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Pause in offline mode

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    NinjaKnight07 commented
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    The main reason why I bought this game was to be able to play a dungeon crawl while it's slow at work. So now I don't play this game until I'm home and most of the time I'm playing the PS4. One of the conveniences of the Switch is that you can take it anywhere and play. Bummer that Mojang didn't program the game with that in mind.

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    RoadSign7 commented
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    Yup.

    Why have an "offline mode" if you can't play at your own pace?

     

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    Completely agree. Kids are telling me they have to finish the level when I ask them to take a break!

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    Tyralun commented
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    Agreed, very hard to enjoy telling your younger kids why you can't stop to look at the new gear because we're going to die! Additionally, checking gear takes forever because locally you can only access one inventory at a time, crazy!

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    blaater commented
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    It is completely ridiculous, can't even take a toilet break/lunch break in offline single player mode.

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    jannajax commented
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    This is the only dungeon crawler I have ever played that I have not been able to pause in single player mode. This needs to be fixex

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    Witcher Cappy commented
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    Seriously disappointed that this isn't a function in the game.

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    JimDaggert commented
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    As a new dad, it's hard to find enough time to complete a mission in one seating. If I could pause the game when playing offline I would be able to continue when I have time. Currently, I have lost all progress until that point because I end up dying while away. Very terrible experience.

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    TamanduaGirl commented
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    Why even call it a pause menu if it doesn't pause? I'm a live in caretaker of an old man and can get called away at any time and I can not take time to run to a safe place or complete a level. So I have to just die, since I can't pause.

    Mojang does this with Bedrock too. They claim they can't figure out how to add a pause. Seems like BS too me as other games have pause when playing offline. The few I've played that don't, have mods people made to allow it, so even amateurs can make a pause work. Mojang just chooses not to.

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    Elims1503 commented
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    I wish to pause so I can go and do something else at times and couldn't. Please add this.

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    This is just my opinion. A good thing is that if your a parent your kids doesnt need to finish the round if they are supposed to take a break, but i think that makes the game easier and i dont want the game to be easier. But as i said this is just my opinion and i respet the parents opinions to.

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    LameZ commented
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    Pause in offline single player mode is a requirement. I will not be purchasing this game unless it's added. There really is no reason not to have this feature. Many of the other comments already give multiple valid reasons for offline SP pause so I don't feel the need to repeat them.

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    HardnerPL commented
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    Yeah I was surprised and it is awful.

    I can't play the game if I expect guests, order food or actually expect ANYTHING that might require my immidiate attention. A game that is supposed to be chill and played anywhere at anytime becomes stressful or you're unable to play it at all, unless you want to die.

    I'm honestly kind of flabbergasted by how stupid some decisions regarding this game were, as if the dev team working on this game consisted of people who never played or developed a game. You don't need to be and experienced Game Dev to know some things, like the fact THAT A SINGLEPLAYER GAME SHOULD HAVE AN OPTION TO PAUSE (Or that aggressive DRMs are anti-consumer and drive people who bought the game to pirate it because pirated version is simply superior but that's another topic...)

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    MEGAVOLCANO commented
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    This is a good idea 

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    My brothers and sisters try to enchant or equip gear in the middle of a level, which usually results in death. Once my little brother paused it and ran upstairs with his controller and we almost died. Yes, I agree.

     Also, for people who don't know, you can just run into an area you've already passed through and you'll be safe.

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    zedox commented
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    Offline mode should definitely have a pause in it. It makes sense for an online session but not for offline. It should be relatively easy to implement. 

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    Imagine needing to vote for basic functionality

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    InfiniteCW commented
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    It's ridiculous this wasn't considered more strongly. I have other things going on all the time, and to not even be able to pause the game to step away for more than a second or two basically makes this unplayable. I'll never buy a DLC if I can't even make my way through the original content because of this.

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    Udusimus commented
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    I strongly agree!  This feature is an absolut must! It astounds me that this even has to be feature request. I would really love to know if it was just forgotton or if there is a good reason for not implementing this. This is the first real-time offline game I've come across that cant be paused. Even Minecraft Classic can be paused. All Diablo Versions can be paused.

    Some Levels take quite some time to complete. So being able to pause is really really important.

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    Gh0stL0af commented
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    As a developer, this is an idiotic design “choice.” Not saying the game is solely for children but they’re a huge target audience. In what world does it make sense to not add a pause feature to an OFFLINE game. As a parent also, this is extremely frustrating. Please add the ability to pause. I can’t believe we as a community have to ask for this.