Yes, I know this is thread #1,993,444 whining about spawns, but hear me out. I think this is a serious problem, to the point that it will absolutely kill the online community if it isn't fixed. MW2 had a lot of problems, but I was still able to play it for a solid 7 months or so before moving on to other games. With MW3, it's only two months later, and I just can't force myself to play the game anymore. And it's all because of the spawn system. When I'm playing, it seems like enemies are constantly spawning all around me. So either a guy spawns in front of me and I get an easy kill, or an enemy spawns behind me and gets an easy kill. The worst is when you kill someone, and they spawn three feet away from you and get payback. This, combined with the higher gun damage, makes for a tiring and frustrating experience. the only way to play this game is to constantly spin around 360 degrees and hope you'll get all the enemies that spawn close to you.
This is a problem for two reasons. First, when I'm spawned it should be as far away from an enemy as possible. I can't count how many times I've spawned and been killed a millisecond later because I was spawned in enemy territory (or worse, right in front of an enemy). Second, there is no flow to a game if enemies are constantly spawning around each other. The worst part of all this is, it has to be intentional. They must have decided that it speeds up the game to spawn enemies close to each other, there is just no way this was an accident. Well, it does speed things up. I feel like I'm in a meat grinder. But it just gets so old so fast. I'm not a pro, but I'm a little bit better than average. i can't imagine how frustrating this game must be to lesser skilled players. Even the best player is going to get killed cheaply frequently because an enemy spawned close to him.
So I recently hit the breaking point. I put in MW3, and it just feels like such a fast random spawn-die-spawn sequence, over and over. I 'll have some good games, and even get 8-9 killstreaks. But overall, I just have way too many cheap deaths because of the spawn system. At least in MW2, you were generally spawned away from an enemy, and you could try to flank if some idiot was OMA tubing somewhere. In MW3, it really does feel like they try to spawn both teams close to each other. It's just retarded.
So there's just no flow to the game. It's a constant flurry of random spawns and deaths, exacerbated by the higher gun damage. It becomes tiring, frustrating and boring quickly. I normally hate it when someone posts a "Goodbye everyone I'm never playing this game again!!!!" thread, and that's not exactly what I'm doing here. I've been playing COD obsessively since COD4, and enjoyed every game for the most part. MW3 has had some really fun moments, but the overall experience has become such a frustrating grind that I absolutely can't play it now. I'm not saying I'm done with it forever, but I may have to wait until something has been done abot the spawns. For now, when I play it I just don't have fun. No other COD became so unplayable so fast for me.