Vahn's Twitter wrote:
Looking for thoughtful PS3 community member who is available to help me with something today. First to @reply who I recognize.
Vahn, who is more into the patches in MP than JD, is playing on the PS3 now with many community members to try and fix all of the connection issues.
I suggest you children develop the virtue of PATIENCE, not only will it help you HERE, but it will help you in real life.
This is better than Robert "Stealth Clown" Bowling, that's for sure. Who him and his crack-team at IW released a total of what...4 patches? The last one for MW2 7 months before the game died?
You see that number in the top right corner in the MP main menu? That's the version number, every time I log in it changes. That means they are patching the game in little bits along with the big patches.
Also, these patches don't come in 2 days, they take a month of developing, testing, etc. So they don't release even more buggy circumstances.
Vahn even posted in here, if you're so lazy here is the post:
What's changed is the scale and size of gaming, online gaming, "connected" gamers, and the direct interaction developers can have with players and players can have with other players.
The oldest, most popular online games have always had updates. Ultimate Online. Counter Strike. And the dozens if not hundreds of great online games that have come before Black Ops. We routinely have over a million people across 4 platforms playing MP. In those "good ole days" it was 30,000 on dedicated servers for PC and if you broke 80,000 you thought you were hot ****.
Sorry mate, but what you are saying is just not remotely accurate.
Many of the issues people face are very real. But let's be super honest about this. You don't really come online to the forums or yell at us on Twitter if you don't have problems and you are enjoying the game every day.
> Sure, it's fun to play, but it's unbearable most of the time.
You admit it's fun to play. That's great. It's not unbearable for everyone. It's probably unbearable for many forum users or you would be playing instead of posting about how miserable you are. We genuinely believe that many of you who hang out on the forums (yet are having problems) generally care about the game or you would of already taken it back, broke your disk, sold it on EBay, and wouldn't be posting in the forums.
What seems like a common issue is only common because of the scale of the population playing. I logged 2 straight days on a crappy 384k up/down DSL with both open and moderate NATs and never once got the #1 complained about PS3 issue. I was actually starting to get frustrated that I couldn't get the problem to happen. I had to check myself.
My main point is that all successful online games need updates. In fact, it is the updates that make them successful. See: Counter Strike 1.0 to 1.6.
Common problems may not be as common as you think. Your perception of them is directly related to the size of the community you are engaged with and how like-minded they are. The forums are very like minded.
Most importantly, the biggest issues can get fixed if we are working together.
I'm not sure what else I can do but keep trying to educate the community and keep working on the game. Be polite and get the same courtesy. Help us make the game better for everyone and you might help yourself along the way.
David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar