29 Replies Latest reply: Sep 28, 2013 6:41 AM by WKMMS RSS

    New Call-out Feature

    WKMMS

      This is one of the things that I'm really excited about in Ghosts.  I run solo quite a lot of the time and most randoms I play with don't use their headsets and very few of the ones that do actually call out useful info on enemy locations or where they died etc.  When playing with friends it makes such a positive difference having them giving shout-outs or warnings.

       

      This new feature seems like it will be really beneficial for the lone wolves in team games.  Anyone else as excited about this as me?

        • Re: New Call-out Feature
          maccabi

          WKMMS wrote:

           

          This is one of the things that I'm really excited about in Ghosts.  I run solo quite a lot of the time and most randoms I play with don't use their headsets and very few of the ones that do actually call out useful info on enemy locations or where they died etc.  When playing with friends it makes such a positive difference having them giving shout-outs or warnings.

           

          This new feature seems like it will be really beneficial for the lone wolves in team games.  Anyone else as excited about this as me?

           

          yes. It works really well too it makes a huge difference even if you're playing with a team, when i went hands on with ghosts it took me a few mins till i worked out it was the game giving call outs not someone on my team. I'm really looking forward to it will as it as you said make a huge difference to solo players.

            • Re: New Call-out Feature
              WKMMS

              It's one thing to have a dev big up a feature in their game, but to have a respected member of the community, who's had hands-on time with it, give positive feedback is a far more compelling reason to get excited about it.  Thanks for the info

              • Re: New Call-out Feature
                rankismet

                maccabi wrote:

                 

                WKMMS wrote:

                 

                This is one of the things that I'm really excited about in Ghosts.  I run solo quite a lot of the time and most randoms I play with don't use their headsets and very few of the ones that do actually call out useful info on enemy locations or where they died etc.  When playing with friends it makes such a positive difference having them giving shout-outs or warnings.

                 

                This new feature seems like it will be really beneficial for the lone wolves in team games.  Anyone else as excited about this as me?

                 

                yes. It works really well too it makes a huge difference even if you're playing with a team, when i went hands on with ghosts it took me a few mins till i worked out it was the game giving call outs not someone on my team. I'm really looking forward to it will as it as you said make a huge difference to solo players.

                 

                I think it's a nice feature...

                 

                ... but...

                 

                ... each game seems to diminish the social aspect of COD.

                  • Re: New Call-out Feature
                    r8edtripx

                    rankismet wrote:

                     

                    maccabi wrote:

                     

                    WKMMS wrote:

                     

                    This is one of the things that I'm really excited about in Ghosts.  I run solo quite a lot of the time and most randoms I play with don't use their headsets and very few of the ones that do actually call out useful info on enemy locations or where they died etc.  When playing with friends it makes such a positive difference having them giving shout-outs or warnings.

                     

                    This new feature seems like it will be really beneficial for the lone wolves in team games.  Anyone else as excited about this as me?

                     

                    yes. It works really well too it makes a huge difference even if you're playing with a team, when i went hands on with ghosts it took me a few mins till i worked out it was the game giving call outs not someone on my team. I'm really looking forward to it will as it as you said make a huge difference to solo players.

                     

                    I think it's a nice feature...

                     

                    ... but...

                     

                    ... each game seems to diminish the social aspect of COD.

                    The douchebaggery of the general COD population diminishes the social aspect. Seriously, every once in a while I won't mute the lobby just to see if I'm pleasantly surprised, and to see if people aren't being jerk-offs to each other. ...mute button it is.

                     

                    I haven't looked into this feature yet, but I'm hoping it's a good thing.

                • Re: New Call-out Feature
                  iAmEFFeX

                  I think it's a cool feature, but I do have concerns. My main concern is that the game will know "more" than a regular player. For example, I might be hiding behind an object and shoot an opposing player. Now, that player may not actually know where the shot came from, so he wouldn't know what exactly to call out. However, the AI might say "He's in the yard behind the shed". That wouldn't be right.

                    • Re: New Call-out Feature
                      WKMMS

                      That is a reasonable concern.  My understanding is that it works on line of sight.  It will only call out something in the player's direct field of vision.  I think that will be equally beneficial and detrimental to everyone.  Besides it doesn't always matter if the enemy knows where you are, if you know they are likely to be coming your way, you're still the one at the advantage I believe. 

                        • Re: New Call-out Feature
                          iAmEFFeX

                          If it works on line of site that's reasonable. I am definitely interested in the feature either way, it's something different and should be helpful. I really don't play in parties so it should be beneficial for me personally.

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                          "Get off the shed!"

                        • Re: New Call-out Feature
                          dtuchpunk

                          It's something I can't judge without playing it. I hope it will help me and other lone wolfs to go better. But then the enemy's has it also.

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                            I wonder if dead silence will counter it. or takedown where the enemy will not call out your position if you use either perk or it is going to be a bit op in its own right. or at least I hope it is disabled in hardcore game modes.

                              • Re: New Call-out Feature
                                WKMMS

                                If it works off visual cues then I don't think DS will be a counter, takedown maybe, but I don't think it will be overpowered if its something that everyone gets the benefit of.  It could really change the dynamic of team games for the better.  I wonder if the call outs are only heard by people in a certain proximity to that player.  That would seem to make sense to me.  

                              • Re: New Call-out Feature
                                RenovaKunumaru

                                Built in target finder lol.

                                 

                                But seriously,

                                I think the feature will be a fine addition to both HC and Core gameplay.

                                • Re: New Call-out Feature
                                  Dr_QuiCKScOP3r

                                  I'm not so sure if I'm going to like it or not. It seems like a new feature made to help out the noobs. I'm a bit worried that it will give away your position even before your enemy realizes you're in there.

                                  • Re: New Call-out Feature
                                    MrAdaptability

                                    If it's been implemented well and isn't just going to tell us where an enemy is across the map that's camping inside an outhouse, then I will like the feature quite a lot. I'm curious how the stealth perks are going to effect this feature personally. If it's implemented well then it will be great in those lobbies that have a severe lack of mics.

                                    • Re: New Call-out Feature
                                      Izjar11

                                      It definitely will help everyone overall, I look forward to it.

                                      • Re: New Call-out Feature

                                        Well, in all honesty, we seem to see less and less full teams. I mean, my clan hardly ever gets on any more, so the amount of times I have to play solo or with a group of people I pick up in lobbies that I get along with and are good. So, this call out feature is a big plus in my opinion. It worked well in Medal of Honor Warfighter with the Sniper Class, and it didn't diminish teamwork and social play; so I don't see why it would here.

                                        • Re: New Call-out Feature
                                          r8edtripx

                                          WKMMS wrote:

                                           

                                          This is one of the things that I'm really excited about in Ghosts.  I run solo quite a lot of the time and most randoms I play with don't use their headsets and very few of the ones that do actually call out useful info on enemy locations or where they died etc.  When playing with friends it makes such a positive difference having them giving shout-outs or warnings.

                                           

                                          This new feature seems like it will be really beneficial for the lone wolves in team games.  Anyone else as excited about this as me?

                                          It seems I need to catch up. This is the first I've heard of this feature. Sounds like it could be cool, but, in reading some of these comments, I don't want my position yelled out automatically. I have no idea how this feature works yet, so I can't speak on it, but I'm going to go check it out now.