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Bloodborne load times look to be a bit longer than hoped

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Impeccable

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Finally, a fatal flaw has been found in this pillar of an exclusive. Warriors, swarm!



I am not saying this isn't a legitimate issue at all but damn if this isn't the news a lot of people were waiting to see, something negative. Now to bombard the game with horrendous jokes and random jabs about price-load time prices etc.
 

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load time defense force? come the fuck on
I know, right? lol

While many reviews have criticised games (and lowered review scores for people who care about that alot) for having long load times, now suddenly Bloodborne isn't allowed that because oh no the review scores! ! !
It certainly should be pointed out in the review, but it should not be a reason for lowering the score IMO.
Won't someone please think of the Metacritic?!
 

smorgasbird

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Finally, a fatal flaw has been found in this pillar of an exclusive. Warriors, swarm!

I am not saying this isn't a legitimate issue at all but damn if this isn't the news a lot of people were waiting to see, something negative. Now to bombard the game with horrendous jokes and random jabs about price-load time prices etc.
Are you aware of how paranoid this sounds?

I am willing to bet that most people in this thread are genuinely interested in the game.

Some of the reactions in this thread are insane.
 

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Are you aware of how paranoid this sounds?

I am willing to bet that most people in this thread are genuinely interested in the game.

Some of the reactions in this thread are insane.
Super paranoid, off the wall and an unrealistic defensive post for sure.
 

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35 second loads are bad? Back in my day we were lucky if games loaded at all.
yeah, and today we have huge open world games with little to no loading screens, ever.

What's your point?

Also, people fail to differentiate that it's not just the load times, but also the fact that the loading screen shows nothing but a title card. Other games handle this so much better.

Let the player read some lore, spin some items, something!
 

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Finally, a fatal flaw has been found in this pillar of an exclusive. Warriors, swarm!



I am not saying this isn't a legitimate issue at all but damn if this isn't the news a lot of people were waiting to see, something negative. Now to bombard the game with horrendous jokes and random jabs about price-load time prices etc.
well said.

also: git gud casul.
 

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Finally, a fatal flaw has been found in this pillar of an exclusive. Warriors, swarm!



I am not saying this isn't a legitimate issue at all but damn if this isn't the news a lot of people were waiting to see, something negative. Now to bombard the game with horrendous jokes and random jabs about price-load time prices etc.
Neogaf hyperbole and overreaction doing work. Neogaf is like a wasp nest and everytime some news arrive it is like poking it with a stick. I guess people are just too invested in this whole thing.
 

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Just out of curiosity, if the choices were between getting artwork (like Demon's Souls) or getting item descriptions (like DS1/2) during loading screens, which would you guys prefer?

My vote is with character artwork. I fuckin loved the Demon's Souls load screens.
Artwork.
I'd rather read the item description during the gameplay, not during loading.
 

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yeah, and today we have huge open world games with little to no loading screens, ever.

What's your point?

Also, people fail to differentiate that it's not just the load times, but also the fact that the loading screen shows nothing but a title card. Other games handle this so much better.

Let the player read some lore, spin some items, something!
I'm being facetious.
 

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Part of that time is probably spent talking to the server so that could potentially be improved in the future.
 

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Well, its a game you die a lot. Its a game where newcomers will die even more than a lot. Thats when it can become a bit of an issue.
They could've put some lore on those loading screens. A logo on a black backdrop isnt something anyone wants to see all the time.
Bold is what i wanted. It wouldve helped alleviate the time impression the loading times gave.

I dont believe 35sec+ is worth getting up in arms about. since no one actually stares at the screen for that duration. The only thing i agree with is that its an immersion breaker.
 

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This is a kind of legitimate issue with the game, relative to how consistent the load time in the OP is across the entire game, yet some of you are acting like the grand anti-Bloodborne cabal finally found it's golden goose.

If any other posters with persecution complexes need their pitchforks sated, feel free to PM me so I can send you a receipt of my pre-purchase so that I can have permission to say out loud "wow those load times are fucking lame"
The game is not out yet officially and now that some gaffers here are saying that's it probably because it's server accessing issues which makes sense. The best thing to do is wait and we will see if it's the case or not.

If this turns out that it's really the server accessing issues, I hope the golden goose you mentioned be a golden crow.
 

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Finally, a fatal flaw has been found in this pillar of an exclusive. Warriors, swarm!



I am not saying this isn't a legitimate issue at all but damn if this isn't the news a lot of people were waiting to see, something negative. Now to bombard the game with horrendous jokes and random jabs about price-load time prices etc.
On the other hand, you've got the 'I was always going to love this game no matter what' cats running around like headless chickens because other people might not think that their much loved tent pole exclusive is completely flawless. Also known as 'Uncharted 3 Review Thread Syndrome'.

Something about tentpole exclusives seems to lower the average gamer IQ by about 70%.
 

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Wait, is the load time for respawning around 35 seconds?
That's what I'm reading online. I can't see a stream or anything to really confirm. I'm just hoping a day-one patch will fix this. Or at least show me some art/story/lore/words of any kind.

I certainly hope not. It will be the single disappointing thing in the game if so. But I guess like others have said, I'll learn to quit dying quicker.
 

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Neogaf hyperbole and overreaction doing work. Neogaf is like a wasp nest and everytime some news arrive it is like poking it with a stick. I guess people are just too invested in this whole thing.
also, people want this game to be good after the disappointment that was The Order 1886.

They can still alleviate this flaw (at least adding actual content to the loading screen. - like some amazing artwork). Which is why now is the perfect time to be vocal about this issue.
 

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Finally, a fatal flaw has been found in this pillar of an exclusive. Warriors, swarm!



I am not saying this isn't a legitimate issue at all but damn if this isn't the news a lot of people were waiting to see, something negative. Now to bombard the game with horrendous jokes and random jabs about price-load time prices etc.
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Deacan

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After suffering through Dark Souls 2 load times on the PS3, this is not something I wanted to hear.
 

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Did The Order get points added to scores for it's stellar loading times?
To me, that would feel like when a crappy singer on a reality show looks good, so they say "first off, you look amazing!" then proceed to rip them.
 

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A gaffer that got the game early streamed today and we watched him download and install a patch. Load times were the same. Is there another patch coming?
I saw a stream from a gaffer downloading a 3gb patch.
That's surprising, actually. I've heard the Day 1 patch will be roughly 3gb (any more and there would probably be trouble)... but it's not "Day 1" yet, so I don't know why it would be live. Perhaps it was a calibrations thing like with DS2?

I do think there will probably be another follow-up patch soon after 1.01. Not sure if it'll help with load times, although I still think it's a petty thing to complain about considering the previous games and the consistency of the world.

I do sympathise with those who miss the Demon's/Dark loading screens, though...

While many reviews have criticised games (and lowered review scores for people who care about that alot) for having long load times, now suddenly Bloodborne isn't allowed that because oh no the review scores! ! !
And there it is. The old "free pass" rant. What a keeper.
 

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To suggest this complaint some kind of fanboy conspiracy or "concern trolling" is a bit out there.
I didn't say this complaint was a fanboy conspiracy or concern trolling. I said a lot of people who are knee-deep in the fight were eagerly awaiting for something to be wrong with this game and that there will be a lot of "sick burns" and bad jokes in every thread about Bloodborne from now on.

It's a legitimate issue - and I even said that. I just saw how The Order had thread after thread ruined by the same spewed out jokes in places where it wasn't even relevant. Hell, some threads where it wasn't even mentioned suddenly you'd see a bad joke about the game randomly. You can see the LoadBorne jokes beginning already.
 

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I didn't say this complaint was a fanboy conspiracy or concern trolling. I said a lot of people who are knee-deep in the fight were eagerly awaiting for something to be wrong with this game and that there will be a lot of "sick burns" and bad jokes in every thread about Bloodborne from now on.

It's a legitimate issue - and I even said that. I just saw how The Order had thread after thread ruined by the same spewed out jokes in places where it wasn't even relevant. Hell, some threads where it wasn't even mentioned suddenly you'd see a bad joke about the game randomly. You can see the LoadBorne jokes beginning already.
Ah, I didn't get what you meant. My bad.

Still, though, I'd be willing to bet you that those making jokes about Bloodborne are genuinely interested in the game. I don't think there's much wrong with the humor.
 

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Are you aware of how paranoid this sounds?

I am willing to bet that most people in this thread are genuinely interested in the game.

Some of the reactions in this thread are insane.
I'm with you man, 100%

I don't see many drive by posts in this thread. Load times may be an issue. How much it impacts your overall experience is up to the individual but there is nothing wrong with being aware. Every game has issues, it's just the nature of the beast. I've seen worse load times, but this seems to be longer than ideal.

Not everything/everyone is about console warring. This game will review well, guaranteed. Just.... let go of the persecution complex, and enjoy this game that by all account is great!
 

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Since when did load times become a good thing? Lol

For a game like this, long load times can be terrible because of the difficulty, Hotline Miami 2 negates a lot of frustration with t's difficulty because there's no load times between respawning.

35 seconds of load time is not the worse I've seen but it's definitely not something to be happy or brag about.
 

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I didn't say this complaint was a fanboy conspiracy or concern trolling. I said a lot of people who are knee-deep in the fight were eagerly awaiting for something to be wrong with this game and that there will be a lot of "sick burns" and bad jokes in every thread about Bloodborne from now on.

It's a legitimate issue - and I even said that. I just saw how The Order had thread after thread ruined by the same spewed out jokes in places where it wasn't even relevant. Hell, some threads where it wasn't even mentioned suddenly you'd see a bad joke about the game randomly. You can see the LoadBorne jokes beginning already.
Umm does it bother you? Isn't that the mods' job to monitor threads and if it becomes a problem, tell people to cut the spam jokes?
 

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"Oh, we're making threads about total non-issues like long, frequent load times now? Hah, anything to take Sony down a peg, mirirte? Obvious who has an axe to grind. Probably a bunch of undercover Microsoft agents on this site anyway. Follow the money and remember that steel beams don't melt at that temperature."

GAF's tinfoil hat game strong
 

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Will there be a Bloodborne: Prepare To Wait Edition?

Meh, sometimes when you die, you are so frustrated/pumped up you need a cool down period anyways.
 

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Umm does it bother you? Isn't that the mods' job to monitor threads and if it becomes a problem, tell people to cut the spam jokes?
Yes, it does bother me to read threads about PSN sales or to try and see if people are enjoying the game and see the same ten re-treaded jokes over and over again. It gets to the point where it's absolutely unavoidable and it will spin off from here for Bloodborne too.

And yes, it's a moderator's job. Not sure the point of your post. It's like asking two things you already know the answer to.
 

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If long load times is the best complaint that can be mustered at this point, I think that's a pretty good sign about the rest of the game.
 
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