I have been lurking the past few days (this forum and its termination of posts doesn't help), and I have seen a general trend in whatever forum-goers are saying. Be it Mr.Macmillan's blunt statements about the existance of support, or several others asking if it is possible to any longer have fun on this game, it appears that a discontent is building. Assuming that most of you agree with me, which I believe it is hard to disagree on this case, I want to postulate on what this discontent means.
First off, I think part of the problem is the brutal cold-shoulder we have been given both in the information and the support regard. This was a backwards progression from Black Ops for CoD on the Wii due to the support, at least in my opinion. Where as Black Ops gave us patches up through May, although they weren't great, this game has apparently decided to end its fixings before the turn of the release year. This lack of support when so many obvious things are broken in the game is infuriating. There is nothing more frustating then being at the end of the barrels of a pair of FMG9s every game.
This lack of support has affected many, if not all of the community active in this game. If the numbers on Black Ops compared to MW3 are correct, which I have yet to prove valid, although I have been told Black Ops has many more players than MW3, it is indicatory that Black Ops is a better game. This may be, or it is just that the community is more willing to play a game that has been properly fixed, unlike the situation with MW3. This ability of the community to pick an older game over a newer one also plays into the fun element. I myself haven't played in several days, instead perferring to enjoy other games instead of the frustation that MW3 brings me. I, like others on here, am not finding the game as fun anymore. It was not like the 3 other titles in the series, where I could play for hours and enjoy it. Now, my first match usually ends in a ragequit. This shouldn't be!
The culmination of these problems and attitudes towards said problems, I believe, will have an effect on the future of CoD on the Nintendo consoles. This year, we should see the release of the WiiU, which the new CoD will most likely be released upon. The question is how many Wii players will buy the console, which is expensive by the current estimates, when games like Black Ops provide ample entertainment, more so then the latest model, MW3? This points towards the fact that, simply and bluntly, MW3 very well may be the death of the CoD series on Nintendo due to its mishandlement.
A quick and often idealistic retort to my point is that a patch will solve everything. Can you be so sure of that? A patch can certainly do work on the game, especially considering where it is at. But can it remove the discontent that has been brewing over the past 2 months in which we have not had a fix. I am highly doubtful of this. I would like to say I know the community well, and assuming I do, I would state that I don't think a patch will make up for the failure this game has presented. There is no patch that will rid me of all of the frustations I have spent trying to succeed up until where I am now. Like many others, I have lost interest in the game, and I don't know if a patch will rekindle that easily.
In short, I fear that CoD could be on the exit path for Nintendo, at least with regard to MW3. It has been, and this is only my opinion, a horrible failure in which mismanagment and lack of support have left it a rotting prospect. Like all things that die, I doubt my interest can be rekindled short of a miracle.