Now dont get me wrong. I am a big fan of the COD series. My favorite so far is Black ops. Even though the issues with lag / compensation did happen in the game, it did not ruin my gameplay experience because it was rare to be a gamebreaking issue.
But now its been a few days of playing MW3 I feel I have found a few things subpar or su-subpar with the game.
Clan Tags - I dont know if you have noticed but people with "button clan tags" are back.Is it a hack ? . But if I am wrong about THIS part, I apologize.
Playertags - So now we cant see them ? So if I want to view a players stats I have to now leave the game and search for their name in elite ??
Report Feature - Why no more report feature ? So the players that ARE actually boosting, modding, etc get to run free ? I mean seriously having a anti-cheat system setup in black ops was fine, we had the report button to back it up. Even then people who boosted got away with it until someone posted it on the forum and Mattks said "send me an email". So now we can see someone blatantly boosting in theater but cant do anything about it. thats not too bad but when you add in the fact that anti cheat software can only do so much, what then ? Or How do you people see it ?
Theater mode - so now on other players than ourselves we can only see them in thrid person. If you want to watch someone else you have to actually control the camera angle constantly. So its a video game inside a video game. Please bring back first person on all people.
Lag/ compensation - So I have been told the setting is permanently local now. I am getting into games with under 50 second PINGS and I am getting lag shooting issue on more than one third of the shootouts. Black Ops it was once per every few games. Dont say its my network settings because my Xbox and all the other players games have 50 ping or less. Considering I have quality connections. I hate to say it but I agree with the people about the lag / compensation on this one. Black Ops WAS better anytime I try to stab someone it takes halfa second for the player to act.
Flinching - flinching when getting shot in this game is constant untill you are dead. No chance on getting a shot off. But when I am hitting someone else they still can get in one shot or more to kill me.
Kil Confirm - To the people new to this type of game (everybody)... When you kill someone GET THE TAGS. More than half the time a player will kill someone from 5 feet away and try not to run into the tags and keep going the other way. The same happens when you see red tags, GET THE TAGS. The game is not based on your KD ratio but is based on you Confirming Your Kill. And these are not people using tags for strategy, these are people that seem not to know. When your buddy dies right next to you dont keep staring out the window. Get His Tags.
Custom Classes - Somewhere is a MAJOR bug in the game where you make a custom class and play it, then go back to the dashboard when you want a break. The minute you come back , your custom class has changed. sometimes completely.
Survivor Mode - the guys are idiots. Its like playing Combat Training on Easy Mode. The rest of it is pretty cool though.
COD Elite - (not going to point the blame for it being down. Its a brand new thing with 5 million people all trying to get in at the same time. Good news it is getting closer everyday). But what IS an issue is do you REALLY need a choice in the game that says to go back to the Dashboard and start Elite ? And why not let us access it from in game ?
Promise to curb campers - Now I dont mind campers, but in this game its ten times worse. They said each map would have at MAX 5 camping spots and I count more like 50 on each map. Someone made false promises.
Map setup - They stated the maps are not going to be very vertical like other Black Ops or MW2 maps to increase gameplay speed. Well most of the maps a highly vertical.
Grenade damage - When you throw a stun grenade it is suppose to slow a player down evn slightly. In this game its about a 1 in 20 chance of slowing a player down at all even when you get the hitmarker. And what is the deal with you all of a sudden getting blown up and flying 100 feet and you never saw anything coming ?
Spawning - Spwaning in this game is really bad. At least in TDM mode and KC mode. Havent played any other modes yet.
Dashboarders - As soon as the host dashboards, the game goes black. Nothing at all. Two minutes later I have to go back to the dashboard or stay in Limbo.
There are alot of very nice things in the game, but the above things really ruin it. Glad I bought BF3
Just kidding. One of the things that makes this one great is the weird killstreaks . As wells as some of the toys in it. The sentry gun kilcam looks really cool and the little heli does too. Have only seen the mobile sentry on the first game, but couldnt play at all. The only real reason I posted this was for intellectual input and not a hatefest.
Forgive the typos and such, I am on really good back pain medication.