The Gears of War 3 beta has been in full swing for around two weeks now, and while gamers where initially very vocal about their experiences, I noticed that while I was away, I heard very little being said or discussed in our comments threads as well as on Twitter.
It turns out that not many people are still playing because of some glaring issues with matchmaking in our region. The worst part is that no one is complaining to Epic, which is obviously crucial.
Hit the jump to find out what you need to do to ensure that we all get a solid online experience when the full game releases later this year.
What you need to know, if you somehow already didn’t is that betas are designed, not for you to have some early fun, but to ensure that everything is working properly. It’s the simple trade-off of some early play in exchange for helping a company test their product before it releases.
After asking about the silence with regards to Gears of War 3’s beta, I was told by almost everyone that the biggest issue is that no one ever finds any games, and so they only get to play against bots.
This – people – is a major matchmaking issue, especially if its only happening in your region. If you don’t complain, Epic won’t know. If Epic doesn’t know then Epic won’t be able to look into the matter and hopefully resolve the issues.
I cannot stress it enough, especially to die-hard Gears of War 3 players, if you don’t all start posting your problems, they will not be fixed and the final release will be broken in our region. Only after that point will Epic probably become aware of the issues and by the time they are fixed and approved by Microsoft, you would have already owned the game for 2 months.
So please, here is the link to the official Gears of War 3 beta forum. I urge everyone (especially South Africans or people in smaller regions to get themselves onto the forums and start voicing the issues).
Visit the official Gears of War 3 beta forums by clicking here and ensure that you have a great gaming experience when the game releases later this year.
Last Updated: May 3, 2011