For those who use Windows, this post does not apply to you. For the Linux users, expect the game to stop working due to the game using anti-cheat designed for Windows only. Of course, this is also due to Diabotical being an Epic game store exclusive, which they will only support the Windows platform. So, for those telling me I have no excuse not to play Diabotical (you know who you are, I’m looking at you), I’ve never bothered because I knew the Windows only anti-cheat was planned.
As for 2GD’s response to Linux users of “Just run Windows like the rest of the population”, I’m sure those Linux users who are gamers are also using Windows because of such close-mindedness. People who use Linux have a reason they don’t want to use Windows, and it seems you need some education from Linux gamers on why they choose to not run Windows unlike the rest of the population. Yes, please do spend some time with these people, educate yourself 2GD. Please.
I should also mention the anti-competitive nature of the Epic game store, and how Epic makes deals to developers and publishers to only release their games exclusively on the Epic game store platform. Which lean towards the same issues we have with video streaming services, where certain shows will only be available on certain services. While I understand 2GD’s decision to switch to Epic, 2GD however is now part of the problem.
Has for Diabotical itself, the game does look good, and no, I don’t care that it looks like a kids game. If grown adults are playing Minecrafe and Fortnite, I doubt they’ll have an issue with Diabotical. However, me being a Quake player, I do have my views being someone who is involved in the ArenaFPS genre. First, the game is clearly based off of Quake 3, while of course the engine is built from scratch, the gameplay is clearly based off of Quake 3, or due to the weaker weapons, more like QuakeLive. While that isn’t totally a bad thing, there are too many Quake clones that are based off of Quake 3. I’ve grown tired of Quake 3, and do prefer QuakeWorld over Quake 3, but I would also like to see something totally different. While this won’t be a great example, ShootMania at least chose to do something different with the genre. The only addition in Diabotical I’ve seen were the addition of a dash move (like in Warsow), a health recovery item that will restore health to players that are within its range, and an item that will create a smoke screen. While that seems cool, I’m already bored of the regular Quake 3 weapon set (Rocket Launcher, Lightning Gun and Raingun), since weapon play is what makes an ArenaFPS. Also, the map editor looks great, and appears to be quite simple to use, compared to what’s seen in Reflex. But that's not enough to get me to install that god damn awful Windows, with that Epic game store launcher, which for all we know may come bundled with malware (eg: Red Shell).
I’m sure the Linux gaming community is giving 2GD the one finger salute, while 2GD just couldn’t care less based on how shameless and disrespectful his comment was. I’ll end this with a wonderful quote from Youtube user Null’s comment, “Just publish on Steam like the rest of the population”. Honk Honk!
Edit: Used the wrong quote, Null's quote is now correct.