I’m, when all’s stated and executed, fairly a lazy man. I like naps, normally overlook to take the bins out, and incessantly delay making dinner till about 9 pm. However I am a really diligent Helldiver. The propaganda machine again at Tremendous Earth has actually had an impression on me, and now I am unable to assist however attempt my hardest to unfold managed democracy all through the galaxy. Helldivers 2 has made me a bootlicker.

It’s totally laborious to do that crucial work, nevertheless, once I’ve solely obtained one trip off the planet, and the pilot would not care that there are extra bug nests and automaton outposts left standing. As soon as that shuttle leaves, the mission is over, whether or not I am safely inside it or not. 

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Right after launch, my fellow Helldivers appeared fairly eager to wash up throughout each mission. It was wonderful victory after wonderful victory. However now? Everybody appears to be in a rush to get again to the ship. Possibly there is a celebration about to kick off and so they do not wish to miss out on the cake. I get it. Cake is nice. However medals are additionally nice, and I need extra of them.

Final evening, I could not discover a single PUG prepared to 100% a mission. I desperately tried to steer my squad away from the principle goal, figuring out that as quickly as we accomplished it we might be hoofing it again to the extraction level. Granted, that is generally a really wise technique. In a single mission, where disconnects left us all the way down to a duo, and demise had sapped us of all our respawn reserves, we actually ought to have left sooner, however as a result of we did not neither of us made it again to the ship. However that is an anomaly in my expertise, and more often than not there’s been no motive to flee so rapidly.

So I am utilizing my privileged place as an individual who writes silly phrases on the web to make a private plea: please let me get extra medals. Some extra tremendous credit could be good, too. I’ve obtained my eye on some nifty heavy armour within the store. How else will I have the ability to defend the weak, fleshy residents of Tremendous Earth?

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This drawback was inevitable when Arrowhead created an evac system where any member of the squad might name the shuttle down, no matter consensus. As soon as the shuttle timer begins, there isn’t any going again. When you’re fortunate, you may need time to strike off yet one more goal, if it is shut, however that additionally means you are not serving to your crew defend the touchdown zone, which looks like a little bit of a social fake pas. 

I am not satisfied there’s an alternate, although. A vote system may sound good in precept, however that simply creates extra potential issues. One squad member not paying consideration, or seeking to do a little bit of mischief, might screw up the entire mission. Particular person extractions would not actually work, both. With a single shuttle, gamers are pressured to work collectively to guard the touchdown zone, and that singular goal helps ramp up the stress. 

Possibly there could possibly be a system where a majority might cancel the shuttle earlier than it arrives, however I doubt there’s a lot impetus for Arrowhead so as to add such a function. It isn’t just like the group is up in arms about this.

A soldier from Helldivers gives a patriotic salute while their comrade burns an alien corpse to death in the background.

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I am embarrassed to confess that this example has made me a contact passive aggressive. “Oh, so we’re simply going to disregard the remainder of the goals then?” Actually, this in all probability simply makes the particular person summoning the shuttle early really feel vindicated. No person desires the passive aggressive dude to have any enjoyable, and rightly so. Am I the villain? Most likely!

As a lot because it looks like this method is a private assault towards me and my starvation for medals, in fact it actually simply encourages higher communication, and it is actually my fault for not wanting to speak to randos in PUGs. I must be hopping on voice comms right away to ask if we might stick round after the principle goal has been accomplished, as an alternative of dropping some passive aggressive remarks in chat as soon as it is too late. It definitely looks as if a extra wise method than writing an entire article about it. Sorry, I simply cannot assist myself. It is a illness. And sick folks deserve your assist. To get extra medals.