How can Call of Duty be more mature

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How can Call of Duty be more mature

I started a very successful thread yesterday on the statement released by Activision on the threats made against developers. I asked for the community to take a step back and look strongly consider the way they post in an attempt to change how hateful this community can get sometimes. Already I'm noticing a big change in the attitude of this forum. Thank you all.

Inside that thread there is a very good conversation going. It seems mostly everyone on these boards is in agreement that Acitivision is bring about their own downfall due to an unintentional focus on a group of players, the younger players. I have to say that in just about every match I play there's at least one kid who's about the age of 10-14 years old.

This age group is very immature, they are the ones who abuse elements in the game, actively search for glitches and hacks, rage quit like it's a gamemode in itself. I personally don't think they should be able to play this game as they do more harm than good to the community. However, you can't just go banning people based on age. Instead you have to build a game that they won't neccessarily enjoy playing unless they're mature enough to understand it.

In what ways has Call of Duty attracted this demographic and in what ways can Call of Duty change itself to make the game more mature.

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

in reply to Ghamorra

they could pay attention to the reported players....which i dont beleive they do

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

in reply to create34

If you only knew how many reports they get on an hourly basis you would understand

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

in reply to Ghamorra

I think the damage is done already G', the franchise has become a victim of its own success.

The only thing that could deter the kids and the tweenies is if all the flashy elements that have been added since BO1 were removed.

If they also made trickshoting and quickscoping impossible and removed all the social networking elements and returned the game back to its roots as a pure FPS..

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

in reply to gambit1969

To answer your question, nothing can be done. It is not Activisions place to help weed out the kids, it is the parents job to teach their kids.

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

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I think if the game changed direction and exaggerated less elements such as weapon abilities or map designs I think we'd see a big change. Even the scorestreak abilities such as Lodestar earning Dogs which earns a SWARM. That combo on the right map can easily net you 30 kills.

I see more mature players focusing on the win rather than personal success. Note that I'm not limiting maturity to age. A mature player is a mature player regardless of age. I know 14-16 year old kids who are very mature in how they play.

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

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gambit1969 wrote:

I think the damage is done already G', the franchise has become a victim of its own success.

Gambit speaks the truth, they've already reached a level of popularity which they will not remove. They are a corporation and need to sell.

Unless Activision gives a new developer more control on how hard / less "kiddie" friendly this game will not change.

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

in reply to Izjar11

Activision should start working on a title that it highly mature, 90% realistic, and focused on a niche gamer community.

I'm curious as to what they can come up with.

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

in reply to Ghamorra

I think they already had it with COD4 and MW2, bleak bombed out maps, the focus was more on the shooting side of the game and the flashiest thing about it was the box it came in.

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Re: How can Call of Duty be more mature

in reply to gambit1969

I think it should go a step further than COD4, I want slightly bigger teams 10v10. With slightly bigger maps.

The reason for bigger teams is because I feel one person can dominate a match too much. You get two of those caliber players and it actually becomes boring for the team they're on. With a slightly bigger player size the games can balance themselves out. With the maps being bigger (I mean bigger than COD4 maps) you can start engaging in standoff shootouts, I don't think this has ever happened before.

I find games where there's a stalemate in the middle of the map to be fun. You know that any slip up can be huge so you take extra time. The intensity in those situations is enough to drive you to an early grave but at the same time it's fun.

That to me is maturity, an immature player would not be able to communicate with 10 people on a map that big in a situation that intense.

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