"The ruthless money maker and the dedicated creative force. One should not supersede the other"
Unfortunately for creative types the minute something they make becomes a hit/ gains mass market appeal then the "suits" will swarm in and expliot the concept as much as possible until its tossed away for the next big thing. It inevitably become dumbed down and commercialised. We all see this in music and films with record labels and film studios. These days gaming is no exception, it's more profitable than ever.
I didn't buy elite because it was such a blatant ripoff to begin with due to its "buying blind" angle in regards to DLC. I was pretty surprised to see people buy it in the droves. I honestly believed it would flop commercially. But that's the general public for you eh:) They buy sh1t music, watch sh1t films and read tabloids. The masses are suckers and they are exploitable.
I bought the game for 20 bucks so I don't feel hard done by. But if you've spent 100 odd then i can see why anger and outrage is felt. But ask yourself, 100 bucks on a game you knew would be a recycled formula with a gimmicky stats/DLC service. Really? C'mon it had Micheal Bay and U2 written AAAALLLL over it.
"If I asked my customers what they want, they simply would have said a faster horse." - Henry Ford
I think that is somewhat applicable here, while the Elite is total shite and a massive shambles.
but in regards to the complaints here, if they listened to all the whiners, then I think it would be an extremely dull game.
Also remember that the ammount of users that actively use this forum represents an incredibly small % of the entire mw3 gaming community.
Though I'm pretty sure poor spawns and Akimbo MPs is somewhat unannamous across the board
I wouldn't consider it a waste of money if you play the game. Yes you would like it to be better but if your still playing it than thats not a wasted 100$
Personally I bought the MW3 Xbox, the MW3 delta turtle beach, and elite. Don't regret any of that because I play the game constantly...
The integration they implimented between mobile/pc/xbox in the elite system is at the forefront of the revolution and nothing EVER started out perfectly. The only way to get to make it better is to have the money to do so, if we withdrawled from giving them money, it wouldn't make the situation any better. Even if they are "printing money," the money they do get STILL will help the cause.
To each his own....
1: Do not purchase their map packs.
[...] if you purchased this product or the hardened edition ... You are not a sucker for doing so.
By the way if they fix the game I will back off.
I summed up your post for you.
1. The $ sign goes in front of the number.
2. I'm getting the maps as I have Elite and the game works okay for me.
You're right... the only true way to have a voice as a consumer is with your pocket book.