretty much Worms but with tanks, a larger variety of weapons, and the hits are much more satisfying. I’ve been enjoying the game a ton, but the online multiplayer is really unfair to newer players, and cancerous to a degree. (This talks about the Steam version, by the by. I don’t know how the free browser version is.)
As you see here, the server browser is usually filled with players that will be almost twice, if not quadruple your level. It makes getting into game almost impossible, as everyone other than you gets such cool and hard hitting weapons, while you’re stuck with the worser ones. I wanna use the Multi-Nade, not the shitty single grenade!
What makes it worse is that kChamp likes to add these special weapons sometimes, an example being the “GodRays,” a lots-of-damage weapon that pinpoints a target’s location. Now, people are making a ton of shitty “Level100-GodRaysPlzJoin” 1v1 games, since when you reach level 100 or beat someone with GodRays, you get them. It looks terrible. And, since servers aren’t sorted by language (which I wish was an option), you’ll see a ton of servers, like in the screenshot, that say “German Lobby! :D” in English, and when you join all you get is “WAS IST DAS FUCK WARUM DUMM AMERIKANISCHER JUNGE HIER, WARUM SIND SIE SELBST HIER” or just a ton of rambling you’ll never understand.
I love the game, rounds of Deathmatch and Free-For-All are fun, Juggernaut and Soccer are really entertaining, and the people who actually don’t server-scum are really nice and sportsman-like. I just wish that there are more people playing so I can actually have a fun time with people my rank.
I also wish I could have a nice friends-only game of 8 people, who are all in voice chat, so we can all have a good time. Sadly, that’s probably never going to happen .