Game launch is near; what to expect next

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Game launch is near; what to expect next

As we get close to ship, some of the development team leadership from the design, art, animation, and other departments will be fanning out across the world to places as far away as London, Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Berlin to participate in worldwide launch events.



Others will be at home here in Santa Monica keeping a close eye on everything doing what they can to ensure a successful launch on 11.09.10.



A simultaneous worldwide launch is a big event with hundreds, if not thousands, of people across the globe involved.



Please know that just because you might hear from me or JD 2020 a little bit less from now til the middle of November doesn't mean we are not paying attention. Many people are paying attention. They just don't post on the forums.



This is how you can help:



1. Be rational and leave some of the emotion behind. Emotional and threat induced posts get you ignored, not honored. These forums will no doubt light up with over zealous individuals.



2. Be concise. Make your report. Explain what you did. Explain what happened. In game development, we look for "Repro Steps" to identify and fix issues. You want to clearly identify the fewest steps possible that if you repeat will cause the same exact results. Glitches and bug fixes can not be made and verified fixed if we do not have clear repro steps.



3. Have fun. It's just a video game. Every issue will be researched, evaluated, and if necessary, fixed. The live ops team is in place and ready to go to work. This team consistent of professional QA people, community members like yourself, in additional to engineering, IT, and operations experts. Let them do their jobs. Find ways to help them.



David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar



EDIT: Going to sticky this for 5 days it gets seen by a broad audience.
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Re: Game launch is near; what to expect next

Best of luck on the launch.
That's my opinion but it should be yours ;-),
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I'm looking forward to the split screen online play!
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Re: Game launch is near; what to expect next

these are the things i expect and think will be in CoD



1)I am someone who loves the single players on CoD games and i expect this one to be the best yet (It looks amazing)



2)Hopefully you have kept the zombie forumla but added atleast 3 or 4 big things since you have been working on it for 2 years (release a video already ! - Hopefully on the 31st )



3)Multiplayer to be balanced (I know a game cannot be completely fair and balanced but to some degree it has to be far better than Modern Warfare 2)



4) For you too look logically at the leaderboards and see clearly who has been hacking (It is so easy to notice... i.e. 153646463 kills to 3 deaths)





I think Black Ops will be great !
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Re: Game launch is near; what to expect next

i say this game will be a good launch
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Re: Game launch is near; what to expect next

good luck with the launch and you guys have done a good job with the media aspect so far because i have never been hyped for a video game before this one.
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Can't wait.
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Re: Game launch is near; what to expect next

I'll try to help. Good luck!
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It's gonna be a great game, thanks TR.
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Do my best Vahn, shall be hunting the net for glitches on day of launch then recording them in PM and put steps of them directly onto your doorstep for solving
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