IW really are stupid doing this, l want to know how they can possible think this will benefit the PC community.
Coming up with stupid comments about, just being able to play the game etc. What a load of crap!
What they should have said is “We at IW are greedy bastards and have decided to impose the same substandard gaming experience found on consoles, if you don’t like it then you can sit and swivel on it.
Also while your swivelling on it we are going to charge you for DLC because now we can muahahahha because you can’t mod or tweak anything in the game and in doing so we spit in the face of all the hard work and dedication that all the map makers, moders etc have put into our games. So now you have to buy our content while we sit in our headquarters rolling around in your cash and laughing at your degraded gaming experience”
Time for a few points:
• Ask any pc gamer and I’m sure that 95%+ would not mind paying for good DLC, forcing it on us does not win our hearts and minds!
• Surly if you have put so much effort into screwing the pc gamer to the wall with this matchmaking, skill selecting server rubbish. You could of found a way to charge pc users for DLC content and making it non pirate-able. I’m sure some bright spark would eventually figure out how to crack it, but most maybe even all pc players would still buy it rather the having to install a cracked DLC and mess around trying to get it to work.
•Matchmaking – Surly you have seen how well this doesn’t work on L4D2! And you expect it to work with IW.NET REALLY?!? What’s soooo different, do you use some sort of voodoo or Harry Potter magic to make your matchmaking experience better then L4D2?
•While on the subject of Matchmaking, you expect me to believe this will give me a better experience then our clan server? Where l can join our 40-50 player game and get a ping between 20-45ms! If we think logically about this for two seconds my connection at home is not the best in the world 150-180kbps download and 45-55kbps upload. Now how in the world is my connection going to support more than 16 players and give them a gaming experience similar to a dedicated server. It’s just not going to happen!
•Laggy gaming – As l mentioned above about people with poor connections trying to host a 16 player server, have IW not though that running round on a 16 player server with a ping of 300-500ms isn’t going to be fun at all! Ow and not to mention that the host will have the luxury of a 0 ping!!! Not that’s not really fair is it and some may even go as far to say it’s cheating! And if it is a form of cheating then surly you should ban the host lol that will work well (host starts the game looking for players. Players join the game, host starts the game and host gets kicked for cheating)
•While on the subject of cheating, if game developers haven’t learned already then they really are stupid. If people want to cheat then they will find a way! It’s been proven time and again, everytime they come out with a cheatprof system someone finds a way to crack it and l hope they do crack the anto-cheating system on MW2 as it would be a lovely kick in IW’s meat and two veg. And force them to come up with another pathetic excurse why there should still be no more dedicated servers.
•Piracy – Now I’m sure that many of you know that COD4 was one of the most pirated (if not the most) game/games when it came out. So l can fully expect IW to be cautious of this fact, as they are in the business to make money. I think we can all agree on that, but by segregating the PC’s community many of whom have been following the COD series for years or been moding and mapmaking for years that this will most likely cause them to do one of two things 1) Not to play the game at all 2) And tbh l feel the far more likely action is that people will pirate the game to play the single player and if there happens to be a multiplayer crack out then they will play on that as well. IW don’t you see by not having dedicated servers your actually encouraging people to not purchase the game legitimately as multiplayer was the main reason for them buying the game in the first place! Take a quick look again at how successful COD4 multiplayer STILL is (l for one have thought long and hard whether l should pirate the game or not and am still undecided)
•Skill – you have mentioned about a player skill matching system, wow l can’t think of a more horrible system! What happens when l find a really good server and invite a friend of mine to join through your fisher price matchmaking system and he doesn’t have a high enough skill level and can’t join! Then you have the audacity to say “we think people just want to play the game” But with your skill system l can’t just play the game, what happened’s if l try and join a game and have a skill level of 25 and there are no games out there with a player level of 25 do l just sit and twiddle my thumbs till some players turn up?!? Your also missing the point of online gaming people join to either play with mates or play a game THEY WANT TO PLAY (What map they want (modded or not), what ping the server has, how many people on the server, selected guns mods the list goes on and on) I would not be the gamer l am today if l was constantly stuck with one skill set of people, by joining a random server and getting your arse handed to you it’s a humbling experience and also a very very good way of getting better quickly and also learning off the other player, why he moves the way he does, why does he use that gun and perks together. So then you pick up what he does and improve your game play to a level where you can beat them.
•Modders/mapmakers can sod off – Is what IW have pretty much said by announcing no dedicated servers, l truly feel sorry for this section of the community many of which have a dedication second to non and regularly come up with great mods or fantastically designed maps which can easily rivel the ones in the game. With many of game maps being improved on Backlot2 for example, l really hope nay PRAY! That the extremely talented modders/porters and map makers will be able to create a MOD4-MW2 version of the game as l feel this would be a fitting kick in the googlies for IW and teach them the old adage “revenge is a dish best served cold”
•DLC – as mentioned above l feel this needs more airing and clarification: IW let’s be honest with each of there for a second I’m going to say this is BIG capital letters so you can read it and hopefully absorb it! THE ONLY REASON FOR NO DEDICATED SERVERS IS TO CHARGE THE PC PLAYER FOR DLC CONTENT… I suggest IW that you read that again, maybe out loud so it sticks in your mind better. We know why you have done what you have done; stop pretending that we don’t know your true motives! If you give the PC gamer good DLC content most/all would pay for it to show the respect we have for the time and money you invested in making it. Also your argument that user made maps will mean you don’t get DLC money doesn’t hold much evidence. Let’s take COD:WAW for example, when they released their most recent map pack (MP3) the pc community was up in arms about not being able to play the maps at the same time as the consoles. Many people on various forums told the pc community you have hundreds of free user created maps available why are you moaning about having the wait, the reason why the pc community was moaning was 1) We felt like a second class gamer having to wait 2) The map pack maps were very good and we wanted to play then as well, seeing as most pc gamers know someone with the game on a console and odds on have played the new map pack content.
•No LAN – I really don’t know what to say about this seeing as you can trace all FPS games back to DOOM which pioneered the idea of multi pc gaming, l could start swearing but will refrain from doing so and say instead “Stupid is what stupid does IW”
I’m sorry for such a long post but l hope you found my ranting’s interesting and maybe even a bit though provoking.
One final though l will leave you with:
I wonder how many people will be playing MW2 multiplayer compared to COD4 multiplayer six months after MW2 release, I’m certain that you will find the majority will still be playing COD4! I hope this will be the case as it might make IW sit up and think why on earth did we do what we did and show all of the pc community a perfect case of how to lose a truck load of money, respect and customers !
Posted by a person who WAS excited about buying and playing MW2 !!!