I have been a huge COD fan from the beginning but what happened between COD4 and Modern Warfare 2? Please excuse me I don't consider World at War a COD game...
Who suddenly decided that 60FOV was better,18 players is better then 64, matchamaking is better then dedicated servers? I have been sticking by the COD series since COD4, but after that game the quality of the games went down and the communication to the players went out the window.
Now my biggest problem with all these changes is that we cannot have full dedicated servers. I completely understand server admins having to much power, I disagree with the changess 100% but I understand. People say that clan members will go in to there server and password it, and rank up. You know what BC2 did? Passworded servers become automatically unranked...easy fix eh? Along with this pre-match that was introuduced which I hated, but hey it was another way to stop stat padding. Sure all this fine by me. What really really pisses me off is why must we waste our money on a game where we need to play with some guy on DSL hosting our matches? No matter what you say matchmaking sucks and it is a long ways away from being able to support a decent game. I actually even think this is why there is a 18 player cap, because unless you have some good broadband or Fiber it literally kills your conection.
Not to mention that the host has a huge advantage, There is a big difference between 10ms and 130ms. Users who are also host can ban/kick users. There was a tool out that monitored inbound connections and all you need to do was block that specific IP via your firewall and done, user got disconnected and was no longer able to play with you ever again until he got a new IP or you unbanned him.
Another thing that bothers me is why do you limit FOV? I have never heard a reasonable excuse for this. Only thing I can think of is that it allows people to see more, therefor it becomes unfair to *noobs*. So how about making a button in the graphic setting that tells them exactly what it does with a nice little slider like just about all Valve games have?
Speaking of Valve;
This article pretty much say that all new FPS shooters are catering to noobs. When I say noobs I use it as a general word describing someone who is not inclinded enough to learn things or who is just flat out brand new to the game or COD series.
Then another thing, why is max FPS limited? I remember a long time ago that setting your FPS to 120 in COD4 allowed you to jump just a tid bit higher. Now were you guys to lazy to fix this or find the root cause of this and just decided it would be better to limit it to 90 and move on? Before anyone flames me on this I know that we cannot even tell the difference between 90 and 200..etc., however when I want to show my E-penis off, to my buddies and say my ATI 6950 can pull 700 frames, I should be allowed to.
So this brings me to one of my last points, why is there no left or right lean? I personally am a very skilled player and used this in COD4 like a champ to confuse and dodge enemy fire. Suddendly it is gone. Why? Let me know, these 65 year old COD players and 13 year old kids cannot figure out how to use it, so we must suffer? Makes no sense. Either learn,ask for help or just shut up about it.
Lately I have been playing BF3 and it is definitely a good game, but COD just has that feel to it, and every game release we are getting screwed over and over. Why not just make a game and let us have at it? It's not like less people will buy the game. If anything more people will buy the game. Look at COD4, they did that exact same thing and look how good of a game it is? People still play it. I have actually noticed a pattern. Anyone ever notice that there is very little to none trash talk about anything from COD4 and back? Then after COD4 people started crying and complaining more? Hm, could it be that half of the IW team left and started there own studio, because Activision became a greed....?
Then the worst part about all of this, is COD is like crack, no matter how many times my dealer rips me off I keep coming back for more. FML